Keto Fathead Pizza Base

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  • prep time

    prep time

    30 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    35 min

Keto Fathead Pizza Base

33 ratings

This keto pizza base is the perfect vehicle for all your favourite low carb toppings. Once the dough is prepared you can part-bake it then finish it off with toppings of your choice.

This dough is so versatile we have also used it for our low carb mini pizzas and low carb sausage calzone.

  • Net Carbs

    4.2 g

  • Fiber

    2.4 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.7 g

  • Protein

    24.1 g

  • Fats

    39.4 g

469 cals

Keto Fathead Pizza Base

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  • Mozzarella Cheese

    Mozzarella Cheese

    1-¾ cup, grated

  • Food Cupboard Home Baking Almonds Ground by Sainsbury's

    Food Cupboard Home Baking Almonds Ground by Sainsbury's

    5-½ ounce

  • Butter


    1 tablespoon

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Cheese

    1 tablespoon, grated

  • Cream Cheese Spread

    Cream Cheese Spread

    1 tablespoon

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    1 small

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 6

35 min

  • Step 1

    Add the mozzarella and butter to a heat proof bowl. Create a double boiler over a pan of boiling water and melt the butter and cheese together. Stir well to combine.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Allow the mixture to cool a little then transfer to a food processor along with the Parmesan, cream cheese, 1 cup of the ground almonds, salt and pepper. Blend well to combine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the egg and blend again.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Add the remaining ground almonds to the food processor and blend again to form a sticky dough.
  • Step 5

    Turn the dough out on a large sheet of plastic wrap and form a rough log shape. Wrap in the plastic wrap, twisting the ends to secure. Transfer to the fridge for 20 minutes to firm.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Once firm, roll the dough out as required. This is best part-baked for 10 minutes as a whole pizza base at 380 degrees Fahrenheit, before adding and cooking your toppings.
    Step 6

Comments 23

  • SuperRadish315314

    SuperRadish315314 3 months ago

    Can you freeze?

    • AmazingAvocado452251

      AmazingAvocado452251 6 months ago

      Really good, amended to make 2 portions and couldn't roll but pressed on to baking parchment

      • UnbelievableArugula455183

        UnbelievableArugula455183 a year ago

        Can I ask a questions. When it says 4. Does that mean the recipe is for 4 portions?

        • SuperAvocado521215

          SuperAvocado521215 9 months ago


      • StupendousAvocado290729

        StupendousAvocado290729 a year ago

        Garlic aoili pizza mmm mmmm 😋

        • PropitiousCauliflower585403

          PropitiousCauliflower585403 a year ago

          The recipe says to add 1 cup of ground almonds. Then later the recipe says to add the rest of the ground almonds. But the ingredients list says only 5.5oz ground almonds total (that’s not even 1 cup). I’m very confused.

          • SuperAvocado521215

            SuperAvocado521215 9 months ago

            If you actually weigh the almond flour it is more than 1 cup

          • UpbeatCauliflower640104

            UpbeatCauliflower640104 a year ago

            I, too, was very confused NY this.

        • Encie

          Encie a year ago

          The texture isn't pizza crust exactly, more like a crunchy thin, savory cookie, but if you like cheese, you'll love the flavor of this crust. I made a traditional pepperoni pizza with this, as well as a Mediterranean one. Both were great. Next, spinach and blue cheese!

          • PhylHLarson

            PhylHLarson 3 years ago

            I used recipe Fathead Pizza the little which included almond flour, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, egg, garlic salt, low carb pizza sauce, and pepperoni. See recipe on their Pinterest site. I changed nutrition info as info on her site. DELICIOUS.

            • Angela603

              Angela603 a year ago

              I also use this recipe.

          • SpectacularRadish145712

            SpectacularRadish145712 3 years ago

            This was delicious! We will definitely be making it again!!!!

            • MarvellousKale962215

              MarvellousKale962215 3 years ago

              Thanks for the recipe it’s makes a fantastic base

              • Dale

                Dale 3 years ago

                can you use almond flour instead of crushed almonds?

                • Look’ngood@60

                  Look’ngood@60 3 years ago


              • Rebecca

                Rebecca 3 years ago

                Could you make this up, divide into 4 and keep 3 in the freezer for when it's needed?

                • SuperAvocado521215

                  SuperAvocado521215 9 months ago

                  I've divided by 4, parbaked them and then froze 3 of them, haven't tried freezing the dough

              • RousingAvocado147568

                RousingAvocado147568 3 years ago

                Was really good compared to other keto crusts! Still not the same as real dough but definitely will eat this again!

                • Anonymous

                  Anonymous 4 years ago

                  This was ridiculously complicated. The write ups implied I could throw this together after work, but an hour and a half later, I’m still waiting to eat. The base was sticky which required me to add flour. Kind of lost the point if Keto. Diet Doctor has a truly 5 minute prep base. I’m sticking to that.

                  • Angela603

                    Angela603 a year ago

                    It was a bit messy for sure but I never let mine sit in the refrigerator for a bit. I think if you meal plan…. This would not be as much of a hassle. And believe me I know that frustration of being “HANGRY” everything seems like it takes longer.

                  • MirthfulKetone628215

                    MirthfulKetone628215 3 years ago

                    Can you tell me this recipe from diet doctor?

                  • Montana

                    Montana 3 years ago

           is the best pizza recipe. Look for Keto fathead pizza

                  • Karrot

                    Karrot 4 years ago

                    Its supposed to be sticky if you roll it out between two sheets of parchment or one sheet on top of a pizza stone sprayed with olive oil then roll it out its perfect. I cook mine in the BBQ at 425° 8 min then add toppings and cook til cheese is melted. Never takes me more than 30 min. I mix with my mixer and dough hook.