Learn how to make Keto Fat Head Dough perfect for keto pizzas, cinnamon rolls and more! This step by step tutorial will show you exactly how to make a crispy, delicious low carb crust!
What ingredients do you need to make fat head dough?
There are many different variations out there, but all of them have mozzarella cheese and either almond flour or coconut flour. When the mozzarella is melted and combined with a low carb flour a soft dough begins to form. I know it sounds crazy, but it works really well as a keto substitute. My recipe calls for:
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- softened cream cheese
- almond flour
- ground flax meal
Though many other fat head dough recipes call for an egg mine doesn’t. Why no egg, you might wonder? That is a question I get pretty often. When adding an egg to fat head dough you are mixing an uncooked egg with hot melted mozzarella cheese. While it is possible to do this quickly enough that the egg doesn’t cook itself that can be tricky, and doesn’t always work. I tried several times and ended up with small little chunks of scrambled eggs in the dough. Yuck. I want to provide recipes that are easy and straightforward. I find that without an egg you can still achieve a nice crispy crust that is easy to work with.
What can I make with fathead dough?
I have found that this crust is so versatile that you really can make just about anything you would with a normal crust. My favorite use is to make pinwheels. These Sausage Cream Cheese Rolls and Pizza Rolls are incredibly delicious and come to about 2 net carbs each. They also reheat well so it makes them a great meal prep option. Some other recipes include:
- The Best Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
- Keto Breakfast Hot Pockets
- Sausage Cream Cheese Rolls
- Pizza Rolls
- Easy Keto Taco Cups
Tips and Tricks for Keto Fathead Dough? (See video)
- In a microwave proof mixing bowl combine the shredded mozzarella and cream cheese and heat in 30 second increments until completely melted.
- Make sure the cheese is COMPLETELY melted.
- Add almond flour and ground flax seed.
- Using a silicone spatula stir the mixture folding the melted cheese into the flour. Continue until the flour is completely incorporated. Once the flour is incorporated you can pick the dough up with your hands and kneed it if you feel that you need to work the dough a little more.
- The dough should be soft and easily pliable.
- You can spread your dough directly on the pan you are baking but my favorite way to do this is to place the dough between two silicone baking mats. This makes it SO much easier because the dough never sticks and the baking mats are much sturdier than parchment paper so you don’t have to chase it around your table while you work. It also has no waste! Roll your dough into a nice even rectangle, roughly 13×10 inches if you want to make any of the roll recipes listed above.
- The most important tip is to work quickly. If the cheese cools the dough becomes less pliable and will be hard to work with. If this happens reheat your dough in 20 second increments until it becomes easy to work with again.
- This dough is cheese based, so it does brown easily. If you find your dough is browning too much just cover it with foil.
- 2 cups shredded mozzarealla cheese
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
Preheat oven to 400
In a microwave proof mixing bowl combine the shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between until completely melted.
Add the almond flour and ground flax meal.
Mix the dough well until you have a soft ball
Between two silicone baking mats or parchment paper roll the dough into the shape you need.
If using as a pizza crust: pre-bake 7 minutes add toppings and bake an additional 7-10 minutes.
If using as rolls fill dough, roll and slice. Bake 12-15 minutes.
If using in muffin tins: Silicone muffin pan cooking time is 15-18 minutes
Metal muffin pans cook faster and the cooking time is 12-15 minutes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134 Total Fat: 5.1g Carbohydrates: 3.8g Fiber: 1.4g Protein: 11.2g
Other Easy Keto Recipes
If you are new to Keto try my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites, they contain less than one net carb per bite and they are perfect for meal prep! One of my favorite easy low carb dinners is this One Pan Cabbage Casserole. It is so easy, cheesy and delicious and it has less than 9 net carbs per serving. Some other favorites, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers and Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels!