After a recent trip to a local craft beer brewery, I was inspired to try a Keto Fathead Crust out on my own. Being that I’m already a huge fan of the Fathead dough, I wanted to take that same recipe and apply it to my ever-evolving Ketogenic diet. After my first attempt, I decided to add a layer of butter with cinnamon, nutmeg, and nutmeg, because they are my favorite.

Here’s one of the ways you can make a Keto Fathead Crust for a ketogenic diet. Usually, when you make a Keto Fathead Crust, you need to give it a double cook, so you can have a set time for the crust to cook. However, you can make the Keto Fathead Crust in only 20 minutes, by baking the crust in the oven just like you would a normal crust for a pie. It gets a little bit crunchier and turns out wonderfully.

When reading this recipe, you’ll notice that the instructions are very straightforward, and that the ingredients are very easy to find. There are two major components that make up this keto fathead crust recipe: the almond flour and the cream cheese. This recipe will provide you with enough ingredients to make two keto fathead crusts. Enjoy.. Read more about fathead dough and let us know what you think.

With fathead dough, learn how to create the most delicious, crispy, and cheesy keto pizza crust. When individuals begin a ketogenic or low-carb diet, one of the first things they seek for is a substitute for some of their favorite meals. Pizza is a popular dish among many people, and with good reason. Use this recipe plus the video included in the package to create keto pizza.

In 20 Minutes or Less, Make Easy Keto Pizza!

It’s essential to keep speed in mind while looking for a low-carb pizza substitute. One of the reasons pizza is so popular is that you can order one and have it ready in under 30 minutes. This was an essential aspect for us to consider while developing this recipe. This simple keto pizza will be ready in less time than ordering pizza from a delivery service.

Is Pizza a Keto Food?

Pizza, unsurprisingly, is one of the worst meals you can consume for your health. It’s not just high in carbohydrates, so it’s not keto-friendly, but it’s also high in harmful fats from low-quality dairy. What makes our favorite meals taste so delicious is the traditional mix of fats and carbohydrates. We’re going to swap out the doughy, high-carb crust with something called fathead dough!

How to Make a Pizza Crust for a Fathead

You may be wondering, “What is a fathead pizza crust?” before we get started. It’s a low-carb alternative to the traditional high-carb pizza dough, made with only a few basic ingredients. Many keto recipes call for Fathead pizza dough to substitute high-carb doughs. It’s a versatile component that you should learn about if you want to stick to a keto diet for a long time.

Ingredients for Keto Fathead Pizza Dough

  • Cheese Mozzarella
  • creme fraiche
  • Flour from Almonds
  • Egg
  • Baking soda and powder
  • Spices and herbs (optional)

bowls of all the required ingredients

In the microwave, make Fathead Dough

You may create a fathead pizza in a variety of methods, but the simplest is to use a microwave to bring the dough together. If you don’t have access to a microwave, a double boiler may be used to gradually bring the ingredients up to temperature. Both methods will work; the microwave is just a faster alternative.

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To begin, combine the cream cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. I prefer to melt the cheese in the microwave for approximately 90 seconds on medium power, but you may alternatively melt it on high power in 15 second spurts. Once it’s melted a bit, mix in the cream cheese until it’s completely combined. If it still won’t mix, heat it up a little more and keep mixing until it’s completely combined.

After that, we may add the other components. Combine the egg, almond flour, baking powder, and herbs and spices in a large mixing bowl. Mix everything together until it’s perfectly smooth. To the touch, the mixture will be sticky.

Note: If the mixture is too hot when the egg is added, the egg will cook and the dough will be ruined.

Preheat the oven to 350°F and roll out the pizza crust.

Because the dough is sticky, you’ll need parchment paper to roll it out correctly. I prefer to use two sheets of parchment paper, which I lightly oil with nonstick spray. This prevents the dough from sticking together.

You may roll the crust to whatever thickness you like, but I suggest keeping it thin. Your crust will be crispier if you make it thinner. Allow for a little extra thickness at the edges. This allows the fathead pizza to be cooked twice without scorching the dough on the outside that isn’t coated with toppings.

Because this is a big recipe, you may make one giant keto pizza or a number of smaller keto pizzas. We like creating individual keto pizzas so that everyone can choose their own toppings!

The Best Keto Pizza is Double-Baked.

For the greatest results, a fathead pizza dough should be cooked twice. The crust is cooked for the first time without any toppings. This is comparable to how a pie crust would be made. After approximately 10 minutes, when the crust is beautifully browned in certain places, add the toppings and bake until they are warm and melted (about 4-8 more minutes).

We make a low carb pizza twice since the dough takes much longer to bake than the toppings. If you don’t let the crust alone in the oven for a while, the middle will not cook correctly.

pizza fully sliced but still together for serving

Toppings for Keto Pizza

There are just a handful typical things you should avoid when it comes to keto pizza toppings. Almost all of the traditional toppings are keto-friendly. Let’s start with sauces, since they’re a key component of a delicious low-carb pizza.

