Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Avoiding carbs, but craving pizza? How about trying this Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust? This is super flavorful and gluten-free.

Low-Carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Avoiding carbs, but craving pizza? How about trying this Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust? This is super flavorful and gluten-free.

I’ve seen lots of cauliflower recipes such cauliflower Alfredo sauce, cauliflower rice and so on all around the web for a while, but I’ve never made any of these recipes before. I guess I wasn’t very confident about the texture and flavor of these recipes. I am not a huge fan of cauliflower so I didn’t think I would like any recipes with this veggie. However, my husband and I decided to reduce the amount of white carbs in our diet and for this reason I’m just now trying to make these recipes.

Low-Carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Avoiding carbs, but craving pizza? How about trying this Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust? This is super flavorful and gluten-free.

Few weeks ago I made this cauliflower bites for lunch and we loved them. We loved them so much that I thought I should try to make this Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust as well. And we also really enjoyed it because it is very delicious. Of course it’s not made with flour so the taste of this pizza is different from the traditional pizzas but I promise that you won’t be disappointed because it’s very flavorful with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms. Of course you don’t need to use the same ingredients that I used to top my pizza. Feel free to add whatever you have in your fridge.

Low-Carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Avoiding carbs, but craving pizza? How about trying this Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust? This is super flavorful and gluten-free.

To make this recipe you will need first a food processor or a grater to create the rice-like consistency and then you have to microwave it because it will help release some moisture from the cauliflower. Next step is to dump all the cauliflower into a clean kitchen towel and squeeze as hard as you can possible do. This is the secret for a crispy crust. If you skip this step your crust will be a little soggy. So, let’s jump to
the recipe and make it. Enjoy!

Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Avoiding carbs, but craving pizza? How about trying this Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust? This is super flavorful and gluten-free.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut off the florets
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and ground fresh black pepper

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (you can make your own by liking here)
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ mushroom, slices
  • 3 oz Pepperoni slices

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment, and lightly spray with olive oil spray. Set aside.
  3. Pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor for about 25-30 seconds until it’s a rice-like consistency.
  4. Place the cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 4 minutes.
  5. Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, transfer to a kitchen towel and wring out. You need to squeeze out water as much as you can.
  6. Place the cauliflower into a bowl and add the egg and seasonings. Using your hands combine everything and form a ball.
  7. Place the ball on a baking sheet and press the ball out to form a pizza shape. The crust should be no more than ½ inch (1 cm) thick. You can use a kitchen towel to help you to form a pizza shape. It will helpful to absolve more liquids if it is necessary.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven.
  9. Top with pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni and mushroom.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes more or until cheese has melted.
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Low-Carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Avoiding carbs, but craving pizza? How about trying this Low-carb Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust? This is super flavorful and gluten-free.