Looking for a tasty low carb pizza? Here it is! I actually made and photographed this a few months ago. However, it is a recipe I plan on making several times over the next few months during the holiday season. You know, to add some veggies in our lives during the hustle and bustle festive season. Plus, it is fairly quick and easy to assemble.
If you have never had this you are probably wondering – does the crust taste like cauliflower? Well, everyone is different, but I will tell you my experience. My husband, Ben, insists he detests cauliflower. When I made this Cauliflower Crust Pizza, I didn’t tell him the crust was made with cauliflower. It was only after he gobbled up several pieces and exclaimed he loved the pizza that I revealed the truth. Ha, ha! Anyway, he and I both believe that while the crust doesn’t taste exactly like a wheat crust, it is really delicious!
What a great way to add more veggies to your life and your kids’ lives. This pizza proved to be a challenge to photograph though. Maybe when I make it again, I will take more photos and update this post. 🙂
While researching recipes, I noticed that some recipes said the cauliflower should be squeezed of all excess water (after grating). I did not find that to be necessary with my pizza, but in the future it may be. You can judge and decide if it is necessary.
The last of the leaves are falling now. Now we march on to Lady Winter! Everybody got their down coats ready??
- 2 1/2 cups grated cauliflower about 1/2 large head
- 1 large egg
- 1 cups and 1/2 part skim mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
- salt and pepper
- Jarred tomato sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray non stick spray on a pizza pan or line a pizza pan with parchment paper.
Place grated cauliflower crumbles in a microwavable bowl and microwave for about 5 minutes.
Remove and let cool.
In a large bowl, mix the egg, 1 cup mozzarella, 1 tablespoon parmesan, and pinch of salt and pepper. Once combined, smooth out into a 10 inch round (pizza shape) on the prepared pizza pan. Spray the cauliflower "dough" lightly with the non stick spray and bake for 10-15 minutes, until lightly golden.
Take out of the oven and spread some tomato sauce around the cauliflower "dough" and next spread some mozzarella and then parmesan cheese over the top.
Bake in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Optional: top with fresh chopped basil and then serve.
Sarah & Arkadi
Cauliflower crust! Very original! Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you Sarah & Arkadi,
Let me know if you try it!
Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens
Perfect timing!! I have wanted to try this – and now there’s this awesome recipe for me! 🙂
I laughed when I read that you tricked your husband! See … everyone loves cauliflower! It’s just so tasty!! And you’re right – we all need to add a few more veggies this time of year!
PS – Dino is super cute!!
Thanks and let me know if you try it. Dino says thanks too!
I have yet to try cauliflower crust pizza after my obsession with chickpea crust and pancakes. Have you tried any vegan cauliflower crust pizza recipes before? I’m looking for a good one to try and I love pizzas especially with beer crusts!
Thanks – I would love to try chickpea crust and pancakes. Sounds delish!
Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies
I put off trying cauliflower crust for WAY too long. It’s crazy amazing plus quicker than waiting for traditional dough to rise. I just bought a head of cauliflower, it might be time to make this again.