Ever wondered how to make your own low carb cauliflower pizza crust? Here’s the answer! This healthier version of pizza will be a hit with the whole family!
Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 1 head cauliflower
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp dried chives
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower, then remove all greens. Cut into chucks
- Cauliflower can be riced by hand using the large holes on a box grater. It can also be pulsed in a food processor or blender until it resembles rice.
- Place a steamer basket or wire mesh colander in a large pan with one inch of water. Line the basket with cheesecloth, making sure the piece is large enough to be gathered around cauliflower rice with excess on top to hold it closed.
- Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
- Place cauliflower in the basket on top of cheesecloth, cover and steam for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover and allow to cool.
- Preheat oven to 400℉. Line large round pizza pan or rectangular sheet pan with parchment paper. Parchment paper is necessary to keep crust from sticking and is helpful when flipping the crust.
- Lift cauliflower from pan using cheesecloth. Twist at the top and squeeze as much liquid out as possible. Put in a bowl with eggs, chives, oregano, pepper and salt. Mix thoroughly.
- Press into pan and bake for 30 minutes. Flip crust and cook for 15 minutes or until dry. Garnish with sauce, cheese and desired toppings and heat until cheese is melted.
- Hack: One 16oz bag of frozen cauliflower can be substituted for fresh. Thaw completely before using. There is no need to cook the cauliflower but liquid must still be squeezed out.
- Hack: Crust can be shaped into smaller crusts if desired.
- Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Hack: Crusts can be separated by parchment paper, sealed in freezer-safe containers and frozen. Topped and cooked pizza slices can be stored in the same manner.
Did you know? Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous collection of vegetables that are associated with lowering the risk of some types of cancer.
Suggestion: This vegetable-based Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Pizza would pair nicely with the cauliflower crust!