Cheesy Fat Head Dough Garlic Bread

This is the cheesiest fat head dough garlic bread out there. It’s low carb, gluten-free, and a total must-try!

You can find a printable recipe at the end of this post if you want to learn how to enjoy garlic bread on your low carb diet, made with the famous mozzarella dough.

This ridiculously simple keto cheesy garlic bread will quench your hunger for Italian-style breadsticks. This buttery garlic bread prepared with low-carb mozzarella dough is extremely delicious. So much so that you won’t believe it’s gluten-free and keto-friendly!

Whether you have a large group to feed or just want to enjoy a nice quiet evening with garlic bread in hand this is the only recipe you need to satisfy your cheesy garlic cravings.

As you all know, regular bread should be avoided on a low carb diet as it raises your blood sugar and provides little in return. White wheat bread with refined flour has little to no nutritional value.

This flavorful fat head dough garlic bread is low in carbohydrates and high in taste! It’s our go-to fathead bread recipe since it goes with everything! Oh my goodness, I could eat a plate of thick, cheesy garlic bread. This keto garlic bread recipe is not only simple to make, but it tastes just as wonderful as, if not better than, the real thing!

The texture of these keto garlic cheese sticks is perfect, with that crave-able chewiness of real pizza dough or breadsticks. That’s because we started with a fathead dough recipe (renowned for its incredible texture) and infused it with Italian flavors, garlic, and Italian seasoning to make the best keto garlic bread without cream cheese!

This keto garlic bread without cream cheese recipe is gluten free. However, it’s recommended that you read the labels on the ingredients you buy to confirm that they were processed separately from any gluten-containing goods.

This keto cheese bread is made with almond flour to imitate typical cheesy pull-apart bread. I think it’s more enjoyable to eat, and also super satisfying to add the cheese topping to melt in the oven!

For this keto garlic bread, we’ll make our own dough, roll flat, sprinkle it with herbs, bake it, and then cover it with more cheese and garlic, then bake again. Sure, it will take a few minutes longer to prepare, but the result will be a finger-licking garlic bread you just won’t be able to stop eating.

For those of us who enjoy sweet foods, especially baked goods, the keto diet can be challenging! Baking using almond flour and coconut flour is beneficial, but these flours are difficult to transform into chewy, “gluten-esque” breads and cakes.

Hence this super-easy keto garlic bread without cream cheese recipe! Based on the incredibly famous “fathead” dough recipe, the breadsticks bake up with a texture akin to soft pizza crust, ensuring that your bread cravings are satisfied!

With classic Italian garlic-and-herb seasoning and freshly melted cheese topping with additional garlic, keto garlic cheese sticks will be delicious to everyone, low-carb or not!

What is fat head dough?

Can we all agree that the best thing ever is fathead dough? The basic ingredients (coconut or almond flour, mozzarella cheese, and eggs) can be used to make almost any bread-based dish. The list continues! Fathead pizza crust, donuts, bagels, pretzels, cinnamon buns, pigs in a blanket

With a few recipe changes and all of the garlic bread extras, I’ve created keto garlic cheese sticks that can be paired with a keto-friendly “pasta” dish, dipped in a keto-friendly sauce, or enjoyed on their own. It’s an excellent side dish or appetizer and can be created with items you most likely already have on hand.

You may have heard the term “fathead dough” while referring to mozzarella dough. That’s because Tom Naughton, the director of the Fathead film, renamed it and popularised it among the keto community.

The beautiful thing about fat head dough is that it has a low net carb count. Tom and his family set out to disprove the long-held belief that a low-fat diet is the healthiest by inventing the first “Fathead” pizza.

Fathead dough is made up of four key ingredients:

Cream cheese (which we’re omitting), mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and egg. From there, you can experiment with different types of low carb flours and/or seasonings, such as our keto garlic bread.

It all starts with a microwave melt of shredded mozzarella. It only takes a minute or two — that’s fast! Then, combine almond flour and a beaten egg. Mix thoroughly. While the dough is still warm, using a rubber spatula knead it with your hands to smooth it out.

The moisture content of different types of mozzarella – and whether it is pre-shredded – is usually the cause of variance in the stickiness of the dough.

Rolling the dough underneath a large sheet of parchment paper it’s the best way to flatten it evenly without having it stick to your hands or your rolling pin.

