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Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket

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The original Low-Carb Mozzarella Pizza Crust, also called Fat Head Pizza by Tom Naughton, is very popular in the low-carb community.

I made the recipe for the first time a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised with the result. The crust is thin with crispy edges and tastes fantastic. Unlike traditional pizza, this high-fat, low-carb version is filling and two slices will fill you up for hours.

Once you try it you'll realise how easy it is to make a healthy grain-free keto pizza - just check out my video recipe below!

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size 2 slices, 1/4 pizza

Allergy information for Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket

✔  Gluten free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 slices, 1/4 pizza)

Net carbs6.8 grams
Protein27.8 grams
Fat41.7 grams
Calories506 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 22%, fat 73%
Total carbs9.3 gramsFiber2.5 gramsSugars3.4 gramsSaturated fat14.3 gramsSodium985 mg(43% RDA)Magnesium87 mg(22% RDA)Potassium356 mg(18% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Fat Head Pizza Base:
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (170 g/ 6 oz)
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese (56 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp almond flour (85 g/ 3 oz)
  • extra virgin olive oil for flattening the dough


  1. Start by making the pizza crust. Place the grated mozzarella cheese into a bowl and add the cream cheese. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Mix with a spatula and microwave on high for another 30 seconds. Mix again. Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket
  2. Add the egg and combine well. Add salt, almond flour and mix until well combined. Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket
  3. Place the dough on a heatproof baking mat and use your hands to flatten ... Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket
  4. ... until 1/4 - 1/2 inch (1/2 - 1 cm) thick. Spray some olive oil on your hands to prevent the dough from sticking. Alternatively, you can use a piece of parchment paper on top and roll the dough out until thin. Dock the dough with a fork and bake in the oven preheated to 220 °C/ 425 °F for 12-15 minutes. Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket
  5. Remove from the oven and spread the marinara sauce on top. Add fresh mozzarella slices. Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket
  6. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with fresh basil, rocket, Parmesan cheese and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket
  7. Slice and serve hot or cold. Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket Enjoy! Fat Head Pizza with Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 slices, 1/4 pizza)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
2.4 g10.1 g8.4 g125 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.5 g1 g4 g35 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.1 g1.6 g1.2 g18 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
1.9 g4.6 g11.2 g125 kcal
Marinara sauce
0.9 g0.2 g3.3 g34 kcal
Mozzarella cheese, fresh (for salads)
0.9 g7.7 g5.1 g81 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Rocket (arugula), fresh
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.2 g2.5 g1.8 g28 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Total per serving, 2 slices, 1/4 pizza
6.8 g27.8 g41.7 g506 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (19)

Thanks a lot for all the wonderful information you have shared here. You really know your stuff.

I’m so eager to try this but have one question- I always get he serving sizes if I eat the whole pizza would that be a1000 calories??!!! Because the pizza looks like a personal size !

Hi Nicole, it is very filling and the 500 kcal are per 1/4 pizza. Trust me, you won't be able to eat the whole pizza unless it's your only meal for the day 😊 It's the fat content in nuts and cheese, plus olive oil that make it a high-calorie meal. If you eat just once or twice a day (Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting), then you can have the whole pizza.

I love many of your recepies. But I don't have a microwave oven (nor I intend to have one ever). Would you be so kind and provide the alternative methods where microwaving is mentioned? Or at least for the pizza? Not all of us live in America and some of us also think that microwaves are actually not a healthy choice. Thank you!

I think the best way to do that would be to either melt the cheese in the oven (low heat) or in a double boiler. I think that should work 😊
When it comes to microwaving & health effects, there is, unfortunately, a lot of misinformation over the internet. There is no scientific evidence that it's unhealthy or even harmful. Compared to some other cooking methods, studies show that microwaving generally preserves nutrients.

Amazing recipe. We use goat and manchego instead of cream cheese. The dough makes amazing sandwiches too.

I love manchego and I'm sure it would work great as topping too 😊

What can I use as a substitute to almond flour. Will wheat flour work?

I haven't tried substituting it but here is what may work:
1) Flax meal. My guess would be 1/3-1/2 cup of flax meal + skip the egg and add some water (maybe 1/4 cup).
2) Coconut flour. I'd guess 1/4-1/3 cup and you may need to add one more egg or some water (coconut flour is more absorbent).

This pizza crust is fantastic and fabulous and so very easy to make. Again, thank you for the yummy meal. I have lost track over which recipe is now my fav because there are so many! Thank you for all of your efforts!  

Thank you so much Marybeth!

This pizza is amazing! Fast and tastes better then when I make a regular pizza. all the recipes I have tried from your website have been amazing! I have a pancreas condition and I've always bloated really easily and have had to be super careful with what I eat, or I would just let myself be in pain all the time. A friend suggested the keto diet. I've implemented it as much as possible and within a week saw a massive reduction in my bloating. It's hard on the weekends if we are away And I can't food prep but every other time it's amazing 😊 being vegetarian it's also not too hard to implement. Thanks for making such a good website!

Thank you Alyssa, I'm glad you liked it! 😊

Pizza was awesome. We used organic grass fed goat cheese instead of cream cheese. We placed prosciutto and organic fig jam as a topping.

That sounds like a great topping!!

I dont understand your measurement. Which one should I follow to get the best results? Grams, Oz, or cups and tablespoons?

All are equivalents so you can use either. Since tablespoons and cups are not 100% accurate, I always list both grams and oz. This is important when using dry ingredients like almond flour or psyllium (in other recipes), where different products often have different weights.

what if i dont have a microwave? Any alternative method?

Yes, you can use a double boiler/water bath to melt the mozzarella and cream cheese 😊