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*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 443mg18%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 314mg31%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Comments

    JB

    Making a pizza and eating One slice must be horrible! this is currently holding me back from trying it… can it be re-heated?

    Staci

    Has anyon tried fat free moz cheese?

    david

    wow i love reading Keto Recipes its soo helpful, something that also really help me with my Keto Diet and sticking to it is http://ketodeliciousdiet.com. Its the only thing i’ve found that actually works so i fingured it might help someone else

    augie

    Wow!!..this was awesome… even my son loved it.. my wife was skeptical until she tried a slice….. used a smooth marinara, quartered grape tomatoes, moz ,parm cheese…. …forgot the fresh basil.. but next time… but the fact that it seems like bread… will bake one for just dipping pieces into olive oil/seasonings..

      augie

      meant to ask.. has anyone tried to make a pita/pocket with this ? if so..how? fill and fold during baking? cover with foil? turn over?

    Jenny

    This was amazing. A lot of Salt but thats probably Due to the cheese. Planning to make calzones from this as well. Can this dough be refrigerated for a couple days?

    Melyssa Soles

    Really good love it thank you

    Marisabel

    I love this Recipe. ANy recipe changes if i want to freeze The doUgh?

    Linda

    How many servings in this recipe?

      Layla

      The recipe makes a medium 8 slice pizza.

    Liz

    Any suggestions for melting the mozzarella and cream cheese if you don’t have a microwave? Would just tossing them into a little pot on the stove work okay?

      Layla

      I haven’t tried melting them on the stove-top but It should work fine on very low heat.

    Lei

    anyone tried to freeze the crust?
    Great recipe btw.. taste so good..

    Melissa Schinella

    really yummy! Nice crispy crust. I would suggest rolling the sides to help keep them from burning and extra spray or parchment paper so it doesn’t stick!

    Linda hebert

    Wow im totally impressed, crust is pretty good and its got that crunch. Its also so easY.i could only eat 2 pcs, im full. Hope i can freeze the rest.

    Heather Delvaux

    Soo good! The dough is really like dough and not gummy. I’ve missed pizza! Thank you for this delicious recipe❤

    Tanya R

    Topped with Arugala, evoo and reduced balsamic! Not bad for keto!

    Jennie

    Sounds awesome but i am allergic to almonds. Hav e you tried anything else?

      A

      You can use coconut flour, 4 times less than almond flour, the ratio is 4:1, as coconut is more absorbant.

    Anita Taylor

    Looks So good cant wait to make it thanks

    bONNIE

    This is SO Good!! i LOVE PIZZA AND DON’T WANT TO GIVE IT UP. tHIS CRUST IS SIMPLE TO MAKE. i WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING. i ROLLED IT OUT TO FIT MY 12″ PIZZA PAN AND IT WAS THE IDEAL THICKNESS FOR MY HUSBAND AND i, MORE ON THE THIN SIDE. tHE CRUST WAS VERY CRISPY, NOT DOUGHY. i HAD A SMIDGEN LEFTOVER AND THREW IT IN THE OVEN AS A SNACK. i THINK IT WOULD MAKE GOOD CRACKERS TOO. i’LL BE CHECKING OUT MORE OF YOUR RECIPES. bIG THANKS!

    Claudia

    I JUST made this and oh my it was amazing! I did half of the recipe and ate half of the pizza because I have to be careful with the CALORIEs, but it was so filling that I wouldn’t need more! So looking forward to have the leftover for lunch and making this every single week!

    IngRid

    Omg the best pizza ever and i live how quick and easy this is thanK you so much

    SuZie G

    This is thee best pizza dough I ever made! It’s better than traditional (non keto recipes)
    It’s so good in fact Ive even used it as a substitute snack bread and even made it for sunday roast in place of a yorkshire pud ( UK) It really mops up those meat jucies.
    great recipe
    Thank you

    mark kurtz

    omg IT REALLY WORKED, CRUST IS CRUNCHY AND BROWNED AND TASTE WHILE NOT REALLY PIZZA CRUST IS VERY GOOD. tHIS IS A REPEAT RECIPE FOR SURE.

    Bobbie lee

    Still trying to find the portions for ingredients for cheese. CONFUSED
    as to the cream cheese and MONSO cheese.
    Help

      Jennifer

      2 cups mozzarella cheese
      2 TBSP cream cheese

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