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Fathead Pizza Crust

You’ll love this Fathead Pizza Crust whether you’re eating low carb or not!

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Fathead pizza crust holds it shape when held up.

Originally created by Keto Dad, this low carb Fathead Pizza Crust has blown up all over the low carb community for one very obvious reason: it’s absolutely delicious. There are a ton of different variations now, and after making countless pizzas here is my take on Fathead Pizza Crust!

One thing I can’t live without is pizza. What actually encouraged me to try a low carb lifestyle was when I saw a recipe for Fathead Pizza Crust! I thought alright, if I can have pizza, I’ve got this is the bag. My husband and I were super surprised when not only did it turn out to be delicious, but it was super quick and easy to make!

Since that first try I’ve made this pizza dozens of times, tweaking here and there, and now finally have my favourite variation to share with you! I hope you love this too!

Pepperoni and feta fathead pizza.

Stuffed Pizza Crust

Do you love stuffed crust? Try adding pepperoni sticks into the crust like this epic pepperoni stuffed pepperoni and feta pizza!

All you do is roll the dough out a bit further than you want and then add some pepperoni sticks.

Slice a pepperoni stick lengthwise into quarters; you only need one for the whole pizza. After you’ve rolled out your dough you can add the pepperoni sticks to the outer edge of the crust and roll the excess dough gently around the sticks. Bake as per recipe instructions.

Stuffed crust goodness!!!

Grabbing a slice of pizza, mozzarella cheese is all stringy and melty.

How to make fathead dough

The dough making is a very quick process so have all of your tools ready and the oven pre heated.

Mix the flour, mozzarella, parmesan, salt and spicy spaghetti together in a microwave safe bowl. Add the cream cheese cubes to the top and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir well then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Mix in the egg and knead until it is fully incorporated.

Place dough onto a non stick baking mat or parchment. Using a non stick rolling pin (or a regular rolling pin with a second piece of parchment on top of the dough) roll out the dough to form a circle (or whatever shape you desire). Prick the dough with a fork all over the entire crust to ensure even baking.

Slide the parchment with the dough onto a baking sheet or pizza pan and bake at 400° for 10 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown.

Remove from the oven and flip the crust over so that the bottom is now the top. Decorate with sauce, cheese and toppings, and put back in the oven until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes. Serve hot!

If you top with meat, ensure it is fully cooked before adding to the pizza! 7 minutes is not long enough to cook meat in the oven.

How to make fathead pizza crust - process collage.

Is almond flour good for keto?

Almond flour is great for the keto diet. Not only is it crazy low in carbs, almond flour is also packed with protein, healthy fats and countless nutrients!

The trouble with using different flours like almond flour or coconut flour? They can’t just replace wheat flour in recipes. You’ll need to play around with extra rising agents like baking powder and eggs which can be a bit of a headache.

I feel as though the good outweighs the bad when it comes to almond flour, and there are lots of low carb and keto recipes out there that use almond four!

Fathead pizza crust nutrition facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  

 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.

If sliced into 8, each piece without topping would have:

Calories: 150  Net Carbs: 1.4  Protein: 8.2  Fat: 12.3

Pepperoni and feta fathead pizza.

Is pizza low carb?

Nope, regular pizza is far from low carb because of the wheat flour crust.

The crust in this recipe is made from almond flour, cheese, egg and spices which makes this fathead pizza crust low carb!

High fives all around!

Low carb pizza toppings

My favourite way to top a Fathead Pizza Crust would be to load it with pizza sauce and thick sliced pepperoni! Perhaps some huge chunks of bacon, maybe even some feta cheese!

There are so many toppings to choose from!

I love bbq chicken pizza. I bake the chicken with my Low Carb BBQ Sauce then add spinach, bacon and feta.

Got leftover Ribs? You’ve gotta try this Leftover Rib Pizza! It’s loaded with leftover rib meat, shallots, tomato and feta.

How about a pesto chicken pizza? Covered with bacon and shallots, this pizza is dreamy.

Then there’s a taco pizza. Crammed with taco goodness, this is one of my favourites!

Four flavours of fathead pizza: bbq chicken, leftover rib, pesto chicken and taco.

Low carb pizza sauce

If you didn’t know, pizza sauce is commonly found with sugar in it’s ingredient list. That is because sugar helps to combat the tomato’s acidity.

Being aware of this, we need to be really careful when purchasing pizza sauce. If I buy sauce I always go for Rao’s pizza sauce, which is very low in carbs, and is commonly found on grocery store shelves.

Honestly I usually just make my own Sugar Free Pizza Sauce. It’s super fast and easy!

Looking for more low carb? Check out these next:

Instant Pot Chili -Fully Loaded Deliciousness

Instant Pot Low Carb Chili.

Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Bites.

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This Fathead Pizza Crust will be your next best friend. It's low carb, acts like pizza and tastes LIKE PIZZA!

