Cutting back on carbs? Then this recipe will satisfy your pizza craving!
Of course nothing can replace the original taste of flour pizza dough, but when on a diet and avoiding carbs, I’m willing to overlook that. This pizza recipe is definitely the one you can enjoy without feeling guilty 🙂
- Cauliflower florets from about 1/2 a large head
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
- Salt and black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Pizza pan
- Parchment paper
Here are the 5 incredibly easy steps to make it
Line a pizza pan with parchment paper, and preheat oven to Gas mark 5/190ºC. Here’s how you get to work on your crust.
1. Begin by cooking the cauliflower florets
Fill half of a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add the florets and cover; let it cook for about 10-15 minutes or until done. Drain well and let cool.
2. Make the cauliflower rice
Blitz the cauliflower in a food processor until finely chopped, like rice.
3. Make & shape the dough
In a bowl, combine the cauliflower with mozzarella, paprika, salt, pepper and egg. Press the dough out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread into a circle, resembling a pizza crust.
It will not be like any pizza dough you have ever worked with, but don’t worry – it will hold together!
4. Bake it yo!
Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm, golden brown and starting to crisp a little at the edges.
5. Load on the toppings!
This is the step when you load it with all your favorite toppings. I made an oil-free pizza sauce (recipe inspiration), and topped it with some chicken chunks, tomatoes, onions, green chilies, crushed chili flakes and cheese.
Bake for an additional 10 minutes.