Cooktop Cove: How to make low-carb bacon cheeseburger pizza
By Lindsay Mattison
Cauliflower crust is the unsung hero of low-carb diets. There's almost nothing you can't do with the stuff. It makes delicious sandwiches and even better pizzas, so why not combine your love of the two with the recipe below and make a bacon cheeseburger pizza? This is the perfect way to curb cravings while sticking to a low-carb plan.
Combining a favorite marinara sauce with mustard as the base of this pizza will make this cheesy treat taste exactly like a cheeseburger. Top it off with pickle slices and crispy bacon for a satisfying crunch with every bite. You can use the dough recipe to make any type of pizza you like, but we think this recipe is perfect as is.
Low-carb bacon cheeseburger pizza
6 slices
15 minutes
30 minutes
45 minutes
1 medium head cauliflower, stalk removed, broken into florets
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup marinara sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 cup cheddar cheese
2 slices American cheese, torn into 4 pieces
1 cup cooked ground beef
4 slices bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
Bread and butter pickle slices
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until it resembles rice.
Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Place the riced cauliflower in a fine mesh strainer and place it above the boiling water. Steam for 5 minutes, until tender.
Place the riced cauliflower in a clean dishtowel and squeeze out all the excess moisture. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, eggs and garlic powder. Mix well.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread it into a circle to resemble pizza crust. Bake for 20 minutes.
Top the crust with the marinara sauce, yellow mustard, cheddar cheese and American cheese.
Evenly distribute the ground beef and bacon on top of the cheese and bake for 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
Top with thinly sliced onions, tomatoes and dill pickles.
Slice into 6 pieces and serve.
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