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Half of a cauliflower pizza crust recipe topped with fresh vegetables for a healthy lunch.
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How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Learn how to make cauliflower pizza crust with only a few simple-to-find and healthy ingredients!  This low-carb pizza tastes so much like a regular pizza crust that you'll want to have it on a weekly (or nightly!) basis.

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 112 kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • ¼ c. goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. dried basil oregano, or Italian seasonings
  • 1 egg whisked


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor add cauliflower pieces. Pulse cauliflower 10-20 times, or until cauliflower resembles rice.
    The ingredients of gluten-free Cauliflower Pizza Crust in a food processor.
  3. Pulse 2-3 times more to make it just a bit smaller.* 

    A silver spoon scooping out the ingredients of Cauliflower Pizza Crust from a food processor.
  4. In a medium-sized pot add 6 cups of water. Bring water to a boil.
  5. Add cauliflower “rice” to boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Drain cauliflower through a mesh strainer until the majority of water is removed.

  7. Place cauliflower in a bowl and freeze for 30-60 minutes, or until cauliflower is a comfortable temperature to touch.
  8. Pour the cauliflower into a thin kitchen towel. Wring the towel and squeeze the cauliflower until all of the water is released. (This step is SUPER important. The drier the cauliflower is, the better the pizza crust texture will be!)
  9. In a large bowl combine cooked and drained cauliflower “rice”, goat cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, seasonings, and egg. Mix by hand until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  10. Press cauliflower pizza dough out until it is ⅓-½ inch thick.**
  11. Take a paper towel, lay it flat against the crust and press out any extra water that might still remain.
  12. Bake pizza crust for 35-40 minutes or until crust is cooked through.
  13. Top pizza with pizza toppings of choice and return to oven for 5-7 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Make sure not to pulse or process the cauliflower too much. If it gets too small it will drain through the mesh strainer.
**A rectangular pizza will be about 6 inches x 9 inches.
***Pizza is best when reheated in a toaster oven or conventional oven.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 457mg20%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 51.6mg63%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.