3 Homemade Pizza Recipes With Gluten-Free Keto-Friendly Fathead Dough

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?

The nephew of Tom Naughton, the man who wrote and directed the “Fathead” documentary movie, created the fathead pizza dough recipe and named it in honor of this movie. 

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

Classic Fathead Pizza Crust
Gluten-free pizza. You can make it with almond flour (this is our preference) or coconut flour. The steps are the same. Add toppings to taste.
Check out this recipe
Fathead Dough
Gluten-free Pepperoni Supreme Pizza
It's a classic – the pepperoni supreme. Gluten-free, Nut-free, and can be vegetarian depending on toppings.
Check out this recipe
Fathead Dough
Fresh Cauliflower Crust Pizza
A healthy pizza recipe to up your veggie quotient to the next level by using grated cauliflower in the base. This makes the pizza gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free, and highly keto-friendly, not to mention delicious!
Check out this recipe
Fathead Dough

Tools to Help Make Homemade Fathead Pizza

Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.

You are never too young for family pizza night!

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!

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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.