Broccoli Crust Pizza

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This Broccoli Pizza is a gluten-free and low carb healthy alternative to traditional pizza dough. It's similar to cauliflower pizza and totally customizable

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Broccoli Crust Pizza

It’s 48 days into my new year’s resolutions and I’m craving pizzzzzza! I’m always craving pizza actually. It’s that dough and cheese combo that I cannot resist. But I always want to resist those carbs that go straight to my thighs and erase all my hard work at the gym. So lately I’ve been testing some low-carb options and this Broccoli Pizza is the latest craze!

I made a cauliflower crust pizza once and it was so perfect I thought I’d use another cruciferous vegetables and venture with this broccoli crust pizza. I never imagined that a vegetable like broccoli mixed with some cheese and eggs could actually create something that looks like pizza crust. Ok, it’s green I know, but the consistency of it still looks and feels like pizza crust.

How to Make Broccoli Pizza

The first part is so steam the broccoli, grate it in a food processor and then use a cheese cloth to squeeze out all the excess water. I will need to show a photo of this soon, but the video below demonstrates it really well. Then I mix that broccoli with eggs and cheese and spread it out into a round flat shape like this:

This Broccoli Crust Pizza is a gluten-free and low carb healthy alternative to traditional pizza that's made with flour. It is very similar to cauliflower pizza crust in the method used, and it's totally customizable to your liking so you can add any sauce and toppings you'd like!

Next, I pop that in the oven. And the cool thing is the broccoli pizza stays green after baking, so it’s super fun for kids (and adults)!

This Broccoli Crust Pizza is a gluten-free and low carb healthy alternative to traditional pizza that's made with flour. It is very similar to cauliflower pizza crust in the method used, and it's totally customizable to your liking so you can add any sauce and toppings you'd like!

Once you bake the broccoli crust pizza it becomes like any pizza crust. Well, it doesn’t actually taste like dough from flour, but it becomes a comparable base which you can top with your heart’s delight of toppings galore.

I made two versions, one with extra marinara and tomatoes and another one extra cheesy and both are about 80 calories a slice. You just can’t beat that with regular pizza. And I’m usually not just craving one slice of pizza but more like 3-4, and with broccoli crust pizza that’s totally OK!

Pizza for me…

This Broccoli Crust Pizza is a gluten-free and low carb healthy alternative to traditional pizza that's made with flour. It is very similar to cauliflower pizza crust in the method used, and it's totally customizable to your liking so you can add any sauce and toppings you'd like!

Pizza for the kids…hahahaha.

This Broccoli Crust Pizza is a gluten-free and low carb healthy alternative to traditional pizza that's made with flour. It is very similar to cauliflower pizza crust in the method used, and it's totally customizable to your liking so you can add any sauce and toppings you'd like!

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Broccoli Pizza recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

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5 from 3 votes
This Broccoli Crust Pizza is a gluten-free and low carb healthy alternative to traditional pizza that's made with flour. It is very similar to cauliflower pizza crust in the method used, and it's totally customizable to your liking so you can add any sauce and toppings you'd like!
Broccoli Crust Pizza
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Broccoli Pizza is a gluten-free and low carb healthy alternative to traditional pizza dough. It's similar to cauliflower pizza and totally customizable

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli pizza, gluten-free pizza
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of broccoli chopped & steamed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning optional
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup marinara
  • Handful cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms sliced
  • Fresh basil for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with oil; set aside.

  2. Place the steamed broccoli in the food processor and pulse until it's finely grated. You can also use a cheese grater. Transfer the broccoli to a cheese cloth and squeeze out all the water in order to ensure the broccoli is dry.
  3. Transfer the broccoli to a large bowl, add the eggs, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix with a spoon or your hands until all the ingredients are well blended and a dough forms.
  4. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet, and shape into a round pizza crust, about 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Bake the dough in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and add the marinara, remaining cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms.
  6. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy, about 10 more minutes.
  7. Cool for a few minutes before cutting.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Recipe: This recipe was inspired by Gimme Delicious

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge.

Make Ahead: You can make the crust 2-3 days ahead of time and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to cook the pizza, bake it in the oven at 425°F for 5 minutes, then add your toppings and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the pizza base recipe as is. However you can change out the seasonings and definitely change out the toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Crust Pizza
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 559mg 23%
Potassium 449mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 21.7%
Vitamin C 111.3%
Calcium 29.9%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments

  • Reply
    Hani
    March 21, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Me and my family Loved this recipes
    Soo delicious ???? cooked it twice in one day. Thanks for sharing ????????

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      March 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      Wow! Twice in one day…that’s amazing! SO glad you loved it 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily
    February 27, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    It is cool that the broccoli crust pizza remains green after baking.
    Delicious

  • Reply
    Fred mack
    February 18, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Well done ????

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