Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Phoebe guides you through creating cauliflower pizza crust. This is a unique gluten free recipe to be able to enjoy pizza but avoid dough.

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Everyone loves pizza but its not the best for our diets. Pizza is loaded with cheese and bread, so eating pizza is not very health conscious. We have a recipe to meet you halfway: By using cauliflower instead of dough we cut the gluten out of this traditionally gluten-ful dish!

Phoebe guides you through creating a cauliflower pizza crust. This is a unique gluten-free recipe to be able to enjoy pizza but avoid dough. To make the crust, pop cauliflower into food processor, then steam and wring out moisture. Then add some mozzarella and egg to the cauliflower and mix. Cook in oven until brown and crispy. Top pizza crust with sauteed wild mushroom, cheese and onions and pop back into oven. Then you are ready to enjoy delicious gluten-free pizza!


  • 1 small head of cauliflower, florets removed
  • ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces mixed wild mushrooms trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup marinara or pizza sauce
  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly brush with oil. Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse until the texture of small crumbs. If your food processor is small, you may have to do this in batches. Remove to a microwave safe bowl. Cover the bowl with a plate so no air escapes and microwave the cauliflower for approximately 4 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove the bowl. Let the cauliflower stand uncovered until cool enough to touch. In two batches, transfer the cooked cauliflower crumbs to a clean dish towel. Squeeze out all the moisture possible. The drier the crumbs, the crispier the crust. Transfer the drained crumbs to another bowl. The two batches should both be about the size of a tennis ball. Mix the cauliflower together with the Parmesan, mozzarella, salt, dried herbs, pepper flakes, and egg until very well incorporated. Form the mixture into a ball and transfer to the making sheet. Top with a second piece of parchment paper and roll out as thin as possible in either a circular pie or a rectangular flatbread. (If you don't have a rolling pin, wine bottles work well!). Bake the crust in the oven until browned around the edges and firm, about 15 - 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make the topping: heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Saute the shallot and mushroom over a high flame until tender and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and set aside. Spoon the tomato sauce over the prepared cauliflower and spread in an even layer, leaving some room for a crust. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and arrange the mushrooms on top. Return to the oven for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is beginning to brown. Cut the pizza into wedges and serve immediately. Serves 2-4

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 2
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 1869%
Fat 11gr16%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 596mg25%
Carbohydrates 11gr8%
Fiber 3gr12%
Sugar 5gr10%
Protein 13gr25%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Carbohydrate