Healthy Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

I was planning to share a quinoa, kale and tofu skillet recipe this morning, however plans changed after I had one bite of the pizza I made last night for dinner.

Healthy Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

Don’t get me wrong, the kale and tofu dish is great (I’ll still post the recipe sometime this week). However, this pizza isn’t your average pie and judging from the response I got when I posted an Instragram photo on Facebook last night, the recipe needed to be shared right away. The thing that makes this pizza so unique is that the crust is made out of cauliflower – yes, the vegetable!

Healthy Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

I honestly can’t remember when or where I first saw the idea for pizza made with a cauliflower crust (probably Pinterest), but I know that it has been done many times before. I used this blog post from DAMY Health as a guide and came up with a variation of the recipe. I was a little skeptical about using cauliflower to make a pizza crust, but trust me when I say that it’s pretty amazing. You can taste the cauliflower flavor (which I like) but it still tastes just like pizza – cheesy and delicious. The edges of the crust even get a little crunchy like regular pizza does.

So yes, pizza CAN BE healthy! If you cut this crust into 8 slices, each piece of crust (without toppings) has only 50 calories, 2 carbs and 5 grams of protein! There’s no need to feel guilty about eating a few slices, several times a week. :)

Healthy Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

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Healthy Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust
 
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • ½ head cauliflower (about 2 cups riced)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Prep a cookie sheet or pizza stone by grease it with oil. You can grease the cookie sheet or use greased aluminum foil. It will stick if you don't grease it properly!! (I used a Pampered Chef baking stone, and made sure to spray it before putting on the crust.
  3. Remove the stems and leaves from your cauliflower and chop the florets into chunks. Add to a food processor (I used my Vitamix) and pulse just until the texture is similar to rice. If you don't have a food processor or Vitamix, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater or chop it.
  4. Sauté cauliflower "rice" in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook until translucent, approximately 6-8 minutes. (You can use the microwave for this as well. Just place cauliflower in an uncovered microwave-safe bowl and cook for 8 minutes.)
  5. In a bowl combine the cooked cauliflower with all remaining ingredients.
  6. Spread dough out evenly over foil (or stone) - about ¼ to ⅓ of an inch thick. The pizza should be about 9-10 inches in diameter.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven.
  9. Top with pizza sauce and toppings. Be careful not to add too many heavy toppings as you don't want to weigh down the crust.
  10. Broil the pizza for 5 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted. Allow the pizza to cool for 2-3 minutes then cut and serve immediately.

You can top the pizza with whatever you like, just make sure the toppings are already cooked since you’ll only be broiling the pizza for a few minutes. I spread on a layer of my basil lima bean hummus, my favorite homemade pizza sauce (recipe from Ashley of the Edible Perspective), roasted squash and zucchini, roasted eggplant and a sprinkle of the shredded mozzarella, about 2 Tablespoons. The crust already has cheese so you don’t need much on top. Also keep in mind that the cauliflower crust is less firm than most regular dough-based crusts so you don’t want to weigh it down with a ton of ingredients. Keep is simple.

Healthy Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

I found that it’s easier to eat this pizza with a fork/knife. Once you get to only a few bites left, it’s fine to pick up with your hands, but it tends to collapse if you try to pick up the whole slice early on.

Overall I LOVED this pizza and will definitely be making it again sometime soon – perhaps I’ll even try a vegan version next time. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

I hope you have a wonderful start to your week! I’m pumped because we’re headed to Boston this weekend for a wedding and have all day Friday to hang out in the city. If you have any recommendations of things we should do and see while there – restaurants, breweries, history stuff, etc. I’d love for you to leave them in the comment section.

Last but not least, the office arm challenge exercises for week 6 are up so if you’re following along, definitely check those out.

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Comments

  1. I love cauliflower crust pizza – so good!

  2. Woah – so this entire pizza has only 400 calories?!

    You are a caloric magician!

