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Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Gluten-free) – Diabetic Foodie

This cauliflower pizza crust is low-carb, gluten-free, and so easy to make! Just add your favorite toppings and enjoy pizza night guilt-free.

Did you ever think you’d be able to eat pizza as part of a healthy diet?

Thanks to this cauliflower pizza crust, you can enjoy a hot and cheesy pie without the guilt! In fact, because cauliflower is such a powerhouse of nutrition, you can actually feel good about eating this pizza.

Cauliflower crust is easy to make and, once baked, sturdy enough to hold all your favorite toppings. Keep it classic with marinara and mozzarella, or get a little funky with some vegetables and goat cheese!

Whatever you choose, you can guarantee it will be delicious.

How to make cauliflower pizza crust

Ready to see how we turn this crunchy vegetable into a tasty pizza crust?

Step 1: Place the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

Cauliflower in food processor

Step 2: Scrape the cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and microwave at 100% for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Transfer the cauliflower onto a clean dish towel and spread it out. Let it sit until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.

Step 4: Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a rimless baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 5: Take the dish towel with the cauliflower and bring the edges together to form a pouch. Over a bowl or the sink, twist and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible.

Step 6: In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano, salt, garlic pepper, and egg.

Step 7: Transfer to the lined baking sheet and form the dough into a circle.

Step 8: Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Your pizza crust is ready! Remove it from the oven, add your toppings, then bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes until any cheese is melted and everything is heated through.

Baked cauliflower crust on parchment paper

Why cauliflower?

Cauliflower has been popping up in a lot of recipes lately. So why has this vegetable become so popular lately?

First, it’s a great low-carb and gluten-free ingredient. Second, it’s so versatile! You can use it to make low-carb rice or use it as a thickener like in this creamy cauliflower soup with Brussels sprouts.

Aside from its versatility, cauliflower is so good for you. It boosts heart and brain health, keeps inflammation in check, and is a great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. All from one vegetable!

And you can get all those benefits just by making a pizza. That sounds like a win-win to me.

So is this cauliflower crust going to taste exactly like take-out pizza? No, of course not! But it’s incredibly delicious none-the-less, and I guarantee you’ll feel better after eating it.

Toppings for pizza with cauliflower crust

Looking for some inspiration for your next pizza night?

Of course, you can always keep your toppings simple. A little marinara or pizza sauce with shredded mozzarella is a classic for a reason. You can even throw some pepperoni on there if you like.

Personally, I love making funky veggie pizzas! One of my go-to topping combos is spaghetti squash, sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, and mozzarella. What a great blend of flavors!

Or, if I want a little meat, I’ll add chicken-apple sausage, gold beets, and herbed goat cheese. So delicious.

You could also check out my spinach and artichoke pizza made with a cauliflower crust. I tried a slightly different cooking method for the crust in that recipe, but either way will work just fine!

Cauliflower pizza with different topping

Storage

Cauliflower crusts are a great item to make ahead of time! Once the crust is fully baked, you can store it in the refrigerator for a few days or the freezer for several months. That way, you can easily throw together a pizza any time the craving strikes!

Be sure to let the crust cool completely to avoid any condensation that could make it soggy. Then, wrap the crust in plastic wrap and place in the fridge or freezer.

Once you’re ready to enjoy, reheat the crust in the oven before adding your toppings.

Other healthy comfort food recipes

We all have those dishes we turn to when we want something delicious and comforting. The good news is that you can often find a healthier version so you can indulge without the guilt! Here are a few of my favorite comfort food recipes that include some healthy modifications:

When you’ve tried this pizza crust, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Recipe Card

Cauliflower pizza crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Gluten-free)

This cauliflower pizza crust is low-carb, gluten-free, and so easy to make! Just add your favorite toppings and enjoy pizza night guilt-free.

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes

Total Time:45 minutes

Author:Diabetic Foodie

Servings:4

Instructions

  • Place the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

  • Scrape the cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and microwave at 100% for 5 minutes.

  • Transfer the cauliflower onto a clean dish towel and spread it out. Let it sit until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a rimless baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Take the dish towel with the cauliflower and bring the edges together to form a pouch. Over a bowl or the sink, twist and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible.

  • In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano, salt, garlic pepper, and egg.

  • Transfer to the lined baking sheet and form the dough into a circle.

  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information is for the crust only. A serving is 1/4 pizza crust.
Once you add your toppings, place the pizza back in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes until any cheese is melted and the toppings are heated through.
To prep your cauliflower crust ahead of time, bake the crust and then allow it to fully cool. Wrap with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for several months. Reheat in the oven before adding your toppings.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Gluten-free)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 120
Calories from Fat 52

% Daily Value*

Fat 5.8g9%

Saturated Fat 2.2g14%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g

Cholesterol 56.6mg19%

Sodium 308.5mg13%

Potassium 455.6mg13%

Carbohydrates 8g3%

Fiber 3.1g13%

Sugar 2.8g3%

Protein 9.8g20%

Net carbs 4.9g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free

Keyword: cauliflower crust, cauliflower pizza crust, easy dinner recipes

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