Cauliflower Pizza Crust (FAGE Good Living Part III)

by Erin

Cauliflower as a pizza crust? You’ve got the be joking. At least that’s what I thought about using cauliflower as a substitute for anything, until I had mashed cauliflower as a replacement for potatoes. With the skeptic thrown  aside, I knew I had to try this crust. With a few tips from Molly at Duchess of Fork, I think this crust came out surprisingly well. Although nothing can compare to the real deal pizza crust, I enjoyed this alternative. It resembles a very thin pizza crust, which I do enjoy, but I know some prefer thicker style in which case this crust may not be not for you.

The most important part is to wring out the excess water from the riced cauliflower (or cook in microwave for 8 minutes). Otherwise the crust will be too soggy. Also, if you’re like me and do not have a ricer, a food processor (or even a cheese grater) works just fine. Just be sure to not over process it! A few quick pulses is all it should take.

Before I give you the recipe, I am going to share my third and final description of what “good living” means to me for FAGE Total’s giveaway. What enriches my life the most is spending time with people I care about. And this act tends to coincide with the sharing of great food! It’s no wonder that when I get together with family and/or friends from out-of-town, our visits seem to revolve around what/where we are going to eat. But my favorite is cooking together – I have always loved cooking along side of someone, even just helping when I was a child.

Unfortunately these days living alone doesn’t allow much of that (unless I want to bake cat-treats all the time). However, along with the winter holidays quickly approaching comes a trip home to see some of my family and friends. And I guarantee there will be plenty of cooking, sharing and gathering around food to be had while spending some good ol’ quality time together – the best part of going home for the holidays!

Just a quick side-note… I found out the other day that my hometown of Rochester, NY was determined to be the second snowiest city. Rock on ROC! I now have high expectations for my return home for Christmas. Come on lake effect snow, don’t let me down!

One year ago: Homemade Applesauce


Makes 1 crust


2 cups riced cauliflower (about 1/2 a large head)

1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

1 egg, beaten

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Desired pizza toppings


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. Allow to cool, then squeeze out excess liquid using a colander and paper towels.
  3. Combine cauliflower and remaining ingredients back in the bowl and stir until combined. Put dough on prepared pan and press firmly down into the pan, evenly towards the edges. Lightly coat top of crust with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Bake crust at 400 for 15 minutes. Remove crust from oven and top with your favorite toppings. Bake pizza for another 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Source: Adapted slightly from Duchess of Fork originally from Diary of a Modern Matriarch.

Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program, I have been entered for the chance to win a trip to Greece courtesy of FAGE. You too can enter to win one of three trips to Greece by entering the FAGE Plain Extraordinary Greek Getaway here:


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Bex January 11, 2012 - 3:21 pm

This works for cookies, too! You just have to take the cheese out, and put in either vinegar/baking soda stabalizer, and eggs to replace it. Also switch the spices. Cauliflower rocks!

Miriam @ Overtime Cook December 8, 2011 - 6:54 am

How in the world did I miss this post? Ohmygosh it sounds delicious. Plus cauliflower is currently one of my favorite veggies!

And the best part is…now I have an excuse to buy a ricer!

spiffycookie December 8, 2011 - 7:29 am

Haha I enjoy having reasons to buy new kitchen tools.

Kita December 4, 2011 - 3:24 pm

I bet this was delicious! It sounds awesome. I love the idea of using cauliflower for the crust. I mean LOVE the idea.

Tracey December 3, 2011 - 7:15 pm

Your crust looks so good Erin! I’m definitely skeptical about this idea, but it would help me justify pizza more often so I really should give it a try.

belle (tinkeringinthekitchen) December 3, 2011 - 8:00 am

this looks delicious! glad i found this blog im going to bed in to read more :) Belle

Carolyn December 3, 2011 - 6:52 am

Cauliflower (and zucchini) as pizza crust is big in the low carb world. It’s good stuff, and such an improvement on refined flour. Yours looks delish.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. December 2, 2011 - 11:36 pm

This is awesome!! I really need to try this! My husband wouldn’t be brave enough, but I will give it a go the next time he is out of town. I’m always looking for great low-carb options so thanks for sharing this one!

spiffycookie December 3, 2011 - 7:47 am

Low carb, but extra cheese haha

Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) December 2, 2011 - 8:11 pm

This is extremely unique! The “crust” looks really like crust!! Impressive. :) Also impressive is your “snow feature” on your blog. It makes me smile.

spiffycookie December 3, 2011 - 7:48 am

Thank you! The snow feature is a plug in called let it snow – glad it made you smile!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts December 2, 2011 - 3:54 pm

This is amazing! I never knew you could do this. My husband doesn’t like cauliflower, but I would with enough sauce and toppings if I could trick him. What healthy take in pizza!!

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme December 2, 2011 - 3:33 pm

Rochester is second? Does that mean Buffalo is first? :) Guess what? It snowed here today! Don’t you miss it! :) This pizza crust intrigues me! :)

spiffycookie December 2, 2011 - 4:26 pm

I do miss it! Buffalo was #3, Syracuse was #1.

Kelly December 2, 2011 - 11:01 am

What an interesting way to make pizza crust, I’ll definitely have to try this!! :)

BigFatBaker December 2, 2011 - 10:07 am

What an interesting concept for pizza crust! I love a nice thin crunchy crust so I’d probably like this! Defintely bookmarking for later :)

Liz @ Southern Charm December 2, 2011 - 10:07 am

Super interesting!! If I ever get brave enough, I will have to try this!

Samara at Deconstruct the Girl December 2, 2011 - 9:08 am

I would have never thought to do this … such an interesting concept! I have tried mashed cauliflower before and love it, so this sounds like a healthy but delicious way to make pizza!

Mary December 2, 2011 - 8:55 am

You just made my day! I am diabetic and dearly love pizza yet it does not love my blood sugar. Now I can make pizza and not worry. Thanks, thanks, thanks!!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet December 2, 2011 - 8:51 am

I so want to make this! Now, how does one “rice” cauliflower?

Lauren at Keep It Sweet December 2, 2011 - 8:53 am

And obviously you said that in your post… it is a slow Friday morning here!

spiffycookie December 2, 2011 - 8:58 am

No worries! It’s almost the weekend :-)


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