  3. Boston is awesome. The weather is suppose to be gorgeous here this weekend. I suggest getting a T pass (get the hard Charlie card) and walk your heart out. For breweries there is the Sam Adams brewery, on the orange line get off at stony brook the Harpoon brewery is a little ways walking distance out by south station on the red line. ask anyone and they can direct you. Anywhere near the water front is fun to walk around look for Dewey square and you will find food trucks and the farmers market. You could rent a bike (Hubway) and bike around too. The north end is fun for italian food. Hope this helps. Enjoy the wedding!

  4. amazing!!!!! i am in love with crunchy bread and pizza but dont eat gluten. so i hardly ever eat pizza and usually stick to homemade crackers.
    this looks fabulous! cant wait to try!!!

  5. Thanks so much for this recipe. I am obsessed with pizza and this healthy option actually looks better than regular pizza !

  6. This looks amazing! I never tried a cauliflower crust.. I should though because it loks great! :D

  7. Jamee Dyches says:

    Yes, I would love to see a vegan version of this!

  8. Welcome to New England! Apart from the obvious touristy places, I would recommend a visit to Newbury Street. It’s a nice walk along some fancy shops where window shopping is definitely recommended. They also have some nice restaurants there. Prudential Center is also within walking distance from there. Of course the Boston Commons and Public Gardens are a must see. The North End’s Mike’s Pastry has some delectable treats as long as you’re willing to wait in line for a while. If you’re still up for some walking after all this, the Harborwalk is a nice way to take in the sights of the city. Enjoy Boston!

  9. I am still dying to try the cauliflower crust. I’m very intrigued but I keep hearing that it’s delicious!

  10. Have to give a vegan version of this a try!!!

  11. This pizza looks amazing! I’m making cauliflower rice tonight for another recipe but now that I have made it I know what to use it for next time :) Yum!

  12. Ah-maze-ing!!!! I am nervous, but I will be attempting this recipe.

  13. I’ve seen people use this cauliflower crust quite a lot and I wanna use it soon too! Looks awesome!

  14. Can this be made vegan w/ egg sub?

  15. On Fridays there is a great farmer’s market in Copley Square! You should definitely check that out. There is also an amazing restaurant in the South End on Tremont Street called The Beehive. It has amazing food and usually has live music – often jazz. I definitely recommend it!

  16. yum!!!!!!!! I have been wanting to make cauliflower pizza crust foreveeeeeeer…but I don’t have a food processor… and my blender isn’t very powerful! DOH! Someday! It looks delicious!

    Hope all is well,
    GC

  17. This looks so good! Every time I make cauliflower pizza it turns out mushy and falls apart, I must be doing something wrong!

  18. I have made cauliflower crust but it didn’t turn out well. I will have to try your recipe!!

  19. This looks really good! Let us know if you make a vegan version…would love that recipe! :D

  20. oooh yum. Thanks for the recipe. This weather is making me crave carby foods so I’m sure this will be just the ticket! Good luck with wedding planning!

  21. Boston: walk the Freedom Trail. Lots of history, good eating and drinking stops along the way. Fabulous running along the river–loops between the bridges with a path on both sides. Have fun and please post a vegan version of this if you make it!

  22. I am not sure why I haven’t made a cauliflower crust pizza yet, but I think i need to get on that. I am hoping it will work with non-dairy cheese… I can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing!

  23. This sounds like such an interesting recipe! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been seeing so many interesting uses of cauliflower lately – from rice to pizza crust. Who knew such a bland looking vegetable could be so versatile!

  24. I can’t believe there’s no flour in this crust recipe! I can’t wait to try this. And I lurve cauliflower so it’s a win-win all the way around. Holy cow, thanks!!

  25. Just made this and it was great! Really making my low carb diet more yummy! Thanks!!

  26. Just made it last night! fantastic! Boyfriend had nooo Idea! (hahaha)…. brought it as a cold pizza for lunch and let the ladies try it and they were amazed of how good (even as “cold” pizza). They all asked for recipe. I put pizza sauce, sauteed mushrooms and peppers, sprinkled with cheese! It was great!

