Best Keto Pizza Crust
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If you are searching for a keto pizza crust, then either you know there are going to be some unusual ingredients in this dough, or, you are just confused. How can you make pizza crust that has almost no carbs?
Keto pizza can seem hard to believe, but it is a reality. And once you master this amazing low carb dough, you can use it in so many ways, adding texture, flavor, and the feel of carbs — without the weight gain.
And who doesn’t love pizza? It is probably one of the most favorite and popular foods out there. Rice lovers can try delicious cauliflower rice. Pizza lovers need look no further.
The basic of keto is that you need 70% of your calories to come from fat, 25% from protein, and only 5% from carbohydrates. For some, this means forgetting about some of your favorite foods. But it turns out that many of your favorites can be adapted to a keto diet once you learn the basics and find your favorite recipes.
The basics are when you remove most carbs from your diet, your body enters a state called ketosis, in which you begin to burn fat as fuel. Carbs must be strictly limited, and protein foods kept to their proper amount, for this to happen.
The bulk of your keto diet comes from fats. Therefore, most substitutes will be based upon full fat dairy products, fatty flours like almond or coconut flour, and other high fat ingredients.
Now back to our pizza crust.
This “Fathead Pizza Dough” recipe is made with only four ingredients. It even calls for coconut flour, or almond flour, as a way to keep the pizza dough potentially nut free. And it is gluten free as well.
Basically, it calls for mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, eggs, and a flour substitute. See the full recipe here.
Why the name Fathead? Fathead pizza is named after a documentary that showed how weight loss, and good health, can be achieved with a low carb, high fat diet.
How is it done? Just melt the cheeses together in a double boiler or the microwave, and then form a crust by mixing the melted cheese with the eggs and flour. A mixer works best for this, as it will keep the dough uniform and yield the best results. However, if you do not have one, you can knead this dough with your hands.
Press the dough out onto a round pan, and bake. You can top your pizza with the usual choices, extra mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, olives, mushrooms, onions…
When working with the dough, keep kneading it so that it doesn’t solidify and become hard. As long as your work with it, and get it in the oven once it is ready, the dough will stay moist and easy to handle. If your dough seems too sticky, oil your hands, and that should do the trick.
For toppings, make sure there are no hidden sugars, which can raise your glucose levels and knock you right out of ketosis, which is the physiological process by which your body harvests fat stores for fuel. Sugar is a big no no, so either make your own sugar-free sauce, or read the labels of store bought sauces to make sure your not putting sugar on your keto pizza. Other options include pesto sauce, or a white creamy alfredo.
And the dough is very forgiving; you can freeze the raw dough, refrigerate a baked pizza crust, or refrigerate the uncooked dough as well.
Fathead pizza dough is incredibly satisfying, and leaves you feeling that you just ate carbs. This will help keep you satisfied on your keto diet. Fathead pizza crust bakes up quickly and is totally delicious. Here are some variations that you can do with the basic dough to add variety to your diet:
Low Carb Bagels
Bagels are another popular food that can be made with fathead dough. And if you think about it, they can be topped with all your favorites like cream cheese, lox, (sugar free) shmears, olives, tomatoes, onions, whitefish, and more.
You can also make the ever popular pizza bagels. Cut your bagel in half and top it off with a sugar free tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
Keto Fathead Rolls
These rolls are also made from fathead dough. Now you can spread on a ton of butter, if you are missing that old classic. There is nothing like a warm, toasty roll smothered in butter for some real, serious comfort food.
Keto Fathead Pizza Pockets
These keto fathead pizza pockets are like little calzones, filled with creamy melty mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and feta. It is proof that you don’t have to give up your favorite foods to keep a keto diet.
These steaming, guilt free treats will become a regular meal in your house. This is one that the whole family will enjoy, keto or not.
Fathead Pizza Rolls
A real crowd pleaser, these pizza rolls are basically fathead pizza made in a rectangle shape, rolled up, and sliced to make rolls. They are the perfect finger food, and a simple and easy variation on yummy fathead dough to shake things up a bit.
Try these rolls as a party appetizer, or just for your family on a weeknight. You won’t regret it. They are worth the effort, delicious and festive.
Keto Pierogies Using Fathead Dough Low Carb
Pierogies are traditionally even more carb heavy than pizza! A flakey baked treat, pierogies are originally made with a creamy potato filling.
This recipe inventively uses a cauliflower filling instead of potatoes, making them the perfect keto comfort food for when you are craving carbs. You can try variations of cheeses, creamy sauce, or ground beef to use the basic recipe in different ways. Yum!