Options for Keto Pizza Sauce

Sauces with no added sugar

Pizza sauce will include some sugar, but you should seek for a brand that does not use refined sugar in their formula. Tomatoes have naturally occurring sugar, so anticipate 3-4 grams of carbohydrates per 1/4 cup serving of tomato sauce. Some of the sweeter marinara sauces will include a lot of sugar, up to 15 grams per serving.

Note: If you like sweet sauce, one of the tomato sauce choices above may be sweetened using a keto-friendly calorie sweetener!

Sauce with pesto

This is our favorite choice since a little quantity of a very excellent pesto sauce is all it takes to elevate your low carb pizza dough. Pestos are also a wonderful way to include healthy fats in your keto meals. Just keep an eye out for low-quality vegetable and seed oils in these products. You’ll have to spend a little more for olive oil-based pesto sauces, but they’re available at most supermarket shops.

Pesto comes in a variety of forms and sizes. If you’re looking for a genuine Italian taste, I think basil pesto is the finest pizza topping.

You may also use an alfredo sauce for the foundation of your pizza, but finding one without processed vegetable oils might be tricky.

Toppings for Low-Carb Pizza

When it comes to topping your keto pizza crust, the one thing you should avoid is pineapple. With the exception of pineapple, almost every other pizza topping may be eaten on a ketogenic diet.

  • Pepperoni
  • Bacon
  • Salami
  • Chicken
  • Sausage
  • Onion
  • Pepper (bell) 
  • Pepper Jalapeno
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Cheese
  • Anchovies

Because the toppings are only on a fathead pizza for a few minutes while it’s in the oven, some of them may need to be cooked beforehand. Prior to adding mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers on my fathead pizza dough, I would sauté them.

Pizza Made With Coconut Flour on a Keto Diet

Some individuals follow a nut-free ketogenic diet, while others just choose to eat fewer nuts. If you fall into any of these categories, you may try replacing the almond flour in this fathead pizza recipe with coconut flour instead.

Almond flour is the best option for making this low-carb pizza. It’s more flavorful, simpler to work with, and produces a crispier crust. The crust will be more bread-like if you use coconut flour. The keto pizza crust will have a little coconut flavor, which some people don’t enjoy.

Recipe for Fathead Pizza using Almond Flour:

  • a third cup of almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • cream cheese, 2 tbsp
  • 1 egg

Recipe for fathead pizza made with coconut flour:

  • 1/3 cup flour made from coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • cream cheese, 2 tbsp
  • 2 eggs

As you can see, you’ll need a lot less coconut flour than almond flour in this recipe. This is due to the fact that coconut flour absorbs water considerably better than almond flour. If you use too much coconut flour, the dough will become very tough, which may be an issue. It’s recommended to gradually incorporate the coconut flour into the keto pizza dough to avoid overdoing it.

Making the Perfect Keto Pizza Crust: Tips and Tricks

How to Handle Sticky Fathead Dough

When preparing keto dishes using fathead dough, this is a frequent issue. Fortunately, there is a simple solution! If you keep having this issue when making pizza, here are a few measures you may do.

  • Refrigerate the dough for 10 to 20 minutes to make it easier to deal with. Allowing the dough to cool just below room temperature will make it simpler to shape into a pizza crust.
  • If you’re having trouble working with the dough, rub some olive oil onto your hands and the dough will no longer cling to your hands. This may seem absurd, but trust me when I say that it works!
  • Using parchment paper will make rolling out the dough into the form of a pizza crust much simpler. The dough may be so sticky that it will cling to the parchment paper. If this is the case, just gently grease the paper.

In most instances, this problem may be resolved by chilling the dough for 15 minutes and then rolling it out on greased paper. Before you go on to more extreme measures, try that first.

off center pizza on a table cloth

Control the Time and Temperature in Your Oven

When it comes to fathead pizza crust, the step that separates the amateurs from the professionals is optimizing your oven time and temperature. You should familiarize yourself with your oven and determine if it runs hot, chilly, or just right.

To produce a nice crisp, the crust must be cooked the first time at a reasonably high temperature. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it and remove it when it begins to turn brown. When you bake it the second time with the toppings on it, the crust will not become much more browned or crisped, so don’t be scared to keep it in for as long as it needs to get crispy.

Use a Pizza Stone or a Cast Iron Pan to make your pizza.

You may cook your pizza on a pizza stone or on a cast iron pan. These assist to keep the heat in the crust and make it crispier. When utilizing these tools, make sure they’re in the oven while it’s heating up. This will acclimate them to the ambient temperature. Then, instead of using a baking sheet that is at room temperature and will take several minutes to heat up, you’ll use an already heated pan for your pizza crust preparation.

This is a wonderful perk, but it isn’t required for a delicious pizza.

preheating oven with a pizza stone inside

What Are the Carbs in Keto Pizza?

