When I was first introduced to Keto it was by Mark from Keto Fitness Club bringing food for us to try to business networking meetings. He chose popular foods like chocolate brownies, pancakes and pizza just to show that Keto food can be delicious and quite normal too. I’d always go back for a 2nd slice of pizza if I possibly could.
I’d thought Keto Pizza would have to have a cauliflower base, and I’ve never liked cauliflower. It really was not something I wanted to try. But Mark showed us a recipe called Fathead Dough which only has 4 ingredients. Grated mozzarella, cream cheese, an egg and almond flour.
The first time I tried to make the recipe it was really messy and not that easy. It felt difficult but did make a great pizza. I found though that each time I made it, it got easier and now I can make it without even thinking about it. Practice makes perfect.
Also a suggestion was made that the dough doesn’t really need an egg added, and that was the messiest part, so now I just make it without the egg. In fact I have even converted my non Keto husband to preferring this pizza to a shop bought one, although I don’t like wasting them on him!
One batch of dough makes enough for 2 people, and you can either cook the base and freeze it untopped for another day, or make 2 x full pizzas and freeze to reheat. I like to have a pizza base in the freezer for those can’t be bothered days and I even took a base on holiday with me so I could easily make a pizza when the rest of the family got take out.
But fathead dough is not the only pizza base I have tried whilst on Keto. In the Keto Fitness Club there is Meatza which is a base of minced meat like turkey mince, but this was not a favourite of mine so I’ve only tried it once. But I did love the Megga Bread dough rolled out as a pizza base. One batch of Megga Loaf dough can make half a dozen bread rolls and a pizza base easily.
Another favourite base is a chicken breast butterfly cut and flattened with a rolling pin. And I was really pleased when I went to a Pizza chain in the UK and found they had an option on the menu which had the chicken breast base so I could keep to keto when out with friends.
I choose to top my pizza with passata, but I only need part of the jar as I’m not a huge tomato fan, so I freeze the unused portion in ice cube trays so I can defrost however little of much I need another day. Then I had ham or chicken and bacon, a cheeky bit of sweetcorn which you shouldn’t eat too much of and sometimes a little Leek or broccoli then smother in cheddar cheese.
And the best thing about the fathead dough without the egg is it’s really versatile, we call it Michele’s Keto Dough or MKD in the club as Michele has created recipes for all sorts of options like pasties, splats, and there’s sausage rolls too.
To access the free recipe library to see some of the recipes yourself then go to https://www.ketofitnessclub.com/pages/free-recipe-library/?ref=AloeAly. You won’t regret it.