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The Better Cauliflower Crust Pizza

February 16, 2014

 Cauliflower Pizza Crust 1
Okay, so here is the thing about this pizza: you can't bite into it expecting cauliflower to suddenly taste like delicious carb-y bread. I'm The Better Martha, not Dumbledore. That being said, if you are looking for a new way to sneak some vegetables into your diet (by masking them with a layer of cheese) then this is a recipe for you.
Grated 2
I've wanted to make this crust for a long time but was deceived into thinking I had to have a food processor to do it. That is not the case, my friends; grating the cauliflower works just as well. 
Mixed Ingredients
Combining the ingredients

Dough Balls 3
"Dough" ball

Unbaked Crust 3
Unbaked crust

Tempting as it is to make one giant pizza, don't. Keeping the pizzas to single serving sizes ensures that the center of the "crust" isn't totally soggy. And besides, everything is cuter in mini form, right?

Baked Crust 4
Baked crust

Unbaked Crust with Cheese 5
Uncooked pizza

Baked Crust 6
Cooked can see I lost my patience here and took a massive bite.

Baked Pizza Final
Look at those crispy edges!

Sliced Pizza
Dig in 'cause you just made yourself a (moderately) healthy pizza.



  • 1 head cauliflower (4 cups shredded cauliflower)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt

  1. Preheat oven to 450℉. As the oven is heating place a pizza stone or a baking pan in the oven. 
  2. Finely grate the heads of the cauliflower (you can do this by hand or with a food processor).
  3. Place grated cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover with a dish towel. Microwave them for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove bowl from microwave and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Once cool place the cauliflower in the dish rag and squeeze as much excess water out as possible (the more water you squeeze out, the less soggy your pizza will be). 
  5. In the bowl combine cauliflower with eggs, cheese, and seasonings. 
  6. Divide the cauliflower mixture into 2 sections. Pat each section into a ball, then flatten onto parchment paper. 
  7. Place the parchment paper and pizzas onto a cutting board so they can be easily slid onto the heated pan in the oven. 
  8. Bake for 15 minutes. 
To continue making the pizza turn oven to broil. Add sauce, cheese, and toppings, then continue cooking for 4 to 5 minutes. 


  1. Looks like nice idea. I think I have to try this version - it's healthier!

  2. Looks good. Looking forward to making mine with tomato and basil!


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