Family pizza night is a tradition around the world. Special dietary restrictions, though, can complicate this. Enter fathead dough to keep this fun family tradition alive!
You might be wondering what is “fathead” and why is this a good thing? It’s a four ingredient pizza dough (mozzarella, cream cheese, egg, and some type of low-carb flour) that taste like regular pizza dough that just happens to be gluten-free and vegetarian. It’s commonly also called keto dough since it was first popularized by those in the ketogenic diet community. But, you can eat it simply because it’s delicious!
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Some of the questions In this article that we look to answer:
- Why is it called fathead dough?
- Is pizza with fathead dough healthy?
- Does Fathead dough taste good?
- Can you save fathead dough?
- Can you reheat fathead pizza?
Frequently Asked Question About Fathead Dough
Why Is It Called Fathead Dough?
This documentary involved Naughton attempting to lose weight and understand the entire process of personal weight loss. It was the motivation for the creation of the specialty pizza dough, too.
Is pizza made with fathead dough healthy?
It’s as healthy as conventional pizza is for those who can eat that kind of crust. Much of this depends on what you put on your pizza, so this is hard to answer. It is heavy on cheese, so this aspect of it is not super healthy, but other than the cheese – yes – it’s healthy.
Does Fathead Dough Taste Good?
You will have to taste it for yourself of course, but, yes, it tastes great! It’s main ingredients are flour and cheese, so it’s easy to understand why people love its flavor. This video explains how to make it:
Can You Save Fathead Dough?
Yes, it saves perfectly well. This is great for meal planning. It lasts up to 10 days in the fridge or three months in the freezer when stored in an airtight container.
You can either freeze the dough uncooked or you can do what I prefer, which is to bake the dough, then freeze it. I prefer this option since you do not need to thaw it before using it. Just take it out of the freezer, add toppings, and bake!
Can You Reheat Fathead Pizza?
Reheating a fathead pizza in an oven can overcook the dough, so it is best to heat it in the microwave for a short period. Try putting a small glass of water in the microwave with it if the base is coming out hard.
Do You have to knead it?
You can if you want to. Or, you can use a food processor. Fit the food processor with the dough blade, or even an S knife blade, and let the machine do the work for you!
You will likely need to scrape down the sides some to get the dough to form in a food processor. And, if it doesn’t want to mix together, positioning the cheese near the blade might help.
Recipes for Homemade Pizzas
Tools to Help Make Homemade Fathead Pizza
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Food processor – kneading by hand sounds old-world romantic, but a food processor is way easier!
- Double boiler – If you don’t want to use the microwave, then I would use your instant pot as a double boiler. I have not tried this, but it looks really simple (here is a video).
- Pizza stone or pizza pan and a pizza peel – This will help you pizza be crispy. Make sure to place parchment paper over it to prevent sticking. You can read our full review on pizza stones here.
The Last Slice
Making pizzas at home is a delightful exercise as you have complete control over all the ingredients. Not only do you get to line up the pizza with all your favorite toppings, but you can also use healthy ingredients to keep the extra pounds away once you’re done gorging.
The unique dough by fathead helps you create some stunning, professional-quality pizzas without the burden of the added calories that often accompany the dish. By using gluten free, keto-friendly ingredients, you can allow yourself to enjoy your favorite meal, guilt-free!