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KETO BACON FATHEAD PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE
As popular as this recipe could be, the Keto Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough Recipe is here to stay forever and used on a weekly basis. The perfect Keto Fathead Pizza Crust will make the immediate decision to serve this Keto Pizza over and over again.
What is a Fathead?
Fathead is a documentary film, which addresses another documentary Supersize me, where a person has eaten McDonald’s food only for the whole 30 days. It also addresses the Lipid Hypothesis. The movie has been published in 2009 and since then not only the movie became very famous, but also the term. Fathead name is used mostly in Keto and Low Carb lifestyle, where the dough (most famous Pizza) is replaced with Mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, almond flour, and eggs. Different varieties are now found, where the coconut flour is added, or baking powder, baking soda, oat fiber, etc. You can make almost anything from Fathead dough. Made right, it acts as a normal dough we have been used to in our previous lives, just with better healthy advantages.
What can you make with Fathead Dough?
Since Fathead dough is here for quite a few years, I had the pleasure of trying millions of recipes. I have made it mixed with coconut flour, I mixed it with almond flour only, with and without eggs, with and without cream cheese.
In the Microwave and not. I have tried it all. Believe me. And I have also made thousands of different varieties of dishes, which involved this lovely Fathead dough. I have baked sweet dishes as well as savory. Also made crackers as well as garlic sticks. I have liked almost all of them. But I have also disliked some. The process of some has been extremely difficult, but some went extremely easy. I had the days when one recipe came our just perfect, but next week it was a flop.
But none of those recipes ended on our website.
This is the time to change it all and I have decided to start with the famous Keto Fathead Pizza.
How to make Fathead Dough?
The process I am going to describe is the one, I am happy with the most and works for me all the time. As already mentioned, I have tried lots of them with different processes, but they worked once, but not the other.
Most of the recipes involve microwaving the mozzarella cheese.
Not that I dislike Microwave. We have it at home but use it really seldom. But if the recipe calls for a microwave I do try it and make it in there. But as with all of the fathead recipes, it works on some occasions, but on most, it did not.
The reason might be the type of mozzarella maybe. We live in Europe and the brands here are a bit different.
The best way to make anything Fathead where mozzarella cheese melting is involved would be in a pot. Any pot or a pan, which you heat it up above the stove. You can control it perfectly and for me, it works every time.
Works every time and with whatever recipe I use. So please try to use a simple pot and your stove.
Here are the steps on how to make the perfect Keto Fathead dough.
- First Step: Mozarella
- Second Step: Almond Meal
- Third Step Eggs
- Fourth Step: Knead and Mix
First Step: Mozzarella
While heating up the pot, spread the mozzarella. Make sure the pot is heated up on the medium heat, so you do not end up with mozzarella sticking to the base or burning completely. On a medium heat slowly let the mozzarella melt fully into a slime like texture. The best is to look at the video, where I do show the texture. Do not worry if you get some extra liquid from it. That once almond meal is in, gets incorporated as well.
Second step: Almond Meal
Once the mozzarella is properly melted, add the almond meal and keep mixing it all. I have in this step also added garlic powder needed for this recipe. Keep the heat on while mixing it and slowly incorporating all of the almond meal in. Heating helps mozzarella to melt if still needed, and the incorporation of both of the ingredients is much easier.
Keep kneading until you get one evenly looking dough. Once you are happy with the dough ( you can check the video again to see how exactly the dough should look), switch off the heat.
Third Step: Eggs
At this step, the heat needs to be switched fully. Once adding the eggs, you have to make sure the eggs do not cook before being mixed into the dough. And the only way to prevent this is by switching off the heat fully.
Once you add eggs, keep incorporating them all into the dough until you get evenly and perfectly looking mixture.
Fourth Step: Knead and Mix
This step involves lots of hand kneading and mixing. More you mix, better the consistency gets. A little bit of patients is involved here, but the end result is so worth it.
Once you get the perfect consistency of your Fathead dough, you can then use it for whatever you wish to as if you would use any other normal flour dough. As this recipe calls for pizza, we are going to make a Keto Pizza our out this.
What type of Mozzarella to use for making Keto Fathead Pizza?
Some people use pre-shredded mozzarella, which works every time but this is a big NO NO:
Did you ever read the labels of any shredded cheeses? They all contain some type of starch. But no wonder, otherwise all of the cheese will stick together. I know it from my own experience. Once I shred the cheese it is perfect, but only for a few minutes. Can you imagine just how much starch need to be added to that cheese, so it stays the way it is for weeks on the supermarkets?
NEVER EVER buy pre-shredded cheese.
And since it does involve starch, the process is also easy. Because once you have even a tiny bit of flour or starch, the dough gets perfectly combined.
I always – always buy bulks and shred it all at home whenever I need. And I always read labels. Please read labels all the time.
Steps to make Bacon Keto Fathead Pizza:
- Step 1: Types of sheets:
- Step 2: Spread the dough and bake
- Step 3: Add tomato base
- Step 4: Add ingredients
- Step 5: Bake again
- Step 6: Serve
Step 1: Types of sheets:
Once the dough is ready, either use a baking sheet with a parchment paper on or a pizza stone. I have used Emile Henry Pizza Stone I have purchased from Amazon and am so happy with it. The keto pizza does not stick to the base at all. I do not have to use parchment paper, but always slightly oil the base.
Step 2: Spread the dough and bake
Once the base of your sheet is oiled or cover with a parchment paper, place the Fathead dough on.
With a spatula spread the dough evenly in a round shape. Exactly how Pizza is supposed to look. But if you do prefer the square shape, please go ahead and make your choice of shape.
We do like a Thin Crust pizza and therefore I do make the Fathead Pizza crust always pretty thin.
But if you do prefer to make it thicker to your liking, make sure to adjust the baking time and keep it longer.
Once the pizza is spread to your liking, take a fork and make small holes throughout the whole pizza dough. This will help pizza dough to bake evenly all over. Have a look at the video if you need more visual instructions.
Once you have made the tiny holes, place the Keto Fathead Pizza crust into the oven for 10 minutes.
Step 3: Add Tomato Base
Once the Fathead pizza crust is baked, take it out of the oven and spread it with the base. I have chosen a tomato paste in our case. But you can add whatever you like. Some people just add a bit of olive oil and garlic, some do not add anything. It really depends on your taste buds. My daughter as an example prefers just a plain crust without the tomato base.
Step 4: Add ingredients
In this step, it really is up to you what ingredients you add in. I have chosen our favorite. Bacon is a must, cheese as well. Additionally, I have added tomatoes and olives to give it a bit different colors. And of course, cover it with more bacon and cheese. I do not add salt since bacon, cheese and olives are pretty salty already.
And just in case you need some more recipes with bacon and cheese, have a look at our famous Keto Cheese Bacon Nachos.
Step 5: Bake again
Once all is spread and prepared, place it back into the oven for approximately 8 – 10 minutes. This time the baking process involves only warming out the ingredients and melting the cheese. Watch for the cheese to melt slightly and once you see the perfect consistency you like, take it out of the oven.
Step 6: Serve
Enjoy it and make it again and again
How do you store Keto Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough Recipe?
Once the pizza is baked and some parts are eaten, you can place the rest into the fridge for up to a few days. Later on, when you are ready to serve it again, just place it into the preheated oven for a few minutes to refresh and make the pizza perfectly hot.
I would not suggest using a microwave, because the whole Pizza and the ingredients will get harder and stiff.
Can you freeze Keto Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough Recipe?
You can, but the best is to freeze just the base. I normally bake the base without anything and once it is cooled, cut it into the shapes I need for freezing. I always make sure to place parchment paper in between each piece. Otherwise, the dough will get frozen together. The pizza is a pretty thing and once you would want to take it out of the freezer, it will be very difficult to separate the pieces. The Parchment paper in this case helps big time.
Afterward, all you have to do is, let it unfreeze and place it into the preheated oven with your chosen ingredients.
This should be almost everything I know and can help with making the best ever Keto Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough Recipe.
If you do have some more question, please do not hesitate to send me a message and ask. If I can and know, I will definitely try to help.
When no time to make dough but still liking the toppings, have a look at our Keto Zucchini Boats, which is very similar, just swapping the crust with zucchinis.
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Fathead Pizza Crust
- 3 tsp (25g) Tomato Paste
- 80g (1/2 Cup) Bacon
- 80g (1/3 Cup) Sliced Tomatoes
- 100g (1 Cup) Shredded Mozzarella
- 25g (1/4 Cup) Olives
- Place a pot on the stove and switch on the medium heat
- Once the pot is heated, add shredded mozzarella and let it melt completely using spatula to mix from time to time
- When mozzarella has melted fully (check video), add almond meal and garlic powder and knead with spatula until both gets properly incorporated
- After you are satisfied with the dough, switch the heat off completely and add egg.
- Knead the egg into the dough to incorporate it fully with spatula
- Heat up the oven to 200C or 390F
- Either use the baking pan with Parchment paper or Pizza Stone Plate with a bit of oil.
- with your spatula spread the dough throughout the whole surface in either round or rectangular shape. Make sure the thickness of the crust is even
- Using fork, make tiny holes all over the Fathead crust for the dough to bake evenly (check video)
- Place it into the oven for 10 minutes
- Once the Fathead Crust has been baked spread it first with tomato paste
- Add bacon, tomatoes, olives and shredded cheese
- Place it back into the oven for another 10 minutes
- Bon appetit
Since this recipe requires few steps, I have wrote about each one of them above in the post. I would suggest to go through each step to make sure you get the best ever Keto Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough Recipe
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312 Total Fat: 24g Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 3g Protein: 23g
If you would be interested to try a different base for your Keto Pizza, I would suggest looking at this delicious Cauliflower Pizza Crust from my dear friend Maya. It is a bit on a lighter side and needs only 3 ingredients.
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