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Fathead Pizza

I have been on a low-carb kick recently.  But after a few weeks, I craved some pizza.  When you google “low-carb pizza,” the most popular hits are for something called “Fathead Pizza.”  It is also a very popular recipe on the various subreddits dedicated to Keto diets on Reddit. The pizza was very tasty, and at only 4.25 net carbs per slice (total carbs minus dietary fiber, pizza cut into 6 slices), it fits into any low-carb diet.

Note: The entire crust below (and only the crust) is 1,218 calories and 14.5 net grams of carbs. The sauce I used adds 160 calories and 4 net grams of carbs. The mozzarella I used added an additional 880 calories and 6.5 grams of carbs.  Therefore, the entire pizza below is 2,258 calories and 25 grams of carbs.  When I make this pizza again, I am going to put much less mozzarella on top.  Why?  First, the amount of mozzarella I used took too long to melt, so the crust was slightly overdone. Second, using less cheese will reduce the calories and carbs in the pizza while improving the overall product.

Ingredients

Crust

170 grams shredded mozzarella or Edam cheese
85 grams almond meal/flour
tbsp cream cheese
egg
Pinch salt to taste

Toppings

1 cup pizza sauce (the sauce above is delicious and low-carb)
Mozzarella cheese
Oregano

Special Equipment

Digital scale
Pizza stone

Note: Neither of the items above is necessary to make this recipe, i.e., you can google converting grams to cups to measure the ingredients above, and you can bake the pizza in a pan.  But, you will get better results when baking if you weigh your ingredients, and you will get better pizzas if you use a pizza stone.

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. If you are using a pizza stone, do this one hour before you intend to put the pizza in the oven.  This will give the pizza stone time to reach temperature.

Weigh out the almond flour and grated cheese. The great thing about a digital scale is that you can “zero out” the scale every time you add anything to it. I illustrate that below where I have put a bowl on the scale, but I have zeroed it out so that I can measure the next ingredient without having to do the math.  Then, I zero it out before adding each successive ingredient.

After you have the almond flour and cheese in the bowl, mix well.

Add the cream cheese.

Microwave for 1 minute, then stir.

Microwave for 30 seconds more. Add the salt and the egg (in that order) and stir quickly, until egg is thoroughly incorporated into the dough. The dough will be warm when you remove it from the microwave. You must add the egg to the dough and mix it quickly to avoid the chance that the heat from the dough will start cooking the egg.

Place dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll into a circular pizza shape.

Remove the top sheet of parchment paper, but save it for later. Make fork holes all over the dough to ensure that overly large bubbles won’t form while baking.

Slide the parchment paper on a pizza stone (use a cookie sheet if you don’t have a pizza stone) and bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until browned.

Place the reserved sheet of parchment paper on the crust and, using another pan, flip the crust over. This will ensure that you will have the most evenly baked crust.

Add 1 cup of pizza sauce, cheese, and any other toppings.  (Make sure any meats are fully cooked before you add them to the pizza.)  Below, I chose to add only mozzarella cheese and a teaspoon of oregano.

Return pizza to the oven and bake until cheese is melted and browned to your liking, about 5 minutes.

Let the pizza rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.  Enjoy!

Fathead Pizza

Fathead Pizza
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I have been on a low-carb kick recently.  But after a few weeks, I craved some pizza.  When you google "low-carb pizza," the most popular hits are for something called "Fathead Pizza."  It is also a very popular recipe on the various subreddits dedicated to Keto diets on Reddit. The pizza was very tasty, and at only 4.25 net carbs per slice (total carbs minus dietary fiber, pizza cut into 6 slices), it fits into any low-carb diet. Note: The entire crust below (and only the crust) is 1,218 calories and 14.5 net grams of carbs. The sauce I used adds 160 calories and 4 net grams of carbs. The mozzarella I used added an additional 880 calories and 6.5 grams of carbs.  Therefore, the entire pizza below is 2,258 calories and 25 grams of carbs.  When I make this pizza again, I am going to put much less mozzarella on top.  Why?  First, the amount of mozzarella I used took too long to melt, so the crust was slightly overdone. Second, using less cheese will reduce the calories and carbs in the pizza while improving the overall product.
Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 170 grams shredded mozzarella or Edam cheese
  • 85 grams almond meal/flour
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch salt to taste
  • Toppings
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (the sauce above is delicious and low-carb)
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Oregano
  • Special Equipment
  • Digital scale
  • Pizza stone
  • Note: Neither of the items above is necessary to make this recipe, i.e., you can google converting grams to cups to measure the ingredients above, and you can bake the pizza in a pan.  But, you will get better results when baking if you weigh your ingredients, and you will get better pizzas if you use a pizza stone.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. If you are using a pizza stone, do this one hour before you intend to put the pizza in the oven.  This will give the pizza stone time to reach temperature.
  2. Weigh out the almond flour and grated cheese. The great thing about a digital scale is that you can "zero out" the scale every time you add anything to it. I illustrate that below where I have put a bowl on the scale, but I have zeroed it out so that I can measure the next ingredient without having to do the math.  Then, I zero it out before adding each successive ingredient.
  3. After you have the almond flour and cheese in the bowl, mix well.
  4. Add the cream cheese.
  5. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir.
  6. Microwave for 30 seconds more. Add the salt and the egg (in that order) and stir quickly, until egg is thoroughly incorporated into the dough. The dough will be warm when you remove it from the microwave. You must add the egg to the dough and mix it quickly to avoid the chance that the heat from the dough will start cooking the egg.
  7. Place dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll into a circular pizza shape.
  8. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper, but save it for later. Make fork holes all over the dough to ensure that overly large bubbles won't form while baking.
  9. Slide the parchment paper on a pizza stone (use a cookie sheet if you don't have a pizza stone) and bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until browned.
  10. Place the reserved sheet of parchment paper on the crust and, using another pan, flip the crust over. This will ensure that you will have the most evenly baked crust.
  11. Add 1 cup of pizza sauce, cheese, and any other toppings.  (Make sure any meats are fully cooked before you add them to the pizza.)  Below, I chose to add only mozzarella cheese and a teaspoon of oregano.
  12. Return pizza to the oven and bake until cheese is melted and browned to your liking, about 5 minutes.
  13. Let the pizza rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.  Enjoy!
 

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