Fathead Pizza Dough Recipe

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Fathead pizza is all the rage among keto and low carb dieters.  This pizza crust is a gluten free version that fits low carb, high fat macros perfectly. The secret is in the cheese! An easy fathead recipe worth trying.  A delicious and easy fathead pizza crust. 

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Fathead Pizza 

Keto Pizza Crust

Fathead Recipe Note-  Recipe makes an individual pizza of 2 servings (Hand in picture for size reference, I had a lot of questions about that so I figured it was easier to just mention it!)  

Most fathead recipes are for a large size pizza. This is meant to be a meal plan/prep size.  Below you will see the doubled recipe for a normal 12" pizza. 

fathead pizza with hand over it to show size

Another note-   I use a touch more cream cheese in this recipe for moisture since I also use this like a flatbread. Your dough will be sticky and not necessarily easy to roll out.  See below recipe card for what to do if your dough is sticky. 

REFRIGERATE the dough for about 10 minutes, Place a piece of plastic wrap over it and pat or roll it out.  Much easier!

If you follow the keto way of eating or just eat low carb, this is a MUST to have in your recipe arsenal. My recipe makes 2 servings and is super quick and easy.

With only 2 net carbs per serving compared to 18 you can not go wrong!

Our fahead pizza dough recipe is so simple. We do suggest using blanched almond flour to get a nice white, soft and pliable fathead pizza dough. Using almond meal gives it a more brown, dense look and feel. 

Low Carb Pizza Crust

Fathead Pizza Dough

(full recipe card below)

Fathead Recipe

Ingredients for 

  • 2oz cream cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup almond flour

Ingredients for 12" Pizza: 

  • 6oz cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ cup almond flour


Preheat the oven to 425°

 In a small bowl, add cream cheese and mozzarella. Microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until melted.

Add remaining ingredients to the melted cheese.

Mix as well as you can. It does get a tad bit odd here because mozzarella turns to a big glob when melted. It is ok, it will work together.

Grease a pizza pan, spread dough out into a ½" thick circle.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Top with your favorite toppings or try our Grilled Chicken Keto Pizza!  It is delicious.

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What to Do If Fathead Dough is Too Sticky 

As I mentioned in the recipe, sometimes the dough gets a little tricky when you go to mix in the remainder of the cheese. The mozzarella will become more of a glob and you think you messed it up. But trust me, this is normal and it will come together. 

If your dough solidifies too fast you might have to heat it up more to finish being able to work it out. Or add a little bit of oil to your hands so that if you go to work over the dough it doesn't stick to your hands so much. 

Once you learn how to use fathead dough it will become more natural the process of making it. 

What Pizza Sauces are Keto Friendly 

The thing is when you are making your own or buying you got to read the labels. Just look for a sauce that has no added sugar. You can reach for a pizza sauce or even marinara. Either work, and both are a tasty option. 

What Does Fathead Pizza Taste Like

I get asked a lot does fathead pizza taste like regular pizza. The answer is yes, and no. It is close to regular pizza but yes, of course, you will notice a slight difference in taste and texture. For me, I love pizza and if this fathead recipe allows me to curb those cravings in a healthier way, you bet I will take the opportunity to make this pizza. 

Give it a try yourself and see how you like it. 

Favorite Pizza Toppings for Fathead Pizza 

  • Meat - Chicken, sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon
  • Veggies - Mushrooms, peppers, olives, onions, zucchini

Create whatever flavor combinations that you and your family enjoy the most. I am all about trying out new combinations to bring variety into our meals. 

How to Store Leftover Pizza 

Once your pizza has cooled, store in the fridge in an airtight container or sealable bag. Your pizza will last up to three days. Anything after I would suggest tossing out. 

Best Way to Reheat Leftover Pizza 

You have a handful of options here. Warm your pizza up in the microwave for a quick reheat. Reach for the oven and heat it up on a pan until warmed through, or try the skillet. The skillet will heat your pizza low and slow on a lower heat setting and keep that crispy crust. If you haven't tried it before you might want to! 


Use this Fathead to make our Keto Fathead Pizza-  Grilled Chicken & Spinach with the best ever creamy white sauce.  This has been pinned over 10k times on Pinterest just in the last week!

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Have you seen all the things you can do with a fathead recipe? 

Here are a few, these recipes use all of the same fathead recipes...

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Yield: 2 servings

Fathead Pizza Dough- Keto| Low Carb| Gluten Free

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Fathead Pizza is just one thing you can make with this easy fathead recipe. Keto pizza, gluten free, low carb pizza crust!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup almond flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°
  2. In a small bowl, add cream cheese and mozzarella. Microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until melted.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the melted cheese.
  4. Mix as well as you can. It does get a tad bit odd here, because mozzarella turns to a big glob when melted. It is ok, it will work together.
  5. Grease a pizza pan, spread dough out into a ½″ thick circle.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Top with your favorite toppings or try our White Keto Pizza ! It is delicious.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320

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46 thoughts on “Fathead Pizza Dough Recipe”

  1. I have yet to try the recipe, but sounds great! I'm anxious to make it, but first 2 questions....

    Is the recipe designed to use the low moisture/part skim pre shredded mozzarella cheese---or full fat mozzarella? Does it make a difference?

    I need to incorporate MCT oil in my daily diet so I'm always trying to figure out how to do that via recipes. I am curious whether the MCT oil could be substituted for the cream cheese? Any thoughts on that?


    • Hi Mary,

      You COULD use part skim, but it is actually recommended that on keto you use full fat of everything. For the MCT oil, I wouldn't skip the cream cheese. Maybe add the oil into your sauce? Or honestly - I shoot MCT oil if I don't mix it into my coffee. I only do 1 tablespoon a day so getting it in is easy.

  2. Is it possible to make this on the stove top instead of the microwave?

  3. Very nice recipe, but those horribly disgusting finger nails - why? Makes the food look repellent. Sorry.

    • The purpose of the photo was for size reference. I assure you those nails aren't nearly anywhere close to as REPELLING as your rude attitude. If you don't like it, move on.

  4. Can you substitute any other kind of flour? This is pretty high in fat.

    • I suppose you may be able to though I haven't tried so unfortunately can't make a recommendation.
      Higher fat content is perfectly fine, actually preferred on keto.

  5. I've been wanting to make this recipe for ages but the idea of throwing raw egg into hot cheese worries me. How does the egg not cook? Is it as easy and fail proof as everyone claims? Should bite the bullet and just do it!

    • Just do it ! LOL it works 🙂
      The cheese is actually not as hot as you may think one you get it out of the micro. It basically just acts as a gluten.

  6. Loved it!!!!! We think it tastes better than traditional pizza crust. I actually used a small part of it to wrap around a hot dog like a bun. There are lots of possibilities with this recipe.

  7. Just made this and it definitely helps my pizza craving! I may do a little less cream cheese next time but I will 100% make this again! Thanks for sharing !

  8. Can I refrigerate the uncooked dough for a few days or alternatively, freeze it.
    Great recipe thanks , Mary

    • Absolutely, we did! I made a HUGE batch once and froze sections of it like pizza dough. Refrigerate for probably only 2 days though.

  9. I decided to try Keto because my doctor said my pancreas was shot and I was looking at Insulin injections! Well, six week later my blood sugar was at normal levels. This is my go to pizza recipe. I make a double batch of the smaller recipe but make two smaller pizzas because I like more of the crusty edges. Best ever in my opinion. Thanks so much for posting this!

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