The level of demolishing I am about to unleash on this keto stuffed crust fat head pizza may forever change the way my husband looks at me! I love pizza. It’s an unhealthy relationship…until now.
Six months ago I went on a keto diet. Like lots of people on the keto diet, it wasn’t the sweets I missed…it was the pizza! I searched for a low carb pizza recipe on Pinterest and found keto fat head pizza dough – wait, it’s pizza and low carb?! Mind blown! Fat head pizza has become a weekly routine for me now.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m involved in a love affair with fat head dough. It’s the best thing since sliced bread – haha. Ok, I’ll stop. Sometimes a girl just needs to be extra though. Enter: Stuffed Crust Keto Fat head Pizza (it should really have its own theme song, don’t you think?).
This beautiful beast of a low carb pizza came about because I was craving stuffed crust pizza – the holy grail of all pizza crusts! But when you’re on a keto diet, you really have to watch the carbs. That means no Pizza Hut.
You can either cry to the diet gods about the loss of a beloved comfort food, or roll them sleeves up! We’re about to make fat head pizza, extra bougie style. You ready? Good!
Keto fat head pizza dough can be a little tricky to work with at first. I use this recipe. It calls for almond flour, cream cheese, mozzarella (use the low moisture kind), and one egg. I also add a tsp of italian seasoning, a little olive oil, and the star ingredient: cheese sticks!
I find that the fat head dough incorporates together better if you mix the almond flour and italian seasoning with the mozzarella before microwaving. After it’s melted, I take a spoon and use a fold and smoosh method with a large spoon to fold the egg in and make it cohesive.
After that, I spray my hands and some parchment paper (you cannot use wax paper!) with olive oil, and knead it on the parchment paper a few times to make sure the almond flour is mixed in evenly.
Then, I lay another piece of parchment paper on top and roll it with a rolling pin. You can just press it out with your hands, but I find it easier to roll.
This time, I left the edges a little thicker than normal so there’s extra dough to fold over the cheese sticks. It took me two cheese sticks (cut in half lengthwise, then halved again) to go around the edge of my pizza.
Lay the cheese sticks around the perimeter of your pizza, then fold the outer edge back over, and pinch it. Voila! Keto stuffed crust fat head pizza crust!
Just kidding – not yet. Poke rows of holes in the bottom of the pizza with a fork to avoid bubbles. Pop it into a 425 degree oven for 8 minutes.
If you’re not a scatter brain like me, this is where you would relax and enjoy the aroma of the dough cooking. You would have all the toppings ready to go.
For me, this is where I say “Geez Rachel you forgot to cook the turkey!” and quickly throw some in a skillet. I love Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage, but I’ve been trying to watch my saturated fat, so I seasoned this turkey to taste like sausage. I eyeballed and used pink salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, sage, and cumin.
After your dough has cooked, pull it out and pop any sneaky air bubbles that have made their way into the fat head crust. Your edge should be sealed – if not, fold and pinch again. Next, top that pizza!
I used 1/4 cup of Great Value pizza sauce, but I really want to try this Gluten Free Sauce , 1 cup of mozzarella, 15 pepperonis, 1 cup of crumbled turkey, and 2 tbs of fresh basil. Then, put it back into the oven for 4-6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Cut into 8 slices and eat it – quickly! Hurry before the spouse and children smell it! They will try to eat it!
People often have a hard time sticking to diets. Keto diet is no different. Fat head dough, not just for pizza, has helped me stay on track. You can customize a fat head pizza dough recipe to make it lots of different things. Play around with it and see what you can come up with. I have made tortillas, tortilla chips, taquitos, calzones, just to name a few. The possibilities are endless! I have even heard of people making Fat head Cinnamon Rolls!
If you would like to see some of those recipes, be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know which one. In the meantime, what are you waiting for? Get your keto stuffed crust fathead pizza on!