I am completely obsessed with cauliflower right now. It’s surprising how many ways you can use it as a substitute for rice, potato, and my personal favorite- as a pizza crust. Cauliflower Pizza Crust is low carb, gluten free, and incredibly tasty. This crust is perfect for a pizza staple like Pizza Margherita. The simplicity of the crust flavor makes the main ingredients of the pizza really pop.
Is making a cauliflower pizza crust difficult?
It’s definitely not difficult but it can be a little time-consuming. This recipe is the most simple one I could find for making a Cauliflower Crust and even in its simplicity, there are several steps to follow. If you are unable to find pre-chopped Cauliflower, you will have to put a head of it in a food processor. Again, nothing here is difficult but there are a few steps that you have to follow in a specific order. Making your own pizza crust is a really fun experience so if you are up to the challenge it is well worth it.
What other styles of pizza works with Cauliflower crust?
You can make any style of pizza on a cauliflower crust. The great thing about cauliflower is that it has a very neutral taste, so it takes on the flavor of whatever you pair with it. My favorite style of pizza is what is commonly referred to as “Italian Style” – mushrooms, onions, and sausage.
If I don’t want to make my own pizza crust, what are my other options?
You can save yourself a lot of time by buying a pre-made cauliflower crust and then top it with all of your favorite toppings. Caulipower makes a great Paleo pizza crust made primarily from Cauliflower. It is really tasty, you are going to love it!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza Margherita
For Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 1 cauliflower cut into chunks
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder or garlic salt
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
For Pizza Margherita
- tomato sauce
- buffalo mozzarella
For Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut your head of cauliflower into chunks so that they fit into your food processor and process until the cauliflower has a rice-like texture and size. You can also buy "cauliflower rice" at the grocery store to avoid this step or use a cheese grater instead of a food processor.
- Put the grated cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 6-7 minutes on high. Once done, let it cool for about 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix the cauliflower with the egg, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray or you can use a Silpat baking mat if you have.
- Put the cauliflower mixture on the the pan and form the crust by hand while making sure to keep/squeeze the "dough" compact and not loose. You can form a lip on the outer edge for a crust.
- Bake the crust in the oven for about 15 minutes.
For the Pizza Margherita
- Top the pizza with tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and basil and bake in the oven for another 10-15 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.