Dear Crissy

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

I am a total pizza junkie. Pizza is the one food that everyone in my family likes to eat, but I find that as I get older, I don’t feel so great after eating all of that pizza dough, which is why I love this gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust recipe.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe - This delicious gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust recipe is easy to make and so much healthier than regular pizza dough.

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Cauliflower pizza crust recipe

When I started seeing a bunch of cauliflower pizza crust recipe articles popping up online, I knew it was something that I wanted to try. I found a recipe on Eat. Drink. Smile. that looked particularly good to me, and decided to give it a shot last week.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe - You've seen it on Pinterest, now it's time to TRY it for yourself. You'll quickly find out why people are raving about the flavor and health benefits of this gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust!

I have to admit, I thought that going through all of the trouble with the cauliflower might be a pain, but it was actually quite easy, and once you get the hang of it, the process is a lot more smooth. This is a really fantastic cauliflower pizza crust recipe, and one that people always ask me for after they try it.

Just be sure that you have a good food processor to rice your cauliflower! You can pick up a great food processor on Amazon.

My cauliflower pizza crust looks a little burnt around the edges in the photos but it didn’t taste that way it all. Next time I won’t pat out the crust so thin!

My whole family agreed that this cauliflower pizza crust recipe makes an AMAZING pie, and I didn’t feel so sluggish after having a couple pieces like I do after after eating traditional pizza.

If you haven’t tried a cauliflower pizza crust recipe yet, you must. You will be amazed by the fact that it really tastes NOTHING like cauliflower. It just tastes like a yummier dough crust, it’s like veggie-magic!

If you’ve been wanting to try a cauliflower pizza crust recipe, now is the time, and THIS is the recipe! I hope you love it as much as we do!

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe


  • 1 cup riced, then cooked cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp italian seasonings
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (for topping)
  • pizza sauce & additional toppings of your choice


1. To rice the cauliflower, cut florets into chunks and pulse in a food processor until you see rice-like bits. You could also use a cheese grater to produce the tiny pieces. Do not over process, you don’t want mush.

2. Microwave the riced cauliflower in a bowl for 5-8 minutes depending on your microwave. No need to add water. After microwaving, transfer riced cauliflower to a fine mesh strainer and drain completely, gently pressing out excess water. Once drained, transfer riced cauliflower to a clean dish towel and wrap the sides around the cauliflower while gently pressing out excess water. This drying process is important!

3. One large head of cauliflower will yield about 3 cups of riced cauliflower. Use it to make more pizzas immediately, or store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup riced, cooked cauliflower, 1 egg and your parmesan cheese. Next, add Italian seasonings, crushed garlic and salt. Making sure everything is well mixed, place your “dough” on the cookie sheet and pat out a 9″ round. Be sure not to press it too thin as it’s easy to create holes.

5. Bake your dough at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

6. Remove from oven. Add sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your favorite pre-cooked toppings to your pizza. Place pizza under broiler just until cheese is melted, be sure to keep an eye on it!

I hope you enjoy this wonderful cauliflower pizza crust recipe!

Recipe just slightly adapted from Eat. Drink. Smile.

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  1. Jessica — February 12, 2013 @ 8:27 pm (#)

    Looks amazing! I have always wanted to try cauliflower pizza but it seems so difficult. BUT…now I think I will give it a shot! :)


  2. Aly M. — February 13, 2013 @ 1:59 am (#)

    My 2 year old has a new-found love for cauliflower! I made him some oven-roasted cauliflower for his snack today and he loved it. I’m going to totally try this recipe because I happen to love cauliflower, too. I know what you mean about that feeling after eating pizza. The dough is just too much for me to handle sometimes, so I am excited you shared this option! Thanks


  3. Tiffany Cruz — February 13, 2013 @ 9:50 am (#)

    I too feel awful after eating pizza lately, never use to make me feel so bad. Pizza is one of my favorite foods. I might need to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Anastasia @ eco-babyz — February 13, 2013 @ 9:53 am (#)

    I don’t own a microwave, what would be the substitute? I’m guessing just sauteeing it a little?


    • gc — March 19th, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

      I would steam it in a pan

    • Rowan — April 4th, 2014 @ 9:07 am

      I put it in the oven spread out on a cookie sheet on 375° for 15 min. Works great!

    • Stephy — August 29th, 2015 @ 10:10 am

      I was going to make this soon, and I dont have a microwave either. Im just going to boil the florets a bit, then chop fine by hand to avoid it becoming mush in a blender.

    • Tst — November 14th, 2015 @ 8:21 am

      Thank u so much for asking eco-baby, as I don’t have a microwave either.  Rowan, your answer works great – especially now that our extended Indian summer is over here in Los Angeles!

  5. Stephanie Crane — February 13, 2013 @ 11:52 am (#)

    Love cauliflower crust! My new fav cauliflower recipe is Fake Potato Soup. I do a traditional baked potato soup and sub cauliflower for the potatoes. So yum! Love your pics, too!


  6. Jenn {MommyB Knows Best} — February 13, 2013 @ 2:14 pm (#)

    I totally have to try this, the crust by itself even looks scrumptious!


  7. Aly M. — March 7, 2013 @ 3:27 pm (#)

    I gave this recipe a try last night and it was awesome!
    I was really surprised with how well the cauliflower held it’s shape like dough.
    It was pretty delicious too.
    Thanks for sharing this with us!


  8. Stephanie — March 24, 2013 @ 3:16 pm (#)

    Made this for dinner last week. It was amazing! You should definitely try this recipe! Make sure to spread the middle super thin as it seems to cook a bit slower than the edges. Bon appetit!


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  11. Cerise — April 9, 2013 @ 8:37 am (#)

    Oh yum! I’ve been noticing just recently how versatile cauliflower is, but never in a million years did I think pizza crust. Can’t wait to give it a try. Might be the perfect way to sneak a veggie to my eldest.


  12. Angela Higdon — April 9, 2013 @ 10:28 pm (#)

    I just made this for the first time and it was amazing!!! Thought my pizza days were over but not now!!


  13. Everybody — April 20, 2013 @ 1:54 am (#)

    Every time I see a black crust (burnt or charred), either on bread, steak or any thing baked or fried, I can’t stop thinking of the cancer risk.
    Charred cauliflower – no go!

    Otherwise, cauliflower pizza crust sounds great.


  14. chef — April 23, 2013 @ 8:05 pm (#)

    get a pizza stone… your pizzas will thank you


  15. Lucy — April 28, 2013 @ 1:48 pm (#)

    I’ve seen this idea floating around the internet but haven’t tried it yet. I think when I do, I will be hooked. Perfect way to sneak in veggies to unsuspecting mouths!!


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