Air Fryer Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Are you a huge fan of pizza but want to find healthier ways to make the pizza base? This Air Fryer Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe 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. Who knew you could make cauliflower pizza dough!

If you love Cauliflower, you might like these Cauliflower Steaks or our Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Low-Carb Delight: This pizza swaps the traditional dough for a healthier, cauliflower pizza crust.
  • Crispy and Savory: The air fryer ensures your cauliflower crust pizza achieves that perfect crunch.
  • Versatile Toppings: You can add your favorite toppings, making each pizza uniquely yours.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Cauliflower (Chopped And Blended): Forms a low-carb, gluten-free crust, offering a healthy alternative to traditional pizza dough.
  • Eggs: Act as a binder for the cauliflower crust, helping it hold together during baking.
  • All-purpose Flour: Helps provide structure and crispness.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese: Adds a deliciously cheesy flavor to the crust, enhancing its taste and texture.
  • Salt: Heightens the flavors of the other ingredients, particularly the cauliflower.
  • Pizza Sauce: Adds moisture and tanginess, complementing the subtle flavors of the cauliflower crust.
  • 45 Pepperonis: Provide a spicy, savory topping that contrasts brilliantly with the mild cauliflower crust, making every bite a treat.
Ingredients for Cauliflower Pizza Low Carb Crust and Topping.

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust 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 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 Cauliflower Pizza Crusts In Air fryer

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 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 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: Garnish And Serve

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

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Cooking Tips

  • Drain Cauliflower Well: Pat cauliflower dry thoroughly to eliminate excess moisture and achieve a crispier crust.
  • Preheat Air Fryer: Ensure your air fryer is preheated before cooking to promote an even and crispy texture.

Optional Toppings

Optional Toppings

  • Tomato Sauce: Traditional tomato sauce adds a classic pizza flavor.
  • Pesto Sauce: A flavorful alternative to tomato sauce, offering a fresh and herby taste.
  • Cheese: Mozzarella cheese, parmesan, feta, or a blend of your favorite cheeses.
  • Vegetables: Bell peppers, red onions, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, or any veggies of your choice.
  • Proteins: Tuna, grilled chicken, pepperoni, cooked sausage, or bacon.
  • Fresh Herbs: Fresh basil, oregano, thyme, or rosemary for added freshness.
  • Arugula: A handful of arugula adds a peppery bite and a burst of green.
  • Olives: Black or green olives for a briny kick.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Refrigerate: Store your Air Fryer Cauliflower Pizza Crust in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. It’s important to place it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to maintain its texture.

Freeze: To freeze cauliflower pizza crust, allow it to cool completely. Wrap it well in plastic wrap and then place it in a sealed freezer bag. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to use, thaw the frozen cauliflower crusts it in the refrigerator overnight.

Reheating: The best way to reheat your frozen crust is to put it back in the air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C), place the crust in the basket, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches your desired crispiness.

Oven: Alternatively, you can reheat the cauliflower pizza crust in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 8-10 minutes. Use a baking sheet or pizza stone for even heating.

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Best Sides to Serve With This Recipe

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.

  • Kumara Fries: Sweet Potato fries are a tasty and healthier option to regular potatoes and would pair nicely with these mini pizza’s.
  • Zucchini Fries: A delicious way to serve with these pizzas is using zucchini as another low carb option.
  • Side Salad: the perfect meal! the air fried pizza and a side salad that can be dressed up or down.
  • A Ranch salad would mix nicely with the rich pizza flavours while giving you some healthy greens. 
  • Some other ideas are: Endive Salad With Pears, Goat Cheese And Walnuts, Mixed Greens With Lemon Vinaigrette.
  • Potato Salad: Here is a great Instant Pot Potato Salad recipe to enjoy with your cauliflower pizzas.
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FAQ’S

Is Cauliflower Pizza Healthy?

Yes, cauliflower pizza is definitely a healthy option! Not only is fresh cauliflower low in carbs and calories, but it’s also rich in nutrients like vitamin C and fiber.

Why Is My Pizza Crust Soggy?

If you find your cooked 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.

Can I Freeze Cauliflower Rice Before Making The Base?

Yes, you can freeze cauliflower rice before using it to make the base for your pizza crust. Freezing cauliflower rice is a convenient way to prepare in advance. Be sure to remove access water from the frozen cauliflower rice once defrosted.

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Air Fryer Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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

This Instant Pot Cauliflower Pizza Recipe is way to make your pizza low car. It tastes delicious and is a easy and fast meal for the dinner table.

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

  1. Cut your cauliflower head into small pieces (remove green stem). 
  2. Add to a food processor. Pulse the cauliflower until it resembles small crumbs. 
  3. Add all the cauliflower crumbs to a kitchen towel or cheesecloth. Twist the cloth until water from the cauliflower comes out.
  4. Continue to squeeze until no more water comes out. 
  5. Add the cauliflower to a large bowl. Add in your eggs, flour, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix. 
  6. 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.
  7. 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.)
  8. Take 2 tbsp of your cauliflower pizza into the palm of your hand. Roll in a ball, and then flatten into a thin layer.
  9. Add as many pizzas as you can to your parchment paper. My air fryer will fit 4 at a time. 
  10. 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). 
  11. 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. 
  12. 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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