When you are craving a delicious slice of pizza but don't want to fall off your low-carb diet, this is the recipe you need! Once you get a taste of this fat head pizza, you won't even miss the real thing because it tastes just like it.
Welcome... and get ready. Fat head pizza is the best keto pizza recipe and the entire internet is going crazy over it. It is Google’s number one recipe for low-carb and keto pizza!
If you are new to low-carb, this will knock your socks off.
In this recipe + VIDEO you will learn:
- What is Fat Head pizza?
- Why is it called Fat Head?
- How to bake thin crispy keto fat head pizza
- How to store fat head pizza
- How many ways can you use fat head mozzarella dough?
You can learn how easy it is to make low-carb mozzarella dough pizza – even if you don’t like to cook! Watch the quick cooking video and easy-to-follow instructions that I have included in this post.
Not only is the famous fat head pizza absolutely fabulous, delicious, and low-carb, it's also:
- And, better than any regular pizza you will ever taste!
Fat Head Pizza Video
If you are a visual learner, then this cooking video is for you. This video tutorial shows you exactly how to make this low carb pizza dough, every step of the way.
Fat Head pizza is seriously amazing (just read the comments at the end of the post if you don’t believe me).
And, once you master this mozzarella dough, there are so many different ways to use it.
Read more: Keto Pizza And Dinner Recipes
What is Fat Head pizza? - Wait ... there's a movie?
Fat Head is a comedy-documentary by Tom Naughton (comedian and former health writer). Well, actually, for anyone who doesn’t know, fat head pizza was created by Tom Naughton’s oldest brother’s oldest son. I know... kind of a mouthful.
The documentary explains how low cholesterol is unhealthy as well as saturated fat does not cause heart disease but instead of sugars, grains, starches, and processed vegetable oils do.
Ever since it has been named in honor of his Fat Head Movie.
Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Lies Clip
This is one of his short clips titled “Saturated fat and Cholesterol Lies."
The Holy Grail of Low-Carb Pizzas - Fat Head Pizza
Since I originally published the post, I've updated it to include bigger and better things!
Here's what I added to this post and the recipe.
- Now, the pizza has a super-thin crust.
- I also added the quick-cooking video and an alternative coconut flour option for the crust.
As I continue trying out this pizza in different ways, I'll make sure to keep you posted.
But I have to say—if you miss pizza since going low carb, then this recipe is for you!
What Is In Fat Head Pizza?
This low- carb pizza is grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and incredibly filling.
The base is made from the following low-carb ingredients:
- Cream cheese
- Ground almonds/almond flour
My children now prefer this to regular pizza, and they make it themselves.
One of the best things we can do as a parent is to teach our children to cook, bake, and experiment with eating new and exciting recipes. It is a gift we can pass to our children for the rest of their lives.
Cooking is a life skill, ordering pizza from an app isn’t – although, you may beg to differ on that one.
How to bake thin crispy keto fat head pizza
The trick is to roll out the mozzarella dough super thin using 2 sheets of baking parchment as shown in the step-by-step instructions and cooking video.
TOP TIP: Press a fork over the base to make little indentations to allow the keto pizza bast to cook evenly AND turn the keto pizza base over mid cooking so it cooks and bakes on both sides.
This guarantees a super crispy thin pizza crust.
How to store fat head pizza
Once the pizza base has been cooked, then you can store it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Wrap in baking parchment and place in an airtight container or large ziplock bag to prevent "freezer burn".
You cannot store the unbaked pizza dough because the raw egg has been warmed by the melting cheese. it mUST be cooked before storing.
Any leftover pizza (I know, that's surely impossible) can be stored in a similar way. Wrap in baking parchment and place in an airtight container or large ziplock bag.
Keto Pizza vs. Low-Carb Pizza
Does an entire pizza normally disappear before your eyes?
When you eat traditional pizza with a wheat base, do you eat and eat and eat and cannot stop at just one or two slices? Yeah, I've done that too.
But, I'll admit it...there is no way you can over-eat with fat head pizza.
Fat head pizza is incredibly rich, but that’s the point. You cannot overindulge. Most people can only handle one, or possibly two, slices. Add a side salad and you’ve got a great Friday night movie meal!
More ways can you use fat head mozzarella dough
Once you master the fat head dough (which isn’t difficult to do), you should try some of these other recipes:
So, next time you make fat head pizza, my top tip – double the recipe quantities, then you are ready to go and make one of these fat head recipes as well.
How To Make Fat Head Pizza Dough
This is one of the easiest ways to make a grain-free pizza! Here are some pictures showing you each step of the easy process.
The entire recipe is in a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Low-Carb Toppings For Pizza
After you make the dough, you can add all your favorite pizza toppings.
Here are some ideas for you:
- Tomato paste (unsweetened)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sausage meat
- Spinach with a cracked egg on top
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage
- More cheese
Here's how the nutrition of wheat-based pizza crust compares to a fat head pizza crust. The wheat-based pizza macros are listed first and the fat head macros are in parentheses next to it.
- Carbs 27g (4g)
- Protein 3.8g (11g)
- Fat 3.4g (16.8g)
In addition, the regular pizza will contain gluten, and if store-bought, it will also have preservatives, artificial flavorings, and probably some trans fats.
Also, remember- you will probably only eat 1 or 2 slices of Fat Head Pizza compared to half to 1 regular pizza.
Reader's Fat Head Pizza Testimonial
If you want to read more testimonials, take a look at the pages and pages of readers who have written their stories. Many people have experienced weight loss, reversed type two diabetes, improvement of PCOS, clear skin, clarity of thought, improved concentration, the depression lifted, inflammation, and pain reduced.
For most, going LCHF has controlled their appetite for the first time ever. No longer are they constantly hungry, constantly eating, and constantly feeling guilt over food. This isn’t a diet, it’s simply eating low carb whole food.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! It has no sugars, no grains, no unhealthy oils. You are going to love it!
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Fat Head Pizza - The Holy Grail
Recipe Video (tap to play)
- 170 g (1 3/4 cups) pre shredded/grated cheese mozzarella is the best or Edam/mild cheese
- 85 g (3/4 cups) almond meal/flour
- 2 tbsp (2 tbsp) cream cheese
- 1 (1 ) egg
- pinch (pinch) salt to taste
- ½ tsp (1/2 tsp) dried rosemary/ garlic or other flavourings optional
- your choice of toppings such as pepperoni peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives, ground/mince beef, mushrooms, herbs etc
- Mix the shredded/grated cheese and almond flour/meal in a microwaveable bowl. Add the cream cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
- Stir then microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds.
- Add the egg, salt, rosemary and any other flavourings, mix gently.
- Place in between 2 pieces of baking parchment/paper and roll into a circular pizza shape (see photos above). Remove the top baking paper/parchment. If the mixture hardens and becomes difficult to work with, pop it back in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften again but not too long or you will cook the egg.
- Make fork holes all over the pizza base to ensure it cooks evenly.
- Slide the baking paper/parchment with the pizza base, on a baking tray (cookie tray) or pizza stone, and bake at 220C/425F for 12-15 minutes, or until brown.
- To make the base really crispy and sturdy, flip the pizza over (onto baking paper/parchment) once the top has browned.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and add all the toppings you like. Make sure any meat is already cooked as this time it goes back into the oven just to heat up the toppings and melt the cheese. Bake again at 220C/425F for 5 minutes.
If you are new here, please read HOW TO START. It will help you understand how beneficial low carb eating is, and how to get started.