Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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I’ve seen this recipe floating around the internet for a while now but had no interest in making it – until my husband started eating gluten free.  Not only was he eating gluten free, but he was trying to stay away from a lot of processed gluten free foods.

I did try a couple of gluten free pizza crust mixes and they were okay but very expensive.  This cauliflower crust pizza recipe seemed like a good idea because, if it was good, it was gluten free and unprocessed.  Win-win.  Plus cauliflower is cheaper than gluten free pizza crust mix.

So I gave it a try.  The first time I made it, I undercooked the crust a little bit.  The crust was very good but a little floppy.  The second time I made it, I made sure to cook it longer.  It was still a bit floppy.  But David says it tastes really good and he likes the fact that it’s made with cauliflower instead of gluten free pizza crust mix.  That means it’s a winner.  Just don’t expect it to have the same stiffness that a regular piece of pizza has.


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella (3)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion salt


Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Grate the cauliflower using a box grater until you have 2 cups of shredded cauliflower (about half a head of cauliflower).

Place shredded cauliflower in a large bowl and microwave for about 7 minutes.  Remove and let cool.

Mix in the egg, mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano, garlic and onion salt. (1) Pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan.  (2) Spray lightly with non-stick spray and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.

Top pizza with whatever toppings you want but don’t load it up too much.


(1)     Use any spices you want.

(2)     Don’t make the crust too thin – 10” is about right.

(3)     Any kind of cheese will work.

(4)     I wouldn’t recommend using frozen cauliflower.  I think it would be too wet.  If you do try it, be sure to press out as much water as possible after cooking and before mixing in other ingredients.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

recipe adapted from Paula Deen

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10 thoughts on “Cauliflower Crust Pizza

  1. Looks yummy! Lots of people eat pizza with a fork so even if it’s floppy it doesn’t matter…. as long as it tastes good! This looks REALLY good. Thanks for this posting, Patty. I can’t wait to try it out. Hope it’s as good as your other recipes that I’ve tried (round steak with gravy and refrigerator mashed potatoes were out of this world!) I’ve been going backwards through your posts and I’m back to Jan 2013 so far and I already have TWO notebook pages (both sides) with recipes I want to try! I’m very busy this week but will try this pizza next week! Love reading you early in the morning with my cup of tea and after dinner while I’m watching TV.

    1. Oh, yes – the round steak with gravy and refrigerator mashed potatoes are two of our favorites. I make them both a lot.

      Let me know what you think of the pizza.

  2. I have seen this so often and wondered if it was worth bothering – thanks for the review!

    1. I know – I had seen it, too. It’s definitely a keeper. In fact, I’m ordering pizza tomorrow night for the family but I’ll be using the other half of the cauliflower to make this one for David.

  3. You have given me the courage to make cauliflower crust pizza! I’ve seen it all over and I’m doing a low carb diet so this is perfect. It’s on the menu for next week.

    1. I’m glad. I’d seen for quite a while, too, and it sounded disgusting. But David says it’s good and it satisfied his craving for pizza. I hope you like it. Let me know.

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