This cauliflower pizza base is healthy, tasty, and of course – low carb! Gluten free and LCHF recipe.
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Making low carb pizza bases from cauliflower isn't exactly a new concept. BUT – I've never tried it. And if I've never tried it, then there's a chance that you might not have done either! The process is a made a lot easier by the fact that some grocery stores are now stocking ready-riced cauliflower – or “Cauliflower Crumbles” as I think one company calls it. I've seen them in Target and Walmart and it certain speeds up the recipe! If you want to make your own, check out my tutorial on how to make cauliflower rice!
How to Make a Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Base
To start, cook the cauliflower. Steaming it in the microwave is preferable to boiling because then it just gets soft, not soggy. When it is super tender, carefully empty it into a large bowl and let cool a little.
Line a baking pan with a silicone mat and spread the cauliflower mixture onto the mat. Push it into an even circle shape.
Place in a preheated oven for around 15 minutes. Invert a nonstick pizza pan over the top of the cauliflower, then flip everything onto the pizza pan. If you have pizza pan with ventilation holes that would be the best choice, as it will help crisp up the base. If you don't have a pizza pan then just use any nonstick baking pan.
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Then you are ready to add the toppings! For this pizza I added a simple tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni and Italian seasoning, then gave it another few minutes in the oven to melt the cheese.
- 1 lb finely chopped or riced cauliflower
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- ¼ cup flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- salt and black pepper
- Cook the cauliflower until very tender. Transfer to a bowl and leave to cool.
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix to combine.
- Spoon the mixture onto a baking pan lined with a silicone mat. Press it into an even circle.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Invert a pizza pan over the top, then flip the pizza base onto the pizza pan. Bake for another 5 minutes.
- Add the desired toppings (not included in nutritional data) and cook as needed.
8g net carbs per serving (not including toppings)
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the pizza base
Amount Per ServingCalories 344Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 44mgSodium 451mgCarbohydrates 18gNet Carbohydrates 8gFiber 10gSugar 5gProtein 22g
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