1/4cup pizza saucehomemade or good quality store-bought
4ouncespart-skim mozzarellasliced, shredded, or roughly torn into small pieces
Pizza toppings of choiceI kept it classic with sautéed cherry tomatoes
Thinly sliced fresh basiloptional but delicious
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat (do not skip lining it!).
Rice the broccoli: Place half of the broccoli florets in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse in 5-second bursts until the broccoli is in fine crumbs. Transfer to a large, microwave-safe bowl. Repeat with the remaining broccoli. You should have about 2 1/2 to 3 cups broccoli rice total.
Cover the broccoli and microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it is steamed. Let cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to a large, clean kitchen towel. Once cool enough to handle, wrap the towel around the broccoli and squeeze out as much liquid as you possibly can, adding a second towel if needed.
Add the broccoli to a large mixing bowl (this can be the same bowl you used to microwave the broccoli; just rinse and wipe it dry first). Add the eggs, Parmesan, nutritional yeast, shredded mozzarella, Italian seasoning, and salt. Stir until well combined. Transfer the mixture to the center of the prepared baking sheet and shape into a 1/2-inch-thick pizza (it will be about 9 inches in diameter.) It will feel very wet and sticky. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crust is set on top and beginning to very lightly brown at the edges.
Remove from the oven and add the toppings: pizza sauce, additional mozzarella, and any desired toppings. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is hot and melted. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Just before serving, sprinkle with fresh basil. Slice and enjoy!
This pizza tastes best the day it is made, but it can be reheated in a 400 degree F oven. It will be softer when reheated versus freshly baked but is still tasty.
I have not tried freezing the crust yet, but I would suggest doing so once the crust is fully baked and cooled. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat in the oven until warmed through. Once warm, add the toppings, and return to the oven. Bake until hot and any cheese you've added is melted and bubbly.