Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower in the field

Did you know you can make pizza crust out of cauliflower, egg, and cheese? If you’re gluten-free but crave pizza, or if you’re simply looking to incorporate more cauliflower into your life, try this recipe.

1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Olive oil (optional)
Pizza sauce, shredded cheese and your choice of pre-cooked toppings

To “rice” the cauliflower

Take one large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Don’t overdo it or you will puree the cauliflower. (If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater.)

Microwave the riced cauliflower in a bowl for about 8 minutes. There is no need to add water because the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough to cook it. Instead of using a microwave, you can also steam the cauliflower, but use as little water as possible.

One large head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower. If you have extra, the remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately, or it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

To make the pizza crust

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Oil a cookie sheet.

In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup riced cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Add oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, and stir. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and pat out into a 9″ round. Optionally, brush olive oil over the top of the mixture to help with browning.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven. Top the crust with sauce, toppings and cheese. Place under a broiler at high heat until cheese is just melted, approximately 3-4 minutes.