by Olena

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

by Olena

Cauliflower Pizza Crust comes out crispy, you can hold the slice and use frozen cauliflower or cauliflower rice to make it. Tasty, low carb and the best recipe on the web with foolproof step by step video. Just read reviews for yourself!

Only 56 calories and 4 grams of carbs per slice. Let’s go!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Crust

You are looking at the best cauliflower pizza crust on the web! It is crispy, cheesy and you can really hold the slice.

I will not lie, the crust doesn’t taste like traditional pizza crust. Or that recipe is not time consuming. But crust is super tasty and I highly recommend to make 2 crusts!

Is Cauliflower Pizza Crust Healthy?

In the past few years, cauliflower pizza has gained huge popularity as a low carb gluten free alternative to traditional wheat flour pizza crust.

Nowadays, you can indulge in “pizza”, America’s favourite comfort food, and not overeat or feel bloated.

Cauliflower quick facts:

  • Vitamins: High in vitamins K and C, which keep your bones healthy.
  • Detox: Cruciferous vegetable like cauliflower help detox your liver.
  • Heart and immunity: It helps to reduce high blood pressure and strengthens your immune system.
  • Also high in fiber and antioxidants: Never a bad thing.
  • Calories: Healthy pizza crust has 56 calories, 4 grams of carbs and 4 grams of protein.

But of course there is an egg and cheese too. A nice balance.

cauliflower pizza crust slice

Ingredients for Cauliflower Pizza Crust

  • Cauliflower: You will need a large head of cauliflower, 6″ – 7″ in diameter, about 2.5 – 3 lbs.
  • Egg: Egg is part of “the glue” that holds cauliflower pizza dough together.
  • Cheese: As cheese melts during baking, it helps to bind small pieces of cauliflower into a crust. Cheese is crucial! So is the egg. Sorry cannot be vegan.
  • Spices: Simple dried herbs like oregano, basil or Italian mix plus salt and pepper add flavor to the crust. Cauliflower itself is pretty bland. Also you can add garlic powder.

How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

1. Separate Cauliflower Head into Florets

  • Using cauliflower rice: Skip this step.
  • Preheat oven: It is a good time to preheat oven to 375 degrees F. We first cook rice in it and after bake the crust, so it makes sense to keep the oven on.
  • Separate cauliflower: Using a paring knife, remove outer leaves, rinse and cut off florets one by one. Here is easy tutorial how to cut cauliflower.

Tip: Core is used too – do not discard.

florets for cauliflower crust

2. Rice the Cauliflower

  • Food processor: Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture. Some coarse chunks are fine. You will be baking and then squeezing the cauliflower, so chunks do not matter.
  • Using cauliflower rice: Skip this step.making cauliflower pizza dough

3. Cook “the Rice”

  • Dish: I spread rice on same baking sheet I will be using for baking or use pie plate for microwave.
  • Oven: Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Or Microwave: For 8 minutes.

4. Let Cool a Bit

  • Line large bowl with cheesecloth: You can also use linen tea towel. We will be folding and squeezing “rice” in this material.
  • Transfer and cool: Then transfer cooked cauliflower “rice” to prepped bowl and let cool down until safe to the touch. We will touching the ball with hands to squeeze.

cooling cauliflower rice for healthy pizza crust

5. Squeeze All Water Out

  • Fold, hold and squeeze: Holding by the four corners of a cheesecloth with one hand, squeeze out as much liquid as you can with another hand.
  • How much to squeeze? Squeeze really well. Quite a few times. I mean it! Count it as an arm workout for the day. I squeezed and then moved the cauliflower around a bit, and squeezed again. If your arm is sore for a bit after, you did it well.
  • Final product: You should be left with a cauliflower mash that is very-very dry.

squeezed cauliflower pizza dough ball

6. Form the Crust

  • Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F: If you cooked “rice” in the oven, it is a good idea to keep it on. And now is a good time to crank up the temperature for baking the crust.
  • Make pizza dough: Transfer squeezed cauliflower to a bowl. Add egg, oregano or basil, cheese, salt and pepper, and mix well.
  • Prep baking sheet: Line rectangle or round baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and spray with cooking spray well. Can also use pizza stone but line and spray!
  • Flatten the crust: Using your hands, flatten pizza dough. Make it smaller than in the video. I made it a bit too thin and edges burnt a bit, which is not the end of the world though.

How to make cauliflower pizza crust

7. Bake the Crust

  • How long to bake? Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees F.
  • Make crispy: Flip and bake for a few more minutes until crispy.
  • Ready! Your healthy pizza crust is ready for toppings.

baked cauliflower pizza crust

8. Add Toppings and Bake

  • Load it up in this order: Add pizza sauce, toppings, cheese and bake again until cheese is melted.
  • Not too much: Do not overload the crust with heavy toppings as you won’t be able to hold the slice then.

Toppings Ideas

  • Mediterranean: Tomato sauce, bell pepper, tomato, olives, red onion, feta cheese and parsley.best cauliflower pizza crust
  • Chicken and pepper: Tomato sauce, sliced grilled chicken breast, olives, red onion and cheese. crispy cauliflower pizza crust with bell pepper, olives and red onion
  • Cheese: My favourite!!! cauliflower pizza crust with cheese

FAQs and Tips

  • You will use oven 3 times: To cook “rice, to bake crust and then to bake pizza with toppings. It’s easier to keep oven running.
  • Double the recipe: Make 2 pizza crusts at a time if you want to feed more than two. Means two large heads of cauliflower.
  • Can I use store bought cauliflower rice? Yes, you can use store bought fresh or previously frozen cauliflower rice instead of making your own. About 4-5 cups or one 12-16 oz package.
  • Frozen cauliflower rice: No need to thaw, just cook from frozen.
  • How to make crust even more crispy? Bake for 20 minutes, carefully flip with spatula and bake for a few more minutes.
  • Squeeze more than you think you can! The best advice I can give you for foolproof cauliflower crust – squeeze cooled cooked cauliflower very well. You really do need to squeeze out more water than you think you’ll ever be able to. Squeeze and then pass it to a husband, if necessary. Cauliflower should be pretty dry. I squeezed and then moved the cauliflower around a bit, and squeezed again. If your arm is sore for a bit after, you did it well.
  • Can I skip eggs and cheese – make it vegan? Unfortunately not. Eggs and cheese act as a “glue” and hold tiny pieces of cauliflower together.
  • Where can I find cheesecloth? You can find cheesecloth in most well-stocked supermarkets, dollar store or on Amazon for a very reasonable price. Linen towel works great too. You can throw both in the washer after.
  • What baking sheet can I use? More likely your crust will not cover as much of a pan as shown in the picture above. It depends on the size of your round pizza pan. And if you are using rectangular baking sheet, size will vary. Any baking sheet with parchment paper works. You can use pizza stone lined with parchment paper.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, do this: Grate cauliflower on a box grater or buy cauliflower rice.

How to Freeze Cauliflower Pizza Crust

  • Bake, cool and wrap in plastic wrap. Or place in a resealable extra large Ziploc bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw completely before baking with toppings.

If you have been waiting to jump on the cauliflower pizza crust bandwagon, here is your chance. I think I took all the guessing out for you. Make it and let me know how your cauliflower pizza turns out.

What pizza toppings have you tried? I would love to hear your ideas!

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust {Crispy - Hold the Slice}

Cauliflower Pizza Crust comes out crispy, you can hold the slice and use frozen cauliflower or cauliflower rice to make it. Tasty, low carb and the best recipe on the web with foolproof step by step video. Just read reviews for yourself! Only 56 calories and 4 grams of carbs per slice. Let's go!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Olena

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower 6" - 7" wide or 2.5-3 lbs or 4-5 cups of store bought cauliflower rice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning or dried oregano/basil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese grated/shredded
  • Cooking spray I use Misto

Instructions

  • Prep: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Make "rice": Rinse cauliflower, remove the outer leaves, separate into florets and chop into smaller pieces. Process in a food processor in 2 batches, until "rice" texture forms (skip if using store-bought "rice").
  • Cook "rice": Transfer cauliflower rice on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 mins. Remove cooked cauliflower rice from the oven, transfer to a large bowl lined with a double/triple layered cheesecloth or linen towel, and let cool for 10-15 minutes or until safe to touch.
  • Squeeze: Then squeeze the liquid out of the ball (cauliflower inside the cheesecloth) as hard as you can. Be patient and do this a few times until barely any liquid comes out. Muscle work.:)
  • Make dough: Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the egg with dried herbs, salt and pepper for 10 seconds. Add cheese and squeezed cauliflower; mix very well with spatula until combined.
  • Form crust: Line same baking sheet with new parchment paper or silicone mat (just make sure to scrape off any bits of cauliflower) and spray with cooking spray. Transfer cauliflower pizza dough in the middle and flatten with your hands until thin pizza crust forms. Make it thicker than in my video, I made it a bit too thin.
  • Bake crust first: Bake for 20 minutes, carefully flip with spatula and bake for a few more minutes.
  • Bake pizza with toppings: Top cauliflower pizza base with your favourite toppings and bake again until cheese on top turns golden brown.
  • Enjoy! Cut into 8 slices with a pizza cutter and finally enjoy!
  • Store: Refrigerate leftovers covered for up to 2 days.
  • Freeze: Bake, cool and wrap in plastic wrap. Or place in a resealable extra large Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before baking with toppings.