  27. I just heard about this amazing pizza crust and I can’t wait to try it out. I love your pizza stone too, where did you ever find it?

  28. OK, so I expected mediocre pizza at best, but this was really good. I tweaked a few things b/c that is how I cook, but it was sooooo good. Bookmarked for future use.

  29. I made your crust last night. VERY easy and really good. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  30. Hi Brittany, I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe soon. I just wanted to ask you if it is crucial for the structure of the dough to put the mozzarella in the crust, or if you can leave it out and do like a regular pizza with the cheese on top? Thanks!

    erik

    • I’m not 100% sure because I haven’t tried making the crust without the cheese but I don’t know if it would hold together as well. You could certainly try it. Let me know if you do! :)

  31. Angela Willis says:

    I have a funny question… do you think that I could make this crust with out cheese?
    Angela

  32. Are we supposed to put the cheese in the crust mixture? Referring to the sentence below from the recipe:

    “In a bowl combine the cooked cauliflower with all remaining ingredients.”

    Thank you!

  33. Angela Willis says:

    Thanks Brittany!

    I tried it based upon your recipe! Fantastic! Thank you… I will experiment without the cheese maybe more egg? I will let you know… :)

  34. Hello,
    I loved your recipe. I was searching about this recipe after a friend tell me about this tipe of pizza. I made it today for me and my Hubby. When I finished I thought I think it is not enough food for 2…But believe or not we were Happy w/ half and full…Thanks so much.. I just changed the topping…We are in a low proteine diet so it was the best thing for us. And pizza is my hubby favorite dish…So I will make it again in this week…
    Thanks again,
    Margie

  35. I just had to leave a comment. I was a bit skeptical of cauliflower crust but have seen it a lot recently. I just finished making this ad haves to say it is DELICIOUS!!! I subbed the basil and oregano for mixed Italian herbs. Thank you for the great recipe!!

  36. Kathy Pratt says:

    My husband and i tried this for lunch it was great. Will definitely try this again with different toppings.

  37. Made this last night for dinner and we LOVED it. Great recipe Brittany!

  38. I made this the other night and was pleasantly surprised! It was very yummy and I will make it again, but when I have someone to cook for. The leftovers were not as good as when it first came out of the oven. I topped my cauliflower pizza crust with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and green olives. Thanks for the recipe. :)

  39. This recipe looks awesome, I saw that tina used it and I am def going to try it soon!!

  40. Thanks for the share of your Pizza. Will be trying this out on the kids this weekend.

  41. mystic mama says:

    This pizza is incredible! Made one tonight and topped with veggies I had on hand: olives, green and yellow bell peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes. It was delicious! Hubby and I had no problem polishing it off!

  42. Hi, I made your recipe last night, followed everything as written but the dough was very soggy.

    I topped it with my own Italian mix of turkey sausage, diced tomatoes and herbs and it was delicious but I am wondering how to avoid the wetness of the crust as we could not lift it from the plate at all without it breaking.

    If you have any advice, I am happy to follow.

    Currently eating the leftovers and they are even better!:)

  43. Awesome recipe! I will have to copy some of this down for one of my blog posts soon! I’ll be sure to mention your site!!

    -Live Satisfied

  44. Made this tonight. Outstanding! I used sauteed yellow onion, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers as well as roasted rell bell pepper, spinach, feta mozarella, and a homemade chunky tomato sauce.

  45. Has anyone tried it w/o cheese yet?

  46. I made this for my boyfriend and I last night with chicken, onion, red pepper, kale, and mozzarella on top and let’s just say there are no leftovers! Clearly, we hated it. ;) Thanks for the recipe!

