Pizza is my husband’s delight. In two weeks into our keto diet, he craved for pizza and when he was about to break his diet and ordered a pizza, finding a Keto friendly pizza became my next mission. We wish we looked for it sooner because what we discovered was worth the money and super keto friendly.
Not a big fan of cauliflower
When we began our keto journey, we learned that people substitute rice with cauliflower. We first bought a huge bag of frozen cauliflower from Costco. We made kimchi fried rice with it believing kimchi and sauce will disguise the cauliflower‘s unique taste but we were wrong. It emphasized Cauliflower’s hard-to-describe exclusive flavor…. As a result, we did not finish the dish that night and agreed that we will never use cauliflower rice.
We gave a cauliflower pizza crust a shot
I was searching for low carb pizza crust for my husband after around thanksgiving time, and found Cali’flour Foods that makes low carb pizza crust. They had a bunch of awesome customer reviews, so I had to try and the Cyber Monday discount pushed me to click “buy”.
What we purchased was “Italian Lite & Plain Lite Combo” which included 2 plain thin crusts and 4 Italian thin crusts for $45 with the discount. They arrived frozen and I recommend you put them in the freezer as soon as you receive it.
Those cauliflower pizza crusts are made only with 3 ingredients – a whole head of cauliflower, egg writes, and mozzarella. No glutens!
Plain Lite and Italian Lite have the same nutrition facts so I’m not repeating it.
For 1/3 crust or 46g:
- Calories 90
- Total Fat 6g
- Sodium 180mg
- Total carbohydrate 2g
- Dietary Fiber 1g
- Total Sugars 1g
- Protein 5g
This means each crust has a net carb of 3 grams. That is amazingly low!!!!
This being our first time making own pizza, which made us nervous but the steps are super easy:
Ingredients for 3 crusts:
- Pepperoni (as much as you want)
- 3 ounce of shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 of sliced onion
- Pepperonchini peppers (optional)
- one 6-ounce can of Tomato paste – 6-ounce can
- 2 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic (or powder)
- 1/4 tablespoon of ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375-400 degrees
- While preheating, mix toppings (Tomato paste, Italian seasoning, minced ground garlic, ground black pepper)
- Place frozen crust on vented pizza pan, pizza screen, or non-stick cookie sheet
- Bake crust 10-12 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes before topping.
- Spread the topping sauce generously and evenly
- Place Pepperoni, sliced onion and Mozzarella cheese. We added around10 sliced pieces of pepperonchinis on each crust to add a kick
- Bake the crust with toppings for 1-2 minutes in the oven or broiler
- Remove from oven and set for 3-4 min
We were thrilled with the outcome. These pizzas never tasted like cauliflower. In fact, there was no funky cauliflower taste. If someone who doesn’t know cauliflower is the main ingredient will not guess it is. We were also happy how simple to cook it.
One thing to add as a side note is that Italian crust tasted the same as the Plain crust although the package says it has basil, garlic and Italian herbs. I guessed that was because our toppings were flavorful.
Without a doubt, we gave 5 stars to this product. It was not only keto friendly food but also a well-made product that tastes comparable to traditional thin crust pizzas. The ease of preparing is a bonus.
Will we be buying their products again? Absolutely! I hope they will keep coming up with new products that are keto friendly so we can continue expanding our dinner horizon.
I hope you guys enjoy this low carb/keto friendly cauliflower pizza and let me know if you do!