About two months ago, I joined MacroEd and began eating a macro-style diet.  While not for everyone, eating to my macro nutrients (fats, carbs, and proteins) and not just to calories has helped me lose 13 pounds in 8 weeks.  It has been eye opening the foods that have carbs in them that you normally do not think about.  One of my favorite foods is pizza… and I knew I had to find a lower-carb alternative quickly.

Low Carb Taco Pizza with Cauliflower Crust | Mini Van Dreams

Enter cauliflower.  Yes cauliflower.  (Don’t stop reading… you can make this recipe with your favorite homemade or store bought crust!)  Throwing together a cauliflower crust is easy-peasy and really doesn’t take that much longer then using a store dough mix.  Is it the same as having “real” pizza crust… no.  I won’t lie to you.  But, it is close enough that I can eat pizza and enjoy it while eating within my macros.

Low Carb Taco Pizza with Cauliflower Crust | Mini Van Dreams

Low Carb Taco Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins

Ingredients

  • 12 oz package frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound 70/30 ground beef
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to matoes diced
  • 8 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Microwave riced cauliflower per package directions.
  • Dump into colander and squeeze water out of crumbles with paper towels.
  • Stir in egg, 1/3 cup mozzarella, 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to crumbles until soft dough forms.
  • Prepare baking sheet with spray oil.
  • Press dough into a circle.
  • Bake crust for 25 minutes or until crust is crisp and edges are browned. Remove from oven.
  • Meanwhile, brown ground beef, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic until done.
  • Stir in taco seasoning and water per package directions.
  • When crust is done, pour 1 cup of taco sauce on crust and spread to edges.
  • Top with ground beef mixture and cheeses.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven, cut into 8 triangles.
  • Top with lettuce and diced tomatoes.
  • Serve each slice with 1 Tablespoon sour cream.

Notes

Not into the cauliflower crust? Swap out your favorite crust mix or premade crust!

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 36.5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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