Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 4 Servings
Difficulty: Easy

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Non-stick spray
2 ½ cups grated cauliflower (about ½ a large head)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup homemade or store bought tomato sauce
1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
2 cloves garlic, sliced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ cup basil leaves, for garnish





Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Grate the cauliflower using a box grater until you have 2 cups of cauliflower crumbles. Place in a large bowl and microwave for 7-8 minutes, or until soften. Remove and let cool. Mix in the egg, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan. Spray lightly with non-stick spray and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.

Top the pizza with the sauce, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, another 10 minutes. Top with basil before serving.

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Followed recipe exactly and it came out perfect!! Crust was great. Definitely will try again.

By Joamel on April 01, 2014


HI Paula, I am always looking for a pizza crust that I can eat that is gluten free and low carb. I think this will fit the bill. Thanks for being the wonderful person that you are.

By Cindy on February 07, 2014


Oh my goodness! I made this about a week ago for my husband and mother-in-law. It was soooooooo good! I put it out to my FB friends and everyone thought it looked great! Many were going to try it. Thank you so much for a great pizza!

By Amy on January 28, 2014


Looks yummy smile

By Natalie on January 22, 2014


Can't wait to try this one! Thanks, Paula for hanging in there. You go girl!!! Merry Christmas Blessings to you and yours!!!!

By Jamie Kimmer on December 23, 2013


This turned out great! My whole family loved it and ate it right up! I followed this recipe exactly, and I didn't have any trouble with the crust turning out mushy- I did use the parchment paper, and lightly sprayed it with the non-stick spray. I'm wondering if the crust would hold together ok, though, if I were to use slightly less cheese, just to make it lower in fat.

By Hannah on December 21, 2013


I have been wanting to try this recipe and we were just amazed at how wonderful it came out!! Some of the reviews complained about it being too wet. I put cauliflower in microware dry and it came out perfect. I added this to my keepers list. Thanks Paula we love it!

By Sallie on November 09, 2013


this was yummy and kids ate it (not very picky kids thought - but regular pizza was served along side). I did add garlic and oregano. Could someone tell my why it was a bit soggy. Should I cook it longer or just on the paper - with out a pizza pan?? (I did use frozen cauliflower).

By Night on October 24, 2013



By Anonymous on September 21, 2013


So I have not made this yet, but just read another cauliflower pizza crust recipe. The one thing they did, which I do not see Paula doing, is after microwaving the cauliflower they squeezed the excess what out of it, or put it in a towel and wrung it out. You are left with a pulpy, very dry cauliflower. I think I will try blending the best from both recipes and see what I come up with. Excited to try!

By Deanna on September 21, 2013


Paula this pizza is fantastic thank you for one more great recipe I made today

By Adel on August 31, 2013


cauliflower crust on the mushy side. it sweated on the parchment paper like crazy. had to take out of paper and bake it again, and it didnt hold up well, it was in pieces after 2nd baking. had to cook longer, couldnt achieve a crisp crust. this is a good recipe, but cooking that crust to perfect is not easy.

By G on August 17, 2013


After 10 minutes it looked a little mushy like some of the comments i'v seen so I grabbed another baking sheet lined with parchment paper and flipped it over and cooked it for another 5-10 minutes and it dried out!

By bonnie hayes on August 05, 2013


If I don't include the egg yolk should I use two egg whites?

By Penny P. on August 02, 2013


loved it

By Anonymous on July 22, 2013


Love you, Paula

By jacqueline hayworth on July 15, 2013


my crust was mushy [ i made it pretty thin] and when i tried to cut the pizza it rolled up with the cheese. i followed the recipe exactly except for the parchment paper. i am not sure what i did wrong. any ideas? thanks,

By jill on July 09, 2013


I am going to try your Cauliflower Pizza crust for the first time with my sister tomorrow, and am excited to try this new dish. I already shared the recipe with my Weight Watcher's group while at home. On another note, it disturbs me, as well as many of my friends that the radical media is nailing you for a comment that was made over 20 years ago, yet the President of the US with his 'image' world wide can embarrass us with his behavior, lies and immoral behavior. Please know that the majority of your follower and non followers as well, are NOT backing that philosophy. We are still behind you Paula!!! Sincerely, Mary Koebler

By Mary Koebler on July 05, 2013


If I made this without the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese in the crust would it prevent the crust from hardening / thickening like it is suppose to?

By nicole on June 24, 2013


If I left out the mozzarella, Parmesan cheese would the crust still thicken / harden like it is suppose to?

By Anonymous on June 24, 2013

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