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low carb/gluten free cauliflower pizza

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laura Geese
Luray, VA

Trying to find low carb/gluten free recipes that taste really good has been a challenge. I often think that because something is "healthy" for you, people think it has to taste bad. SOOO NOT TRUE with this pizza. To say I love this pizza would be an understatement. My son, who HATES cauliflower, steals my pieces when I'm not looking. And my skeptic husband, well.....let's just say this is on the menu for dinner tonight... AGAIN! :D The way I prepared this and cut into 12 pieces, the nutritional information is: 115 calories, 2g carbs, 8g fat, 11g of protein.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This low carb and gluten-free pizza crust is so good. It makes you feel like you're cheating on a diet, but you're not. This does not turn out like traditional pizza crust and get perfectly crisp like a regular dough. It's still super good, though, and a delicious option if eating low carb. We used the seasonings Laura suggested and they were perfect. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy! We think with the toppings this crust could fool someone who claims they don't like cauliflower. The edges of this crust will get a little dark and almost seem burnt, but don't worry. The rest of the crust is golden brown. Picking up a slice, though, may be hard to eat so have a fork handy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For low carb/gluten free cauliflower pizza

  • 1 c
    cooked, riced cauliflower
  • 1 c
    mozzarella cheese
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • olive oil - optional
  • pizza sauce
  • toppings of your choice

How To Make low carb/gluten free cauliflower pizza

  • Cutting cauliflower into florets.
    TO RICE THE CAULIFLOWER: Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks.
  • Chopping the cauliflower until it resembles rice.
    Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Do not over-do pulse or you will puree it. (If you don't have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater).
  • Riced cauliflower in a bowl.
    Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. There is no need to add water, as the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough to cook itself. After microwaving, squeeze the excess water from the cauliflower. One large head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Spraying baking sheet with non-stick spray.
    TO MAKE THE CRUST: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cauliflower, eggs, and mozzarella in a bowl.
    In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg, and mozzarella.
  • Adding spices to the cauliflower.
    Add oregano, crushed garlic, and garlic salt; stir. You can tweak this recipe by adding or subtracting ingredients to more suit your family's tastes.
  • Pressing cauliflower mixture into a crust.
    Transfer to the cookie sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a 9" round, or whatever shape pan you are using. I use my Pampered Chef rectangular baking stone.
  • Brushing the crust with olive oil.
    OPTIONAL: Brush olive oil over top of mixture to help with browning.
  • Baking crust into the oven.
    Bake cauliflower crust at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Over temps vary so please don't forget to check on your crust.
  • Golden brown crust.
    Remove crust from oven when golden brown.
  • Adding toppings to the crust.
    Now is the time to add your sauce, toppings, and cheese.
  • Baking until the cheese is melted.
    Place pizza back in oven and broil on high just until cheese is slightly browned and melted.
  • A slice of cauliflower pizza on a plate.
    ENJOY! :D
  • Removing a slice of low carb gluten free cauliflower pizza.
    NUTRITION FACTS: Servings Per Recipe: 4-6 Serving Size: 1 serving Amount Per Serving Calories 143.4 Total Fat 10.8 g Saturated Fat 6.4 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat 3.2 g Cholesterol 82.8 mg Sodium 200.2 mg Potassium 121.6 mg Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g Dietary Fiber 1.5 g Sugars 0.5 g Protein 9.4 g