There are many-many recipes on the internet for low carb pizza crusts. Some use almond and/or low carb mixes.
I use one that is not flour based at all. I am gluten intolerant so I be very careful with low carb mixes – they often have some amount of wheat flour in them s0 – I just use other things.
I have to admit it’s been hard to change my way of eating because I hate using a recipe to cook from. So I actually only followed a measured recipe once for this particular crust. Ever since then I approximate and dump 🙂
- So this is what I used in this pizza crust 🙂
10 oz fresh cauliflower
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- Italian seasoning
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- Pizza sauce
- toppings of your choice
ALL of the recipes online that I have seen for similar cauliflower pizza crusts have you shred/process the cauliflower into rice like pieces. But that is probably the number one thing I hate about making it 🙂 so I skipped it this time and just broke up the cauliflower into small pieces with my fingers. Microwave the cauliflower (either grated or just small pieces like I did) for about 5-8 minutes depending on your microwave.
Let the cauliflower cool enough to to handle. This is KEY to making it turn out right – Put the cauliflower in a dish towel (a clothe one – not terrycloth if you can avoid it) and roll it up. Twist the dishtowel to wring out ALL the liquid from the cauliflower. Dry cauliflower is important to getting a good crust that can be picked up and eaten like a real crust.
Preheat oven to 425
Combine cauliflower and remaining crust ingredients in a bowl – Mix well.
Place parchment paper or silicone mat on a pizza pan/cookie sheet <- Important step! This mixture will stick to the pan and you will not be eating pizza if you miss this step.
Spread the mixture on the lined pan. I use a fork to mush it out as thin as I can. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes. You want it to me lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and let it cool just a tad so you don’t burn yourself while completing the rest.
Spread the sauce and top with whatever low carb topping you choose. I used pepperoni, pre-cooked meat lovers topping (Jimmy Dean – Sausage and bacon crumbles) mushrooms and more mozzarella.
Bake until the mozzarella is melted
Cut and enjoy!!!!!