Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This is simply the best cauliflower pizza crust out there. It is a great guilt free, low carb option. The best thing is that my kids love it!
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
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4.1 from 130 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower - should make 2 cups once processed ((many stores now sell frozen riced cauliflower)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt OR 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder ((I love Lawry's))
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • pizza sauce & toppings of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray it with non-stick butter spray. (or use a silicon baking mat, which is my favorite thing in the world)

  3. Cut off the florets of the cauliflower - try to cut off as much of the stem as possible. Place the florets in a food processor and "rice it" - you do this by pulsing the food processor - press the button in short "pulse-like" increments- be very careful not to over process and puree, it won't be good!
  4. The cauliflower should come out looking almost grain like. See picture.

    (You can save a step by buying the frozen riced cauliflower. I have done this and it comes out just as good!)

  5. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for about 4 minutes.
  6. Pour it out on a kitchen towel or paper towels and wring the water out of it. The more water you get out the better.
  7. Place in a bowl and mix in all of the other ingredients.
  8. Using your hands, take the mixture and make it into a ball.
  9. Place it on the parchment paper and flatten it out to a pizza shape. (careful not too make it too thick or thin!)
  10. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake until the edges start to get golden brown and the middle sets - about 15 minutes. Flip over and bake another few minutes.

  11. Remove from oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  12. Put your favorite pizza sauce and toppings on and cook on 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melting and starting to brown.
  13. If you have a pizza stone, I think this would help it to get nice and crispy, I don't have one, but I may have to invest in one!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

PRO TIPS:

  • Make sure to rice the cauliflower to nice small pieces.
  • The more water you can squeeze out the better - really squeeze the water out! 
  • When you bake the crust flip it over about halfway through the baking process.
  • If you have a pizza stone, use it! (reader suggestion so it doesn't stick to the stone. Initially bake it on parchment then after you flip it, place it on the pizza stone.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 53kcal
Fat: 2g
Saturated fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 26mg
Sodium: 398mg
Potassium: 47mg
Carbohydrates: 1g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A: 95%
Vitamin C: 6.4%
Calcium: 80%
Iron: 0.3%
Keyword: gluten free, lo carb
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