Cauliflower Pizza Crust

You may have seen my previous link to this cauliflower pizza crust in the past. If you haven’t yet, you must try this. It’s so easy, so yummy, and amazingly bread-like. You wont believe it’s not bread!

We loved this recipe the very first time I made it. However, after some testing I believe it’s now even better. I didn’t change too much from the original, mostly just doubled the recipe to make enough to feed my pizza-loving husband. It’s Jesse approved for sure!

Start by roughly chopping an entire head of cauliflower. I used a little bit of the stems, but mostly just the florets.

Chopped cauliflower

Toss the cauliflower pieces into a food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. I have to do mine in about three batches because the whole head of cauliflower doesn’t fit all at once. Cover and cook cauliflower (without adding extra water) in the microwave for 6 to 8 minutes, until tender.

Riced cauliflower

Then mix cooked the cauliflower with two beaten eggs, two cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, and spices. Then the cauliflower “dough” is ready to be transferred to a greased cookie sheet. Note: Some of the pictures show a casserole dish, but I’ve since discovered that a cookie sheet makes a crispier crust.

Cauliflower dough

Spread the cauliflower mixture evenly and bake at 450 for 15 minutes.

Ready to bake

After the crust is baked, you can add any toppings you choose.

Revised baking

Our favorite combination has been Muir Glen pizza sauce, ground beef (cooked), red onion, mushrooms, and green pepper. I’ve found it’s best to have the toppings prepared as my first step in the recipe.


We also like to add Sargento four cheese Mexican blend on top of all the other toppings. Then it’s back in the oven, under the broiler just enough to melt the cheese.

Toppings added


Finished pizza

Here’s the recipe:

1 head of cauliflower, riced and cooked
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
additional toppings and cheese as desired


This might just be my favorite allergy adapted meal yet. I never would have thought cauliflower could work out so well. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

  • Amy Lee Ellis

    I enjoy cauliflower anyway, and this sounds delicious!

  • Megan Murray

    Wow! This sounds SO SO yummy!

  • Jesse Petersen

    If anyone reading this is doubting its taste/texture, I can assure you that it is restaurant quality. One of those pizzas you go spend a lot of money to eat because it’s different, but still tastes like heaven.

  • Kristin

    Awesome! Let me know what you think if you try this.

  • Kristin

    And super healthy too! Except for all the extra cheese on the CF side of the pizza.

  • Kristin

    Thanks, honey!

  • Kathleen from Providence Farms

    I was over at the Healthy 2day Wednesdays adding a couple of links and noticed your blog. I have SO been wanting to try this. Recently, I discovered Riced Cauliflower and loved it so much, I started to wonder what else I could make. I’ll let you know what I think. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is beautiful and I love your pictures.

  • cindy baldwin

    Hmmm, I’ll have to try this! Wonder if my non-cauliflower-loving husband would freak out?

  • Kristin

    I’d say don’t tell him and see if notices… works in our house. 😉

  • Kristin

    Awesome! Yes, do let me know what you think.

  • Rachel Brosnahan

    I tried my first cauliflower crust pizza a few days ago – so good! I think since my favorite part of pizza is everything that goes on it, it didn’t make much of a difference putting it on a different “crust”. The cauliflower didn’t really add much flavor, so I could hardly tell it was there. I made a regular pizza for my husband, because I knew he would balk at the idea, but I think I’ll keep making the cauliflower pizza crust for myself.

  • Kristin

    I’m glad you liked it! I didn’t expect my husband to be a fan, but he LOVES this recipe.

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