Who would have thought? A pizza crust made with shredded cauliflower, an egg, cheese and seasonings? This cauliflower pizza crust is amazing!
While reading one of my favorite food blogs, I came across this recipe and made a few changes to make it my own. Given my crazy love for pizza and my hubby’s love for eating healthy, this recipe is now golden to me. We have finally met in the middle.
You can put anything in the world you want on it. For this post I made it veggie style with red pizza sauce. I have also made it “chicken pesto style”, using prepared pesto as the sauce, and leftover shredded chicken as the topping.
I was worried about the crust possibly being too soft, so I used a 9 inch cast iron skillet for my pizza pan. It was perfect for the crust, and I didn’t have to worry about shaping the crust to a round flat pan.
The crust is super simple! Start by shredding 2 cups of cauliflower:
Microwave the shredded cauliflower for 8 minutes in a microwave-safe bowl. Then mix the microwaved cauliflower with 1 large egg, 1 cup of shredded cheese (I used mozzarella), garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch cast iron skillet that has been greased. Spray the top of the cauliflower crust with cooking spray.
Bake in a 450 degree F preheated oven until golden brown; it was 9 minutes for me.
Once you remove the cauliflower crust from the oven, change your oven setting to broil while you place the toppings on the pizza. I used this easy homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, red onions, black olives and mushrooms. The sky is the limit!
Then place the pizza back in the oven and broil until the top is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly, about 3-5 minutes. What an awesome way to have a guilt-free, low carb pizza option!Print
Skillet Cauliflower Crust Veggie Pizza
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 1 pizza
For the Crust:
- 2 cups shredded fresh cauliflower (about ½ large head of cauliflower)
- 1 large egg
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
For the Toppings:
- ¼ cup of your favorite pizza sauce (or more if you like it “saucy”)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- ¼ cup sliced red onions
- 1 small can (2.25 oz) sliced black olives, drained
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
- Remove leaves and stems from cauliflower.
- Shred cauliflower using a cheese grater (2 cups).
- Place cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes.
- Mix microwaved cauliflower with remaining crust ingredients (egg, cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning).
- Press crust mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch cast iron skillet that has been greased.
- Spray top of crust with cooking spray.
- Bake for approximately 9 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and change oven setting to broil while you add the toppings.
- Spread sauce over the crust and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over sauce.
- Spread the vegetables over the pizza evenly.
- Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
- Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown and cheese is bubbly and hot.
Adapted from RecipeGirl.com & LowCarbFriends.com
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Pizza
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: cauliflower pizza crust pizza
First, this looks so good I’m going to try it. I just made a pizza with portabello mushrooms.
I now have two questions. 1st, I was going to compliment you on using print that’s dark enough to read. So many sites now are so light gray making it difficult to read. However, when I started typing in this box, it’s very tiny and so light I can barely see what I’m writing. Is there a reason for this?
Next, I use the old cast iron pans for many things, but have heard that tomato sauce recipes aren’t good to cook in cast iron as it can ruin the seasoning in the pan, as well as altering the taste of the food with light metal taste if cooked to long or high heat. Apparently, you haven’t had a problem with that?
Amy @ The Blond Cook
Hi Ann, no I haven’t had a problem and love my cast iron skillet. Thank you and hope you enjoy the cauliflower crust pizza! 🙂
I just tried making this pizza in my cast iron (first time ever using it!!) and the crust was soggy 🙁
Can you tell me what I might have done wrong?? I ended up feeding it to my husband rolled up (cause I’m sure all the ingredients still cooked) and saying it was supposed to be like that. Please help!
Amy @ The Blond Cook
Hi! I’ve made this several times following the recipe exactly without it being soggy. Its consistency isn’t super-crispy, but by no means a wet consistency.
My husband and I tried this tonight and it tasted fantastic! That’s saying something because we normally hate cauliflower, but it looked so delicious in the picture, I had to try it.
My only question is: Can I do something to the crust to make it crisp up more? Mine browned up nicely and held together, but it was pretty soft and hard to hold as a actual piece of pizza. We used forks which is not a problem, but if I can make this even more like a regular pizza, I’m game to try. Thanks for such a great recipe!
There are other recipes that say after microwaving it, let it cool and put in a clean cheese cloth/ kitchen towel and squeeze out excess water.
I just made this recipe tonight and let me tell you, it was divineee! I made mine in the oven, on a rectangle cookie sheet and put leftover sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms on it! It was great! I love the versatility of the recipe, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers. I have more ideas in mind for this recipe…white alfredo pizza with chicken and brocolli…barbeque chicken pizza with pineapple and onions…garlic/olive oil sauce with olives, feta, tomatoes…oh the list goes on!
The Blond Cook
I see you’re a fellow pizza lover too! LOL! I could eat it every day. The white alfredo with chicken & broccoli sounds divine–I’ve never made that combination but am going to really soon! 🙂
amy, thank you so much for this recipe. it was our maiden voyage tonight and plan on making it again. i am addicted to roasted cauliflower lately and happy to find another recipe that uses cauliflower creatively.
omg! This is amazing! I just finished my first one one and both my wife and I love it! Second one is cooking now! Wow! this is going to replace wheat crusts for us!
This looks so good…I will have to try it! My girlfriend love cauli mash, and makes it for all our get togethers…I will have to make this and take it next time!
Made this Thursday night , it was amazing ! Should of made an extra one for my son . He was looking forward to trying it well guess I will make him one today .
Going to try this one for sure. Pic looks so good it makes me drool. All the toppings I love!
While I detest cauliflower I am going to cook this pizza! Sounds amazng! Sans the olives!