Cauliflower Crust Veggie Pizza is pizza crust made from cauliflower and then topped with your favorite veggies. Vegetarian and Gluten Free.
This is a recipe I’ve experimented with on so many occasions. But I must say this cauliflower pizza crust turned out to be my best so far.
This Cauliflower Crust Veggie Pizza is a good one to try especially if you’re trying to lower your carbs.
I think the secret to this one was shaping the crust a little thicker. It tends to hold together better and is much easier to handle. And after all Pizza was meant to be handled.
Toppings are optional but on this one I used tomatoes , bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms and freshly grated mozzarella cheese.
Somehow making a pizza crust out of a head of cauliflower just excites me. I would have never imagined I would have liked this years ago.
If my Mom would have tried to make this for me when I was a kid I’m sure I would have turned my nose up to it. What a difference a few years can make? Well, maybe more than a few..haha
But now I’m a die hard cauliflower lover and I will try to make just about anything with a head of cauliflower. It is a very versatile veggie.
All this from a head of cauliflower. I think I would have made Mom proud. Especially since I don’t recall eating a lot of cauliflower growing up.
My Mom always liked to cook and we mostly ate really healthy meals. But my style of cooking I realize is so different than hers but that’s okay. I realized I probably got a lot of inspiration from watching her.
When I look at cauliflower, I think the possibilities are endless. I can create so many different things with cauliflower. But today, let it be pizza.
So let me tell you why this should be your next favorite pizza crust:
- Since it’s made with cauliflower you’re getting in much needed veggies.
- It’s much lower carb than your standard pizza crust so you can eat more pieces.
- Can be customized with any and all of your favorite toppings.
- Vegetarian, Gluten Free
- 1 medium head of cauliflower broken into florets* (see recipe notes)
- 2 cups of mozzarella cheese divided
- 2 eggs
- 2 cloves of garlic minced**
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. dried basil flakes
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Line large baking sheet with parchment paper*
Generously grease parchment paper with olive oil
In small batches pulse cauliflower until rice like in food processor
Then lay riced cauliflower on several layers of paper towels or clean kitchen towel.
Pat dry and try and squeeze as much liquid out of cauliflower as possible.
The goal is to remove as much moisture from cauliflower.
Meanwhile grate mozzarella cheese and set aside
Place riced cauliflower in medium mixing bowl.
Beat two eggs and add to riced cauliflower
Add minced garlic, garlic powder, dried basil, black pepper & 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Place mixture into parchment paper and form into pizza shape
Bake in oven 20-25 minutes until golden brown
Remove from heat and allow to rest about 10 minutes prior to adding your favorite toppings
You can actually make the crust earlier in the day and store in the refrigerator covered with saran wrap until ready to top your pizza
Bake in 375 degree oven once topped an additional 10-15 minutes or until pizza gets bubbly
A medium head of cauliflower is approximately 3-4 cups of florets
*I prefer to used unbleached parchment paper
**can just use extra garlic powder if you don't have fresh
I topped this pizza with mozzarella, mushrooms, green bell pepper, red onion, and tomatoes.