Fathead Keto Pizza Recipe

This super easy, low carb pizza recipe is for all those pizza lovers out there who maintain a keto diet! The pizza crust is made with only 5 ingredients and can range from 2-3g of net carbs per slice depending on the toppings you choose! If you are someone who likes lots of veggies on your pizza, just know you may be looking at 4g of net carbs per slice, which is totally worth it if you can fit it into your macros for the day!

Most people who have been on keto for a while, or even just a couple weeks, know that feeling when one of their friends, family members, or coworkers orders that takeout pizza from your favorite pizza place, and the smell of it haunts you for the rest of the day. Meanwhile, you have to force yourself to enjoy those keto meat and cheese rollups and a handful of almonds for lunch. Well not anymore! I have created the perfect low carb recipe to satisfy every pizza craving you’ve ever had while pursing a keto lifestyle!

What is Fathead Dough?

In this pizza recipe, I use fathead dough as the pizza crust. Fathead dough is a super quick and easy low carb dough made from scratch, using only 5 ingredients! It is a very diverse dough and can be made into many other things besides pizza!

Things to remember when using fathead dough:
  • When microwaving the cheese mixture for the dough, make sure to microwave in 30 second increments and stir in between to ensure everything melts properly.
  • When mixing the dough, understand that this is a very sticky dough and that there is nothing wrong with that.
  • After preparing your dough, place it in the refrigerator for about 5-10 minutes to help it be a little less sticky when forming the crust.
  • Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray before dealing with the dough, as it helps to make it less sticky and easier to work with.

Almond Flour vs. Coconut Flour:

This recipe can be made with either coconut flour or almond flour. Personally, I can’t tell any kind of difference between the two, but I have included a recipe for both flours due to the fact that some people have allergies or just a personal preference.

Great Sauce Options:

The great thing about pizza is that you can put a little bit of your own twist into it and use different sauces to make your pizza flavor stand out! I have included a list of great sauce options below that could turn your pizza into something amazing!

Pizza Toppings:

I’ve created a list of a few keto approved toppings, which are favorites of my family.

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Sausage
  • Peperoni
  • Ham
  • Bacon
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Peppers

Almond Flour Pizza Crust Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbs Cream Cheese (cut into pieces)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)

Coconut Flour Pizza Crust Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbs Cream Cheese (cut into pieces)
  • 2 Eggs (beaten)

Seasonings:

For those of you who are wondering what happened to the 5th ingredient, well here it is! I decided to make a whole category on this because seasonings are so essential in creating the pizza that you were going for! For me, I don’t measure out any of the seasonings. I just do a couple dashes of some seasonings listed below. Any seasonings that you choose should be added in the dough at any point in the mixing process.

Additional Ingredients:

The additional ingredients that are not listed in the recipes above but are listed in the instructions below are just the sauce, cheese, toppings, and extra seasonings. All of those ingredients are just based on personal preference regarding the type and amount.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Combine the shredded mozzarella cheese and the cubed cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Microwave the cheese blend for 90 seconds, but break it into three 30 second intervals, mixing with spoon in-between each one.
  5. Mix in the beaten egg/eggs, flour, and the seasonings of your choice and mix with spoon until everything is slightly combined.
  6. Begin to hand kneed the dough until everything is combined very well. (check out the tips towards the beginning of this post to see some tips and tricks if your dough is sticky)
  7. Spread the dough out on a baking sheet or pizza pan lined with parchment paper to about 1/3″ to 1/4″ thickness using your hands or a rolling pin with a piece of parchment paper between the dough and the rolling pin.
  8. Form a small crust by slightly pulling up and rolling on the edges of the dough. (this step is optional, a crust is not necessary)
  9. Poke lots of tiny holes with a toothpick or fork in the dough to prevent any bubbling in the crust.
  10. Bake the crust for 6 minutes, take it out and poke more hols where you see any bubbles forming in the crust and then put it back in the oven for 4-6 more minutes, periodically checking it until it is a light golden brown color.
  11. Take the pizza crust out and top it with the sauce, shredded cheese, toppings and any extra seasonings of your choice and return it back to the oven for about 8-10 more minutes, until the cheese is slightly browning on top.
  12. Remove from oven, let cool, slice the pizza into 8 pieces, serve, and enjoy!
Nutritional Information for Pizza Crust:

Note: This nutritional information is for the crust only, and does not account for the sauce, cheese, and other toppings.

Serving size: 1/8 of the pizza

Calories: 117
Fat: 8g
Protein: 7g
Carbs: 4g
Fiber: 2g
Net Carbs: 2g
Sugar: 1g

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