Everyone loves pizza, right? While we would love nothing more than to eat pizza on a regular basis, it’s fair to say that it’s not the healthiest food in the world. Everything from the doughy base to the tomato sauce and the cheesy toppings are enough to add some serious calories to your daily intake, but what if we told you that you could make your pizza much healthier? Whether you want to pack some veggies into your diet or whether you’re trying to cut back on grains and gluten, this low-carb cauliflower base will make all of your pizza dreams come true.
Getting to first base
Although pizza is delicious in so many ways, the doughy base can be a deal-breaker for some people. This base is often heavy and high in calories and can turn your pizza into something that’s filling and unhealthy – especially if it’s covered in garlic butter or filled with hot dogs. It can also be hard for those who are gluten intolerant to find pizza bases that aren’t hard and stodgy, which is why switching out this dough for cauliflower is such a great idea.
What you’ll need
While this recipe may seem pretty complicated, it really couldn’t be simpler. For this recipe, you’ll need about half a head of cauliflower. You’ll then need to grate this cauliflower, and hopefully end up with around 450 grams altogether. You’ll also need a large egg that’s been lightly beaten, 60 grams of tomato sauce, 230 grams of halved grape vine tomatoes, 300 grams of shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese, 2 cloves of garlic, ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and some basil leaves if you fancy them.
Making something delicious
Sure, you could just buy a pizza from the store, but why would you want to do that? Making your own low-carb cauliflower base pizza is super easy. All you have to do is line a baking sheet with parchment paper and make sure you get the oven ready. For the optimum cooking process, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 230-degrees-celsius. Then, place the grated cauliflower into the microwave for around eight minutes to soften it. When you have done this, let it cool and mix in the egg, half of the cheese, and salt and pepper. Place this mixture onto the baking sheet into the shape of your choice, and then top with the sauce, the rest of the cheese, the tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Of course, you’re not limited to these topping alone. You can add anything you would like to your pizza, and once you’ve added your toppings, place in the oven to cook for 10 minutes. The base should be bubbling as you take it out of the oven, but it should harden after a few seconds.
Looking for a low-carb pizza recipe? Well, look no further. This cauliflower pizza base is truly something special and something that needs to be tasted to be believed.