Thin Cauliflower Pizza Crust
The best cauliflower pizza crust – low carb, thin, cheesy pizza crust made completely of cauliflower. Takes less than 1 hour to make, is vegetarian & gluten free friendly. So delicious!
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 plant-based it is cheesy, garlic-y, satisfying, & surprising easy! And we’re going to break things down and show you some tips on how to make this cauliflower pizza crust the best it can be, and answer some questions you may have if you’re a first timer with cauliflower pizza.
Important Tips for Making This Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 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 pizza into a thinner crust. This helps the pizza hold its shape and will bake more on the crisp side – too thick of a pizza crust will be much softer due to natural moisture from the cauliflower.
Questions About 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.
- Why is my cauliflower pizza crust soggy? Cauliflower pizza crust is definitely going to be on the soft side – but not soggy. Going back to the tips above, to avoid a “soggy” crust make sure you are ringing out the moisture in the cauliflower as best you can and that your pizza crust is pressed and formed into a thin crust.
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Low carb, thin crust pizza made completely of cauliflower! Simple instructors, gluten free, and a delicious healthier pizza option.
- 1 medium sized cauliflower ( or 3 cups pre-made cauliflower rice)
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt + pepper (each)
- 1 egg
- 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. 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!