The cauliflower pizza crust recipe is a healthy keto pizza crust recipe made with only 3 simple ingredients. Bonus, this cauliflower crust recipe is also gluten-free and grain-free.
What are cauliflower pizza crust recipes?
Cauliflower pizza crust recipes are flour-less, gluten-free, low-carb pizza crusts made of 3 simple ingredients:
- Grated cauliflower is also known as cauliflower rice because of its rice-like texture and shape.
- Shredded mozzarella
It is a very healthy pizza crust recipe perfect for anyone watching their carb intake. This crispy cauliflower pizza crust recipe is perfectly keto-friendly.
In fact, one single slice contains only 3 grams of net carbs. Plus, the calories in a cauliflower pizza are very low.
There are only 66 calories per slice! It is ideal for anyone looking to lose weight. But before you start, you need to make cauliflower rice.
How to make cauliflower rice?
Keto pizza crusts made of cauliflower are very easy to make. Let’s have a look at what you need to succeed in 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.
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Cooked cauliflower is an excellent Keto-friendly vegetable. Carbs in cauliflower only reach 1.7g of net carbs per 100g once cooked. So this great recipe is perfect if you’re on the keto diet!
After your cauliflower is pulsed, you need to steam your cauliflower rice. The best technique is to steam your cauliflower into a microwave-proof bowl.
Obviously, if you don’t have a microwave, you need to use a vegetable steamer or boil your cauliflower rice in water.
Finally, for a perfect result, drain all the residual water left in your steamed cauliflower rice. You need a clean towel for this.
How to make crispy cauliflower pizza crusts?
Everyone loves a crispy pizza crust, and below are my top-4 tips to make a crispy cauliflower pizza crust:
- Drain your cauliflower rice as much as you can. You must obtain a ball of steamed cauliflower, like a dough, very dry and compact.
- Spread it thinly on your baking sheet. The thinner, the crispier!
- Pre-bake the crust and flip it after 15 minutes.
- Use full-fat mozzarella cheese.
- Avoid water-loaded toppings or precook them. Mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant release water on your pizza crust and soften the crust. I recommend cooking these ingredients in a frying pan before adding them to the crust.
Cauliflower pizza crust keto recipe ideas
This keto crust recipe can be used as a pizza crust replacement, and therefore most regular pizza toppings can be used.
In order to limit carbs, opt for a no-sugar-added tomato paste or tomato sauce. You can also use sour cream as a zero-carb option. Our favorite keto pizza toppings are:
- Italian Seasoning
- Some spicy olive oil
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- Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
- Prepare a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Spray some oil on top to prevent the crust from sticking. Set aside.
- Place half of the cauliflower florets into a food processor with the S blade attachment. Process for 30 seconds, stop, scrape the bottom and sides. Repeat for 30 seconds until all the florets are pulsed into fine cauliflower rice - it will look like couscous/semolina. Transfer the cauliflower rice into a microwave-safe glass bowl. Process the other half of the 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 mittens - be careful it is super hot!
- Transfer the hot cauliflower rice onto a clean towel. Squeeze as firmly as you can to release all the water. Again it is hot, so use your oven mittens 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, beaten egg, 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 the 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 the cheese is melted.
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