Ketogenic Diet Recipes: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor bowl. Process until finely crumbled (like breadcrumbs). Place cauliflower in a large glass mixing bowl. Place a paper towel on top and microwave for 3-4 minutes. Remove cauliflower and dump into a kitchen towel. Ring out all of the liquid, and then place it back into the glass bowl.
  3. To the cauliflower, add the cheeses, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic, pepper and eggs. Use a spatula to stir until well combined. Press dough onto the parchment paper in a thin, even layer. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until browned. Remove from the oven.
  4. Place topping onto the crust and smooth into an even layer. Place back in the oven and bake 7-8 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted.

Serves 3 (4.8 gm carb/serving)

 

Ideas for toppings:

  • 2 Tbsp. pesto sauce (1.2 gm carb)
  • 2 Tbsp. pizza sauce (2 gm carb)
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni (0 gm carb)
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked sausage (0-1 gm carb - read the label)
  • 2 Tbsp. black olives (1 gm carb)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh banana peppers (Less than 0.5 gm carb)
  • 1 cup arugula (0.65 gm carb)