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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

A simple and secretly healthy cauliflower pizza crust recipe that’s so surprisingly delicious, you’d never guess it could possibly be so good for you!

Easy 5 Ingredient Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Oil Free



Low Carb

Gluten Free


Just FIVE Ingredients – Seriously!

If you somehow still haven’t tried cauliflower pizza, this simple 5-ingredient recipe is absolutely one to bookmark for later. Or better yet, make it for dinner tonight!

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How To Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Unlike many other keto pizza crust recipes, this cauliflower pizza crust recipe CAN be picked up without falling apart!

Super Easy Cauliflower Pizza

I am a girl who loves carbs.

Like, ridiculously loves carbs. I’m pretty sure I could survive on an all-carb diet.

So I never thought I’d ever get on the cauliflower pizza crust bandwagon. Taking my beloved doughy Italian pizza crust and replacing it with a vegetable? No thank you; I wanted no part of this.

For months, I completely ignored the cauliflower-for-carbs trend sweeping the internet, tuning out whenever a friend would rave about how she’d made perfect low carb cauliflower rice or cauliflower breadsticks and how they were ohmygosh so good.

But as time went on and the cauliflower trend only seemed to be getting stronger, curiosity finally got the better of me… I had to know what all the hype was about.

I gave in and tried my hand at homemade cauliflower pizza.

And I fell in LOVE.

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Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Healthy Pizza Crust Ingredients

The recipe needs just five ingredients—no eggs, and no cheese required.

It can be low calorie, dairy free, plant based, paleo, and completely flourless. And even before you add any toppings whatsoever, the tasty cauliflower crust is packed with nutrition: 3 grams of fiber, 2.5 grams of protein, and over 50% of the RDA for Vitamin C in each slice of pizza.

That’s just for one slice…

Who ever stops at just one slice of pizza???

*Note: For traditional pizza, try this Vegan Pizza Crust.

Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Can I Make Keto Cauliflower Pizza? What About Vegan?

The crust is naturally vegan and sugar free. To make it a keto crust, simply use the almond flour option listed in the recipe… and if you have leftover almond flour, you can make Keto Brownies!

I haven’t tried using coconut flour but think it should work; you’d probably just need to use less since it soaks up water like a sponge. If you experiment, be sure to report back!

Where Can I Buy Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

If you don’t want to make your own, you can find frozen cauliflower pizza crust at Target, Wal Mart, Aldi, Costco, Wegmans, Whole Foods, most grocery stores, and restaurants such as California Pizza Kitchen.

Brands include Cali’flour Foods, Caulipower, Green Giant (for vegan cauliflower pizza crust, try either their original or Tuscan options), and even Trader Joes.

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How To Make Cauliflower Pizza

Step One:  Chop the cauliflower into small florets and steam until soft.

Step Two:  Squeeze out as much moisture as possible from the cauliflower with a clean dish towel. Mash it with all other ingredients in a medium bowl, then form into a ball.

Step Three:  Place the ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and pat it into a circle about 1/4-inch thick. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned with crispy edges.

Step Four: Remove from the oven and add toppings of choice, then bake an additional 8 minutes. Allow the cauliflower crust to cool 5 minutes, then slice and enjoy!

For dessert, try these Vegan Brownies

Above – Watch the video of how to make cauliflower pizza crust!

The Best Easy Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

The best and easiest cauliflower pizza crust recipe that tastes so good, you’d never guess it could possibly be healthy.
4.96/5 (74)
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 6 slices


  • 1/2 medium head cauliflower (4 cups small florets)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder OR 2 1/2 tbsp ground flax or chia
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup flour (I’ve used spelt, white, oat, almond, or sorghum)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, optional
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment, and set aside. If using flax or chia, whisk with the water and refrigerate for at least a half hour. Steam cauliflower florets until fall-apart soft. Drain fully. Stir the flour with the oregano, garlic, salt, and baking powder (if using). Preheat oven to 450 F. Once cauliflower cools a little, place it in a clean dish towel or cheesecloth over a sink or bowl, and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. At least 2/3 cup water should come out – You want it as dry as possible. Place the squeezed-out cauliflower into a bowl and add the 1/4 cup water (or the flax mixture). Mash and stir well. Stir in the flour mixture. Form into a ball. Place on the baking sheet. Pat into a circle, then use another sheet of parchment on top (and a rolling pin, if desired) to spread the circle to about 1/4 inch thick. Take off the top sheet of parchment. Bake 25 minutes, or until lightly browned with crispy edges. Add toppings of choice. Bake an additional 8 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes. Slice and enjoy!
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Shown above with the Melty Vegan Mozzarella from my Hello Breakfast Cookbook.

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Published on January 23, 2020

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      • Charlotte says

        In the caption to the second picture down, you say that the recipe for the melty mozzarella is in your Hello Breakfast! cookbook, and you provide a link to buy the cookbook. I followed the link and bought the cookbook, specifically for this recipe and…the recipe isn’t there! I’m incredibly disappointed! The other recipes look good, but the cheese recipe is the main reason I bought it at all. What’s going on????

