Cauliflower Pizza Base, Low carb and Gluten free.

Using cauliflower to make a pizza base? Yes it really does work and it’s delicious! No rising process either and as it is low in carbs you could add some homemade garlic bread on the side to make a really tasty treat ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Top tips: make sure you leave the cauliflower to cool after the microwave part and give it a super good wring out, it will make a better base. The cheese is essential as it is pretty much the glue so you do need to use it but a half fat version would work too.

Dietitian UK: Making Cauliflower Pizza Base

Dietitian UK: Making Cauliflower Pizza Base

Dietitian UK: Cauliflower Pizza Dough

Dietitian UK: Cauliflower Pizza Dough

Cauliflower Pizza Base: low carb, gluten free.
Serves 4
How to use cauliflower to make a delicious, gluten free, low carb pizza base.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
95 calories
8 g
53 g
4 g
8 g
2 g
170 g
222 g
3 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
170g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95
Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 53mg
18%
Sodium 222mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
118%
Calcium
16%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium cauliflower
  2. 40g parmesan
  3. 40g mozzerella
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  6. Toppings of your choice - see my tips below
Instructions
  1. Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and chop the florets.
  2. Place the florest in a food processor and process to a powder (1-2 minutes).
  3. Microwave the cauliflower in a covered bowl with no added water for 4 minutes on high.
  4. Meanwhile preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 and find your pizza stone/large baking tray.
  5. Tip onto a clean tea towel and place over a colander to cool.
  6. Whilst the cauliflower cools prepare your toppings.
  7. Now wring the water and sheer life out of the cauliflower - I got 200mls out of mine. It's quite satisfying ๐Ÿ˜‰
  8. Place into a bowl, add the cheese, egg and herbs. Mix well and it will come to form a dough.
  9. Tip on the baking tray and flatten into a pizza crust.
  10. Bake for 8-11 minutes, meanwhile get your pizza sauce ready.
  11. Top the pizza with sauce and yumminess then bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is all melty.
Sauce Ideas
  1. Make a pizza sauce by reducing chopped tomatoes with garlic, herbs and tomato puree
  2. Cheat and smear the base with pesto and tomatoe puree
Topping Ideas
  1. Mushrooms,
  2. Sweetcorn
  3. Peppers
  4. Olives
  5. Pineapple
  6. Jalapenos
  7. Ham/tuna/turkey/chicken
  8. Mozzerella
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calories
95
fat
4g
protein
8g
carbs
8g
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Ths pizza was so yummy, which I’ll be honest, it surprised me, that myself and the toddler gobbled up half for dinner and had the other half the next day for lunch ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sorry Mr Tew, none left for you!

Dietitian UK: Cauliflower Pizza with Toppings

Dietitian UK: Cauliflower Pizza with Toppings.

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10 Responses to “Cauliflower Pizza Base, Low carb and Gluten free.”

  1. 11 May, 2013 at 19:51 #

    Eee this is an exciting coincidence! I literally just posted something myself about cauliflower pizza bases – http://lifebeyondanorexia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/scrummy-saturdays.html I’ve decided I’m going to a write weekly blogpost on all the food I’ve enjoyed preparing and eating. Thanks again

    Best wishes!
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  2. 13 May, 2013 at 09:07 #

    I would never have thought of trying that, I am going to have to try it
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    • 13 May, 2013 at 20:57 #

      Hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 17 May, 2013 at 16:59 #

    Wow, yours turned out SO much better than mine. I didn’t wring out the cauli, maybe that’s it.
    Steph (@imcountingufoz) recently posted…Spicy Ricey Courgette BoatsMy Profile

    • 17 May, 2013 at 21:00 #

      I got quite a large amount of water out of the cauliflower so I think it must help it stick together when you wring it out. It’s a clever recipe, was so amazed it worked!

  4. 25 May, 2013 at 14:36 #

    As I said on Twitter, I really like the sound of this! Going to try it this week I think as I have the half term off with the kids and they love cooking things that are a bit different. Pinned and Stumbled. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek – there’s a new one up now. if you’d like to join in again ๐Ÿ˜€
    Emily (@amummytoo) recently posted…Tomato, asparagus and garlic spaghetti + #recipeoftheweek 25 MayMy Profile

    • 27 May, 2013 at 15:41 #

      Thanks so much Emily, hope it goes well and you enjoy it.

  5. 11 September, 2015 at 14:48 #

    Carb substituting is great! Here’s my take on the recipe. Uses just cheddar cheese, so likely to be a store cupboard saviour. Also I have never wrung out my cauli and never had a problem… http://www.makewiththefoodalready.com/2015/09/cauliflower-pizza-recipe.html – what do you think?

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