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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

The highlight of this cauliflower pizza crust recipe? It’s a crispy pizza crust made entirely of cauliflower! Learn how to make it here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4



  • 3 heads (8 cups) cauliflower
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • pesto, drizzled
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced



  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 18 X 13 baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • To make the cauliflower crust, add cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground, yielding about 2-3 cups per head of cauliflower. PRO TIP: I love purchasing from my local grocery store the pre-riced cauliflower takes care of this step for you.
  • Transfer cauliflower to a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover loosely with a paper towel and place into the microwave for 15 minutes, or until softened. Stir cauliflower every couple minutes during this step. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Using a clean dish towel, drain cauliflower completely, removing as much water as possible. PRO TIP: I put on my silicone oven mitts during this step as the water squeezing out of the cauliflower is hot!
  • Transfer drained cauliflower to a large bowl. Stir in eggs, mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian seasoning; season with a healthy dash of salt and pepper.
  • Spread cauliflower mixture onto your prepared baking sheet patting into a crust almost filling your entire pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.


  • While the cauliflower crust is baking. Prepare your toppings.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ricotta cheese, thyme, oregano, basil and garlic; season with pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Whisk olive oil and minced garlic in a small bowl.


  • Remove cauliflower crust from the oven. Keep the oven on.
  • Lightly brush the crust with olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Spread ricotta cheese mixture across the entire pizza.
  • Layer with cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
  • Drizzle pesto over pizza and sprinkle fresh basil.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.