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The Best Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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This cauliflower crust pizza is so good it’s hard to believe it is gluten and grain-free! You can even pick it up like a regular slice of pizza.

Ingredients

  • 1 head (Small Head) Cauliflower
  • ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Basil
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Meal (optional)
  • 1 whole Egg

Preparation

Place a pizza stone in the oven, or baking sheet if you don’t have a pizza stone. Preheat oven to 450ºF. On a cutting board, place a large piece of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking oil.

Wash and throughly dry a small head of cauliflower. Don’t get one the size of your head unless you are planning on making 2 pizzas. Cut off the florets—you don’t need much stem, just stick with the florets. Pulse in your food processor for about 30 seconds, until you get powdery snow like cauliflower. You should end up with 2 to 3 cups cauliflower “snow”. 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 for a bit before attempting the next step.

Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap it up in the dish towel and wring the heck out of it. You want to squeeze out as much water as possible. This will ensure you get a chewy pizza like crust instead of a crumbly mess.

Dumped squeezed cauliflower into a bowl. Now add Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, kosher salt, dried basil (crush up the leaves even more between your fingers before adding), dried oregano (crush up the leaves even more between your fingers before adding), garlic powder (not garlic salt), and a dash of red pepper if you want. I also added 1 tablespoon almond meal because my cauliflower yielded closer to 2 cups of cauli snow; this is optional and I would not add the almond meal if you have closer to 3 cups of cauli snow. Now add the egg and mix away. Hands tend to work best.

Once mixed together, use your hands to form the dough into a crust on your oiled parchment paper. Pat it down throughly, you want it nice and tightly formed together. Don’t make it too thick or thin either.

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

Add however much sauce, cheese, and toppings you want. I’m not gonna give you measurements for this. You know how you like your pizza—so go for it! Slide parchment with topped pizza back in the hot oven and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden.

Test your patience and allow it to cool for a minute or two. Probably closer to two. Then using a pizza cutter and a spatula, serve up your delicious grain-free cauliflower crust pizza!

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bob on 8.16.2016

Sounds great. How can I print a copy to take to the kitchen? Your “Print” button only opens a blank page.

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cauliflower crust on 2.16.2016

he liked it woohoo. How do I make it more crunchy? Is that what the flour is for?

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matt koppen on 7.30.2015

OOPS!! SORRY

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matt koppen on 7.30.2015

OK maybe I am missing this but what temp do you set the oven at?

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jp on 5.13.2015

I found that cooking for 4 minutes was WAY too much -I only cooked the cauliflower for 2 minutes and it smelled just awful – and I like cauliflower! Other than that, I think it is pretty good. I may or may not try again with a shorter cook time. (it smelled pretty bad and that is going to be hard to get past, especially for my non-cauliflower loving family. :)

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Ashley on 1.16.2016

My husband even loved this pizza. Will be making again!

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sarahallen2 on 1.21.2015

Seriously the best recipe for Cauliflower Crust I have ever used! My husband had no idea it was made from cauliflower.

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Pam on 5.23.2014

I was a bit skeptical about cauliflower pizza, but i have to say that was amazing, really nice. Will be having again for sure

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elamb83 on 3.20.2014

This pizza crust is delicious! I’ve made it 3 times since discovering the recipe a few weeks ago. My 3 year old and husband love it, too! I use a whole head of cauliflower. I followed the recipe exactly as written, other than adding the optional almond meal. I’m not a fan of cauliflower, but this doesn’t taste like cauliflower. Love it!

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AJ Dahler on 3.20.2014

I made this and it was amazing! I did cheat by adding a little flour instead of almond meal (which my dough was calling out for), but I got two pizzas out of one head of cauliflower, so my ingredient amounts may have been a little different than yours. Such a great idea though, thanks so much for sharing. It’ll be a staple for sure!

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