Cauliflower Pizza Crust

October 8th 2014
cauliflower pizza crust

Yummy Cauliflower crust

Low carb, low calorie, low Weight Watcher points, gluten free, and pretty dang awesome if you ask me.

I love pizza. Who doesn’t? Over the years I’ve cut pizza from my weekly meal plan. We used to order it every week. Easy to pick up the phone and call it in right? I’ve searched for healthy crusts or health pizzas and most of the time they do not exist. How can dough be healthy? I tried cauliflower “mashed potatoes” and other versions of using cauliflower instead of rice or potatoes so why not this? Every time I turned around someone was posting a recipe of cauliflower pizza. Maybe it was the people I followed in Instagram but I kept seeing it. How hard could it be? I’m going to do this! If I can labor over stuffed jalepenos for hours I can make a darn pizza crust.

This recipe is a combination of several I found online and my own spin on my taste. Feel free to modify it to your liking. I will also add in TIPS where I feel the recipe could be improved based on my first time results.

Crust Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup of parmesan or mozzarella cheese
1 tsp salt (Himalayan salt is my preference)
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
t tsp garlic salt or minced garlic
1 large egg

1) Next time I’m going to use 2 heads of cauliflower for a thicker crust. It seemed thin to me. Or so I could make more than one at a time.
2) I used 1/4 cup of parmesan and 1/4 cup of mozzarella in the crust
3) Get as much moisture out as possible.

1) Steam cauliflower until soft, preheat oven to 450.
2) Pulse in food processor to make “rice” consistency. Do NOT over blend or it will be too mushy.
3) Place rice into thin dish towel or cheese cloth and ring out the moisture from the cauliflower. The more water you get out the less mushy your crust will be.
4) Combine all ingredients in a large bowl after you’ve removed the moisture. (egg, seasons, cheese) Mix well.
5) Press the mixture onto baking sheet.
6) Bake for 15-20 minutes at 450. I recommend checking at 15 and baking for 20 for a firmer crust.
7) Remove from oven and add your favorite ingredients and then bake for 5 to 8 more minutes to melt your cheese or heat your toppings.

cauliflower crust

Cauliflower before baking

cauliflower pizza crust after baking

cauliflower crust after baking

Share this with your friends. Report back and tell me your tips on how you would improve it.

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