You might have seen cauliflower pizza crust recipes online or on Pinterest a lot lately. Originally I found this recipe on Pinterest and have been fiddling with it ever since. A cauliflower crust is a wonderful gluten free, low carbohydrate option and is so subtle in cauliflower flavor that it will please any picky eater. Like my three year old twins! Any toppings you normally like to put on your pizza will work on this one. I do have to admit that the preparation can be a bit messy. If you opt to grate your cauliflower, it kind of goes everywhere, I had bits of cauliflower sprinkled on the floor, much to Chloe, the dacshund’s pleasure. I opted for a double recipe this time and used the entire head of cauliflower. I made a round pizza for myself and I used the Demarle goldfish tray for special fish shaped pizzas for the girls.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Makes one 9″ pizza, I usually double the recipe and make one big rectangular pizza or one round and cute shaped mini pizzas for the kids.
- 1/2 LARGE head cauliflower (or 2+ cups shredded cauliflower)
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup finely shredded cheese of your choice. I like the a blend of Mexican cheeses or cheddar. (or try another kind!)
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1-2 cloves fresh garlic
- salt and pepper
Top with your favorite toppings. I’ve tried Hawaiian and turkey pepperoni , both were super yummy.
1. Shred the cauliflower into small crumbles. You can use a food processor if you’d like, but I think grating is the way to go.You’ll need a total of about 2 cups or so of cauliflower crumbles (which is about half a large head of cauliflower. If you have a Demarle round mold and an octagonal Silpat, place the crumbles in round mold, cover and microwave for 4-5 minutes. If using a conventional bowl, place the cauliflower crumbles in a large bowl and microwave them (dry) for 8 minutes. If you do not have a microwave, you can steam the whole florets and then grate them after they cool. This will change the texture, making it more of a puree. It will still taste yummy! Give the cauliflower a chance to cool.
2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare you cookie sheet with nonstick spray. I like to use a Silpat or a Demarle flexipan, neither need cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix the cauliflower and the remaining crust ingredients. Pat the “crust” into a 9 to 12-inch round on your prepared pan or into your Demarle mold/flexipan of choice. You can spray the top of your crust with cooking spray, it will help it get more brown, but I usually skip this. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and remove from the oven. If you’re using a flexipan or mold, unmold, place on a Silpat then add toppings. This will give you a crispier crust.
3: Top your pizza with your sauce and toppings of your choice! Be creative! Put it back in the oven for 5 more minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
I hope you give it a try!