Healthy Eating Made Fun: Recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

Healthy Eating Made Fun: Recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

Can you imagine a vegetable that can transform itself into any culinary role? Well, that's exactly what cauliflower has done! From decadent Cauliflower Steaks to comforting Fried Cauliflower Sandwiches and Pot Cauliflower Curry. this superfood has taken the culinary world by storm. But when I heard about the craze of cauliflower pizza crusts, I just had to get in on the action and create my own version! I'm thrilled to see this trend taking center stage, and I can't wait to see what other delicious creations will emerge from this versatile veggie.

While you can certainly opt for store-bought cauliflower pizza crusts, it's worth noting that they often contain corn starch or potato starch as primary ingredients. Crafting your own crust at home ensures a fresh and additive-free base, allowing you to savor the pure essence of this wholesome vegetable delight.

Making cauliflower pizza crust is a great gluten-free and low-carb alternative. Here's a simple recipe for you:


1 medium-sized cauliflower head

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 large egg


  • Preheat the Oven:

To begin crafting your delicious pizza, the first step is to preheat your oven. Crank up the heat to a toasty 400°F (200°C) and let it warm up. While it's heating, choose between a trusty baking sheet or a pizza stone to use as your cooking surface. Place your chosen surface inside the oven, allowing it to absorb the heat and create the ideal base for your culinary creation. This will ensure that your pizza cooks evenly and comes out perfectly crispy and golden brown.

  • Prepare the Cauliflower:

To prepare a delicious crust for your dish, start by cutting a cauliflower into small florets. Then, use a food processor to pulse the florets until they turn into fine crumbs. This will give you a unique and delicious crust that will take your dish to the next level.

Place the cauliflower crumbs in a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.

Tip: Top with Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality and fresh toppings. Whether it's tomato sauce, fresh vegetables, or premium cheeses, top your pizza with ingredients that enhance the overall taste.


  • Cook the Cauliflower:

In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the cauliflower crumbs for about 4-5 minutes or until they are soft. Wait a few moments for the creation to cool down before you savor its delightful fragrance.

  • Make the Cauliflower Dough:

In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked cauliflower, shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

Crack the egg into the mixing bowl and start blending at a low speed. Gradually increase the speed until the egg is fully mixed into the mixture and there are no visible lumps. Remember to occasionally scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure that all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Keep blending until the mixture is smooth and all ingredients are seamlessly combined.

Tip: Season Well: Don't skimp on the seasonings. Add a generous amount of herbs and spices to the cauliflower mixture, such as oregano, basil, garlic powder, and black pepper, to enhance the flavor.

Cheese Balance: Experiment with the cheese ratio. While cheese helps bind the crust, too much can make it too dense. Explore the balance of tastes that best suits your preference.

Use Fresh Herbs: If possible, incorporate fresh herbs into the crust mixture for a burst of flavor. Fresh basil or parsley can add a lovely touch.


  • Shape the Crust:

Using a spatula or spoon, gently scoop the cauliflower mixture and transfer it onto a clean sheet of parchment paper that has been placed on a flat surface. Take care to ensure that the mixture is spread evenly on the paper.  Use your hands to flatten and shape it into a round crust, about 1/4-inch thick.

Tip: Optimal Thickness: Pay attention to the thickness of your crust. A balance between thin and thick can provide the ideal texture.


  • Bake the Crust:

Carefully transfer the parchment paper with the crust onto the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet.

Roast the cauliflower in the oven for around 20-25 minutes until it turns golden-brown and has a firm yet tender texture that is sure to delight your taste buds.

Tip: Pre-Bake for Crispiness: Ensure the crust is pre-baked until it's golden brown. This helps create a crispy base that can withstand the pizza toppings without getting soggy.


  • Add Toppings:

Remove the crust from the oven and add your favorite pizza toppings.

Tip:Experiment with Toppings: Get creative with your toppings. Add a variety of colorful vegetables, different cheeses, and even some unique choices like arugula, balsamic glaze, or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.


  • Bake Again:

Place the topped pizza back in the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Tip: Broil for a Crispy Finish: If you enjoy an extra crispy crust, try broiling the pizza for the last couple of minutes to achieve a golden, crispy finish.


  • Serve and Enjoy:

Once done, let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Tip: Serve with Dipping Sauces: Offer flavorful dipping sauces on the side. Marinara, pesto, or garlic-infused olive oil can elevate the taste and add a layer of richness.


Time to dig into your homemade cauliflower pizza and savor the deliciousness. I recommend making a little extra so that you can save some for later. You can choose to make two bigger crusts or four smaller ones, depending on your preference. This way, you can satisfy your pizza cravings anytime you want without any hassle. Trust me, you'll thank yourself later! You can freeze two larger crusts or four smaller individual pizza crusts, depending on your preference.

Here's the best part - it's super easy! Bake your pizza crust to perfection, let it cool down, and wrap it in several layers of plastic wrap or put smaller crusts in a resealable large Ziploc bag. Pop it in the freezer, and you're good to go for up to three months! 

Nutrition :
Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: Around 160-180 kcal Carbohydrates: Roughly 10-15g | Fat: Around 10-12g Fiber: About 5-7g | Sugars: Approximately 2-3g

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