How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

The BEST cauliflower pizza crust you’ll ever make! Learn exactly how to make cauliflower pizza crust that’s flavorful, low carb and packed with fiber & protein. Top it with whatever your heart desires. You’ll make this cauliflower pizza crust recipe again and again!

cauliflower pizza crust with cheese and sauce sliced

The BEST cauliflower pizza crust you’ll ever make! Learn exactly how to make cauliflower pizza crust that’s flavorful, low carb and packed with fiber & protein. Top it with whatever your heart desires. You’ll make this cauliflower pizza crust recipe again and again!

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

To store: store any leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or back in the oven to keep it crispy.

Freeze the crust without toppings. After baking the crust, you can wrap it in foil and freeze it for later. When you’re ready to use it, simply bake the pizza at 425 degrees F for about 20-30 minutes, then top your pizza and bake as directed.

Freeze the crust with toppings. You can also freeze your crust after adding your toppings! After adding everything you’d like, wrap the crust well and freeze it. To bake it simply do so at 425 degrees F until the cheese is nice and bubbly (20-30 minutes).Nutrition Servings: 8 slices Serving size: 2 slices Calories: 224kcalFat: 10.6gSaturated fat: 6.5gCarbohydrates: 14.3gFiber: 5.3gSugar: 3.8gProtein: 17.9g

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