Fathead Pizza Crust

This Fathead Pizza Crust will be your next best friend. It’s low carb, acts like pizza and tastes LIKE PIZZA! 
5 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 1 pizza
Author: Aleta



Equipment Needed


  • Heat oven to 400°. In a medium microwave safe bowl combine the flour, salt, spicy spaghetti seasoning, mozzarella and parmesan. Once mixed, add the cream cheese cubes and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir well then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, add the egg and knead dough until the egg has been completely incorporated. 
  • Turn onto a piece of parchment paper or a non stick baking mat. Using a non stick rolling pin (or a regular rolling pin with a second piece of parchment on top of the dough to prevent sticking) roll the dough out into the desired shape. Prick the dough all over with a fork to ensure even baking.
  • Slide the parchment with the dough on top onto the pizza pan (or baking sheet) and bake for 10 minutes, until the edges have begun to brown. Remove from the oven, flip the crust over so that the bottom is now the top.
  • Decorate with sauce, cheese and toppings, and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Cut into 8 slices and serve hot! Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 1.4 g net carbs per slice.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 12.3g | Sodium: 342mg | Fiber: 1.1g


  1. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this recipe! Pizza crust is sooo addicting but I am desperately trying to cut back on my bread. This looks delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks so yummy! I’ve never made my own pizza crust before!

  3. 5 stars
    This is something I’d enjoy on Friday night with a glass of vino….though, totally craving right now for lunch – looks amazing!

  4. 5 stars
    For me, the best part of the pizza is the crust. I always ask hubby to save his for me!! I need to give this a try….it sounds like it would be amazing…and so delicious.

  5. 5 stars
    I am so making this. I love pizza but like to go low carb!! This pizza crust looks easy and delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    Yeahhhh keto pizza! Pizza is something I sincerely MISS since going keto. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. 5 stars
    I am a big pizza fan! While I don’t do keto or low carb, I do try to limit the amount of white flour that I eat, and I am always looking for ways to add more protein to my meals. We will be trying this next pizza night!

  8. 5 stars
    I have never heard of fathead pizza crust but it looks and sounds great if you eat low carb!! Your photos are GORGEOUS by the way!

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve never made fathead pizza before, but after reading through your detailed directions – plus knowing that you’ve made this countless times and tweaked it until it’s perfect – I have so much confidence that it’ll turn out awesome! Thanks for the great post and helpful info!

  10. 5 stars
    I cannot live without pizza but the base is always a killer when it comes to carb! I’m going to try this, it looks so good and hey more cheese is a winner as far as I’m concerned 😉

  11. Marisa Franca

    5 stars
    If it’s pizza I know we’ll love it. Crust is so very important to the pizza – I’ve never thought about using almond flour. But lower in carbs but higher in protein and nutrition have me jumping on the bandwagon for the pizza crust.

  12. I’ve never heard of fathead crust before. I’m so intrigued by it and love that it’s a gluten free crust that looks really easy to make! I’m going to try it! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  13. 5 stars
    This is a recipe that I would love to try! My kids and I eat gluten free, so I am always trialling GF pizza recipes.

  14. 5 stars
    I have been seeing fathead pizzas a lot lately and was curious about what they are about and it looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  15. 5 stars
    Keto has been one of the most effective diets I’ve tried but it’s pretty tricky to stick with it for an extended period of time. I’ve decided to get back on track with it especially since the holidays are around the corner so I’m looking to expand my recipe box. This pizza is now on the top of my list to make…it is amazing! I can only imagine how delicious it must be too!

  16. Have you tried this with any other low carb/lower carb flours? I’m on a search for a great low carb pizza crust, but my son goes to a nut-free preschool and I only cook dinners that generate leftovers that he can bring for lunch the next day.

  17. 5 stars
    Low carb pizza crust – just up my street! I love how quick and easy it is to make and it sounds so delicious. My husband would love some pepperoni in the crust. – I think he would eat the whole thing himself!

  18. 5 stars
    Thank you! I have tried many variations of Fathead Pizza dough. Your recipe is my favorite. My husband and kiddos enjoy it too. The only variation was that I have to cook it a bit longer than your suggestion, but I am sure that is just the differences in ovens. Delicious!

    • Hey Monica thanks so much for commenting! I appreciate the heads up that it took a bit longer to cook in your oven, perhaps mine runs a bit hotter than yours.. I am so glad your family enjoyed the pizza, my family loves it too!

  19. 5 stars
    Brilliant!! I was fiendish for pizza tonight after 10 days on Keto, when I found your recipe. I had all of the ingredients on hand, and made a veggie version with tomatoes, onions, green olives, garlic and feta. Absolutely delish! Thank you so much!

    • Yay!! I am so happy you enjoyed it!! Your veggies version sounds delicious, I’ll have to try that for sure! Thanks for comment Angie 🙂

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