Video

Notes

  • You will use oven 3 times: To cook "rice, to bake crust and then to bake pizza with toppings. It's easier to keep oven running.
  • Microwave: You can also cook "rice" in microwave for about 8 minutes instead of baking in the oven.
  • Can I use store bought cauliflower rice? Yes, you can use store bought fresh or previously frozen cauliflower rice instead of making your own. About 4-5 cups or one 12-16 oz package.
  • Frozen cauliflower rice: No need to thaw, just cook from frozen.
  • How to make crust even more crispy? Bake for 20 minutes, carefully flip with spatula and bake for a few more minutes.
  • Squeeze more than you think you can! The best advice I can give you for foolproof cauliflower pizza crust – squeeze cooled cooked cauliflower very well. You really do need to squeeze out more water than you think you’ll ever be able to. Squeeze and then pass it to a husband, if necessary. Cauliflower should be pretty dry. I squeezed and then moved the cauliflower around a bit, and squeezed again. If your arm is sore for a bit after, you did it well.
  • Can I skip eggs and cheese - make it vegan? Unfortunately not. Eggs and cheese act as a "glue" and hold tiny pieces of cauliflower together.
  • Double the recipe: Make 2 pizza crusts at a time if you want to feed more than two. Means two large heads of cauliflower.
  • Where can I find cheesecloth? You can find cheesecloth in most well-stocked supermarkets, dollar store or on Amazon for a very reasonable price. Linen towel works great too. You can throw both in the washer after.
  • What baking sheet can I use? More likely your crust will not cover as much of a pan as shown in the picture above. It depends on the size of your round pizza pan. And if you are using rectangular baking sheet, size will vary. Any baking sheet with parchment paper works. You can use pizza stone lined with parchment paper.
  • If you don't have a food processor, do this: Grate cauliflower on a box grater or buy cauliflower rice.
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My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. I made this and it was very easy. Although my crust had a very strong cauliflower taste. Is there anything I can do to tone down the cauliflower taste ?

  2. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how easy this was to make. It’s absolutely delicious! I used a mild shredded Gruyere cheese for some added flavor. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and was very pleasantly surprised. I planned on making this for me when I make pizza for my family. This is so good I’m going to make only this next pizza night. Thanks for the recipe, its going to be a regular for us.

  4. 5 stars
    Forgot, also used on second day black olives and purple onions. Going to add feta on part of it today. Like a previous comment this is epic!

  5. 5 stars
    Oh so good!! I got one piece, my husband most. Half was left for the next day, hubby wanted it all. Will get busy today, gonna make two crusts so I can freeze one for next week. Rouses had cauliflower on sale @1.99 per head. I bought 4 biggest heads I could find. I boiled my first cauliflower Forgot about baking. Oven seems like it would be easier. I used 2 heads for my first crust, I wanted a big pizza. I squeezed, then got a towel and pressed more liquid,was gonna make sure I could get a crispy crust, and I nailed it! The toppings I used were salt free tomato sauce, mozzarella, Italian five cheese ( part skim mozzarella, provolone, parmesan,asiago,&romano) pepperoni, sliced banana peppers, sliced yellow bell pepper. The next day added cooked sage sausage. Guilt free pizza, Im in HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I haven’t made the recipe yet but I’m wondering if your recipe can be used with cauliflower flour stead of fresh cauliflfower and, if so, how much would you suggest. Thank you for your help.

  7. Question…. Is it a rule that if you are going to double the recipe… You would also double the eggs. I’m guessing so but you didn’t mention that, just didn’t want to repeat all that arm grease… Lol.

  8. 5 stars
    Yes, give this a try folks! I tried this recipe, and I had ingredients for two personal sized pizzas: 1) a BBQ Chicken flavored pizza. Yum! The taste test is delicious! 2) The other one is a lacto/ova vegan pizza with a thin crust which I have asparagus tomatoes, black olives, & artichokes drizzled with virgin olive oil. Yum! Thanks for your post! – LS

  9. If you are … Concerned about flipping the Pizza just slide it off of the Pizza Pan or Baking Sheet which ever one you are using.
    Prepare another Parchment paper, spray it.
    Flip the Cooked Pizza onto that. That way it won’t break.

  10. 5 stars
    Best cauliflower pizza crust we’ve made. The only set back was that the crust crumbled when we lifted it up from the pan. But we SO LOVED this recipe – it was super simple and really tasty.

  11. 5 stars
    I am very pleased with how this turned out. I followed the directions exactly. The crust turned out great. Crispy and it doesn’t taste like cauliflower. You wouldn’t guess that it’s cauliflower. The key is squeezing out the cauliflower. I love how healthy this is and I will definitely make again. Now I can eat pizza!

  12. This recipe was very delicious! Although it was a bit time consuming, as anything worthwhile is. I’ll just adjust to make multiples and freeze. Added mini eggplants from my garden. Thank you for sharing healthy options for pizza as it is my favorite dish. Your instructions and video were very helpful also. Thank you!

  13. 5 stars
    The recipe made two 8-inch crusts with a large head of cauliflower. I used a food processor to grate the vegetable. I cooked it 8.5 minutes in the microwave, allowed it to rest 30 minutes to cool, squeezed it through cheesecloth (doubled) and cooked it on convection bake (425). I also added a few tablespoons of cornmeal to the dough and sprinkled the lightly oiled parchment paper with the cornmeal. The crusts turned out magnificent. My whole family loves the taste of the cheeses and the Italian herbs and a little thyme. The texture is not exactly bread-like but it stays together and is not stiff like most store-bought gluten-free cardboard crusts. I like to make two and freeze one for later. THANK you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  14. Hi, If you want to double up for enough for 3 or so… Using 2 cauliflowers, do you need to use 2 eggs?
    Thanks,
    Val.

  15. 5 stars
    OMG! This was my first time making a non-flour pizza dough & it was really good. I’ll definitely make it again. Thank you for such a good recipe.

  16. 4 stars
    This was great!! My only complaint was that it was SMALL. I thought it would be full-size, with 8 normal pieces…. but it turned out more like a personal pizza. Maybe I just used a small cauliflower?

    1. Hi Melinda! I am not sure why yours turned out small. You should use a medium sized cauliflower which gives you 5-6 cups. As you can see it the picture, it should fill a regular size pizza pan.

  17. 5 stars
    I made the Cauliflower pizza over the weekend. Well not bad with the way it looked but it was my first time and I did not get the binding of the cauli crust. I was disappointed because looks are deceiving sometimes. I try cutting and it crumbled so I will try again as a matter of facted I have two heads of Cauliflower because I am determine. The taste was terrific! I am trying to eat better not that I am drastically horrible with my eating habits but I can do better. So thank you for sharing I wish your recipe was on video take care.

      1. Hi there… Do i need the cheese or can it be omitted? Or replaced with another ingredient?

        Also, if using the cheese, can i be cheddar?

        I watched your video.. Wondering if I can get away with doing the crust a little thicker so it’s not so flimsy?

        Thanks in advance 🙂

  18. This recipe was my 1st attempt at a cauliflower pizza crust. I followed it as is and the crust was perfect! I picked up a slice and proceeded to eat 5 of those 6 slices ?. Definitely keeping this recipe!

  19. 5 stars
    Tastes excellent! I can see where everyone is complaining about time consuming to make but I found an easier way to get the water out of the cauliflower, use a potato ricer. It squeezes all the water out and you can do the whole head in 5 minutes. I don’t even rice it, I do a quick chop and leave it on the chunky side.

  20. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner. It is a little time consuming. But well with the effort. My husband said that it tasted just as good as regular pizza crust. We will definitely be adding this to our favorite meals.

  21. 5 stars
    Great recipe! A little involved at first but once understood it’s easy, although be warned it’s a little time consuming. It’s a pizza base I will actually make myself again. Fresh is definitely better and it’s far better than any shop bought GF options that I am aware of. Almost all GF pizza bases are either awful or mediocre at best – but this one is a keeper! Thanks!

  22. 5 stars
    Was really good. Would definitely make again but I’d make the dough ahead of time because it’s a lot of work start to finish.

  23. OK so I am confused… I am using store-bought, frozen cauliflower rice from Costco. So I cook it per the package directions, then bake it for fifteen minutes, then do the drain and squeeze thing, then mix in the egg, cheese, and other things, then shape crust and bake again, then flip and bake again, then add toppings and bake one more time?

  24. 5 stars
    Wow you weren’t kidding when you said it felt like a workout when squeezing the water out of the cauliflower. Do you do anything with the liquid?

  25. 5 stars
    It was perfect. Came together easily. I used store bought riced cauliflower, microwaved it for 8 minutes. Cool and squeeze.

  26. 5 stars
    Yummy. I divided the squeezed cauliflower in half then froze it for future use. Half the recipe is perfect for a thin crust in a cast iron skillet with lots of toppings! Pizza tonight was delish!

  27. 5 stars
    I liked this recipe. I was looking for a low calorie recipe and stumbled across this one. Made it tonight and loved it Thanks

  28. 4 stars
    Tweaked a bit but this was one of the best cauliflower recipes I’ve tried. Will work on get it a little firmer. Think I’ll have hubby squeeze the cauliflower rice!

  29. 5 stars
    Simple and Delicious!

    I wrap the cooked cauliflower in cheese cloth, then use a tofu press to get the water out. I also shape the ‘dough into 4 rectangles then freeze (separated with parchment paper in a ziploc) to use as ‘lunch pizzas’.

    When ready to use, I grab one from the freezer, I microwave for 30 seconds then bake in the toaster oven at 450 for 10 mn, then top with whatever I have on hand and then bake another 10mn at 450. Perfect single serving of Pizza! (the first time I made a single crust I ended up eating the entire pizza in on day so this helps me with portion control 😉

  30. 5 stars
    This was my first time making cauliflower crust and it was amazing! I was completely surprised by how much water had to be squeezed out of the cauliflower. 🙂

  31. 5 stars
    I made crust tonight. It’s the perfect alternative! I did double the recipe and added both, Mozzarella and Parmesan to the crust “dough”. It turned out SO good! Thank you for a great recipe! It’ll definitely be our go-to from here on out. 🙂

  32. olena,
    YOU ROCK!!! This is the first time I tried this receipt. I have tryed your other reciepts and know that you are such an amazing chef!! I followed your receipt to the tee. I did put spinach and onions on top after I fried them in a pan with olive oil. The pizza is a surprise for me and my husbands lunch. A surprise for him. I know it will be delicious. You are adorable and thoughtful to respond to everyone. Thank you for being there as I know if I follow you I will think of you and try more receipts you have published. I have a grandmother from Poltava so I am feeling close to you. Thank you again for your amazing details. Your kind heart and your wonderful receipts.

  33. 5 stars
    So easy to make and so delicious… thanks so much for this recipe!! Truest the hardest part was the squeezing.. I made smaller cauliflower rounds that I could use as low carb sandwich thins… everyone loved them!!

