The BEST cheesy keto garlic bread recipe … that's only 1.5g net carbs per slice.
Mozzarella dough garlic bread is the best keto garlic bread recipe you will ever eat.
So if you want to learn how you can enjoy garlic bread again on your keto diet, made with the famous mozzarella dough, go ahead and print this recipe.
Garlic bread is always a real crowd-pleaser at a summer barbecue or pizza night. And in fact, it's the perfect side dish for chicken, beef, pork, and of course, pizza.
Before you begin, make sure you see the supreme guide to making fat head dough even without a microwave. Can be made with almond flour or coconut flour EVEN WITHOUT a microwave PLUS 16 keto recipes to use it.
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What is mozzarella cheese dough?
Mozzarella cheese dough is a low-carb and keto dough that is made with melted mozzarella and used in bread recipes, pizza, breadsticks, and even sweet recipes too. It is a mild cheese taste that takes on sweet and savory flavors easily.
The keto dough can be made with almond flour or coconut flour and can be made with a microwave or without.
If you have watched my viral video "Mozzarella Cheese Dough - 4 Ways" you will already be hooked on using mozzarella dough in a number of different recipes.
If you only try ONE recipe, Fat Head dough (mozzarella dough) is it! There are so many meals you can make with fathead dough.
Once you master this one simple, you can make keto dinner rolls, pizza, sausage rolls, crackers, and even breadsticks.
What is Fat Head dough?
Fat Head dough recipe is sometimes referred to as mozzarella cheese dough.
This famous low-carb dough is known as Fat Head dough because of Tom Naughton, the creator of Fat Head, the movie. You can read more about Tom Naughton and Fat Head here.
This versatile keto dough can be used in sweet and savory recipes and is naturally gluten-free (so throw away those expensive gluten-free flours).
All quantities, ingredients, and instructions are in the recipe card below.
- shredded/grated cheese - mozzarella cheese is preferred but you can use mild flavored cheddar cheese
- almond meal/flour - see recipe notes below
- cream cheese - full fat
- garlic - minced garlic cloves or crushed garlic is best but you can use garlic powder
- parsley - fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
- baking powder
- salt to taste
- eggs - medium medium
Add any of these herbs and spices to make the best keto bread recipe.
- Shredded parmesan cheese
- Italian seasoning
- Brush the top of the bread with extra virgin olive oil or garlic butter to taste like the real thing
How to make keto garlic bread (step-by-step photos)
STEP 1: MAKE THE KETO BREAD DOUGH
The first step is to make the low-carb mozzarella cheese dough by using the recipe below and watching the quick video.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and cream cheese.
Stir, then heat again.
Add the large egg and mix until the dough ball forms.
STEP 2: SHAPE THE DOUGH
Place the garlic bread ball of dough onto a baking sheet, lined with baking parchment (or a greased baking sheet). Shape dough into a flat garlic bread so it bakes to a crispy crust and a soft cheesy bread-like center.
Alternatively, you can use the healthy garlic bread recipe to make keto garlic breadsticks using a rolling pin and a knife. Sprinkle some shredded parmesan cheese over each breadstick before baking.
STEP 3: COOK THE GARLIC BREAD
Place the keto garlic cheese bread on a baking sheet (sheet pan) that has been lined with baking parchment paper.
Cut gently almost the entire way through the garlic bread dough before baking. This allows for even cooking and for the slices to bake beautifully.
I like to sprinkle my low-carb garlic bread with extra cheese, for that crispy garlic bread crust.
Watch as the bread bakes that your cheesy crust turns brown and crunchy along the edges.
Bake until golden brown in the oven, toaster oven, and even the air fryer.
How to flavor garlic bread
I also like to add LOTS of garlic, parsley, and sometimes chives to make the best flavors of garlic bread.
In a small bowl mix melted butter with extra garlic, then brush the top of the bread before and after baking.
You will probably have your favorite garlic bread family recipe you want to recreate.
If you really love a punch of garlic, you wish to brush the top of the low-carb garlic bread with extra melted garlic butter mixture. Anything with extra butter in my opinion makes for a delicious side dish.
Keto bread & pasta recipes
Remember those times when you cooked an authentic Italian lunch or dinner, and you made your favorite pasta with some garlic bread on the side?
But what about that horrible bloated feeling you felt for hours later (or even worse, the after-effects the following day)?
