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Low Carb Keto Friendly Pizza Dough

For those following a low carb or keto diet, you probably have heard of "fathead" pizza dough. It's the craze for us low-carbers. The dough is magical. It contains no flour or yeast. Yep that's right, no flour! The dough is basically made from mozzarella cheese. It's genius! There are many variations of this magical dough. There are two variations that I really like. This is one I discovered recently on Instagram, the difference on this variation, is that is uses baking powder. The baking powder, in my opinion gives it a lighter texture due to it "puffing up" the dough a bit when baking. Give it try. Trust me, you will like. You can even test it on your carb eating friends and family.


The dough is made in the microwave by melting the mozzarella cheese and then adding the other ingredients, mix it well, form a dough ball, roll it out, make your pizza. I can't be any simpler. There's not rising time so it's ready to use right away.


Here I made a mushroom, onion, anchovy pizza. A new combination for me, which I REALLY liked! But you go ahead make whatever pizza you like. All you need to do is pre-bake the pizza dough, add your favorite sauce, cheese, toppings, and bake.

Mushroom Anchovy Pizza

Roll Out Pizza Dough on Parchment

Prebake Pizza Dough Before Adding Toppings

Add Your Favorite Low Carb Pizza Sauce

My Favorite Homemade Low Carb Pizza Sauce

Add Your Toppings

Bake Into Cheesy Deliciousness!

Low Carb Keto Friendly Pizza Dough

Adapted from the original Fathead Dough: Cooky's Creations

Makes 1 large pizza, 10 slices


Ingredients:

10 oz Mozzarella Cheese

5 oz Almond Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 Egg


To make Dough:


Directions:

In a small bowl combine almond flour and baking powder. Set aside.

Place the cheese in a med bowl; microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until the cheese is melted.

Remove bowl from microwave, add the almond flour mixture and egg. Keep mixing with a spoon (you may need to dig in with your hands for the mixing) until a ball forms. It will be sticky at first, just keep mixing and kneading.


To make Pizza:


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place dough on parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin. Roll it very thin, approximately 1/4 inch thickness. You can shape the pizza in round or rectangular form.

Place dough on pizza pan or cookie sheet (leaving the dough on the parchment).

Pre-bake for 8 minutes.

Remove dough from the oven. Top with sauce, cheese, and toppings.

Place back in the oven and bake until cheese is melted.


Enjoy!


Nutrition Information (dough only):

Calories 140.3 Total Fat 11.0 g Total Carbohydrate 2.5 g Dietary Fiber 0.9 g Protein 8.7 g

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