The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Learn how to make the BEST low carb and keto friendly cauliflower crust pizza in under 30 minutes! 
 The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Who’s ready to shed a few pounds this season! cauliflower pizza is great because it’s low-carb and contains no flour what so ever. You will be pleasantly surprised as to how delicious and different this pizza is I promise you will be a keeper. The crust is made of cauliflower, cheese, and eggs and from there, you can customize the pizza any way you like to make your favorite type of pizza.

Magimix Food Processor Review + The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Begin by processing (or mincing by hand) your cauliflower in a food processor. califlower crust pizza-21After processing the cauliflower, place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it on high for 4 minutes. After removing it from the microwave allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes, then place the cauliflower in a kitchen towel and squeeze away. Make sure to get all the water out of it, like every last bit! I squeezed my water how so hard I ended up with an amazing ball of cauliflower. remember, the trick to making a perfect cauliflower crust is to squeeze out as much liquid as possible out of the cauliflower. The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe  Now place the cauliflower ball in a bowl and add an egg, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 mozzarella cheese, salt, garlic powder (optional) rosemary and oregano.  Mix it all in with a wooden spatula or your hands until a dough forms.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Spread the dough out on a lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan like you would with regular pizza dough.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe   Bake the crust at 500 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until you begin to see that nice and golden color from around the edges.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Remove the crust from the oven and add your toppings. I decided to go with a simple margarita pizza but you can add whatever you want.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Now place the pizza back in the oven and turn on the broiler for just 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese. After the cheese has melted remove from the oven and slice.  The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Doesn’t that look amazing! this was the first time in my life I didn’t feel bad eating pizza! Now, of course, this crust won’t replace my usual high-carb crust but it sure is great for times when I’m on my low-carb diets.

The whole family loved it; Even baby Layan couldn’t stop eating! the crust was so crispy and moist at the same time and paired quite well with the marinara and cheese. The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

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The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, crust, keto, lowcarb, pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 84 kcal
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower - should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil or rosemary minced (or dry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano minced (or dry)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  2. Remove the stems from the cauliflower and cut into chunks, Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely.

  3. Microwave the processed cauliflower uncovered in a microwave safe bowl for approximately 4-5 minutes on high. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 4-5 minutes (trust me don't rush this step!). After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it. Be sure to squeeze as much liquid as humanly possible.

  4. Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese, and seasonings. Stir until a dough texture forms. Spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan in the shape of a pizza crust.

  5. Bake the crust for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the crust is golden and crispy. I cooked mine for approximately 15 minutes. After the crust is golden remove it from the oven and add your toppings, I used marinara sauce and cheese for a simple margarita pizza.

  6. Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. be sure to keep an eye on it because the broiler can burn the cheese quickly.

  7. Slice and serve warm , enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
The Best Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 404mg 17%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 13.7%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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    Mary

    Couldn’t find carb count, protein count under recipes.

    Ruth

    I made this today to use as flatbread for sandwiches and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

    Cindy Meyer

    I made several pizza crust and froze 2. What is the best way to cook them, frozen or defrosted?

      Layla

      I would just cook them straight from the freezer because they are easier to handle that way!

    Cherlyn

    If no microwave can I boil it first before I put in blender?

      Layla

      Yes, that is the best way to steam it otherwise.

    Savannah

    Hey lovely!
    I’m using this recipe in a compilation of healthy comfort foods, so you’ll be getting traffic from my audience :)! thanks girl for this amazing recipe!

    Olivia

    BE CAREFUL! Don’t use parchment paper under broiler!!! I just made the pizza, a fire caught up at the moment I put the pizza under the broiler!!! Thank god no damage caused because me and my husband blowed the fire out. The pizza itself is delicious.

      Layla

      Oh no, I’m sorry to hear about your experience, Olivia! You’re right, parchment paper can be very tricky under the broiler.

    Julia

    Thank you for the recipie. This is the best pizza dough ,I´d ever tried.

    Nomi

    Hi – Great recipy – What do I do with the califlowers, when I dont have a microwawe oven?

    -Nomi

      Layla

      Blanch the cauliflower florets in boiling water for 2-3 minutes then drain and chop!