But now you have become low-carb and discovered all the health benefits, you want to recreate those Italian dishes, only low-carb style.
Does that mean that you have to give up on your staple Italian dishes? What if I tell you that you can still have both? I've got you covered with these delicious keto recipes.
Keto bread and pasta recipes
So how do you recreate your favorite Italian bread and pasta side dishes?
The easiest recipe for beginners has to be spaghetti Bolognese with zoodles or 3-ingredient keto pasta.
Start by making vegetable pasta by discovering how to make zoodles.
But what about traditional bread? You've already discovered this much-loved keto garlic bread and you can also make keto cheese bread loaf, almond flour bread, coconut flour bread, and focaccia bread.
So what are you waiting for? Have your beloved pasta and garlic bread like old times – now made healthier!
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Cheesy Keto Garlic Bread Recipe (mozzarella dough)
- 170 g (1 ¾ cups) shredded/grated cheese mozzarella
- 85 g (¾ cups) almond meal/flour *see recipe notes below
- 2 tablespoon cream cheese full fat
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced crushed
- 1 tablespoon parsley fresh or dried
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch ( pinch) salt to taste
- 1 eggs - medium medium
- Place all the ingredients apart from the egg, in a microwaveable bowl. Stir gently to mix together. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
- Stir then microwave on HIGH for a further 30 seconds.
- Add the egg then mix gently to make a cheesy dough.
- Place on a baking tray and form into a garlic bread shape. Cut slices into the low-carb garlic bread.
- Optional: Mix 2 tablespoon melted butter, 1 teaspoon parsley and 1 teaspoon garlic. Brush over the top of the low-carb garlic bread, sprinkle with more cheese.
- Bake at 220C/425F for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack then place it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Place on a large baking sheet and bake at 180C/350F for 10 minutes. Another great option is to use a taste oven or air fryer for 10 minutes on medium heat.
Mozzarella cheese, almond flour (or coconut flour), cream cheese, an egg, and garlic. All the ingredients and quantities are in the recipe card above.
All the ingredients can be found in your local grocery store.
When a carb craving or bread cravings hit, serve the keto cheese bread alone, or as the perfect side dish with marinara sauce.
The great thing is that the original recipe has only 1.5 grams of net carbs, 6.2 g protein, and 9.8 g fat.
No, the raw egg has been warmed with the melted cheese so it needs baking straight away.
I love this recipe and use it often. I use this as a bread substitute and also when my family is having pasta. It fills me up.
***Has anyone left out the savory ingredients and used cinnamon and sweetener to make dessert breadsticks?
Hi Loretta, so glad you love it. A dessert breadstick sounds lovely. Have you tried our keto churro recipe yet? It is similar to your idea. If you do a dessert breadstick please let us know how it turns out.
Can this be done on the hob? I don’t have a microwave.
Hi Jo, yes you can make the dough without a microwave. You will want to melt the mozzarella and cream cheese in a saucepan over medium-low heat. You can find more information about making FatHead dough without a microwave in my How to Make Fathead Dough article. Thanks!
Libby, this Cheesy Garlic Bread is simply gorgeous. It is so easy to make. My husband loved it. Also the Almond bread, I may turn him Keto yet. I'm doing the butter chicken curry this weekend. The recipes are so inspiring. Thank you.
Oh Vanessa, thank you so much for letting me know how much you love this keto garlic bread. You'll love the butter chicken dinner too, it goes so well with keto naan bread or a keto samosa.
Love this recipe thank you Libby! I omitted the garlic and parsley and used a loaf tin in the airfryer at 180 for 15 minutes! It is perfect. Made 12 thin narrow slices perfect for little sandwiches for quick and easy lunches.
Awesome to use the air fryer to cook your garlic bread. It's so much easier than having the entire oven on. And it makes a crispy bread crust too.
Hi, just curious if you have tried making it up to the point where you add the egg and then storing it in the fridge for a couple of days? I'm trying to meal prep as much of this yummy keto stuff as I can, I feel it helps you stick to your guns after a long day at work when you don't want to cook!!
Hi Larissa, no I haven't done that. I tend to make it fresh as it is such a quick and easy recipe. It would probably take longer if you make this keto garlic bread recipe in two stages. To help with easy keto meal prep, you can however freeze the entire bread (once it has been baked) or you can freeze individual portions in an airtight container. Happy bread baking.
