This Fathead Pizza recipe is made without almond flour and is gluten free, keto and fabulous! My super easy new method for working with fathead pizza dough uses the convenience of the food processor and will make your life so much easier! Perfect for the keto diet and low carb diet at just 2 net carbs per slice!
Best Keto Pizza Recipe -Nut Free Fathead Dough
Pizza is one of the most guilty pleasures we indulge in when trying to watch our weight, lose weight or even just eat healthier.
It tastes so bad for you and well.....usually it is. Loaded with hefty toppings galore, one piece is never enough. It's never enough because traditional pizza is not made with healthful flours that would keep you full and satiated.
Do you know anyone that can eat one piece of pizza? Neither do I.
But Fathead dough, keto pizza dough, has changed the world for all us on a ketogenic diet and low carb-ers!
What is Fathead Pizza Dough?
I'm not the first one to create this type of pizza but the original recipe, called Fat Head Pizza. The orginial fathead pizza dough was made using almond flour, cream cheese and mozzarella cheese, and it was genius!
But when you have a child with a nut allergy, making anything with almond flour is an issue so I use coconut flour and I think it works fabulously!
The first time I tried the original recipe with my adaptions to the nut flour, the pizza was too small for a family of 5.
I'm certainly not going to make a keto pizza dough all for myself, so I reinvented and worked on their recipe to make it work for us in our family. This way it is plenty big enough for everyone to have at least 2 pieces if they wished.
I'm just thrilled I can make a pizza for pizza night that my entire picky family will eat and it's low carb and keto and absolutely delicious!
Simple Ingredients Needed
This keto pizza recipe makes two-12 inch round pizzas or one large 12 by 16 rectangular pizza. Divide all ingredients in half if you prefer to make one, 12-inch round pizza.
Please see recipe card at the bottom of this blog post for the exact measurements.
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- cream cheese
- cup coconut flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- xanthan gum
- dried oregano
- dried basil
- dried parsley
- onion powder
- garlic powder
How to Make Keto Fathead Pizza Crust
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
NEW EASY METHOD: Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until combined.
Remove and place into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes or double boiler to melt mixture over low heat on the stove.
Stir again to combine.
Wet your hands and spread mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet or use a rolling pin between two pieces of parchment. I did try to make this without parchment paper. I greased the pizza pan and maybe it was my baking sheet pan, but it did stick, which I hate.
So a piece of parchment paper works. May not be as crispy on the bottom as you might like, but it is what it is and it works for us. You could also try a pizza stone to get it a crispy crust.
For a thin crust, measure out a 12 x 16 rectangle or this recipe makes two 12 inch round pizzas.
Spread as evenly as you can all the way to the edges of the pan, continue to wet your hands with water if necessary to prevent sticking.
Using a fork make holes into the crust.
Bake for 12 minutes or until slightly browned.
Add your toppings and bake 5 more minutes to melt cheese.
Low Carb Pizza Crust versus Regular Pizza
Regular pizza contains wheat, gluten and is definitely not low carb or keto friendly, but there are many options for a low carb pizza crust and one of my favorites is the cauliflower pizza crust.
One of my most popular keto pizza on my website is this cauliflower pizza crust. I personally love it, but my family could taste the difference in the crust as opposed to using this fathead dough pizza crust.
While I love my cauliflower pizza recipe, this fat head pizza dough resembles more of the texture that my kids enjoy.
With this fathead pizza they could eat it weekly and not tire of it or complain.
Why? Because it clearly resembles a real flour dough pizza! Unlike cauliflower crust pizza which is hard to hold and easier to just eat with a fork, this pizza can be held like a traditional piece of pizza.
You could make my quick homemade marinara sauce or purchase Rao's marinara which is low carb.
Our favorite toppings are simply mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, but sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms would also be keto friendly and delicious.
How to Store Keto Pizza Recipe
Store any leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
How to Reheat Leftover Pizza
Reheat slices of keto pizza in an air fryer at 400 degrees F for 2-3 minutes or bake in a conventional oven at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Is Coconut a Nut?
I'd like to clear up this constant question get asked almost daily about whether coconut is a nut. While the US Food & drug Administration (FDA) claims that coconut is a tree nut becomes it comes from a tree, it is in fact a FRUIT. People who have tree nut allergies may be allergic to coconut as well, but being allergic to coconut is not the same as having a tree nut allergy.