  47. Loved it! Been wanting to try a cauliflower crust for ages and finally took the plunge. Thank you for posting this!

  48. Thanks for the recipe! I’m transitioning into a GF diet and it’s always helpful to find things like this :) Mine turned out OK. I used vegan mozzarella, baked for 40 minutes, but still a little soggy. Trying to figure out what might have gone wrong. Oh well–will give it another go at some point.

  49. Epicuriousbynature says:

    I’ve been reading up on the cauliflower crusts and finally decided to try it tonight!! It is AWESOME!!!! I used garlic powder, LOTS OF IT and regular Italian seasoning. I did add a little salt too!!! I started it on a silpat and then once it was ready for toppings, I pulled it off and finished it on an perforated pizza pan!!! I’m beyond happy about this!! I eat a ketogenic diet and will make this OFTEN!!!!!!!! Soooooooo happy!!! Thanks!!!

  50. This is DELICIOUS! Thanks so much! The only things I did differently was to saute the garlic in a touch of olive oil first, then add the cauliflower and herbs (I used Penzey’s Tuscan Sunset blend, and added salt) and cooked it all together. I topped my pizza with (drained) sautéed fresh garlic spinach and sliced sautéed mushrooms, and a grating of parmesan. Incredibly tasty! Five stars (for some reason the system wouldn’t let me rate it)!

  51. Carolina Plew says:

    Just made this for dinner tonight and it was DELICIOUS!!! thank u for sharing the recipe.

  52. Made this for dinner tonight. Just chucked on what veges I had and it was amazing!!! so blown away by how easy it was to make and how yum the base was. Going to think of a bit more adventurous toppings to put on it when I make it next week!!

  53. Loved this recipe! Changed up the toppings and even my veggie fearing spouse loved it!

  54. I just made this recipe tonight and loved it! The only thing was that mine turned out super small- do you know the reason for this?
    I do not have a food processor so I chopped the cauliflower up into really small bits. My pizza ended up barely serving 2. It was, however, delicious.

    • hmm.. I can think of two reasons it may have turned out smaller… maybe your head of cauliflower was smaller or perhaps you didn’t spread the “dough” as thin as I did. You could always double it next time. :)

      • If you are worried about the size of the bits and don’t have a food processor, I chopped my small, but when I removed it from the skillet and added the other ingredients I used a hand blender. I have made cauliflower rice with a friend and their processor, but in a pinch this minimized my fear that the texture would not be satisifying. Trouble was I could have eaten the crust without the toppings. Sooo good!!!

  55. Ok…yes…sounded crazy, so had to make it to find out. Pizza was awesome…..small though, barely enough for two…for a lunch snack. Will double all ingredients next time. As it was a pizza i added some Pepperoni and Red Onion, and Ground Sausage (pre-cook onion and sausage)

  56. Thanks for this recipe! It was delicious, and sooooo easy to make! I can’t wait to make it again, with different toppings! Did not even taste the cauliflower! Looking forward to making more recipes from your blog!

  57. I have made this twice and the first time it was amazing. I loved it. However please everyone take note DO NOT USE FOIL. The first time I made this I baked on parchment/baking paper and it worked perfectly, but today I ran out and decided that spraying some foil would be enough to stop it sticking. Nope, melted to the foil and had to be thrown out. I was so annoyed because it takes me ages to make (no food processor) and it smelt so good cooking too. Grr. So THANK YOU for the wonderful recipe but I just want to warn others about the foil. Thanks again.

    • I tried making it for the first time today and used foil. I ended up spraying the foil with a calorie free “oil” type spray. It stuck a little but was able to remove. It turned out great! I cut up 2 little turkey sausage links, sauteed bell peppers, mushrooms and onions. I also added a little garlic salt. I think I found one of my new favorite go-to no bread dishes :)

  58. This pizza came out amazing.. I had about three cups of riced cauliflower once sautéed and used two eggs and two cloves of garlic same amount of cheese and it was pretty big rectangle shaped pizza :) I also just sprinkled Italian seasoning over the entire dough prior to baking… This is better than real pizza..but I used turkey pepperoni and sliced olives as my toppings with a handful of 6 blend Italian cheese all over the top..thanks so much for this recipe makes low carb eating easy

  59. I am finally going to try this! I want to make it so i can eat it at work the next day. How would you suggest i prepare it the night before? Thanks!!

