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Fathead Crust Pizza

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Guys, it’s been a long road to here but I think I’ve finally nailed it – the ultimate low carb pizza crust recipe. We played around with cauliflower and made a cauliflower pizza crust, then one-upped it with a delicious no-carb chicken pizza crust, but this time I’ve struck gold. This fathead pizza dough rolls out super thin, crisps  up beautifully and is the perfect vehicle for all manner of toppings. One tip though – eat it HOT.

 

So the fathead crust clocks in at 14 carbs per pizza, which is 8 net carbs. And trust me, if your appetite is anything like mine, you’ll struggle to eat more than half a pizza in one sitting. From all the crusts I’ve tried, this would be the one that comes closest to a real pizza. It’s main components – almond flour and cheese – both give it some structure and bite. It really is like a crisp, thin crust pizza.

Tips for the perfect fathead crust

A couple of things to keep in mind when making this. Always let the cheese cool a bit before you add the egg into it, lest you end up with a scrambled egg in the process. Two, always eat this straight out of the oven – it keeps well but it’s definitely best eaten immediately. And three, if you are a ‘pure-vegetarian’, you can make this without the egg. Finally, the thinner you roll it out, the ‘crisper’ you can get it. It’s also a good idea to use parchment paper on both sides if you’re using a rolling pin. Otherwise you can always just wet your hands to prevent sticking and press out the dough into the desired shape.

Fathead pizza toppings

When it comes to toppings, the world is your oyster. You can use the standard keto marinara sauce, or you can go even lower carb and use my keto basil pesto. I personally love toppings like pepperoni, ham, mushrooms and red onions. Those would be my favourites, but you can add pretty much anything to it. Just… not pineapple.

 

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Nutrition Info (Crust Only)

  • Calories: 353
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g

This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Fathead Pizza Recipe

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Servings Prep Time
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Servings Prep Time
2 10 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes

Keto Fathead Pizza Recipe

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Votes: 5
Rating: 4.4
You:
Rate this recipe!
This is it, the ultimate low carb pizza
Servings Prep Time
2 10 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 10 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 100 Grams Hard mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 25 Grams Cream Cheese
  • 50 Grams Almond Flour I use this one
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Bread Seasoning (optional)
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Instructions
  1. Add the shredded mozzarella and cream cheese to a bowl and microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Mix well, and add in the salt, seasoning and almond flour.
  3. Mix everything well together and microwave again for 30 seconds
  4. Let it cool very slightly, then add in the egg
  5. Mix well and set aside for 5 minutes
  6. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper. You can also just wet your hands and press the dough out into a circle.
  7. Move it to the baking tray and bake at 200C (390F) for 15 minutes
  8. Once baked, remove from the oven and flip the base over.
  9. Top with sauce and favourite toppings and return to the oven on the broiler setting till the cheese melts
  10. Slice and serve
Recipe Notes

Eat it hot! It tastes best when it's just out the oven.

Before adding the egg, make sure the cheese is cool enough to touch. Too hot and you'll end up with scrambled eggs.

The thinner you roll it out, the crisper the crust will be.

If you don't eat egg you can just skip it in the dough.

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Susanne
    November 22, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Your new website looks fantastic!

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      Sahil Makhija
      November 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you so much Susanne!

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    Lecoutre Steven
    November 25, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Hey Sahil. This is amazing stuff. I started with the eggfast for 5 days and will continu with Keto during the weekend. I hope this turns out well :-). At least I have already lost almost 5 kg in 5 days.

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      Sahil Makhija
      November 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

      Good to hear. Wish you the best!

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    jaya rana
    December 1, 2017 at 3:47 am

    love your recipes! helps me to stick to my keto happily- have reversed my Diabetes
    Thanks Sahil

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 2, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Thank you for the kind words Jaya 🙂

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    NORA HOFMANS
    December 2, 2017 at 4:03 am

    I love this pizza crust. Delicious. As usual, a great recipe. Thanks so much!!
    When the family loves a recipe, I say, “guess where this recipe came from?” And they reply “Headbangers Kitchen!” When it’s a fail, they always say this is NOT a Headbangers Kitchen recipe, is it?
    And it NEVER is.

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 2, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Awwww, that is so sweet and thank you so much 🙂

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    Rohith Ahmed
    December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I never knew about any other ways to make a KETO pizza other than the cauliflower one which to be honest tastes bad unlike a real pizza. But this fathead pizza looks promising. I am halfway through making this and it is looking good. So glad that i found your youtube channel bhai. I have been on keto since last month, during which i ate nothing but 1 1/2 kilo of chicken and 8 eggs everyday. It was boring just to eat meat and eggs even though i tried varieties of dishes with it. So happy that i can eat pizzas and other delicious things on Keto. Kudos to you bhai. Much love.

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 9, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks for the kind words bro, glad to be of help on your keto journey.

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    Swathi
    December 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Sahil ! Just started on Keto and want to make this tonight hopefully ! So, I’m confused if the fathead pizza crust made is 2 or 4 servings ? Also, what would the approximate macros on the toppings be ? Thank You !! Loving the YT videos !

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 18, 2017 at 4:56 am

      Hi Swathi, the macros are listed on this page itself along with the recipe and the measurements and how many servings it is. For the toppings just weigh out what you are using and add it as ‘raw ingredients’ in the app so you add that separately.

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    Nisha
    December 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Sahil,
    Love your recipes…it just cuts down my thinking process of what to cook, how blah blah,..my two sons are Ur greatest fans and Ur lil fans too…the moment they hear HORNS UP, they both will come to me 😜. My elder son enjoys seeing you taste the food..he just can’t miss that part.. Thank you so much for the recipes

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 23, 2017 at 9:23 am

      haha my pleasure and that is so awesome to hear! 🙂

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    John Williams
    December 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    What do you mean by hard Mozzerella? We have started using whole milk mozzarella because we think it melts better, even before keto. However for the crust, is more fat better or worse?

    I’ve been looking at other recipes and thought that volume measurement for grated cheese was a bad idea, so thank you for the weights.

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 25, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      I mean the regular mozzarella, not the fresh stuff since that has a higher water content. On keto the higher fat is better always.

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    Randy Crüst
    January 5, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    I’m making this right now I’m excited to have it. This is my first week of keto and I’m excited for pizza as it’s Friday! Horns up

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 6, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      Awesome!!

  • Reply
    Mihkel Ollo
    January 10, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Have I mentioned, that I love you now ?
    That was the single most greatest thing ever.

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 10, 2018 at 8:48 am

      haha thank you so much.

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    rocio
    January 12, 2018 at 4:10 am

    what if i just have light cream cheese will it work? not fat free . light.

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      January 12, 2018 at 4:37 am

      Yes it will.

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