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Broccoli Rice Pizza Crust

Julie Hubert

"A flavorful and nutritious alternative to typical pizza crust, with lots of classic Italian flavor. After the crust has baked, add your desired pizza toppings and continue baking for another 7 minutes to melt cheese and heat toppings. Serve immediately."
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1 h 3 m servings 123 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 12-inch crust)

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place 1/2 of the broccoli in a food processor and pulse until texture resembles rice, about 20 times. Repeat with the remaining 1/2 of the broccoli.
  3. Fill a large shallow saucepan with salt and 1/2 inch water over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add the broccoli rice. Cover and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool for 10 minutes. Transfer broccoli rice to the center of a dish towel. Wrap up the towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  4. Place Parmesan cheese, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the broccoli rice and mix until dough is well incorporated and sticks together when rolled into a ball.
  5. Place dough in the center of the prepared baking sheet; press into a 12-inch circle about 1/3-inch thick. Drizzle crust with olive oil and season with sea salt.
  6. Bake on the top rack of the preheated oven until edges are crisp and lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Make sure to wring out the broccoli as thoroughly as possible. The dryer the broccoli rice the better the flavor and texture of the pizza crust will be.
  • Once you have shaped the crust, it can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 123 calories; 6.5 g fat; 9.4 g carbohydrates; 8.4 g protein; 55 mg cholesterol; 743 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I had my doubts about this and boy was I wrong! I had plans of actually making a pizza, toppings and all. But I decided to taste the crust first and after that one taste my plans went out the do...

If you love the flavor of roasted broccoli as I do then this is a must! Excellent and 5 stars all the way. I didn't get as much as the water squeezed out of the broccoli as I needed to and had t...