    Nomi

    Hi ???? Great reccipy – I would just like to know, if I dont own a microwawe, what do I do with the califlower then? Do I cook it/in the oven or?
    Thanks
    Nomi

    Maria tornabeni

    Thank you! Turned out awesome! My boyfriend likes meat so I bought breakfast sausage roll cooked it put onions in microwave 44 seconds to soften . Added mushrooms! It was the bomb! Just took a long time to make as I don’t have a good prosseser and the store I went to disco’d cauliflower rice????. You are amazing thank you from a non cook to a low carb cook!!!!!!

    Cassie Lott

    okay so I have made this a bunch of times and love the taste but my edges burn every time and its to soft to pick up.. I don’t know what to do …I want to be abele to give it to my kids but they know its not real pizza when they cant pick it up…. please help…

    Megan Pink

    Made this tonight, I don’t know what I did wrong but my crust stuck pretty bad to the parchment paper, I even sprayed it pretty generously with Pam cooking spray! I had to peel it and was only able to save a section! My crust was a bit soggy but the taste was terrific tasting and would be excellent it I could have gotten it right! Any suggestions on what I can do to make it better next time? Soggy or not the taste of the crust was out of this world, but would have preferred a crispy crust!

    Julie

    Could the plain, baked crusts be frozen for future use? If so, are there suggestions for successfully thawing them?
    Thank you.

    Meredith

    Thank you for this amazing recipe! I was a bit skeptical at first but it turned out beautifully. Delicious and healthy – will definitely be making this again.

    Karen

    I made this for the first time tonight after trying your spaghetti squash recipe for the first time last night and having that come out amazing. The pizza did not disappoint either! I used frozen riced cauliflower to cut down on the time because I still use real dough for the kids and my husband, so it’s like making 2 dinners…other then using the frozen cauliflower, I followed your recipe to a tee and found that cooking times and temp were perfect for our oven. I will definitely share this recipe and add it in to my low carb rotation!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    jane holden

    Can the riced cauliflower be used? If so, it would make it much simpler.

    Thanks

    Kayla

    I’m planning on using this recipe for a Year 9 school assessment for my “alternative food for junk food.” I’ve already guessed that I have to make the dough overnight, so I’m just wondering if I could freeze it overnight then use it for the period. Also, am I allowed to use your recipe?

    P.S. I promise to add in your URL when handing it in.

      Layla

      I think it’s great you are teaching students to eat healthy. I would just make the dough and tightly wrap it in plastic wrap or a ziplock bag and store it in the fridge. They can later shape it in class into mini pizzas or a large pizza. Also, yes you are more than welcome to use the recipe! Best 🙂

    Laura

    I can’t have any dairy. Is the cheese necessary to hold it together? Any other ideas?

      Layla

      I’ve tried it without cheese and it came out well!

    Jennifer

    I’ve tried this recipe before. It’s soooo much better the more water you squeeze out. She’s not kidding about letting it cool first. Lol.

    It’s actually so firm that we could pick it up like a real pizza. And my husband and I both agree, the cauliflower taste so much better then regular bread. I put shiitake mushrooms, onions, and garlic on for the toppings.

      Jennifer

      It took me about an hour to complete…. clean while u wait.

    Chawna

    This is my third time making this recipe because it is good but incredibly time consuming (2 + hours including how long it takes to let the cauliflower cool before squeezing out the water). Also, one cauliflower head will not yield a big enough pizza for a family, barely even for two, and like mentioned above, 500 degrees is just too hot and ends up burning the outer edges before cooking the middle.

      Channing

      You can purchase a steamable bag of cauliflower (Green Giant is one company who makes it) All you have to do is cook in the microwave it for 4 minutes and then let it cool. It makes 3 cups

      Jennifer

      Try cooking for less time. Or shoot for a 450 degree oven… sounds like ur over may be hotter than normal. Certain ovens vary. ????

    Amyah

    How to process if we don’t have a microwave and don’t want to nke it? Looking forward to make this recipe… looks delicious

      Jillian

      I am wondering this too.. We don’t have, never mind use, a microwave. Any suggestions?