  60. This recipe is so great! I do not even miss regular pizza crust when I eat the cauliflower crust. I have passed this recipe on to many of my friends and everyone loves it! Thank you, I finally don’t feel deprived of pizza while on a diet:)

  61. Made this recipe last week for dinner! I couldn’t believe how much it tasted like ‘regular’ pizza! Was wondering if I could make the crust ahead of time and freeze it? Thoughts?

  62. Primal Mom says:

    I was putting off making this because I was skeptical and thought it was going to be one more failed “alternative” to gluten-laden favorite. I really am pleasantly surprised and I even made my kids taste test it – two thumbs up! I can’t believe I can eat this and not worry. Thank you SO much for sharing the recipe.

  63. Oh this looks wonderful. I’m wondering … do you think this could be veganized? Perhaps using flax eggs instead of a real one and maybe nutritional yeast instead of the cheese?

  64. I made this for dinner tonight, worked out perfectly!! It was super tasty, couldn’t believe it was cauliflower. I used thinly sliced eggplant, pumpkin, mushroom, zucchini and capsicum for the toppings, really don’t need much more cheese on top.
    thanks for sharing this great recipe will definitely be making again :)

  65. I made this for dinner and it was wonderful. We found it flavorful and filling. I made two single servings with this recipe as my spouse and I enjoy different toppings. I topped mine with peppers, mushrooms, black olives and a little cheese. My spouse topped his with mushrooms , cheese, meat, and black olives. I am looking forward to making this again but would spread my “dough” thinner next time. Also, would there be a way to make this crust crunchy? Thanks for the recipe. It didn’t feel
    like a low carb meal at all!

  66. Yay for gluten free pizza! This was awesome! I used my Pampered Chef pizza stone as well, but I found it stuck a little… maybe mine isn’t seasoned properly? Anyway, we used pesto for our sauce and a light layer of mozzarella cheese, topped with thinly sliced tomatoes and it turned out great! Thank you for sharing :D

  67. Hello quick question how much fat do you think the whole pizza had

  68. I will never buy pizza again, this was beyond my expectations and next time i am going to make a bigger one.
    Thank you so much for this recipe, my kids also enjoyed it

  69. This recipe is so easy and always turns out so well! Thanks so much for posting! My boyfriend and I even used it to make a vegetarian taco pizza last night. Yum!

  70. DELICIOUS RECIPE! Although I was sceptical at first because I’m not a big fan of cauliflower, the flavor of the crust was subtle and delicious. I made a vegetarian version and eating it was totally guilt-free. I’ve posting the link to this recipe on my FB page and in a nutrition group. Thank you for sharing it!

  71. This was insanely good. :) I ended up eating the whole thing *hides*, but I’d just gotten back from a long run and was starving, so. :P I’ll be a little more measured next time. Still, that just goes to show how tasty it was! Thanks for the recipe!

  72. This sounds amazing! Do you think this can work as a crust for mini quiches, made in muffin tins?

  73. Hey,

    I want to try this. Would you know of something to use instead of the egg for a vegan?

  74. Stephanie J. says:

    This was delicious!! I goofed up and forgot to cook the cauliflower the first time and I didn’t even notice a difference tonight when I actually cooked the cauliflower! Both were great – such an incredible recipe. Thank you! This will be a regular meal now!

