Cauliflower-Crust Pizza

I don’t know about you, but we love a good pizza night around here. But our typical go-to always leaves me feeling blah for the next day or so. I wanted to switch it up and make and had heard great things about the cauliflower-crust pizza trend, and we love cauliflower mash. So I decided to go for it, and I’m so glad we did!!!

Need a lighter alternative to your typical pizza recipe? Try this easy Cauliflower-Crust Pizza for a change! It's light and super tasty!

I love that this is a perfect way to get some extra veggies in and to cut the carbs on a normally carb-heavy dish. My husband was skeptical at first, but both he and my 1-year-old loved it!

A few tips…

  • Open a window. (It’s pretty smelly.)
  • Squeeze as much water out of your riced cauliflower as possible.
  • Go lighter on the toppings for a crisper crust.
  • Watch the thickness. (Too thick and it won’t crisp. Too thin and it breaks easily.)

Cauliflower-Crust Pizza
 
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A lighter alternative to the typical pizza recipe
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower - about 2 to 3 cups once processed
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Rinse cauliflower, remove the stems, and cut into chunks. Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. (I use a Ninja.)
  3. Microwave the processed cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl for 4-5 minutes on high. Remove from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 4-5 minutes.
  4. After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, dump it into a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out. Remove as much liquid as possible.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Place the pizza back in the oven and turn on the broiler. Bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. Keep an eye on it because the broiler can burn the cheese quickly.
  8. Slice and serve warm.

Need a lighter alternative to your typical pizza recipe? Try this easy Cauliflower-Crust Pizza for a change! It's light and super tasty!Need a lighter alternative to your typical pizza recipe? Try this easy Cauliflower-Crust Pizza for a change! It's light and super tasty!Need a lighter alternative to your typical pizza recipe? Try this easy Cauliflower-Crust Pizza for a change! It's light and super tasty!Need a lighter alternative to your typical pizza recipe? Try this easy Cauliflower-Crust Pizza for a change! It's light and super tasty!Need a lighter alternative to your typical pizza recipe? Try this easy Cauliflower-Crust Pizza for a change! It's light and super tasty!

So what do you think? Will you give this cauliflower recipe a try?

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