Keto Thick Broccoli Pizza Crust

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  • prep time

    prep time

    12 h 11 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    1 h 10 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    13 h 21 min

Keto Thick Broccoli Pizza Crust

Depending on where you’re from, thin-crust pizza just might not be cutting it for you. How can you enjoy a thick-crust pizza without overloading on carbs from doughs made with almond flour? Your greens are going to save you. This thick pizza crust is made almost entirely from broccoli. Prep the broccoli pizza crust the day before you want to bake it - most of the preparation time comes from freezing the crust! The broccoli crust tastes great topped with marinara sauce, sliced veggies, or diced meats. Don’t forget to add a layer of melted cheese to your pizza when baking!

Jessica L.

You’ll Notice This Preparation Is Different From Most Pizzas

In order to make this pizza crust, you can’t follow the typical way of making pizza dough. In fact, this isn’t a dough at all and more like a pizza ‘batter’. The broccoli has to be blended into teeny, tiny little pieces that turn into a smoother mixture. This way, your baked crust is even, consistent, and won’t break off into pieces once it’s out of the oven. If you don’t like rolling out pizza dough, use this recipe to save you some grief in the kitchen!

Pizza Topping Ideas

What tastes good on top of a pizza crust made almost exclusively from broccoli? Try a combination of marinara sauce, diced chicken breast, and a layer of cheddar and colby cheese. Do you like BBQ pizzas? Swirl in a teaspoon of barbecue sauce to your red sauce to bump up the flavors. If you don’t want the carbs of a tomato sauce, switch out the red for an alfredo white sauce (just use the Carb Manager Alfredo Sauce recipe). Keep it all green by opting for a scratch-made basil pesto sauce instead of red or white. If you’re vegetarian, sliced mushrooms, peppers, or sauteed spinach would make delicious toppings on a broccoli crust pizza.

  • Net Carbs

    3.5 g

  • Fiber

    1.9 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.4 g

  • Protein

    8.6 g

  • Fats

    5.1 g

99 cals

Keto Thick Broccoli Pizza Crust

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  • Broccoli, Raw

    Broccoli, Raw

    20 ounce

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Italian Seasoning

    Italian Seasoning

    ½ teaspoon

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    2 large

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Cheese

    1 cup, shredded

Recipe Steps

steps 5

13 h 21 min

  • Step 1

    Make the raw crust the day before you want to make pizza. Cut a broccoli head up into florets and place in the base of a large pot. Fill the pot with water until the broccoli is covered and bring the water to a boil. Boil the broccoli for about 5 minutes, or until tender enough to pierce with a fork. You want the broccoli to still be a little too firm to enjoy for eating, but tender enough that it breaks apart easily in a food processor in the next step.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Drain the water from the broccoli and pat the broccoli florets dry. Transfer the florets to a food processor and pulse until you have an almost-creamy consistency (the broccoli will blend quickly). Blend in the remaining ingredients to make the batter for your crust.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Line a 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper on the bottom. You may want a little extra paper sticking up to help you out later. Pour the broccoli mixture into the pan and spread out evenly with the back of a spoon. Use the spoon to form a 1-inch thick crust around the edge. Set the pan in your freezer to freeze completely overnight, or at least 12 hours.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    The next day, preheat an oven to 325 degrees. Remove the frozen crust from the springform pan, but leave the crust on the parchment paper. Use the ends of the paper to pull the crust up from the springform base. Place the parchment and broccoli pizza crust on a new sheet tray. Bake the crust for 60 minutes straight.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    After 60 minutes, the crust will be cooked all the way through. From there, you can add on all your favorite Keto pizza toppings and bake until done.
    Step 5

Comments 11

  • Mammielyn

    Mammielyn 4 years ago

    Hi, do I have to use parmesan or will a different cheese work?

    • Foxy

      Foxy 4 years ago

      Absolutely fabulous. I divided up into separate portions of 66gm each. Kind of like patties. So I Can just the base, or add toppings if I wish.

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous 4 years ago

        Is the serving size in grams anywhere?

        • recipewriter

          recipewriter 4 years ago

          Yes. All weight and nutritional info are always listed at the bottom of each recipe below the comments. Each serving in this recipe is 65g.

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous 4 years ago

        Please help to clear up MY confusion. This receipe creates 8 slices, then it states a serving size is 3 slices. Is the serving size actually almost half of the pizza? Also, I do not know why this is posting as Anonymous, I am logged in.

        • recipewriter

          recipewriter 4 years ago

          No, the serving size is stated as 1 slice.

      • Jess

        Jess 4 years ago

        Has anyone tried this recipe?

        • Ritu

          Ritu 4 years ago

          Haven’t yet but going to try tomorrow to bake and eat on Friday. I’ll report findings then!

      • Bridget

        Bridget 4 years ago

        You didn't include the egg in your instructions or I'm just blind.

        • recipewriter

          recipewriter 4 years ago

          Step 2 asks you to use all remaining ingredients.

        • erikasikes

          erikasikes 4 years ago

          Step number 2....though it doesn’t specifically mention egg :)