Fathead pizza dough is an extremely popular keto and low carb dough option. There are lots of different variations and this is the version that works best for us. Our favourite way to use this dough is as a pizza base.
It is a versatile dough and can be used to make a variety of things. I have seen it used as a pie crust, to make calzones or empanadas or even cinnamon rolls! It is pretty easy to make fathead pizza dough, so let’s get cooking.
How to Make Fathead Pizza Dough
Pre keto, pizza was Dan’s favourite food. Hands down. We would eat it most Friday nights as our favourite takeaway option. Once we started keto we didn’t even attempt a keto version as we were sure it would never be like the real thing. After about 6 months we experimented with a few different base options. This fathead pizza dough has definitely worked the best and tastes just like the real deal.
Friday night dinners
So we mentioned we love this fathead pizza dough on a Friday night as our new version of takeaway, so we don’t feel like we are missing out. Some of our other favourite Friday night dinner options are our yummy Jalapeño Poppers with our Chorizo Chilli or chicken wings, Cheese Shell Tacos with filled with chicken or pulled pork or nachos made with Cheese Crackers instead of corn chips.
We still have takeaway from time to time and love eating out, especially when we are travelling or on holidays. Checkout our eating out guide for help with choosing the best low carb options when you are eating out.
Equipment for making fathead pizza dough
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Ingredients for making fathead pizza dough
- 2.25 cups of grated Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 ounces/60 grams Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Large Egg
- Pinch of Salt
TIPS for making fathead pizza dough
- Pizza stone – If you have a pizza stone, it’s a great idea to use it with this fathead pizza dough. It helps create a more crispy base.
- Limit wet toppings – We have found through experimenting that if your toppings are too wet, the fathead pizza dough gets soggy. We like to use a red pesto as the sauce on the bottom as it is not as wet as a pizza sauce.
- Cook toppings first – The toppings won’t have much time in the oven, so if you are adding things like onion, mushrooms, bacon etc cook these in a pan first and then add onto the base.
Serving Suggestions for fathead pizza dough
- Capricciosa – This is one of our favourite topping combination. Mozzarella cheese, ham, mushroom, olives and tomato base
- Meat Lovers – Another of Dan’s favourites. We don’t use BBQ sauce due to the sugar and the wetness. We would use the red pesto sauce and top with cooked meats. Some good meats for this pizza are sausage, bacon, pepperoni, pulled pork, salami and/or ham.
- Mexican Chicken – Use some shredded chicken (we like to shred a supermarket BBQ chicken for this) and cook it in a pan with some Mexican spices. Add to the pizza base with some cheese and cook in the oven to melt the cheese. Then add sour cream, salsa, avocado and cilantro/coriander to serve.
- Bruschetta – Onto the cooked fathead pizza dough base add freshly chopped tomatoes, basil and some fresh buffalo mozzarella. No need to cook the toppings at all here, just top the base and serve.
- Supreme – Another popular pizza topping combination. Top your pizza with pepperoni, ham, sausage, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and black olives. You may want to pre cook the sausage, onions, mushrooms and the peppers.
- Nutella – Wait. what? I can have nutella? On a pizza? and it’s keto? So these were my questions. Then we found nekstella. If you haven’t tried this yet, we encourage you to give it a go. It is AMAZING. A little too good. Spread some of this on a warm fat head pizza crust and top with strawberries and double cream or whipped cream. This is not an every day option, but is delicious as a treat. I am craving it just typing this up.
Steps for making fathead pizza dough
Fathead pizza dough
- In a bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a seperate heatproof bowl, place the mozzarella and cream cheese.
- Microwave the cheese on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally until completely melted.
- Working quickly add the dry ingredients and then egg to the cheese, mix with a wooden spoon initially and then your hands. (We find it’s easiest to fully combine the dough with our hands). It may seem like the cheese is not combining with the dry ingredients, but just keep kneading and working it together until completely combined.
- Now the fathead pizza dough is ready to use.
Fathead Pizza dough Base
- Pre heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius/400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- At this point, we split the dough into 2 halves. This then makes 2 medium size pizzas.
- Roll out the fathead pizza dough into 2 discs, we find this works best between two pieces of non-stick baking paper. We like our pizza base thin, roll to your desired thickness.
- Place each disc on a fresh piece of baking paper and then onto a baking tray. (We like to cook ours on a pizza stone, we would have the stone in the oven while we are pre heating it)
- Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the top browns. Then flip the base and bake for a further 5 minutes.
- Top with your favourite keto toppings and place back in oven until toppings have browned.
We would love to see your pizza creations. Make sure to tag us on instagram. If you have a favourite topping combination we have missed, comment below and we will add it to the list and give you credit for it.
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Fathead Pizza Dough
Fathead pizza dough is an extremely popular keto and low carb dough option. There are lots of variations and this is the version that works best for us.
In a bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder. Set aside.
In a seperate heatproof bowl, place the mozzarella and cream cheese.
Microwave the cheese on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally until completely melted.
Working quickly add the dry ingredients and then egg to the cheese, mix with a wooden spoon initially and then your hands. (We find it’s easiest to fully combine the dough with our hands). It may seem like the cheese is not combining with the dry ingredients, but just keep kneading and working it together until completely combined.
Now the fathead pizza dough is ready to use.
Makes 2 pizza bases.
We usually split 1 pizza between 2 of us.
Note: Recipe is for the dough only and doesn't include toppings or instructions for cooking the base.
NOTE: THIS IS BASED ON THE INGREDIENTS WE USED, NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE INGREDIENTS USED.
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