  34. 5 stars
    Made your cauliflower pizza crust today and loved it …..was a big hit with my neighbours teenaged son .I will definitely be making it again.Thank you for this great recipe

  35. This may sound like a stupid question, but cauliflower tastes like styrofoam to me. Is the cauliflower taste prominent, or just filler for the other tastes?

  36. Can you use frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe? If so, do you have to thaw the cauliflower rice first? If so, then do you cook it before you make this recipe? I am not a cauliflower fan, but I thought I would try this, and I have no idea how to use the frozen cauliflower rice into this recipe.

  37. I cold a cotton tea towel in half then lay another cotton tea towel on top of that. I place the riced cauliflower on half of the second tea towel, fold the other half of the second tea towel over the cauliflower. I place another folded cotton tea towel on top of that for a total of 3 layers of tea towels with the cauliflower in the second layer. I then use my rolling pin and roll it over and over and over. I get way more moisture out of the cauliflower this way than I ever can when I try to twist it. It scrapes off of the tea towel easily into a heap that can then be moved to a bowel.

  38. 5 stars
    This was FANTASTIC!!!!!! Best one I’ve ever made!! I did accidentally cook the cauliflower and then rice it, but it didn’t seem to matter! You were correct about the arm workout! I actually used a linen apron I had to squeeze the water out! Thank you!

  39. 5 stars
    Success with the first try. Very good even without topping. Have made it at least 5 times since I found the recipe. Thank you!
    Q

  40. Great recipe .I lightly fried the cauliflower as didn’t have linen towel etc.Took about 10 mins to dry .
    It was delicious.Thank you.

  41. 5 stars
    I was only able to get 4 decent slices out of my pizza but it was incredibly delicious. I kept saying I feel like I’m cheating by eating this!!! Wow! I plan on making several of these to freeze I just need to figure out why mine only came out to 4 slices. Either way terrific recipe! 5 stars ⭐️

  42. 5 stars
    Oh my word! I made two crusts with 2 heads of cauliflower and all of the other quantities as listed (doubled). My “dough” was a little dry so I added a couple of spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt to make it easier to work with. I baked them for 20 minutes, flipped them then baked them for another 5.

    I added my toppings (grilled chicken, spinach, feta, mozzarella) on and made them tonight as I wanted to have them for lunch this week. I had my teenagers try them and they LOVED them.Thank you so much for this recipe!

  43. 5 stars
    I made this last night for my son. He loved it. I did get a pizza stone and cooked it on that. I really makes a good difference from other cookware for pizzas.

    I love that this is only cauliflowerand cheese with spices.

    Simply incredible.

  44. 5 stars
    Awesome. Great crust to build a pizza on. I roasted garlic cloves and mini peppers while the crust cooked. Layered that with cheese and sauce. YUM! Thank you.

  45. 5 stars
    Super. Instead of dried herbs, I added a few drops of fresh basil paste (By gourmet garden) to the crust with cheese and egg. It was delicious.

  46. 5 stars
    We made a Mexican pizza with good taco dried seasoning, refried black beans, mozzarella cheese, and canned jalepeno peppers. After baking we added salsa verde, and cilantro. So delicious!!! The crust can serve as home to almost any topping. I ate it with a fork but others ate it folded, New York style.

  47. 5 stars
    This came out excellent! Even though I made it thin, it holds up to chicken pesto! This will be my go to cauliflower crust recipe!

  48. 5 stars
    My first time making or eating cauliflower pizza. This is a very good and very easy recipe. We love it and will def make again. Thanks Cathy

  49. 5 stars
    Made this for my daughter, who already was a vegetarian, when she was newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She loved it — said it was the best cauliflower crust she’d ever had. In fact, she said it was the only cauliflower crust she’s ever tasted that’s really good. (This recipe has a warm spot in our hearts because it brightened our way to her new dietary path.)

  50. 5 stars
    Great recipe!!! I’m not a cauliflower lover but I as determined to at least try a cauliflower pizza crust. This was my first attempt and I used the frozen riced cauliflower. It’s so easy to follow your recipe! The crust was great, just the right thickness! Thank you for sharing!

  51. 5 stars
    This was my 1st time making cauliflower pizza crust, and I missed a step. ( my fault) Put the toppings on before cooking for 20 minutes to crisp the crust. It was still sooo good! Will try again soon, and bake the crust ( as the recipe states) . Yum!!!

  52. 5 stars
    I made the mistake and added two eggs, but I followed the rest of the recipe. This was my first time making a cauliflower crust pizza. It was delicious! Better than I expected. I made my own sauce and added lots of mozzarella, simply delicious! Thank you for posting this recipe.

    1. 5 stars
      Excellent recipe. My whole family enjoyed the cauliflower crust. Topped it with bbq sauce, boneless chicken thigh pieces, mushrooms, red onion, spinach, and mozzarella cheese. Will definitely make again.

  53. 4 stars
    Easy to follow. Good suggestions. Straight forward. Good results. It’ll never be a flour crust in regards to crisp, which I like, but throwing in the right seasonings like oregano, thyme, and rosemary in the crust certainly adds a depth to this recipe. The draining is essential. Have no doubts. This is my 3rd time making it. Certainly keeps getting better. Dig it.

  54. 5 stars
    I’ve been on a keto diet and needed pizza in some form. This is the first time I’ve ever made cauliflower pizza. And it WAS NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING! I used fresh cauliflower. A giant 4 lb head. I have a very small 4 cup Processor so I grated by hand most of it however NOW I will buying a much larger processor, lol. I made the crust a bit thicker as recommended in the recipe about a quarter of an inch and I cooked it on one side for 22 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it with my toppings for an additional 10 minutes and it came out perfectly with crispy brown non-burnt edges And the center was cooked pretty well. The flipping part is a bit tricky especially when it’s thicker. When flipping, I placed a sheet of parchment paper on Top of my pizza and an additional cookie sheet on top to flip with it upside down because it was not possible with a spatula. I topped it with olives, red onions, Portabella mushrooms, thin sliced cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. The recipe says to be careful with your topping load however my pizza did not fall apart! I think the extra cooking time is what’s needed to really make it more sturdy. Will definitely be making this again in the near future! Thanks so much! Delish recipe!

  55. This is the only recipe thy worked for me! I am thirteen and made this recipe and it was so easy to follow! Other recipes weren’t good at removing all of the water!

  56. 5 stars
    Love this recipe!! Added some miced garlic to the crust, yum yum! Made smaller circles so it can be used for sandwiches.

  57. 5 stars
    This just may be my new favorite. And I’m eating veggies! Lots of veggies. Added a bit of turmeric, because turmeric is so good for you. Gave the crust a lovely yellow color that made the browned cauliflower spots look golden. Thank you for sharing. Much appreciated.

  58. 4 stars
    My husband and I love spinach, mushroom and extra cheese on our bread pizza. We are currently trying to “watch our carbs” so that is why I decided to try this recipe. It was absolutely wonderful! Even though the evening that I prepared the cauliflower our time got late and I had to refrigerate the riced and drained cauliflower. I stored it in a plastic zip-lock bag overnight and in the refrigerator.
    The next day I prepared the pizza as directed and it turned out perfect! My only warnings are to be diligent in squeezing out the water/moisture in from your riced cauliflower, do not use too much pizza sauce and if you are adding more than one topping you may need to cook a few minutes longer to ensure crisp crust. Thanks so much for this recipe!!

  59. 5 stars
    This is the second time I have made this califlower pizza crust. It gets easier. I like to put pizza sauce then spinach, mushrooms, pepperoni, then more cheese. Soooooo good

  60. 4 stars
    I made this last night and while it had great flavor, it wasn’t as crispy as I was looking for. But it was still worth 4 stars! I’m reserving that 5th star for crispy perfection!

  61. 5 stars
    I made this last night. It was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the recipe. I topped mine with homemade tomato sauce and lits of fresh basil

  62. 5 stars
    O… M…G… Had my son and his family over and we made the pizzas yesterday, and I will never eat it any other way! Deeeelicious!!! So good it’s on the menu tonight too! I took pics and posted them to my daughter and sister! Yum-oh! This will be something I make many, many times! Thanks you guys! You rockadahouse!?

  63. 4 stars
    This was delicious. We were craving pizza tonight but didn’t want to pick up or order anything. Plus we happened to have these ingredients. I have high blood pressure, and my husband is avoiding carbs. I used shredded cheddar that we had since no mozzarella. I used some canned diced tomatoes and more cheddar for toppings. It was soooo yummy! I will definitely make this again. Thank you!

  64. 4 stars
    Very tasty! What a great way to have your veggies. Thank you. It turned out really good. I split and made two different kinds.

  65. 5 stars
    OMG!!!! Sooooooo good! This was my first time making it. I work on the road in construction, so the process from start to finish took two hours since I don’t have much for convenient kitchen gadgets. I had to grate the cauliflower by hand and just have a much smaller space to work in. Totally worth it! It came out absolutely perfect! Love it! My only issue now is not eating the whole thing in one sitting! Lol. I’m thinking I made it more of a “personal pan” size pizza, since it’s only me. Maybe about 10″ across. I used about 3/4 head of a good sized cauliflower and cut it into 6 decent sized slices. I did eat two slices though!! Thank you for this recipe! I took photos after each step. I’ll attempt to post them! Absolutely delicious!!!

  66. 5 stars
    This is my first time doing a pizza base with cauliflower
    It was lovely apart from squeezing it out lol
    Thank you for your lovely healthy recipes
    As a person with high cholesterol and high blood pressure plus been told I’m boarderI line diabetic I. need all the help I can get thank you again I look forward to your next healthy recipes

  67. I will surely try this recipe soon.
    Just wanted to ask if he can b replaced with something else. I mean for people who don’t eat egg.
    So if there is anything else, would like to know the quantity too.
    Thank u so much?

    1. 1 medium head of cauliflower (6″ – 7″ wide or 2.5–3 lbs) or 5-6 cups of store bought cauliflower rice
      1 egg, large
      1 tsp Italian seasoning (dried oregano or basil)
      1/8 tsp salt
      1/4 tsp ground black pepper
      1/2 cup Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese, grated/shredded
      Cooking spray (I use Misto)*

  68. Hi, i have some frozen cauliflower i would like to use…should i thaw it first before baking or microwaving? I cant wait to try your recipe. Thank you.