Is Garlic keto?

It sure is! Garlic has a modest carbohydrate content, with less than 1 gram of net carbs per clove. And the value per serving is insignificant.

Because garlic is often used to add taste rather than bulk to recipes, the carbs in garlic are unlikely to exceed your macronutrient requirements. Even if you add a lot of garlic to your recipes, it usually won’t have a big impact on your daily macros.

Just don’t devour an entire head of garlic at once! When used to flavor food, the carbs in garlic are dispersed throughout the dish and have an even smaller impact on your daily macros.

Garlic is widely recognized as a superfood due to the numerous health benefits it may provide. It’s also extremely healthy, providing a plethora of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Garlic is utilized in a variety of ways in low carb recipes, including minced garlic cloves, garlic powder, and so on. Apart from that, there is no doubting the fact that garlic is a nutritious powerhouse. It’s high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances that have been shown to fight disease.

All things considered, it’s easy to strongly recommend garlic to all keto dieters.

Can I make this bread without garlic?

The garlic-y flavor of this keto garlic cheese sticks gives it a boost of flavors. However, if you do not have fresh garlic or garlic paste at hand, you can use garlic powder instead. Although the fresh flavor of garlic will somehow be compromised but something is always better than nothing!

Fat Head Dough Garlic Bread Ingredients:

Almond flour Use blanched almond flour rather than almond meal. This will ensure that the texture and flavor are lighter.

Mozzarella cheese– Shred a brick of mozzarella cheese or use pre-shredded mozzarella cheese.

Eggs- The egg is what holds the garlic bread together! The egg will be added at the end to avoid being cooked by the warm cheese.

Garlic– Either fresh minced garlic or garlic from a jar.

Parsley– Just a sprinkle to add taste!

Baking powder To make the dough extra soft and fluffy.

Salt To season the bread, use salt.

Italian seasoning For even more flavor!

Tips for Making the Best Keto Garlic Bread

Before adding the egg, gently knead the mixture until it becomes a firm, thick dough. To make it simpler to blend, make sure the cheese is totally melted. If the dough gets tough to mix, place bak in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then continue mixing.

Incorporate the egg rapidly after mixing the dough. The dough needs to be hot in order for the egg to mix in. Work quickly and knit vigorously until you have a smooth dough. Once you have added the egg it’ll no longer be possible to place it in the microwave as the egg will cook.

Shape the dough quickly after mixing, the longer it sits the harder it’s to shape.


Ways to serve keto garlic bread

Pizza- Serve with keto fathead pizza. With some marinara sauce on the side, you’ll have a homemade Italian takeout!

Salad– Taking the salad as a side dish to the next level. This is delicious with broccoli salad and egg salad.

Protein– Serve with pan-seared salmon or chicken tenders.


Garlic Bread Storage and Freezing

To store: Covered leftover garlic bread can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

To freeze: Place the keto garlic bread in a ziplock bag and place it in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

To reheat, either microwave the garlic bread for 30 seconds or bake for 10 minutes at 180C/350F.

Share Your Results! 

I hope you enjoy my cheesy garlic bread recipe as much as I did. If you make this recipe, please let me know how it turned out! 

Absolutely love to see your creations! If you happen to make one of the recipes, would really love to see it! Just use the hashtag #sweetketolife, tag me on @sweetketolife , or just let me know by comment!

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Cheesy Fat Head Dough Garlic Bread

Yaidy Santiago
This is the cheesiest fat head dough garlic bread out there. It’s low carb, gluten-free, and a total must-try!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine gluten free, keto, low carb
Servings 10


  • 1 3/4 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp baking power
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 whole egg

Cheesy Topping

  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Place all the ingredients apart from the egg, in a microwaveable bowl. Stir gently to mix together. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds or until fully melted.
  • Add the egg then mix fast until smooth and fully incorporated to make a cheesy dough.
  • Place on a parchment-prepared baking tray and form into a garlic bread shape.
  • Bake at 375F for 10 minutes. Take out and spread 1/2 tsp minced garlic and mozzarella cheese then place back in the oven for another 7 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Add some fresh chopped parsley and slice. Enjoy!
Keyword almond four, bread, cheesy, fat head, garlic, mozzarella, pizza, sticks

Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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