Thin Cauliflower Pizza Crust

The best cauliflower pizza crust! Simple instructions, vegetarian & gluten free friendly, and is SO delicious. If you’ve never eaten cauliflower pizza crust yet, you’re going to a believer once you try this recipe!

a picture of half a cauliflower pizza crust on parchment paper

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.

a picture of cauliflower pizza crust with slice cut out of it

Tips for making thin cauliflower crust pizza

  • Use a food processor to finely chop up cauliflower into really small rice size pieces – I do this in batches so that the cauliflower is evenly chopped.
  • A very important process when making cauliflower pizza crust is getting as much moisture/liquid squeezed out of the cauliflower. . And you do this by ringing the chopped cauliflower out in a clean, thin dish rag. I do this in batches so that it’s more thorough.
  • When forming your cauliflower pizza crust, tightly press ingredients together and form a thin circle. Making the crust thinner will allow it to cook better and you will avoid the potentially “soggy” pizza.

Questions you may have 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.

Once your pizza is ready for baking feel free to top it with anything you desire! This recipe is perfect for a guilt-free pizza night, and you’ll find yourself making it again and again. After you enjoy your cauliflower pizza crust, make one of these delicious gluten free desserts to end your night on a sweet note –> Simple Berry Rhubarb Crisp, Paleo Blueberry Crumble Bars, Favorite Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.

If you try it this recipe, make sure to leave a comment/rate below. Don’t forget to post your pictures on instagram #asimplepalate!

a hand picking up a slice of cauliflower pizza crust

a picture of cauliflower pizza with slice cut out of it

Thin Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

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


  1. 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.

  2. MIX: Add cauliflower to bowl with egg, oregano, garlic powder, salt & pepper, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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! 

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