      1. 5 stars
        I hate cauliflower!!!
        Just thought I would put that out there first……second I love this crust
        Decided to give it a go as a family member is now on a gluten free diet and the result was amazing first try, I had heard cauliflower crusts tend to fall apart a lot and you need some practice but not with this recipe.
        Thank you very much x

  69. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe over 6 times and it’s my man’s absolute favorite. Definitely a never fail cauliflower pizza recipe.

    1. 5 stars
      Absolutely awesome. I allowed the crust 5 extra minutes! Wow. It is perfect, thank you. ? the key is drain the mixture keep it as dry as possible.

  70. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe today and it was great. Excellent flavor, the recipe was easy to follow. the ringing out of water NOT as much, butI did it with a cotton napkin! It worked well, and am looking at getting something much more porous! The crust came out nice, it could have been stiffer, but still enjoyable! Maybe because I didn’t get all the water out and it was about 1/4 in thick! Added marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni! Will DEFINITELY make again. When the water is wrung out, how many cups of cauliflower is it? weight would be nice too. Or a really good guesstimate, please. Thank you again!

  71. 4 stars
    My sister and I decided this experiment was great!!! Because we are a couple of arthritic little old ladies, we are going to try a change in this. The crust was good, but soft, possibly because we just couldn’t squeeze out enough liquid. So we are going to try it again with about 1/3 cup flour to help absorb some of the liquid — sort of like potato pancakes — and add about a tablespoon of olive oil for crispness. Otherwise, we really enjoyed it.

  72. Wonderful recipe I am so thankful I found your recipes. I was completely lost on what to make low carb for Christmas. My grandson was put on low carb diet for health reasons these recipes are great I let you know how everything works out for my bunch cooking for 9 people ?????

  73. 5 stars
    This turned out AMAZING. I topped mine with white sauce, spinach, and artichoke. Two pizzas got taken down by 3 people before they even had a chance to cool!

  74. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe about 4 times now and my husband and I LOVE IT! I promise you…it’s excellent. I do not miss real pizza crust at all.

      1. 5 stars
        This is the only Cauliflower pizza Crust recipe I have tried and it would be my only. The guys that suggested the food processor instead of squeezing is a genius.
        Thanks for this recipe!

  75. Can I use the frozen cauliflower rice? If so, how would I do that? Would I cook it as instructed on the package and then proceed as I would with the recipe?

    1. Yes, the idea is to get cauliflower cooked so you can squeeze water. You can cook it as per my recipe too until soft. Fresh or frozen, same idea pretty much.

  76. 5 stars
    Awesome! I love this recipe!
    I read that someone put 2 kitchen towels down and then put rice cauliflower on top and another towel on top.
    Then put a cast iron skillet on top to squeeze water out.
    Set for 10 -15 min. Should be pretty dry. Easier than using your hands. These arthritic hands appreciate that!

  77. 5 stars
    Thank you, Olena, for sharing this wonderfully easy and tasty recipe. Squeezing out the water from the baked “rice” is definitely the hardest part of the recipe, but I enjoyed it! My wife is gluten intolerant, and she loves pizza. I have tried gluten-free flours for pizza crust, but have never been happy with how they came out. However, this crust came out crisp and delicious and my wife thoroughly enjoyed it. We topped it off with homemade pizza sauce, red onion slices, and black olives. Yummy! I look forward to exploring more of your recipes.

  78. 5 stars
    I have made cauliflower pizza, in the past and it never turned out delis like this one. I love the part where you bake it on both sides, so it is not soggy. I added some turkey pepperoni, spinach, mushroom, onions and black olives. I love that this is so easy. Next time I will double the recipe crust and so I can freeze one for a quick meal.

  79. 5 stars
    It was really good, even though it took some prep. This recipe made stable slices, which left me cold pizza left overs. Topped mine with marinara, basil, and mozzarella. Delicious!

  80. 5 stars
    This is such a great recipe, and finding it and trying it is the reason I signed up for your emails, Olena! I took your advice to squeeze and squeeze again, and again and again. And again. LOL Imagine being able to have a great pizza while eating low carb! Time to celebrate!

  81. I also added garlic powder to crust. When time to “flip” I lined a second, little larger pan, put on top of “crust” pan and flipped. Evidently, I had a larger head of cauliflower and had to add to some extra egg and cheese. Using onions, olives, bell pepper, Feta and Mozzarella cheeses – (what I have on hand) for toppers. Also using tomato sauce. There is also a chicken crust that I’m wanting to try. Has anyone thought about partially dehydrating the cauliflower? Just thinking because it is a mess and time consuming. Crust could maybe be made ahead and let cool (dry out) on rack? This could be done a day or so in advance.

  82. 5 stars
    I loved it too. Obviously it tastes slightly like cauliflower; however with all the yummy pizza toppings it is a delicious and healthy low carb option. I used a frozen 500g bag of cauliflower and thawed in fridge overnight. Shredded it in the morning. I didn’t use a cheesecloth to dry it; I used my oven at 325F… took quite a long time but it worked out perfectly. Very time consuming.? Need to take a day of of work to make it again lol ?

    1. 5 stars
      This is my first time making cauliflower crust, and honestly I don’t think I’ll try another recipe. This one was GREAT! The whole family loved it. Though it was time consuming, it wasn’t hard at all. Keeping this in my rotation for sure!

  83. I think I did something wrong 🙁 it’s in the oven right now and it’s bubbling up and then melting down everywhere ?

  84. 4 stars
    This tasted so great. It takes a loooong time to make though. 🙂 Cauliflower makes my kitchen so messy when prepping it. Don’t forget the cooking spray or you’ll have a hell of a time! The edges were so nice and crispy and the texture was great.

  85. 5 stars
    This is my second go round making this crust. Yours is by far the best and easiest recipe. Appreciate it. Will subscribe to your YouTube channel asap.

  86. 5 stars
    My guns are on fire lol I squeezed and squeezed lol but…TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!
    I added bruschetta sauce puréed, red onion, pepperoni, and of course more cheese!
    I can’t wait to do it again!!!
    Thank you for sharing an excellent recipe!

  87. 5 stars
    I used 3/4th of a cup fresh shredded cheese, 1egg and 1x 12oz bag frozen cauliflower florets. I thawed the Cauliflower, then minced it in a mixer,squeezed out water. Mixed it with egg&cheese. Put in on parchment paper&baked it in a 375F for 20min,flipped it&baked it 5more min until goldish brown. Topped it with cheese,onions,mushrooms,spinach&cherry tomatoes&baked it another 10min. Yumm

  88. 5 stars
    Best recipe. Thank you so much. This is perfect. My husband threw a whole mashed cauli into a tray and we had to eat with knives and forks. But your recipe is so good that we didn’t need cutlery this time :p

  89. A little trick to drain more water from the cauliflower is to add salt before squeezing and letting it sit for 15-20 mins before squeezing the water out.

  90. 4 stars
    20 minutes was a bit too long for my crust. The edges got too brown. Also, I know you told me this more than once…..there was still too much water, so I added a little almond flour. Turned out great. It is delicious, AND I can have pizza! I also added a tsp of zesty Italian dry packet, usually used to make salad dressing.

  91. This has become a staple in our house! Sometimes (mostly) I don’t have time to cook the cauli rice before hand and I just cook the crust a little longer without the toppings. I never flip it (too scared I’ll break it) but it is great every time. People who say they don’t like cauliflower love it. Anything you could put on a salad is fantastic on it, My latest favorite, go=to dinner when I want something light but satisfying!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  92. 5 stars
    I’ve made this crust twice now and it’s turned out great, both times!
    I really don’t care for cauliflower but I can’t taste it in this crust at all.
    My husband requested it for dinner tonight, so if he asks for an encore, it has to be good!
    I do wish there was an easier way to squeeze the water out, though. My poor hands!
    Hubby has to do that part.
    I used two bags of frozen cauliflower and it’s enough for us and a neighbor.
    Thank you so much for this recipe!

    1. Refrigerate the crust covered for up to 2 days.
      Freeze: Tightly wrapped crust in plastic for 1 month.
      Add toppings before cooking because it will get soggy.

  93. 5 stars
    I made this crust last night! Mind you, my hubby is not a huge cauliflower fan. I found this so super easy to make, it was ridiculous!. Can I just tell you how tasty it came out. I accidentally didn’t add the cheese into the raw crust and it came out perfect. Crispy and held together, I will try the cheese next time. I used a little red sauce and tomato paste, some slices of mozzarella , fresh basil, fresh garlic and slices of tomato and my “picky” husband just loved it. I have been telling everyone at work how easy and tasty this came out. I have printed copies of the recipe to hand out.

  94. So I thought I give this a try…now as far as the whole putting together process…EASY!!! However, the flipping part was ridiculous..lol Either I didn’t squeeze enough of the water out,I’m just not a good flipper,or the temp was to high???lol….it literally stuck to the parchment paper…any Ideas or help would be appreciated 🙂 I salvaged what I could and it is currently in the oven

    1. Sorry to hear that. Spraying parchment paper with cooking spray helps. Also squeezing as much water as possible and flipping with 2 spatulas. Maybe it was wax paper? Or some parchment paper is more sticky. Should work!:) Good luck!

  95. Ok, I see that at the end of the recipe, I was following the picture steps laid out on the top, and didn’t get that far down past the advertisements.

    I like cauliflower pizza, the store ones I have had have been fine, and the one a friend made was great, and nothing like the crumbly mass that I end up with when I make i.

    1. I see. Maybe if you try the actual recipe card, it will work now? Inside the post it is more of a guide with pics and explanations. Actual recipe is below. It should work because it works for all of us. Good luck!:)

  96. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious. I have been wants to make my own crush for some time. I made mini crusts to use for sandwiches. I seasoned with Italian seasoning and everything bagels. They turned out great!! Can’t wait to make more.

