Have you ever tried low carb keto Fathead pizza crust? You guys, it’s unbelievably similar to “real” pizza dough made with wheat! When you try this fathead pizza recipe, I challenge you to notice that it’s gluten-free and keto pizza. You can barely tell! It even has that chewy quality that’s so difficult to achieve with low carb baked goods. I have to admit, I was pretty excited the first time I tried this low carb pizza.
An EASY low carb keto Fathead pizza crust recipe with coconut flour OR almond flour. Just 4 INGREDIENTS! Fathead pizza is the ultimate keto pizza - crispy, chewy, and ready in 20 minutes. SAVE PIN RATE RECIPE JUMP TO RECIP HOW MANY CARBS IN FATHEAD PIZZA?
The nutrition info varies a little depending on which flour is used, but is pretty similar:
Fathead pizza with almond flour: 144 calories | 12g fat | 3g total carbs | 2g net carbs | 8g protein
Fathead pizza with coconut flour: 117 calories | 8g fat | 4g total carbs | 2g net carbs | 7g protein
HOW TO MAKE FATHEAD PIZZA WITH COCONUT FLOUR OR ALMOND FLOUR
Whether you make it with almond flour or coconut flour, the process for how to make fathead pizza is very similar. There are 3 basic steps:
Melt the cheeses together. You can melt the mozzarella and cream cheese together in the microwave, or a double boiler on the stove.
Form the dough with the flour and egg. It’s important for the fathead pizza dough to be uniform. You can use a food processor, which I find easiest, or knead with your hands and squeeze through your fingers until it’s uniform.
Bake the fathead pizza. Once you have the dough, roll it out or form it into a crust, and bake. If the dough is too sticky, check the tips below on how to deal with this. Bake for about 20 minutes at 400, after it's done put your toppings on and cook for another 5 minutes. I like to put the broiler on for a few minutes just to quickly cook the toppings.
Fathead pizza recipe with almond flour: 3/4 cup almond flour, 1 1/2 cup mozzarella, 2 tbsp cream cheese, 1 egg
Fathead pizza recipe with coconut flour: 1/3 cup coconut flour, 1 1/2 cup mozzarella, 2 tbsp cream cheese, 2 eggs
The difference is in the amount of flour and eggs.
I’ve also tried making this keto pizza crust with flax seed meal, and that works too. It’s a great option for people with allergies!
TRICKS TO MAKING KETO PIZZA DOUGH PERFECTLY
KNEADING THE FATHEAD PIZZA DOUGH
Kneading with your hands is the trick to making Fathead pizza dough blend well in the third step of the recipe. Especially when working with coconut flour, the mixture dries and solidifies quickly.
Just keep using your hands to squeeze and knead until the dough is uniform. You can always reheat a little to soften the cheese again, but don’t overdo it, to avoid cooking the eggs.
DEALING WITH STICKY FATHEAD DOUGH
If all else fails and the dough is too sticky for you, there are three tricks that can help:
Chilling the dough in the fridge will work wonders to make it more manageable. A good amount of chill time is 20 to 30 minutes.
Use oiled hands to work with the fathead dough. This will help avoid sticking to your fingers.
If the cheese solidifies too quickly, you may need to reheat a little to soften it, then try kneading again.
OVEN TIME FOR FATHEAD PIZZA CRUST
The oven time for this Fathead pizza crust will vary depending on how thinly you roll (or spread) it out. I did find that it cooks a bit more quickly than the original.
I like my low carb pizza crust very thin, so it only took about eight minutes for mine, but you can adjust the thickness to your liking. Just watch it in the oven, and poke more holes in the top if it starts to bubble up.
TOPPING IDEAS FOR FATHEAD PIZZA
You can use almost any kind of toppings for fathead pizza! Most pizza toppings are naturally low carb, since they are mostly meat and veggies. But, watch for ones higher in sugar, like pineapple.
Here are some common favorite fathead pizza toppings:
CAN YOU MAKE THIS FATHEAD PIZZA RECIPE AHEAD?
Yes, you can prepare this fathead pizza recipe ahead of time. Here are the ways to do it:
Make the ball of fathead pizza dough ahead. You can store the prepared dough in the fridge for up to a week, until you are ready to use it.
Bake the crust ahead. You can refrigerate it for up to a week. Add toppings and bake whenever you’re ready.
Freeze fathead pizza crust or dough. See options for that below!
CAN FATHEAD PIZZA DOUGH BE FROZEN?
Yes, you can freeze keto fathead pizza! There are two options:
Make the dough, form a ball, wrap tightly in plastic, and freeze it. When you want to use it, let it thaw completely and then roll out as needed. You’ll have to bake the crust before adding toppings and baking again.
Pre-bake the keto fathead pizza crust. I prefer this option for convenience – no thawing needed! Bake the crust as directed, wrap it, and store in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy the pizza, simply add sauce and toppings to the frozen crust, and bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees, until hot.