        Layla

        Steam the cauliflower in a pot of water for 5 minutes then shred in a food processor or cheese grater. Be sure to let it cool if you will use a grater.

          Dana

          Thank you! We don’t use, nor want a microwave, either!

    N schmitt

    Low Carb Cauliflower crust pizza https://imgur.com/gallery/0aUKH

    My try at it. Came out amazing.

    HJ

    I need the carbs/protien/sugar count in this recipe ???? How do I find it?!!

      Layla

      Just added the nutritional info. You can find it right under the recipe.

    Deborah Shaffer

    What’s the nutritional value of this?

      Layla

      I just added the nutritional info for the recipe. Please check under the recipe box.

    rachel

    I don’t have a microwave…. How else can I go about that step to properly drain the cauliflower??

      Layla

      You can steam the cauliflower on a pot of water before processing. Then grate or process in a food processor and drain the water out using the method above.

    Isabel

    I just started a new diet and can’t have carbs. saw these and Just made the cauliflower crust with tomatoe and spinach it was great

    Fizzh89

    Tried this for tea tonight, not sure if I squeezed enough water out as it still tasted like cauliflower. The oven temp seemed really hot, and seemed to catch the outer edges before the middle was golden. I used some sausages from the local farm shop and cooked up some sliced red onion for the topping. Hubby and I gave it a 7 out of 10 rating, but my 7 yr old son and 3 year old daughter barely touched it 🙁 which was frustrating after the effort of making it. In two minds as to whether I would do it again.

    Michael Flora

    I tried this and the spagetti squash crust pizza side by side and I’m not sure which one I like better. One thing is certain I’m a fan of both.

    Tina

    First recipe that gave me a crust I can hold!!!! Love love love it!!! Thank you for sharing this!

    Amanda

    What would this be like reheated? Would it work? Currently eating it and its delicious but can’t handle it all!

    wendy derrick

    I made this and I loved it. My mother found out recently that she was a diabetic. Looking for a low carb crust option and stumbled on this. My mother,brother, and father loved it. I bought store pizza for the kids and everyone preferred mine. Thanks for sharing the recipe and step by step instructions.

    Mary

    I don’thave a microwave. Is there another way for me to heat the cauliflowers?

    linsey

    this looks great! just wondering if you can freeze these bases and cook from frozen? have you ever tried it?? thanks!!

      Layla

      I haven’t tried freezing them but that sounds like a great idea. I would suggest making the bases small so they don’t break on you while frozen. Maybe making individual sizes will be best. Please do update us on how that goes for you!

    Rachel

    Not sure if it was that I shredded my cauliflower, erred on the side of 2 cups instead of 3 (just cooking for myself), or microwaved/let cool for 4 minutes, not 5… But either way, I combined everything and it just looked like a mess. No matter how much I mixed, kneaded, with spatulas/spoons/fingers, I could not get the ingredients to combine. Ended up just dumping it all in the garbage disposal to avoid further frustration… 🙁

      Phoebe

      Too bad you didn’t bake the mixture anyway! I actually don’t bother cooking the cauliflower in the micro–just put it into the mix shredded raw. Though it looks a mess and doesn’t resemble dough on the way into the oven, when the cheese melts together with everything else as it bakes, it turns magically into a great crust.

    Lorely

    Hi Layla!
    I have made this several times already and I love it thank you! What I did want to ask if you happened to know approx how many carbs per slice? I’m trying to add this recipe to my favs list and I’d like to just put the total instead of per item.. Look forward to trying more yummy recipes. Thanks again.

    Kristin

    Great recipe absolutely loved it! Just a tip: Use a potato ricer/press to really press all of the water out of the cauliflower. MUCH less work than a tea towel or cheese cloth and MUCH faster. They sell them on Amazon or at Ikea. Also if you steam it and the chill it in the refrigerator for awhile it’s much easier to handle. 🙂

    Jeanne Heyworth

    I was so excited to try this and I did. I must say I understand about the sogginess of the crust but on just a little. I used the parchment paper and it turned out like a picture. I was going to take it out of the oven and take a picture and send it to my sisters and then…SPLAT it fell on the floor in a huge mess. I should have know not to count on the parchment twice out of the oven. It was just to brittle. It was delish though!