Main Dish | May 28, 2020

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Do you love pizza but hate the carbs? For years I told myself I didn’t like pizza just to avoid eating that high-fat, high-calorie, high-carb, oh-so-divine dish. I have a solution.  If you want a little healthier approach try out this delicious cauliflower pizza crust recipe! A great alternative that will nix the carbs!  Perfect for a keto or gluten free diet!

Cauliflower pizza atop parchment paper, set next to a cheese grater and fresh tomatoes.

What Is Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

Rather than making a pizza crust with flour, water, and yeast – we are making this crust with riced cauliflower and cheese and egg as a binder.  We are eliminated the gluten and the carbs in the pizza crust.

Cauliflower pizza crust recipe on a wooden pizza board. The pizza is topped with marinara, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and goat cheese.

What Do I Need To Make This Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Ingredients of cauliflower pizza crust on a wooden cutting board - cauliflower, mozzarella, parmesan, egg, salt, and Italian seasoning.

How Do You Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust From Scratch?

  1. Begin by cutting your cauliflower into florets.
  2. Transfer to a blender.
  3. Pulse until cauliflower resembles rice.
  4. Transfer to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 4 minutes. Let cool.
    How to make cauliflower crust:Begin by cutting your cauliflower into florets. Transfer to a blender. Pulse until cauliflower resembles rice. Transfer to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 4 minutes.
  5. Pour cooked cauliflower rice into a clean tea towel.
  6. Ring out as much water as you can.
  7. Add cauliflower, cheese, egg, and seasoning to a mixing bowl.
  8. Mix until well combined with a wooden spoon.
    How to make cauliflower pizza crust: Pour cooked cauliflower rice into a clean tea towel. Ring out as much water as you can. Add cauliflower, cheese, egg, and seasoning to a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined with a wooden spoon.
  9. Cover a pizza pan with parchment paper, add cauliflower mixture on top.
  10. Press into desired shape, flattening to about 1/4 inch thick.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  12. Top as desired and return to oven for 3-5 minutes until toppings are melty.
    Cover a pizza pan with parchment paper, add cauliflower mixture on top. Press into desired shape, flattening to about 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden. Top as desired and return to oven for 3-5 minutes until toppings are melty.

Pizza Topping Ideas

Classic

For these pics, I’ve done a classic pepperoni pizza with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, and goat cheese.  Some other ideas are:

Proscuitto & Arugula

  1. Top your pizza with Alfredo sauce
  2. Add cooker bacon and onion
  3. Bake until bubbly
  4. Add fresh arugula on top with fresh parmesan.

Greek Pesto

  1. Spread pizza crust with pesto.
  2. Top with mozzarella, red onion, feta cheese, tomatoes, and pine nuts.
  3. Bake until bubbly.

Roasted Veggie & Ricotta

  1. Spread pizza crust with ricotta
  2. Add desired roasted veggies (bell pepper, onion, broccoli, etc.)
  3. Add tomatoes, crushed garlic, red pepper flakes, fresh mozzarella, and freshly-cracked black pepper.
  4. Bake until bubbly.

How to top a pizza - 4 squares with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, and goat cheese.

Is Cauliflower Pizza Crust Good For You?

Per serving, cauliflower crust is lower in everything-calories, carbs, protein, fat, fiber and sodium-with the biggest difference being calories, carbs and protein.

Cauliflower pizza crust cut into slices atop a wooden pizza board.

Is Cauliflower Pizza Good For Special Diets?

Cauliflower pizza crust is a great way to eliminate gluten from pizza.  It is always a great way to reduce the amount of carbohydrates in pizza. Cauliflower pizza crust is great for:

  • gluten free diets
  • keto diets
  • low carb diets

Cauliflower Pizza crust cut into slices on a wooden cutting board.

Pizza Tool Recommendations

My favorite pizza pan is by Fiesta.  I love their quality!

I also love this pizza slicer

With pizza on my mind, don’t forget to check out our no-rise pizza crust, and grilled pizza.

Cauliflower pizza crust recipe on a piece of parchment paper, atop of a wooden pizza board. Pizza is garnished with marinara, goat cheese, and pepperoni. There are tomatoes to the side of the pizza along with fresh basil.

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Cauliflower pizza crust recipe on a piece of parchment paper, atop of a wooden pizza board. Pizza is garnished with marinara, goat cheese, and pepperoni. There are tomatoes to the side of the pizza along with fresh basil.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

A low carb and delicious cauliflower crust pizza, it's healthy, easy and perfect for those looking for a lighter pizza option.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cauliflower Crust Pizza, cauliflower pizza crust, Low Carb Pizza
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Begin by cutting your cauliflower into florets.
  2. Transfer to a blender.
  3. Pulse until cauliflower resembles rice.
  4. Transfer to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 4 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Pour cooked cauliflower rice into a clean tea towel.
  6. Ring out as much water as you can.
  7. Add cauliflower, cheese, egg, and seasoning to a mixing bowl.
  8. Mix until well combined with a wooden spoon.
  9. Cover a pizza pan with parchment paper, add cauliflower mixture on top.
  10. Press into desired shape, flattening to about 1/4 inch thick.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  12. Top as desired and return to oven for 3-5 minutes until toppings are melty.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 863mg38%
Potassium 668mg19%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 101.2mg123%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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