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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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This Cauliflower Pizza Crust is grain free and absolutely delicious!! It’s so easy to make and when you’re done you won’t even be able to tell it’s the healthy version! It is so good!

If you love making foods with cauliflower (and who doesn’t, it’s so healthy and delicious!) then you should try some of my favorites! I love this soup, air fry cauliflower or fried rice!

A tomato, basil, and cauliflower crust pizza.

What is Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

If you can’t eat grain, you know the popular substitute for cauliflower! Cauliflower has become very popular because you can use it as a substitute for flour or rice. If so, this cauliflower pizza crust is grain-free! Trying to substitute something healthy usually affects the flavor, but not in this recipe! It tastes so good that from now on you can even use it as a recipe for your pizza crust!

This cauliflower pizza crust is so good, you won’t be able to decide whether you like it better or the regular homemade crust. They are different, but just as tasty and good. Add some delicious toppings like this homemade pizza sauce, tomatoes, and basil, and you’ve got yourself a pizza for ALL your guests to enjoy!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Ingredients

This grain-free cauliflower pizza crust is, among other things, delicious and a healthy way to eat your favorite food! You can find the exact measurements on the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Cauliflower: You can use fresh or frozen. If you choose to use frozen cauliflower, squeeze all of the liquid onto a paper towel before adding the cauliflower to the mixture.
  • Parmesan cheese: Fresh, grated Parmesan cheese blends fantastically into this crust.
  • Egg: The egg binds all the ingredients together.
  • Garlic Salt: This adds a savory element to the crust.
  • Kosher Salt: This will enhance all the delicious flavors of the crust.
  • Italian spice: You can use store-bought or homemade Italian seasonings. What is easiest for you!
  • toppings: I like to use tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella and homemade pizza sauce. But you can use any pizza topping you love!

Preparation of the cauliflower

This cauliflower crust is super easy to make. In fact, it’s just as easy as a regular one! Go ahead and try. It’s an easy and delicious way to add a veggie to your meal!

  1. Preheat: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Chop cauliflower: To grate the cauliflower, cut the head of cauliflower into florets and place in food processor. Process until finely ground. Use enough florets until you have 2 cups of cauliflower rice.
  3. Steam the grated cauliflower: Place cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe bowl and heat, about 8 minutes. Once the cauliflower is steamed and soft, transfer the cauliflower to a tea towel to squeeze out the liquid. Simply twist the towel to hold the cauliflower inside and squeeze the excess liquid into a bowl or the sink. It’s important to squeeze out as much liquid as possible to avoid a soggy crust.
  4. Combine: In a large bowl, add the cauliflower rice, egg, parmesan cheese, herbs, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and kosher salt. Blend until combined.

How to make cauliflower pizza crust in the oven

  1. Form a ball and flatten into a circle: Form a ball with the mixture and place on the prepared pan. Press and form a 9 inch circle, making sure the thickness is even from the center to the edges. It should be about ¼ inch thick. You don’t want the outside edge of the crust to be thinner or it will burn. So make sure that the edges are the same thickness as the middle.
  2. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. A tip for getting both sides of the crust crispy is to take the pizza crust out of the oven after baking. Let cool for a few minutes before turning. Place another piece of parchment paper on the bottom and gently turn the pizza over, using one hand to support the top and bottom of the pizza. Place the pizza back in the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes to cook the bottom of the pizza.
  3. Add toppings and grill: Add your choice of homemade pizza sauce and toppings and return to the oven on the grill for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

4 pictures show how to mix the ingredients to make a cauliflower crust.

Quick tips

Since some of you might be new to cooking with cauliflower, I have a few tips for making this cauliflower pizza crust just right!

  • Fresh or frozen: You can use fresh or frozen cauliflower for this recipe. If you’re using frozen, simply squeeze all of the moisture out onto a paper towel before adding the cauliflower to your mix.
  • Grated cheese: I recommend shaving cheese straight off the block. Pre-shredded cheese has a coating that makes it difficult to mix with other ingredients. Fresh is always best!
  • toppings: I used basil and tomatoes for the toppings on this pizza, but feel free to use pepperoni, veggies, meat, or whatever else you like on your pizza!

A cauliflower pizza crust, fully cooked and ready to go.

Can you freeze the crust?

Yes! This cauliflower pizza crust can be frozen quickly and saved for later. Even double this recipe while you’re at it and freeze some for later! After trying this you will definitely want something more.

  • Freeze: Bake according to instructions and let cool. Once cool, wrap in plastic wrap and place in a ziplock bag labeled with the date. It can stay frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Warm up: When you’re ready to eat this pizza crust, there’s no need to defrost it! Just add your toppings and cook it in your 425 degree oven until your cheese is melted.

A piece of pizza is held in the hand.

Since cauliflower has been all the rage lately, I wanted to round up a few of my favorite cauliflower recipes. There are so many different ones to choose from that you might just have to try them all to see which one is your favourite! Enjoy!

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • For the grated cauliflower, chop the cauliflower head into florets and place in the food processor. Process until finely ground. Use enough florets until you have 2 cups of cauliflower rice.
  • Place cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe bowl and heat, about 8 minutes. Once the cauliflower is steamed and soft, transfer the cauliflower to a tea towel to squeeze out the liquid. Simply twist the towel to hold the cauliflower inside and squeeze the excess liquid into a bowl or the sink. It’s important to squeeze out as much liquid as possible to avoid a soggy crust.
  • In a large bowl, add cauliflower rice, egg, parmesan cheese, herbs, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and kosher salt. Blend until combined.

  • Form a ball with the mixture and place on the prepared pan. Press and shape into a 9 inch circle, making sure the thickness is even from the center to the edges. It should be about ¼ inch thick. You don’t want the outside edge of the crust to be thin or burn, so make sure the edges are the same thickness as the center.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. A tip for getting both sides of the crust crispy is to take the pizza crust out of the oven after baking. Let cool for a few minutes before turning. Place another piece of parchment paper on the bottom and gently turn the pizza over, using one hand to support the top and bottom of the pizza. Place the pizza back in the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes to cook the bottom of the pizza.

  • Add your choice of homemade pizza sauce and toppings and return to the oven on the grill for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Frozen cauliflower with rice tends to have a lot of extra liquid in it, so squeeze it out a few times before using. Simply cook according to the package leaflet and follow the recipe directions to squeeze out the liquid.
Steaming the shredded cauliflower in a pan over the stove is also an option if you don’t have a microwave. Simply add to a pan over medium-high heat and stir and heat constantly for about 15 minutes. Most of the liquid will evaporate and you don’t have to squeeze it out. Just be careful not to burn the cauliflower.

serves: 8th

calories64kcal (3%)carbohydrates1Gprotein6G (12%)fat4G (6%)Saturated Fatty Acids2G (10%)Polyunsaturated fat1GMonounsaturated fatty acids1Gtrans fat1Gcholesterol34mg (11%)sodium345mg (14%)potassium29mg (1%)fiber1G (4%)sugar1G (1%)Vitamin A146ie (3%)vitamin C1mg (1%)calcium146mg (fifteen%)iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary per household based on the brands you use, measurement methods, and serving sizes.

course dinner

kitchen American, Italian, Italian American

keyword Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Pizza

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