How to Make Low Carb Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza

I know I can’t be the only one who has noticed cauliflower has pretty much replaced everything, especially when it comes to cutting back on and replacing carbs! I am even eating (and loving) Buffalo cauliflower and cauliflower “potato” salad. One other thing I really can’t get enough of is cauliflower pizza!

I was buying frozen cauliflower crust and adding my own toppings but then I started reading the labels (lots of ingredients I can’t pronounce easily) and thought there has to be a healthier way. So I figured out how to make cauliflower pizza dough myself. Making your own cauliflower pizza crust actually isn’t that hard. And when you are in charge of the ingredients, you know it will be healthier. Let’s not kid ourselves, not only is cheese the glue, it’s responsible for the taste of the perfect cauliflower crust. You just need to make sure you get the ratio right.

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza

Pick whatever toppings you like (I love mushroom pizza always) but this Mediterranean style really packs a flavorful punch. Feta cheese is so delicious. So without further ado, here is how to make cauliflower pizza crust and one you will want to make over and over again. It’s truly the best cauliflower pizza dough I have tasted and I can honestly say, I have tasted them all!

Low Carb Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

Yields: 4 servings (1 12” pizza)

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Total: 45 minutes

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Ingredients:

Cauliflower Pizza Dough:

2 cups cooked cauliflower rice

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 eggs

½ teaspoon dried basil

½ teaspoon dried parsley

½ teaspoon garlic, minced

Pizza Sauce:

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon water

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Toppings:

Bell pepper, sliced

Tomato, sliced

Black olives, sliced

Red onion, sliced

1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 cup mozzarella cheese crumbled

Fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Generously spray a 12” pizza pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. To rice the cauliflower, place chopped cauliflower florets (at least ½ of a large head of cauliflower) in a food processor and pulse just until it reaches a rice-like consistency. Scoop out two cups full and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes and then allow it to cool on the counter for a 3-4 minutes.

3. (Don’t skip steps 3-4 – they are key to crust holding together) Transfer the cooled cauliflower to a fine mesh strainer and press to release any excess water.

4. Place a clean and thin dish towel over your microwave safe bowl and transfer the cauliflower rice to the center of the towel. Wrap the sides of the towel around the cauliflower and squeeze until you have gotten as much moisture out of the cauliflower as you can.

5. Place the drained cauliflower back in the bowl and add the remaining dough ingredients. Stir to combine.

6. Transfer the pizza dough to the prepared pizza pan and press to flatten into an even crust – being sure not to make the crust to thin. Bake for 15 minutes.

7. Place tomato paste and water in a small bowl and stir to combine. Spread evenly onto crust.

8. Sprinkle cheeses evenly on pizza followed by toppings (except for parsley). Place pizza back in the oven just until cheese has melted.

9. Remove from oven and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley. Slice and serve warm.

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Yield: 4 servings (1 12” pizza)

Low Carb Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza

How to Make Cauliflower Pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Pizza Dough:

  • 2 cups cooked cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced

Pizza Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon water

Toppings:

  • Bell pepper, sliced
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Black olives, sliced
  • Red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese crumbled
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

1.    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Generously spray a 12” pizza pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2.    To rice the cauliflower, place chopped cauliflower florets (at least ½ of a large head of cauliflower) in a food processor and pulse just until it reaches a rice-like consistency. Scoop out two cups full and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes and then allow it to cool on the counter for a 3-4 minutes.

3.    (Don’t skip steps 3-4 - they are key to crust holding together) Transfer the cooled cauliflower to a fine mesh strainer and press to release any excess water.

4.    Place a clean and thin dish towel over your microwave safe bowl and transfer the cauliflower rice to the center of the towel. Wrap the sides of the towel around the cauliflower and squeeze until you have gotten as much moisture out of the cauliflower as you can.

5.    Place the drained cauliflower back in the bowl and add the remaining dough ingredients. Stir to combine.

6.    Transfer the pizza dough to the prepared pizza pan and press to flatten into an even crust - being sure not to make the crust to thin. Bake for 15 minutes.

7.    Place tomato paste and water in a small bowl and stir to combine. Spread evenly onto crust.

8.    Sprinkle cheeses evenly on pizza followed by toppings (except for parsley). Place pizza back in the oven just until cheese has melted.

9.    Remove from oven and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley. Slice and serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 184mgSodium: 1180mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 31g
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