Keto fathead dough is so versatile that you can use it to create a number of low carb meals.
Mozzarella dough aka fat head dough is very simple with only 5 ingredients. With only 14.9g net carbs, for the ENTIRE dough recipe, you'd be surprised how a few extra ingredients transforms it into an entirely different meal altogether.
PLUS you can now make fathead dough with almond flour OR coconut flour (substitutions are in the recipe card below).
In this article you will find:
- What is keto fat head dough?
- How many carbs in fat head dough
- How long does fat head dough keep
- 10 keto meals you can make using keto dough
What in the World is Keto Fathead Dough?
If you loved bread before you started your keto, low-carb journey, you're going to love this replacement recipe. You'll see the versatility of this recipe when you realize all the different meals you can make with fat head dough.
Even better? It's super simple to make with only 5 main ingredients: mozzarella, cream cheese, egg, almond flour or coconut flour, and a pinch of salt. That's it!
You'll sometimes see it referred to as mozzarella dough. Check out the recipe below.
Low-Carb Mozzarella Dough - 4 ways
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- 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, and any other flavourings, mix gently.
- Use the basic mozzarella dough in a variety of ways detailed below.
FAQs About Fat Head Dough
As you may have seen in the recipe card above, this is my most popular recipe, hands down. Because tens of thousands of my readers have made this tasty low-carb dough, I have also received a lot of questions about it.
Before we get into all the different ways you can use fat head dough, I want to answer some FAQs about it below. If you have another question, please leave it in the comments and I'll get back to you!
How Many Net Carbs are in Fat Head Dough?
The fat head dough recipe has 14.9g of net carbs for the whole batch. The carb count for the final dishes you create using the dough will differ.
Counting carbs isn't always the fun part of this lifestyle, so I made it even easier for this post. Each recipe below has the net carb count listed at the end of this post.
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How long does raw fat head dough keep?
You can store uncooked fat head dough in the fridge or freezer.
If you are prepping batches ahead of time keep in mind that you'll need to use it with 2 days when storing in a refrigerator.
If you plan on freezing your batches, keep it covered well with a few layers of plastic wrap. Properly stored in the freezer, the dough will keep for up to 2 months.
Why is it called fat head dough?
This is probably the number one question I get. I know, the name is kind of funny.
Full credit for the original fat head dough needs to go to Tom Naughton. The creator of "Fat Head", a comedy-documentary. The filmmaker's oldest brother's first-born son created the dough and named it after the documentary. Kind of a mouthful, but that's the story!
10 Meals You Can Create with Keto Fat Head Dough
Okay, let's get into the good part - the recipes! Here are 10 different ways you can use this fantastic low carb dough.
So many traditional pizza lovers make the transition to low carb living using this Fat Head Pizza recipe.
2. Keto Bagels
There are so many different options you can build off of this one bagel recipe. From a traditional bagel with cream cheese to a full breakfast sandwich, the varieties are endless.
3. Pizza Scrolls
The kids will love these mozzarella dough keto pizza scrolls! It's the perfect lunch or snack option for low carb kids.
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This keto fathead dough calzone recipe is only 1.6 g net carbs. They are the perfect low-carb snack too.
5. Keto Cheesy Garlic Bread
6. Grain-Free Pizza Pockets
You can use almond or coconut flour for this pizza pocket copycat recipe. Set these out for the kiddos and they'll be gobbled up.
Whether it's football season, family get-to-togethers, or a fun picnic, these fat head nachos will be a hit.
8. Sausage Rolls
Whether it's served as an appetizer or a quick lunch, these fat head sausage rolls are so delicious. P.S. it's only 3g net carbs!
9. Green Pizza
Mint, feta, spring onion, and zucchini make this green pizza so fresh and tasty.
You can season these fathead crackers in so many ways. You can customize the flavor to your taste.
- Taco seasoning
- Top with parmesan for the final few minutes
- Lemon and rosemary
- Poppy seeds
No matter which recipe is your favorite, it's amazing how many options you have with a basic keto fat head dough base. Enjoy!