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This Whole30 Pizza recipe uses a cauliflower crust as the base and is topped with tomato sauce, prosciutto and arugula and is perfect for your weekly pizza night.
You read that right—yes, you can have pizza during whole30! …with some modifications of course. This whole30 pizza recipe will leave you feeling satisfied and SO happy, because pizza = happiness.
The one thing I’m currently craving while doing this second whole30 is….. everything. I’m craving bread and sugar and all my normal foods, one of them being pizza. I know so many people work pizza into their weekly meal plan, and I don’t want anyone to have to go an entire month without their beloved pizza night. This whole30 pizza recipe is surprisingly filling despite the fact that the crust is made of cauliflower.
Have you tried cauliflower crust pizza? I know it’s been all the rage for at least the past year, probably longer. Truthfully, I don’t eat pizza often enough to feel like I need to sub out regular pizza crust. But, now that this cauliflower crust has made its debut into my life, I’m thinking that I might need to start a weekly pizza tradition for myself.
So what’s on this whole30 pizza anyway? What can you possibly eat?! It all starts with the cauliflower crust.
Tip: buy bagged cauliflower rice if it’s available to you. This will save you time and you’ll be left with less dishes in the end.
Tip: ALWAYS use parchment paper when making a cauliflower crust. This will make it way easier to transfer the pizza onto your plate and assure that the crust doesn’t stick to the pan.
Cauliflower rice, egg, almond flour, herbs, and some salt are the ingredients in this cauliflower crust. You’ll stir everything together and then use your hands or a spatula to form the “dough” into a circular crust.
Once the crust is made, you’ll bake the crust in the oven for about 15 minutes. Then, you’ll add on your appropriate toppings. Available pizza toppings include but are not limited to: tomato sauce, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, really any kind of vegetable, and any kind of meat too, so you really shouldn’t feel deprived.
For this recipe, I opted to use roasted garlic marinara sauce as the base, and then I topped it with prosciutto and arugula. I wanted to keep things simple and show that you don’t need a ton of toppings for this to be a flavorful recipe, though of course you can add more toppings.
After you decide on your toppings, you’ll add them on top of the baked crust then place the pizza bake into the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes. Last, you slice it and eat up!
Note: I also decided to whip up a quick sauce while the pizza was in the oven, because I'm all about dips! I made Eat the Gains whole30 buffalo sauce and it was amazing!
I hope this whole30 pizza recipe makes its way into your life, even if you’re not doing whole30. Trust me when I say I had low expectations for this recipe—I mean, who actually wants to eat cauliflower crust?—but it surprised me in the best way possible. If you make this recipe, remember to tag @thealmondeater on Instagram!
Whole30 Pizza Recipe
for the crust:
- 6 cups cauliflower rice approx. 2 frozen bags
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic herb seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
for the pizza:
- 3/4 cup marinara sauce
- 5 slices prosciutto
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 425° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Line a large bowl with cheese cloth and set aside.
- Cook both bags of cauliflower rice according to the package instructions. Pour cauliflower rice on top of the cheese cloth and wait for it to cool a bit. Then, use both hands to press as much liquid out of the cauliflower rice as possible. If the cauliflower rice is too water-y, the crust will turn out mushy.
- Pour dried cauliflower rice into a separate bowl, then stir in the flour, seasoning and salt. Last, stir in the egg.
- Use your hands to form mixture into a ball, then transfer it onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and press down on it, forming the mixture into a circular crust. Bake crust by itself for 15 minutes.
- Remove crust from the oven, then add your toppings! Start with the sauce, then add on your meat and veggies. Place pizza back in the oven and bake for 10 additional minutes.
- Remove pizza, wait a few minutes before slicing and serving.