Fathead Pizza Crust

You must be wondering what you can eat since you’re trying to stay under 20g of carbs. This is a great, super easy, recipe that fits within that! It’s called “Fathead Pizza” and it’s not my own creation, but this is my take on it. It smells amazing and tastes good. The texture is really close to regular pizza crust and I really don’t miss the real stuff. 

You will need: 

  • 1-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tbsp cream cheese 
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Prep time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook time: 12-24 minutes
  • Total time: 17-34 minutes


Start by heating the oven to 425°. Add 1-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella and the 4 tbsp cream cheese to a medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for another 35 seconds. Your cheese will look something like this: 

Add your almond flour, eggs, garlic powder, oregano, and basil to the cheese and mix well. 

Once mixed, wet your hands and spread mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper is extremely necessary, without it your crust will stick to the baking sheet. The mixture should have a dough-like consistency, if it becomes too hard you can microwave it again (not too much, don’t want to cook the egg). If you dont want to spread it, you can place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to get a really thin crust. 

Sprinkle your dough with the onion powder and poke lots of holes with a fork in the dough (this will keep bubbles from forming). 

Now it is ready to put in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Check it at about 8 minutes and poke any holes that might be forming. If you want an extra crispy crust you can flip it after it is cooked and bake for another 2-4 minutes. 

Now is the fun part! You can top your pizza with all kinds of toppings. The choices are really endless. Keep in mind that you don’t want to add ingredients with added sugar. Here is what I topped my pizza crust with:

  • Trader Joe’s Traditional Marinara
  • Ground pork
  • Pepperoni
  • More mozzarella
  • Ricotta
  • Olives
  • EVOO
  • Salt 
  • This tomato sauce is my favorite. No added sugar and only 5g of net carbs per 1/2 cup from the tomatoes. 

Add all your toppings and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and voila 👌🏻! You have a tasty low-carb pizza to dig into. 


My crust made about 8 slices and each slice has 4g carbs, 11g protein, and 16.8g fat. Depending on the toppings you use, the finished product will vary. 

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