crazy good cauliflower pizza

★★★★★ 7
a recipe by
Marion Dyess
Deerfield Beach, FL

Pizza is one of my personal favorites. This pizza is FANTASTICO!! It's actually easier than making your own pizza dough. By using the tubes of spices or fresh herbs that you can pick up in your supermarket, the cauliflower really does become dough. Let's Try It

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We think pizza should be a food group and love that we can have a healthier version with this cauliflower crust recipe. The spices and cheese add so much flavor you wouldn't guess that the crust is cauliflower. It gets very crisp. Topped with the peppers, onions, and cheese...yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 7
serves 2-3
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crazy good cauliflower pizza

  • 1
    cauliflower head
  • 1/2 tsp
    pureed garlic paste or 5 cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red chili pepper paste
  • 2-3
    large/extra large egg whites
  • 1 c
    mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 c
    finely shredded Parmesan reggiano cheese
  • 1
    red bell pepper
  • 1
    medium onion, finely diced
  • 1
    olive oil, lightly

How To Make crazy good cauliflower pizza

Test Kitchen Tips
The key to the crisp crust is making sure to squeeze out the water really well. It may take a few times to do this (it did for us). If it's too wet, the crust will be soggy.
  • Riced cauliflower in a blender.
    Preheat your oven to 450. Rice cauliflower. This means put freshly washed cauliflower that you have cut into florets into the food processor. Pulse until it looks like a grain.
  • Microwaving riced cauliflower.
    Place in a microwave-safe dish and nuke for 8 minutes.
  • Cooked riced cauliflower on a towel.
    I always spread it out on a dishtowel when it's done to cool.
  • Squeezing water out of the cooked cauliflower.
    Then I put it back into the center and wring out the excess water. I think this really helps it become crusty.
  • Sauteeing onions and red pepper in a skillet.
    Dice onions and peppers. Sauté with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Cauliflower, egg whites spices, and cheese mixed together.
    Take cauliflower, egg whites spices, and cheeses. Mix well with clean DRY hands.
  • Cauliflower dough pressed into a circle on parchment paper.
    Take a sheet of parchment paper and turn over a baking sheet or chopping board. You want to be able to slide it onto the pizza stone. Lightly oil and sprinkle cornmeal. With a big serving spoon, dump a little cauliflower at a time until you can press it into a circle. Push edges up until it resembles the crust of a pizza. It should be no more than 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cauliflower crust baking in the oven.
    Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Topping and cheese added and baking crust in the oven.
    Remove from oven and place back on an upside down baking sheet or board. Add onion and pepper mixture and spread out thinly. Top with more Parmesan and mozzarella. Bake another ten minutes. until bubbly. Keep in mind, oven temperatures vary.