          • Julie Dove says

            Hi! Sorry for the confusion – The recipe was in one version of the cookbook, so anyone who orders the cookbook and doesn’t see it in their version, I can easily send it! 🙂

          • Kelly says

            Hi, I bought the cookbook because the recipes all sounded good but I really wanted that mozzarella recipe and the recipe isn’t in the cookbook. Could you send the recipe to me also? Thank you so much.

          • Julie Dove says

            Hi, I can send it to you right away. Can you send me an email to chocolatecoveredmedia at gmail with the email address you used to get the book? I can send it to that same address if it’s easiest for you!

          • Melissa says

            I just bought this book for the same reason. I’m very disappointed the cheese recipe wasn’t included as stated.

          • Jason Sanford says

            It should be included. Just sometimes the bonus pack gets caught in a spam filter because it sends out automatically. But no worries, I will send it to you right away, and let me know if you don’t see it within the next few minutes :).
            Jason (media relations)

        • Rebecca Armstrong says

          Hi! I should have read the comments first because I did the EXACT SAME THING as you. While I am excited to try the recipes, I really wanted the melty cheese recipe. I would love it if you could send me a copy. I have tried a lot of cashew cheeses without success and the pictured cheese looked so darn…melty. My e-mail was included with the comments. Thanks!

        • Jason Sanford says

          It’s in the Hello Breakfast Cookbook, in the bonus recipe pack that sends out automatically for everyone who gets the ebook 🙂

          Jason (media relations)

          • Emily says

            How long does it take to automatically send out? I sent an email as followup but just bought the book and so far no bonus pack.

          • Jason Sanford says

            Usually within an hour, but I can go send it manually to you right now so you can have it right away. Sorry for the delay!

          • CCK Media Team says

            Hi absolutely! Do you mean a copy of the ebook or the bonus pack? (The bonus pack should ship out automatically when someone buys the ebook.)

      • sherri says

        looks like you are another fatty-o pizza convert. when will that obese woman learn there are no magical answers. but pushing away from the table BEFORE you overeat is the answer?

        • alyr says

          Looks like you’re an ignoramus who fails to learn that it has nothing to do with being “obese” and everything to do with eating nutrient dense foods that are healthy. While YOU “push away” after your little two slices of artery clogging crap. Go get your lipid panel and oxidized LDL checked, genius troll.

        • Sue says

          No actually it’s about “what” you eat! If you eat nutrient dense foods that calm inflammation your appetite will naturally regulate itself. I’ve been healing an autoimmune illness for months now and it’s working. I, for one, appreciate these recipes because it makes following an Auto Immune Protocol easy and delicious! No pushing back from the dinner table here!

  1. Natasha says

    Dear Katie,
    I wish you a very happy birthday. Your blog has affected the way I see food. Thank you for everything you’ve done and I hope you’ve had a wonderful Labor Day.
    Happy Birthday! 🙂
    P.S. This recipe looks perfect for my dad, who is on the Atkins diet.
    – Natasha

  2. Samantha says

    This is such amazingly perfect timing; just yesterday I was thinking how much I REALLY wanted to try out a cauliflower pizza base recipe. Will definitely try this out at some stage; thanks so much for posting! I love how simple and easy it looks 🙂

  3. Joanne says

    Happy birthday, Katie!! Haha, you almost got me when you said you’re 21 years old today. Anyway, I wish you a wonderful day today and every day. You’re one of the first blogs I ever found years ago, and to this day it is still my favorite. 🙂 Also, I was not vegan when I first discovered your blog, but now I am. Keep up with all the excellent content!

  4. Whitney says

    Katie, you make me so happy! I’ve been wanting to try a cauliflower pizza crust for a while now, but my mom can’t have cheese, or eggs, or gluten. I am trying this with my leftover cauliflower tomorrow!
    One question: are your nutrition facts based on a pizza made with almond or oat flour?
    Thanks again! Happy birthday, and many more to you!
    P.S. I can’t WAIT for your next cookbook! Your first one was one of the only three books I took to school with me!

  5. Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says

    You’re gorgeous, Katie!! 🙂 You could pass for 21! <3 Thank you for including the step-by-step photos, I've been meaning to make cauliflower crust for awhile now but I felt so intimidated. This is why I love your blog, we're both obsessed with carbs. 😉

  6. Sarah says

    Happy Birthday! You are my favorite food blogger *and* my favorite cookbook author! I am really looking forward to your next cookbook. Best wishes for a fantastic year ahead, Katie!

    This pizza looks amazing. And you are simply gorgeous!!! Love the photos 🙂 Hugsxxxx

  7. Anna says

    Ha! Cauliflower Crust without the cheese! I will have to try it out soon. Hmmm…i am curious about your melty topping. I do love cashew cream for it’s versatility (and will probably just use my modification when i make this soon). I’ll be interested to hear how you tricked it out into such melty goodness. may even be enough incentive for me to spring for the book

    • Joyla says

      It was pretty tricky to show a partial recipe then have to buy the book for the rest of the recipe. Is that ethical? It’s sure sad.

