Cutting down on carbs doesn’t mean cutting down on flavour or delicious food. Yes, you can have it all. This Broccoli based pizza is proof!
It’s actually pure heaven, full of cheesy goodness and you’re eating a lot of veggies at the same time.
This Broccoli Pizza base is very easy to make and will satisfy all your Pizza cravings.
Makes 1 large base or two small ones
• 1 small head of broccoli cut into florets (about 2-3 cups riced)
• 2 eggs
• ¼ cup parmesan cheese
• ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
• Salt and pepper
• ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
• ¼ cup pizza sauce
• 4 ounces mozzarella — sliced or shredded
• Pizza toppings of choice, onion, tuna, ham, salami etc…
Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, do not skip this step or your crust will stick to the pan.
Place half of the broccoli florets in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse in 5-second bursts until the broccoli is in fine crumbs, place in a large microwave safe bowl. Repeat with the remaining broccoli florets.
Cover the bowl (I cover with a plate) and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until it is steamed. Remove plate and let cool for two minutes then pour broccoli onto a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as you can until you are left with dry rice.
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli rice, eggs, cheeses, and seasoning with a spoon until fully combined. Pour mixture onto the pre-lined baking sheet and shape into a pizza crust, about 1/2 inch thick.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and add the pizza sauce and cheese. At this point feel free to add desired toppings (veggies or meat). Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. Let sit for a few minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with some fresh Basil.