Pizza Margherita with Grain-Free Cheese Pizza Crust

How to Make a Grain-Free "Fathead" Pizza Crust

no carb cheese pizza crustThis Pizza Margherita with a Grain-Free Cheese Pizza Crust is delicious, cheesy goodness that comes together in a snap. You can add your favorite toppings, of course. I tend to roll new-school with the crust, but old-school with the toppings.

It may seem like I have an obsession with grain-free pizza crust, since I recently shared this dairy-free Cauliflower Pizza Crust  and there are several grain-free pizzas on my Instagram, but I promise you, there’s a reason. Not only do I feel better when I avoid grain, here’s the secret: grain-free pizza crust is EASIER.

You might read this recipe and think I’m crazy, but once you try this cheese-based pizza crust, you’ll be a true believer. While your traditional dough-making neighbors are kneading, proofing and hoping everything goes their way, you’ll be enjoying cheesy-deliciousness in just a few minutes.

Some folks call this grain-free cheese pizza crust style “Fathead” – and that’s cool, they can call it whatever they want. We call it cheese crust over here, and everyone loves it, which is a big bonus.



  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 TBSP cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup nut flour (cashew, almond or hazelnut)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil


  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. Tear an additional sheet of parchment paper, and set aside.

Combine the shredded mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium sized microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir to combine, and then microwave for another 30 seconds.

Working quickly, add the egg, nut flour, and seasoning to the cheese mixture, and stir to thoroughly combine. The dough will should begin to form a sticky ball. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet and cover with the additional parchment. Roll or pat dough to about ¼ inch even thickness. Gently remove the top parchment, and use a fork to poke holes through the crust. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until crust has become golden brown, remove from oven.

Use a fork to pop any large bubbles in the dough, then coat with a thin layer of the pizza sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then top with a layer of mozzarella. Return to the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Tear the basil and scatter it over the pizza. Enjoy.

19 thoughts on “Pizza Margherita with Grain-Free Cheese Pizza Crust

  1. This pizza looks really good, as most pizzas do. As a side note, the margherita pizza was named after a queen who was served this dish from the local folks. Notice that the colors look very similar to the Italian flag. not a coincidence.

  2. Man this makes me want pizza right now! I’ve always wanted to try a grain free crust, so i’ll have to add this to my must make list.

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