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