Did you know that in the origins of pizza, a small pizza can be called a pizzetta, and the pizza maker is called Pizzaiolo? With origins in Italy, pizza is a staple in the American household. It is usually round and flat consisting of wheat-based flour and topped with all sorts of delectable toppings. Some common staples are tomato, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and meats like sausage, pepperoni, or ham and then of course is topped with mounds of cheese! Sounds great right?
The problem with traditional pizza in a flour based crust is it is loaded with carbs and one slice will most likely kick you out of ketosis. Not only that, you are more likely to have a huge insulin spike from the huge rush of carbohydrates that will leave you feeling run down and tired afterwards. Don’t fret though because a low carb, keto cauliflower pizza is taking the pizza world by storm! Finding a recipe that is keto friendly, low in carbs and full of nutritious goodness is just the ticket to make great strides in your pizza making. So keep reading for an inspiration that will make you run to your kitchen to cook!
Remember being a kid and relishing the week that mom would decide that it was pizza night? Why is it that pizza just brings back those amazing childhood memories of fun times, and great junk food that we loved so much? Well because pizza is an Italian delicacy that we have adopted as our own Friday night fun, birthday party, team party, down home goodness kind of food that we know has too much of everything that is not necessarily good for us, but we eat anyway. But you don’t have to give up all of those fun times and traditional memories just because traditional pizza has is not a ketogenic food. All of those fun memories can be re-lived time after time with this keto cauliflower pizza filled with a mix of almond flour, coconut flour, and the wholesome goodness of beautiful fresh veggies. Try this tasty, crispy and terrific bite that will make everyone you know smile, as the goodness goes across their taste buds.
Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust Ingredients
- Cauliflower- The type of cauliflower you pick is very important in this recipe. To produce the best texture in your crust, use frozen and thawed cauliflower florets.
- Almond Flour- This is the
- Coconut Flour- Coconut flour is very absorbent. Even 1 tablespoon will help soak up any remaining moisture left over from the cauliflower.
- Egg- This is the main binder in your recipe. It will help hold your ingredients together as it bakes.
- Mozzarella Cheese- Cheese will also act as a binder in your crust. Use your favorite type of shredded cheese, but mozzarella is subtle in flavor and great for melting.
- Italian Seasoning- Additional spices can be used, but for a traditional Italian pizza a combination of oregano, thyme, and basil are classics.
Types of Cauliflower to Use
With cauliflower becoming a new staple in low carb cuisine, there are lots of options now available in your regular grocery store. You can either use fresh cauliflower, frozen, or pre-riced/packaged. Ultimately they are all going to be cooked and prepared the same way. We have found that the best option though is frozen cauliflower.
How to Make Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Preheat the oven to 400° F and place a pizza stone in the oven to heat. If you do not have a pizza stone, a regular sheet pan will be fine and no need to heat it.
Grate the cauliflower on a box grater or save time and use a food processor. Add grated cauliflower to a large microwave safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.
Cook cauliflower in the microwave for 4-5 minutes until tender. Carefully remove from the microwave with oven mitts or a towel to protect your hands. Let cool.
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Place cooked and cooled cauliflower in a kitchen towel and ring out all of the excess moisture over your sink.
Add drained cauliflower back to the bowl and add remaining ingredients.
Remove pizza stone from the oven and carefully press the crust mixture into a ¼” circle.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and add toppings. Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted.
Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust FAQs
How to store keto cauliflower pizza crust?
Store any leftover pizza in a zip lock bag or plastic container for up to 5 days. Our favorite way to reheat this keto cauliflower pizza is in a toaster oven or air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 400° F. This will not only heat the pizza through, but it will also crisp up the crust.
Can you freeze keto cauliflower pizza crust?
This pizza crust is great to prepare ahead of time and can be frozen and stored for up to 3 months. It can be difficult to store a large crust, so we suggest making two smaller, personal sized ones. Once you have baked your crusts, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely. Separate them using a sheet of parchment paper and place them in a large zip lock bag or freezer safe container.
Does keto cauliflower pizza crust taste good?
It’s hard to find a solid replacement for traditional pizza with a thick chewy crust, but this keto cauliflower pizza will definitely tame all of your pizza cravings. This crust is slightly more crisp and similar to a thin crust pizza and once you add your toppings, you may be completely converted to this cauliflower crust recipe. The health benefits alone are worth giving it a try!Print
The Best Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Make this one of a kind keto cauliflower pizza crust in minutes with only a handful of simple ingredients. This golden, crispy crust is baked to perfection and will make your regular Friday night pizza party unforgettable!
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 slices 1x
- Category: Dinner
- 5 cups (or 1.5 pounds of) cauliflower
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 400° F and place a pizza stone in the oven to heat. If you do not have a pizza stone, a regular sheet pan will be fine and no need to heat it.
- Grate the cauliflower on a box grater or save time and use a food processor. Add grated cauliflower to a large microwave safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.
- Cook cauliflower in the microwave for 4-5 minutes until tender. Carefully remove from the microwave with oven mitts or a towel to protect your hands. Let cool.
- Place cooked and cooled cauliflower in a kitchen towel and ring out all of the excess moisture over your sink.
- Add drained cauliflower back to the bowl and add remaining ingredients. Using your hands mix dough into a small ball.
- Remove pizza stone from the oven and carefully press the crust mixture into a ¼” circle.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and add desired toppings. Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes until crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 108
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 7g
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