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Cauliflower Pizza Recipe – Low Carb & Keto Friendly

I am so excited to share this cauliflower pizza recipe with you guys because it’s not just lower in carbohydrates and calories, it is simply delicious. 😀 The unique thing about this pizza is that I have used purely cauliflower as the base crust which is normally made of bread.

I love pizzas but I find the bread part can be so heavy and dense. Most of the times, the outer ring of the pizza (cornicione) is left untouched. 😳

On the other hand, this cauliflower pizza is somewhat light but filling and satisfying. And it’s of course an excellent way to increase our vegetable intake too. 😉

Cauliflower Pizza Recipe - Low Carb & Keto Friendly

This is how the cauliflower pizza crust looks like after it has been baked in the oven. You can tweak the timing in the recipe depending on how ‘browned’ you want the crust to be.

Cauliflower Pizza Recipe - Low Carb & Keto Friendly

First time I made this cauliflower pizza, the base was too moist hence I couldn’t slice it into pieces and eat with my hands like how we normally would with regular pizzas. Therefore when I made it again the second time, I put the cooked cauliflower on a muslin cloth (or clean dry dish cloth if you don’t have muslin) and squeezed out as much water as I could before adding the rest of the ingredients to make the dough.

Remove Excess Water From The Cauliflower For A Crispier Crust

The base turned out drier and somewhat crispier after excess water was removed. So remember if you like a drier and crispier base, you’ll have to remove as much water as possible from the cauliflower, otherwise you’ll have to eat your pizza with fork and knife like what I did the first time. Well, it didn’t really matter because it was just as yummy! 😀

Cauliflower Pizza Recipe
makes a 30cm x 25cm pizza
Pizza crust:
  • 720g cauliflower, steamed & pulverised
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp each dried oregano, rosemary, basil & thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • few cracks of black pepper
Toppings:
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 300g minced beef
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 heaped tbsp tomato paste
  • handful of shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add in the minced beef, cumin, paprika, garlic powder and salt.
Stir fry till the meat is no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Combine all the pizza crust ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix thoroughly to form a soft dough.
Transfer the dough onto the baking tray and use your fingers to press and spread out the dough to a crust size of approx. 30cm x 25cm.
Place the baking tray in the middle of the oven and bake for 15 minutes till the crust is cooked and lightly browned.
Remove the pizza crust from the oven.
Spread tomato paste and cheese on the crust and arrange the bell peppers and minced beef on top.
Sprinkle a little more cheese on top and place it back into the oven to bake for another 15 minutes.

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