    • So glad you liked it Stephanie. Good to know that it can be made with cooked or uncooked cauliflower. :)

      • Just found you and soo glad I did. Thanks so much for sharing but have a crazy idea for you :)

        Did you ever think of making a few of your great recipes and selling in the frozen section of a store ( for those culinary challenged ) I think it would be a big seller ! the quiche sounds great too

  75. Hi there!!
    I’ve just made this pizza and I’ve to say it’s DELICIOUS! I put 2 cloves of garlic in the base and it was SO yumi, added some tomatoe/basil sauce and some roasted vegs (pumpkins, sweet potatoes) + tomatoes and ham. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I love your website, it’s such an inspiration for me and I’m looking forward to reading more of your recipes!
    Céline from France

  76. Just made this. Looked great, tastes like crap. What a waste of an hour and ingredients.

  77. I made this recipe and I am in LOVE!!! Thank you so much for sharing! It came out perfect.

  78. Christa says:

    Delicious. Made it the other night and will definitely make again. I doubled and it made a good sized 12-inch pizza. Also doubled the garlic because we love garlic.
    My stone wasnt seasoned enough so as it was almost done I scraped it off and put on a cookie sheet and make little mini pizzas.
    Thinking of making little mini breadsticks and dipping in marinara for this Friday!!
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  79. So, I kind of stumbled upon your recipe as I have recently been focused on eating without flour and sugar, and I just have to say, you have convinced me that great pizza is possible with cauliflower. Simply amazing.

  80. celinaluvsu says:

    This recipe is the greatest discovery ever. I LOVE pizza but regular pizza is not on my diet. This is the 3rd time I’m making it. And it’s really filling, I can only eat about half as much as I could eat with regular pizza.

  81. Question: was thinking of trying this tonight for dinner but don’t have any shredded mozzarella cheese on hand, can I use other cheese in replacement? Would it mess up the cauliflower crust? Cant wait to try this!

  82. do you have to cool the cauliflower before making dough?

  83. Christine Price says:

    Just had this for dinner. Delicious!

  84. Christine Price says:

    Oh, forgot to mention that I don’t eat dairy so I replaced the mozzarella with “mozzarella style” almond cheese and tasted great. May help Teresa above.

  85. Found this post while doing a search for cauliflower pizza crust, but am intrigued by the kale, tofu and quinoa skillet you mentioned…have you posted that recipe yet?? Excited to make this pizza tonight!

  86. Hello,

    I am just wondering when you said “the pizza crust of cauliflower isn’t as hearty as most dough-based crusts”, I am confused. I thought this was healthier, as you said Pizza can be healthy as the beginning of the article? Isn’t the point of cauliflower crust to be healthy?

  87. Quick question: Do add the cheese in the crust mix or only after once you’ve put the veggies? By the look of this picture, it looks like there isn’t any cheese on top.

  88. I just made this and it is AMAZING. Better than pizza dough in my opinion. I eat gluten, but I was trying this recipe for my gluten free father and it is just fantastic. I will make again and again, thank you! How did you come up with this?

  89. E. Trance says:

    This is amazing… so excited to see a healthy version of pizza. Heading to the grocery store to get the missing components. Excited for Pizza tonight!

  90. This crust looks amazing – have you tried a non-dairy version? I’m thinking of using Daiya – wonder if I could skip the egg or use flax meal – I’ll try it if no one else has and let you know!

    Looked like a great time at the Jamba Juice Fit Event – was following another great healthy food and fitness blogger and that’s how I got to your site – you all have a wonderful community!

  91. MoiJill says:

    I used your recipe to make the pizza just now. LOVED it! I added fresh rosemary and oregano leaves to the cauliflower as it chopped in the Vitamix. Then, sauteed on LOWish heat slowly before putting it back into the bowl with the egg. Then, I sprayed my pizza plate with LOTS of olive oil (I didn’t want sticking); then, placed the cauliflower mix into a pizza shape, placed in the oven and cooked. It didn’t get brown enough, so I ended up putting it into the broiler. After browning, I put on fresh tomatoes, jarred pasta sauce, crushed red pepper and Daiya (vegan cheese). Then I put it back into the oven.

