The BEST cheesy keto garlic bread recipe … only 1.5g net carbs per slice. Made with the famous mozzarella dough is a real crowd-pleaser at a summer barbecue or pizza night.
Mozzarella dough garlic bread is the best keto garlic bread recipe you will ever eat.
The beauty is that it's only 1.5g net carbs per slice.
What is mozzarella cheese dough?
Mozzarella cheese dough is a low-carb and keto dough that is used in bread recipes, pizza, bread sticks, 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. I have given guidance for substitutions in the recipe card below.
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 are new here, you may have stumbled upon Fat Head dough recipe. It is sometimes referred to as mozzarella cheese dough.
If you only try ONE recipe, Fat Head dough (mozzarella dough) is it!
What is Fat Head dough?
This famous low-carb dough is known as Fat Head dough because of Tom Naughton, the creator of Fat Head, the movie. It’s a comedy documentary that explains how low cholesterol is unhealthy, saturated fat does not cause heart disease but instead, sugars, grains, starches and processed vegetable oils do. You can read more about Tom Naughton and Fat Head here.
The great thing about this cheesy keto garlic bread recipe using Fat Head dough, is that there’s absolutely no grain or wheat at all.
Yes, this low-carb garlic bread is naturally gluten-free without using all those horrid ultra-processed gluten-free flours out there (and they cost a small fortune).
And remember this, gluten-free junk is still junk.
Italian low-carb recipe hacks
Remember those times when you cooked an Italian lunch or dinner, and you made your favourite pastas with some garlic bread on the side? Mm-mmm~ Sounds good, doesn’t it?
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 your covered.
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Low-carb bread & pasta recipes
So how do you recreate your favourite Italian bread and pasta side dishes?
One of the very first recipes I made low-carb style for my family, was spaghetti Bolognese with zoodles.
You can begin by making vegetable pasta with zoodles and now you have discovered there is a wonderfully low-carb way to make your much-loved garlic bread, only a low-carb version.
So what are you waiting for? Have your beloved pastas and garlic bread like old times – now made healthier!
How to make garlic bread - step by step
Begin by making the low-carb mozzarella cheese dough by using the recipe below, and watching the quick video. It really is my go-to keto dough recipe for so many dishes.
I place the garlic bread dough onto a baking sheet, lined with baking parchment. I like to have a flat garlic bread so it bakes to a crispy crust and a soft cheesy bread-like centre.
How to flavor garlic bread
I also like to add LOTS of garlic, parsley and sometimes chives. It's up to you however. We all have our favourite garlic bread family recipe we want to recreate low-carb style.
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 crust.
If you really love a punch of garlic, you wish to brush the top of the low-carb garlic bread with extra melted butter and garlic. Anything with extra butter in my opinion makes for a great recipe.
Cheesy Keto Garlic Bread - using mozzarella dough
Recipe Video (tap to play)
- 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 tbsp melted butter, 1 tsp parsley and 1 tsp 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.