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. Do you cook the cauliflower prior to processing it or adding in the other ingredients?

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  4. Hi Randa, We just finished our pizza. It was delicious! We weren’t able to pick up the slices though. I didn’t drain the cauliflower because I didn’t read that post til after it was in the oven, maybe that was it. Also, do u grease your pizza stone? I did not and the pizza stuck:( Will definitely try again but wanted to hear your thoughts. Thank you. -Sarah

    • Hi Sarah,

      Yes I find that when I don’t squeeze out the water with paper towel, it crumbles. I give it a mini spray with nonstick spray before I toss it in the oven as well:) Some days (it really depends on the weather here where I live) I leave it in for a bit longer too.

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  6. Do you not have to microwave the cauliflower after blending it?

  7. How many cups (riced) is 1/2 head of cauliflower? Ours are all different sizes.

    • I’m not sure, I have never measured. I usually buy a big head of cauliflower and just use half of that. I think if you look at it and see that it can cover your pizza pan, you’re good 🙂

  8. Can you make the “dough” ahead and store it in the fridge for a few days before you bake it into a crust?

  9. Do you not cook/steam the cauliflower 1st? All of the other recipes I have found like this call for
    Cooking and draining the cauliflower first, but this looks a lot easier!

    • I don’t (I’m lazy haha). I made it two nights ago again and I really drained the cauliflower (squeezed it over and over with paper towel). Try to get all the moisture you can out. My house is really humid so I also baked it for another 10 minutes. Turned out perfect.

  10. Sounds delicious, but maybe a bit finicky for me. There’s a local pizza/pasta restaurant near me that makes a gourmet vegetarian pizza with cauliflower as one of the toppings, it’s a little weird, but tasty too.

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