Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I’m sure many of you have seen this cauliflower pizza crust recipe floating around Pinterest or some other great food blogs. I have wanted to make one for awhile now and have finally found a fool proof version that I’m excited to share with you! It turned out so darn delicious that you won’t even think twice about a pizza crust being made out of a vegetable.cauliflowercrust

  • 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower - should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon almond meal
  • Desired amount of sauce, cheese for topping, and other toppings
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a large piece of parchment paper over a cooking pan and oil it with butter or spray it with nonstick cooking oil.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a small head of cauliflower. Cut off the florets.
  3. Pulse in your food processor for about 30 seconds, until you get powdery snow like cauliflower. You should end up with 2½ cups cauliflower "snow".
  4. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Microwave for 4 minutes.
  5. Dump cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool for a bit before attempting the next step.
  6. Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap it up in the dish towel and ring it out. You want to squeeze out as much water as possible.
  7. Dumped ringed out cauliflower into a bowl. Add ¼ cup parmesan cheese, ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon dried basil (crushed), ½ teaspoon dried oregano (crushed), ½ teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt), and 2 tablespoon almond meal.Now add your egg and mix away. Hands tend to work best.
  8. Once mixed together, use your hands to form the dough into a crust on your oiled parchment paper. Pat it down thoroughly, you want it nice and tightly formed together. Don't make it too thick or thin either.
  9. Bake for 8 - 11 minutes, until it starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.
  10. Add however much sauce, cheese, and toppings you want. Slide parchment with topped pizza back in the hot oven and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden.
  11. Allow it to cool for a minute or two. Then using a pizza cutter and a spatula serve up your delicious grain-free cauliflower crust pizza!


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  • Reply Brenda February 7, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I have made cauliflower pizza crust several times.I seriously think I like it more than traditional crust. Maybe it’s because I know it is a carb-free indulgence…..either way this looks delicious!

  • Reply February 7, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Hey Brenda,
    Thank you for your kind words. I completely agree with you that the cauliflower crust tastes just as good, if not better then a traditional bread crust.

  • Reply Sarah February 10, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Any thoughts on a nut free alternate to almond meal? Thanks!!

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