After posting our recipe for the Chicken Crust Pizza, we got many requests to post our favorite Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe.

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The best cauliflower crust pizza recipe – quick and easy!

Over the past few years I have tried several cauliflower crusts that I have found on social media and on various healthy recipe websites. To say the least, I was far from impressed. Every time I tried to make one of the crusts they either turned out too crumbly, too thick, too moist or just plain tasteless.  So when I decided to combine the favorite parts of each recipe and add it with some additional spices, I ended up with the perfect cauliflower crust. 

The best part of this recipe is that it is quick and easy. I even go one step further and have cauliflower ‘rice’ already made and put in the freezer so whenever I need it, I can just open my freezer and it can be made and in the oven in minutes.  Cauliflower rice is actually just the end result of putting the florets into a food processor and pulsing it until it becomes the size of rice. It’s that simple, perfect for that late night craving without the guilt!

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Cauliflower ‘rice’, ready to be drained.
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When able to be handled, drain the liquid out.
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After draining, you are left with cauliflower crumble
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Pat down the crust until the desired shape
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After baking, add your favorite sauce and toppings
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Quick, easy, and guilt free pizza crust

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

INGREDIENTS:
1 small head Cauliflower
¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
¼ cup Mozzarella Cheese
¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
½ teaspoon Dried Basil
½ teaspoons Dried Oregano
½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
Red Pepper Flakes (optional – to taste)
1 Egg

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven. Preheat oven to 450ºF.

2.On a cutting board, place a large piece of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking oil.

3.Wash and throughly dry a small head of cauliflower.  Cut off the florets. Place in your food processor and pulse for about 30 seconds, until you get to a grain like consistency.  This will typically yield approximately 2 to 3 cups of ground cauliflower.

4.Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Cook for 4 minutes. Dump cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool until able to be touched. 

5.Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap it up in the dish towel and wring it out to release the liquid.  You will be surprised how much liquid is released. Continue to wring out until not more water drips out of the towel.

6.Dumped squeezed cauliflower into a bowl and add parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, kosher salt, dried basil, dried oregano, garlic powder, and a dash of red pepper if desired.

7.Add egg and mix until well incorporated. 

8.Once mixed well, use your hands to form the dough into a flattened ball on your oiled parchment paper.

9.Pat the dough down throughly with your hands until you form a pizza crust – not too thin or thick.

10.Using a cutting board as a guide,  slide the parchment paper onto your hot pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 8-11 minutes, until the crust starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.

11.Add sauce, cheese, and any toppings you want. Slide parchment with topped pizza back in the hot oven and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden. 

12.Allow it to cool for 3 minutes. Using a pizza cutter cut into triangles. 

Serve Immediately!

Enjoy!

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Mary and Jim




The Best Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 small head Cauliflower
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Basil
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes optional - to taste
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

  1. Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. On a cutting board, place a large piece of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking oil.
  3. Wash and throughly dry a small head of cauliflower. Cut off the florets. Place in your food processor and pulse for about 30 seconds, until you get to a grain like consistency. This will typically yield approximately 2 to 3 cups of ground cauliflower.
  4. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Cook for 4 minutes. Dump cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool until able to be touched.
  5. Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap it up in the dish towel and wring it out to release the liquid. You will be surprised how much liquid is released. Continue to wring out until not more water drips out of the towel.
  6. Dumped squeezed cauliflower into a bowl and add parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, kosher salt, dried basil, dried oregano, garlic powder, and a dash of red pepper if desired.
  7. Add egg and mix until well incorporated.
  8. Once mixed well, use your hands to form the dough into a flattened ball on your oiled parchment paper.
  9. Pat the dough down throughly with your hands until you form a pizza crust - not too thin or thick.
  10. Using a cutting board as a guide, slide the parchment paper onto your hot pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 8-11 minutes, until the crust starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.
  11. Add sauce, cheese, and any toppings you want. Slide parchment with topped pizza back in the hot oven and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.
  12. Allow it to cool for 3 minutes. Using a pizza cutter cut into triangles.
  13. Serve Immediately!

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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