The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Low carb, crispy and packed with flavor, this easy Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe is a great way to get your pizza fix without the added carbs. Years in the making, tested and perfected, this Cauliflower Pizza Dough creates a sturdy, gluten-free pizza crust you can load with your favorite toppings. 

Cauliflower Pizza crust with sauce and cheese.

Hey pizza fans! Do I have a great recipe for you today. I searched high and low for the perfect Cauliflower Pizza Crust forever.  It wasn’t an easy task because there are so many not great cauliflower pizzas out there right now…..so I took one for the team. You’re welcome!

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CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST

If you’re a pizza fan but are trying to limit your carb intake or are looking for a tasty gluten-free crust, you may want to give Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe a try.  It’s made of riced cauliflower which is super easy to make or you can, pretty much, buy it at any grocery store these days.

The cauliflower rice is blended with ingredients to help it stick together without using bread crumbs or other carb heavy ingredients. It’s a great substitute for a traditional pizza crust recipe when you’re on a low carb or keto diet.

Cauliflower Pizza with sauce and cheese on a pizza peel.

I’ve tried soooo many cauliflower pizzas but the best one I found was the Costco Cauliflower Pizza Crust.  It has great flavor and I knew that’s what I wanted in my homemade cauliflower pizza.

I didn’t want to eat my pizza with a fork, like so many others I’ve tried. I wanted to be able to pick up a slice of pizza and eat it like I would at my favorite pizza joint. This Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe is exactly that. 

HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST

This cauliflower pizza crust dough recipe is really simple to make. The key to perfect crust is being patient and allowing the crust to crisp up.  Because there’s a ton of moisture in your cauliflower, you’ll have to let it bake out of the crust in order for it to crisp up. 

Ingredients for cauliflower pizza crust in a bowl.

  1. If you’re using fresh cauliflower rice, steam it briefly in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes. Allow to cool and then wrap in a paper towel tightly to squeeze the water out of it.  You want your cauliflower to be dry before mixing with the other ingredients. If you’re using frozen cauliflower rice, allow to thaw and then squeeze the water out of it using the paper towel method.
  2. Transfer the cauliflower rice to a bowl. Add the egg, cheese, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix the ingredients together to combine.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. I use a baking sheet without a rim to make it easier to transfer the crust directly to the rack halfway through baking.
  5. Shape the cauliflower into a large circle on top of the parchment approximately 1/2 inch thick pressing it together to form the crust. 
  6. Bake the cauliflower pizza crust dough in a 400 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden and firm.
  7. Carefully slide the parchment paper with the cauliflower crust from the baking sheet directly to the oven rack and bake for an additional 15 minutes. This will ensure the bottom of the crust is dry and crispy so you don’t have to eat it with a fork.

cauliflower pizza crust dough in a bowl

That’s it! Now, you can top your cauliflower pizza crust with your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings. We like to top our’s with my homemade pizza sauce, it’s no cook so you can literally throw it together while your pizza crust is baking. Bake for an additional 8 minutes or until your cheese is melted and bubbling.

cauliflower pizza crust on a baking sheet.

HOW TO FREEZE CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST

Making your cauliflower crust ahead of time and freezing it is a great timesaver for weeknight dinners. I like to make four smaller pizza crusts and freeze them for quick meals when time is at a minimum but you can also freeze the larger crust, too.

Follow all the instructions for making your cauliflower crust and then transfer the crusts to the freezer on a baking sheet. Freeze until firm and then wrap the pizza crust tightly in plastic wrap. Cover with foil and freeze for up to 2 months. 

To bake a frozen cauliflower pizza crust, transfer the crust to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees until hot. Top your crust with your sauce, cheese and toppings continuing to bake for an additional 8 minutes.

cauliflower pizza crust after it's been baked.

HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER CRUST WITHOUT CHEESE

If you’re lactose intolerant or are looking to keep the dairy to a minimum, you can skip the cheese and add an additional egg to your cauliflower pizza crust dough. The end result will be a little more eggy but it’s still tasty and pizza like.

overhead shot of cauliflower pizza on a pizza peel

TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST

  • Be sure to use a flat cookie sheet or preheat baking stone (This is what I use and love.) lined with parchment to bake your cauliflower crust. If you don’t have a cookie sheet or baking stone, you can use a rimmed baking sheet inverted. This will help when transferring the parchment to the baking rack for the end of the cooking time.
  • Be patient, your patience will be rewarded with crispy crust that’s tasty and amazing. The baking time can vary so check your crust at the 30 minute mark and don’t move it to the oven rack until it’s golden brown with crispy, firm edges.
  • Go light on the toppings! As tempting as it may be to load it up, too much sauce or cheese will add extra moisture (and heft) to your crust which could cause it to fall apart.

Cauliflower pizza being served to someone.

We love to serve our cauliflower pizza with this easy Wedge Salad for a bit of freshness.  It’s a fun family meal because the kids can totally help with the topping choices. 

If you want to try something a little more traditional, we love this Whole Wheat Pizza Crust, too! Or let the kids create their own personal pizzas with this easy English Muffin Pizza.

Child's hand taking an english muffin pizza off a blue and white platter.

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Cauliflower Pizza crust with sauce and cheese.

The BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Kellie
Low carb and gluten free, this easy Cauliflower Pizza Crust is sturdy enough to hold your favorite toppings.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 179 kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups cauliflower rice approximately 1 head of cauliflower finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • If you're using fresh cauliflower rice, steam it briefly in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes. Allow to cool and then wrap in a paper towel tightly to squeeze the water out of it.  You want your cauliflower to be dry before mixing with the other ingredients. If you're using frozen cauliflower rice, allow to thaw and then squeeze the water out of it using the paper towel method.
  • Transfer the cauliflower rice to a bowl. Add the egg, cheese, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the ingredients together to combine.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. I use a baking sheet without a rim to make it easier to transfer the crust directly to the rack halfway through baking.
  • Shape the cauliflower into a large circle on top of the parchment approximately 1/2 inch thick pressing it together to form the crust.
  • Bake the cauliflower pizza crust dough in a 400 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden and firm.
  • Carefully slide the parchment paper with the cauliflower crust from the baking sheet directly to the oven rack and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Notes

To freeze your cauliflower pizza crust, freeze on a baking sheet until firm. Then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Cover with foil and freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 14gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 671mgPotassium: 675mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 332IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 295mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cauliflower, cauliflower pizza crust
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Cauliflower pizza with a slice with a bite taken out of it.

 

 

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