This cauliflower pizza crust is a guilt-free way to satisfy your pizza cravings! Low in carbs but full of flavor, it takes just 15 minutes to make and is perfectly chewy and crispy. Under 100 calories a slice.
Cauliflower is easily the most versatile vegetable out there. You can use it to replicate potatoes or flour in popular recipes. Some of our favorite unique ways include cauliflower tortillas, in mac and cheese, or as a mock potato salad. However, nothing beats a cauliflower pizza crust.
What is a cauliflower crust pizza?
Why this cauliflower pizza crust recipe will be a dinnertime favorite-
- Easy. There is no yeast or flour needed, and you can use pre-grated cauliflower rice.
- Healthy. Cauliflower crust is healthier than pizza crust made with wheat flour. It has fewer calories, carbs, and packs in tons of fiber. Each slice also has just 100 calories.
- Ready in 15 minutes. Quicker than ordering a takeout pizza!
- Easy to customize. Like any good pizza out there, you can add whichever toppings you like!
What I love about this recipe is that it is perfectly chewy, crispy, and holds its shape. Many cauliflower crust recipes often fall apart and are soggy- not this one!
How to make a cauliflower pizza crust?
- Cauliflower- Fresh cauliflower or pre-riced cauliflower (also known as cauliflower rice).
- Garlic- Freshly minced or pre-minced.
- Mozzarella cheese- Helps bind the pizza crust together. Choose part skim and low moisture mozzarella.
- Parmesan cheese- Adds extra flavor.
- Eggs- Binds the pizza dough together.
- Italian seasonings- A must for any good pizza recipe.
- Toppings- I used cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese, but add whatever you like!
Preheat the oven: Preheat the oven to 220C/440F.
Rice the cauliflower: Add cauliflower to the food processor and blend until it reaches a rice-like consistency.
Mix the spices: Add the spices to the riced cauliflower then squeeze out excess moisture.
Shape the crust: Take a large bowl and add cauliflower, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and eggs. Keep mixing until the mixture binds. Transfer the mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Shape it into a pizza shape.
Bake the crust: Put the crust in the oven for about 15 minutes or until it turns golden in the middle and darker at the edges.
Add toppings: Remove the crust from the oven and top with pizza sauce and your favorite toppings.
Bake and serve! Put the pizza back on the baking sheet and bake until the cheese has melted and is bubbling. Remove the pizza from the oven, slice it up, then serve.
- Protein– Ham, salami, sliced chicken breast, or even flaked salmon.
- Vegetables– Bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, and spinach.
- Antipasto– Black olives, sun fried tomatoes, and marinated artichoke hearts.
- Sauces– Swap out the pizza sauce for BBQ sauce, cheese sauce, or alfredo sauce.
- Cheese– Cheddar, Mexican cheese, or ricotta cheese.
Is this crust healthier than regular crust?
Cauliflower pizza crust is healthier than a regular pizza crust made with wheat flour and yeast. Using cauliflower instead of flour adds extra fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants.
It’s also lower in carbs. Per one cup of cauliflower, there are just 5 grams of carbs (compared to flour that has 95 grams!).
How to make the crust more crispy?
For a perfectly crispy cauliflower crust, flip the crust halfway through the baking process. This also makes it extra sturdy.
What does cauliflower pizza crust taste like?
Cauliflower pizza crust will have a roasted cauliflower flavor that doe
Can I make this without eggs?
The eggs in this recipe are used to help bind the crust together. If you’d like to make it without eggs, try one of these egg substitutes.
Can I freeze the crust?
If you’d like to make the crust ahead of time, prepare it as instructed WITHOUT toppings. Let the crust cool completely, then cover it in parchment paper, then wrap it in saran wrap or tin foil. Store it in the freezer for up to one month.
When ready to cook, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before adding toppings and baking it.
Storing, freezing, and reheating instructions
- To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to three days.
- To freeze: Place the cooked and cooled pizza in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up two months.
- Reheating: Add slices of the pizza in a preheated oven and cook until hot and crispy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, this recipe for cauliflower crust is suitable for a keto diet. Per slice, there are just 2 grams of net carbs.
This crust is a delicious substitute for pizza and is a healthier and lower carb (and fat!) alternative.
Yes, many grocery stores and online retailers sell cauliflower based pizza crusts. However, most of them contain wheat and/or flour, and increase the carbs.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Just 100 calories!)
- 1 medium cauliflower chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
- 1 2/3 cups mozzarella cheese low moisture
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 2 large eggs
For the toppings
- 1/4 cup keto pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- Preheat the oven to 220C/440F. Line a large pizza stone or baking sheet and set aside.
- Add the cauliflower to a food processor. Pulse until finely ground. Transfer into a large bowl.
- Add spices, salt, pepper and Italian mixture to the cauliflower and mix well. Transfer it into a cheese cloth or kitchen towel and squeeze out excess moisture. Add the mixture back into the bowl.
- Add the cheeses and eggs to the cauliflower mixture and mix until combined.,
- Spread the cauliflower mixture into a 12-inch-wide circle on the parchment paper.
- Bake until the cauliflower crust for 12-15 minutes, until it is lightly golden.
- Remove the crust from the oven and add your favorite toppings. Place back in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
- Remove the pizza from the oven, slice, and serve.