The Perfect Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

Have I written yet about my husband and his carb-free diet?  If I have… well, I’m about to tell you all about it again.    For the last couple of weeks, he’s been trying to stick to the Keto diet. He has done a really great job. He sleeps better, has more energy, and has even lost weight.  Obviously, the thought of sleeping better and having more energy sounded VERY appealing to me. So I decided I was going to do it with him. I made it 24 hours! But then, I had bread.

For a long time, I believed that my stomach problems were the result of a gluten intolerance. I, of course, was tested for Celiac disease but it came back negative. I learned that sometimes people average 2-3 false negatives before finally being diagnosed.  One thing was sure, I felt sick after I ate bread, and I felt better when I didn’t eat it. But then somethings came up that lead to finding out my stomach issues were not in fact directly related to bread. Hallelujah, bring on the carbs!  I went from being mostly gluten free for almost 2 years to eating all the bread, all the time. I was thrilled! But, the 15lbs that accompanied the sandwiches and slices of pizza were less thrilling.

Living “without” for so long is hard.  So I went a little crazy when I added bread back into my diet and I’m having a hard time letting go.  I can definitely tell a difference in the way I feel overall when I am eating less processed, gluten free foods. But I also lack self-control and I really love bread, so it is going to take a lot of work to try to get on board with this whole keto thing.

I could learn a thing or two (Ok, or a million) from my husband.  So, I listen to his food requests.

I have tried cauliflower pizza crust in the past and it was always lacking a consistency similar to regular pizza crust. No matter which recipe online I followed, my crusts were ending up soggy. He still thought that they tasted okay, but I wasn’t impressed. So this time when he asked me to make him a keto pizza – I decided that I needed to make my own crust.

And I am so happy to share that I think I have perfected the cauliflower pizza crust recipe! This crust was a nice balance of soft but crisp, and dare I say it – almost tastes like traditional pizza crust!  So, bake it and then top it however you like, you won’t be sorry and I will be making this again and again!

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Perfect Cauliflower Pizza Crust! {Keto,Gluten Free}

  • Servings: 2-3 people
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

½ cup almond flour

1lb “riced” cauliflower *

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

1 ½ tsp oregano

1 tsp sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Prepare your cauliflower: I used Green Giant’s cauliflower crumbles and followed the instructions on the packaging to steam in the bag. Remove from microwave once steamed and pour contents into a thin cloth. Let cool for a while, then twist and squeeze excess moisture out. Be careful, this will hurt like a b-i-t-c-h & burn your hands if you don’t wait for the cauliflower to cool first.
  3. Add cauliflower to a large mixing bowl and add all other ingredients, mix well.
  4. Place the mixture on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, then using your hands -smooth and spread into a square shape. I pressed the crust down to about a ½ centimeter.
  5. Place baking sheet in the oven and let crust bake for about 30 minutes..
  6. Remove from the oven and add your toppings of choice! We used pizza sauce, pepperoni, black olives and cheese.
  7. Place the pizza back in the oven for about 15 minutes until toppings are cooked through to your liking.
  8. Slice and enjoy! I promise, you won’t even taste the cauliflower.

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I took the shortcut, and bought pre-packaged cauliflower crumbles from the produce section. You could make the cauliflower rice yourself, but I prefer not to because it is messy and time consuming. I love a good shortcut to cut my kitchen time down.  If you prefer to make your own cauliflower rice, more power to ya!

I haven’t figured out an easy or convenient way to add nutritional information to my posts yet, but who are wondering – almond flour only has about 6 carbs per 1/4 cup and about 24 grams of carbs in the cauliflower. So, this is a nice low carb meal.

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Drop a comment here if you have any questions or comments! Thanks for reading and eating! ❤

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