How to Make a Low Carb Cheese Dough

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My Table of Three's step by step post and video on how to make her version of low carb and THM cheese dough.

Let’s Talk Dough!

If you are familiar with the Fat Head pizza crust, which is a staple in many low carb and gluten-free lifestyles then you are likely to know just how awesome this dough is. Right? I mean this low carb version of dough has opened up so many recipe ideas that the internet and Pinterest is full of great treats to try. Let’s take a look at this quick video that shows just how easy it is to make this cheese dough. One note about the video, on the first card, I have recently noticed that I left off 2 oz. of cream cheese. I add it in the recipe and my full recipe can be found in the next photo down here on this post. Hope you enjoy the video.

From savory to sweet, there is almost no limit to what you can make with this simple cheese dough. If you haven’t seen the original recipe for the “Fat Head Pizza Crust’, aka “Holy Grail Crust” then be sure to hop over to his blog and check out his recipe post here, and see where this dough originated back in 2013.

Since finding the cheese dough many years ago, I have made pizza often with it as a low carb and THM treat. We love having pizza night at home without the worry of extra carbs or gluten. Have you tried the pizza crust yet?

My Table of Three's step by step post and video on how to make her version of low carb and THM cheese dough.

To see me use these ingredients and make the dough, you can watch the video above this photo.

Now pizza is obviously what this dough was created for, but as I mentioned earlier in this post it is such a good dough, that many bloggers, including myself,  have developed their own recipes using it. Some have even made sweet treats from it. Yes, even desserts! I haven’t tried my hand at the sweet side yet, but there just might be one in the works. Who would have ever thought that a cheese based dough would turn into such a fabulous addition to a low-carb and gluten-free diet? This dough is an awesome THM “S” for those that follow Trim Healthy Mam.

The recipe on the Fat Head site is the basic pizza dough, but I have learned that by making just a few minor adjustments to his basic recipe, it really works well for several of our family favorites.  A few of the variations I have made to the recipe is adding in oat fiber to the mix with the almond flour. I think it adds a great bread-like texture that sometimes the almond meal is lacking on. Don’t get me wrong, the original recipe is delicious, I just prefer adding in some oat fiber, or sometimes whey protein to give it that added texture we love.

Low Carb and THM Friendly Chicken Fajita Ring is gluten and grain free and only 4 net carbs.

Recipe link for this Fajita Ring listed at the bottom of this post.

I also like to flavor my dough for my savory dishes with things like garlic and onion powder. Some of my favorite recipes to make with this dough are appetizers like my Taco and Fajita Ring. So when I make those recipes I also like to add a little Cumin to my dough for that added flavor punch.  If you want to see how I make the dough you can check out the video above (if you haven’t already). I will be making more recipes videos soon with recipes that use this dough. You”ll want to subscribe to the blog so you won’t miss any of those!

Haven’t tried this dough yet? lease do!  If you have tried it then I would love to hear what recipes you have used it in. Have you stuck to the pizza crust or have you branched out and tried some other recipes using this dough? I looking forward to making some of the other great blogger recipes out on Pinterest and creating more of my own soon.

Low Carb Sausage Cream Cheese in

Recipe for these Sausage Cream Cheese Pinwheels at the bottom of this post.

Before I go, I wanted to leave you with these recipes that I have created using my version of the cheese dough. As you can see from the pictures I have shared in the post, the dough works wonderfully for these recipes. I hope you have enjoyed this short “how to” post and the instructional video at the beginning on this low carb and THM Cheese Dough. These have all became family favorites and many times I take them to potlucks or parties and even my on low carb friends enjoy them!

My Cheese Dough Recipes:

Sausage Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Low Carb/THM Marinated Ham and Cheese Rolls

Chicken Fajita Ring

Taco Ring


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  • 8 oz of shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup of almond meal or THM Baking Blend
  • 2 Tablespoons of oat fiber (optional, but great texture)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Note: When using the THM or any low carb baking mix omit the oat fiber.


  1. To make your dough add your shredded mozzarella and the cream cheese to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the cheese for short bursts of 30 seconds. After each round take the cheese out and stir it. You want the cheese to be melted enough to stir the cream cheese in completely.
  2. Just keeping heating it until it reaches that consistency. Once it is at the right stage take it out and add in the egg and dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the cheese until there are no lumps and you can't see any dry mix in the cheese. It seems to incorporate easier when kneading it with your hands.
  3. Be careful when using your hands because the cheese can be really hot. If at any time the dough becomes to hard to mix or handle just microwave for a few more seconds to make it more pliable.
  4. Once it is finished it is ready to use in your recipe of choice!


    • Keri Bucci says:
      Hi Tracy, I haven't' tried it myself but you might be able too. I use psyllium husk powder a lot too in the rolls I like for us. If you give it a try, I would love to hear how it worked. You could also just leave the oat fiber out if you didn't have it.
  1. Home's Cool! says:
    Well. That sure looks good. I hope I can make it work. I've tried and tried to make some kind of cracker and although what I come up with will hang together, I usually never think it's pic-worth. Your rings and pinwheels LOOK good. I hope I can say the same, when mine come out of the oven. Where have a been?! :D
    • Keri Bucci says:
      Hey Katharine! Good to see ya commenting. I appreciate the compliment. I bet you could make them just as good. I have a flax type cracker that I make but that is about all I have tried. I bake them then dehydrate mine for a couple days to make sure they get super crispy and stay that way, but they aren't the prettiest lol.

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