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Cauliflower pizza crust recipes are healthy keto pizza crust recipe made of 3 simple ingredients. Bonus,  this cauliflower pizza crust keto recipe is also gluten free and grain free.

cauliflower pizza crust

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What are cauliflower pizza crust recipes ?

Cauliflower pizza crust recipes are flour less, gluten free, low carb pizza crust made of 3 simple ingredients:

  • Grated cauliflower also known as cauliflower rice because of its rice-like texture and shape
  • Grated mozzarella
  • Egg

cauliflower pizza crust recipes

It is a very healthy pizza crust recipe perfect for anyone watching their carb intake. Therefore, this crispy cauliflower pizza crust recipe is keto friendly. In fact, one single slice contains only 3 grams of net carbs. Plus, cauliflower pizza calories intake are very low only 66 calories per slice ideal for anyone looking to lose weight. But before you start you need to make cauliflower rice.

How to make cauliflower rice?

Keto pizza crust made of cauliflower are very easy to make. Let’s have a look at what you need to succeed this delicious crispy cauliflower pizza crust anytime. First, you need a food processor to pulse your cauliflower florets into a rice-like texture. Otherwise, you can directly buy cauliflower rice from the store. We call cauliflower rice the result of grated or pulsed cauliflower florets. Next, you need to steam your cauliflower rice. The best technique is to steam your cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl. Obviously, if you don’t have a microwave you need  to use a vegetable steamer or boil your cauliflower rice in water. Finally, the key of success of this low carb pizza crust recipe is to drain all the residual water left in your steamed cauliflower rice. You need a clean towel for this process.

Cauliflower pizza crust recipes

How to make crispy cauliflower pizza crust recipes ?

Everyone loves a crispy pizza crust and those are the top 4 tips to make a cauliflower pizza crust crispy:

  1. Drain your cauliflower rice as much as you can. You must obtain a ball of steamed cauliflower, like a dough, very dry and compact.
  2. Spread it thin, the thinner the crispier
  3. Pre-bake the crust and flip it after 15 minutes
  4. Use full-ft mozzarella cheese
  5. Avoid water loaded toppings or precook them. Mushrooms, zucchini or eggplant release water on your pizza crust and soften the crust. We recommend cooking those ingredients in a frying pan before adding onto the crust.

Cauliflower pizza crust keto recipes ideas

This keto crust recipe can be used as a pizza crust replacement and therefore any toppings goes well with this crust recipe. In order to limit carbs, it is better to spread a thin layer of no-added sugar tomato paste or replace by sour cream for a zero carb option. Our favorite keto pizza toppings are:

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Cheese
  • Onions
  • Olives
  • Peppers
  • Chicken
  • Beef 
  • Anchoives

More keto pizza crust

Other keto pizza crust you would love to try if you enjoy this pizza crust recipes.

xoxo Carine

 

cauliflower pizza crust

cauliflower pizza crust recipes keto

Cauliflower Pizza Crust is a delicious low carb pizza crust perfect for any occasion! 
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Author: Carine
6 serves/slices
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200C (400F).
  • Prepare a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Spray some oil on top to avoid the crust to stick. Set aside. 
  • Place the half of the cauliflower florets into a food processor with the S blade attachment. Process for 30 seconds, stop, scrap drown the bottom and sides. Repeat for 30 seconds until all the florets are pulsed into a fine cauliflower rice - it will looks like couscous/semolina. Transfer the cauliflower rice into a microwave safe glass bowl. Process the over half of cauliflower florets until pulsed into rice and transfer into the glass bowl.
  • Cover the glass bowl with a microwave safe lid. Microwave for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the microwave with oven mitten - be careful it is super hot! 
  • Transfer the hot cauliflower rice onto a clean towel. Squeeze as firm as you can to release all the water. Again it is hot so use your oven mitten to avoid burning your hands.
  • Open the towel, you should obtain a dry ball of cooked cauliflower rice. Transfer into a bowl, add spices, salt and cheese. Combine with a spatula. The cheese will melt and the cauliflower pizza crust is forming.
  • Press the cauliflower crust onto the prepared baking sheet. Press with your hands to form a round pizza. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the borders are crispy.
  • It is optional but if you can flip over the crust and bake for an extra 5-8 minutes on te other side it will add extra crispiness to the crust.
  • Spread your favorite pizza toppings starting with a sauce like sour cream or no-added sugar tomato paste then flat ingredients like pepperoni, ham and finish with extra grated pizza cheese
  • Bake again for 15 minutes until your toppings are cooked and cheese is melted.
Nutrition panel is for one slice without toppings. This recipe serve 6 slices. 3 g net carbs per slice
Nutrition Facts
cauliflower pizza crust recipes keto
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.1g5%
Carbohydrates 4.9g2%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
KETO CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST

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    22 comments
    • Sorry for that ! The nutrition panel is now showing properly. One slice of crust brings you 3 g net carbs. The recipe serve 6 slices. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  1. do you preface this? I dont see further instructions on this except the 3 ingredients and cooking califlower in microwave.

    thanks

    • Sorry there was an issue wih the recipe plugin not showing the recipe it is fixed now ! Enjoy the crust. XOXO Carine.

    • Hi, Unfortunately no. It won’t hold together. The cooked cauliflower is soft and the cheese stick to it creating the most delicious soft, crispy pizza crust when baked. Enjoy the recipe my friend. XOXO Carine.

  2. Holy Smokes! Just made this for me and my husband (the man who refuses to eat veggies). Not only did he devour it, he asked when I could make more. Huge success, THANKS!

  3. Just made this and it is PERFECT!! I added some finely diced leeks since I didn’t have quite enough cauliflower after having used the rest to make cauliflower mash earlier this week. I also had more like 2/3-3/4 cup of parmesan.

    • That is great! It is nice to read positive comments 🙂 Leek should taste good as well a must try for my next one. I recently tested broccoli instead of cauliflower and except the strange greenish color for a pizza it taste awesome !

      • I’m trying this for the 1st time. there was a little broch in the cali i am using and i thought what the heck.

  4. I’ve been wanting to try cauliflower pizza crust forever and just simply haven’t gotten around to it. You have solidified I must make it and soon because this looks to delicious and too easy to not try! Thanks!