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Keto Fat Head Pizza Crust

4.9 Stars (45 Reviews)
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Fat Head crust is one of the top keto recipes for pizza crust out there. This cheesy, low-carb, fat filled crust offers a chewy, bread-like texture, but a crispy underbelly crust.

Keto Fat Head Pizza Crust Ingredients

Keto Fat Head Pizza Crust Directions

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    Preheat to 400 Degrees
  • 2
    Place mozzarella in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave for about two minutes. Stir to combine and make sure all of the cheese is melted. You may need to microwave for additional time if all the cheese has not melted. (If you are doubling or tripling this recipe, make sure you double or add on additional microwave time to ensure proper cheese melting.) Remove from microwave and let the mixture cool.
    Microwave the cheeses
  • 3
    In a large separate bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and seasonings, if using. Set aside.
    mix other ingredients in bowl
  • 4
    Add in your egg to the melted mozzarella cheese. Mix until combined.
    Add the egg
  • 5
    Slowly add the almond flour mixture to the cheese mixture Using an electric mixer or food processor, stir until you have a uniform dough. Don’t be surprised if dough goes flying if you are using the mixer! This can happen, but this is an easy way to combine the mixtures in order to make the best fat head dough. If you don’t have an electric mixer or food processor, I recommend kneading the dough by hand until it comes together. This is a messy and time-consuming process, but the end result is the same - fat head pizza.
    slowly add the almond flower mixture
  • 6
    Once combined, form a big dough ball. Knead the dough a couple of times on a lightly almond floured surface to ensure the dough is uniform in appearance and all ingredients are fully combined.
    form dough into a ball
  • 7
    Place the ball in between two pieces of parchment paper. You can also just use a silpat mat if you have one of those, but having that top layer of parchment paper keeps the dough from sticking to you and your rolling pin. Plus it allows you to roll out a nice thin pizza crust.
    roll the ball between parchment paper
  • 8
    Roll out dough to desired thickness. Remove top parchment layer and place on top of a baking sheet.
    roll out the pizza dough
  • 9
    Add toppings.
    decorate the pizza
  • 10
    Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbling.
    Bake for 10 - 12 minutes

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Keto Fat Head Pizza Crust

keto pizza Unless you are brand new to the ketogenic low carb lifestyle, you have probably heard of Fat Head Pizza. In fact, just hearing the words Fat Head Pizza probably triggers mild drooling and hunger pangs in some people. It’s that good! Why is this fat head crust so good? Well… because it is made up of mostly fat - cheese to be precise. The combination of mozzarella and cream cheese along with the almond flour yield a dense, crispy pizza crust packed full of flavor.

Keto Fat Head Pizza History

But where did this delicious fat filled goodness originate? Who invented Fat Head Pizza Crust? You can find different variations of it plastered all over the internet. Lots of people credit the fathead recipe to comedian Tom Naughton as the original creator.

Tom Naughton, orignal creator of Fat Head Pizza Tom Naughton directed and starred in his low carb documentary movie Fat Head which follows him around as he attempts to lose weight on a fast food diet and refute the Super Size Me documentary. In his documentary, Naughton consumes less than 100 grams of carbohydrates a day and more than 100 grams of fat a day! He ends up losing weight, increasing energy levels, and decreasing his LDL cholesterol.

Naughton originally posted about the fathead pizza crust on his website in June 2013. But, if you read his post you will learn that he, nor his “older brother’s oldest son”, developed this fat fueled pizza recipe. The older brother’s son just found the crust recipe on another site.

Deep in the comments, Naughton credits the true author of the Fat Head Pizza Crust to Cooky’s Creations. Cooky is a low carb blogger and keto foodie who is the creative mastermind behind this fat filled pizza crust. She blogged about this recipe a whole year earlier and called it “Holy Grail Pizza Crust.” The name Fat Head Pizza Crust was adopted by Naughton’s fans when he posted the recipe on his site and his movie had gained so much popularity.

3 Reasons Why Keto Fat Head Pizza Is Amazing

First, it’s the fat. Fat is where the flavor is and this crust is pretty much all cheese. This fat head crust is comprised of 70% fat per serving! When you are on a ketogenic diet, you naturally navigate towards fatty foods because that’s your main source of energy. Dietary fat breaks down into ketones. Fat is fuel. Pizza is fuel.

The second reason why this pizza crust is a favorite among keto dieters is the texture and consistency. The fat head crust is a perfect balance of chewy, bread-like texture in the middle and a crispy underside and outer crust. It is a pizza that you can eat with your hands and not with a fork. Unlike cauliflower crust pizza, that tends to have a soft underbelly and will break apart when you pick up a slice of pizza.

Lastly, fathead pizza doesn’t take very long to prepare. The ingredient list is fairly short and you can be eating keto pizza in no time. It’s a perfect quick keto pizza option for busy weeknights or weekend movie nights. One of our family traditions is to make pizzas and watch videos on Friday nights with the boys. Each kid gets to add their own toppings to their own mini fat head pizza.

Besides pizza crust, the fathead dough is actually a universal pastry dough in the keto community. We have used it as the breading for bagel dogs, breadsticks, hamburger buns, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and crackers.

Because we love pizza and use the fat head dough for other low carb foods, we always double, triple….even quadruple the batch when we make it. The dough freezes nicely in a ball or you can roll in out into a thin crust first, flash freeze it, then wrap with plastic wrap for long term freezer storage.

You can see that it is easy to have fat head pizza at your disposal, so there’s no excuse not to have pizza night at least once or twice a week on the ketogenic diet!

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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