Just in case you thought Eating Keto was boring or restrictive, my first recipe is PIZZA! It's kinda funny because pre-keto, we did not eat a lot of pizza. Now that we are eating keto, I have found several uses for this dough.
Fathead pizza is wheat free, grain free free, low carb and delicious! It was fairly easy to find all of these items organic and the veggies we used are from our garden!
This recipe is from Ditch the Carbs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 1 3/4 cups pre shredded/grated cheese mozzarella is the best or Edam/mild cheese
- 3/4 cups almond meal/flour
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 egg
- pinch salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary/ garlic or other herbs optional
- your choice of toppings such as pepperoni peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives, ground/mince beef, mushrooms, herbs etc
Mix the shredded/grated cheese and almond flour/meal in a microwaveable bowl. Add the cream cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.*You do not "need" to microwave this recipe. Instead, leave the cream cheese out of the fridge to let it warm up and soften and then add the initial ingredients to a food processor*
Stir then microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds.
Add the egg, salt, rosemary and any other flavourings, mix gently.
Place in between 2 pieces of baking parchment/paper and roll into a circular pizza shape (see photos above). Remove the top baking paper/parchment. If the mixture hardens and becomes difficult to work with, pop it back in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to soften again but not too long or you will cook the egg.
Make fork holes all over the pizza base to ensure it cooks evenly.
Slide the baking paper/parchment with the pizza base, on a baking tray (cookie tray) or pizza stone, and bake at 220C/425F for 12-15 minutes, or until brown.
To make the base really crispy and sturdy, flip the pizza over (onto baking paper/parchment) once the top has browned.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and add all the toppings you like. Make sure any meat is already cooked as this time it goes back into the oven just to heat up the toppings and melt the cheese. Bake again at 220C/425F for 5 minutes.
Recipe NotesFat Head pastry can also be made by replacing the almond meal/flour with 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) coconut flour.
So far, I have enjoyed making this with organic coconut flour. It does not taste like coconut. I made my own sauce with sugar free tomato paste, herbs and 2 tablespoons of sour cream.
If you NEED store bought sauce, look for one with no added sugar.
You'll see in the top pic, half of the pizza had bacon and the other have was veggie. I also skipped the cheese but I have made Fathead Pizza with cheese as well. Doc really wanted bacon and I wanted veggie so I made it happen. This is such an easy recipe to follow. Enjoy!