We’ve been following a low carb lifestyle for years now and while I’ve always heard about fathead pizza dough, I’m a pretty lazy cook and so have never bothered to try and make it. I did this past weekend and I was blown away with how ridiculously simple it is to make and how crispy and tasty it was!

Quick & Easy

Not only was the fathead pizza dough super easy to make, but it was also really quick too. Ideal for weekday dinner when you want guilt-free pizza or over weekends when no one is in the mood to cook. I topped mine with some roasted figs, blue cheese, and fresh rocket and it was finger-licking-good!

The Recipe:

I doubled this recipe and it made more than enough pizza for 4 adults to eat more than their fill! It also kept really well and, who doesn’t love cold pizza for lunch, so I ate leftover the following day without the base being soggy!

Fathead Pizza Dough

A crispy pizza base alternative for those following a low carb and/or gluten-free lifestyle.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Servings 6 Slices


  • 1 & 3/4 Cups Shredded Mozzarella
  • 3/4 Cups Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp Full Cream Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Mix the almond flour and shredded cheese together with the cream cheese and microwave on high for one minute
  • Remove from the microwave, stir well and put back in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  • Remove from the microwave and gently mix in the egg.
  • Please between two pieces of baking paper and roll out to the desired shape and thickness.
  • Fork holes into the dough all over
  • Slide on the baking paper onto a suitable baking tray and remove the top layer of baking paper.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown at 220C
  • For an extra crispy base, flip the pizza dough once during the cooking process
  • Once the dough is cooked, you can then add all your desired pizza toppings and bake again for a further 5 minutes at 220C
Keyword Gluten Free, Low Carb, Wheat Free