The amount of net carbohydrates in each slice may vary depending on the sauce and toppings you choose, however the pizza dough recipe has just 2 grams per slice! If you make this recipe using coconut flour, the net carbohydrates are around the same at 2 grams per slice. While 2 grams of net carbohydrates for a piece of pizza is very low, we also have a ZERO CARB Chicken Crust Pizza recipe that you may try. This pizza is much better than the chicken crust pizza!

We make it simple for you by entering the majority of our recipes into MyFitness Pal. Read some of our previous articles to learn more about monitoring macros for a keto diet and how to calculate your keto macros.

Is it Possible to Prepare Keto Pizza Dough Ahead of Time?

Yes, this is a dish that can be prepared ahead of time. There are a several options for doing this, but the ideal one is to bake the crusts for 10 minutes and then store them par-baked.

  1. Make the dough ball and cover it in plastic wrap to keep in the fridge. If you want to make your keto pizza in the next day or two, this is an excellent choice. If you need to keep it for longer, go on to the next storage technique.
  2. Bake the crust and keep it refrigerated or frozen. This is the most efficient way for preparing ahead of time. Make a large quantity of this low-carb dough, spread it out into pizza circles, and bake for 10 minutes. Stop immediately before adding the toppings and finish the pizza in the oven. Wrap in plastic wrap and keep refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to a month.

It’s convenient to have these crusts ready to go on evenings when you’re very busy and don’t have time to prepare a fresh dinner. We always keep a few of crusts on hand for quick keto pizza on any given weeknight.

Is Keto Pizza Available in Stores?

You may be shocked to learn that there are low-carb choices available in the grocery shop. There are a few other choices, but Realgood Foods Pizzas is the one you’ll see the most. There are two low-carb and keto-friendly choices available.

  1. Chicken Crust Pizza from Realgood Foods
  2. Cauliflower Pizza from Realgood Foods

Blaze Pizza, a quick casual food company, has just begun offering a low carb pizza option! Cauliflower and cheese make up the majority of the crust. You can find a complete review of the blazing keto pizza in our blog article and video. It’s really very delicious and well worth a try if one is available in your region. We’re always excited to see new keto alternatives emerge, and this one is no exception.

cauliflower pizza by realgood foods

Pizza Recipes with Low Carbs

You’ll want to try a variety of different pizza recipes as part of your keto diet. While this is one of our most popular recipes, many people write to tell us how much they like other ones, so you never know which one will be your favorite until you try it.

  • Zero Carb Chicken Crust Pizza – This is a fan favorite since it has the lowest carb content of any pizza I’ve ever seen. We like that the crust has a little amount of cheese in it so that you may top the pizza with more cheese.
  • Deep Dish Pizza — If you like Chicago-style pizza, you’ll love this. We use a cast iron skillet to cram as many toppings as possible into the pan. Make a small pizza for yourself or a big one for the entire family.

We also have a few more excellent keto dishes that are based on this fathead recipe. You are welcome to prepare a large quantity of it and try a couple of these recipes.

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Recipe for Fathead Keto Pizza

Many people’s first keto dish is this one, and they keep going back to it. A fathead crust keto pizza is a dish you’ll want to master!

20-minute total time

1 pizza per person

1244 calories per serving

Time to prepare: 5 minutes

15 minutes to prepare


Crust of the Fathead

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine mozzarella and cream cheese and heat for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and combine. Microwave for another 30 seconds, then stir one more.

  • Toss the melted mixture with the almond flour, baking powder, egg, and any herbs and spices. With a fork, mix all of the ingredients until they are well combined and begin to cool. Then, using your hands, knead the dough into a pizza crust and place it on a nonstick pan. (We prefer to cover the crust with parchment paper and roll it out with a rolling pin.) It’s difficult to form by hand.)

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with preferred toppings, and bake for another 5-7 minutes.


2g net carbs per slice

Nutritional Information

Recipe for Fathead Keto Pizza

Per Serving Amount

1244 calories 927 calories from fat

daily value in percent*

103g 158 percent fat

Carbohydrates (24.8% of total)

8 g of fiber (32%)

64 g (128 %) protein

* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.

Chef’s Specialty: Main Dish


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Keto Fathead Crust: 1 cup  High-fat cream cheese 1 Tbsp.  Avocado oil 1 Tbsp.  Olive oil 1 cup  Cream cheese mix (I used Philadelphia 1%) 1 cup  Coconut flour Meat filling Ingredients: 2 pounds  Ground beef 1 pound  Ground pork 1 pound  Ground veal 1 pound  Ground beef, minced 1 pound  Ground pork 1 tsp.  Garlic powder 1 tsp.  Oregano powder 1 tsp.  Black pepper 1 tsp.  Cinnamon 1/4 tsp.  Cayenne 1 tsp.  Salt. Read more about keto pizza crust recipe and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fathead dough made of?

Fathead dough is a type of food product made from flour, water, sugar and salt.

What is a keto pizza crust made of?

It is made of cheese, eggs, and cream.

Is pizza pizza keto crust really keto?

Yes, pizza is keto.

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