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 195 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. UNBELIEVABLE! I can have pizza on keto again! My husband loves it, too! SO easy to make. THANK YOU!

    1. This worked amazing my mom was craving pizza so I found this recipe and loved it! But I was wondering if it freezes well?

  2. Do you bake the crust while it is on the parchment paper or do you remove the parchment paper prior to baking?

    1. Leave it on the parchment paper. It’s designed for heat.

    2. i left mine on underneath while baking and it stuck so i couldn’t get the paper off the pizza. Next time I will try spraying the paper with oil first.

  3. Loved it delicious !!! One tip I put the dough in between two parchment papers and used a cold soda can to roll it out.

      1. I haven’t tested it with cheddar but it should work!

  4. I was blown away, It was easy and my very picky son even enjoyed it. It a keeper, I’l be making this often. And it was super easy.

    1. 2-3 slices are still under 10g carbs which is still fine on keto as long as your total daily carbs are less than 20g total.

        1. Yes! It works fine when frozen after spreading the base out or after cooking the whole pizza and re-heats well in the oven.

    2. Also 20 grams is the minimum that everyone could get into keto depending on you body and genes and stuff like that you could even get in ketosis at 45g of daily carbs

  5. This recipe is awesome, my non-keto friends loved it!! Regarding Nutrition facts, how much is ”1 slice”? 200 grams? Thanks!

    1. Hubby and I made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious. We used basil pesto instead of tomato sauce topped with fresh basil and spicy italian sausage. One of the best keto recipes!

  6. Out-Fn-Standing. Obviously not as good as my usual homemade dough, but when on a keto diet this recipe is A+. I think it might benefit from a few tweaks to suit my preferences, but overall it was great. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Is it as good as real pizza ??? I’m doing Adkins and I miss pizza lol

  7. Omg I just made this for dinner, It was amazing!! Even though I used mixed Mexican cheese, still worked. Thank you so much for the recipe. Don’t need to miss out on pizza just because you’re on low carb 😄

  8. used coconut flour as nut allergy in our house – way too dry… oh well we ate it!!

    1. I think that was because of the flour you used since your allergic to the almond flour

      1. How much coconut flour did you use? We have nut allergies here too.

        1. I would use a 4:1 exchange to start. 1/4 cup of coconut flour instead of one cup of almond flour. I would think it would also require an additional egg. Coconut flour has a rather extreme absorption level and, although I think it tastes better, it will quickly dry out a recipe if you don’t use the right exchange and compensate with additional egg.

  9. hi! layla i like ur recipe but i don’t have oven, is it ok if i’ll cook on the stovetop?

    1. I honestly have not tried it on the stove-top so I can’t say it will work but I would try with a small batch. Maybe half the recipe and see how it goes!

  10. Delicious, perfect name for your site. So fulfilling!

  11. This was the best Keto pizza I ever made. Thanks for your recipe. I ate 3 slices in one go with my bulletproof Keto coffee. I will definitely make it again.

      1. Yes, you can freeze it after spreading it out. Place it in between two sheets of parchment paper and freeze until solid then wrap in plastic wrap or a zipper bag.

    1. You’re welcome, Priya! I’m happy you enjoyed it <3


  13. AbsoLutely delicious. I DIVIDED mine into six slices since I was not sure. I only ate one slice but could have eaten two. I useD fesh basil which gave it a real. Ice taste.cheese and some PEPPERONI. I baked it the second time at 400F
    I will frEeze the rest and seehow it goes.

  14. It’s a lie! There is noThing Keto about this recIpe. I should’ve added up all the carbs before eating iT… 44 carbs! Not to mention this thing is 1800+ calories! Tastes amazing, but Too good to be true for sure. Maybe they need to specify that you can only eat a single piece, not the wHole thing like i diD.

    1. I would not have assumed a person would eat an entire pizza! The nutritional boxes clearly states that the macros are per 1 slice 🙂

  15. Amazing recipe!! The only thing i changed was The oven temp at 400 degrees and baked for 9 minutes and then Loaded with the toppings and broiled until Cheese melted! Best dough i have ever had!

  16. Mage this last night. It was great. If you want keto or gluten free this is a no brainer. It’S not low cal, But tast and teXture are worth it. Will definitely make again.

  17. Awesome.. burnt the first one but sec one was fabulous..