20 Minute Keto Pizza

Learn how to make the BEST and most crispy low carb pizza crust made with fathead dough. This low carb alternative to pizza is great if you are on the keto diet or simply want to cut carbs and is a carb lover’s dream with just 3 net carbs per slice!The Best Keto Pizza Crust Growing up in NYC, we had pizza every week so surely pizza was one of the foods I missed most while doing the keto diet. Pizza is basically carb heaven and one of my biggest weaknesses. Who can resist a crispy pie loaded with cheese? Now, you can have your slice and enjoy it too with this super easy and delicious keto pizza recipe.

The pizza comes together in under 20 minutes with no time needed for rising. It can be frozen before or after baking making it great for times when you want to order pizza. The dough is made with my version of “Fathead” dough that has been testing with different ratios and herbs in order to replicate my favorite NY style pizza.

The Best Keto Pizza CrustKeto Fathead pizza dough ingredients

  • mozzarella cheese
  • cream cheese
  • almond flour
  • egg
  • baking powder
  • herbs

How to make keto fathead pizza

To begin you will need shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 oz (or 2 tablespoons) cream cheese. Microwave the mozzarella and cream cheese for 45 seconds or until slightly melted. Now stir until the cream cheese is fully incorporated. It may seem a little hard at first but will soon come together.

The next step is to simply add in the egg, almond flour, baking powder, and herbs. Mix until completely incorporated. The dough will seem sticky but that is fine.

To roll out the dough you have to options: because the dough is going to be soft and sticky, you can either roll it between two sheets of parchment paper or wet or grease your hands and pat it down flat with your hands.

The dough will need to be baked twice, once for the crust to bake and the next for the cheese and toppings. The first time it is baked for 10 minutes. While it’s baking the first time, this would be a good time to prepare the toppings!

This is my favorite part and where you can get really creative and make the pizza your own. Add your favorite sauces and toppings to the pizza crust and return to the oven to bake for another 5-8 minutes or until the crust is done to your desired doneness and the cheese is gooey and melted! The Best Keto Pizza Crust

Keto pizza topping combos

Margarita: You can’t go wrong with a simple margarita pizza. Top your crust with low carb (sugar-free) pizza sauce (aka marinara/spaghetti sauce) and shredded mozzarella cheese. Add fresh basil or spinach if you’d like to go the extra step.

CheeseburgerTomato sauce, sharp cheddar cheese, cooked ground beef (like taco filling), Red onion rings or caramelized onion, finished with fresh shredded iceberg lettuce and tomato and pickles.

BBQ Chicken: While garlic sauce & bbq sauce, shredded rotisserie chicken, red onion or caramelized onion, mozzarella, and provolone cheeses.

Buffalo chicken: Ranch or blue cheese dressing,  buffalo sauce, grilled or shredded rotisserie chicken, caramelized onion, mozzarella cheese.

Pesto Chicken: house-made pesto sauce, grilled or shredded rotisserie chicken and mozzarella.

Meat lovers: tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, salami.

Southwestern style: Enchilada sauce, shredded chicken cheddar and pepper jack cheese, black bean, corn, onion, and cilantro. Top with a creamy chipotle or cilantro sauce.

The Best Keto Pizza Crust

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The Best Keto Pizza Crust

Learn how to make the BEST and most crispy low carb pizza crust made with fathead dough. This low carb alternative to pizza is great if you are on the keto diet or simply want to cut carbs and is a carb lover's dream. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crust, dough, fathead, keto, low-carb, pizza, recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 249 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 oz cream cheese 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder optional

Toppings

  • Cheese shredded mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, feta etc
  • Your favorite meats chicken, beef, pepperoni, turkey, etc
  • Your favorite veggies Onion, Pepper, Jalapeno, olives, spinach, etc
  • Your favorite sauce sugar-free tomato sauce, olive oil, ranch, blue cheese, buffalo, etc
  • Herbs Parmesan, Crushed Red Peppers
  • Directions

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450F.
  2. Add mozzarella and cream cheese to a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.

  3. Remove from microwave and add in egg, almond flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and garlic. Mix with a spoon until well incorporated.
  4. Transfer dough onto a large piece of parchment paper and cover with another piece of parchment paper. Flatten out dough using a rolling pin to about ¼’’ thick. Remove parchment paper and shape with hands if desired.
  5. Transfer pizza on the parchment paper onto a baking sheet or pizza stone and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven (keep the oven on) and load your pizza however you like with all of your favorite sauces, cheese, and toppings.
  7. Bake pizza for another 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
The Best Keto Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice with pizza sauce and cheese)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 443mg 18%
Potassium 216mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 31.4%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Comments

    Paul

    Wow that Was super good! Way Better than any other GraIn-free crust i’ve made.

