This is one of my favorite recipes. It’s really fun to make, and if you didn’t make it yourself, you would have absolutely no idea that it was made from cauliflower. This pizza is a great low-carb option that doesn’t omit any flavor. Your guests or kids will never know they are eating a pizza made of vegetables!
Makes one 9-12in pizza – 6 slices
2 cups shredded cauliflower
1 cup finely shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup piza sauce or marinara sauce
1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
topping of choice
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. “Rice” or “shred” the cauliflower in a blender until it resembles small crumbled rice/pieces, but not pureed. Using a few pieces of paper towel, ring the excess water out of the cauliflower. Place the cauliflower crumbles in a mixing bowl and combine with egg, mozzarella, oregano, garlic powder, and salt. Mix with a spatula until well combined. Generously coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray spray (this crust is known to stick). Place the dough on the baking sheet and press into a 9 to 12-inch round crust. Lightly spray the crust with nonstick spray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove the crust from the oven and turn the heat to broil. Spread the sauce on top of the baked crust, leaving a half inch border around the edge. Sprinkle mozzarella on top of the sauce. Add any extra toppings at this time. Place the pizza back in the oven and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove pizza from the oven and cut into 6 slices and serve hot.
KoriJune 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm (11 years ago)
This looks amazing! Do you have any suggestions for a dairy free version?
CatherineJune 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm (11 years ago)
I haven’t tried a dairy-free version yet, but I’m up for the challenge! I wonder if Daiya or nut cheese (in place of mozzarella) and a “flax egg” (1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp Water) would work? I might just need to try a vegan cauliflower pizza this weekend 🙂
JessicaJune 12, 2012 at 7:13 am (11 years ago)
I’ve made this before, and I was shocked at how tasty it was! Thumbs up for clever substitutes!
CatherineJune 12, 2012 at 10:13 am (11 years ago)
Thats great, Jessica! I was surprised how yummy it was too! Health & Happiness xo
HeatherJune 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm (11 years ago)
My daughter is allergic to wheat, gluten, dairy, and eggs so pizza has been a huge challenge for us! I just made this with Daiya shreds and “flax egg” and it came out pretty good. I’m not sure what it would be like the regular way, but unless it’s REALLY crispy (almost burnt) you can’t pick it up and eat it. But it’s definitely tasty and by far the best recipe we’ve come across.
I also halved the cheese since most of the food she eats is just so fattening. It didn’t appear to make a difference in the way the “dough” held together. Maybe that made the difference in being able to pick it up though?
BTW, love your site!
CatherineJune 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Heather! Allergies can make it so challenging to eat fun foods, especially for kids! I actually have a lot of food allergies (mostly in the berry & fruit dept.) so I totally understand. I love that you tried the recipe with Daiya shreds and flax-egg! Another reader just asked about a a dairy free version, and I am glad that those subs worked! Have you ever thought of using quinoa flour (in place of wheat flour) for a dough? If it isn’t available at your local health food store, you could grind quinoa in a high powered blender until it becomes flour! Thank you so much for sharing with me 🙂 Health & Happiness xo
HeatherJune 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm (11 years ago)
i haven’t tried quinoa flour. i recently started using a combination of rice flour and cornstarch and that seems to work for my baking without that strange after-taste of the other alternatives. i haven’t had a chance to try it with pizza crust. i’ll also try the quinoa flour. my girls love quinoa and quinoa pasta!
CatherineJune 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm (11 years ago)
I love that there are so many different flour options now! I’m so happy your girls love quinoa! That makes me smile 🙂 xo
NicoleJune 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm (11 years ago)
Hi, I love your blog! I was wondering if this pizza serves 1 person or if it is meant to serve more.
CatherineJune 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Nicole! This pizza serves about 3 people! Health & Happiness xo
JuliJune 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm (11 years ago)
I tried this tonight actually. It just got done a little bit ago! It tastes amazing. However, I came into a problem with my crust being too soft to handle. I had to use a fork. Could that be because my cauliflower was more to the pureed side than crumbled? I didn’t do that on purpose, my mixer just had it in for me tonight I guess, lol. Just curious. Tastes great though and I’m DEFINITELY going to share this recipe with some friends! 🙂
CatherineJune 20, 2012 at 12:41 am (11 years ago)
Mine was a bit limp towards the center as well. Another reader suggested squeezing the excess water out of the cauliflower (with a paper towel) after it is crumbled. The more pureed it is, the more wet it tends to be. I will have to try squeezing the water out next time and see if it makes a difference! I am glad you loved the recipe and flavor though! Thank you so much for sharing! Health & Happiness xo
LiliJune 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm (11 years ago)
This looks amazing. So much want. Nom Nom.