      • Jason Sanford says

        The entire recipe for the cauliflower crust is listed here in the post. I have no idea how you could possibly say it is tricky or unethical to offer free recipes to readers. It both amazes and saddens me how entitled your comment was, considering you are paying nothing to see these recipes and therefore really have no basis to complain. If you don’t like what a blogger posts, you are free to go elsewhere.

  8. Ellie H. says

    Happy birthday, almost-birthday twin! Mine was yesterday, the 5th. Pizza, especially healthy cauliflower-crust based pizza, sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your special day!!
    You ate lots of chocolate too, I hope!?? 😉 What birthday dessert did you have?
    Can’t wait to make this crust when I’m home from college and have a kitchen to use!
    xx Ellie //

  9. sue d says

    How do we convert 1/2 head of cauliflower florets to Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower rice? I use it in everything, its awesome, saves soo time. But I wonder when you are done steaming and squeezing to get the water out, how much do have 2, 3 cups ???

      • AT says

        Katie — I’ve been following your blog for about a year. Your cauliflower pizza crust is in the oven right now (second time this week actually). The recipe is awesome, but I’m not writing about that. I just wanted to thank you for your for the effort you put into your blog. You have such positivity, and your love of food and love of health comes through in each of your posts. I read a lot of food blogs, and as a man who has struggled with issues around weight, have a complicated relationship with food. But your posts and your recipes always have such a positive tone. Plus your recipes are genius and have become often asked for contributions to parties and potlucks in my circle (no bake mexican chocolate cookies, yum). I know blogging isn’t easy, but you brighten people’s days and their tables with the work you do. Congratulations on all your success — it is well-earned. Thank you again.

    • Kate T. says

      Hi there! I made this with two bags of trader joes riced cauliflower. I left the bags in the fridge to defrost overnight and I did not need to cook the previously frozen cauliflower. The crust worked great! I did flip it and cook it further like one of the comments suggested.

  10. Lori Palazzo says

    Happy Birthday! Have a blessed day! Thank you so much for your time and effort working on healthy low carb dishes. Love your site and love your recipes, have tried a lot and they are keepers! I love carbs too and anxious to try this one out as I know how good cauliflower is for you.

  11. Connie Liccione says

    Hi Katie,
    This looks amazing! I have been wanting to try the cauliflower pizza crust. You make it easy to follow. Happy Birthday! When is the release date for your cookbook? Do you have any cookbooks already to purchase? Love the recipes. Thank you>

  12. Alanna says

    Happy birthday, Katie! You look lovely and radiant as always. I’ll admit I am also skeptical of cauliflower pizza crust, but if anyone can make it work, you can!

  13. elisa says

    What purpose do the chia and/or flax seeds serve in the crust? I don’t have on hand so was wondering what would happen if I made this crust w/o it. Does it add much flavor? thank you 🙂

  14. IC says

    What if you use frozen cauliflower? I have some I want to get rid of (love raw cauliflower but not a fan of cooked so this may be perfect!!). What would the amounts be roughly if using frozen?

  15. Wendy says

    Cheese ideas that aren’t nut based? My daughter is not a fan of certain ones available in stores….I plan on making this for her, but it’ll have to be “naked” until we can find a good cheese substitute!

  16. Megan says

    Happy birthday! I’m also 24 and looking back on 21 feeling so old now! Lol. Love cauliflower pizza crust! Can’t wait to try your version.

  17. Jessica says

    Great recipe! I posted one that is super similar a couple weeks ago, and absolutely love it! I added nutritional yeast to mine though, which gives it a nice cheesy taste – as I’m sure you know 😉 Coconut flour is a good alternative for the almond flour, as well. Thanks so much for all of your recipes! I love seeing the wonderful things you create! Xo

  18. Pat Bachman says

    I can’t wait to try this cauliflower pizza crust recipe. But I want to know what ingredients you actually used and liked the best, 1) Flaxmeal or chia seeds, and 2) almond or oat flour, rolled oats or quinoa flakes. Thanks.

  19. Choc Lover says

    Hi katie,

    I used baking sheet to bake the pizza. But the pizza is sticking to the paper after being cooked. How to remove it????? Pl help

    • Julie Dove says

      What is baking sheet? Do you mean parchment? I’ve never heard of any recipe ever sticking to parchment. Unless you used the wrong side up maybe?

  20. Michaela says

    Happy birthday, Katie!
    I hope you’re having a really fantastic day with lots of chocolate 🙂
    The cheese on this pizza looks unreal, I cannot wait for the recipe – and your new cookbook!
    Definitely going to make this cauliflower pizza as soon as my new food processor arrives. I find it really hard to rice cauliflower in my Vitamix and don’t think grating by hand works too well.

  21. Jacob says

    Looks absolutely scrumptious! Not a huge fan of cauliflower but this recipe looks very tempting. I can’t wait to try it.

    • A H says

      It may be worth a try, but the result may well be something different. You’ll have to experiment. If you do, let us know the result.

    • Lauren says

      I think cauliflower has a pretty neutral taste compared to broccoli. And the broccoli will be more textured when it cooks down. I wouldn’t recommend it.

  22. sherry bateman says

    I have to watch my blood sugar i think this is the best website i have every found! you should open up a store or a restaurant in Franklin tennessee!

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