    SheA

    How long can the dough store in the fridge?

    Lisa Goeke

    I really likED THIS RECIPE. sHOULD WE STICK TO ONLY ONE SLICE? I am new to keto and I admit that the recipes confuse me because not all of them tell you what portion/serving size is.

    Brenda E

    JUst started keto a week ago, we love Pizza. So this recipe Is grea. We will do this again. I didnt flip it and found the center a bit soggy, could have been too much cheese. However, Next time i will flip the crust. My husband loved and so did my picky eater son.
    Win win

    Ric MacKay

    great recipe. i have used cup of MOZZARELLA and cup PARMESAN in mix you get a little firmer crust also have OMITTED egg.using a pizza stone is the way to go no need to flip crust.

    Rachel

    omg This pizza recipe is TO DIE FOR!!! It’s amazing. wE LOVED IT!!!

    tHANKS FOR SHARING YOUR DELICIOUS RECIPE.

    mY HUSBAND ASKED ME TO MAKE ANOTHER AHAHAHAHHA

    hAD TO COMMENT BEFORE i MAKE A SECOND PIE LOL

      Layla

      Oh wow, Thank for the awesome review, Rachel! So glad you and your husband enjoyed the pizza 🙂

    Jean

    My grandson is allergiC to almonds. What other glueten free flour can i ise

    Matt

    does anyone know approximately what size pizza this recipe makes?

    Thanks!

      kim

      i used 1/4 cup coconut flour (in place of 1 cup almond flour), 1 egg & half of everything else and ended up with a dinner plate-sized pizza!! 8″ diameter!!

        Keona

        I was looking for a smaller pizza because i am the only one in my family who is cutting back on the carbs and the recipe was good, but too big. I was hoping someone had tried cutting it in half. going to try this tonight. thanks!!

    Savita

    I love this pizza crust. Delicious. As usual, a great recipe. Thanks so much!!

      Layla

      Wow, your bbq version looks amazing!

    Max

    Great recipe! HAve you ever tried adding yeast to make it rise more like a traditional nyc Neapolitan pizza?

    GiGi

    So easy and delicious. I feel like im Totally cheating on keto. Its hard to believe this is keto approved.

    Jay

    Fantastic. Made it with a Colby blend instead of Moz, came out great. So quick and easy. Thanks for posting!

    PaUl ruzicka

    How do i keEpmt dough from sticking to the paRchment paper? I followed the recipe and it stuckto the paper after i rolled it. Thanks

      Layla

      It’s okay if it sticks to the parchment paper as long as it doesn’t stick after baking!

    Spanky G

    So i made this twice. The first I cooked it kind of crispy and flipped it over. The pizza was great. However, my family like it better the 2nd time when i cooked it crispy and cut it into pieces to use to dip into guacamole! added extra spices and herbs and we have a form of a cracker. Awesome

    Zain

    I tried it,and it’s the best 👍 although I topped it differently.
    My question is how much calories in one slice pizza without the pizza sauce and cheese?

    Zain

    I tried it, and it’s the best 👍 although I topped it differently.
    My question is how much calories in on slice pizza crust without the pizza sauce and cheese?

      MightyAndy

      Hi !

      I am not the blogger/author of the recipe, but I was asking myself the same question and after entering only the ingredients for the pizza crust on MyFitnessPal.com, it ended up being 270 calories per slice and nearly the same values for the macronutrients if you divide the crust into 6 slices, instead of 8 like the heading of the recipe suggests (also, the picture shows a pizza divided in 6 pieces…). With that said, for 8 slices you would end up with nearly 203 calories per slice,15g fat, 12g protein, etc.

      And of course, you have to take into consideration the fact that this is the result of the products/brands I used when making my actual crust.
      Also,I used an extra large egg and I don’t remember any specification regardind which egg size to use in the recipe, but it does make a (very small) difference too.

      I wish I could simply join a picture of my entry on MyFitnessPal, but here are the basic nutrition facts I got for the WHOLe recipe (again, crust only):

      1,620 calories
      29g carbs (17g net)
      122g total fat
      97g protein
      1,705mg sodium
      5g sugar

      I hope I was able to help you in some way, or anyone passing by ! 🙂

    Lara

    I am making this tonight! Thanks!

    Sparty

    Absolutely fabulous!!!!

    Ketonomnom

    This was amazing! first go at making keto crust and it was delicious. hubby and i ended up doing creamy garlic shrimp toppings. definitely a keeper and will make in advance for freezer for weekday convenience if we ever feel like pizza

    Kathleen Ross

    the recipe looks good. What I can I used to replace the egg?

    Anna

    Wow!

    Giselle

    Love this recipe. My go to when i hace nothing to eat

    2pots2cook

    Crisp and low card ! who could ask for more ?