    1. Oh, also “follow your heart” vegan mozzarella, well all their stuff is incredible!!!!! Most comparable ranch, coming from someone who gives things up if the alternatives aren’t exactly as delicious, but the soy free veganaise and smoke gouda slices.. I don’t know how they do it, since the rest are blagg, but they do and I am so grateful ☺

  97. Not true it can’t be vegan lol have you heard of vegan cheese??? Also we have aquafaba and just egg products that work in this.

  98. 5 stars
    My first ever cauliflower crust! Thank you for your recipe- I actually mixed in 3 types if cheese for the crust (a little parmesan, brie and mozzarella and put garlic powder with the dry herbs stage
    Very good pizza substitute!!!

  99. 5 stars
    Such a good recipe! I was nervous about cauliflower but I’ve been trying a diet that has no carbs right now. So I thought it would be good to find new options.
    It was really good and super simple to make. Wish I could post the pictures I took 🙂 You’d be proud.

  100. I have not been baking for very long but as for being off work know for a while I thought I’d give my wife a break and try this pizza crust not done yet but looks and smells great

  101. 5 stars
    For one crust I doubled this recipe which made it thick enough to pick up and not fall apart. Our pan interior (sans lip) is 12″. This is a great recipe that doesn’t have the eggy taste I’ve experienced with other recipes. We squeezed the heck out of the Califlower and I also put the preshredded mozzarella (contains starch which helps with binding) in the food processor to make the shreds smaller and help it spread out a bit in the cali. Baked 20 min flipped baked 10 min more flipped then topped and baked for 5 min then broiled until cheese had brown spots. Note I used a fresh piece of parchment every time I flipped to prevent adding extra moisture back into the crust.

    1. So the crust is easy enough to flip? I’d like to try this but am anticipating the flipping going awry & the whole thing landing on the floor! Any tips for successful flippin’?

      1. 5 stars
        I have made cauliflower pizza pretty much every Friday for my family and no recipe compares to this one at the moment. Just flipped this crust and it is looking very delicious! I used two spatulas (as recommended) and it worked fine! I was a little worried so I did it quick and the crust stayed together perfectly. So far best crust I’ve made!

    2. Have not yet put this one to work. Thanks for the shakedown. The whole process is beginning to take shape in my mind.

  102. 5 stars
    Excellent and so easy! I used packaged riced cauliflower and sweetpotato and substited cottage cheese for the parm, came out perfect. Will make agaun

  103. 4 stars
    Made this for my family, and they all enjoyed it very much! I’m doing Keto, but my wife and daughters are not. Nice to have a dish that works for alll of us.

  104. 5 stars
    Slam dunk! I made a bruschetta pizza with this recipe and it was sheer perfection. Thank you for the clear instructions. I’m not very strong but found a great way to squeeze the cauliflower dry efficiently. I wrapped it in a linen towel and used a rolling pin on a slanted wooden board. Nice!

  105. 5 stars
    Delicious and very filling. I added a bit of garlic salt to the recipe.I made two pizza bases and froze one of them, I ‘m interested to see how it works out.
    Will definitely be trying it again.

  106. 5 stars
    Love it. Much better than some other recipes. I only cooked it about 5 minutes in the microwave, which seemed enough; cooled it in the fridge for a while before adding the egg and cheese. I was scared by trying to flip (it would be a bummer to crack or drop it after all that work), so I put a piece of parchment paper on top, put another round pan on that, and turned it over, slipping it back on the hot pan on the new parchment paper. Worked like a charm. I completely forgot to flip it the first time I made it, and it was still good. Definitely correct that 1 recipe is not enough for more than 2 people. Glad I had salad!

  107. 5 stars
    Best cauliflower pizza I’ve ever had. A little bit of work if you are using fresh cauliflower, but cooking it in the microwave speeds things up. Definitely no leftovers!

  108. 5 stars
    Thanks! Came out great!
    Welll…it’s super tasty but took like 1.5 hrs. Cauliflower crust, homemade sauce (1cup) with peppers and onions (1/2 cup each) and parmesan cheese(2 tbsp) as toppers. (168 cals/12g carbs/8g fat/15g protein/0 sugar)
    *just realized I forgot to put mushrooms on!

    I used Mann’s Fresh Cauliflower “Rice” in a bag pulsed in a few times in the Ninja. I have never had cheesecloth OR ever seen it in the store (lol, never looked either, to be honest) so I used a combo of coffee filters and paper towel.

    I basked 5 minutes after turning it over and 6 minutes after toppings were added.

  109. 4 stars
    First time trying a cauliflower pizza crust as spouse is trying low carb. It was very tasty. I used the size cauliflower suggested, but I feel it made a one person pizza, rather than filling the whole pizza pan size as shown the picture. Definitely wish I had doubled everything so the whole family could try it (instead it was a well enjoyed meal by spouse while we all had regular dough pizza). The efforts to rice, roast, squeeze out the liquid are not efforts I want to repeat again soon though. After waiting 5 minutes, I was still going to burn my hand trying to squeeze out that still super hot water. I did get to try a piece and it was REALLY good. It was obviously NOT regular pizza dough and still definitely had the cauliflower flavor, but we love cauliflower and it was gobbled up! Held together well like a soft, thin crust pizza slice, and we were able to get a good crunchy crust on the edge which was well enjoyed.I made it fairly thin and it was easy to flip after first 20 mins, even though I forgot to grease my parchment paper. THANK YOU for sharing this! It will be made again.

  110. Since it is on parchment paper, we lifted the whole parchment off the pizza pan, put the pan on top of the crust upside down, then just flipped it over. Worked perfectly.

  111. 5 stars
    Made this and topped with Alfredo sauce, shredded turkey and broccoli. It was delicious!! This will definitely be added to our meal rotation.

  112. 5 stars
    You need some extra equipment and it will flip perfectly. I have 2 rectangular silpats. I cooked it on the first one, placed on a baking sheet. When it was time to turn, I placed the second silpat over the the cauliflower crust, topped that with a second baking sheet and flipped everything, took off the original baking sheet and the first silpat and popped it back in the oven. This definitely fed 2 people.

  113. 5 stars
    This is an excellent recipe–my first time ricing cauliflower (the last vegetable I’ve been willing to try!). Squeezing in a few batches made it easier.

  114. 5 stars
    1 hour spread this in a sheet pan at 200 degrees occasionally stirring will dry it out just fine. Using frozen riced cauliflower (microwaved- two bags bags makes this recipe) gives you good uniformity and probably less wet initially than steaming your own. 15 mins at 450 before flipping was enough for me.

  115. Do you see an issue with freezing before baking the final crust? I have limited freezer space, and would like to just defrost, and bake instead of freezing a baked crust.

    1. You have to freeze it an a shape of formed crust either way. And bake from frozen. It might work. I haven’t tried. But it will take space in your freezer either way…

  116. I really enjoyed this recipe. 2.3lbs of cauliflower riced, baked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. As advised I squeezed the cauliflower using my man strength, and ended up making my cheesecloth burst. I finished using a lint-less dishcloth (which I will continue to use going forward). Topped my pizza off with sliced skillet fried boneless skinless chicken thigh, sliced red onions, some bbq sauce, mozzarella cheese, and cilantro. Best guilt free BBQ chicken pizza I have ever had. I wish I could post a picture.

  117. 5 stars
    This recipe was excellent I used 2lbs vs 3 of cauliflower kept everything else the same. I topped mine with sliced chicken breast, Italian cheese mix, and banana peppers and was delicious. I am so happy I found this recipe.

  118. I haven’t made this yet but it looks awesome. My question is when I’m reading the nutritional information it says 8 servings per crust. But then I also see that this is one serving so I’m a little confused? If I make this crossed just as it’s explained in the directions it’s actually over 400 calories? Also can you tell me how much fiber? Thank you so much

  119. 5 stars
    I just tried and made this for the first time. Don’t have a food processor and didnt squeeze out the cauliflower but used 2 eggs. It came out really well even thought l winged everything to what l had to spare … Thanks!

  120. 5 stars
    I just tried this recipe as i had fresh cauliflower from local farm. I made a basil and fresh mozzarella pizza with fresh tomatoes. My daughter is finicky. “This is pretty good mom…” She was surprised to learn crust was cauliflower, which she does not like. I followed your instructions, especially the one about squeezing all the water from cauliflower. I will make my crust a bit thicker next time because I want to freeze it and have it ready to use on a hectic day…Thanks!

  121. 5 stars
    This was my first time making this. Although labor intensive, it was delicious and turned out perfect. I followed the directions exactly. Next time I may try the frozen riced cauliflower to save some time. I’m also wondering if lining a salad spinner with cheesecloth would help with removing the liquid? This was a great substitute and to think I ate an entire medium head of cauliflower in one sitting!

  122. 5 stars
    This was my first attempt at cauliflower crust, and it was delicious! I actually only had a half of cauliflower head and left out the oven part on accident, and even skipping this it came out great. I topped with cheese pepperoni and jalapeños. Wish I had more cauliflower to make more!!This recipe is a keeper!!

  123. 5 stars
    I made this before but I used a different recipe I found online this one is by far my favorite, it came out so good, however the crust got a little darker than I like, so I’ll have to adjust to time and temp but all in all I am very happy with this recipe I’ve already shared it with others thanks so much!

  124. 5 stars
    This recipe was incredibly simple and turned out fantastic. I placed it in front of my boyfriend and he ate a whole piece and told me it was one of the best thin crusts he’d ever tasted. (I topped it with grilled shrimp, sauteed onions and brussels sprouts, green olives and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on a thin base of red pasta sauce.) THEN I told him it was made of cauliflower…he said he never would have tried it if I had told him beforehand, but now I am welcome to make it for him any time. 🙂

  125. 5 stars
    I’d heard about cauliflower pizza crust and thought it was weird – but after having tried cauliflower fried rice I decided to give the pizza a go.
    I don’t own a food processor, but found the vita-mix on the lowest setting does a good job of ‘grinding’ the cauliflower. It takes 3 – 4 batches to do it all.
    After baking the cauliflower bits I give it a squeeze and the I give it to hubby – and he always gets way more water out than I ever could.
    The final assessment – this is an amazing pizza crust! You really do need to squeeze out more water than you think you’ll ever be able to – and when it is dry enough you’ll be able to make pizza crust with it that is a little bit crispy on the bottom!