    The taste was LOVELY. But, it really stuck to the pan. Did I take it out too soon? I’d also like to find an egg substitute so that it can be entirely VEGAN? I have another smaller “crust” in the oven now. I’m going to save it for another day … I ATE the WHOLE thing!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! Any tips would be great!

  92. If you make a Vegan one please post that recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

  93. Just had pizza without the crust due to the carbs. Now I have this recipe I must try! Thanks a million for sharing :)

  94. Looks delicious! I have a bag of frozen cauliflower in the freezer. Would I be able to use that instead of fresh cauliflower?

    P.S. Congrats on your wedding! Instagram pics were beautiful!

  95. Is there a way to make this is if you don’t have or don’t use a microwave?

  96. Just a tip regarding the CHEESE. My daughter has issues with cheese so I make mine without cheese in the crust at all and it turns out great. Can’t tell the difference.

  97. This is an awesome recipe Brittany. I have been a chef, writer, menu designer and helped with a few pop up Thai street food restaurants in London for a while now and never come across this. Great recipe, thanks for sharing – eat well

  98. My roommate and I just made this for dinner tonight. SO GOOD. We probably should have spread the dough a little less thick, but I was shocked by how savory and delicious the crust was considering it is made out of cauliflower. We topped with yellow squash, onion, purple bell pepper, tomato, a little tomato sauce, garlic hummus, and a little bit of shredded cheese!

  99. I’d love to try this pizza. I read the recipe few times but I don’t see at what point to put the egg. Than you.

  100. Cant wait to try!!! I am drooling thinking about the hummus! Haven’t even tried yet, but 5 star! LOL

  101. This was tasty! I riced the cauliflower and cooked it in a pan. Added three garlic cloves an egg, mozzarella, parm, feta cheese, and some italian spices. Cooked the crust on my baking stone for 25 minutes and added veggies and more cheese for the toppings. I really liked the taste of this and may experiment with the crust a bit more by adding different cheeses. What can I say, I love cheese. Thanks for posting and I really enjoy your website!

  102. Tried your recipe and LOVED it! Husband loved it and toddler daughter loved it too! Thanks for posting! Will definitely be making this a regular in our recipe rotation!

  103. Margaret Maneb says:

    Looks delish, will have to experiment to see how to veganise it.

  104. This was delicious and I was very happy it was healthy too! I made it tonight, my husband told me it was “fancy” and it tasted like it came from a high-end restaurant. I’ll take that compliment! Thanks! :)

    • Hi Sarah. Thank you so much for trying the recipe. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed it and that your husband thought it was tasty as well. I love it when people come back to tell me how the recipe turned out! :)

  105. Could you use an egg white substitute in place of the actual egg?

  106. I have been using your recipe for about a year now. I cannot have pizza any other way! I double the recipe and make a nice big giant pizza and my husband and I can polish off almost the whole thing! With healthy toppings and this crust, no way do I feel guilty about having thirds!

  107. Do you think frozen cauliflower would be okay if I drained the excess water? I have a couple bags sitting in my freezer, so I’d love to use those when whipping this up if possible. This looks great, and I can’t wait to make it this week!

    • I haven’t tried frozen cauliflower so I’m not 100% sure, but if you do try it, I’d cook the cauliflower then wrap it in a towel to squeeze out all the water. Let me know if you try it!

  108. I am super interested in the vegan pizza you said you will try next! This one sounds great, but I don’t know what I would substitute for the egg. (and I don’t do cheese)
    Keep up the great recipes!

  109. For Vegans you could try using Tofu to replace the egg? Add ¼ cup to blender with enough water to smooth it out = 1 egg.

  110. Can this be cooked on parchment paper?

    • Yes, but I would spray the parchment paper with a non-stick spray to just to be sure it doesn’t stick. :)

      • OH MY YUM!

        This was amazing! It came out just fine on parchment. After I baked it, I slid it off the parchment and onto my pizza pan (it has holes in it) and broiled it like that. It crisped up a little on the bottom that way. I don’t have a pizza stone otherwise I would have used that.

