Keto pizza dough is delicious and easy to make. Thankfully, because pizza is a family favorite in my house. It’s probably the one meal that all my kids will eat without complaining. Pizza is easy to make and can be dressed up a variety of ways to suit everyone’s taste.
The problem with my kids having pizza for dinner is that it sparks cravings in me. Since I’m on the keto diet pizza is a big no-no due to the crust being loaded with carbs.
Eating only the toppings is one alternative to still, kind-of enjoy pizza but, It’s not the most satisfying. I love the toppings but it definitely doesn’t serve as a meal and won’t fill you up. Therefore, I started on a quest to find a pizza crust that was tasty and keto-friendly.
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Keto-Friendly Pizza Dough Alternatives
I started with a cauliflower crust I found on Pinterest. I tried this recipe once and I absolutely hated it! The consistency was weird and the crust fell apart easily.My kids actually liked it a lot (they didn’t know it wasn’t regular crust) but I wasn’t convinced. If you are thinking of trying it I still encourage you to do so, you might like it.
Another time, I tried ground chicken as a base for a crust. It tasted good, don’t get me wrong, but, it didn’t exactly curb my pizza craving. It looked like a pizza and had a pizza-like taste but it wasn’t pizza!
Finally, The Perfect Keto Dough
I pretty much almost gave up on my dream of ever eating pizza again, at least while I continued my diet. Then like a ray of sunshine in the dark I stumbled upon a few keto fathead pizza dough recipes. On the first bite I was SOLD! It tasted like classic pizza but with a little bit more of a dense crust.
I played around with the ingredients and measurement until I created the version I liked the best. I use this particular recipe anytime I make keto pizza and everyone who tries it absolutely loves it. You’ll find my recipe at the bottom of the page with nutrition information following.
Lining the Pan
A Necessary Step
Parchment paper is essential to this recipe. I’ve tried parchament paper, wax paper, aluminum foil, and baking directly on the pan with this recipe. Each of them, with the exception of parchment paper was a disaster! The crust sticks to everything except parchment paper.
The first time, I made this I did so on a greased pizza pan. That was a horrible mistake. I tore up the entire pizza trying to scrape it off that pan. Although it was still pretty tasty, it was way to much work. After hours of soaking th pan the leftovers would still barely come off. I legit contemplated throwing the entire pan away.
The second time, I baked this I used aluminum foil to line the pan. The aluminum foil saved me from having to chizzle pieces of dough from the pan. Unfortunately, I spent so long attempting to peel the aluminum off the bottom.
The third time, I used wax paper. This one saved me some time too, as I didn’t have to scrape the pan and soak it for hours. Unfortunately, just like the aluminum foil, it stuck to the crust. It turns out that wax paper peels off in the same way a sticker would. There was remnants of wax paper all over the bottom of my pizza when I was finished peeling away the paper. I ended up gnawing on tiny pieces of wax paper in the first couple of bites. I gave up and threw the entire pizza out.
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During my fourth attempt I finally used parchment paper. Finally I found the optimum choice. My pizza separated from the paper with one gentle pull.
So, save yourself from the disaster I implemented on myself in the first three attempts. Heed my advice and buy some parchment paper before you even think about recreating this recipe.
Making a Pizza with the Dough/Crust
Keto-Friendly Toppings and Sauce
- Peppers (red and green)
- Rao’s Pizza Sauce
- Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce
- Godfather’s Pizza Sauce –
- Yo Mama’s Marinara Sauce
- Victoria’s Marinara Sauce
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Keto Fathead PizzaCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium
A delicious and filling, keto friendly alternative to carb heavy pizza dough.
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1.5 ounce full-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup almond flour
1 medium egg
Cavender’s Greek Seasoning to taste
Directions for Dough
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Place mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15-30 second intervals stirring in between until the mixture is melted completely.
- Cream in almond flour until it’s incorporated evenly. If the dough becomes too hard to work with microwave again for 15-30 seconds.
- Crack the egg into the mixture and cream together. DO NOT reheat in the microwave after adding the egg. If dough becomes hard to mix together use your hands or a fork to knead the dough until ingredients are incorporated evenly.
- Line pizza pan with parchment paper. Drop dough on top and place another piece of parchment paper over the top of the dough. Use a rolling pin to flatten and spread the dough evenly.
- Remove the top piece of parchment paper and place pan in the oven.
- Bake approximately between 8 -20 minutes. This will depend on how thick or thin you flattened the dough and your oven, as each vary slightly. Dough should be slightly browned on the bottom and sides but still nice and white on the top.
- Remove from oven when the crust is done. Flip pizza crust to where the top is on the bottom before placing any toppings.
- DIRECTIONS FOR PIZZA
- Top with sauce and pizza toppings of your choice, along with more cheese.
- Pop back into the oven for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
4 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 4g 20%
- Cholesterol 58mg 20%
- Sodium 112mg 5%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
- Sugars 0.3g
- Protein 6.3g 13%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
- *Nutrition information is for pizza crust only
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