This Easy Low Carb Keto Fat Head Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone is grain free, gluten free and almond flour free as well! This keto calzone dough can also be used for making a low carb pizza crust!
Cheesy, gooey, meaty, bread-y...is that a word? All the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger wrapped up in a keto dough the whole family will love!
It's all about that cheese and filling in this cheeseburger calzone! Biting into a sinfully tasty carb-like laden cheeseburger stuffed into a calzone! But it's not high carbs!
Cheesy and meaty, but it is NOT, I repeat NOT traditional bread dough or pizza dough, not carb-y and certainly not sinful either!
KETO NUT FREE FAT HEAD DOUGH
The low carb calzone is made from....wait for it..............MOZZARELLA CHEESE! My own version of the famous fathead dough, but I use coconut flour since I can't use almond flour since my son has a tree nut allergy. I first published this recipe in April of 2015, but updated it with a video for you!
Since I made this dough I've used it for not only savory but sweet recipes like my Cheese Danish! I've made a Chicken Parm Calzone and Pizza Pockets too!
Have you fallen off your chair yet? How is it possible? Well when I made my Grain Free Low Carb Pizza Dough I knew this calzone had to happen.
I have a very old, back at the start of my blog, Whole Wheat Cheeseburger Calzone (you can look and go laugh at the pics) that I knew could be adapted and remade into a low carb pizza crust.
And we were not disappointed. My family in fact was in awe!
What is Fat Head Dough?
I'm not the first one to create this type of pizza dough. The original recipe was called Fat Head Pizza.
The orginial fat head dough used almond flour, cream cheese and mozzarella, 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!
Is Fat Head Dough Keto?
Yes, fathead dough made from cheese and low carb flour is keto friendly and very low in carbs making it ideal for either a ketogenic diet or low carb diet or anyone looking to reduce blood sugar spikes.
Sugar Free Keto Condiments
Placed on the side a little sugar free ketchup and yellow mustard to dip and a few pickle slices and I call that a pretty easy dinner night!
No kneading dough, no yeast, no rising and waiting. Easy peasy and perfectly pick-up-able!
Keto Pizza Dough ( Nut Free)
Obviously you must start with the keto pizza recipe in order to make the low carb cheeseburger calzone, but that is a pretty quick low carb dough recipe in itself. In less than an hour, or dare I say even 30 minutes if you have kids who can help, you can have this keto cheeseburger calzone on the table.
I think you've probably noticed I forgot the crispy bacon in the recipe. But I want it in there! And it should be in there! Because .....you know it......everything is better with bacon!
How to Make Keto Cheeseburger Calzone
Prepared Low Carb Pizza Dough Recipe, unbaked
Ground Beef or Ground Turkey or even Italian ground sausage can be used.
Sugar-Free Ketchup- I used my own recipe here but there are some good brands like Primal Kitchen that don't include crap ingredients.
Mozzarella cheese- shredded
Prepare the pizza dough on a parchment lined 9 by 12 inch baking sheet pan, but DO NOT precook it as you would for the pizza recipe. Spread the dough as far along the edges of the pizza pan as you can.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the bacon on a baking sheet pan and cook for 20 minutes or until crisp. Once cooled, break into pieces.
Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F. Place the ground beef in the large skillet on medium-high heat and cook until browned and no longer pink. You can remove excess grease if you prefer.
Add all the rest of the ingredients to the meat mixture and cook until cheese is melted and combined well. Add the bacon and stir to combine.
Spread the filling down the center of the pizza dough.
Hold the edge of the parchment to lift one side of the dough and fold dough over on top of the filling as far as you can bring it.
Fold the other half over and seal closed simply press edges of dough with wet fingers to close together.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Let cool out of the oven 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Enjoy with condiments and pickles!
More Keto Cheeseburger Recipes;
Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Zucchini
I've updated this recipe in June 2021 to make it a bit quicker and easier. The orginial recipe cooked the bacon in a skillet and then cooked the ground meat in the same pan.
I've changed the recipe to bake the bacon instead and while that is cooking you can brown ground beef.
I've also changed the fat head dough to be made quicker in the food processor and then heat to melt it all together making it much easier to form the dough. Nutrition Facts below do not include optional dips or sauces.
KETO BACON CHEESEBURGER CALZONE
Low Carb Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone
- 6 slices no sugar added bacon
- 1 ½ pound ground beef or ground turkey or venison
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- ¼ cup sugar free ketchup
- 2 cup shredded mozzarella
- Prepare the pizza dough on a parchment lined 9 by 12 inch baking sheet but DO NOT precook it as you would for the pizza recipe. Spread the dough as far along the edges of the pan as you can.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the bacon on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes or until crisp. Once cooled, break into pieces.
- Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F. Place the ground beef in the large skillet on medium high heat and cook until browned and no longer pink.
- Add all the rest of the ingredients and cook until cheese is melted and combined well. Add the bacon and stir to combine.
- Spread the filling down the center of the pizza dough.
- Hold the edge of the parchment to lift one side of the dough over on top of the filling as far as you can bring it.
- Fold the other half over and seal closed simply by pressing the dough with wet fingers.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool out of the oven 10-15 minutes before slicing.
- Enjoy with condiments and pickles!
This is the first time I have tried this recipe and the first time I have ever worked with fathead dough. I had some minor difficulty folding the dough and sealing it. I used a 9x13 baking sheet and the calzone was HUGE after baking!! I will either cut the recipe in half or use my bigger sheet to make the next time. I added onions and pickles to the filling and will definitely add mushrooms the next time. Had some leftover marinara sauce to use - loved it!!
Make the pizza all the time. Made it yesterday in fact. Will have to try to make it as a calzone.
I am wondering why this isn't Keto friendly. . .I am on Keto and this looks amazing. Is it the coconut flour?
It is keto. Coconut flour is fine on keto.
Brenda, can this dough be made in larger quantities and frozen in portion sizes? I work 3 jobs and so little time to put it together every time I want to make something....which with this would be every day! Thanks so much for all these incredible recipes!
I've not tried making it in batches and freezing but I do think it could work. Please come back and let me know how it goes.
I'm confused...so you're supposed to slice the calzone into 16 pieces and one serving is 2 slices? I haven't made this but it seems like those slices would have to be tiny, unless this is the biggest calzone I've ever seen. I'm just trying to figure out if this is going to be enough food for my family of 6.
It's a huge calzone. We are a family of 6 and we still end up with a few slices of left overs.
Sounds like a great recipe, Brenda. However I don't eat bacon, nor am I very much a fan of turkey meat. Could you just use regular beef mince? And would you have to cook the mince first before putting it in the dough?
I'm sorry I've never seen beef mince where I live and haven't used it. Note sure what it even is. I'm guessing if it crisps up like bacon it would provide that same salty crunchy bite like bacon.
Brenda, minced beef is the same as ground beef..
Really good! We like it with more spice so will add extra garlic and Italian season next time. Left overs today will get a brushing of garlic butter. Will make this again. Easy with hubbys help.
This is a good recipe, thanks for posting it.
SO the nutrition facts, is that only for the filling and NOT including the crust recipe? It just doesn’t make sense how its possible given the nutricion facts and serving size of 12 on that recipe that this one only has 287 calories if it makes 8 servings.
I will double check my nutrition info again but it is for the whole piece not just the filling.