        Thank you so much for this great recipe.

        • That’s a good idea, about the pizza pan with the holes in it. I made it last night and loved it. Next time I’m not even adding the sauce or cheese, more like a flatbread. I love cauliflower so this works for me. Tonight I’m making cauliflower fried rice.

  111. Joy Roxborough says:

    This looks so YUMMY! Gonna save it and try it when I can. Thanks!

  112. I was so excited to try this. It looked amazing. I just didn’t like it and despite actually really liking both raw and cooked cauliflower, the smell and taste were just overwhelmingly cauliflowery. I wanted to love it, but it’s not for me. :(

  113. I want to try the pizza but my problem is my granddaughter cant have milk. What will happen if I leave out the cheese?

    • Hi Cynthia. I’m working on a dairy-free/vegan version but haven’t posted it yet. I wouldn’t leave out the cheese completey as I don’t think it will turn out properly. You could try using 1 cup Daiya Mozzarella Shreds instead of the regular cheese — Daiya is vegan and dairy free. (http://us.daiyafoods.com/)

  114. Melissa says:

    I don’t cook much and don’t care for cauliflower AT ALL, but I just made this recipe (with my own topping modifications) and it was unbelievably delicious!

  115. Will you please email me the actual recipe for cauliflower crust pizza?
    I can receive the comments but am unable to see the actual recipe.
    Thank you!
    Caroline

  116. Tekesha says:

    Question: So the cheese in incorporated into the cauliflower crust…. and doesn’t stick to the foil? I’m just making sure before I try this recipe :) Please let me know. Thank you so much for posting!

  117. Julie Storey says:

    My husband would like the recipe for Penne Rosa from Noodles & Co. It comes with parmesan crusted chicken as well as an add-on. His new favorite! :)

    Looking forward to trying your pizza.

  118. Love, love this recipe a winner…I’m not much of a cook and was able to ace this recipe. Thank you for keeping it simple. Taste too good to actually be healthy :D I used all organic non-GMO food to make it and it was beyond good…5 Stars. You save me calories and money. Now I have no need to buy Whole food Market Pizzas

  119. This pizza is absolutely delicious! I made it just now. It took less than a hour total time. I chopped up the veggies and got my sauce ready while the crust cooked. I used mushrooms, tomatoe, spinach, and ground turkey sausage. I mixed in a bruschetta with my favorite spaghetti sauce. Oh my goodness who would have thought we could eat such a healthy pizza! This is definitely making it into my weekly dinner rotation!

  120. gr8 thankx alot

  121. Michala says:

    tried this tonight, i didn’t have mozzarella so i used cheddar which still only came to 70 calories a slice. i burnt it around the edges and it was still softish in the middle but i think thats mainly down to my oven. so easy and so delicious!

  122. Mababes says:

    I have used grated zucchini, drained well, patted dry, mixed with egg to stabilize it. That is also delicious. I can’t wait to try the cauliflower now. My mouth can well imagine its goodness, though!!! Thank you for the recipe.

  123. Sorry but what do you mean by BROIL? do you mean boil or bake?

    • Broiling just means baking at a high temperature. Most ovens have a BROIL setting. If yours doesn’t, here’s a little guide — the presets for broil are usually a low of 400 degrees, medium of 450 degrees and a high 500 degrees.

  124. This looks amazing!! I definitely need to take some pointers from here.. never thought to use a food processor I sat grating mine.. like a fool!!
    I’ve written a blog post on my version of a cauliflower pizza, it’s no where near to this standard but I’m still learning, it’d be great if anybody wanted to check it out :)
    http://thatthoughtfulgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/pizza-with-twist.html

  125. I followed the recipe exactly- it turned out mushy and tasting of cauliflower. Had to eat it with a fork. I’m not sure how to assign stars, but I would give it 1 of 5. Will not make again

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