My easy keto fathead dough recipe made with almond flour only needs 4 ingredients! It's great to use as a fat head pizza dough or versatile, low carb pastry.
Table of Contents
- Easy Fathead Dough Recipe
- Why You'll Love It
- What Is Fathead Dough?
- Ingredients You'll Need
- Fathead Pizza Dough
- How to Make Fathead Dough
- Sticky Dough? No Problem
- Can Fathead Dough be Frozen?
- Fathead Pizza Recipe
- Can I Substitute The Almond Flour?
- Can I Substitute the Mozzarella?
- Recipes To Make
- Fathead Dough Recipe - Only 4 Ingredients!
- 💬 Reviews
Lately, everyone can't stop raving about our keto meatballs, keto peanut butter cookies, and this keto fat head dough. And for a good reason, they're all EASY, HEALTHY, and DELICIOUS!
Easy Fathead Dough Recipe
This is the only fathead dough recipe you will ever need, and making low carb pastry doesn't have to be a struggle. It's versatile and easy to make and will become your go-to base for all keto recipes that require dough.
Kept low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly using healthy ingredients like mozzarella cheese and cream cheese.
From pizza, cinnamon rolls, and pastry-based desserts to sausage rolls, flatbreads, and pot pies — this fathead dough is all you'll need.
It’s so soft and elastic that you can fold, roll, slice, or shape it into anything you like. It's great to make in a large batch stored in the freezer when needed.
Be sure to check out my other fathead recipes! I've got fathead breakfast bagels, cinnamon rolls, and lahmacun (Turkish pizza).
Why You'll Love It
- You'll only need 4 simple ingredients
- Make keto pizza with fat head pizza crust
- Ready to eat in 10 minutes with just 5 mins prep
- Only 2g carbs in each piece!!
What Is Fathead Dough?
Fathead dough is a great alternative to traditional high-carb doughs when you're on a low-carb or ketogenic diet. It's low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, and keto-friendly.
Ingredients You'll Need
My fathead dough is made with just 4 simple ingredients. Check out the recipe card below for the exact amounts.
- Mozzarella cheese - shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Cream cheese - room temperature.
- Almond flour - extra-fine blanched almond flour.
- Egg - at room temperature.
Fathead Pizza Dough
You'll be happy to know you can use this recipe to make a keto-friendly pizza.
A fathead dough pizza is so simple and easy to make. It also has the same texture as real pizza dough.
Perfectly crispy and chewy, you will fall in love with this fathead pizza crust recipe.
Each slice of my fathead pizza dough recipe has only 2g net carbs. This makes it a great option to add to your low carb meal plan.
In this post, check out how to use this recipe to make the perfect keto pizza crust further down.
Looking for more low carb pizza crusts? Another option is my cauliflower pizza crust topped with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. It's delicious!
How to Make Fathead Dough
Fathead keto dough is straightforward, and you can make a large batch to keep in your freezer.
To make your dough in the microwave, follow these 3 easy steps:
- Combine cheese and flour. Mix the mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and almond flour in a microwave-safe bowl—microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Add egg and salt. While adding the egg and salt, stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Roll out the dough. Place the dough between two sheets of baking paper. Use a rolling pin to shape the dough to your desired thickness. If you notice the dough is too sticky, lightly dust it with almond flour.
- Bake the dough. Now your fathead dough is ready to use. You can bake it in the oven on a lined baking pan at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius) for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness. Eat it as is, or use it in your favorite recipe.
Sticky Dough? No Problem
If you are still having problems with sticky dough, these tips should solve it:
- Lightly dust the dough with almond flour while rolling it. This should allow you to shape and roll the dough to your desired thickness.
- Rub oil on your fingers and hands while you shape the dough. A little oil will stop the dough from sticking to your fingers.
- Refrigerate the dough for around 15-30 minutes to allow it to chill. This should make it less sticky and easier to shape.
Can Fathead Dough be Frozen?
Yes! That's why this is a great recipe. You can make a large batch and keep it in the freezer.
