Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Cauliflower Crust Pizza is a gluten free and healthy alternative to flour pizza dough. And what an amazing taste!

One of my goals this year is to really take a hard look at some of the foods I am eating and make them a bit healthier. One of those foods is pizza. 

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Photo

Of course, just like many of us, pizza is one of my favorites, and a great meal for the whole family.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Picture

This past year, I saw many people talking about a cauliflower pizza crust. Now, I've seen Indian cauliflower pizza here on Food Fanatic, and I know the spices would help me accept the idea  bit.

But I’ll admit my first thought in terms of a crust made from cauliflower was… gross. It just did not make sense that I could take cauliflower and make it into a pizza crust, and have it actually taste good?

Shortly after hearing about this crust, I made a crust out of spaghetti squash and it was fabulous, so I knew that there might by something to this cauliflower crust.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Image

I decided to take the plunge and make this crust to see what my family thought. I was very skeptical, but to my surprise it was really good, plus HEALTHY!

I adapted a recipe to make this crust, and the original recipe suggest chopping the cauliflower in the food processor, then boiling it to make it soft.

Once I was done chopping the cauliflower, it was extremely moist and there was no need to boil it in water or steam it in the microwave. If you chop it and notice that it’s very hard then add a little bit of water to it and steam it in the microwave; however, most likely you will not need to do that because there will be a lot of moisture already in it.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Pic

Once I had my crust prepared, I topped it just like we would with any other pizza crust using pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. It did taste different than flour-filled crust, but it was still really good.

Of course, my biggest critic and pickiest eater, my son, he says as soon as he takes a bite, “this taste like carrots.” He was pretty much done at that point because he hates veggies.

My husband and daughter though could not really tell the difference and they loved it.

I absolutely love that I can easily get veggies in with this crust. Have you tried cauliflower pizza crust yet? 

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1/2 head Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup Italian Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 clove Garlic, Crushed
  • Pizza Sauce and Toppings of Choice


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place cauliflower into a food processor and chop until fine. There will be a lot of moisture released from the cauliflower, so squeeze in paper towels to draw it away and make the cauliflower pieces as dry as possible.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cauliflower pieces, shredded Italian cheese, parsley, egg, and garlic.
  4. Spray a baking sheet or pizza stone with non-stick baking spray, then carefully pour out the mixture and press and shape into a round pizza crust.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then remove and add sauce and toppings of your choice.
  6. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.


Source: Adapted from All Recipes
Adapted from All Recipes
Cooking Method:
Gluten Free
Gluten Free Baking
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Recipe Yields:
1 12 inch pizza
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Author: Kristy Still
Source: Adapted from All Recipes
Recipe Yields: 1 12 inch pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 slices
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 34
Calories 84

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 23mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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