Low Carb Pizza Dough Recipe {The Holy Grail or Fat Head Pizza}

This low carb pizza dough recipe is based from the popular “Holy Grail Pizza Crust” or “Fat Head” pizza dough that has been circulating on the internet for about 5 years!

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Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe

I’m late to PAR-TY and maybe you are too!  There are lots ways to improvise pizza dough recipes for low carb diets.  

One of the most popular low carb methods is to use pulverized veggies like cauliflower or broccoli as a crust.

The only thing a veggie crust lacks is the chewy texture of doughy pizza crust like this Easy No Rise Whole Wheat Pizza Dough.

Don’t worry though because you are going to love this low carb pizza dough recipe! It tastes delicious!

One day when I’m done testing the Ketogenic Diet on myself I’ll write a whole post on what I’ve learned.  

In the meantime, you can check out this guide to a keto diet and keep taste testing the delicious foods I’m eating.

This gluten-free, keto approved diet, cheesy Low Carb Pizza Dough Recipe is a game changer for anyone that limits grains!

Low Carb Pizza Dough Recipe  rolled with saran wrap on top

Fat Head Crust For Low Carb Pizza Dough Recipe

I first learned about this recipe from my daughter, but like I mentioned, apparently it has been the rage for the low carb community for years.

Tom Naughton’s blog, Fat Head brought this recipe to the attention of health and fitness followers.

If you take a close look at Tom’s post, the original recipe is from Cooky’s Creations.

Shame on Fat Head for not providing a clickable link to the original-original recipe!  Citation people!  

You must cite the original source! DONE.

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Debunking High Fat, Low Carb Diets

Any-who, Fat Head is a entertaining movie about debunking the film Super Size Me theory that high-fat diets lead to heart disease.  

Not true, by the way!

Both films are entertaining and if you like the geeky science behind how your body responds to nutrients, then you’ll enjoy reading the studies and articles on the Fat Head blog.

Back to PIZZA!  

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Ingredients For Low Carb Pizza Crust

The best part of this recipe is that there is no yeast or waiting for the dough to proof.  

Mix almond flour, an egg, and cheese together and bake, then top with a sugar free pizza sauce and all your favorite ingredients.

One slice will fill you up for hours!

white bowl of homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe.

Low Carb Toppings For Pizza

I’m sure you have some of your favorite toppings, but for more ideas consider adding these to your pizza;

  • Black Olives
  • Basil
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Anchovies
  • Bell Peppers
  • Ham
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Jalapeños
  • Green peppers
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How Many Carbs Are In A Slice of Pizza Crust?

Each slice of crust is net 4 carbs according to my nutritional calculations.

Of course, the toppings will add some carbs depending on what you use. In addition, This pie is a generous 8 slices.

You may choose to cut your pizza into more pieces.

How To Get Crispy Dough

If you like your pizza dough to be crispy, you can accomplish that by one of the following methods;

  • Roll the dough very thin before cooking.
  • Cook the dough an extra 5-8 minutes before topping with your favorite ingredients.

Salads To Serve With Low Carb Pizza

For a complete meal serve a wedge salad, cabbage salad or a simple mixed green salad with your pizza!

Still craving pizza? Be sure to try this Keto Prosciutto Pizza for another variety.

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Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe

Simple gluten free no rise or yeast needed in this recipe for low carb pizza crust! Top with you favorite ingredients.
4.82 from 11 votes
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten free, Italian, pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer



  • 1 1/2 cups cheese mozzarella or cheddar and mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese room temperature
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • Sugar free pizza sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • additional mozzarella cheese
  • fresh vegetables
  • cooked pepperoni
  • cooked sausage


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a pizza stone or baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl melt cheese on a stovetop on in a microwave (about 1 minute). Cool and mix in cream cheese, egg and flour. The dough will be sticky and take several minutes to incorporate all the ingredients forming a ball.
  • Place on parchment paper and flatten sightly with your hands.
  • Place a sheet of saran wrap over dough and roll into a 10 1/2" diameter. Remove wrap and place in oven. Prick dough with a fork. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and add homemade homemade pizza sauce and additional cheese and your favorite toppings. Cook until cheese is melted.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 298mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Get creative with this low carb pizza dough recipe! This popular "Fat Head" low carb pizza crust is made with only four ingredients. #ketodiet #pizza #lchf #lowcarb #Italian #dinneridea
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    1. Hi Emma, I’ve never tried using whole wheat flour because that would not make this low carb, but if that isn’t a concern I bet it would work fine! Let me know if you try it.

        1. Hi Justin! Thank you for stopping by. I have a new recipe card and not all my nutrition facts have been updated quite yet. You can use My Recipe Pal recipe Analyzer in the meantime to get the details.

  1. I’m pretty sure your calories are off… just looking at the almond flour 1/4 cup is around 160 calories x by 3 for 3/4 cup.. that’s 480 calories already and then you have to add in the mozzarella cheese. We’re looking at waaaaaay over 48 calories per slice unless we’re making them bite sized 🙁

  2. It cooked up so pretty! I haven’t tasted it yet but I have had similar recipes before like this and it tastes good. Especially for low carb!!!

  3. Where do you buy that rolling pin? I have just one arm and that makes it very hard to use a traditional rolling pin..