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Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Take the gluten out of your pizza crust the natural way--make it out of cauliflower! You'll love how easy it is to make this crust and how easy it makes it to get your veggies. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword Cauliflower
Cooking Style Baking
Diet and Health gluten-free, Healthy, low carb
Ingredient Riced Cauliflower
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Created by Vanessa Vanya

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • your choice of pizza toppings go heavy on the veggies!

Instructions

to rice the cauliflower:

  1. Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove the stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks.
  2. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Be careful not to over-pulse or you will puree it. (If you don't have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater).
  3. Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes (some microwaves are more powerful than others, so you may need to reduce this cooking time). If you don't have a microwave just steam the cauliflower before you rice it.

to make the pizza crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg and mozzarella.
  4. Add basil, oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, stir.
  5. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a 9" round.
  6. Brush olive oil lightly over top of mixture to help with browning.
  7. One large head should produce around 3 cups of riced cauliflower. If you have any leftover, you can use it to make more pizza or store in the fridge for up to a week to add to other dishes.

Notes

Whatever toppings you decide to add make sure if they need to be thoroughly cooked to do it mostly beforehand, as it will only be broiled for about 15 minutes. And of course, I will not pretend that this is the exact same dining experience as it is with dough, this is more of a knife and fork pizza, but a healthy and delicious one.