CatherineJune 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm (11 years ago)
It’s so good, you have to try it! xo
Jacqualyn B.June 23, 2012 at 1:13 am (11 years ago)
I made this today! What a great idea. I wanted a lower calorie and lower fat version so I used 3 cups of cauliflower and replaced the 1 cup of cheese in the crust with 1/2 cup of Masa. I also cooked it on parchment coated with olive oil. It worked beautifully this is going to be one of our staples.
CatherineJune 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm (11 years ago)
LOVE your adjustments to the recipe, Jacqualyn! I’ll have to try making it that way one day! Health & Happiness xo
jennifer leeJune 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm (11 years ago)
My 8 year old daughter is bunny obsessed and has also made the stand to become a vegetarian. We came upon your site while on pintrest. We are making this pizza as we speak:). The house smells so yummy! We love your site! Thank you!!!
CatherineJune 24, 2012 at 8:46 pm (11 years ago)
Awww that’s too cute! I’m so glad you found my blog! Let me know how the pizza turns out! I’m sure you will love it 🙂
ShaunaJune 28, 2012 at 12:31 am (11 years ago)
I just made this tonight and it was amazing! I’ll be giving you a shout-out in my blog 🙂
CatherineJune 28, 2012 at 12:47 am (11 years ago)
That’s awesome, so glad you liked the recipe 🙂 xo
Anna (Morsels & Musings)June 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm (11 years ago)
what a clever idea! love it.
CatherineJune 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you! You have to try it 🙂
TaraJune 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm (11 years ago)
I was just wondering if you can substitute the cauliflower for broccoli?
If so, have you made it and how was it?
CatherineJune 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Tara! I have not tried making the pizza with cauliflower, but that sounds delicious! I might have to give it a try!
NadineJuly 2, 2012 at 4:44 am (11 years ago)
thank you for this recipe, it sounds great.
I have one question, is the cauliflower uncooked when shredding it?
Thank you so much,
CatherineJuly 2, 2012 at 10:10 am (11 years ago)
Yes, the cauliflower is uncooked. After it gets shredded up, I suggest ringing out some of the excess water with paper towel so it isn’t too liquidy!
ShannonJuly 3, 2012 at 10:57 am (11 years ago)
Totally making this tonight! I’ve been following your recipes for the past three days and I feel SO amazing!
CatherineJuly 3, 2012 at 11:09 am (11 years ago)
That is so good to hear Shannon! Health & Happiness xo
DanielleJuly 6, 2012 at 9:39 am (11 years ago)
I tried this recipe this week and it was AMAZING! Im still in shock at how good this was. I made 3 pizzas. The first the crust was too thick so I thinned it out for the other 2. It was so good I had to share it with everyone at my office. I can’t wait to make it for my son to see if its kid approved.
CatherineJuly 6, 2012 at 9:59 am (11 years ago)
Thank makes me so happy Danielle! I am so glad that you love it enough to share with your office and now your son! Can’t wait to hear what he thinks 🙂 Health & Happiness xo
SenneJuly 7, 2012 at 10:34 am (11 years ago)
I was wondering how much calories it is..
CatherineJuly 7, 2012 at 10:54 am (11 years ago)
I do not calories, but this is a very low carb recipes if that helps! Health & Happiness xo
TorreJuly 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm (11 years ago)
I have become obsessed with your site. This is the 4th recipe I’ve made this week! Mine was a little limp toward the center also. I should have read these comments first, then I would’ve known to squeeze it out some! But it was delicious regardless. I put sliced tomatoes and fresh basil on it. Awesome. Also, I don’t know how accurate this is, but according to caloriecount.com, this is 742 calories for the whole pie.
CatherineJuly 7, 2012 at 11:08 pm (11 years ago)
Awwww thank you so much Torre! So glad you are loving the recipes 🙂 Love your addition of tomato and basil, sounds so delish! Omg I love that the entire pie is only 742 calories! You could have quite a few slices and not even feel guilty haha I have stopped counting calories, but this is great info for anyone who needs the stats to fit it into their daily diet! Health & Happiness xo
AshleyJuly 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm (11 years ago)
This is my third meal from your site today!! Absolutely delish!! Thank you!