  126. 5 stars
    I made this twice this past weekend beause it is so delicious!! My husband and kids even loved it! It has so much more flavor than traditional pizza crust and you cant even taste the cauliflower. The only thing I added the second time was some garlic powder (I LOVE garlic). Great Recipe!!!

  127. 5 stars
    Very easy and super tasty!! I only used one package of frozen cauliflower rice but forgot the cheesecloth, so my only modification was that I microwaved the pouch then squeezed out as much of the juices as I could. I then baked the cauliflower for the 15 minutes and this removed a lot of the moisture. The “dough” wasn’t soggy and was quite delicious! Will definitely be making again!

  128. 5 stars
    Great recipe. I followed and did not modify. 10 times better then the last cauliflower pizza crust recipe I tried. The crust holds up and is bendable has a great texture.

  129. 5 stars
    My hubby is on a low carb diet & is a “pizzaholic”! I made this as a surprise & it was really a treat. I used a bit more seasonings & added garlic salt & the spices were perfect.It is so important to remove as much of the water as possible. I squeezed most in cheesecloth & then used two dish towels to absorb what was left. I would have preferred the crust a little more crunchy & will try mini pizza’s next time. This is a Must Try!

  130. 5 stars
    love this pizza recipie tried the first time tonight was a bit lazy didnt flip the base but still turned out great so cant wait for next time and flip the base to make more cripsy – good work team

  131. 5 stars
    When I saw that this needed to be flipped, I decided to split the “dough” in half and make two “personal-size” pizzas. Came out great. I’m on Weight Watchers and tried to calculate the Smart Points, and the nutritional information seems off. I think the only points that need counting are the cheese and the olive oil spray, and I got 7 points per pie. Delicious, tasty and filing. Made with veggies I happened to have on hand – orange pepper, red onion, sliced Campari tomatoes and asparagus. As someone else said, it is labor intensive, but really fun. Thanks!

  132. 5 stars
    SO yummy. Made this as a pesto veggie pizza topping with kale, red onion, grape tomatoes, garlic, and feta cheese. Definitely need to make double the dough (meaning two large heads of cauliflower) if you want to feed more than two. Honestly I could eat the whole thing by myself and not feel bad.

  133. 5 stars
    This was a pretty good pizza substitute while on a keto diet. My husband and daughter said it was pretty good too. We topped it with green peppers, yellow peppers, and onion. Thanks!!

  134. 5 stars
    Wow, great! I’ve made a few cauliflower crust recipes and none come close to this one. Easy to pick up and eat and delish! Highly recommend.

  135. 5 stars
    Made this last night! Instructions were easy to follow. I topped the cauliflower crust with tomato sauce,bell pepper,red onion,parsley,feta cheese and pepperoni! I ate half of pizza for dinner and the other half for lunch today! Tasted delicious and I didn’t have to feel guilty about eating pizza dough made from white flour. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for the recipe?

  136. 5 stars
    WINNER, WINNER, PIZZA DINNER! I was amazed at how soft and palatable this “crust” is. Baking and squeezing the stink out of the cauliflower is the key, and the final product didn’t taste at all cruciferous. I topped my crust with a little mozzarella and a ton of veggies; SO Good! And it reheated well the next day too.

    Just one question…when you make a crust and freeze it for later, do you freeze before baking or after?

  137. This is much better than I expected. I LOATHE cauliflower, but am watching what I eat, of course and went in with an open mind. It has a unique flavor, definitely doesn’t taste like dough, but good! I did a version with red and green onion, fresh garlic and mozzarella mixed with parmesean.I nixed the sauce this time, but look forward to trying a version with a garlic sauce of sorts. I do believe the key is getting as much water out as possible. I cut it with a pizza cutter and the slices held up just like an actual pizza crust! Thanks for the recipe! I have a picture but can’t seem to find a way to attach it.

    1. You got it right. There is no way to attach image to a comment here. You can post it on social media and tag @ifoodreal and/or #ifoodreal

  138. I’m a busy college student and single mom. After having bariatric surgery I’m looking for really protein packed low-carb meals. I have been finding the cauliflower rice in the grocery stores and I’m wondering how many cups of that would equate to your head of cauliflower you’re using in the recipes? ( I also don’t own a food processor) Thank you for your recipes the breadsticks were delicious !

    1. 5 stars
      Hey, Anne-Marie, I’ve also had bariatric surgery and try to get as much protein as possible. There’s a protein powder called Genepro, it has no texture, no flavor, and it dissolves in cold liquid well (find it on Amazon) you can add it to this recipe to add even more protein. I add it in the part where you’re whisking the eggs to make sure it’s totally dissolved. The only thing with Genepro is don’t reheat the pizza in the microwave. Microwaves do something weird to the protein powder and it turns gummy. But it’s great in everything..I’ve even added it to ketchup! Baked muffins with it, etc.

  139. I put basil leaves in food processor during the ricing time. Basil will blend with caulifower for excelent tasting crust. I do use pizza stone, flip the crust, and cut all toppers to 1/4 size so it cooks in 10 – 15 minutes.

  140. This was delicious and actually easy to make! I took my time. One head of cauliflower made a big pizza, def enough to feed 2 adults. The Parmesan and Italian seasoning in the crust makes it sooo tasty!

  141. I tried this recipe tonight and loved it! We did BBQ chicken, jalapenos, pineapple, and red onion as our topping. Such a fun dinner! Thank you for the directions.

  142. I am going to try this method. I made one this past Sunday and it was nasty. Too much cheese and it was mushy. I’m going to see if squeezing makes a difference. My crust was nothing like a bread stick.

  143. Great recipe! I was pretty disappointed after all the work of making the crust that it only feeds one person :/
    Other than that, great information. Thank you!

  144. So wonderful to see someone who does not rely on the microwave to do all the little things for them. You would not believe how many recipes I had to go thru to find your recipe which uses the oven instead of the microwave. Thank you so very much! <

    1. You are very welcome! I did a kitchen remodel last year and took out my microwave completely. Not miss it a bit. I do not want to be a guinea pig.

  145. I tried this tonight for my family and friends- flavor was AMAZING!! However, my crust stuck the parchment paper badly:( I had to flip the whole pizza over and peel it off- the crust was soft not sturdy at all. Any ideas? Should I have sprayed the parchment? I followed your recipe exactly and not sure where I went astray! Everyone loved it anyone and they are all looking forward to my redo:) thank you for sharing and for any tips you might have.

  146. I just cook “rice” in skillet or oven bake it for 5-10 minutes to dry it out. Omits sqeezing out the liquid and works great!
    A hint for burnt edges, raise them and make sure the edges are thicker than the pie.
    The Mediterranean version looks amazing!
    I’m trying that next!!

    1. I put my cauliflower through a juicer and it works great. It’s amazing how much liquid comes out of the cauliflower. Then I drink the fresh “cauliflower juice” because it’s surprisingly tasty.

      After I put the cauliflower through the juicer, I find it’s still necessary to wring more fluid out. I put the cauliflower mash in a linen towel and wring it for about 30 seconds, or until no more liquid comes out. Then I mix the mash with egg, some of the cheese, and the other ingredients. I spread that out on a silicone mat, bake it for 20 minutes, flip it, and bake 5 more minutes. Then I’ll add pizza sauce and toppings and more cheese and broil for around 5 minutes. The pizza is always excellent.

      Juicing the cauliflower minimizes the extreme wringing that would be otherwise necessary and also eliminates the extra baking step needed to dry out the cauliflower. The recipe becomes so much easier. Also, using a silicon mat makes it easy to flip the crust. Nothing sticks.

      Since cauliflowers can vary quite a bit in size, I appreciate that Olena’s recipe gives guidance on the weight and size of the cauliflower.

  147. Is it possible to pre make the crust and freeze? If you can, would it be best to bake it before freezing or afterwards? Thank you!!!!

  148. Is there a reason you don’t rice the cauliflower after cooking it the first time? I’m just thinking it might be easier to do once it’s softer.

  149. LOVED the pizza, I am on a low carb plan and this satisfied my cravings, I enjoyed pepperoni and pre roasted veggies on mine 🙂 I used a nut milk bag to drain the cauliflower, its much more sturdy than cheesecloth so it doesn’t bust, thought I would share that tip !

  150. This was so yummy! Really loved it, thanks for sharing! It really is an amazing substitute for regular pizza crust, and so good for you!

  151. Is it a problem if I don’t use a cheese for the crust only as a topping? If it needs something to work as a binder is there any substitute?

  152. Did it, was amazing! I drank the cauliflower broth as well, didn’t want it to sit in my fridge and go to waste. I didn’t have parchment paper so I oiled my pan with coconut oil. I had a bit of a hard time getting the finished product off but it was still great, just ate it with a fork and knife. Toppings: last nights rice and tofu spicy taco mix, fresh red pepper, mushrooms and after baking I added fresh tomato, cilantro and rucola. Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  153. I am about to make this tomorrow, can not wait! I am worried about the sticking also..can we spray a little olive oil on parchment paper, or Pam even tho I really hate Pam lol anything to prevent sticking and ruin all the hard work. Figured I’d ask before I did something wrong, thanks so much!!!

  154. Hi! great recipe!! do you first bake the base, then add the toppings and then bake again or you bake everything together? thanks

  155. Hi, how do you squeeze the water out of the cauliflower (through the cheesecloth)? I made this recipe once and it turned out great, but the cauliflower is so hot after baking it the first time that I really couldn’t figure out how to squeeze it without burning my hands. What am I missing?

    1. You could finely chop the cauliflower (labour intensive) or maybe coarsely grate?! I think you could also cook florets in water, drain and mash, then squeeze the liquid out.

  156. I literally just made this pizza, and oh man it was delish!!!! Prepping all the cauliflower was a little bit of work, but so worth is. Thank you for such a great recipe!!

  157. this looks yummy have you tried making this without the cheese I wonder if it will work using say almond meal to get the cauliflower to be able to spread.

