Low Carb Protein Pizza

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Looking for a tasty recipe for a high protein, low carb pizza that is less than 350 calories per serving and it packs a whopping 42g protein per half pizza? Did you even know such a thing could exist!?

Looking for a tasty recipe for a high protein, low carb pizza that is less than 350 calories per serving and it packs a whopping 42g protein per half pizza? Did you even know such a thing could exist!?

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Pizza is one of those epic foods that has the power to blow many a healthy diet as some popular takeaway pizzas are loaded with more than 2500 calories. Now we're all for flexible dieting, moderation and balanced eating but even we would struggle to fit that into a meal plan! That's why we've crafted a high protein pizza recipe that is packed full of flavour, loaded with mozzarella and cheddar but it's got such amazing macros (protein, carbohydrates and fat) that you can easily include it as part of a healthy diet.

With this low-carb pizza recipe, the magic happens in the base. It's a cauliflower and pea protein mix. While that may not sound 'normal' or that appetising, you have to trust us, it tastes amazing and you wouldn't have any idea what it's actually made of.

There are some recipes for low carbohydrate cauliflower crust recipes elsewhere on the internet but they're rather low in protein as they don't use pea protein which is our secret protein-boosting ingredient (this is the kind we use). It's important to note that you MUST use pea protein for this recipe. The kind you have in your cupboard is probably whey protein, even unflavoured whey makes the recipe very dry and cardboard-like. Pea protein has a much better texture when it's cooked and it doesn't taste of anything either.

Once you try this healthy pizza recipe and let us know how you find it in the comments section at the bottom of this page. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Pizza

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Protein 42g84%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins
 500 g cauliflower
 1 egg
 30 g low fat cheddar
 2 tbsp tomato puree
 Handful of fresh chopped basil
 50 g pea protein powder
 2 tsp mixed Italian herbs
 2 slices of good quality ham
 50 g light mozzarella
1

Blitz the cauliflower in food processor until it resembles cous cous.

2

Tip it into a large bowl, cover it and microwave for 7 minutes

3

Empty the cooked cauliflower onto a tea towel, let it cool for a few minutes then bundle it up in the tea towel and squeeze the water from it.

4

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower, pea protein, eggs, herbs and cheddar. Mix everything with your hands so you have a ball of 'dough'.

5

Spray a baking tray with non-stick cooking spray mound the cauliflower dough onto the tray then flatten it out to make a pizza base shape, try and make it as thin as you can.

6

Bake for 15 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius until the edges start to brown.

7

Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before adding the tomato puree, ham, mozzarella and basil.

8

Place it back into the oven for 10 minutes before serving.

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Ingredients

 500 g cauliflower
 1 egg
 30 g low fat cheddar
 2 tbsp tomato puree
 Handful of fresh chopped basil
 50 g pea protein powder
 2 tsp mixed Italian herbs
 2 slices of good quality ham
 50 g light mozzarella

Directions

1

Blitz the cauliflower in food processor until it resembles cous cous.

2

Tip it into a large bowl, cover it and microwave for 7 minutes

3

Empty the cooked cauliflower onto a tea towel, let it cool for a few minutes then bundle it up in the tea towel and squeeze the water from it.

4

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower, pea protein, eggs, herbs and cheddar. Mix everything with your hands so you have a ball of 'dough'.

5

Spray a baking tray with non-stick cooking spray mound the cauliflower dough onto the tray then flatten it out to make a pizza base shape, try and make it as thin as you can.

6

Bake for 15 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius until the edges start to brown.

7

Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before adding the tomato puree, ham, mozzarella and basil.

8

Place it back into the oven for 10 minutes before serving.

Low Carb Protein Pizza