Okay, I have to admit, although I never ate pizza regularly, it was always nice once in a while to have a thin-crust crispy pizza, loaded with bacon, chives, haloumi, caramelised onion, garlic & banana. Yummy! For some, that might sound completely gross. But that’s the beauty of pizza, you create your own craving satisfaction!
BUT the weird part is, about two weeks ago, I was naughty and had a pizza. ‘Lo & behold, I hated every bite of it.
It felt like I was eating cardboard!
The only rationale I could think of, was that my body had adapted and was so used to LCHF, that bringing back gluten was like a foreign nasty substance in my body. And my gut did not react very well having it in my stomach!
Thus the moral of my story, was how could I create a LCHF pizza, my body & converted taste buds would accept…..there are so many LCHF pizza recipes that I’ve seen, that I’ve decided that I am going to try a few of them & share with you my experiences.
And my first attempt, was a winner!
It was tasty & held its shape well.
But you will not get the crispiness you have from a regular pizza, and the taste will be different but in a good healthy way!
And best of all, it’s quick & easy to make & can be frozen.
- 1cup raw cauliflower (grated, or chopped in food processor)
- 1 cup cheese (I used pecorino & mature cheddar, but you can use any hard cheese even mozzarella)
- 1 tsp oregano (dried)
- 1 tsp parley (dried) or add any other Italian herbs & spices you desire
- 1 egg
- + Toppings: tomato sauce/paste, veggies, meat etc…what you would usually add but LCHF friendly onto your pizza
How to make?
- Preheat oven around 190-200 degrees celsius.
- Grease/non-stick spray a baking tray. I used baking paper that I non-stick sprayed, but this is up to you.
- In a bowl (or food processor) mix all the ingredients together.
- Press evenly onto a baking pan (any shape you desire)
- Make sure it’s not too thin, since it will break (won’t be able to lift) or not too thick (won’t cook through & mixture will be soggy).
- Bake in the oven for 15minutes (even up to 20minutes, if you want & the crust isn’t getting burnt).
- Take out the oven, and add the tomato paste or sauce, your cheese/s and any toppings you enjoy, like bacon (pre cooked), mushrooms, artichokes, onion etc.
- Grill on a high heat, until cheese is melted.
- This recipe reheats nicely, and can be held in your hand, if cut into slices.
- Pizza crusts can be frozen after the initial baking & defrosted when used later, then adding the toppings.