Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe – Using Fathead Dough

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Are you ready to dive into the delicious world of low-carb pizza? Get excited because today, we’re whipping up a mouthwatering masterpiece: low-carb pizza crust made with Fathead dough! If you’ve been craving a slice of pizza without all the guilt, you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, I’m thrilled to walk you through the simple steps of creating this cheesy, chewy, and downright delightful pizza crust that will have your taste buds singing with joy. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking—because pizza night just got a whole lot healthier and happier!

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When I was starting a low carb lifestyle, one thing I was really hesitant to give up was my Pizza Night. I just love biting into a chewy pizza crust topped with marinara sauce and LOADED with all the veggies and meats. I knew that the only thing that stood in my way between a low carb lifestyle and pizza night was the CRUST.

If I could figure out how to make an amazing low carb pizza crust, I wouldn’t have to give up my beloved pizza nights… but how?? Let’s talk about some different low carb pizza crusts.

Types of Low Carb Pizza Crusts

There are several types of low-carb pizza crusts to suit different dietary preferences and restrictions. I have tried them all. They all have different pros and cons. Here are a few popular crust options:

  1. Cauliflower Crust: Made from finely grated cauliflower, eggs, cheese, and seasonings, cauliflower crust is a gluten-free and low-carb alternative to traditional pizza crust. It’s light, crispy, and offers a vegetable boost to your pizza.
  2. Almond Flour Crust: Almond flour crust is made from almond flour, eggs, cheese, and sometimes additional seasonings or herbs. It’s a grain-free option that’s rich in flavor and provides a nutty, slightly dense texture to your pizza.
  3. Coconut Flour Crust: Coconut flour crust is similar to almond flour crust but uses coconut flour instead. It’s a great option for those with nut allergies or sensitivities. Coconut flour crust tends to be lighter and more absorbent, so it may require a bit more moisture in the dough.
  4. Fathead Dough: Fathead dough is a versatile low-carb dough made from a combination of mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, almond flour, and eggs. It’s a popular choice for low-carb pizza crusts and offers a chewy, bread-like texture.
  5. Zucchini Crust: Zucchini crust is made from grated zucchini, cheese, eggs, and sometimes almond flour or coconut flour. It’s a low-carb, gluten-free option that adds a subtle vegetable flavor and moisture to your pizza crust.
  6. Portobello Mushroom Caps: Portobello mushroom caps can serve as a unique and flavorful low-carb pizza crust option. Simply remove the stems, brush with olive oil, season, and bake until tender. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake until bubbly and golden.

These are just a few examples of low-carb pizza crust options available. Experiment with different recipes and ingredients to find the crust that best suits your taste preferences and dietary needs. I have pretty much tried them all! But today, I’m going to show you my favorite low carb pizza dough which uses the “Fathead Dough” as a base.

What is Fathead Dough?

Fathead dough is a versatile low-carb dough that has gained popularity in the keto and low-carb community as a substitute for traditional wheat-based dough. It’s typically made from a combination of shredded mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, almond flour (or coconut flour), and eggs. The name “Fathead” originated from the documentary “Fat Head,” where the creator of the dough showcased its versatility and use as a pizza crust.

The process of making Fathead dough involves melting together the shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese until smooth, then mixing in the almond flour (or coconut flour) and eggs until a cohesive dough forms. The dough is then rolled out and used as a base for various low-carb recipes, such as pizza crusts, breadsticks, bagels, and even desserts like cinnamon rolls.

Fathead dough is favored for its chewy texture, flexibility in shaping, and ability to hold toppings well. It’s a great option for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet who want to enjoy their favorite comfort foods without the guilt of high carbohydrate content. Plus, it’s easy to customize with different seasonings and toppings to suit individual preferences.

I have personally used it to make all sorts of recipes from King Cakes to Pretzels!

Watch how to make Low Carb Pizza Crust

This is a quick video you can watch to see how easy it is to make a low carb pizza crust with fathead dough and have a low carb pizza night!

How to Make a Low Carb Pizza Crust with Fathead Dough

Follow this easy recipe to make your own fathead dough pizza crust!


  • 1.5 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cups of almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. Mix the first 3 ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Place ingredients and bowl in microwave and heat for 1 minute.
  3. Mix all ingredients again.
  4. Microwave until it is a smooth consistency. (about 1 minute)
  5. Next, add in the egg and salt.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  8. While waiting, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  9. Roll it out flat with rolling pin and plastic wrap to prevent sticking.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and flip the crust. Poke holes in the crust using a fork to prevent bubbles.
  12. Bake for 3 more minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and top with your favorite low carb pizza toppings.
  14. Place back in oven for the last 10 minutes.
  15. Enjoy!

Popular Low Carb Pizza Toppings

When it comes to low-carb pizza toppings, the options are endless! Here are some popular choices that are both delicious and low in carbohydrates:

  1. Vegetables: Load up your pizza with an array of colorful veggies like bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, olives, artichokes, and zucchini. Not only do they add flavor and texture, but they also provide essential vitamins and minerals.
  2. Proteins: Incorporate lean proteins to add satiating power to your pizza. Opt for toppings such as grilled chicken, turkey pepperoni, Italian sausage (look for varieties without added sugars), bacon, ham, or even tofu for a vegetarian option.
  3. Cheese: Cheese is a must-have on any pizza! Choose low-carb options like mozzarella, cheddar, feta, goat cheese, or Parmesan to add creaminess and richness to your pizza. Remember to use cheese in moderation to keep the carb count low.
  4. Herbs and Spices: Elevate the flavor profile of your pizza with a variety of herbs and spices. Sprinkle on favorites like garlic powder, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, or fresh basil leaves for a burst of freshness.
  5. Sauces: Opt for low-carb pizza sauces such as sugar-free marinara sauce, pesto, Alfredo sauce, or olive oil infused with herbs and garlic. Be mindful of store-bought sauces that may contain added sugars or high carb counts.
  6. Low-Carb Substitutes: Get creative with low-carb alternatives to traditional pizza toppings. Try using cauliflower rice as a crust or swapping out traditional pizza sauce for mashed avocado or Greek yogurt mixed with herbs and lemon juice.

These are just a few ideas to inspire your low-carb pizza creations. Mix and match toppings to create your own customized masterpiece that satisfies your cravings while keeping your carb intake in check. Enjoy your delicious and guilt-free pizza night!

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