Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust


1 head cauliflower

2 eggs

1 tsp dried chives

1 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp salt


“Rice” raw cauliflower using food processor or blender (in batches).

Place steamer basket or wire mesh colander in a large pan with one inch water. Line with cheesecloth, making sure the piece is large enough to be gathered around cauliflower rice with excess on top to hold it closed.

Place cauliflower in pan, cover and steam for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover and allow to cool.

Preheat oven to 400°. Line large round pizza pan or rectangular sheet pan with parchment paper. Parchment paper is necessary to keep crust from sticking and is helpful when flipping the crust.

Lift cauliflower from pan using cheesecloth. Twist at top and squeeze as much liquid out as possible. Put in bowl with eggs, chives, oregano, pepper and salt. Mix thoroughly.

Press into pan and bake for 30 minutes. Flip crust and cook for 15 minutes or until dry. Garnish with sauce, cheese and desired toppings and heat until cheese is melted.

4 servings, 80 calories per serving (crust only)

Hack: One 16oz bag of frozen cauliflower can be substituted for fresh. Thaw completely before using. There is no need to cook the cauliflower but liquid must still be squeezed out.

Hack #2: Crust can be shaped into smaller crusts if desired. Crusts can be separated by parchment paper, sealed in freezer safe containers and frozen. Topped and cooked pizza slices can be stored in the same manner.



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6 Replies to “Cauliflower Pizza Crust”

  1. Hi Cynthia,

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe for making a healthier pizza crust from cauliflower. I love the 2 hacks you included in the post as well.
    We love to eat pizza and I’ve been looking for alternatives in case we don’t have the ingredients to make regular pizza crust. This pandemic situation makes us change our shopping routines and requires us to be creative to serve good and healthy food for our family.

    Cheers,
    Ferra

    1. The pandemic thing is crazy, isn’t it? Once the stores get one thing back in stock, some other shelf is empty. People often use broccoli to make their crust (and, yes, it would work in this recipe if that’s what you can get) but I like cauliflower because it’s taste is bland. Sort of like bread, it melds with whatever you put it with. And it has plenty of healthy nutrition!

      As for the hacks, thank you. Cooking doesn’t need to be hard (or snobby). You use that frozen cauliflower. I know I do 😉

  2. Wow! I didn’t know how easy it was to make a Cauliflower crust! And I super appreciate you including that frozen cauliflower can be used in place of fresh. I live in the middle of Arizona and fresh is hard to come by where frozen is always available. I don’t feel like I am left out from trying this recipe based on what I have available. Thank you!

    1. Frozen vegetables are a staple in my house!  Not only can they get us through the “off-season”, but they also have a long shelf life so I never have to worry that the produce I buy is going to be unusable in a few days.

  3. Hello Cynthia, Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information. I am very glad for this opportunity coming across this article. I really enjoyed going through every bit of this article. The flavor and texture was surprisingly good and I would happily put sauce, cheese, and toppings on this and not feel deprived.

    1. This is one of my favorite ways to make pizza!  Cauliflower has a mild taste, as does pizza dough, so once you pile on the toppings, it’s impossible to tell the difference.  Enjoy!

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