Cauliflower Crust Pizza
The food I miss most while following a low carb diet is not ice cream or bread or any of that other junk. PIZZA is what I long for. Full disclosure, I have an unhealthy relationship with pizza. Before going keto I spent years perfecting what, to me, is the perfect pizza. From the crust, to the sauce, to picking the perfect mozzarella. I made everything from scratch. I even remember the night I nailed what I still refer to as “the perfect pizza.” IF, I ever have a cheat day, that’s what I’m making. But in the mean time, there’s cauliflower crust pizza.
But, how can we make pizza that can fit into the keto diet? Because only having it every once in awhile and having to break our diet in order to do so kinda sucks. There’s a couple of options for making a low carb pizza crust. Today, we’re going to make the cauliflower version. That’s right, we’ll make a pizza crust out of cauliflower.
I’m aware that that sounds ridiculous. But it is definitely doable and actually pretty good. I should point out from the onset that the crust will not have the same crunch as a traditional pizza crust but it also won’t fall apart like some of the other options. Another benefit of using the cauliflower crust is that it is also relatively lower in calories than the other options as well.
So, give it a try and enjoy a delicious low carb cauliflower crust pizza tonight! You’ll be able to dig in to one of your favorite foods while sticking to the ketogenic diet. Really, what could be better than that?
…..probably a million dollars….but this is a close second…
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
- 2 cups cauliflower put through food processor or finely grated
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
- 1/2 teaspoon olive
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 28 ounces Crushed San Marizano Tomatoes
- 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/3 teaspoon oregano
- 1/3 teaspoon Salt
- 1/3 teaspoon Swerve sweetner any zero calorie sweetner than measures like sugar will work
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper
- 2 leaves basil roll and finely cut
- You will need about two cups of finely grated cauliflower. Typically this is about equal to 1 head of cauliflower. You can either put the cauliflower through the food processor. In which, you want to remove the stalk and cut the cauliflower head to be put through a food processor. You can also grate it by hand on a cheese grater. In which case, you'll want to leave the stalk on as a handle for when you're grating it.
- Process the cauliflower in one of the above methods until finely grated.
- Either steam the cauliflower or cook in the microwave for a few minutes. The goal is to cook it enough that when you can squeeze the water out of it.
- Once the cauliflower is cool, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze as much water out as possible.
- In a mixing bowl add the cauliflower, Parmesan cheese, garlic and oregano. Mix thoroughly. On a pizza pan place a sheet of parchment paper and form dough into a pizza crust shape.
- Place in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven on the center rack and bake until gold and brown.
- Mix pizza sauce ingredients in bowl. Once the crust has cooled flip it over onto a wire pizza pan and top with sauce and whatever other toppings you prefer.
- Place back into the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Nutritional Facts for 1 Crust:
net carbs- 16 grams,