Low Carb Pizza Crust
I will work on better formatting for my recipes as time goes along, but I LOVE to cook and I want to share all the amazing recipes I’ve discovered (or created) during my time doing low carb. The one that my friends are always impressed by is low carb pizza crust. I have found several recipes (links to come) online, my fav follows:
1 cup grated (shredded) cooked cauliflower
1 cup grated cheese (I used cheddar or mozzarella)
a few dashes garlic powder
a couple pinches of dried oregano
To cook the cauliflower I grate a full head of cauliflower using a food processor’s shredding blade (or you an use a box grater) and microwave it for 6-8 minutes until it has softened and tastes cooked. A head of cauliflower makes between 4-6 cups of grated cauliflower I would estimate (I’ve never measured it). It can keep in the fridge for a week covered and has many uses (cauliflower rice for example).
Mix 1 cup of the cooked (cooled) cauliflower with the cheese, egg and seasonings (garlic powder and oregano) in a bowl until it comes together. Line a pizza pan or cookie sheet with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spoon the cauliflower mixture on the pan to form your pizza shape. I like to start from the outside and work it inwards. This prevents the middle from being too thick, which allows it to cook more evenly. Otherwise I have found if the middle is thicker than the edges the edges can burn before the middle has cooked.
Back the crust at 350F for 15-18 minutes until the bottom has browned nicely. The crust can be cooled to be used later or cooled for a few minutes (at least 10-15) to be topped with your pizza toppings. Make sure your toppings are precooked and just put the pizza under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese and warm up the pizza.