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Broccoli crust pizza with vegetarian toppings
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Broccoli Pizza Crust

This Broccoli Pizza Crust is a gluten-free and low carb healthy alternative to traditional pizza dough - similar to cauliflower crust pizza!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 282kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 large head broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese divided
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • Mushrooms, tomatoes and basil for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a round 14" pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Place the broccoli florets in a bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the broccoli is grated and looks like rice or couscous, being careful not to over-pulse.
  • Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl, and cook for 2 minutes, or until softened. Place the steamed broccoli on an open cheese cloth or dish towel and allow it to cool. When it’s cool to the touch, wrap the broccoli in the towel and squeeze out all the excess water so it is as dry as possible.
  • 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.
  • Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet, and shape into a round pizza crust, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake the dough in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and add the pizza sauce, remaining mozzarella cheese and any other toppings.
  • Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp, about 10 more minutes.
  • Cool for a few minutes before cutting and serving.

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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: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. 

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1559IU | Vitamin C: 137mg | Calcium: 445mg | Iron: 2mg