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Fathead Pizza Crust

Keto friendly pizza?! Yes please!! This awesome Fathead Pizza Crust gives us the gift of keto pizza! Coming in at only 1.4 g net carbs per slice, this low carb pizza crust is healthy, easy to make and can be ready in under 30 minutes!

Pepperoni Keto Pizza sliced into 8 wedges.

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This post was originally published on July 11, 2018 and has been updated with fresh content and images, though the recipes remains perfectly the same.

One thing I can’t live without is pizza. What actually encouraged me to try a low carb lifestyle was when I made a keto pizza for the very first time. I thought alright, if I can have pizza, I’ve got this is the bag. Nick and I couldn’t believe how delicious it was!

It’s been years since that first time. It took me a few months of pizza making to perfect this Fathead Pizza Crust recipe, and it is still the version I always make. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Why it’s awesome

  1. Super low in carbs. This keto pizza crust is made with a whole bunch of cheese and some almond flour, making each slice only 1.4 g net carbs!
  2. Fast and easy. You want a simple weeknight meal? You’ve got it! No need to knead and proof, knead and proof like wheat flour pizza. Just mix it, melt it, mix it again and then roll it out and bake it. That’s it!
  3. Tasty! This Fathead Pizza Crust is totally delicious. Add whatever toppings you want for a seriously tasty keto pizza!

Ingredients

Fathead Pizza Crust ingredients laid out and labelled.

Mozzarella – I prefer to shred my own mozzarella because some of the pre shredded mozzarella you can buy contains corn starch. Aka carbs.

Parmesan – You can use either freshly grated parmesan or the shelf stable type. In this recipe it is used for flavour rather than texture, so it doesn’t matter what you use to make your low carb pizza.

Spicy Spaghetti Seasoning – This seasoning is one of my most favourite blends of all time! It’s really easy to mix up, doesn’t require any weird herbs and it surprisingly tasty in baked goods like this Fathead Pizza Crust, Low Carb Biscuits and Keto Flatbread.

How to make a Fathead Pizza Crust

Heat the oven to 400°. In a heat safe mixing bowl combine the grated mozzarella with the almond flour, parmesan, sea salt and spicy spaghetti seasoning, then mix the ingredients together. Cut the cream cheese into smaller cubes and place on top of the other ingredients.

Bowl with almond flour, mozzarella and spices mixed together with cubed cream cheese on top.

Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir with a wooden spoon and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Mix the dough well with the wooden spoon, checking to make sure the cream cheese and mozzarella has fully melted. Mix in the egg and knead until it is fully incorporated.

Bowl of melted mozzarella/almond flour with a cracked egg.
Fathead Pizza Crust dough all ready to be shaped.

Place the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Place a second piece of parchment or wax paper over top and roll out the dough to form a circle (or whatever shape you desire). Prick the dough with a fork all over to ensure even baking.

Pizza pan with the Fathead Pizza Crust, ready to be baked.

Slide the parchment right onto a baking sheet or pizza pan and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the edge of the keto pizza crust has turned golden brown.

Remove the fathead pizza crust from the oven and flip it over so that the bottom is now the top.

Baked Fathead Pizza Crust next to dishes with pizza sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni.

Decorate with Sugar Free Pizza Sauce, cheese and your toppings of choice.

keto pizza all ready to be baked.

Place the pizza back in the oven until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.

keto pizza fresh from the oven.

Slice into 8 and serve hot!

Pepperoni keto pizza sliced into 8.

Expert Tips

  1. If the cheese hasn’t fully melted, continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until it has, before kneading in the egg.
  2. Do you find your parchment paper slides around too much? Try using a non stick baking mat! It will stick to your work station and then you can just slide the whole mat onto a baking sheet to bake your keto pizza crust.
  3. Need a quick, cost effective pizza sauce recipe? All you’ll need to make this Sugar Free Pizza Sauce is tomato paste, some dried herbs and water!
  4. How about a pepperoni stuffed crust pizza?! Slice a pepperoni stick lengthwise into quarters; you only need one for the whole pizza. Roll out your dough a little further than you normally would, place the pepperoni along the edge of the crust and then fold the dough over it. Bake as per recipe instructions and enjoy stuffed crust goodness!
  5. How about a tasty dip for that Fathead Pizza Crust?! I love mine with this Low Carb Ranch Dressing or Creamy Caesar Dressing.
  6. Have leftovers? This low carb pizza can either be reheated in the oven, microwave or enjoyed cold right from the fridge!
Keto pepperoni pizza sliced into 8.

Here are some Keto Pizza recipes you might like:

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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

Keto friendly pizza?! Yes please!! This awesome Fathead Pizza Crust gives us the gift of keto pizza! Coming in at only 1.4 g net carbs per slice, this low carb pizza crust is healthy, easy to make and can be ready in under 30 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 pizza
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 400°. In a heat safe mixing bowl combine the grated mozzarella with the almond flour, parmesan, sea salt and spicy spaghetti seasoning, then mix the ingredients together. Cut the cream cheese into smaller cubes and place on top of the other ingredients.
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir with a wooden spoon and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Mix the dough well with the wooden spoon, checking to make sure the cream cheese and mozzarella has fully melted. Mix in the egg and knead until it is fully incorporated.
  • Place the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Place a second piece of parchment or wax paper over top and roll out the dough to form a circle (or whatever shape you desire). Prick the dough with a fork all over to ensure even baking. Slide the parchment right onto a baking sheet or pizza pan and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the edge of the keto pizza crust has turned golden brown.
  • Remove the fathead pizza crust from the oven and flip it over so that the bottom is now the top. Decorate with Sugar Free Pizza Sauce, cheese and toppings, and put back in the oven until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes. Slice into 8 and serve hot!

Notes

 

  1. Mozzarella– I prefer to shred my own mozzarella because some of the pre shredded mozzarella you can buy contains corn starch. Aka carbs.
  2. Parmesan– You can use either freshly grated parmesan or the shelf stable type. In this recipe it is used for flavour rather than texture, so it doesn’t matter what you use to make your low carb pizza.
  3. If the cheese hasn’t fully melted, continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until it has, before kneading in the egg.
  4. Do you find your parchment paper slides around too much?Try using a non stick baking mat! It will stick to your work station and then you can just slide the whole mat onto a baking sheet to bake your keto pizza crust.
  5. Need a quick, cost effective pizza sauce recipe? All you’ll need to make this Sugar Free Pizza Sauce is tomato paste, some dried herbs and water! 
  6. How about a pepperoni stuffed crust pizza?! Slice a pepperoni stick lengthwise into quarters; you only need one for the whole pizza. Roll out your dough a little further than you normally would, place the pepperoni along the edge of the crust and then fold the dough over it. Bake as per recipe instructions and enjoy stuffed crust goodness!
  7. How about a tasty dip for that Fathead Pizza Crust?! I love mine with this Low Carb Ranch Dressing or Creamy Caesar Dressing.
 

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 12.3g | Sodium: 342mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Net Carbs: 1.4g
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40 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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!

  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 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!

  10. 5 stars
    Yeahhhh keto pizza! Pizza is something I sincerely MISS since going keto. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. 5 stars
    I am so making this. I love pizza but like to go low carb!! This pizza crust looks easy and delicious!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 5 stars
    This looks so yummy! I’ve never made my own pizza crust before!

  15. 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!

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