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Low Carb Pizza Dough

Updated on September 12, 2014

Low Carb Pizza Dough / Wheat Free Pizza Crust : I Can't Believe It's Not Made With Flour

This low carb pizza dough recipe is also a wheat free pizza crust that will have everyone stunned! I can't believe it's not made with flour. The taste is so good. This low carb wheat free pizza dough doesn't require flour at all and yet it has the feel of a real whole wheat flour pizza crust. Your search for the best low carb pizza dough ends here.

All pics @Fanfreluche

low carb pizza dough
low carb pizza dough

A Delicious, Filling And Good For You Low Carb Pizza Dough

A Must Try Wheat Free Pizza Crust

Pizza has never been a favorite food of mine, but from time to time (like 3 times a year) I would enjoy one. And every time, after eating pizza, I would feel bloated for a while and say "never again". Recently I had one of those "I must have pizza" moment so I decided to try a low carb pizza dough, wheat free, no flour.

The first testers (besides me) were my kids: 5 1/2 years old boy and close to 2 years girl. The verdict was unanimous: my son was extatic "this is the best pizza in the universe. Mom I love you, you cook good diners" followed by hugs and kisses. Daughter didn't say a word but was stuffing her face as fast as she could. We were suppose to save a small piece for dad, but unfortunately we ate everything...

So a few days later, I made a batch of this low carb pizza dough so I could do a blind test on my husband. He told me: "this is the best pizza ever". So I told him what the recipe was and he said "cool, I like it".

So, you ask, what is in this super duper best ever low carb pizza dough? Take a guess here:

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The main ingredient(s) in this low carb pizza dough is:

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Low carb pizza dough
Low carb pizza dough

First before you do anything I will tell you how I "rice" cauliflower the easy way (and I mean EASY). I learned that method recently and it is a time saver. Not to mention the fact that my fingers are happy, they are no longer in peril of getting grated along with the cauliflower. Check the video and learn from the best: how to rice cauliflower.

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Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of raw and "riced" cauliflower
  • 3/4 Cup of grated cheese (I use French Emmental)
  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 medium egg

Instructions

  1. 1-Rice your cauliflower
  2. 2- Once you have your riced cauliflower you will need to cook it a in the microwave with a bit of water. for about 5 minutes. I add very very little water to it, about 1 tablespoon and every 2 minutes I mix and add a bit more water if needed. Once it is cooked it should not be too wet.
  3. 3- Meanwhile beat you egg with some salt and oregano. I love oregano but you can use other herbs as well such as basil.
  4. 4- When the cauliflower is ready mix it with the egg and cheese. I use Emmental but you can use other cheeses such as mozzarella. I love the taste the Emmental gives to the pizza crust. If you think your dough might be too wet you can add a little bit more flax. Once you have done the recipe you'll be able to judge better.
  5. 5- Put your low carb pizza dough on a cookie sheet and spread to from a 9 inches crust. It doean't have to be exactly round obviously, mine never are as you can see from my pictures!
  6. 6- Bake for approximately 15 minutes at 350F until the color is golden.
  7. 7- Top with your favorite stuff and bake for a few minutes under the broiler (stay close and watch it!)
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The Crust - before it is baked

low carb pizza dough
low carb pizza dough

As you can see, I am not too stressed out about making it real round!

High Quality Organic Flax Meal - For your low carb pizza dough

Bob's Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal, 32-ounce (Pack of 4) (Package May Vary)
Bob's Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal, 32-ounce (Pack of 4) (Package May Vary)

Although you'll only need one or two tablespoon to bake my low carb pizza dough, flax meal is a great product to have on hand for low carb and/or wheat free lifestyle. It's versatile and can be used in dessert as well as in main dish recipes. Flax meal is made from ground flax seeds and it is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Flax seeds are healthy and wholesome. Make sure you keep your flax meal in a cool and dark place.

 

French Emmental For Your Low Carb Pizza Dough

igourmet Frantal Emmental (7.5 ounce)
igourmet Frantal Emmental (7.5 ounce)

I love the taste emmental gives to my pizza dough. It's really unique and blend well with ham, tomatoes and roasted veggies

 

What Did I Put On My Low Carb Pizza? - If my pizza pics make you hungry here's the topping:

low carb pizza dough
low carb pizza dough

I used a store bought all natural tomato sauce: no sugar (or fake sugar) added and no crap such as modified corn starch and other fillers. Just plain good tomatoes, veggies and spices. To the sauce I added 1 chopped garlic clove. I topped with ham, roasted veggies (onions, green, red and yellow peppers and mushroom) and added just a little bit of French Comte Cheese (an old vintage cheddar will do).

Now obviously you can top with anything you like.

Cauliflower goes well with cream, so next time I will top with fresh cream, crispy bacon and roasted onions or/and peppers and mushroom.

In case you want to try Comte cheese

Comte 15 months (8 ounces) by Gourmet-Food
Comte 15 months (8 ounces) by Gourmet-Food

Comte is an AOC cheese made in Jura. AOC means "Appelation d'Origine Controlee". It is a label and means that that the cheese comply with its AOC criteria (region of production, type of milk and specific method of production).

 

Junk Free Pizza Sauce - no sugar, no fillings

Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce, 15 oz, 12 Pack
Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce, 15 oz, 12 Pack

Organic Tomato Puree (Water, Organic Tomato Paste), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Dehydrated Onion, Sea Salt, Organic Oregano, Organic Sweet Basil, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Garlic Powder and Naturally Derived Citric Acid.