My own son was diagnosed with a Peanut and Tree Nut allergy at the age of 2. He has safely eaten coconut all these years without issue and he is now 14. Coconut is a fruit, called a drupe. It's like a peach with a pit.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says it well: "Coconut is not a botanical nut: it is classified as a fruit, even though the FDA recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. If you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist before adding coconut to your diet."
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add yeast to the keto pizza dough?
Yes you can add yeast to the dough but please understand that it will only provide flavor, it will not make the dough rise and we are not activating the yeast with sugar.
Can I swap the eggs out?
Yes, if you need to remove the eggs due to an allergy, you can replace them with 4 ounces more of cream cheese.
Can I freeze keto pizza dough?
Yes you can freeze this keto pizza dough. I would actually bake the dough as a round 12 inch pizza, allow to cool, do not add any toppings. Cover with parchment and wrap with foil. Freeze the cooked pizza shell for up to 2 months.
Can I make this with almond flour?
Yes, if you have a coconut allergy you can replace the coconut flour used in this keto pizza dough recipe with 2 cups of almond flour. If the fathead dough is sticky, add ¼ cup more almond flour.
More Keto Pizza Recipes
Crustless Keto Pizza (Single Serve)
The Best Keto Pizza (Nut Free Fathead Dough)
The Best Keto Low Carb Pizza
- 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or 408g
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup coconut flour or 119 grams
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. NEW METHOD: Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until combined. Remove and place into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 2 minutes or double boiler to melt mixture over low heat on the stove. Stir again to combine.
- Wet your hands and spread mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet or use a rolling pin between two pieces of parchment. For a thin crust, measure out a 12 x 16 rectangle or this recipe makes two 12 inch round pizzas.
- Spread as evenly as you can all the way to the edges of the pan, continue to wet your hands with water if necessary to prevent sticking.
- Using a fork make holes into the crust.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until slightly browned.
- Add your toppings and bake 5 more minutes to melt cheese.
Net Carbs: 2g This recipe was first published in February 2015 and updated with video in July 2020.
Brenda,I made the pizza dough and it was good. I took half the dough and froze it as it is just me. I made a white sauce and then put pepperoni on it was so good. Now I just need to find a paleo recipe. Most of my kids and grandkids can't have dairy.
Is it possible to put the pizza, once it is made, per portion in the freezer? I am a single person house hold and the recipe is to much for me at once.
Best regards from the Netherlands and thank you for answering
Yes I think that's a great idea!
Yes i do this all the time. I spend a day making crusts to freeze then it's ready to use in a second ... makes it's easier not to cheat
Hi, I just made your crust and it was great! I was confused how you said to use the food processor to combine ingredients and then microwave it. I did not do that because it sounded like it would be cooked eggs and I have made Fathead Dough before. I melted the cream cheese and mozzarella. I mixed those into the rest of the combined ingredients. It made a nice dough and I was able to roll it out on my baking sheet when I covered it with parchment paper. The spices were a great addition to pizza crust! You could probably make breadsticks out of this recipe! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
I was wondering the same thing but the video shows she does put everything together in the microwave…I’m going to try it tomorrow…
Can you clarify how you got 2 net carbs/serving for the pizza crust? From my calculations, the mozzarella cheese is 32 net carbs, the cream cheese is 5 net carbs, and the coconut flour is 16 net carbs totaling 53 net carbs for the crust alone. That would be 4.5 net carbs per slice if you had 12 slices.
Pauline @ I Really Like Food
Despite being a pizza lover (who isn't?!) the heavy and stodgy crust/dough is usually one of my most hated bits of a typical modern day pizza, so this is a really interesting idea! Will keep it mind for the next time it's time for a pizza night in.
First off you have changed my life. I love the cook. Beautiful color photos!
Quick question - the nutritional facts in the book for this dough is it for 1 crust or 2 crusts. I came to your site. And I’m still confused. I turned the dough into 2 pies cut 8 ways each.. sorry, I’m a newbie and obviously confuse easily.. thanks
One large 12 by 16 or 2 small 12 inch crusts.
What cheese brand do you use for mozzerella?