Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust replaces ordinary crust with cauliflower, mixed with cheese and a few other ingredients to make a largely carb/gluten-free base.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Using cauliflower to make pizza crust is nothing new, but me trying it is. I have had just had no desire to try it because to me it sounded bland, mealy and overall uninteresting.

At first, I really thought it was going to be a fad that would fizzle out quickly.

But, it hasn’t.

Eventually, and mainly because my brother jumped on the bandwagon and wouldn’t stop raving about it, my curiosity got the best of me.

Generally speaking, my brother is not going to eat something more than once unless it has at least some form of interesting taste to it.

How Does Cauliflower Become Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

The main binder used in the making of a cauliflower crust is typically a combination of cheese and eggs. Now, the type of cheeses used varies. From what I’ve discovered if hard cheeses are used, more eggs will be required, and vice versa. 

This photo is after the first bake (of just the crust) and before the second bake. What I love about this is the crispy, cheesy edges. 

Cauliflower Pizza 3

I’m still playing with this, so I definitely don’t have a solid, final recipe down that wows me but I’m working on it. I want a really good, solid cauliflower pizza crust that I can definitively say is “it”. 

However, this is a really good starting point recipe, and it really is so good it needed to be shared.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I will be updating with better photos and I plan on a few different versions to come.

If any of you have any tips or tricks to make this better, please be in touch!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza

Yield: 1 pizza
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


For the Crust:

  • 1 head cauliflower, washed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella, shedded
  • 2 eggs, slightly whisked
  • S&P
  • 1/4 cup flour

For the Pizza:

  • 2 cups Muenster cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pepperoni, sliced
  • Italian sausage, crumbled
  • Onion, chopped
  • Bell Pepper, chopped
  • Olives, sliced
  • Capers
  • Grape tomatoes, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425° and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles rice; microwave until soft, about 4-6 minutes.
  3. Wrap cauliflower in cheesecloth and let sit for about 30 minutes, then squeeze until no more water can be squeezed out.
  4. Combine cauliflower with eggs, cheeses, almond flour, seasonings and S&P. Spread mixture on a cookie sheet until spread evenly. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly brown.
  5. Remove from oven and top with pizza sauce and remaining ingredients, and bake for 15 minutes, until cheese has melted and crust has browned fully.

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Amelia Miller

    A very delicious pizza, with many things on it that we like!

  2. I’ll tag along for the ride! This looks amazing and I can’t wait to see what else you do with a cauliflower crust.

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