Fat Head Pizza Crust Recipe (Finally a Low Carb Pizza I LOVE!)
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Love pizza, but not the carbs?!🍕
You’ve gotta try making Fat Head pizza dough out of cheese and almond flour! It tastes great, is keto-friendly, low carb, gluten-free, and happens to be super simple method using just a few main ingredients. Plus, I like that the texture is chewy like normal pizza dough, and sturdy enough to pick up a piece to eat!
Fat Head Pizza is a very popular low-carb recipe idea online and also happens to be a favorite among several of my fellow Hip2save sidekicks, so I was excited to try it out!
Fat Head Low-Carb Pizza Crust
yield: 8 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 30 MINUTES
This Fat Head pizza crust recipe is finally a low carb pizza I love! You're going to love it, too!
- 3/4 cup almond meal/flour
- 1 and 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 1 egg
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Desired pizza toppings (tomato paste or sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, etc.)
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Combine almond flour and mozzarella cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Add in cream cheese and cook for one minute. Stir, and cook for an additional 30 seconds in the microwave.
Mix in egg, salt, and Italian seasoning, and stir.
Shape the dough into a ball and place between two pieces of parchment paper.
Use a rolling pin on top of the parchment paper to roll dough in a circular shape. (Mine was more of an oval.)
Remove the top parchment paper and slide dough onto a baking sheet or pizza stone. Bake at 425 degrees in the oven for 12-14 minutes until slightly browned.
Add any desired pizza toppings and sauce you’d like to the top of the crust. (Keep in mind, if using raw meat you’d want to cook it first before putting on pizza.) Continue cooking in oven for 5 minutes until cheese melts.
Yield: 8, Serving Size: 1/8 slice (dough only)
Amount Per Serving: 152 Calories | 12g Fat | 3g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 9g Protein | 2g Net Carbs
Things to Consider:
- I diced bell peppers and mushrooms and sauteed them first on the stove before topping my pizza, but that’s just personal preference.
- I’ve read that you can substitute 1/4 cup of coconut flour instead of almond flour, but haven’t tried it yet.
- Next time I may try flipping the Fat Head pizza crust over halfway through baking for a more evenly cooked crust.
- You can divide pastry and make smaller personalized pizzas!
- This pastry would make delicious “garlic bread” and a bread substitute for various other recipes!
No joke ~ this pizza is YUMMY! We liked the taste and texture better than cauliflower pizza!
Recipe adapted from DitchtheCarbs.com
What are the nutritional facts in this crust?
Hi there! You can grab the Nutritional information on this over here –> https://hip2keto.com/recipe/fat-head-pizza-crust-recipe/ Hope that helps!
Thank you so much for these keto recipe ideas! I already loved you guys for all of your hard work bringing us these awesome coupon deals… but now you’ve just completely won me over <3 thank you Hip 2 Save crew… you guys rock!
Aw thanks for that sweet comment Amy!
New to keto, but need to ask is there a substitute for almond flour… my daughter is allergic to almonds.. thank you in advance for any and all help.
you could try it with coconut flour
Ground Flaxseed flour?
Look up the recipe to use the pork ring pizza crust..its super tasty and you cant taste the pork rings in the pizza crust.
I like this crust and easy to make
I made this tonight and was BLOWN away that I was actually eating PIZZA. It tastes amazing and was WAY more simple than I thought it would be. Great recipe! With the brands I have for the ingredients, I got 4.2 net carbs for a total of 8 slices.
How many carbs for the whole pizza? If I just do low carb sauce and cheese and pepperoni? Would it be less than stated for this recipe?
The pizza tasted so good! It tasted like a regular pizza. My sisters aren’t keto and they bought pizza from pizza time and I’m keto so I couldn’t have it so I looked up a keto friendly low-carb resolution and found this and made it and it was just like having regular pizza ecept guilt free and even more delicious and it only took about fifteen minutes.
Perfect ! So happy it worked out 🙄
When I tried to roll out the dough it stuck to the parchment paper. So I used my silicone baking mat to roll it out and it worked great
So good 😋
It is delicious! Great recipe, I would serve this to non Keto eaters! I sauted fresh mushrooms and onions …delish! Thanks for the great recipe!
