The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Learn how to make the BEST low carb and keto friendly cauliflower crust pizza in under 30 minutes! 
 The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Who’s ready to shed a few pounds this season! cauliflower pizza is great because it’s low-carb and contains no flour what so ever. You will be pleasantly surprised as to how delicious and different this pizza is I promise you will be a keeper. The crust is made of cauliflower, cheese, and eggs and from there, you can customize the pizza any way you like to make your favorite type of pizza.

Magimix Food Processor Review + The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Begin by processing (or mincing by hand) your cauliflower in a food processor. califlower crust pizza-21After processing the cauliflower, place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it on high for 4 minutes. After removing it from the microwave allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes, then place the cauliflower in a kitchen towel and squeeze away. Make sure to get all the water out of it, like every last bit! I squeezed my water how so hard I ended up with an amazing ball of cauliflower. remember, the trick to making a perfect cauliflower crust is to squeeze out as much liquid as possible out of the cauliflower. The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe  Now place the cauliflower ball in a bowl and add an egg, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 mozzarella cheese, salt, garlic powder (optional) rosemary and oregano.  Mix it all in with a wooden spatula or your hands until a dough forms.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Spread the dough out on a lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan like you would with regular pizza dough.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe   Bake the crust at 500 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until you begin to see that nice and golden color from around the edges.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Remove the crust from the oven and add your toppings. I decided to go with a simple margarita pizza but you can add whatever you want.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Now place the pizza back in the oven and turn on the broiler for just 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese. After the cheese has melted remove from the oven and slice.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Doesn’t that look amazing! this was the first time in my life I didn’t feel bad eating pizza! Now, of course, this crust won’t replace my usual high-carb crust but it sure is great for times when I’m on my low-carb diets.

The whole family loved it; Even baby Layan couldn’t stop eating! the crust was so crispy and moist at the same time and paired quite well with the marinara and cheese. The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

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The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, crust, keto, lowcarb, pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 84 kcal
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower - should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil or rosemary minced (or dry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano minced (or dry)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (trust me don't rush this step!). 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Slice and serve warm , enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 404mg 17%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 13.7%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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    Comments

    Allyce

    I tried this recipe last night and will not make it again. It wasnt pretty horrible actually.

    Yvonne

    Delicious, its tUrned out everytime! Can i make this ahead, and how long wil it keep fresh in the FRIDge? I like prEpping my meals ahead of time for the week. Thank you!

    D anders

    I squeezed the cauliflower in the cloth like shown and couldnt believe how much more waTer came out. This recipe came out just perfectly and it was delicious! Now I can have pizza again….

    Arthur Klein

    I put on wax paper & sprayed it, the crust still sticks. any suggestions?

    BRAD

    GREAT RECIPE! I USED COSTCO CAULIFLOWER RICE, MICROWAVE IT, THEN STRAIN WITH NUT BAG – MUCH FASTER!

    serna lemon

    you can put them in a frying pan put the heat on very low, dont let it turn brown and dry as much of the water out as you can. When you hear less sizzling, then its dried pretty good.

    sharen

    where is the nutitional information?

    larissa

    Could you freeze this? if so, raw or baked?

    thanks

      Layla

      I suggest freezing after baking because the crust will not hold up well raw.

    Kathrin

    The recipe sounds great and I would love to try it myself. Unfortunately, i do not have a microwave. What could I do instead?

    ross

    what kind of Marinara sauce did you use? everyone i have seen is high in carbs and sugars

      COURTNEY

      rAO’S SAUCE IS LOW IN CARBS LOCATED WITH SPAGHETTI SAUCE. IT CAN BE PRETTY PRICEY, BUT YOU CAN FIND IT AT WALMART.

    Shirley ohern

    Can you freeze the crusts.

      Layla

      Yes, you should be able to freeze the crusts without a problem. I suggest shaping them into small pies so they are easier to handle.

    CHris

    Best cauliflower crust there is…

    Dana

    This was very easy to make and delicious. I decided to substitute the mozzarella in the crust for cheddar I already had and it was still really tastey. I would recommend this to anyone who wants more veggies and less carbs! Thank you!

    Krissie

    The instructions are better than any other ive seen. I added 2 tbsp of almond flour and 1 tbsp of corn meal because it looked like it wasnt going to sticK together. It tasted better than a STORE BOUGHT frozen flour crust!

      Krissie

      I also put the cheese and toppings on first with the sauce and a little more chesse on top so that the crust remained crispy.

    Gosia

    What if you dont have a microwave? Please help!!!

      Layla

      Boil the cauliflower florets for a few minutes before placing in the food processor. Drain, process, and squeeze water out.

    Brad

    Hi, we have egg allergies, just wondering if you think the egg could be left out of the crust.
    Thanks!

      Kelly Crowder

      I’d recommend using a flax egg replacement – 1 TBS ground flax meal to 2.5 TBS water.

    McKenne

    tHE PIZZA LOOKS SO CHEESY AND YUMMM! I WAS GOING TO TRY IT RIGHT AWAY BUT I NOTICED YOU HAVEN’T USED YEAST LIKE THEY DO IN THE REGULAR PIZZA CRUST WHICH IS PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THE CAULIFLOWER. BUT ISN’T THE CRUST GOING TO BE TOO HARD WITHOUT IT?

      Layla

      No, the yeast is only used for flour crusts but does not need to be used for a cauliflower crust!

    danfan

    Do you put any water in the cauliflower before microwaving? I did not and my pyrex 4 cup measuring cup exploded. I thought it was microwave safe. I have used it to boil water for tea before but maybe there isn’t enough water in the cauliflower to keep the glass from overheating.

    What kind of bowl do you use? Corning ware?

      Layla

      Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that happened to you, Danfan! I don’t add water when microwaving the cauliflower because they cook with the steam in the microwave. I use the glass mixing bowls or any large ceramic bowl that’s microwave safe. I’m not sure what went wrong in your situation but I’m sure it has something to do with the microwave or bowl.

    Cynthia

    I just made this, it was really good but the crust was a bit soft. The edge was lovely and crispy but the middle didn’t crisp up at all.
    I did add spinach, chicken and salami on top of it because we like pizza’s with a lot of toppings but in general I definitely liked it.

    K

    This was delicious! I will definitely be making this again!

    Christina Rice

    I tried this recipe for dinner tonight. It’s so good!! I didn’t have to mess with the broiler; I turned the oven off when the crust was done, added toppings and put it back into the (still) hot oven. Cheese melted just fine. Thanks!!