Our Take on Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Pizza is pretty much our favorite thing ever! As sisters we don’t agree on everything, but when it comes to pizza we both can’t deny that it is one of our favorite foods. Pizza night is a weekend tradition for us both. It probably started back when we were kids. Most Fridays we would get pizza for dinner. It was usually the kind of pizza every kid dreams about, Domino’s or Little Cesars. Does anyone remember the three foot long pizza from Little Cesars? We would seriously dominate that. Add in a trip to Blockbuster and our weekend was off to a great start. Ah, doesn’t that just sound like the good ole’ days?
These days our love of cooking inspires us to make our own pizzas. We still love the “real” stuff now and again, but don’t necessarily want to be loading up on all those calories on a weekly basis. Insert this cauliflower pizza crust recipe that is gluten-free, grain-free and low-carb/keto approved. Several years ago we became interested in paleo and keto style cooking. Going full paleo or keto was not right for either of us, but we still use these types of recipes in our weekly meals.
It took several tries to get this recipe just right. The key is to make sure you squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible and then pre-bake the crust in a very hot oven until it is already starting to brown quite a bit. This will create a cauliflower pizza crust that you can actually pick up like traditional pizza. Load it up with your favorite toppings and you will hardly miss all the bread. Just remember to not go crazy with other high calorie toppings. We measure out the cheese that we use to keep us in check, and try and get in as many other veggies as possible too. What toppings do you plan to use on this? Drop us a comment and let us know how it turns out! We’d love to hear!
Deanna and Joy
Cauliflower Pizza Crust RecipeCourse: lunch, dinnerCuisine: pizza
1 lb cauliflower
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup mozzerella
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic salt
pepper to taste
1 tsp Italian seasoning
- Place cauliflower in food processor in batches and rice. Or for a shortcut, purchase riced cauliflower
- Microwave cauliflower in covered container for 7-9 minutes until soft and cooked through
- Use cheese cloth or paper towels so squeeze all the water out of the cauliflower. Do not skip this step! This will be the difference between crispy crust or soft.
- Once water is removed, place cauliflower in mixing bowl and combine with beaten egg, seasonings, and cheese.
- Mix until the “dough” starts to form a ball.
- Place parchment on oven safe pan and spray with cooking spray.
- Place “dough” on parchment and press to form a circle. Crust should be less than 1/4 inch thick. Placing olive oil on finger tips will help with sticking.
- Bake in preheated oven at 500 for 18-20 minutes or until crust starts to brown.
- Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool before adding on your favorite toppings. Reduce oven temp to 425 and bake until cheese is melting and starting to brown.
- For pizza pictured we used chicken, olives, mushrooms, red onion, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
- Sculptdaily.com occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although SculptDaily.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. This estimate includes totals for crust only.
3 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories142
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 2.2g 12%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Protein 11.1g 23%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.