Perfect! Thanks for letting know about your success!
Thought this would be a poor substitute, boy was I pleasantly surprised. I put green pepper, onion, pepperoni, bacon, sauce, and more cheese. Divided the dough in half but was still filling enough that I shared with my husband. He declared it delicious. I’ll admit I’m a lot more picky than he is, but I really liked it too. I’m going to use the other half of dough to make a “bun” for my Saturday night hamburger. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
I was SO excited to make this!!!! But my dough was so wet…had to add extra flower…ugh…followed the recipe exactly…Anyone else has this issue????
After adding in the egg, yes. I ended up taking it out and kneading it with my hands. This takes a minute but it will start to feel like a sticky dough. I’m trying it now as I’m typing (its in the oven) I’m still pretty skeptical on how its going to turn out. Wish me luck!
Your Instagram video , you said to flatten dough by hand, is this the same recipe to use?
do i need almond flour and almond meal. what about flax meal
You can use almond meal or almond flour. Hope that helps!
Golden flaxseed meal can work, you just have to play with the amount. Start with a little less, half a cup. You can also skip the egg. KetoDietApp.com has a similar dough used to make hot pockets with flaxseed meal that works well. HTH.
I am having so much trouble with this recipe. It’s just way too sticky to roll out… i followed the recipe exactly. Not sure what im doing wrong. I’ve even added some coconut flour to get it to dry up but when i put it in the parchment paper it just sticks to both sides and splits. When i try rolling it, it sticks to the roller…
Ya it can be sticky – you have to keep stirring and sometimes putting it in the fridge can help dry it out.
I just put everything into my food processor…..don’t microwave…..add a little more almond flour if too sticky….and flour on parchment paper to roll it out!! Perfect every time!
Thanks Joan! Great tips!
I oil my hands with olive oil while kneading..works well for me
Hey! My family and I just love this keto pizza crust. I was wondering if I can make the crust ahead of time (only by a day) and then bake again with the toppings?
Yes keep it in the fridge covered until ready to roll out and cook.
Do you think it would turn out ok if I replaced the cream cheese with thick plain Greek yogurt ?
I would give that a try! I’m sure it’ll work fine. I’ve made this without the cream cheese all together.
I love this recipe! I use golden flaxseed meal in place of the almond flour and it comes out great!
Oh that’s a great tip! Thanks Jenny!
can you teach me how to cook all of them? hihi
This turned out so well. A bit over cauliflower so this is fantastic and easy. Thank you!!
Great! So glad to hear it ❤️
My husband and I have been doing Keto for a couple of months – really miss pizza ! Made it tonight and it was Great! We work in our grooming shop three days a week and then the ride home takes 1/2 hour. So I need meals I can “throw together” fast. Perfect !
Amazingly delicious. I had been craving my Midwest favorite, Godfather’s Pizza, and wanted to make deep dish. I put the rolled out crust in a cast iron skillet, with the crust going up the sides, and baked till brown. Then filled with layers of mozzarella, fried Italian sausage, low-carb pizza sauce, sautéed mushroom, sliced black olives, a little more mozzarella and Parmesan, sprinkled with red chili flakes and oregano, and baked till bubbly. 20-30 minutes. Unbelievably good. My skinny carb-eating friends were fighting me for it. You don’t miss the crust AT ALL. Now make 2-3x a month.
Thanks for sharing!
Can the melting of the cheese be done on the stove instead of the microwave as I don’t own one?
Yes you can do that absolutely!
Has anyone tried substituting the almond flour with coconut flour? Is it a 1-to-1 substitution, or do you need to use less coconut flour?
Hi I read all the comments.. but nobody mentioned about putting tomatoe sauce … I am not a keto person, just looking for low carb. Anyways not sure if I can add the sauce or not… and if yes… when? Before baking or after the firts 10_12 minutes. Thanks! Great post
hi! Yes you will bake your crust first. Then put sauce and toppings and bake again just to melt. Hope that helps 🙂 Try to pick a lower in carb sauce.
Hi! I use Walmart’s great value brand pizza sauce. It is cheap, tastes great and its the lowest in carbs and sugar that I have found.
Made this recipe and LOVE it!!!
