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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Contributor: Allie Doran

Learn how to make a delicious gluten-free pizza crust using riced cauliflower.

  • Author: Allie Doran
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55-60 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

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For the cauliflower pizza crust: 

  •  16 oz. cauliflower crumbles, or 1 large head of cauliflower, riced  
  • 2 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese  
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning  
  • ¼ tsp. salt 

 For the homemade pizza sauce:  

  •  1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil  
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced  
  • 8 oz. unsalted, canned tomato sauce  
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 
  • 1 tsp. sugar  
  • ¼ tsp. salt 
  • ¼ tsp. pepper 

 For the pizza:  

  •  1 cauliflower pizza crust 
  • 1 batch homemade pizza sauce (or one 8 oz. can of store-bought) 
  • 6 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, torn or grated  
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil ribbons

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.  
  2. To make the crust: Put the riced cauliflower into a microwavable bowl. Heat in the microwave for 5 minutes, or until the cauliflower is steamed and soft. Drain the water and pour the cauliflower out onto a clean kitchen towel. When the cauliflower has cooled a bit, wring the towel out to drain all of the excess water.  
  3. Dump the cauliflower into a large bowl with the shredded mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, egg, Italian seasoning, and salt. Mix until combined. Scoop the mixture out onto a cookie sheet lined with greased foil. Form the crust into a disc that’s about ¼ inch thick. Place into the oven for 20 minutes to pre-bake.  
  4. While the pizza cooks, make your sauce: Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the minced garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes and add the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes before removing from the heat.  
  5. When the crust has pre-baked, spoon over the sauce and top with the fresh mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the fresh basil. Serve.