10 Meals You Can Make with Keto Fathead Dough — Ditch The Carbs

Keto fathead dough is so versatile that you can use it to create a number of low carb meals.

Mozzarella dough aka fat head dough is very simple with only 5 ingredients. With only 14.9g net carbs, for the ENTIRE dough recipe, you’d be surprised how a few extra ingredients transforms it into an entirely different meal altogether.

PLUS you can now make fathead dough with almond flour OR coconut flour (substitutions are in the recipe card below).

In this article you will find:

  1. What is keto fat head dough?
  2. How many carbs in fat head dough
  3. How long does fat head dough keep
  4. 10 keto meals you can make using keto dough
10 images of keto fathead dough variations

What in the World is Keto Fathead Dough?

If you loved bread before you started your keto, low-carb journey, you’re going to love this replacement recipe. You’ll see the versatility of this recipe when you realize all the different meals you can make with fat head dough.

Even better? It’s super simple to make with only 5 main ingredients: mozzarella, cream cheese, egg, almond flour or coconut flour, and a pinch of salt. That’s it!

You’ll sometimes see it referred to as mozzarella dough. Check out the recipe below.

4 Ways to Use Mozzarella Dough

Low-Carb Mozzarella Dough – 4 ways

Fat Head dough (mozzarella dough) is the NUMBER ONE recipe for the entire site. If you only ever try one low-carb recipe, this is it. It has won over many traditional pizza lovers who are never going back. See the conversion below to see how to make these using almond flour or coconut flour.



Cuisine: Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free

Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 1 whole dough recipe

NET carbs: 14.9g

Recipe Video (tap to play)

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Adjustable servings >> 1 whole dough recipe


  • Mix the shredded/grated cheese and almond flour/meal in a microwaveable bowl. Add the cream cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

  • Stir then microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds.

  • Add the egg, salt, and any other flavourings, mix gently.

  • Use the basic mozzarella dough in a variety of ways detailed below.


Nutrition values are for the ENTIRE dough recipe. Divide the values by how many slices or servings you make.
Mozzarella dough can also be made by replacing the almond meal/flour with 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) coconut flour.


Nutrition Facts

Low-Carb Mozzarella Dough – 4 ways

Amount Per Serving (1 ENTIRE dough recipe)

Calories 1174
Calories from Fat 882

% Daily Value*

Fat 98g151%

Sodium 58mg3%

Potassium 22mg1%

Total Carbohydrates 24g8%

Fiber 9.1g38%

Sugar 6.2g7%

Protein 62.5g125%

Vitamin A 1800IU36%

Calcium 1200mg120%

Iron 4.1mg23%

NET carbs 14.9g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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FAQs About Fat Head Dough

As you may have seen in the recipe card above, this is my most popular recipe, hands down. Because tens of thousands of my readers have made this tasty low-carb dough, I have also received a lot of questions about it.

Before we get into all the different ways you can use fat head dough, I want to answer some FAQs about it below. If you have another question, please leave it in the comments and I’ll get back to you!

How Many Net Carbs are in Fat Head Dough?

raw mozzarella dough

The fat head dough recipe has 14.9g of net carbs for the whole batch. The carb count for the final dishes you create using the dough will differ.

Counting carbs isn’t always the fun part of this lifestyle, so I made it even easier for this post. Each recipe below has the net carb count listed at the end of this post.

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How long does raw fat head dough keep?

You can store uncooked fat head dough in the fridge or freezer.

If you are prepping batches ahead of time keep in mind that you’ll need to use it with 2 days when storing in a refrigerator.

If you plan on freezing your batches, keep it covered well with a few layers of plastic wrap. Properly stored in the freezer, the dough will keep for up to 2 months.

Why is it called fat head dough?

This is probably the number one question I get. I know, the name is kind of funny.

Full credit for the original fat head dough needs to go to Tom Naughton. The creator of “Fat Head”, a comedy-documentary. The filmmaker’s oldest brother’s first-born son created the dough and named it after the documentary. Kind of a mouthful, but that’s the story!

10 Meals You Can Create with Keto Fat Head Dough

Okay, let’s get into the good part – the recipes! Here are 10 different ways you can use this fantastic low carb dough.

1. Pizza

Don’t you love a good recipe that can be used in so many different ways? Just like prepping chicken or ground beef, you can batch cook and serve it in different ways.

collage of images showing how to make fat head pizza

So many traditional pizza lovers make the transition to low carb living using this Fat Head Pizza recipe.

2. Keto Bagels

The ultimate EASY recipe for KETO mozzarella dough bagels.

No matter which recipe is your favorite, it’s amazing how many options you have with a basic keto fat head dough base. Enjoy!

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