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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This keto cauliflower crust has a texture very much like regular pizza crust. It’s crispy with a chewy texture similar to a thin-crust pizza. It’s delicious without all the guilt.

photo of a cauliflower pizza crust pizza topped with pepperoni

Two years ago, I read posts of people raving about cauliflower pizza crust. I had zero interest in trying it back then. But after successfully making several cauliflower recipes, I wanted to give it a try and now I finally understand what all the fuss was about!

What I love best about this crust is that it has a similar texture to regular pizza crust but it’s keto-friendly and healthier. Yes, it tastes like cauliflower but it’s so close to a traditional pizza you hardly notice.

overhead photo of a pizza

It also doesn’t take as long as regular dough because you don’t have to wait for it to rise. You don’t need any yeast! So, it’s more like a thin-crust pizza and not one with a puffy crust.

Since we’ve been trying to eat healthier it’s so great to still have pizza but without the guilt. We both loved how this turned out and plan to make it again.

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower
  • Egg
  • Finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning

You can pretty much top it with any of your favorite pizza toppings. I think it’s good to have a light hand and not overload it with too many because the crust is on the thinner side.

We topped ours with low-fat mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni.

photo collage of the cauliflower crust raw and then baked

Recipe Tips

You will need to break down the cauliflower and the easiest way is with a food processor. You want to chop it until it looks like rice.

Once it’s riced, you can cook it in the microwave and then squeeze all of the liquid out. I just use a kitchen towel to do this. The drier your cauliflower it the better your crust will be.

Then you just mix the cooked cauliflower with the other ingredients.

photo of a cauliflower pizza crust pepperoni pizza

It might seem like a lot of steps but if you consider the time spent making a regular crust, cauliflower crust is a lot faster. I love not having to deal with yeast and kneading. I also love that it’s a keto pizza crust so it’s really low carb.

photo of a sliced pizza

If you like this recipe you should browse all of my other keto recipes. There are a lot of great ones to try!

cauliflower pizza crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Servings: 6 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
This low carb crust made of cauliflower has a texture very much like regular pizza crust. It's delicious without all the guilt.

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower 
  • 1  large egg
  • 1/2 cup  finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
  • cornmeal or almond flour for dusting

pizza toppings

  • turkey pepperoni
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Cut cauliflower into small florets and place into food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower becomes the size of small grains of rice.
  • Pour cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl. Cover with a paper towel and cook for 2-3 minutes until cauliflower is soft.
  • Pour cooked cauliflower into a cheeseclothl. Wring and squeeze towel to remove water from the cauliflower. The dryer the cauliflower is, the better your crust will turn out.
  • Place drained cauliflower into a medium bowl. Add egg, cheese, and herb seasoning. Mix with a large wooden spoon to combine.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Dust the surface of a pizza stone with cornmeal or almond flour. Place pizza dough ball on top, and spread out and flatten to form round, thin crust.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes until crust turns golden. Remove from oven. Add turkey and pepperoni. Place back in oven and cook until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Notes

  • Slightly adapted from IFoodReal
  • Nutrition estimate is for the crust only.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice (without toppings), Calories: 109kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 330mg, Potassium: 311mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 170IU, Vitamin C: 46.2mg, Calcium: 245mg, Iron: 0.7mg, Net Carbs: 3g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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26 comments on “Cauliflower Pizza Crust”

  1. Che grande idea! Non l’avevo ancora vista una ricetta così! Anch’io voglio mangiare sano e leggero, la proverò sicuramente!

  2. I’ll have to try this out sometime, I keep seeing it everywhere but had my doubts…I’m thinking a pesto pizza on top! 

  3. This looks great! i will try this, over the weekend ~

  4. It looks really good 🙂

  5. Looks yummy.  Do you use pizza sauce?  Thanks.

  6. I’ve never had success with cauliflower pizza crust, but yours looks so crispy that I think I need to give it another shot with your recipe!

  7. This SO made my day. I CANNOT wait to try this recipe. I’m making the bf get a food processor this weekend 🙂  I think the hardest part would be ringing out the cooked cauliflower. I wonder if there’s another method besides the towel or cheese cloth?

  8. Hi, this looks deliciousssssss. Just in case i can´t find fresh cauliflower, do you think a 1 pound bag of freezed cauliflower would be fine? or maybe 2? 

  9. Can I do without the corn meal?

  10. I do not use microwave ovens – can I steam the cauliflower and then wring it out?

  11. Can I just bake it on parchment paper eliminating the cornmeal?

    • the cornmeal + pizza stone helps crisp up the crust. you can bake it on parchment paper but your crust will be more soft.

  12. I just wanted to say thanks. This is so very good, and I’ve tried so many that weren’t. I baked it on parchment and it held together well enough to pick up. Also, for those buying pre-riced cauliflower as I did, 1 head is equivalent to 4 cups. I froze them successfully as well and topped one frozen and just put it under the broiler to finish it off and it was superb in just a few minutes. My teenage daughter had a bite of mine and said, “You had me fooled! I thought it was a regular crust!” I will try your cauli hamburger buns next.

    I topped it with pesto, red onion, pepper, spinach, feta and mozza for a veggie pizza. Delish!

    After 5 years, pizza was really the last thing that made it hard to be wheat free so I appreciate the work it took to get it right and share it with others. Cheers!

  13. Thank You.. I am recently been diagnosed and my Dr says that changing my eating will help and keep me strong not to mention that I want to lose weight.. So since pizza is one of my favorite things this gives me hope. Thank You

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