Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza is the perfect solution when you want a low-carb or keto pizza. Made with cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, and spices - this crispy crust works with all your favorite toppings.

142 CAL 11g CARBS 7g FAT 11g PROTEIN
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Whether you are following a low carb or keto diet, or just trying to make healthier choices overall, cauliflower crust pizza is perfect for you! Using just a few ingredients to make a simple cauliflower crust, you can add a variety of your favorite pizza toppings.

There have been lots of cauliflower crust pizza recipes popping up all over the place, and I have been wanting to try one after the success of the cauliflower rice and creamy, cheesy cauliflower mash. But, I have noticed that most of them have a ton of cheese, usually a cup.

In my opinion, all though this probably tastes great, it defeats the purpose to some extent because you add so much fat and calories from the cheese. After experimenting a bit, I found I was able to get a pretty crispy crust using just 1/4 cup cheese and a whole egg.

Cauliflower pizza crust cooked with melted cheese, tomato slices, and basil.

Key Ingredients For Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

The following ingredients are what I used to make a homemade cauliflower crust for my pizza. You can then add your favorite toppings and sauce.

  • Cauliflower Florets: I used about 3 cups of cauliflower florets, which is about an entire head of cauliflower.
  • Garlic: A fresh garlic clove will have a lot more flavor than garlic powder, so I suggest using it if you can.
  • Egg: This binds all the ingredients together. It's a very important ingredient.
  • Cheese: Part-skim mozzarella cheese has fewer fat and calories, so use it. If you aren't concerned about the amount of those, you can use full-fat cheese. I mixed it with some shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Spices: Italian spices are the best ones to use in any crust you make. I used oregano, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper.

What To Serve With Low-Carb Pizza

What do you like to eat with your pizza? You can make healthier versions of your favorite foods easily. If you enjoy munching on chicken tenders with your pizza, then make some baked coconut chicken fingers. They are crispy and a lot of fun to dip in a low-calorie marinara sauce.

You can't go wrong with this robust chicken cobb salad. It is packed with more toppings than you can count - and they are all good for you too!

Or, make this crispy parmesan roasted broccoli. It's ready in just 20 minutes and full of nutrients to fuel your body.

Recipe Tips And Ideas For The Best Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Follow these tips to make sure that this crust turns out crispy and flavorful every single time!

  • Use a food processor to chop up the cauliflower florets. They need to be chopped up so small that they look like rice.
  • You might have to process the cauliflower in a few batches. This will help you make sure that all the pieces are the same size.
  • Do not add water when you heat up the cauliflower in the microwave. If you do, it will have way too much moisture and make the crust softer.
  • If you are having trouble pressing the cauliflower crust and making it really thin, use a rolling pin.

How to make cauliflower pizza crust with riced cauliflower, eggs, and cheese spread into a crust.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cauliflower Pizza

Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers…

Can you use frozen cauliflower rice to make pizza crust?

I do not recommend using frozen cauliflower rice to make the pizza crust as it has way too much moisture in it. However, if you want to try using it, use a cheesecloth to squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the rice.

Can you freeze cauliflower pizza crust?

Yes! You can absolutely freeze your cauliflower pizza crust and save it to use for later. Just let it cool completely, then wrap it up in foil to store. It will stay fresh in the freezer for about 6 months.

What are the healthiest toppings to put on a pizza?

The healthiest toppings are ones that are high in fiber and low in fat and calories. Go for things like vegetables, lean meats, and even some fruit. Some of my favorite healthy pizza toppings are:

  • Peppers
  • Ground Turkey
  • Ground Beef
  • Ham
  • Onions
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes

Why is my cauliflower crust doughy in the middle?

This might be because you didn't roll it out thin enough. Try to roll the crust out as thin as you can. Also, make sure the entire crust is even. If you have thicker spots in the middle, they will take longer to bake - while the edges burn.

Cauliflower pizza dough cooked until crispy and topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.

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Cauliflower crust pizza made with cauliflower florets and topped with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil for a low carb pizza.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

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Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower and garlic until it is small and looks like rice. You may want to do this in a couple of batches for a better consistency.

Cauliflower and garlic in a food processor.

Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes until the cauliflower is cooked through. Do not add any water.

Cauliflower rice in a glass bowl.

Let the cauliflower cool for about ten minutes. Then mix in the egg, cheese, and spices to combine.

Cauliflower rice, eggs, herbs, and cheese in a glass bowl.

On a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper, press down the cauliflower crust until it is very thin. The thinner it is the crispier it will be when cooked.

Raw cauliflower pizza dough on a baking sheet.

Cook for 15-25 minutes depending on the thickness of the crust. Mine took about 20 minutes to get nice and crispy.

Cook cauliflower pizza crust on a baking sheet,

Top with your favorite pizza toppings and return to the top rack of the oven. Switch to broil and cook until the cheese melts to your liking. You could also top with salad or just eat it plain.

Cauliflower pizza  dough with tomatoes and cheese.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142
Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 862mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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