This is a simple recipe for making a low carb 11-inch pizza crust using almond flour and mozzarella cheese, commonly referred to as "fathead dough." You only need 5 basic ingredients to make the crust, which comes out to just 2 grams of net carbs per slice. Thin yet sturdy, this crust can support a number of toppings, like tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, or the pictured Greek-style toppings.
- 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (Note 1)
- 3/4 cup
almond flour(Note 2)
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- Prepare: Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 425 F. Prepare baking sheet large enough for 11-inch pizza, and line with
- Make Fathead Dough (Note 8): Stir together mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and salt in microwave-safe mixing bowl. Add cream cheese. Microwave uncovered until mozzarella cheese is melted, about 90 seconds on high power, pausing halfway to stir. After microwaving, stir until mixture forms into smooth dough. Stir in egg until absorbed into dough and well-mixed; if easier, use hands to knead egg into dough.
- Form Pizza Crust: Place dough on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover with equally large plastic cling wrap. Use hands to spread out dough to form thin and even 11-inch circle. Discard plastic wrap. Dock crust (poke holes with fork) to prevent air bubbles.
|Makes 6 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving (1 slice, crust only):|
|Calories 210 (71% from fat)|
|Total Fat 17g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||29%|
|Net Carb 2g (Note 10)|
|Total Carb 3.5g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||6%|
This is by far the best keto pizza crust I have tried! The fathead doughs just don’t have the texture of real dough, and are just too much cheese for my tummy. But this one is perfect, probably due to the added almond flour. Very easy and quick to make. I added about 1 Tbs of Italian seasoning to the dry ingredients and it gave it more of a pizza flavor. You could add a little garlic powder too. I pressed it out on a silicone baking sheet with the back of a spatula and didn’t need to do the step with the plastic wrap. It didn’t stick to the spatula or the silicone baking sheet. When I reheated a piece on aluminum foil, the edges did stick a bit. I forgot to prick it with a fork and when I checked on it, I started to get big bubbles, so I did it 6 minutes into baking with no problems. Thank you for ALL YOUR GREAT KETO RECIPES! I have found yours to be the easiest, most flavorful, and closest to the “real thing”!
Amazing! My hubby couldn’t tell this was a “diet” pizza at all. Loved your greek toppings too, I used whole roasted garlic cloves.
So I had been looking through your recipes and stocked up on a lot of recurring ingredients (Cayenne pepper, parmesan, almond flour etc) I had an overwhelming craving for pizza and was so sad I couldn’t, then I remembered you had a recipe for keto pizza checked the cupboard and was fully stocked! Made this and it just hit the spot! Really tasty and I doubt I will be hungry the rest of the day, thanks!
Do you know how to convert almond flour to white rice flour? What is the ratio? I don’t eat low carb, but I do gluten-free, so I’m trying to learn how to convert all these great keto recipes to white rice flour and/or sweet potato flour.
Omg. . . I thought I had followed this recipe to a tea regarding the crust and did not realize until after it had been in the oven for 5 minutes that I forgot to add the egg! I was about to start the recipe all over again and trash the original one, but decided to give it a try. Just to let everyone know… This pizza crust recipe works wonderfully without the egg! Who knew??! Now you do!
We loved this recipe! Quick and easy to make. Let bake in oven a few extra minutes to get a little more golden prior to adding toppings. Added 1/4 tsp each of garlic pdr and italian seasoning to dough as a commenter suggested.
I really want to make this but I’m allergic to nuts and I hate the taste of coconut, is there something else you could recommend?
You can try this pizza recipe which is made using cauliflower: https://www.savorytooth.com/cauliflower-crust-pizza/
Hi there. I’ve made this twice and each time I can’t get the pizza off the parchment paper. I’ve used butter and oil oil but it ends up sticking to the paper. Any ideas?
That’s odd. Parchment paper is very nonstick so the pizza shouldn’t be sticking to it. You’re not using wax paper by any chance, are you?
I made that mistake for years. . . I had to laugh at myself when I realized I had been thinking Wax and Parchment paper were the same thing….NOT! LOL!
Is there a way you could make a bunch of crusts and freeze them?
Turned out amazing!! I feel like I’m cheating lol
I’m am exactly a month into keto and this recipe is beyond helpful for helping me stay on track! I love that the keto diet has so many satisfying foods and this recipe is one of them. Thanks for posting! Brittany
This tastes just like regular high carb pizza! I will def be making this more often. This is a perfect lunch meal!!
Oh my goodness! I made two pizzas tonight for dinner and changed up the toppings a little. I can’t believe how great the crust tastes and how easy it was to make!
Can you freeze this pizza dough?
what about freezing the crust after cooking. My family isnt on the diet, but I am and Id like to have a pizza when they do. If all I have to do is pull it out and add toppings, it would be much easier. thanks
I do not own a microwave.. Any idea on how to make this without one?
Try heating the ingredients in a small pot over low heat.
Hello we stopped using a microwave all together and was wondering the same thing. The best thing would be to use a double boiler instead. Add water to a pan and let that boil…turn down the heat until you see small bubbles then you add a high heat resistant bowl like a Pyrex with all the ingredients on the pot of boiling water. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the water. The ingredients should be melting because of the steam inbetween. Be warned the glass bowl will be very hot so use mittens. If it takes too long for the ingredients to melt play with the heat and up it some more. Do keep stirring so the ingredients melt homogenously. I will definately be trying this recipe. Thank you.
I skipped the step of microwaving or heating the ingredients at all before making the dough and it still turned out great!
I don’t have a microwave, and I take a non stick skillet on low heat mix the flour and cheese let it cool down add egg. mix use parchment paper, dough will be sticky, I just spread it with my spachula and cook it, comes out in different shapes, add toppings, put under broiler to melt cheese. taste great.