  158. I made this a few months ago and it was AMAZING!!! I’m making it again tonight and I am super excited! 🙂
    Too bad cheese has so much fat, the only downfall! haha

  159. My husband and I were so excited to try this out as we are doing low carb eating! Your directions were perfect and reading other replies helped me a lot. Taking the time to wring out the water was key! We did a bbq chicken pizza with onions, green peppers and a little crumbled bacon. We used a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and barbecue sauce for the bottom. Our second we did with a pizza sauce and did half veggie and half turkey pepperoni and onions. Delicious as well! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!!!!

  160. Hi awesome recipe, but the crust burned along the edges after adding the toppings.Not sure what I did wrong, maybe should have added the toppings before baking the pizza the second time? Anyways awesome recipe thanks for sharing!

  161. so sorry for any confusion. I did not add 2 extra eggs… 2 eggs total. They weren’t huge and I didn’t think it would hurt and it didn’t 😉

  162. Olena its EXQUISITE! I used a t shirt to squeeze as my linen dish towels were dirty 😉 worked great. I froze it in dry ball as the night I made it I was too tired from squeezing to go further. Came out spectacular. Added in addition to recipe, garlic to crust and 2 eggs. As soon as I cleanse the house from dairy cheese, which this pizza pretty much did 😉 I will use the vegan non-dairy Daiya cheeses for recipe. I have used Daiya for many things in past and it works wonderfully. Used LOTS of crimini mushrooms and plenty of garlic sauteed up on top with plenty of cheese of course. It could not be classed as healthy with the amount of cheese I used but it was DELICIOUS!!! It holds up just as if it was a flour crust! No complaints! In fact I thought I was going to need to complain (to myself 😉 ) as the cauliflower smelled so much like cauliflower as the steps progressed and I do not like cauliflower but the end product has NO cauliflower taste or smell 😉 YEAH! Now that may be that I have so overwhelmed it with cheese… but I’m happy! Thank You Olena for sharing and as others have shared… for Your precise directions. Nicely done! Now many of us that are not able to have grains can still eat junk food! 😉 On another topic – say to Your friends: if You think the microwave is healthy then You have not watched a piece of liver cook in the mircro… and then maybe set up a demonstration with a chicken liver… That is so destructive on a molecular level it is horrific!! Since I saw that, I don’t use it! Much blessing upon You & Yours Olena for all Your hard work!

  163. ok…..Made this before, but a slightly different way. We just boiled the cauliflower florets and then mashed them down, took a paper towel to them added mozerella, Parmesan etc. . It was ok, i think because we didnt get that much water out of the crust before baking. This time everything looks and taste great! BTW…all the women who responded to this receipt are stunningly beautiful. I hope everyone has a great day and enjoy the receipt!

  164. I was so excited to find your recipe and try it. I have university age boys and made 2 pizzas, there wasn’t a slice left. They said it tasted better than any pizza they have bought.. Now they are requesting a pizza night once a week.. Next is the breadsticks for football Sundays.. Love your site and your recipes are amazing!

  165. I just wanted to say thanks for posting this recipe without microwave directions! I have stopped using the microwave and can’t believe the amount of healthier food recipes have microwave directions!!!!

      1. Hey…thanks for this recipe…I have made it a couple of times now with different toppings…
        I’m a guy whose favorite food is pizza. Been eating clean and healthy for a few years now. This is the closest I come these3 days to chowing on actual pizza. It’s great.
        I have sent this to people over the place. You are helping to feed a bunch of folks…

  166. I just made this and it is absolutely DELICIOUS! With a recent discovery of Gluten intolerance, this is PERFECT for my pizza cravings!!! Thank you soooo much for posting this!

  167. I made this tonight. The crust got stuck to the wax paper. Would a glass casserole dish work better do you think??? It tasted great but it was just like a big pile of pizza haha. I could not pick it up with my hands. I think i need to get a cheese cloth. I kind of strained it out by hand and also used one of those hand held strainer things….

  168. Brilliant idea! I tried this tonight with mixed results. It was tasty but I think I patted it down too thin in hopes to make it bigger–this make it fall apart in some places. You were right…it did take a lot to wring all that water out. I’m going to experiment with this again. Thank you!

  169. Thank you! I followed your instructions meticulously, and it turned out absolutely delicious! Even my husband liked it, and neither of us really like cauliflower to begin with. I used a linen tea towel to squeeze out the water, and it seemed to work well. For toppings, we made a Greek with peppers, onions, tomatoes and feta cheese, and a Chicken Bruschetta (which was my favorite) with pesto sauce, chicken and tomatoes, topped with fresh basil and parmesan cheese after baking. Thanks so much for the step by step instructions!

  170. I use a potato ricer to squeeze out the excess water. My potato ricer only compresses the cauliflower it does not push it through. Much easier than cheesecloth and you don’t burn your hands.

  171. Just made this for lunch, the crust is absolutely delicious! My crust held together, its just a little soft. I didn’t double/triple layer the cheesecloth and while squeezing the water out I was also squeezing cauliflower out, I’m guessing that’s why the crust was a little soft. Topped mine with cheese, gluten free uncured pepperoni, a little bit of chopped onion, spinach, diced cherry tomatoes and some more italian seasonings. Thank you so much for the recipe, I will definitely make this again!

  172. Made it and it turned out pretty tasty. Just one problem I had: how do I squeeze it out without burning the hell out of my hand? It came out of the microwave piping hot and I had a really hard time getting all the moisture out by hand. It came out a tad soggy

      1. I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks amazing! I’m on weight watchers and noticed you counted the crust as 2pp. Does that include the cheese you use in the crust as well? I’m really trying to avoid cheese – do you think it will work without adding it to the crust?

        Thanks!

        1. Yes, that is including the cheese. I don’t think it will work without cheese. It acts as a glue…I’m not eating much cheese either, so I understand where you are coming from… Don’t add any cheese on top, save there.:)

  173. In a word: FANTASTIC. I made Margarita style pizza (basil, raw garlic, tomato, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella) and it blew me away. I squeezed, squeezed and squeezed some more until the cauliflower was bone dry. Then, like some of the suggestions I have seen, I turned the crust over once to ensure moisture was gone. The crust was perfect.
    I am going to experiment with appetizer sized fig and caramelized onion pizzas by using a juice glass to make the small pizza shapes and serve them at an upcoming wine and cheese.
    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I will never make traditional pizza crust again!

  174. Hi new to your website by way of Instagram and you are totally breaking me out of my food rut! Sorry if you’ve answered this question before but what’s the correct method for freezing? Do freeze it in the cooked squeezed out ball and then defrost that to form flattened crust or do I freeze it after the initial bake before you add toppings?

  175. I was searching for cauliflower pizza crust and yours popped up first. I used a different one last time, I have to say I really really preferred yours it held up very well and I added fresh basil and parsley from my garden and used canned chopped tomatoes with Italian seasoning I had in the refrigerator along with garlic powder. I ripped my flour sack cloth while squeezing, I felt it was a little moist when I flatten it so I took a couple of napkins pressed on dough and removed the excess, it worked! Thank you for the recipe this will be my go to for pizza crust.

  176. I made a regular cheese pizza but also made a homemade low-carb pizza sauce to put on as well – I felt like I was eating pizza but without the guilt. Thanks!

  177. I am cooking the crust now…for the person who was not impressed cause it fell apart, did you put an egg in it? I quickly put this together and forgot the egg. So I tried again mixing all the ingredients plus toppings (just cheese) together and cooked it again. It is looking good and golden brown now. And just finished..

  178. It looks delicious! I love this topping: tomatoes, cheese and mushrooms, all cut in small pieces, and mixed with olive oil, salt and oregano.Thanks for your recipe!

  179. Mine came out great! I grated mozzarella for my cheese, and dusted it with parmesan before the final baking. I couldn’t find cheesecloth at my walmart, so I used white flour sack and folded it twice, using a new sheet on the second draining.I also used crisco and a brown paper bag to get a light coating on my pizza pan. I had no problems with sticking.

  180. Planning to try. but based on all the enthusiastic replies I’m thinking out loud and wondering if buying cauliflower when it’s nice in the fall, bake it. press it, THEN DRYING IN A FOOD DEHYDRATOR to have it on hand and shorten the process. FREEZE IN PIZZA mAKING PORTIONS. I’ll let you know how it goes. storage estimate anyone?

  181. Delish! I had tried this awhile back with a slightly different recipe & it did not come out as well. Glad I gave it another shot! I also used actual cheesecloth instead of a towel this time–last time two towels ripped, so I couldn’t finish draining, prob why not as good, but I also went really thin this time and precooked the crust a full 20 min. We topped with crumbled sausage, red peppers, jalepenos & Italian cheese blend. I used freshly grated asiago for the cheese in the crust. This pizza came out better than any healthy dough pizza I’ve ever tried. Will def make again! TFS

  182. I just saw this recipe and the cauliflower is in the oven for the first round as I write! Really curious as to how it will turn out and if my man will like it too. We are both older and need to lose some serious weight. Finding a crust that is not high on the carbs is exactly what we need!

    1. It worked! And it is delicious! My husband did miss the chewiness of the traditional pizza crust but did find it interesting and good! So easy that I don’t even need the recipe!

  183. Made a cheese pizza with this recipe last night. Turned out great. Thank you for articulating the instructions so clearly. You must be an elementary school teacher, correct?

    1. I’m not a teacher but I have kids and went to University, which seems to be for ages. LOL. Thank you for the compliment and glad you enjoyed the pizza.

  184. Made this tonight. It was delicious! I topped mine with parmesano reggiano, mozzarella, homemade pizza sauce, bacon, ham, sausage, pepperoni, roasted red peppers, yellow squash, and mushrooms! To. Die. For! Thank you!

  185. I’ve always been curious about cauliflower crusts, but was worried about them being soggy. It seems that you’ve found the way around it AND you did something that most people fail to do. When you mentioned using a “large head of cauliflower, you clarified what size that was – a 7″ – 8″ in diameter. Also you did a wonderful job of explaining everything to make a cauliflower crust successful!

    I’ll be trying this recipe out tomorrow, for sure, with added confidence in the outcome. I’m thinking about throwing some roasted fermented garlic I have in the fridge, in with the mash when I bake it.

    Thanks for the wonderful explanation on how to make a pliable cauliflower crust!

