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

4.79 from 223 votes

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. 
Prep5 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total20 minutes
Servings 8 slices



  • 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


  • Pre-heat oven to 450F.
  • Add mozzarella and cream cheese to a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
  • Remove from microwave and add in egg, almond flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and garlic. Mix with a spoon until well incorporated.
  • 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.
  • Transfer pizza on the parchment paper onto a baking sheet or pizza stone and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven (keep the oven on) and load your pizza however you like with all of your favorite sauces, cheese, and toppings.
  • Bake pizza for another 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.



Serving: 1slice with pizza sauce and cheese, Calories: 249kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 443mg, Potassium: 216mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 540IU, Vitamin C: 2.1mg, Calcium: 314mg, Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crust, dough, fathead, keto, low-carb, pizza, recipe
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  1. Could anyone confirm if 2 cups of cheese for the base equates to 500g? (UK) want to try this recipe but seems like a lot of cheese for the base?

  2. This was fantastic 👏 so glad I made it ❤. I had to melt the cheese longer than 45 seconds for it to be malleable enough to form a dough with the other ingredients and I adjusted the cooking time of the crust and turned it over to brown more. But yes, definitely will be eating this at least once a week from now on. I was worried the almond taste would be too overpowering (not a big fan of almond flavour) but with all the other ingredients and my toppings (mozerella and pesto) it was hardly noticeable. Yum 😋

  3. First time making this and I gotta say it was fantastic. The pizza gets 5 starts, me? I give myself 4. I needed to cook it a little longer.
    This will absolutely be made again and again and I know where I have to tweak it on my end.
    Great recipe, thank you or sharing.

    1. Thanks for the feedback and I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe!

  4. This is the one! My husband declared it. I have tried five or six pizza crust recipes. about half of them being fathead. I don’t know what it is, but this one is the one he said to keep making. I only changed one thing. I baked it on the parchment paper only – no pan. And definitely flip it over. Really good. Thank you so much!

  5. So last week I tried the cauliflower pizza and although DELICIOUS, it was a bit laborious. So this week I figured I would try this recipe: fantastic, and simple! I also wanted to try “Big Mans World” Keto crust as well as it had MANY fantastic reviews. The recipes have similar ingredients, but different combinations. Whole family preferred this pizza, without question! It was so good! And the perfect thickness, too. Will make this a “Pizza Saturday” staple.

  6. When my 12 yo granddaughter asks me to send this recipe to her mom, you know it is good!!! I used a bit more Italian seasoning and garlic. It is delicious!