This amazing, thin crust, cauliflower pizza recipe needs just 5 ingredients and it's low carb, gluten free, nut free, keto and I promise you, does not even taste like cauliflower! 2 slices equals 3 g net carbs!
Keto Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
Cauliflower can me made into some amazing things! If you're on a low carb or keto diet, this cauliflower pizza crust recipe will satisfy that pizza craving! It's quick, easy and delicious!
I'm here today sharing my take on the cauliflower pizza that truly curbs that greasy pizza craving you so desire and it does not even have a hint of cauliflower taste!
I'm sure some of you have attempted a cauliflower pizza before in hopes it would satisfy that carb loving craving. And I bet you've been disappointed. Even a store bought keto pizza crust will not compare to my recipe for cauliflower pizza crust!
Grams of Carbs in Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust versus White Flour Pizza Dough
Traditional pizza dough made with white flour will have 26 grams of total carbs per slice, and that is not including any of your favorite toppings, just the regular pizza crust.
My cauliflower crust recipe has just 4 total carbs per serving. One serving is 2 Slices which is amazing and perfect for those following a low carb and/or keto diet.
It curbs that craving and you don't feel deprived at all! It passed the test with my picky children and hubby and the teenager who hates anything cauliflower ate a piece.
Can I Swap the Parmesan Cheese?
When I've made cauliflower pizza in the past, most recipes always seem to include mozzarella cheese.
I have these tasty Cheesy Cauliflower "Bread Sticks" that use mozzarella, but weren't strong enough in my opinion to use as a pizza in order to add toppings other than cheese.
So I decided a change in the cheese was in order. If you think about it, mozzarella is a moisture rich cheese and that is why any cauliflower pizzas that include it, are never going to have that ability to actually pick up with your hands and eat it.
I decided a hard dry cheese was needed to create that texture I so desired, that ability to truly eat this pizza with your hands, not a fork and knife. Parmesan cheese was my choice!
So the answer to swapping parmesan cheese with a softer cheese, is a firm No!
Crispy Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust
After it cooks if you want to firm it up even more before diving in, you can cut it and place the pizza slices on a wire rack. This will help it not to get soggy on the baking pan before you dig in.
How to Make Perfect Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe
Fresh cauliflower florets or riced cauliflower
Onion powder and garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until crumbly and rice like. You can skip this step if you purchased cauliflower rice. Just thaw it in a large bowl and squeeze out excess water before using.
Heat the cauliflower rice in a dry skillet over medium high heat, stirring often to remove as much moisture as possible, about 10 minutes. Once it looks somewhat dry, add parmesan cheese and seasonings.
Continue to cook cauliflower mixture on medium heat until the parmesan is melted.
Remove from the heat and stir in the egg.
Use parchment on a 12 inch round pizza pan or baking sheet pan and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Spread out the "dough" and flatten as best you can.
Use another piece of parchment paper on top if it's too sticky for your hands to spread and make the edges slightly higher to form a crust.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Add your favorite pizza toppings and bake another 10 minutes. Cut your low-carb pizza crust into 8 large slices and serve for pizza night!
Best Tips for Perfect Cauliflower Crust Pizza
You can buy a small head of cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor until it has a rice-like consistency.
A small head is about 4 cups florets, once riced if you have more than 10 ounces in weight, do not include. Make sure to weigh out the 10 ounces on a scale. The raw cauliflower does not need to be precooked.
You could also just buy cauliflower rice in the frozen section in Walmart and other supermarkets. My frozen cauliflower rice was a perfect 10 ounce bag which will be a time saver in the making of this pizza.
I recommend buying parmesan and grating it yourself for best results.
Nutrition info does not include the tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni, it's for the crust alone.
My Quick Marinara sauce is fabulous for this pizza along with some Italian seasoning!
I used a 12 inch in diameter round pizza pan.
How to Store Cauliflower Low Carb Gluten Free Pizza Crust
Please store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze this keto pizza recipe?
Yes, you can make this cauliflower pizza crust and freeze as is before baking. Keep on the round pizza pan and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 3 months.
When ready to serve, remove frozen crust and thaw on counter for 30 minutes then bake as directed. It may take a 10-15 minutes longer than a fresh unfrozen pizza.
Alternately, to save time, you could bake the crust as directed, allow it to cool completely then wrap and freeze. When you are ready to reheat, it won't be as long in the oven to enjoy your low carb crust.
More Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Recipes
Keto Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe
Keto Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza
- 10 ounces cauliflower rice or 4 cups florets
- 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 egg large (¼ cup liquid)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until crumbly and rice like.
- Heat the cauliflower rice in a dry skillet over medium high heat, stirring often to remove as much moisture as possible, about 10 minutes. Once it looks somewhat dry, add parmesan cheese and seasonings.
- Continue to cook on medium heat until the parmesan is melted.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the egg.
- Use parchment on a 12 inch round pizza pan and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Spread out the "dough" and flatten as best you can. use another piece of parchment paper on top if it's too sticky for your hands to spread and make the edges slightly higher to form a crust.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Add your favorite toppings and bake another 10 minutes. Cut into 8 large slices and serve!
Good morning ! Your recipe sounds delicious! I am on a low histamine diet and should steer away from Parmesan cheese . Can I substitute it with mozzarella cheese? Or is there another binder I could use ?
Nutritional yeast might be more comparable to parmesan cheese. Mozzarella is too soft of a cheese to sub with parmesan. You could also try sheep's milks cheese called Manchego that is similar to Parmesan.
Do you have a substitution for the cheese?
Im cutting out carbs after lunch and have been really hungry for pizza, tried a cauliflower crust for the first time yesterday. This is the most delishious crust EVER ! Ill take it over flour based crust any day. I made it with fresh cauliflower, it came together perfectly without any trouble rolling or baking. Topped it w Pesto, mozarella, green pepper and turkey pepperoni. Absolutely outstanding ( admittedly I am a caulifloer lover). Never going back to traditional crust again. Thanks so much !