7 Ingredient homemade cauliflower pizza crust! This recipe is a great alternative for regular pizza but is made with a veggie + cheese based crust that is super tasty, satisfying, and gluten-free friendly as well.
Have you ever had a cauliflower pizza? Or heard of it? Drew and I have been a part of the cauliflower pizza fan club for a couple years. It’s an amazing option for pizza night if you wanna keep things on the healthier side. Even though this pizza is made of mostly cauliflower it is still so cheesy, garlic-y, satisfying, & delicious!
The crust: It’s not your typical pizza crust. Since it is a veggie-based pizza it won’t have the “crunch” like regular dough pizza and is a little bit on the “soft” side but still holds it shape!
Ingredients for Cauliflower Pizza
Cauliflower: you can use a whole cauliflower or use pre-prepared cauliflower “rice”.
Mozzarella cheese: I recommend pre-shredded cheese since it has less moisture than fresh mozzarella.
Parmesan cheese: you can use freshly grated or pre-shredded parmesan.
Oregano: you can use fresh or dried herbs.
Pizza sauce: or you can use a regular jar of pasta sauce if you have that on hand.
Egg: I like using vital farm eggs.
Helpful Recipe Tips
Cooking tools you’ll need: Use a food processor or high powered blender to finely chop up cauliflower into really small “rice’ size pieces.
Getting moisture out is key: In order to not have a “soggy” pizza it’s important to wring out the cauliflower as much as possible. I recommend a cheese cloth or clean thin dish towel for this process.
Form your crust: make your pizza crust on the thinner side to ensure successful results. A thicker crust may have a more soft texture.
Questions About Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- Does cauliflower pizza crust taste good? Absolutely. It has a slight cauliflower taste, but you taste more cheese, tomato sauce, and herbs when eating – and it completely satisfies all of my pizza cravings. In fact, I crave cauliflower pizza just as much as regular pizza!
- Can you make cauliflower pizza crust without a food processor? Yes – you can use a high powered blender and chop cauliflower in shifts. Or, if you have the patience, chop cauliflower with a large knife into small rice pieces. You can also purchase cauliflower rice to make this recipe.
Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 1/3 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400F. Chop cauliflower in rough pieces and place in food processor or high powdered blender - chop on high until cauliflower is really fine small pieces - I do this in small batches. Cook chopped cauliflower in microwave in glass bowl for 8 minutes. Let cool then place in a thin dish towel and completely ring out extra moisture/water from cauliflower - this process is easier to do in small batches.
- MIX: Add cauliflower to bowl with egg, oregano, garlic powder, salt & pepper, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.
- SHAPE: Lay parchment paper on a pizza pan, or lightly oiled pan, and add cauliflower dough. Press tightly together and form into a circle, make sure it's on the thinner side.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and add sauce, cheese, and other desired toppings. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let cool for several minutes, slice and eat!
- Use a food processor or high powered blender to finely chop up cauliflower into really small rice size pieces.
- Use a clean, thin dish towel to thoroughly ring out as much moisture/liquid from chopped cauliflower as possible. This will help the pizza not be soggy or watery.
- Form your crust on the thinner side to help the pizza crisp more in the oven.