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 220 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. My husband loved his pepperoni pizza and it is so easy to make. I haven’t had mine yet. I will let you know if i don’t like it.

  2. Amazing! Crust super crispy, even once loaded with delish toppings! Thank you!

  3. Absolutely fantastic recipe, you don’t taste an almond base just a normal pizza crust.

  4. Worked exactly as the recipe instructed, easy, delicious, crisp & so much better than pizza dough. I used parchment paper on a pizza ‘stone’ 👍🏻⭐️

    1. Awesome recipe! Tasted like a regular thin crust pizza. It was awesome to have a pizza recipe where I can pick up slices. I love how crisp the crust is. I did cook mine on a pizza stone as opposed to baking sheet. I will definitely be making this again.

  5. OMG!! it is delicious!! I like it better than real pizza crust. I am one happy individual! Thank you for the recipe!! ❤️

    1. Thanks for the lovely feedback! So great to hear that you loved it.

  6. 100% stuck to the pan, also split in half from bottom to top. If i feel like trying this dismal result again i will grease the sheet first.

    1. Stop complaining. This is the same recipe as all other fathead recipes. Stop blaming the recipe when it’s user error.

      1. Excellent recipe, BUT….. IF YOU DONT want it to stick, spray the pan with cooking spray! Also, I skip the parchment paper, put a little oil on my fingers and shape the dough in the pan that way. Quicker and easier for me!

      2. This works great every single time, never sticks! I didn’t use the seasoning or garlic powder but it was delicious! Metric: 200g grated mozzarella, 100g almond meal/flour. Dough is easy to work with. Thanks for the great recipe!

        1. I’m so happy that you’ve enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

    2. Use parchment paper on your pizza stone. Turns out beautiful.

  7. This is a great recipie!!!! Made several times.
    Would like to bake a few crusts ahead and freeze. Will that work?

    1. Yes! If freezes well. I usually double the recipe. Freeze one 💕

  8. The best keto pizza recipe I’ve ever made. Thanks!

  9. Delicious with left over ham and smoked turkey.

  10. This is one of the most amazing keto recipes I made thus far! Highly recommend!!! ❤️❤️❤️ My husband has been really apprehensive about low carb but when you can make something that actually tastes like pizza, it’s a real thing.

  11. Had a pizza eve last night, what a success to be able to eat a decent and very delicious pizza again….tried a lot without sucess but this is a winner, super thin & crusty and very tasty, made it with fresh rosemary….thanks for sharing!

  12. We just bought an Onni pizza oven
    Can you tell me cooking instructions for this Leto friendly crust in pizza oven

  13. The best keto pizza base! Tastes almost like normal pizza crust. The only thing i do different to the recipe is that i bake it then turn it over and bake the other side too, it comes out crispier which is how i like it! I’ve been using it for years. Thank you! I also make it without the herbs to make arabic style manakish, which is a flat bread covered in cheese or zaatar. Delicious!

  14. Made this recipe a bunch of times over the years and I’m sorry for not leaving a review sooner. It’s amazing! Thank you for sharing such a great pizza recipe for this diet.

    1. We just had this Keto pizza for the 4th time. It is so delicious, it’s so easy to prepare and the taste is so good. If you are on a Keto diet, I highly recommend it!

  15. I made this the 2nd time. I love it. It’s quick and easy!! I out fresh garlic and basil in the dough. Ths taste better than any cauliflower crust and is more keto friendly.

    1. This recipe was marvelous!! Every bite was well enjoyed 🙃

  16. This was so easy to make and soooo good!! I highly recommend and will make this again.

  17. Thank you for this awesome recipe! My pizza came out delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect. My husband was super happy to be able to eat pizza on his keto diet.

  18. I love this recipe! However, 450 for 10 minutes plus another 5-8 leave the crust almost burnt. I may have to tap down to 425. Not sure if it is oven or the altitude we live at. I will figure it out though! Great recipe