Tried And Tested, Low Carb, Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Our guilty pleasure is pizza. We love it! But we'd love it even more if it was healthier. Unfortunately, we tried every low-carb, gluten-free recipe we could find and none was quite right. So we set about creating our own. Here it is: the ultimate, cauliflower pizza crust using Cauli Rice, of course.
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The Low-Carb, Cauli-Crust You've Been Looking For
We tried dozens of online recipes for cauliflower pizza crusts but few lived up to our high expectations. Some were too crumbly, some too much effort, and most were simply ‘not pizza’.
This recipe learns from the best and makes them better. It needs very few ingredients, is quick and easy to prepare and best of all, it feels like cheating!
Gluten-Free Lower Carb Vegetarian
This recipe does not contain any gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and other grains).
This recipe has a lower carbohydrate value than its traditional equivalent.
This recipe contains no meat from animal, birds or fish. Though it may contain dairy, eggs, or honey, it is ideal for Vegetarians.
Calories & Carbohydrates Per Serving
323Kcals 16.6g of Carbohydrates
Ingredients (1 Pizza / 2 Servings)
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
2 x 7oz Pouches of Cauli Rice, 100% Cauliflower
1/2 Cup of Ground Almonds
1oz Parmesan Cheese
1 Large Egg
Pinch of Salt
6oz Canned, Diced Tomatoes
1 tbsp Tomato Paste
Fresh Basil Leaves
1-2 Cloves of Garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
Here's an idea
You'll need toppings for your pizza. We suggest you use a reduced-fat cheese and roasted veggies but this is your pizza and your choice!
How to make it
Making The Pizza Crust
Preheat your oven to 375°F
In a flat pan, gently sauté Cauli Rice for 2-3 minutes, then allow to cool
In a bowl, mix the Cauli Rice with Ground Almonds, Egg, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Oregano and a pinch of Salt
Line a baking tray with waxed paper
Shape the Cauliflower mixture into a round Pizza Crust, approximately 8 inches across and 1/3 inch deep. Press it together, firmly
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden (not completely cooked)
Making The Marinara Sauce
Add a little Oil to a pan over a medium heat and brown the chopped Garlic
Drain the juice from the Canned, Diced Tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes
Transfer the cooked Tomatoes to a food processor - with Tomato Paste, Basil, Salt and Pepper
Pulse ingredients until smooth and, hey presto, Marinara Sauce!
Building Your Perfect Pizza
Take the part-baked Pizza Crust from the oven
Add the Marinara Sauce and toppings of your choice
Bake for a further 5-10 minutes and serve immediately