Broccoli Crust Pizza

Yes I know this sounds really strange. You’ve probably heard of the cauliflower crust pizza and that looks more like real pizza, but green pizza? Broccoli crust pizza? HOW could that be good?

Well, it is! And with all the toppings you don’t taste the broccoli as much as all the other flavors.

If you’re looking for something gluten free and low carb, then this is a solution you’ll want to try.

This recipe is adapted from Autumn Calabrese from her fixate cooking show – I’ve listed it the way I made it.


Parchment paper

Nonstick cooking spray or coconut oil

3 cups raw broccoli florets

Hot water

Cheesecloth(or a clean dish towel)

½ cup shredded, part-skim, low-moisture mozzarella cheese(I used some cheddar cheese)

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

½ tsp.  Himalayan salt

1 clove garlic, finely chopped


1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

¼ cup shredded, part-skim, low-moisture mozzarella cheese(I used some cheddar cheese)

¼ cup sliced mushrooms

¼ cup onion

1 lb cooked ground turkey with whatever spices you like

Note: you can put whatever you want on this – peppers, a different meat, etc.

What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 400º F.

2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly coat with spray. Set aside.


1. Place broccoli in food processor (or blender); pulse until fine using two or three 5-second pulses, or until the consistency of bread crumbs.

2. Boil water in steamer or large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place broccoli in steamer basket; cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until just tender. Transfer broccoli to cheesecloth to cool. Squeeze dry.

Note: If you do not have cheesecloth, a clean dish towel to cool and squeeze dry the broccoli “crumbs.”

3. To make crust, combine cooled broccoli,  cheese that have, Parmesan cheese, eggs, salt, garlic, and in a medium mixing bowl; mix well.

4. Transfer broccoli mixture to the center of prepared baking sheet. Shape into an approximately 10- to 12-inch pizza crust by pressing down and out with fingertips. Make sure to create a raised lip around the edges to keep ingredients from sliding off.


5. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until crust is set and is slightly browned around the edges.


1. Brush crust with oil. Top with eggs, cheese, mushrooms, and ground turkey.

2. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and eggs are starting to set. Switch to the broiler setting; broil for 2 minutes or until golden brown and eggs are done.

3. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Be careful when removing pizza from parchment as there may be some sticking. I always work around the crust with a spatula to release from parchment before transferring to a cutting board.

4. Cut into six slices.



Let me know if you try it and what you think. Did you do something different?

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