Made with almond flour cream cheese and mozzarella to make fat head dough! This will hold all of your toppings and is so much easier than traditional pizza crust!
Checkout my chicken crust pizza as well!
Whoa, like whoa! I have got something super delicious on the blog for you today! Creamy sauce, spicy red pepper flakes, salty parmesan, (insert yummy descriptive word for wilted spinach)...all slathered on a Low Carb Pizza Crust made from cheese. Yes, you read that right! And this low carb Florentine pizza doesn't have to be eaten with a fork!
This. pizza. crust. is. amazing.
And as you can see, I made my low carb pizza crust into Florentine pizza, but you can add whatever toppings you like! Meat lovers, pepperoni, supreme pizza, Hawaiian (my hubby's favorite), etc.
This low carb pizza dough is so easy...so much easier than traditional pizza dough!
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I'm just going to throw it out there that I hate all things involving flour...and yeast...and waiting. It might be because I'm a clean freak and flour is messy and I am extremely impatient. Then you've got all of the measuring cups and spoons, and just...ugh. And don't get me started on flour not having re-sealable tops. Seriously! That is just a hug mess waiting to happen!
I'm not going to lie and say the almond flour in this low carb pizza crust isn't messy, because it can definitely be messy! Just not as messy as wheat flour. And definitely not as time consuming as traditional homemade pizza crust. I vote we have a movement to get this pizza crust as the new and improved traditional pizza crust. LOW CARBERS UNITE!
Y'all, this low carb pizza crust is so good. Like, you don't even know how good it is. It's made of cheese for crying out loud!
I also give a nut free version in this post: Fathead Pizza.
I used this yummy low carb pizza dough to make a Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza! It was amazing!
I also like to make Chicken Crust Pizza, Yummy!
Low Carb Pizza Crust
- 1 ¾ cup grated mozzarella cheese
- ¾ cup almond flour (click here to see my favorite on Amazon)
- 2 tablespoon cream cheese
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon italian seasoning
- pinch of salt
- ¼ cup alfredo sauce , your favorite store bought(I can't re-invent this deliciousness)
- 4 oz frozen spinach
- 2 tablespoon shredded parmesan
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake
- Preheat oven to 400F
- thaw spinach in a microwave safe bowl, then squeeze the liquid out in a dish towel.
- Combine mozzarella cheese and almond flour in a microwave safe bowl, add cream cheese
- Microwave for 1 minute, then stir. If the mixture is not melted and easy to combine, microwave for 30 seconds more.
- add egg, italian seasoning, and salt. Mix well
- Place mixture on parchment paper and press flat into a 10 inch circle. You could also roll it out between two pieces of parchment, but I didn't think it was necessary.
- Place directly on the oven rack and bake for 8-10 minutes or light brown, poke any bubbles that develop with a fork
- remove the crust and add your toppings, first alfredo sauce, then spinach, parmesan, and finally, sprinkle with red pepper flake
- Put pizza back in the oven and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes
- Slice and serve!
- For half of pizza (just crust): 439 calories / 34g fat / 5.2g carbs / 1.1g fiber / 28g protein
Nutrition per serving
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy only. Please re-calculate on your own with the ingredients and amounts you used for the most accurate data.
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Mary Sandfer says
I made this for the first time last night! Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much. How wrong I was. It was delicious! I’m allergic to dairy and all grains, among a whole page of other items. I did not have to “cheat” at all with this recipe. So good! Thank you! I can have pizza again!
Barb R. says
I just made this for the second time this week! First attempt the first crust turned out great, the second one didn't firm up like the other. Tonight they were both great! I now kind of 'knead' the dough when adding the egg, and it firms up nicely. An instant hit!
Donna D says
Does this actually taste like regular pizza crust? I want to try one, but if my husband doesn't like it, he'll just toss it in the trash.
Angela Daley says
This is by far, the best pizza crust I have tried. I am low carb and my husband eats whatever I make and he loved this!! I followed the exact recipe-so crispy and tastes just like a regular crust!! I added a white sauce with bacon and spinach and it was incredible! This is now the only pizza crust I will make-thank you so much!!
Denise kaufman says
Yummy!!! I like it better than traditional pizza crust! So easy and truly delicious! My husband likes it and he isn't on a low carb diet. Thank you for the forever keeper.
Adding the Italian seasonings to the mozzarella cheese before you melt it incorporates it better
How does this not fall thru you oven rack? I have never made fathead dough that doesn’t have to be on a sheet pan to cook.
It's on parchment paper
I don't use a microwave (don't have one) any instructions for preparation without a microwave?
You can melt the cheese in a sauce pan over medium heat
An amazing recipe for Alfredo: equal parts heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and butter. Heat in a pan over medium heat stirring frequently until the cheese melts. It is heavenly!
Thanks! I'll have to try that!
Boyd Kobe says
Just saved the recipe and will make it during the next week! I’m sure my family will love it and I really like the recipe as it is low carb!
This looks delicious but am always a little concerned about using almond flour since my daughter has tree nut allergies. Could another flour substitute be used?
You could use coconut flour. This recipe includes instructions for that https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/fat-head-pizza/
First time using this dough recipe tonight! I made 1/2 cheese and 1/2 pepperoni pizza for the kids and a Alfredo based pizza with rotisserie chicken and bacon pizza for my wife and I. So delicious!!! Thank you, Jennifer.
Can coconut flour be used rather than almond flour? I am finding that almond flour is so expensive! This looks delicious, like all your recipes, and I can't wait to try it.
I'm pretty sure you can but I would use 1/2 the amount
Shelby J says
Hey. i was putting this information into my fitness pal manually to make sure all the calorie information was correct. I’m coming up with about 328 calories/serving based off 4 servings/recipe. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. Is your recipe supposed to be based off 8 servings? Thanks!! PS I’m totally in love with this pizza crust!
I'll double check. The nutrition calculator I was using at the time of this recipe is proving to not be very accurate. I'm glad you like the crust!
Right on the oven rack? I'm concerned it might drip through. Is skim-milk mozzarella okay? It has less fat thought and is available by kraft with no carbs.
You would leave it on the parchment paper. I’ll update the post so the instructions are more clear.
You should be able to use that cheese with no problem. Let me know how it works out!
Thank you! Done! Ive tried this recipe several times. Love it!
Can the pizza dough be frozen?
I've never tried it so I'm not sure. What I would suggest is letting the dough cool down after microwaving everything, then wrapping it up in a disc shape. When you want to use it out of the freezer, let it thaw, and warm it in the microwave again so it can be rolled out.
I cannot seem to find the nutritional info on this, especially the net carb count.
Hi Karen! I added that info to the post. Thank you for asking!
Thank you so much Jennifer!