Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Delicious low carb and gluten free cauliflower crust pizza that is so easy and perfect for a lightened up weeknight favorite.

Soo you guys hear about this new cauliflower pizza crust craze? It’s like this whole thing that’s going on. I see at least a handful of cauliflower crusted pizzas each night in my newsfeed. Maybe it’s the whole30 trend, but I kind of love that people are exploring (and loving) new ways to eat veggies!! After a few attempts dorking around with my own cauli crust recipe, I think I finally have come up with one you’ll hands down love.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This is what I love most about this cauli crust recipe: You know how when you eat pizza you can hold it in one hand? You take a bite and it’s still in tact, in that hand. The other recipes I’ve made are a bit flimsy, or fall apart in one bite, or worse, you need a fork. I’ve slowly tweaked this recipe and I loove the final result. The best yet.

So, you can top this with whatever you want! If you’re more traditional, go for the marinara, cheese, and pepporoni. If you want to get a little crazy, throw some pear and blue cheese on top. Whaaaa? Yerp! Mine? I chose sausage, sweet potato, kale, and Gruyere cheese. You might want to go get a napkin for your drool.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Jaryd says one of the food items he can never eat is pizza. Real, doughy, pizza store pizza. There are too many variables and you never really know what goes in that dough. The unpredictability makes it hard to gage how much insulin to give and makes his blood sugars all types of whack. That’s why cauli crust is such a good response to ordinary pizza. It’s low carb, keeps your sugars maintainable, and takes care of that pizza craving. Yuuum.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Chop the cauliflower into florets and process in the food processor until extra fine, you may need to do this in a couple batches. Place the processed cauliflower in microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave for 4 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Put the cauliflower in the center of a cheese cloth or tea towel, gather the ends, and squeeze out excess moisture from the cauliflower.

Combine all crust ingredients in a bowl: squeezed cauliflower, spices, egg, cheeses.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Form a pizza crust on your parchment paper lined pan. Keep crust about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick (the thinner the better!). Brush the edges with some olive oil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

To get the center browned, broil on high for 2 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and top with your favorite things.

Bake for another 10 minutes.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza


Description

Delicious low carb and gluten free cauliflower crust pizza that is so easy and perfect for a lightened up weeknight favorite.


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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil (dried)
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Toppings

  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni
  • handful of basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into florets and process in the food processor until extra fine, you may need to do this in a couple batches.
  3. Place the processed cauliflower in microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave for 4 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
  4. Put the cauliflower in the center of a cheese cloth or tea towel, gather the ends, and squeeze out excess moisture from the cauliflower.
  5. Combine all crust ingredients in a bowl: squeezed cauliflower, spices, egg, cheeses.
  6. Form a pizza crust on your parchment paper lined pan.
  7. Keep crust about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick (the thinner the better!).
  8. Brush the edges with some olive oil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  9. To get the center browned, broil on high for 2 minutes.
  10. Remove the crust from the oven and top with your favorite things.
  11. Bake for another 10 minutes.

Notes

Per slice: Calories 63; Fat 5.7g (Sat 1.2g); Protein 2.9g; Carb 0.6g; Sodium 178mg (nutritional facts are for just the crust).

Enjoy!! xo

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