That’s so great!
Wish you had a printer friendly version of the recipe. I tried to copy and paste and it took up 6 pages.
Just saved the recipe and will make it during the next week! I’m sure my family will love it and I really like the recipe as it is low carb!
Oh I’m so glad! Enjoy!
Just made this pizza for my very skeptical Italian family of pizza connoissuers ! They LOVED it!!! When I made the second pizza, I actually forgot to add the egg. I dont think it affects the taste, just the texture of the dough. It’s more like melted cheese w/o it. Thank you SO much for sharing this with us. Now i can make pizza crust on the fly w/o having to wait for bread dough to rise.
Oh yay! That’s so great and thanks so much for sharing!
Tried it and I AM IN LOVE!!! Thank you for this recipe! It’s true that it can be very sticky but just keep mixing and kneading and it turns out perfect every time. This has become a staple in our home. I use this recipe to make personal size pizzas and pigs in a blanket but I dial down the Italian seasoning for the pigs. So yummy!!
That is so great! I’m so glad you love it too. Thanks for sharing Katie!
This is my second time to make a keto pizza. I liked this recipe better than the other. Putting the almond flour in the same bowl with the both mozzarella cheese and cream cheese to melt made it so much easier to mix. Than I added egg and mixed with my hand and was less sticky than the other.
Only thing I would suggest is poking holes with a fork in it before the oven. It will bubble.
Oh good tip! Thanks so much Samantha!
Can you make this and make it into a bagel shape and make a bagel ? Or is this just for pizza ? I’m Looking for an easy low carb bagel recipe.
Yes in fact here’s a recipe we have shared —-> https://hip2keto.com/recipes/easy-keto-bagels/
We are having a birthday party in two days and we are planning on making the fat head crust cook it and storing for Sunday and topping and finishing cooking! Has anyone ever stored it cooked for another day? And if so how did you store it?
I think it would be fine stored in the fridge or freezer. Readers have commented that both ways do work. Hope that helps!
Okay thank you soo much!!
Could I freeze this dough? And if so, would it be best to freeze raw or could I roll it out and bake it and then freeze it? Can’t wait to try it for dinner tonight!
Yes we have readers that say either method works. I have not personally tried but let us know which way you choose! Thanks for stopping by!
Does anyone else’s crust make like a big “whoopie cushion” while cooking before putting the toppings on?
I don’t get the praise for this recipe. It stuck horribly and I wish someone had said how thin or thick to roll it.
I had to cut it into 4 pieces just to flip it because it was tearing apart. It never seemed “done” and just broke apart when I tried to pick it up. I followed the recipe exactly. What a waste of food.
Oh no! So sorry it was disappointing…Did you use parchment paper? It’s definitely a must for this popular idea. As far as how thin to roll it, that’s personal preference. Some like thin and crispy. Sounds like maybe it was rolled too thin? Again I’m sorry it didn’t turn out as hoped.
I have made this twice now and it is delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe ❤️
Oh I’m so glad – thanks Kianne!
I am new to this low carb thing. I’ve been struggling to find tasty recipes. I just made this and I’m pretty impressed although I haven’t tasted it yet 🤣. They are baking now. Hope it’s as good as it looks. Thanks for sharing
Enjoy Kristina! Fathead is great! 🙂 Thx for sharing!
This pizza crust is the BEST crust I have ever had….even crust with crisco and gluten is not this good!! Life-Changer!! Truly incredible
I’m so glad you enjoyed! Thanks Teresa!
Best low carb pizza I have ever had! Thank you so much! I look forward to enjoying more of your recipies!!
Oh I’m so glad!! Yes!! This is a tasty one ❤️
I have made this few time now. I sprayed Pam on the parchment paper before baking. It still stick really bad on the parchment paper. Any tips?
FINALLY I have found a delicious pizza crust. Thank you so much!! I tried several Cauliflower
crusts and they CRUMBLED! I also tried two recipes that called for almond flour, but this is THE BEST !!! My husband who is NOT on Keto ate several pieces and remarked how good it was .
That’s so wonderful Carolyn
I made this recipe tonight but it stuck to the pizza stone. Any ideas for sticking
Yep definitely use parchment paper.