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Cauliflower as pizza crust!

Updated: Feb 25, 2020

I stumbled upon this delicious crust recipe for my gluten free clients. Once I made it, I decided I would make my pizzas this way from now on!! Added spinach, grilled chicken and tomato sauce.. yummo!!


  • 2 Cups Grated Cauliflower (using a hand-held cheese grater or your food processor. Cauliflower should be ‘rice-like’ texture)

  • 1/4 Cup Egg Whites

  • 1 Cup Low Fat Cheese (Mozzarella, Feta or the best option for a low-fat/higher protein pizza use 1% Cottage Cheese – drain your cottage cheese of any extra water first) For those with dairy issues, use Daiya cheese.

  • 1 Tsp Oregano

  • 2 Tsp Parsley

  • 1-2 Tbsp Red Hot Sauce (Optional and to taste)

Toppings *see recipe ideas below.


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.

  2. Slightly grease a cookie sheet or even better simply use parchment paper (or use my favorite – the baking stone).

  3. Place your grated cauliflower in a frying pan over medium heat and cook until translucent (If you are in a hurry you can cook the cauliflower rice in a bowl in the microwave for 8 minutes – do not cover and do not add any water).

  4. Place all other ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

  5. In a bowl combine cooked cauliflower rice and blended ingredients.

  6. Spread dough out evenly and fairly thinly over parchment paper (or cookie sheet).

  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes (depending on your oven – *see below).

  8. Remove the crust from the oven. Add organic, natural pizza or pasta sauce (see Simple Marinara Sauce below) and toppings.

  9. Feel free to place under a broiler at high heat to heat your ingredients. Remove and Enjoy!

*Helpful Tips

  • Make sure your cauliflower is dry after washing (no water to cook).

  • Spread your crust out thin (not too thin – just a thin layer).

  • Bake until crust-like. If you peek at your crust at the recommended cooking time and the middle is still not cooked… cook longer.

  • Pre-cook your vegetable toppings before adding to your pizza.

  • If you want to add a little bit of cheese to the top of your pizza, Parmesan is your healthiest option.

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