I put together a little ‘How To’ recipe on How To Make A Cauliflower Pizza Crust. This is a simple Gluten Free pizza crust that is sure to amaze any skeptics! Plus it’s Low in Calories and Low Carb, I love it when food that tastes so good is guilt free!
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If you remember my last post on the Margherita Pizza with Cauliflower Crust, I told you I would put together a new post with simple instructions on how to make this Cauliflower Pizza Crust… well here it is!
First Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
Take one head of cauliflower, wash and chop up the florets.
Then place chopped cauliflower in a food processor, pulse for around 30 seconds until cauliflower looks like snow.
The food processor I use and recommend is a Cuisinart Classic 7-Cup Food Processor. It’s the perfect size for this recipe since you can fit a whole head of cauliflower in here.
Place cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 2-3 minutes.
Let it cool before the next step.
Place cooked cauliflower in a Cheesecloth and squeeze out as much water as you can. If you don’t have a cheesecloth you can also use a clean dish towel. I’ve even used lots of paper towels when I’m in a pinch and don’t have a cheesecloth. I just placed the cauliflower over a bed of paper towels and then added more paper towels on top while it’s sitting on the counter. Then I press out as much water into the paper towels that I can. It’s not ideal, but it works!
Then add cauliflower to a medium size bowl. Add mozzarella, parmesan, oregano, basil, garlic salt, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. Stir together.
Add the egg and stir until blended together.
Form dough into a ball with your hands and place on a piece of parchment paper over a pizza pan.
Spread the dough out to the edges of the pan.
Bake 10-15 minutes until crust is golden brown.
Then spread your favorite pizza sauce or my yummy marinara sauce over the crust. Add toppings of your choice and bake 5-7 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! It’s super helpful to me and other readers!
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How to make a Cauliflower Pizza Crust
I put together a little ‘How To’ recipe on How To Make A Cauliflower Pizza Crust. This is a simple Gluten Free pizza crust that is sure to amaze any skeptics! Plus it’s Low in Calories and Low Carb,
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Gluten free, Vegetarian
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp back pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1 whole egg
- 1 cheese cloth
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
- Take one head of cauliflower, wash and chop up the florets.
- Place chopped cauliflower in a food processor, pulse for around 30 seconds until cauliflower looks like snow.
- Place cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 2-3 minutes covered.
- Let it cool before the next step.
- Place cooked cauliflower in a cheese cloth and squeeze out as much water as you can.
- Add cauliflower to a medium size bowl.
- Add mozzarella, parmesan, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, basil, oregano, and garlic salt.
- Stir together.
- Add egg and stir until blended together.
- Form cauliflower dough into a ball with your hands and place on parchment paper over a pizza pan.
- Spread the dough out to the edges of the pan.
- Bake 10-15 minutes until crust is golden brown.
- Then spread your favorite pizza sauce over crust.
- Add toppings of your choice and bake 5-10 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
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This makes a great pizza! I have to say we only tried it because my husband can’t eat regular pizza anymore, and we needed a diabetic-friendly recipe. After trying this, we don’t miss regular crust! It’s quite a bit more work but the delicious results are worth it. 🙂
One hack we found useful was using our Breville Juice Fountain juicer instead of a food processor to create the “snow.” It extracted quite a lot of juice, although we still had to squeeze the cooked cauliflower “dough” to get a dry result. But if you have a juice extractor, it works quite well to create the snow (and thr juice mixes up pretty well with some beet, carrot and ginger!)
Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
So glad you liked it Janet! Thanks for sharing your tip on using the juicer for it! Yes it is a bit more work than regular pizza, I call it a labor of love. 🙂
Hi, did you use grated parmesan cheese from a shaker or fresh shredded parmesan cheese? Thanks 🙂
Hey Lisa, I used the grated kind from a shaker:)
Loved the idea of cauliflower crust. Followed recipe to a tee but my crust stuck to the parchment paper and there was no rescuing the pizza 🙁
Oh no, sorry to hear Dina! I’ve made this dozens of times and have never had it stick to the parchment paper. Parchment paper is made to be non-stick.
Mine also stuck had to thro the whole thing away! Couldn’t peal paper off
What type did you use? I’ve never had this stick to parchment paper.
What happens if I don’t have a microwave? Is there anything I can do to replace the use of it?
You could add the cauliflower to a steam basket and place it in a sauce pan with a little bit of water at the bottom. Steam it for 5-7 minutes on high heat until cauliflower is soft.
You are welcome:)
OMG! This is FANTASTIC, Sara! I loved it! Just made it tonight & turned out Great! It did not stick to my parchment paper either…. I don’t feel guilty eating bread – Who would’ve thought cauliflower instead of original crust. I have to watch my carbs!! And it’s well worth the trouble!!! Thankyou, thank you once again!
Awesome Alma, so glad you liked it! Yes, this is totally a guilt free meal!! 🙂
I love t his recipe and have made it a few times now. My question is if you have ever made this ahead of time? Do you think it would keep for a day or two in the refrigeratory?
Hey Debora, Awesome so glad you like it! I have not made this ahead of time, so unfortunately I can’t answer that. I may test this in the future, but if you end up testing it out first please let me know how it holds up!
We want to make this for dinner! Do you think you could use pre-riced cauliflower? We lost our food processor on our recent move and haven’t replaced it yet.
Hey Brittany, I had no idea there was pre-riced cauliflower! I’m going to have to check this out:) I would like to think it would work the same way, you’ll have to let me know how it turns out!
Tried this recipe last night. Although a lot of work, it came out good.
Glad you liked it Connie! Yes it’s a labor of love for sure:)
I use a table-top apple press to get all the water out, it comes with a “nut-milk” type bag so none of the cauliflower is lost. So fast and easy this way, I used to avoid making these types of cauliflower dishes because squeezing the water out was such a messy bother. Now it takes 10 seconds, and I just rinse the bag.
Thanks for the great tip Cheri!
I’m on a diet that doesn’t allow for cheese. Have you ever made this without the cheese in it? If so, how did you compensate – or what would you suggest?
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Hi Paula, You could try using a vegan cheese, however I’m not sure if the results would be the same. If you do try this as a substitute please let us know how it is!
Wondering if this crust comes out crispy enough to pick up like a piece of “real” pizza
I’m interested in this as well…
Hi Megan, You can pick the pieces up like a regular pizza slice. It won’t be the same as a crispy doughy crust, but it’s still delicious and much lower in carbs!
I made this today and it came out great! Thanks for sharing!!
So great to hear Erika! 🙂
If you don’t have cheesecloth can you use kitchen towel?
Hey Lori, Yes that would work too!
Approximately how many cups of riced cauliflower did you base the other ingredient measurements to? I think my head has made 2-3 times the amount yours did looking at the video.
Hey Samantha, I’ve made this several times and each time I think my head of cauliflower is a different size. I used the same measurements and it always comes out the same. 🙂
Hey Sara! I’ve been looking everywhere for a good cauliflower pizza crust recipe and this one looks so easy! I can’t wait to try it! Was it hard to wring all the moisture out after cooking the cauliflower? That’s the only thing I’m a little nervous about.
Hi Caitlin, I found it very easy to wring all the moisture out of the cauliflower. When you try this recipe be sure to let me know what you think!
Love this recipe and use it as my base for garlic “breadsticks” or pizza crust. Wringing out the water is KEY! Also, for those that had the crust stick to the parchment, i wonder if your pizza stone or pan was preheated, I think that helps a lot!
Thanks for the feedback Stephanie, so glad you liked it!