- To store in the freezer: Make the dough and form it into a large ball. Wrap it tightly in plastic, then throw it in the freezer.
- To use from frozen: When ready to use it, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw. You can then roll it out and shape it for many different recipes.
Frozen Keto Fathead Pizza Crust
Another great idea if you're a pizza lover is to bake your keto pizza crust and freeze it. Bake the crust as mentioned below without sauce or toppings, let it cool, wrap it in plastic and freeze it.
When you're ready to make a keto pizza add your favorite low-carb sauce and toppings, then bake.
Fathead Pizza Recipe
As we mentioned, this fathead pizza dough makes the perfect keto pizza crust. It will surprise you because it tastes so similar to a regular pizza.
Oven times will depend on how thin you like the crust. A thin and crispy crust should take around 7-8 minutes.
- Bake the dough. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius) until it reaches your desired consistency. It should take between 5 to 10 minutes.
- Add sauce and toppings. Spread over a low carb sauce with no added sugar, such as marinara. Add your favorite toppings, such as pepperoni and mushrooms.
- Bake the pizza. Bake for around 5 more minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) until the toppings are cooked.
Fathead Pizza with Frozen Crust
- Baking from frozen. To make your pizza using frozen fathead pizza crust, add your sauce and toppings, then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) for around 20 minutes until crispy and delicious.
Can I Substitute The Almond Flour?
Yes, you can make this fathead dough using coconut flour as well. The ratio of almond flour to coconut flour is 4:1, so you'll need ¼ cup (50g) of coconut flour for this recipe.
You can also use other low carb flours as well. It can be made with ¼ cup (50g) of flaxseed flour, chia flour, or sesame flour.
Can I Substitute the Mozzarella?
Yes, using cheddar cheese or a combination of mozzarella and cheddar works great.
Recipes To Make
Looking for more recipes that utilize my fathead dough? Try these:
- Fathead Bagels - made with just 6 ingredients and the perfect breakfast! They go perfectly spread with cream cheese or dipped in olive oil.
- Fathead Cinnamon Rolls - can you believe you can enjoy cinnamon rolls on the keto diet? These low-carb cinnamon rolls are the ultimate sweet treat and only contain 2.1 grams of net carbs each!
- Turkish Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza) - ultra-thin and crispy base topped with flavor-packed ground beef, onion, tomato, fresh herbs, and spices.
Fathead Dough Recipe - Only 4 Ingredients!
- 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese grated
- 3 tablespoon Cream Cheese (1.6 oz)
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- 1 large Egg
- ½ teaspoon Salt
To Make Fathead Dough
- Mix the mozzarella cheese with the cream cheese and almond flour in a microwave-safe mixing bowl. (if you are using a microwave oven for the recipe).
- Microwave for 2 minutes on high, or use sous vide* for 5-7 minutes.
- Stir to incorporate the ingredients. Add the egg and season with salt.
- Place the dough between two pieces of baking paper and roll with a rolling pin or a tall glass to your desired thickness. Lightly dust with almond flour if it’s too sticky.
- Use according to your recipe instructions or simply bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness, to enjoy it on its own.
- *Sous Vide: Prepare a water bath by filling a pot with hot water. Bring to a gentle simmer. Place the ingredients you need to cook in a heatproof bowl, saucepan, or zip-lock bag, and place the bowl or bag in the simmering water.
To Bake Fathead Dough
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking pan with baking paper.
- Place your fathead dough on the lined baking pan and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness.
To Make Fathead Pizza Crust
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking pan with baking paper.
- Place your pizza dough on the lined baking pan and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness.
- Spread your desired low carb sauce and toppings over the dough. I like to use sugar-free marinara, pepperoni, mushrooms, and mozzarella.
- Set the oven to 400°F (200°C) and bake for 5 minutes until the toppings are cooked.
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I would imagine these can be used as a pita type crust to make Gyro's. One of my favorites that I have been missing.
