I hands down love pizza. I would eat pizza once a day if it was low calorie and socially acceptable. I have tried an almond flour pizza crust, I’ve tried a thin crust and thick crust, I’ve tried Chicago style deep dish and New York Pizza. I’m eaten pizza out of a little whole in the wall downtown San Francisco and I’ve bought take away from Little Caesars.. I really don’t discriminate!
In an effort to try and have my cake and eat it too I wanted to try the Cauliflower Pizza Crust I’ve seen floating around on the internet. I am not a fan of Cauliflower but it actually looked like it may taste okay.
I waited and waited some more for Cauliflower to not be $5 for a head because I was not going to pay $5 to just chuck something in the bin (you never know…) I tried the below recipe out on Monday night and was really surprised! The “dough” is kind of like pizzaish mashed potato and it definitely has a Cauliflower taste and smell, but when you add oregano and cheese and pizza sauce it actually tastes pretty good!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!!
The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
- 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower – should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon basil or rosemary, minced (or dry)
- ½ teaspoon oregano, minced (or dry)
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 Celsius)
- Remove the stems from the cauliflower and cut into chunks, Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely.
- Microwave the processed cauliflower uncovered in a microwave safe bowl for approximately 4-5 minutes on high. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 4-5 minutes. After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it. Be sure to squeeze as much liquid as humanly possible.
- Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese, and seasonings. Stir until a dough texture forms. Spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan in the shape of a pizza crust.
- Bake the crust for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the crust is golden and crispy. I cooked mine for approximately 15 minutes. After the crust is golden remove it from the oven and add your toppings, I used marinara sauce and cheese for a simple margarita pizza.
- Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. be sure to keep an eye on it because the broiler can burn the cheese quickly.
- Slice and serve warm , enjoy!