Low Carb Mini Cauliflower Pizza

Pizza lovers, this is for you! These mini cauliflower pizzas are flour free, low carb and a delicious high protein pizza snack. This foolproof no yeast pizza crust recipe is made in a muffin tin and is totally gluten free!

Cauliflower pizza recipe

 

WHAT?! A savoury recipe? Could it be?!

Yes, I have finally given in! A lot of you readers have sent me countless messages and emails requesting that I post my savoury recipes on the blog, and well, I couldn’t put it off any longer!

So, to kickstart this new chapter, I made something extra special. Pizza is something that is so close to my heart, and will forever be a firm favourite food of mine. There is just something about biting into a cheesy pizza that gets me every time!

Low carb mini cauliflower pizzas

Cauliflower pizza dough

For all my fellow sweet-tooth babes, do not fear! My low calorie sweet recipes will still be at the forefront of my blog, but who doesn’t love a good snacking pizza?! If you like the thought, but looking for my sweet recipes-try out my banana bread mug cake, or my protein cookie cereal!

This cauliflower pizza dough is so quick and easy to make! The only mildly labour intensive part is that you have to pre-steam your cauliflower rice before. I just microwaved it and it worked so well! This is the easiest pizza dough that is low carb, keto, NO YEAST or flour!

Stack of low carb mini cauliflower pizzas

Cauliflower pizza crust recipe

There is just something about a good pizza base. Every Friday Mik & I always get this delicious pizza from our local Italian restraint and devour it. It took me years and years to try understand what was so good about this pizza. Every time we have it, it doesn’t fail to surprise us with its delicious base, melty cheese and tangy pomodoro sauce.

One Friday, I went to collect our usual order, got home and realised that they had given us the wrong order. Instead of our usual, cheesy, topping laden pizza. They gave us a plain focaccia, with no cheese or sauce! I was extremely disappointed and didn’t have time to go and swap back the order. Mik and I were left having to eat the focaccia! I am so grateful that we did because this is whereI had a lightbulb moment! It was the pizza base that made the pizza so darn delicious.

That is what inspired me to make a absolutely delicious pizza base, that tasted good on its own even without the toppings! This cauliflower pizza crust recipe is the perfect base recipe of your dreams. Far healthier than the version mentioned above, I highly recommend giving it a try!

Low carb mini cauliflower pizza with mushrooms

Can I use broccoli?

Why does cauliflower get all the love? This recipe works so well with cauliflower or broccoli! I personally use cauliflower when I am making it for skeptics, because often the green colour from the broccoli is just too much for them to overcome ( my health nut taste testers get extra excited when they see the green!)

Secret to a crispy base

To get the base extra crispy, I recommend draining all excess liquid using a cheese cloth ( or even a normal cloth!) This step is not essential, but i highly recommend if you’re someone who prefers your base on the crispier side!

How do you make cauliflower pizza?

The Ingredients

Cauliflower and/or broccoli – You can use either or both! 

Smooth cottage cheese- Can easily be replaced with cream cheese

Cheese of choice- I used mozzarella

Egg- The perfect binding agent!

Psyllium Husk– For an extra fiber boost

Method:

1.

Place your cauliflower and/or broccoli florets in a high speed food processor and pulse until it forms a rice like texture ( you may need to scrape down the sides in between pulses)

Blending cauliflower & broccoli in a high speed blender

2.

Add all ingredients and mix well until it forms a dough.

Mixing ingredients for mini cauliflower pizza

3.

Line a muffin tin with oil spray and /or muffin cups. Place 1 tbsp dough inside and press down forming a pizza base.!

Placing mini cauliflower pizza dough into muffin tin

4.

Place 1 tsp crushed tomato over, and a 5g sprinkle of cheese on each pizza. Top with extra spices , oregano and (optional) additional toppings

Adding toppings to cauliflower pizza in muffin tin

5.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until cheese has melted and base has gone crispy.

Baking cauliflower pizza in muffin tin

5 Cauliflower pizza toppung ideas

 

Some delicious low calorie pizza toppings!

Spinach & feta: Top with shredded spinach and feta crumbles

Olive & rosemary: Top with some olives & rosemary 

Mushrooms: Top off your pizza with mushroom slices

Peppadews: Top off your pizza with peppadews

Sausage: I used vegetarian sausages ( just because I don’t like processed meat) but feel free to add whatever meat you prefer!

Low carb mini muffin tin pizzas

Low carb mini cauliflower pizza

Low Carb Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

Wholesome Lee
The most delicious, low carb, keto, gluten free pizza recipe that is quick and easy to make! These snacking cauliflower pizzas are the perfect high protein snack, and perfect for any pizza craving!
5 from 4 votes
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 51 pizzas
Calories 30.5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cups cauliflower or broccoli (900g)
  • ½ cup smooth cottage cheese OR cream cheese (113g)
  • cups grated cheese of choice ( mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan are some of my favourites) (75g)
  • 1 egg (43g)
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk (18g)
  • Pinch of salt & pepper

For the topping:

  • 1 tsp crushed tomatoes (5g)
  • tsp mozzarella or cheese of choice (3,5g)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celisus.
  • Place your cauliflower and/or broccoli florets in a high speed food processor and pulse until it forms a rice like texture ( you may need to scrape down the sides in between pulses)
  • Place your pulsed cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover with a plate. Microwave for 5 minutes until the cauliflower is cooked through ( you could also steam this if preferred!)
  • Allow to cool. Once cool enough, place inside a cheesecloth and drain excess water.
  • Add all ingredients and mix well until it forms a dough.
  • Line a muffin tin with oil spray and /or muffin cups. Place 1 tbsp dough inside and press down forming a pizza base. Place 1 tsp crushed tomato over, and a 5g sprinkle of cheese on each pizza. Top with extra spices , oregano and (optional) additional toppings
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until cheese has melted and base has gone crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 30.5kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8gProtein: 2.2gFat: 1.7gFiber: 0.6g
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