 
Eden Organic Pizza Pasta Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)
Eden Organic Pizza Pasta Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)

Organic Roma tomatoes, organic extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, organic basil, organic oregano, organic black pepper, organic roasted garlic, organic dried onion, organic thyme.

 

How I Grate Or Rice Cauliflower

When I do this, I do a complete cauliflower and keep in the fridge for about 7/8 days. I use it in low carb cheese bread recipes, low carb pizza dough, as "rice" or "couscous" and in soups,. If you don't think you will use all, just do the amount you need.

I learned this cool trick from The Big Red Kitchen. Check how she does it.

Why I Eat Low Carb Pizza

and other low carb, wheat free food

I have been eating low carb and (almost) wheat free for a while now because I just feel better that way. I loose weight, I have more energy, I am no longer bloated, no more gas. Anyone who has been low carbing for good will tell you the same. My skeptical doctor even had to finally agree with me. My blood test are even better than ever. I never had any medical condition (besides a lazy thyroid that makes me hypo) but I have always gain weight easily especially when I ate too much wheat stuff. So after reading a bit I went low carb and almost wheat free (I live in France currently and yes from time to time I enjoy a good croissant or an excellent freshly baked baguette from the boulangerie).

© 2013 Nathalie Roy

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      You betcha! And I featured it on our NEW Tumblr page today too!

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      Natalie W Schorr 4 years ago

      Intriguing recipe - I must give this a try!

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @Lady Lorelei: Glad you liked it! This low carb pizza is a favorite of ours now, and last time I had "real" pizza I was very dissapointed. It was not as good as my cauliflower pizza!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I am so brain silly today. Here it is and yes I did try it. The cauliflower, cheese, and egg pizza crust came out amazing. I used mozzerella cheese in this gluten free dough and my husband ate it all except one slice which I managed to steal before he got to it. Thank you for the recipe.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I am back to grab the recipe. I have my cauliflower diced and I have the mozzarella cheese shredded. Thank you so much for this recipe. I am trying to go wheat free and I am so craving something crunchy lol.

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @leilasi: You could try in a pan with very little water, you will need to stay close and add a some water as needed. You don't want the cauliflower to be too wet once they are cooked (they need to be well cooked, not hard at all).

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I love cauliflower but would never have guessed that it could be used as a pizza crust. You constantly find new ways to amaze me.

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      Leila 4 years ago from Belgium

      Hmmm! Sounds yummy! Great lens!

      Do you have a microwave free method? If you do please post it. Since I don't knkw exactly the consistency necessary for the cauliflower it's not so simple to just cook it.

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      Kylyssa Shay 4 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      I have to try this low carb pizza crust! I've been trying to get my partner to eat less wheat and more vegetables and he eats a ridiculous amount of pizza.

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      JessStone 4 years ago

      Amazing lens! I've been looking for more ways to use cauliflower, can't wait to try this one!

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      AshleysCorner 4 years ago

      Love the recipes. Can't wait to try them!

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @WebMarketingPro: I use the rice cauliflower in soup, as well as cauli-puree and I also make cheese break with it (the recipe is similar to the pizza crust). You can also use it like couscous. Just don't keep your rice cauliflower over a week, after that it turn bad.

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      This sounds intriguing. I'll have to give it a try.

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      WebMarketingPro 4 years ago

      this sounds really interesting. Looks like the riced cauliflower could be good for lots more stuff too.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This low carb pizza dough sounds absolutely delicious!

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      This one sounds interesting. I made the cheese and pork rind one last week and that was heavenly but very high calorie. Next time I'm trying your recipe!

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @debnet: Cutting out on wheat really helped me.

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @flycatcherrr: My kids love the cauliflower crust, it's crispy good. I admit they love cauliflower in the first place BUT I am sure any kid will love that crust, it has no cauliflower taste at all.

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      seegreen 4 years ago

      I haven't heard about riced cauliflower before. I want to try this now. I'm not big on cooking, but I am looking for low carb recipes and I LOVE pizza.

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      What a clever idea. I think I'll have to give this a try - a great way to sneak more veggies into your family's diet, while cutting back on wheat.

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      Debbie 4 years ago from England

      Sounds yummy and I'm going to have to try it. Bread and potatoes make me bloat and feel yucky too. Maybe I should try wheat free recipes too.

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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This definitely sounds like it should taste different, why not give it a try. I love experimenting with new recipes.

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @anonymous: It is delicious indeed

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @sockii: Well then you need to call this by another name and not think of it as a pizza" :)

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      Expat Mamasita 4 years ago from Slovakia

      Yum......I wil lbe trying this!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh wow! Yes I must try this wheat free low carb "pizza"!!!!!!

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      Nicole Pellegrini 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I might try it sometime because I actually really love cauliflower in almost any preparation. However I am a hardcore Italian food purist so usually my pizza dough is only made with imported Tipo 00 flour :)

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @BlueObsidian: It's delicious and it does NOT taste like cauliflower at all. My kids love it and carb-addict husband too

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      Kimberly 4 years ago from Oregon

      I've seen recipes for cauliflower-based pizza dough before and I've always been curious about how they turn out. I think I might have to give this recipe a try!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This low carb pizza looks incredible Nathalie -