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Broccoli Crust Pizza (Low Carb + Gluten Free)

Move over regular mainstream pizza. This broccoli crust is a serious contender.

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Broccoli Crust Pizza #LowCarb #GlutenFree (full recipe is on: HungryHappens.Net)

♬ original sound – Stella Drivas

I have been a lifelong pizza connoisseur and never thought a crust made of broccoli would taste anywhere near as good. But that narrow thinking has seriously come to an end. This is even way better than the Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza Breadsticks I have on the blog! The broccoli tastes incredible here.

The toppings are totally customizable her and you can use olives, feta, onions or mushrooms to make this a vegetarian pie. Next time I’m making two versions. The leftovers warm up perfectly in a covered pan or in your toaster oven.

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Broccoli Crust Pizza

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Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 45 minutes

Servings 4
Calories 342kcal

Ingredients

Broccoli Crust:

  • 4 small crowns broccoli
  • 3 eggs
  • cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp each onion powder, dried oregano + salt
  • black pepper to taste

Toppings:

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 oz pepperoni slices
  • 2 tbs grated parmesan

Garnish:

  • chili pepper flakes, parsley + marinara for dipping

US Customary – Metric

Instructions

Broccoli Crust:

  • Preheat your oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Steam your broccoli crowns whole for about 8 minutes or until fork tender. Transfer to a cutting board, remove the stem parts and snack on them. Chop the florets tiny. Transfer to a cheese cloth or thin and clean dish towel and proceed to ring out as much of the liquids as possible.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, eggs, 1½ cups mozzarella, 1/3 cup parmesan, garlic, parsley, onion powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to your baking sheet and gently spread out the mixture, packing it together and forming an oval shape. The crust should be about 1½ inches high. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Assembly:

  • Once the crust is done, remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with the remaining mozzarella, pepperoni and grated parmesan. Pop back in the oven on BROIL for a few minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with chili pepper flakes, parsley and dip into marinara sauce.

Notes

4 small crowns of broccoli is about 3-4 cups packed riced broccoli.
Use alternative toppings like mushrooms, onions, olives to make this pie vegetarian.

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1004IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 476mg | Iron: 1mg