If you haven’t tried a Cauliflower Pizza and you are dying for pizza on keto, you need to!!! You will not miss the original thing. I was so worried, but thought I would go for it. It was amazing! My husband and guests are not keto and they loved it. I was also so relieved I didn’t order a low carb pizza from the local pizza shop because I found out it is made with rice starch, rice flour, and sugar…more gluten free but NOT Keto friendly. Phew, I missed that bullet. AND, the pizza sauce I made doubles as a delicious marinara sauce, and it freezes so well. I make a big batch to minimize my cooking and clean up. I love cooking once, and feasting many times!
I was so nervous starting keto, giving up carbs, the failure of previous “diets”, and so nervous about the cauliflower pizza crust. It didn’t sound appealing, but I was committed and wanted to give it a go. It was so delicious!!! And it was so satisfying. I ended up having enough for multiple meals later. It is easy to freeze as well. I am a big fan of cooking once, and feasting multiple times!
I love a supreme pizza. I topped my pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, & black olives. So good! It felt like I was cheating on my keto! I also dipped it with some extra sauce. I’m salivating just writing about it. ANd it is so much easier than a wheat dough crust!
Try the BBQ Chicken Keto pizza too! Ridiculously goood.
Keto Pizza & Marinara Sauce
2 T olive oil or butter
1/2 chopped onion
2 T minced garlic
4 T Italian seasonings
4 cans tomato paste
4 can-fulls of water (use the empty tomato paste cans to measure-if you want a thinner sauce, add another can or two)
2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
2 T sugar substitute
1) Heat your skillet on medium heat, and add your oil or melt the butter.
2) Once hot, add your onion and garlic. Saute until transparent.
3) Stir in the Italian seasoning, then the tomato paste, and water. Stir until incorporated. Turn down to low to simmer.
4) Add the salt and sugar substitute to taste. Granulated erythritol is a great option. If you use other sugar substitutes, look at the substitution amounts so you do not add too much, or start small and go by taste. The sugar substitute cuts the acidic taste of the sauce.
5) Use right away hot as pizza sauce, marinara sauce, or store in a glass jar or air tight. Portion out and freeze for future meals in freezer bags. It usually tastes so much better after being chilled for a day, and all the flavors come together. Enjoy!
Keto Cauliflower Crust Pizza
With less than 4 g of carbs per serving, and no rise time, this delicious pizza crust is so fast, easy, and satisfying. Top with your favorite keto approved sauce and toppings. Bake once, and use for multiple keto meals. Add a large leafy greens salad, and you have a balanced healthy keto meal with no guilt. Half the recipe for a smaller pizza.
4 c grated cauliflower
4 c grated mozzarella cheese
2 T Italian seasonings, optional
1) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit.
2) Line a pizza pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
3) To grate the cauliflower quickly and easily, use a food processor with a grating attachment. Then mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
4) Press the mix on the parchment paper to the desired thickness and shape.
5) Bake for 20-30 min until browning on the top. The thicker the crust the longer baking time.
6) Top with sauce, topping, and more cheese.
7) Bake for another 10-15 min until the cheese is bubbly and browned.
8) Let sit for 5 min. Cut and serve.
Enjoy and get creative!