cauliflower chicken pizza

Keto Cauliflower Crust Chicken Pizza

Upon starting your keto diet journey, you learned to pass on many of your favorite meals like garlic bread. But pizza? That’s a harder relationship to end.

Luckily, with our cauliflower-based pizza crust, you don’t have to worry about the carb count and miss your favorite comfort food. 

What makes this pizza different is that it does not contain any cornstarch, almond flour, or coconut flour, and it is low in carbs, unlike many cauliflower pizza crusts out there. 

Vegetables are always the best choice on any diet, and cauliflower is your best friend when it comes to keto. It is ridiculously low in carbs and has nutrients that will give you the energy for your daily activities. Upon consuming 1 cup serving of cauliflower, you will be getting 73% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C. (1) Another important nutrient found in cauliflowers is the Vitamin K, it improves bone health and strengthens the skeletal muscle structure. (2)

keto cauliflower chicken pizza

Since we are preparing a keto-friendly pizza version, we try to stick to meat and vegetables as toppings. You can use chicken, as we did, or any deli meat of your choice.

How To

Prepare the ingredients of the recipe while you preheat the oven to 350F (or 180 C°).

Cut the cauliflower into small pieces using a food processor, then cook it in the microwave for 3 minutes then squeeze out all the liquid.

Add the egg, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil to the cauliflower mixture and combine well. 

Form a pizza crust from the cauliflower mixture using your hands on a baking sheet. 

cauliflower pizza crust

Bake the crust in the oven for 10 minutes until cooked. Remove and add your veggies such as spinach, tomato or even broccoli.

mozzarella cauliflower chicken pizza

Place the shredded chicken on the crust and bake for 10 minutes.

bake cauliflower chicken pizza

Top it with mozzarella cheese and bake it in the oven for a few more minutes to melt it. Serve and enjoy!

cauliflower chicken pizza
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Keto Cauliflower Pizza

Is it pizza night? Prepare a low carb cauliflower crust and get the same fulfilling taste while maintaining your keto diet.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword cauliflower crust pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 223kcal
Author Rayane Chehab, MS, RDN

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 3 tbsp marinara sauce
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp basil dried
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 cup shredded chicken cooked

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C° or 350F.
  • Place the cauliflower in a food processor and process into very fine little pieces.
  • Add cauliflower to a bowl and cook it in the microwave for 3 minutes. You can cook it in a pan if you don’t want to use the microwave. Let it cool down and squeeze the liquid out.
  • Add an egg along with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil to the cauliflower and mix until well combined. This is going to be your pizza dough.
  • Spray a baking sheet with olive oil and place the cauliflower mixture. Form a circular mixture using your hands to make pizza crust.
  • Bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  • Once the pizza crust is ready, remove it from the oven and spread marinara sauce on top then place the tomato slices and spinach as well as cooked shredded chicken on top and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove again and add mozzarella cheese on top and bake for a few minutes to melt cheese. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Cauliflower Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 1486mg65%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 2008IU40%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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