How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

By Rena |

Have you ever learned how to make Cauliflower Pizza Crust? It’s a super easy, healthy option to make deliciously flavorful pizza with crispy edges! Plus we love that it is naturally grain-free, gluten-free, low carb, and keto-friendly.

How to make cauliflower pizza crust

If you have ever considered learning how to make Cauliflower Pizza Crust, now is the time! It’s very simple to make and super tasty with classic pizza toppings. Cauliflower is naturally gluten-free and low carb, which makes this an easy recipe to make for healthy eating. Plus it is high in antioxidants, B vitamins, and fiber.

Try topping your cauliflower crust with our Homemade Pesto Sauce or serving it alongside our Zucchini Pizza Bites.

Why this recipe is so good

  • Healthy: This recipe is full of vitamins and antioxidants, plus it is gluten-free and keto-friendly. 
  • Simple and easy: It uses simple ingredients and the steps are very easy, even for beginner chefs. 
  • Delicious: Crispy edges and classic Italian flavors make this crust so tasty! 
  • Freezer options: You can make an extra crust and freeze it ahead for the next time you have a pizza craving.

Ingredients you will need

Cauliflower

Egg

Italian seasoning

Salt and ground black pepper

Mozzarella cheese

Ingredients for cauliflower pizza crust

How to make cauliflower pizza crust

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prep the cauliflower. Cut the cauliflower into florets, then break into even-sized pieces. Add the florets into a food processor fitted with an “S” blade and process until rice or couscous-like texture is created.
  • Bake. Lay out the “rice” evenly onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until tender and golden, about 15 minutes.
  • Squeeze excess liquid. Once done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the “rice” to a clean, thin dishtowel. Let the rice cool down for 10 minutes before squeezing so you don’t burn your hands. Twist the towel to squeeze out any excess water.
  • Mix with other ingredients. Place the squeezed cauliflower rice, cheese, and egg into a large mixing bowl. Add Italian seasoning, black pepper, and salt. Using clean hands, mix until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Shape crust. Preheat the oven again to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a new sheet of parchment paper. Coat with some cooking spray. Transfer the cauliflower mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and gently pat into 1/3inch thick circle.
  • Bake. Place the sheet back into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through to ensure even browning. Once the crust is nicely golden brown, remove from the oven; top with your favorite toppings and bake for 5-6 minutes more, until cheese is melted, then serve warm.

FAQ’s and tips

  • Cauliflower: Choose firm, pale cauliflower. If there are soft spots, it is on its way to spoiling.
  • Mozzarella cheese: I prefer to shred my own cheese because I find that it melts better than pre-shredded or frozen mozzarella.
  • Squeeze as much liquid out as possible. The secret to making cauliflower crust dry with crispy edges it to squeeze out the excess liquid. No soggy crust here!
  • Go light on the sauce and toppings. If you add too much sauce, it will rehydrate the cauliflower and become soggy. If you add excessive toppings, it will weigh the crust down.

Can you make this with frozen cauliflower?

Yes, you can use frozen florets. Just thaw them in the fridge overnight before making the crust. You can also use frozen pre-riced cauliflower to save some timer. Either way, be sure to squeeze out all the extra liquid before shaping the crust.

Can i make this without cheese?

For a vegan or dairy-free option, you can substitute the cheese for an extra egg. The texture will be different, though! But if you can’t use the cheese, this option still forms a flavorful and firm crust that you can pick up with your hand.

Can i freeze cauliflower pizza crust?

Yes! You can make a double batch and freeze one of the crusts for the future. Bake it off, cool completely, then freeze in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. When your next pizza craving hits, bake it at 450 F straight from frozen until it is heated through, about 10 minutes. Then add toppings and bake 5-6 minutes more.

How to make cauliflower pizza crust

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How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

A super easy, healthy option to make deliciously flavorful pizza with crispy edges! Plus it's naturally grain-free, gluten-free, low carb, and keto-friendly.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 1 12 inch pizza
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower about 2.5-3lbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Separate the cauliflower then cut florets from the cauliflower head and brake them into even sized pieces. Add the florets into a food processor fitted with an "S" blade and process until a rice or couscous like texture is created.
  • Lay out the "rice" evenly onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until tender and golden, about 15 minutes.
  • Once done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the "rice" to a clean, thin dishtowel. Let the rice cool down for 10 minutes before squeezing so you don't burn your hands. Twist the towel to squeeze out any excess water.
  • Place the squeezed cauliflower rice, cheese and egg to a large mixing bowl. Add Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt. Using clean hands, mix until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Preheat the oven again to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a new sheet of parchment paper. Coat with some cooking spray. Transfer the cauliflower mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and gently pat into 1/3inch thick circle.
  • Place the sheet back into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through to ensure even browning. Once the crust is nice golden brown, remove from the oven; top with your favorite toppings and bake for 5-6 minutes more, until cheese is melted, then serve warm.

Notes

  • Serving size is one full pizza 
  • Cauliflower: Choose firm, pale cauliflower. If there are soft spots, it is on its way to spoiling.
  • Mozzarella cheese: I prefer to shred my own cheese because I find that it melts better than pre-shredded or frozen mozzarella.
  • Squeeze as much liquid out as possible. The secret to making cauliflower crust dry with crispy edges it to squeeze out the excess liquid. No soggy crust here!
  • Go light on the sauce and toppings. If you add too much sauce, it will rehydrate the cauliflower and become soggy. If you add excessive toppings, it will weigh the crust down.
  • Freezing instructions: Bake and cool thoroughly, then freeze in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. When ready, bake from frozen at 450° until heated through, about 10 minutes. Then add sauce and toppings and bake for another 5-6 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 1831mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Vitamin C: 277mg | Calcium: 466mg | Iron: 4mg
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