Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Crust Pizza: this gluten free recipe creates a yummy cauliflower pizza crust that doesn't use cheese! If you haven't tried cauliflower pizza yet, give this recipe a go! | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Thank goodness for Pinterest. Am I right? Before Pinterest, I would have never of thought to use Cauliflower for a pizza crust. Actually, if I’m going to be honest here I would not have tried many of the recipes that have become our family favourites, or even created my own out of inspiration from what I have seen. Cauliflower Pizza Crust is a tricky thing, at least if you’re expecting pizza crust like ability. I have probably tried 3-4 different recipes, but they all resulted in a crumbly mess that would just stick to the pan. Then I found a simple Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe from Greatist.com, added a few flavourings and came up with the following:

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of one large cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tsps garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp parsely/basil/italian seasoning (whatever you have on hand)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Break off your cauliflower in pieces and place in a blender/food processor. (I have Ninja blender and it works awesome for this.) Pulse until you have what appears as cauliflower “rice”, if it turnscreamy – you have gone too far.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl and stir in yogurt, egg and the rest of the ingredients. Mix throughly. *I use sea salt because it is the least processed salt, but regular table salt will work fine as well.
  4. Spread the cauliflower mixture on a greased baking sheet, about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick. Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until it’s nice and firm. *I used a pizza stone, and because pizza stones absorb as much moisture as possible it really helps the crust from falling apart. That being said, I have made this recipe on a cookie sheet and it was fine.
  5. Top with pizza sauce and desired toppings and bake another five minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza: this gluten free recipe creates a yummy cauliflower pizza crust that doesn't use cheese! If you haven't tried cauliflower pizza yet, give this recipe a go! | The Bewitchin' KitchenCauliflower Crust Pizza: this gluten free recipe creates a yummy cauliflower pizza crust that doesn't use cheese! If you haven't tried cauliflower pizza yet, give this recipe a go! | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

This time I topped it with pizza sauce, spinach, chicken and small amount of cheese. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can go in whichever direction you would like. I have made it with BBQ sauce, chicken, mozza and onions before – it was delicious.

Another idea would be to add red pepper flakes to the crust and do a thai chicken style pizza. The possibilities are endless.

Looking for another fun cauliflower recipe? Try this Roasted Cauliflower Dip.

Update: February 13, 2015. I made a few variations with temperature and toppings and came up with this BBQ Chicken Cauliflower Pizza:

BBQ Chicken Cauliflower Pizza - This is the BEST recipe for cauliflower pizza crust. I love low calorie dinner recipes (plus a bonus recipe for paleo bbq sauce). Low carb, low calorie and gluten free | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

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43 comments on “Cauliflower Pizza Crust”

  1. Pingback: Roasted Cauliflower Dip - The Bewitchin' Kitchen

  2. Okay that’s pretty cool. I’ve found two interesting cauliflower recipes on your site today. I’m always trying to look for healthier cooking options. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Pingback: Chicken Fajitas Served With Cauliflower Tortillas - The Bewitchin' Kitchen

  4. Yummy sound awesome , looks delish , thanks for sharing the recipe i wanna try it out 🙂

  5. Yum! Cauliflower pizza crust is something I make quite often as I follow a keto diet. I haven’t made it with greek yogurt though, I will have to give it a try!

  6. Hi! I want to make this on Friday but I have a question…I am a bit confused as to when you “squeeze the excess water out of cauliflower with a paper towel”. Do you do this when it is still whole or after you have turned it into “rice”?

  7. Cauliflower is my new go-to vegetable. Definitely making this – pinned to 2 of my Pinterest boards! 🙂

  8. Are you supposed to steam the cauliflower before or after ricing it? Or do you leave it raw and mix it with the other ingredients?

    • I do it raw. It “steams” in the oven. You may have to play with baking times. There are days where I can follow the recipe and other days where I need to leave it in another ten minutes. It depends on wet the cauliflower is.

    • Ok thank you!

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