I was asked what to prepare for a Superbowl party that everyone would like and is low carb. My recommendation is making low-carb pizza. Friends have been surprised when I pull out the various pizzas from the oven.
‘You made pizza?’ They would ask.
‘Yes, low-carb pizza is tastier than the regular pizza.’ I would reply.
As we sit around for hours watching the men running around the football field burning calories, we can choose not to loads on pounds with carbs and feeling guilty. Better than dips and chips, homemade cauliflower-crust pizza is the way to go.
This cauliflower crust recipe is very popular in the low carb community. Thanks to the person who started to explore making pizza crust with cauliflower and cheese. When baked right, it is tastier and more nutritious than the regular flour dough pizza. You can top with any ingredients base on your preference and creativity. My family’s favorite is this pizza with sausage and pancetta with lots of cheese.
Watch how I made the pizza on my YouTube channel
Here is the recipe.
- Ingredients for pizza crust;
- 3 cups raw cauliflower, riced*
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon fennel powder
- 1½ teaspoons oregano
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Ingredients for pizza topping:
- 1 cup cooked crispy bacon / Italian pancetta
- 1 tablespoon bacon grease
- 2 cups ground meat
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Pinch of salt and ground pepper
- 1 cup fresh tomato puree from 2 tomatoes
- ½ cup Mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400F. Place the raw cauliflower rice into a big bowl, add cheese, eggs, fennel, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper and knead them together with your hand. Wear a food gloves if you like.
- Brush a 12“ dia. round pizza pan with melted butter, form cauliflower mixture onto pan and spread evenly to smooth out.
- Bake crust in oven for 30-40 minutes or until crust is lightly brown. Turn the crust over and bake for another 15 minutes until crust is brown. Crust holds together when moisture is mainly dried out.
- Prepare pizza topping: Heat bacon grease in the pan. Cook the ground meat in the pan. Use a spatula to break apart the ground meat into bite size pieces while cooking in pan. When meat is almost cooked, add onion, thyme, rosemary and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- When crust is ready, remove from oven. Spread tomato puree evenly onto the crust. Add the cooked meat and sprinkle on the crispy pancetta, and Mozzarella cheese.
- Set oven to broil and place pizza in oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melted. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Each slice contains 9 g total carb, 7 g net carbs. 38g protein and 37g fat.
Note*: To prepare raw and riced cauliflower; use a knife to chop a small head of cauliflower into small florets. Pulse and chop separate small batches of cauliflower florets through a food processor until it looks like coarse grain. Do not over do it or it will become puree.
Enjoy this delicious and nutritious cauliflower crust pizza!
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