I’ve been dabbling into the ketogenic (low carb, high fat) thing lately. And I’ve been having some pretty interesting results! There’s a big blog post coming on that when I have it really figured out. For now, I need to share a recipe with you. It can’t wait. It’s too good.
To be quite honest, this recipe was a very fast and loose. I kind of threw things in. So, feel free to adjust the ingredients to your taste. It’s an art, not a science. Just make sure you get enough moisture out of the cauliflower so it actually holds together.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
1/2 bag riced cauliflower (I use Trader Joe’s) or about half a big head of cauliflower riced small
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 TBS almond flour or meal
Liberal Italian spices (I used DAKS Italian Blast to make things easy but just think Italian herbs, garlic, and some red pepper)
Directions: if your cauliflower is not riced already, throw it in the food processor and get it into small little bits. You can roast he’s in the oven if you want to get fancy. I put them in the microwave and a covered dish for about five minutes. Then uncover them and let them cool off a good bit. You need to be able to handle them. Squeeze the moisture out of the cauliflower rice. There’s a couple ways to do this. You can put them in a mesh strainer and press with a spatula or your hands. Or you can put them in a thin dish towel or a cheesecloth and squeeze the moisture out. Whichever method you choose, get as much out as possible.
Take your thoroughly squished cauliflower rice and mix it with the cheese, almond flour, egg, and spices. Then spread and smash it out onto a pizza stone or a baking pan with parchment paper. This is a thinner crust pizza, so ain’t between 1/4 and 1/3 inch thick. Bake the crust by itself in a 375° oven for 10 to 15 minutes. You want to start getting brown. But not too brown yet.
Then top with your favorite stuff. I used some leftover spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepper, mushrooms, and pepperoni. This is a great way to use bits of leftovers in your fridge. Just throw it on a pizza and call it dinner. Pop this back in the oven for about 10 minutes. Watch closely so it doesn’t get too brown.
This makes enough for one person if it is the only thing you’re eating for dinner. For two people could split it if you had a salad on the side. Calculating mind using a phone app, it had about 450 cal. Very few carbs. Having good spices in your crust is going to make all of the difference. When in doubt, add more garlic powder and something a bit spicy. Like I said in my ingredient list, I used my DAKS spices. I can’t sing their praises enough. Awesome products. You can grab your own, with a special discount from me, HERE!