    1. Made this tonight, doubled it for two pizzas, made pepperoni and cheese for my daughter and she are half the pizza, and she is picky as all get out! I made turkey sausage and caramelized onion for myself and it was amazing! Thanks for the recipe, so happy with it! PS. I baked the crust then flipped and baked again as others suggested!

  186. SO DELICIOUS!!! I just made this and frankly can’t wait to make it again! I do wish I had flipped the crust over before baking with the toppings though because I think that would really have made it perfect. Put the extra shredded Parmesan, fresh mozzarella, Gorgonzola, and sun-dried tomatoes on top – so delicious!!

    1. That was mozzarella from Costco. I believe shredded one. Green and red label. Can’t remember the brand but you will know once you see it. Saputo maybe?!

  187. Hello! I am excited to try this recipe tonight! I was wondering though…..I can’t have cheese so would the crust still turn out if I left it out?

    1. Hi Nikki. I haven’t tried it without cheese but I don’t think it will work out. I know some readers tried to make the crust with cornmeal and vegan cheese. Not sure about the proportions.

  188. I made this tonight and it was perfect! I also made your cauliflower breadsticks. Flipping it over works really well for crispy crust!

  189. Yum, yum, yum!!! I was looking for a low carb alternative to pizza and stumbled upon this recipe. It turned out great!! For my toppings I added garlic, butter, spinach, and mozarella. The only downside for me was the size of the pizza– they really do end up being pretty small. I will definitely double the recipe next time. Thank you for this!!!

  190. I tried this last night and i’m very impressed. I gave some to my colleagues and they couldn’t believe it was cauliflower!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  191. Just tried making cauliflower pizza for the first time tonight! It turned out to be more of a casserole than a pizza (fork was completely necessary because it didn’t stick together as I’d hoped).. Although it was still really good! I put on tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil, some calamata olives, and lots of onions! The recipe I used didn’t call for a bake then squeeze so I’m excited to try again with that method!! And definitely trying the mediterannean:) thanks for all your awesome recipes!!

    1. Hi Jen. You have to pre-cook the cauliflower and squeeze the moisture out. A must! I have seen recipes online that do not call for this step and pizza photos looks legit but I honestly don’t believe it works because cauliflower has high water content. Let me know how this recipe turns out for you.

  192. Made this for dinner tonight and I was a little skeptical being a pizza puritan. It was surprisingly delicious and I almost wish I made two! I will definitely be using this as a go to recipe ^_^

  193. but don’t have to cook what goes ON the pizza? If I put on cheese I’d like for it to melt. I also want the sauce to be hot. So do I decrease the amount of time the crust is in the oven initially and then put it back in? Will that make it soggy?

    1. You cook the crust first and then add your toppings and bake again until cheese is melted. Recipe is for the crust only and I left the toppings part up to you.:)

  194. I was so intrigued by this idea! So, we made this for supper tonight. I could not find cheese cloth (though I did not look very hard) I used a linen dish towel and that worked fantastic! However, our pizza looked amazing..smelled amazing, but I didn’t think very well and missed the step about putting parchment paper down and our pizza then became..pizza salad, lol. It was a crumbled up mixture..but still SO delicious! WILL definitely make again!!

  195. It was pretty good. I warmed up some tomato sauce for dip. I reduced it because it was pretty runny. I’d totally do this again. Thanks!

  196. Hi, love the idea, love the directions – trying it for the first time tonight. Any suggestions for easier ways to squeeze the water out of the cauli. without burning your hands? Can you let it cool? I dont know about anyone else but it was really hot when I was trying to squeeze all the water out of the cooked cauliflower. Thanks

  197. Omg! I am soooo sad I went against my gut feeling and only made one pizza crust! My sister loved it and we’re both converted now! No going back. The only thing I’m gonna change is flipping and cooking again. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

  198. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I made this for the first time tonight. I made two pizzas at one time like you suggested. I am in shock. I was expecting it to be ok, possibly a disaster. I took time to make sure water out of cauliflower as much as I could. My husband and 8 year old loved this. I mean, we could hold it in our hands like a regular pizza. If I had not made it, I would have thought it was a crust and not made from CAULIFLOWER. I feel incredibly lucky to have found your recipe. THANK YOU.

        1. Hi Kellie. Do you recall if you prepared it frozen or thawed and how it turned out? I’m curious to try but want to make sure I prepare it correctly.

  199. Couldn’t wait for today to finally come! Friday night ritual of pizza/movie night with my daughter and I am low carbing it! Came out great, and I didn’t have any eggs!! Had to Google substitute… it was still firm enough to hold like a regular slice, but I imagine using a real egg will make it even better! Followed recipe to a T (minus egg)… Thank you for doing all the hard work for us finding the right combinations! Used mozz and turkey pepperoni for toppings 🙂

  200. This was DELICIOUS!!!! I made it with canalized onions, red peppers, blue cheese with a 3 cheese (pecorino, pepper jack, manchego) for melting. It was plenty large enough with a bowl of soup for my husband and I for dinner. Next time when I put it back in the oven to melt the cheese I will try to slide it off onto my pizza stone to see if that makes it a little crispier. Love the alternative to flour. Thanks!!!!

  201. I just want to say this is awesome ! It totally worked for me. It did’t fall apart or anything. I added alittle garlic salt with parsley to my crust and it was awesome. My boys 4 and almost 2 are super picky and they even liked it. Thanks !

  202. I made this tonight for dinner. Wow!!! It was delicious and my hubby loved it. He is a pizza lover and he just kept saying, “this is legit!” Thank you for sharing this recipe! We will definitely be making it again in the very near future 🙂

  203. Do you put half a cup of cheese into the ingredient mixture or is that how much you put on the top? And how thin should you pat out the crust? I’m afraid I made mine too thick. The bottom edge is crisp but the rest isn’t 🙁

    1. Yes, 1/2 cup cheese into the crust. On top you put any extra toppings which I didn’t include in the recipe. Approximately 1/4″ thick. Cooling helps to bind it. Did you cool it at all?

    1. i steamed my cauliflower… in oven now, but think i messed up..was supposed to grind it raw right? omg..all this work ..hope it turns out

      1. Did you steam it whole or chopped? I would mash it with a masher and then squeeze the liquid out. Yes, grind it while raw and then cook, then squeeze.

  204. Love your recipe and it was pretty easy to prepare didn’t even taste like cauliflower which is a plus since my husband doesn’t like cauliflower. The only two problems I had one was I used the cheese cloth and ended up putting a hole in it from squeezing it too hard curious if just a hand towel would work better. And the other issue I had was it being just a little bit juicey in the middle and you couldn’t hold it like a pizza not sure what went wrong but it was tastey and very filling! Thanks again for a good recipe!

    1. I had my cheesecloth double layered. At some point I heard it about to reap but it didn’t. Maybe next time try to fold it three or more times. I will try hand towel next time out of curiosity. But I guess it depends on a hand towel material as well.
      As for the juicy middle part…Hmmm. Maybe try to make it thinner in the middle and also the longer pizza cools off, the sturdier it becomes. You know what I mean.:) Glad you liked the recipe.:)

      1. I bought a pack of cotton cloth baby diapers (flat) for using in place of cheesecloth. Works great, I use it for all things food. Straining my bone broth, squeezing liquid out of cauliflower, and other veggies as needed. Then I wash it, instead of tossing cheesecloth in the trash!

    2. I think the purpose of the cheesecloth is so that cloth fibers dont end up in the final product. If you use a towel… You may end up with fibers in your food!

  205. 2 things: AMAZING and THANK YOU!!!! So, so, so good. Followed directions 100% and really spent a lot of time squeezing the liquid out. Turned out perfect and delicious. What I did was turn the crust upside down so both sides got crispy. Husband LOVED it – this will be our go-to recipe for pizza crust now. Takes no longer than regular crust from scratch and yes sooooo much healthier! Thx.

    1. Oh, good idea to bake the crust on both sides. Yes, squeezing the liquid well enough is key. I think it’s one of main reasons why cauliflower crust pizza recipe fails for some folks. I literally spent about 5 minutes on and off meticulously squeezing out the liquid. Glad you liked it.:)

  206. You are awesome- I am eating this stroke of genius as I type (leaving its’ juicy residue all over the screen). You had me at ..”room for more wine”.
    Thanks for doing all the leg work .. That’s exactly what I look for when I’m trying to find something to feed the child when it’s already an hour past her bedtime. Trialed, failed and successful end result. Said child helped with this and has demolished half the pizza.
    Wish I knew how to stick up a photo of it. It was piled 3 storeys high; home-made roasted garlic tomato paste, tri colour cherry tomatoes, bacon, red pepper, portobello mushroom, fetta, sprinkle of cheddar, fresh basil and oregano. And I could hold a slice with one hand- no breakage. I did add a smidge of chickpea flour to the dough mix – barely a 1/3 cup- to one large cauli. Made enough for 3 ppl. (Or 2, with some for the late night fridge-raid).
    Now..
    Let the wine continue

    1. Haha. Had a good laugh. You can share a photo on Instagram if you have an account. Just tag me @ifoodreal or #ifoodreal and I’ll see it.:) Glad it worked and you enjoyed it.:)

  207. Do you think you make the crust and stick it in the freezer for later use? Just thought that would be more convenient for a night when you just want to slap a pizza together and call it good :). Looking forward to trying this recipe in the near future!

      1. Would you freeze the crust before or after u bake it? Have u frozen one before? I just made this yesterday and it was amazing but time consuming, especially with a busy schedule. If I could make some on my day off and freeze them it would be perfect! !

        1. Yes, it is time consuming. I haven’t frozen one before but I’m pretty sure you can freeze it baked. I think someone left a comment earlier saying they tried freezing. I would quadruple the recipe and freeze next time myself.

          1. Wondering if you had success with freezing the dough for a quick pizza later? This would be wonderful to have on hand.

          2. I haven’t but I don’t see a reason why not to freeze baked crust. Unbaked flattened crust is more challenging to freeze. Dough I don’t think would work.

    1. Can you please tell me about how many cups of the cauliflower you use once it has been grinded up in the food processor to make the 12 inch pizza?

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