40 min 2
You can do almost anything with cauliflower on the keto diet. It's capable of substituting for pasta, rice, and pizza crust. In this recipe, cauliflower is paired with cheese as a binder to create a well-textured crust for a basic pizza.
FOR THE CRUST: ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
2 cups cauliflower florets
2½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
FOR THE PIZZA: ¼ cup sugar-free pizza sauce, divided
10 pepperoni slices, divided
Directions Preparing:10 minCooking:30 min
Step 1TO MAKE THE CRUST: Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Step 2Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season with ½ teaspoon of salt. Carefully drop the cauliflower into the boiling water. Cook for 8 minutes. Drain thoroughly, using paper towels to soak up any excess moisture.
Step 3Place the drained cauliflower into a food processor. Pulse for 1 minute until the cauliflower is "riced."
Step 4Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl. Add the egg, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, the garlic powder, the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese is fully blended.
Step 5Separate the cauliflower dough into two equal balls.
Step 6On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread each ball into an 8-inch crust. The crust should be very thin.
Step 7Place the crusts in the preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until browned. The edges of the crust should almost be burned.
Step 8Remove the crusts from the oven. Turn the oven to broil.
Step 9TO MAKE THE PIZZA: Spread 1/8 cup of pizza sauce over each crust.
Step 10Top each crust with ¾ cup of mozzarella cheese and half the pepperoni.
Step 11Return the sheet to the oven. Bake the pizzas for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
Step 12Remove the sheet from the oven and allow the pizzas to cool for 3 to 5 minutes before slicing and serving.