What makes this Simple Protein Pizza Crust Recipe healthy is that this dish is made up of cauliflower. Cauliflower, like broccoli, has a high amount of protein, not only that, it has also a high amount of fiber. Simple Protein Pizza Crust is a low-carb and keto-friendly crust pizza that can be served in under 30 minutes. It’s that simple!
The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe by Layla
Who’s ready to shed a few pounds this season! cauliflower pizza is great because it’s low-carb and contains no flour whatsoever. You will be pleasantly surprised as to how delicious and different this pizza is I promise you will be a keeper. Cauliflower crust Pizza lifesaver if you are on a low-carb or keto diet and will help curb your carb cravings! it’s also naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan by simply replacing the cheese with your favorite alternative.
Aside from how delicious this pizza is, it’s full of nutritious cauliflower which is super HEALTHY. It’s naturally high in B vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber which can help you lose weight!
What is Simple Protein Pizza Crust consist of?
The crust is made of cauliflower, cheese, and eggs, and from there. You can customize the pizza any way you like to make your favorite type of pizza. This crust pizza is super crispy and tastes so much like regular pizza and is just 4g net carbs per slice!
How to make it?
Making this pizza crust takes a few steps but is well worth the effort and you will be glad you made it!
- Begin by processing (or mincing by hand) your cauliflower in a food processor.
- After processing the cauliflower, place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it on high for 4 minutes. After removing it from the microwave allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes. Then, place the cauliflower in a kitchen towel and squeeze away. Make sure to get all the water out of it, like every last bit! Remember, the trick to making a perfect cauliflower crust is to squeeze out as much liquid as possible out of the cauliflower.
- Now place the cauliflower ball in a bowl and add an egg, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 mozzarella cheese, salt, garlic powder (optional) rosemary, and oregano. Mix it all in with a wooden spatula or your hands until a dough forms.
- Spread the dough out on a lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan like you would with regular pizza dough.
- Bake the crust at 500 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until you begin to see that nice and golden color from around the edges.
- Remove the crust from the oven and add your toppings.
- Now place the pizza back in the oven and turn on the broiler for just 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese. After the cheese has melted remove it from the oven and slice it.
Simple Protein Pizza Crust
- Food Processors
- Silicone Steamer
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp basil or rosemary minced (or dry)
- ½ tsp oregano minced (or dry)
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1-2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
- Remove the stems from the cauliflower and cut into chunks, Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely.
- Microwave the processed cauliflower uncovered in a microwave-safe bowl for approximately 4-5 minutes on high. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 4-5 minutes (don't rush this step!). After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it. Be sure to squeeze as much liquid as humanly possible.
- Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese, and seasonings. Stir until a dough texture forms. Spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan in the shape of a pizza crust.
- Bake the crust for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the crust is golden and crispy. In this recipe, it is cooked for approximately 15 minutes. After the crust is golden remove it from the oven and add your toppings, I used marinara sauce and cheese for a simple margarita pizza.
- Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. be sure to keep an eye on it because the broiler can burn the cheese quickly.
- Slice and serve warm, enjoy!
- Calories: 99kcal
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Protein: 8g
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Cholesterol: 36mg
- Sodium: 422mg
- Potassium: 335mg
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 3g
- Vitamin A: 305IU
- Vitamin C: 37mg
- Calcium: 150mg
- Iron: 1mg