Easy Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

1 medium pizza
30 min

Pizza is one of the most popular and easy meals and is usually loved by all, thanks to the variety you can get with the dish. We love pizza so much that it was the main course at our wedding.

Being gluten free or following a paleo diet can sometimes put a damper on pizza. I have tested a method of making a simple and delicious Cauliflower pizza crust that will be sure to satisfy your pizza cravings.

If you have specific dietary needs, check out the variety of recipes we have for different needs.

A friend of mine introduced me to the Paleo diet. The goal is to eat as our Paleolithic ancestors did while hunting and gathering. The main idea is to eat lean meats and lots of fruits and vegetables – no grains, no dairy, no legumes, and no sugar.  

The other day, I decided to make a pizza, but I needed to make it Paleo-friendly. I have read about and seen various  crusts made out of cauliflower, so I thought I’d try it on my own and see what happens. I used the same basic crust to also make an apple pie, and it worked out well.

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What You Will Need For Cauliflower Crust:

  • 1 large cauliflower head
  • Food Processor
  • Clean, dry towel
  • Seasoning – salt, pepper, etc.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice:

First, you need to make the cauliflower “rice.” That is the term many use to refer to the little, tiny pieces of cauliflower that resemble rice.

Next, rinse off a cauliflower head and break it into tiny sections. Then, in batches, pulse it in the food processor until all of the big chunks are gone. This will make a mess no matter how careful you are. Just be prepared for little cauliflower flakes everywhere.

Now, cook the cauliflower. Boil a few inches of water. Then, add the cauliflower and cook for 4 – 5 minutes.

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After that, strain all of the liquid. Then, let it sit and cool down for a few minutes.

This step is critical! Be sure to get out as much liquid as possible from the cauliflower. First, dump the cauliflower on a clean, dry towel. Then, pull up the edges, and wring out the excess water. This will take several times of wringing out. Caution – the water may still be pretty hot.

Add Some Ingredients To Your Cauliflower Crust Dough

Next, place the cauliflower in a bowl and mix in 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and (optional) 1/4 cup cheese or fake cheese. Or, add whatever spices you normally like to your pizza dough.

Then, form the dough into a ball.

Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Next, form the dough into a round or rectangular crust about 1/4 inch thick. This will make one medium-sized crust or 2 smaller crusts. With this recipe, I made 2 small cauliflower crusts.

Then, bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.

After baking, you should have a nice, firm crust to which to add toppings. You’ll be able to pick up this cauliflower pie (almost) just like a regular pizza pie.

Spread some sauce (white, red, pesto). Then, add some cheese or fake cheese. Next, add some veggies. Now place in the oven for an additional 5 minutes or so the cheese can melt and the toppings get warm.

Easy Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Recipe details
  • 1  medium pizza
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Easy Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust
  • 1 large head of Cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • favorite pizza toppings

Wash cauliflower
cut into small pieces add to a food processor
pulse until large chunks are gone and you're left with flakes
boil cauliflower in water or chicken stock for 4-5 minutes
drain liquid
place cooked cauliflower in a cheese cloth or rag and squeeze out all liquid (you may need to do this step several times to remove all liquid)
in a bowl add egg, salt and garlic powder. Mix well
form into ball and roll out into pizza crust or divide and make 2 smaller crusts
bake for 5 minutes on parchment paper
top with favorite sauce and pizza toppings.
bake another 5-7 minutes on parchment paper until cheese is melted