Calling ALL pizza lovers, fathead pizza is full of all the melted cheesy, low carb goodness you could ever crave!
Literally, it’s one of those low carb dinners that makes you forget you’re eating low carb pizza…
That’s right!! Pick it up with your hands and savor the warm doughy deliciousness that overshadows all the other low carb recipes. It’s one of those healthy recipes for a crust that just may be the best you’ve ever tasted — it’s certainly a staple in our kitchen!
Melty, cheesy, mouth watering-ly good. Fathead pizza is where it’s at! Now let’s do this…
The question should really be, what do I not love about fathead pizza, but if I had to name a few reasons as to why you should make this pizza TONIGHT, then here they are:
- Aces the slice factor and handheld quality of pizza
- Perfect dough-like texture
- Crazzzy low in carbs (4g per slice!!!)
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Fathead Pizza crust utilizes a precise combination of cheeses and almond flour to produce an incredibly tasty warm pizza, that you can eat with your hands.
Plus, it’s sooo simple to make – no yeast, no long wait time on rising dough. Just two simple steps to warm scrumptious pizza that you can top with your favorite items.
This is Google’s #1 low carb pizza recipe. It comes from Tom Naughton and his brother of Fathead-Movie.com. They found the basic recipe on another site and made some much-needed modifications to give us Fathead Pizza. Thanks guys!!
Making Fathead Pizza dough is so simple. Honestly, for me the hardest part is not eating it until it’s done!!
Here’s what you need to know about this low carb pizza crust before getting started:
Tools To Make This Low Carb Dinner
A microwave is a handy kitchen accessorize that’ll save you some time (and dirty dishes) when making this low carb dinners fathead pizza crust. If you don’t have one, (I don’t either) melt your cheese in a double boiler or a makeshift double boiler using a bowl and a saucepan.
Grab some parchment paper, and the rest is pretty standard…
Healthy Dinner Cooking Tips
Fathead pizza crust is one of easiest healthy dinner ideas to throw together. Here are a few tips for perfection:
WET YOUR HANDS. The dough WILL be sticky (it’s melted cheese). So use damp hands to spread your fathead pizza dough into the perfect pie shape you’re craving.
STRINGY DOUGH. If the dough is hard to press out, and seems stringy, it has cooled/harden too much. Simply place it back in the microwave (or over the double boiler) to soften your fathead pizza back up.
POKING HOLES. The holes allow air to escape instead of forming bubbles in your dough.
Stash any leftovers (if there are any) in the fridge. Keep the fresh herbs on the side so they don’t lose their crispness when you reheat a slice of pie.
You can also use this dough to form a keto calzone! For an easier pizza option to enjoy on the go.
Can You Freeze This?
I know a lot of you (like me) are all about low carb meal prep, and this Fathead Pizza dough is perfect for that! You can just freeze the raw dough, or you can bake the crust and then freeze it.
BAM! Your low carb frozen pizza is ready when you are.
Fathead pizza reheats best in the oven or toaster oven — microwaves don’t have the characteristics to do this pizza justice on the reheat.
This fathead pizza is SO customization, it can absolutely handle any toppings and still tastes incredible! Here are a few topping ideas and recipe variations:
Can You Sub Almond For Coconut Flour?
In this fathead pizza crust recipe almond flour is the flour we’ll be using. Almond and coconut flour have completely different baking characteristics, and can’t be swapped using a 1:1 ratio.
Coconut flour is significantly more dry and requires additional wet ingredients to yield and edible coconut flour pizza crust. For that reason, the flours in this almond flour pizza crust can’t be swapped.
Can You Turn This Into A Casserole?
Totally! Press your fathead pizza dough into a greased casserole dish instead. Top it with your toppings, and slice it up for a low carb pizza casserole that’ll feed the whole crew.
What Are Some Protein-Packed Toppings?
In our house, protein is a required topping on all our pizzas…
I like to pick a protein that’ll complement our sauce, veggie and cheese combo — from meatza made with ground beef, to shredded chicken for a chicken crust pizza inspired slice, here are a few other ideas:
- Traditional meats (sausage, ham, pepperoni)
- Top-notch meats (steak, chicken, meatballs)
What Are Some Veggie Toppings?
Pick whichever low carb vegetables fit the fathead pizza flavor profile you’re craving! To name a few:
- Conventional veggies (peppers, onions, or portobello mushroom pizza)
- Avant-garde (sun-dried tomatoes, eggplant pizza or zucchini pizza)
- Greenery (spinach, kale, fresh herbs)
Can You Make Bite Sized Pizzas?
Totally! Everyone loves cauliflower pizza bites and zucchini pizza bites for midday snacks. Make a variation of them using this dough to REALLY curb your cravings!
When forming your fathead pizza into shape, opt to make small personal sized rounds instead. Keep in mind, the cook time will vary, so keep a watchful eye on your crust.
- 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella
- 3/4 Cup Almond Flour
- 2 Tablespoon Cream Cheese
- 1 Egg
- Garlic Salt
- 1 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- 20 Slices Pepperoni
- Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the mozzarella and cream cheese in either a heat safe bowl to microwave, or in the top of a double boiler.
- If microwaving, use 30 second intervals to melt the ingredients together. Stir ingredients together between intervals. If using a double boiler, stir to combine as the ingredients melt.
- Once melted, add the egg and almond flour and stir/knead to combine.
- Use damp hands to press the dough into a 10" circle on your prepared piece of parchment. If the dough is difficult to spread, simply warm it back up to melt the cheese.
- Use a fork to poke holes in the dough.
- Pop the crust in your preheated oven for 8 minutes.
- Remove the crust and poke holes where any bubbles may have formed.
- Add toppings, and place crust back in the oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the cheese on top starts to brown slightly.
- Allow the pizza to cool before slicing, and enjoy!
Once you discover rich, decadent healthy pizza recipes that make take-out taste like a cardboard box, you’ll never miss traditional pizza again! Here are some amazing recipes that’re so de-lish, you’ll have to taste them to believe it!
Try a few of these recipes, but first, you’ve GOT to try this Fathead Pizza and let me know what you think in the comments below!! ENJOY!