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Cheesy Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cheesy Cauliflower Crust Pizza, crispy crust that is close to traditional – but Low-Carb, Low-Calorie and Keto. A healthier delicious meal!

Cheesy Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Looking to cut carbs in your favourite meals? For Keto and low carb recipes try my Buffalo Cauliflower Bites or Cauliflower Fried Rice.

See a trend? I have learned to swap cauliflower for carbs!

I love my pizza but sometimes want to reduce the carbs and calories of traditional crust, so sometimes I make a Cauliflower Crust Pizza.

In other words, I’ll sacrifice the crust in order to have my pizza – but I’d never made a non-cheese pizza. That’s just crazy talk. Once again, everything tastes better with cheese.

Cheese is such a staple in my household and in our daily meals that I’ve oftentimes wondered if ‘cheese’ should have it’s own category of recipes here on My Organized Chaos. There’s nothing better than the texture, flavour and creamy goodness of cheese.

I recently tried one of these new Armstrong Cheese varieties, in a Low-Carb Low-Calorie Cheesy Cauliflower Crust Pizza.

For this Cauliflower Crust Pizza, I used Armstrong Cheese Monterey Jack with Jalapeno because I like that bit of spice in my foods, and I thought the flavour would be absolutely perfect for a pizza. I was sooo right!

You first gather the yummy ingredients, and I chose a simple pizza in which the spices, tomatoes and cheese will take the stage – but like all pizzas, you can add other vegetables and meats of your choosing.

Next, grate the cauliflower until it resembles bread crumbs. For this I used a grater but you can use a processor as long as you don’t make the cauliflower too fine. Next, remove any moistness {leaving residual cauliflower water in the mixture will prevent the crust from dying and forming as it should}. You needn’t get overly picky with this, I squeezed the water out using a paper towel which didn’t take too long.

Next add in the spices and egg and combine. Place mixture on parchment paper and press to form a flat circle crust. Then bake the crust until it starts to golden.

The fun part is always dressing that pizza with beautiful delicious toppings. This is the part when I taste-tested the Monterey Jack with Jalapeno cheese, which is so delicious on its own as it is in recipes. I can’t wait to serve this with my next cheese & cracker tray.

Once your pizza has it’s toppings – bake again for a short time until the cheese is melted and the toppings are cooked.

The thing with Cauliflower Crust that some may not know, is that it has that crispiness that works well for a crust. It’s not the exact same flavour as a traditional pizza, but I love that it comes so close.

With topping such as crushed tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, basil, oregano, and melty gooey Armstrong Monterey Jack with Jalapeno cheese – the tastes stand out so well that you’ll forget about the extra hidden vegetable that create the crust.

Once your Cauliflower Crust Pizza is cooked, it’s time to eat and enjoy, which is exactly what myself and my girls did. So delicious and lower carb and fewer calories than traditional pizza, without sacrificing the one staple that makes pizza great – the cheese!

Here is the recipe, save and print to enjoy time and time again!

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Crust Pizza, crispy crust that is close to traditional - but Low-Carb and Low-Calorie. Uses Armstrong Cheese Monterey Jack with Jalapeno

Cheesy Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Cheesy Cauliflower Crust Pizza, crispy crust that is close to traditional - but Low-Carb and Low-Calorie. Uses Armstrong Cheese Monterey Jack with Jalapeño

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated (about 1/2 a large head)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp basil leaves, I used dry
  • 1/2 tsp oregano leaves, I used dry
  • salt and pepper, as desired
  • 2/4 cup crushed tomatoes, canned
  • 1-2 cups Armstrong Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • fresh basil if desired, for topping

Instructions

  1. Line a pizza baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 400
  2. Using a grater, grate the cauliflower until you have 2.5 cups of cauliflower 
  3. Place in a large bowl and microwave covered for 3 minutes, stir and microwave again for another 2 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let cool. Use paper towel to squeeze/press out any moisture. The dryer it is, the crispier the crust will become, and it'll bake faster.  
  4. Mix the egg and the dried basil and oregano and your desired amount of salt and pepper into the cauliflower and stir to combine
  5. Dump the combined mixture onto the parchment paper and press to make a round crust. Spray the top with nonstick spray and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden. Bake time mostly depends on how much water you squeezed out of the microwaved cauliflower. 
  6. Once cooked, take the crust out of the oven and top the pizza with the tomato sauce, halved cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and grated cheese. 
  7. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

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4 Comments

  1. We’ve been trying to reduce our carbs and I’ve been very curious about the cauliflower crust as a substitute.

    1. Same here, this is an easy way to eat your pizza without all those carbs, because usually pizza is so high in carbs!!

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