Denise, Iowa, USA.
This is the best keto garlic bread I have EVER tasted! I used to buy garlic bread at my local restaurant but I won't touch that ever again now I know how quick and easy it is to make this homemade garlic bread (and stay on track with my keto diet). Thank you Libby.
Haven't tried the recipeyet, but have a question.....what are aminos nd what do they do????
Hi Virginia, There are no coconut aminos in this recipe. They are in recipes that require a soy sauce alternative.
Really great recipe! I did add cheddar on top instead of more mozzarella but it was a real treat for the family!
I guess I must be dense as I find this recipe confusing. When you say cut slices in the BREAD, are you meaning cut slices into the dough or are we to bake it first, then add. The same for the Optional topping.... you say BREAD again, not dough, so is the topping put on AFTER baking or before. I don't know if you just errantly used the word BREAD when you should have used the word DOUGH or what. However, you don't say to bake it until after all that is mentioned.
I have used "bread" where others may have said "dough". You cut slices into the bread/dough BEFORE baking because it helps cook evenly.
I made the Cheesy Keto Garlic Bread and it was easy and delicious, Thank you so much for the recipe.
I have been using Swerve . Lately I have noticed that it causes by tongue to be sore and sometimes a sore throat. I have been unable to find Monk Fruit in my area. Stevia is bitter to me. Any suggestions?
have you tried Monk-fruit or allulose sugar replacements? Many readers are swapping to these because they don't have the cooling effect that many sugar alcohols do.
xylitol! I cannot handle ANY of the sugar substitutes, except for xylitol. Do your research, any artificial sweeteners are seriously bad for you!!
Can you bake it in a loaf pan in the oven.
I am going to try this today but I wanted to know if I make a large lot of this bread, how long can we store this bread in fridge?
Libby Jenkinson, MPS
Great question Pratiksha. You can store the cheesy keto garlic bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Hello. How much additional baking powder are you adding to the dough recipe for bagels? The video does not specify. Also are the baking times the same for each of the variations? Thanks.
Hi Danette, you add 1 tsp baking powder. You can see the full keto mozzarella bagel recipe here.
Totally perfect. Going to post a video on my Instagram page. Thank you so much for the recipe. Kids loved it
Ooh please tag me on Instagram @ditchthecarbs and I might get a chance to share it. My reader's love to see other reader's meals. 🙂
I tried this recipe today and the outcome was yummy😋Loved it.
Amazing! I came across this recipe and didn't have any cream cheese. (Ahhh!!!) I decided to substitute cottage cheese (blended in a blender first) and it was still absolutely delicious. I had made 'fat head' bread before (different recipe) but this is by far the best!!!! My family absolutely loves it! Thank you so much! 🙂
These are the best garlic breadsticks I've ever had! I'm not on any special diet, but I'm not a huge fan of bread. I used 4 TBL regular flour and a large egg because it's what I had on-hand. We love them so much, I'm making them again today! Thank you for this recipe!
Awesome Karen! Thanks for the great review and I am sure you'll be experimenting here with more recipes.
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what can I use to substitute egg in this recipe?
You could probably omit the egg completely, it would result in a slightly denser bread, but that might be a bonus? Please let me know if you did this successfully.
Is it possible to make this recipe if you don't have a microwave?
Yes absolutely. Please melt the cheeses gently in a saucepan on the stovetop. Stir until they are soft enough to add the other ingredinets.
This bread is absolutely delicious. But I must have done something wrong. It stuck to the foil. Was I supposed to use parchment paper. Also when I added the extra butter on top it seemed like alot ran everywhere which caused the butter on pan to burn. Please help. It was still yummy.
Yes, the garlic bread needs to be cooked on parchment paper, I find most things stick to foil. "Place the keto garlic cheese bread on a baking sheet (sheet pan) that has been lined with baking parchment paper." I'm, glad you liked the keto garlic bread anyway. Next time you'll know exactly what to do and it will be superb!
You could also try "flegs" - simply ground flax seed and water, that folks use as a substitute for eggs in baking due to allergies or to make a recipe vegan. A simple Google search will get you more info. on the measurements.
I didn’t have any pre-shredded mozzarella on hand, so I grated up some Monterey Jack instead. I also fine-grated some Pecorino Romano over the top and added red pepper flakes too. Came out great!