CatherineJuly 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm (11 years ago)
Awww that’s great Ashley! So glad you’re loving the recipes xo
AnnaJuly 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm (11 years ago)
I think when I steamed my cauliflower I used too much water (even though that’s what the steamer said) so my crust didn’t cook through in twenty minutes. The kids and I had pizza mush and it tasted great! Hopefully I can perfect the crust next time 🙂
AnnaJuly 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm (11 years ago)
Ha ha! Nevermind, not sure where I got the idea that the cauliflower was supposed to be steamed. After I posted I read through the comments and realized my mistake… I’m SURE I’ll perfect the crust next time!
CatherineJuly 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm (11 years ago)
Haha no worries Anna! This is exactly why I don’t steam my cauliflower 🙂 You will get it next time! xo
ElviaJuly 12, 2012 at 10:26 am (11 years ago)
Sooo good!!!!! Definitely how I’ll make pizza from now on. Gonna call my mo so she will try it too!
CatherineJuly 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm (11 years ago)
Issn’t it amazing how similar it tasted to “normal” pizza?! Glad you loved it! xo
BeccaJuly 17, 2012 at 7:58 am (11 years ago)
I am so glad I tried this recipe! I love pizza but try my hardest to avoid it. This is such an amazing alternative that taste so delicious! I used a hand grater though for the cauliflower, my blenders etc only pureed it. I think I had the same trouble as others with it having too much water on it from being washed.
Thanks so much!
CatherineJuly 17, 2012 at 9:33 am (11 years ago)
I’m so glad you loved it! xo
AlexJuly 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm (11 years ago)
Me and my sister came across your blog and have been trying your recipes and this is one of my favorites so far! It was super easy to make and was really good!! Thanks!
CatherineJuly 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm (11 years ago)
So glad you loved the recipe! Can you believe how similar it tastes to “regular” pizza?!
BrandiJuly 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm (11 years ago)
MMM…delicious! thanks for the idea of patting the rice cauliflower with paper towels, that helped!
CatherineJuly 23, 2012 at 11:02 am (11 years ago)
Yayy, so glad that tip was helpful! xo
DianaAugust 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm (11 years ago)
I tried making this today. When I mixed the egg, mozzarella (now I used already shredded, bagged mozzerella), shredded cauliflower (by hand), oregeno and garlic powder it didnt become dough-ie. When I mix these ingredients should it become dough-ie? It came out ok and became doughie in the oven. Any idea what may have gone wrong?? Thanks! LOVE the blog!! 🙂
CatherineAugust 6, 2012 at 1:57 am (11 years ago)
Hi Diana! It won’t be as dough like as regular pizza dough, it will be more mushy with no elasticity. The magic is definitely in the baking process because that is when the mixture really transforms. Make sure to remove excess moisture from the cauliflower to ensure an evenly cooked crust!
JennaAugust 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm (11 years ago)
This was absolutely delicious! Honestly, I was surprised. I don’t even like cauliflower in the slightest but this tasted so good! And usually I have meat on my pizza with a bunch of sauce and ketchup (terrible, I know); but I ate this pizza exactly as is! No meat or no ketchup dipping! Now THAT is a true sign of good pizza in my books.
CatherineAugust 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm (11 years ago)
Now this is what I love to hear! So happy you enjoyed your pizza, Jenna! xo
Megan HullAugust 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm (11 years ago)
Hey! I absolutely LOVE your website! My family has just started to make all of the delicious recipes. I was just wondering what the nutrition facts are of some of the items/ if you have them handy! Great job again
CatherineAugust 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you so much Megan! I actually don’t count calories so I do not have the nutrition information available. I just try to eat healthy portions 🙂
GraceFebruary 7, 2013 at 10:44 am (10 years ago)
I have an egg white intolerance, is there any substitutes that could be used instead of the egg to bind?
CatherineFebruary 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm (10 years ago)
Hi Grace! I have not tried this recipe without eggs, but you could try using a vegan egg replacer (available at most health food stores). http://www.ener-g.com/egg-replacer.html Let me know if you give it a try!
LeoniSeptember 13, 2014 at 9:31 am (9 years ago)
Have you tried freezing the bases?
wendyFebruary 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm (8 years ago)
Do you think I could bake it on a greased pizza stone? Or does it have to be a pan as you suggested? Can’t wait to make this!
CatherineFebruary 10, 2015 at 7:11 pm (8 years ago)
Hi Wendy! Hmmm That’s a great question. The Cauliflower Pizza dough is a tricky kind of crust, it can fall apart easily if it isn’t cooked correctly, so I’m not sure if a pizza stone would change the end results. I wish I had a better response! My best suggestion would be to maybe try baking half of the dough on a greased pizza stone to see if it cooks through and still holds together properly! This way you won’t waste the dough if it doesn’t turn out properly. Let me know how it goes! xo