Air Fryer Cauliflower Pizza

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Are you a huge fan of pizza but want to find healthier ways to make the pizza base?

Learn how to make a cauliflower pizza low carb that’s healthier and easier to prepare than breaded pizza. The cauliflower crust has a soft, fluffy texture along with a crispy exterior. Topped with cheese and pepperoni you can make the best low carb cauliflower pizza snacks that the whole family will love!

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Is Cauliflower Pizza Healthy?

Yes, cauliflower pizza is definitely a healthy option! Not only is it low in carbs and calories, but it’s also rich in nutrients like vitamin C and fiber. Plus, cauliflower is extremely versatile and can be used to make a wide variety of dishes, from pizza crusts to soups and even tacos. So whether you’re looking for a nutritious dinner option or just a fun new way to enjoy cauliflower, give this tasty cauliflower pizza a try today!

how healthy is cauliflower pizza base?

This is important because most people who decide to go low carb have to watch their fat intake and this includes the pizza they eat. When you’re on a low carb diet you have to be careful of the fat content in your food.

However, I think most people are surprised to find out that even though cauliflower is very high in carbohydrates, it contains only 1/4 cup of carbs per cup.

That’s the same amount of carbs you’d get from eating 6-ounces of white rice, 8-ounces of potatoes or 12-ounces of bread.

Cauliflower is a great source of other important vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. It also contains a small amount of protein.

One cup of chopped raw cauliflower (the stuff you buy in the supermarket) has only 42 calories and is a good source of fiber.

Most people don’t realize that the soluble fiber found in foods like oats, beans, peas and some fruits helps keep you feeling full for a long period of time.

The insoluble fiber found in foods like cauliflower and wheat bran is good for your digestive tract.

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Here are the cooking times for your air fried cauliflower pizza low carb crust snacks:

  • (makes about 15 pizzas)
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes per batch (my air fryer makes 4 pizza’s at a time)
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Ingredients for cauliflower pizza low carb crust and topping

  • 1 head of cauliflower: chopped and blended
  • 2 eggs: to help bind the ingredients together
  • ¼ CUP all-purpose flour 
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt: so the crust is not bland.
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup pizza sauce: This can be tomato puree
  • 45 pepperonis’ or other topping if you prefer another meat or want vegetarian.
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how do you make cauliflower pizza in the air fryer

STEP ONE: CUT YOUR CAULIFLOWER

Cut your cauliflower head into small pieces (remove green stem). 

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sTEP tWO: PULSE YOUR CAULIFLOWER

Add to a food processor. Pulse the cauliflower until it resembles small crumbs. 

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STEP THREE: SQUEEZE OUT EXCESS WATER

Add all the cauliflower crumbs to a kitchen towel or cheesecloth. Twist the cloth until water from the cauliflower comes out.

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Continue to squeeze until no more water comes out. 

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stEP fOUR: coMBINE thE CAULIFLOWER CRUST INGREDIENTS

Add the cauliflower to a large bowl. Add in your eggs, flour, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix. 

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step five: Preheat Your Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F or 200 celsius. You do this by setting your air fryer to the temperature for about 5 minutes. 

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STEP SIX: Place Your Cauliflower Pizza Crusts In The Airfryer

Cut out parchment paper the size of your Air Fryer. (This is not necessary, but it does help in the transfer of the pizza to the air fryer. You can also just use a spatula to transfer.)

Take 2 tbsp of your cauliflower pizza into the palm of your hand. Roll in a ball, and then flatten into a thin layer.

Add as many pizzas as you can to your parchment paper. My air fryer will fit 4 at a time. 

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Step SEVEN: Air Fry Your Pizza Crusts

Cook at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes. Flip the pizza over and cook at 400 degrees F for 3-4 minutes (depending on your preference of softness to crunchiness). 

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STEP eIGHT: aDD yOUR pIZZA TOPPINGS

Flip the pizza back over again where the first side is on the bottom again. Add your pizza sauce, cheese, and 3 pepperonis’. Cook again at 360 degrees for 4 minutes. 

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STEP NINE: SERVE AND ENJOY YOUR CAULIFLOWER PIZZA low carb crust

Remove with a spatula to your plate or serving dish. Top with parsley, oregano, parmesan cheese, etc. and enjoy!

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BEST SIDES to serve with cauliflower pizza low carb?

You can enjoy these tasty air fried cauliflower pizza snacks on their own or if you want to make a larger meal you might want them with other foods. In that case try the following suggestions:

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is Cauliflower pizza low carb crust is soggy?

If you find your cauliflower pizza crust is too soggy then you may need to ensure the water has been squeezed out as much as possible during the water removal process.

Also cutting back on the amount of water used when preparing the cauliflower makes a big difference. Try squeezing out more water with your cheese cloth next time you make the cauliflower base. The texture will be a little bit more hard-textured than a traditional pizza crust but it won’t be gritty.  

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Busy Now? Why Not Pin This Air Fryer Cauliflower Pizza Recipe For Later!

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print your free cauliflower pizza low carb recipe here!

Now you have an idea on how to make the best cauliflower crust pizza with or without air fryer, it’s time to start cooking.

You’ll be amazed that this recipe is actually very easy. Just click the link below and print out your recipes now so you can start cooking at home tonight!

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Yield: 15

Air Fried Cauliflower Pizza With Pepperoni And Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Instant Pot Cauliflower Pizza Recipe will definitely win the hearts of your guests over a dinner party! Make sure not to miss this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ CUP all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ pizza sauce
  • 45 pepperonis’ 

Instructions

    Cut your cauliflower head into small pieces (remove green stem). 

    Add to a food processor. Pulse the cauliflower until it resembles small crumbs. 

    Add all the cauliflower crumbs to a kitchen towel or cheesecloth. Twist the cloth until water from the cauliflower comes out.

    Continue to squeeze until no more water comes out. 

    Add the cauliflower to a large bowl. Add in your eggs, flour, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix. 

    Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F or 200 celsius. You do this by setting your air fryer to the temperature for about 5 minutes.

    Cut out parchment paper the size of your Air Fryer. (This is not necessary, but it does help in the transfer of the pizza to the air fryer. You can also just use a spatula to transfer.)

    Take 2 tbsp of your cauliflower pizza into the palm of your hand. Roll in a ball, and then flatten into a thin layer.

    Add as many pizzas as you can to your parchment paper. My air fryer will fit 4 at a time. 

    Cook at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes. Flip the pizza over and cook at 400 degrees F for 3-4 minutes (depending on your preference of softness to crunchiness). 

    Flip the pizza back over again where the first side is on the bottom again. Add your pizza sauce, cheese, and 3 pepperonis’. Cook again at 360 degrees for 4 minutes. 

    Remove with a spatula to your plate or serving dish. Top with parsley, oregano, parmesan cheese, etc. and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 426mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

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Your 9-Step Guide to Air Fryer Cauliflower Pizza Low Carb And Delicious

If you’re looking for a delicious and low carb alternative to traditional pizza, look no further than this air fryer cauliflower pizza low carb recipe! This healthy recipe is easy to make and can be tailored to your liking.

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has studied nutrition for children and has also taught cooking skills to adults. Angela loves to share family meals and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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