Definitely will try these, but wanted to know if you can substitute the Almond flour for Coconut flour. Thanks!
Yes, you can substitute the almond flour for 1/4 cup of coconut flour.
I hope you enjoy the fathead dough!
I made these and they were the best for a keto diet. I didn’t add the spices so that i can also use them for a dessert or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or with cream cheese and strawberries. My husband also loved them
Thanks, Miriam! I'm so glad you and your husband loved them 🙂
So easy and tasty
Family liked it
This bread is amazing !!
My family loved this also
Turned out great! Not as fluffy as the picture, but still bread-like and tasted great.
Can you use a different type of flour? My daughter is allergic to almonds. Maybe rice flour?
Made this today with my 84 yo Mom. We are addicted! We first tried it hot, right out of the oven and then tried it warm after about 5 minutes (we split the piece each time and put some homemade jelly on it) She loves her breads and pasta and I’m trying to keep my type 2 under control (carb wise). This is great! Thank you!
So good! I don’t see it being keto maybe I used the wrong brand but mozzarella has quite a bit of carbs. I will definitely make again though.
This was VERY GOOD! My only question is the actual breakdown of calories, carbs, etc. I did the math, and it isn't my strong suit but I came up with quite a bit more for each ingredient than you. I am confused and don't want to be over on anything as I am not losing well. Thanks!
Used this for Chili cheese empanadas and cinnamon rolls…it was delicious 😋 very versatile!
Are the 137 calories & 3.5 carbs for the whole recipe? I didn't see that servings were stated.
The recipe makes 8 servings, and the nutritional information is based on that.
So, you should get 8 pieces of fathead dough, each containing 197 calories and 2g net carbs.
I hope you enjoy it!
Your recipes are wonderful! I really like this one in particular because I like making bread. If this recipe makes 8 servings, I would assume the calories for each piece is 197 calories. Is that correct?
Thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad you're enjoying the recipes.
Yes, that's correct. The recipe makes 8 servings, and the nutritional information is based on that.
I hope you enjoy it!
How many servings are in one recipe?
This fathead dough recipe makes around 8 servings.
Hi, can other flours be substituted for almond flour? My daughter is allergic to almonds, but I’d really like to try this recipe. Thanks
Great recipe! Made it in our RV. Didn't have a pan to bake them in the oven so cooked them on our griddle like a pancake, with a cover over them, then flipped after a few minutes to brown on the other side. Worked great, and tasted wonderful when we made wraps with them.
Let a review also on Pinterest. This is so delicious! Made it with my 84 yo Mom who has always been addicted to her breads and pasta. I’m type 2 and trying to keep my carbs in check- this was simply a delicious way to do so!
Yes, parchment paper is a must - and so is sprinkling almond flour on each “patty” before putting the top sheet down on it as well.
I did let the mixture cool a bit before adding my egg. I was worried about the egg cooking instead of mixing in.
Thank you for the recipe!
Really glad you loved the recipe, Theresa!
Parchment paper is your best friend on this. I rolled dough between 2 pieces, also lined baking pan with it. Literally peeled the flattened dough from one piece of paper as I plopped it into the pan. Easy and neat!
That's awesome ! Thanks Cathy !
Is there a tablespoon measurement on the cream cheese, as 1.6 is confusing!
Hey Daniel, I've updated the recipe to give a tbsp amount as well. 1.6 oz of cream cheese is around 3 tablespoons. Enjoy 🙂
Bonnie g Molinari
How much is ⅕ cup Cream Cheese, is it 1/4 cup or what please let me know.
Hi Bonnie, sorry that measurement is a little bit confusing. It turns out to be around 1.6 oz of cream cheese or 45 grams. Hope that helps!
quite new to keto n have been trying to find a good staple to go with my curries. I found a winner in your fat head bread. so easy to make n taste so good. I patted it with truffle olive oil n now it taste jus great!! thank you. I can think of so many things to add flavour to it ?. this recipe is a keeper ♥️
Thanks Maia, glad you enjoyed it!