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cauliflower pizza crust topped with cheese

How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

The BEST cauliflower pizza crust — so flavorful and surprisingly easy to make. Low carb, nutritious, fiber & protein packed. Topped the crust with whatever your heart desires. You’re going to be making this again and again!
Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Pizza
Keyword cauliflower pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 224 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • For topping:
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Any other toppings your heart desires

Instructions

  1. Put ½ of the cauliflower florets into bowl of food processor, pulse until it resembles rice (about 30 seconds). Transfer into a large bowl and place other ½ of florets into food processor to repeat above.
  2. Microwave pulsed cauliflower for 5 minutes OR add all to a pot with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil to let it cook for 5 minutes with a lid on. Alternatively, you can also steam the cauliflower.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper.
  4. Let cauliflower cool for 15 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, transfer cauliflower to a clean dish towel or cheesecloth. Squeeze of excess moisture -- make sure to do this until virtually no water comes out and the cauliflower is dry This is very important to the success of the recipe.
  5. Next transfer cauliflower pulp to a large bowl and add in egg, mozzarella, parmesan, coconut flour, garlic powder, oregano, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine and form a soft dough.
  6. Place dough in the middle of the prepared pan and push out with your hands to form a 9-10 inch circle, with about ¼ inch dough thickness.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until crust is firm and slightly golden brown. Remove from oven, then top with pizza sauce and cheese (or whatever your heart desires). 
  8. Bake for 5-10 more minutes until cheese is melted, then turn broiler on for 1-2 minutes to get cheese nice and golden brown and bubbly. Make sure to watch carefully!
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes minutes before cutting into 8 slices and serving. Serves 4, 2 slices each.

Recipe Notes

You can freeze this pizza too. After baking the crusts, you can wrap each in foil and freeze for later. Just simply bake the frozen pizza at 425 degrees F until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving (2 slices)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.6g16%
Saturated Fat 6.5g41%
Carbohydrates 14.3g5%
Fiber 5.3g22%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 17.9g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.