Broccoli Crust Pizza

close-up of broccoli crust pizza with a slice being taken out
This broccoli crust is low carb, gluten free, flourless, and a healthier alternative to regular pizza crust.

I’ve made cauliflower pizza crust and zucchini pizza crust. Now I bring you broccoli pizza crust!
broccoli crust pizza with sausage

Yes, you taste the broccoli, but it’s quite delicious. I love that the crust stays green even after baking, since green is one of my favorite colors. It’s also fairly easy to make. It does use a similar process as making cauliflower crust, but you don’t have to dry out the broccoli nearly as much. step by step process for making broccoli crust
overhead shot of broccoli crust ready for toppings

My pizza, including the final bake with toppings, was ready in less than an hour from start to finish.
top-down photo of one broccoli crust pizza on a pizza peel

Broccoli Crust Pizza

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
This broccoli crust is low carb, gluten free, flourless, and a healthier alternative to regular pizza crust.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large crown of broccoli  it should yield 3 cups when finely pulsed in a food processor
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning blend
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • pizza toppings of your choice I added tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and crumbled sausage

Directions:

  1. Cut broccoli into small florets and place into food processor. Pulse until all of the broccoli becomes crumb-sized.

  2. Measure out 3 lightly packed cups of broccoli and place into a large, microwave safe mixing bowl. Cover surface of bowl with plastic wrap. Place bowl in the microwave and heat at full power for about 1 minute to 1 1/2 minutes. Broccoli should be soft and cooked.
  3. Divide broccoli into three batches. Take your first batch and place in between several paper towels or into a cheese cloth or tea towel. Wring cloth a few times, draining out water from broccoli. You do not need to squeeze the broccoli completely dry, but you do want to remove most of the water. Place dried broccoli back into mixing bowl and repeat with remaining two batches of broccoli. You should be left with 1 1/3 cup of dried broccoli when you're done squeezing out the water.

  4. Add eggs, Italian seasoning, and cheeses to the broccoli. Stir until everything is completely combined, resembling a broccoli paste.

  5. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. I highly recommend using parchment paper as it creates the best non-stick surface. Scoop your broccoli mixture onto parchment paper. Using the palm of your hands, slowly begin to shape your pizza round, flattening broccoli mixture and spreading it out, but also making sure to press and compact the broccoli so that your crust is not loose. Your final circle should be about 8 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until crust becomes golden around the edges and surface is dry.

  7. Remove crust from oven and top with your pizza toppings. I spread a layer of tomato sauce, then sprinkled on mozzarella cheese, and added some precooked sausage over the cheese. Place pizza back into the preheated oven and bake an additional 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and toppings are warmed up.

Notes:

Nutrition estimates do not include toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Crust Pizza
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.8g17%
Saturated Fat 4.7g29%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.3g
Cholesterol 200.2mg67%
Sodium 414.5mg18%
Carbohydrates 22.4g7%
Fiber 8.3g35%
Sugar 5.7g6%
Protein 21.3g43%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 372.9mg452%
Calcium 390mg39%
Iron 3.6mg20%
Net Carbs 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

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