Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe (2024)

This Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe is a healthy, nut-free pizza crust recipe made with only 3 simple ingredients.

Bonus, this cauliflower crust recipe is also gluten-free and grain-free.

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What Is Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

Cauliflower pizza crust recipes areflourless, gluten-free, low-carb pizza crusts made of 3 simple ingredients.

It is a very healthy pizza crust recipe perfect for anyone watching their carb intake. This crispy cauliflower pizza crust recipe is also perfectly keto-friendly.

In fact, one single slice contains only 3 grams of net carbs. Plus, the calories in a cauliflower pizza are very low.

There are only 66 calories per slice!

How To Make This Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This recipe is ridiculously easy to make. All it takes is 3 base ingredients and 15 minutes of prep.


  • Cauliflower – it’s a low-carb vegetable that needs to be turned into fine rice to make the base.
  • Egg – the beaten egg in this recipe provides some of the binding to the crust. It’s possible to use a flaxseed egg as an egg-free replacer.
  • Grated Mozzarella – this low-carb cheese brings crispiness to the keto pizza crust. Use full-fat cheese for a crispier pizza.

Before you start, you need to make cauliflower rice.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Keto pizza crusts made of cauliflower are very easy to make. Let’s have a look at what you need to succeed in this delicious crispy cauliflower pizza crust anytime.

First, you need a food processor to pulse your cauliflower florets into a rice-like texture.

Otherwise, you can directly buy cauliflower rice from the store. We call cauliflower rice the result of grated or pulsed cauliflower florets.

Cooked cauliflower is an excellent Keto-friendly vegetable. Carbs in cauliflower only reach 1.7 grams of net carbs per 100 grams once cooked. So this great recipe is perfect if you’re on the keto diet!

After your cauliflower is pulsed, you need to steam your cauliflower rice. The best technique is to steam your cauliflower in a microwave-proof bowl.

Obviously, if you don’t have a microwave, you need to use a vegetable steamer or boil your cauliflower rice in water.

Finally, for a perfect result, drain all the residual water left in your steamed cauliflower rice. You need a clean towel for this.

Tip: Drain your cauliflower rice as much as you can

You must obtain a ball of steamed cauliflower, like a dough, very dry and compact.

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Making The Crust

Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl. Add the cheese and beaten egg and combine the batter thoroughly.

Line a baking sheet with lightly oiled parchment paper and press the keto cauliflower crust onto it.

Give it the shape you want, round or rectangular.

Tip: Spread it thinly on your baking sheet.

The thinner you press the cauliflower crust, the crispier it will be after baking!

Pre-bake the crust for 15 minutes at 400°F (200°C).

Tip: Flip It Before Adding Toppings.

To make the perfect, crispy under-crust, flip it after it’s prebaked before adding any topping.

Topping The Pizza

This keto crust recipe can be used as a pizza crust replacement, and therefore most regular pizza toppings can be used.

In order to limit carbs, opt for a no-sugar-added tomato paste or tomato sauce or, my favorite option, a homemade keto pizza sauce.

You can also use sour cream as a zero-carb option. Our favorite keto pizza toppings are:

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Cheese
  • Onions
  • Olives
  • Peppers
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Anchovies
  • Some spicy olive oil

Tip: Avoid water-loaded toppings or pre-cook them.

Mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant release water on your pizza crust and soften the crust.

I recommend cooking these ingredients in a frying pan before adding them to the crust.

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Storage Instructions

You can store the baked pizza slices in the fridge for a few days in the fridge. Rewarm it in the oven for 10 minutes at 400°F (200°C).

It’s also possible to freeze the pizza slices in zip-lock bags for up to 3 months in the freezer.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

3gNet Carbs

This Cauliflower Pizza Crust is a delicious healthy and low-carb pizza crust perfect for any occasion!

Prep: 15 minutes mins

Cook: 15 minutes mins

Total: 30 minutes mins

Yield: 6 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

4.97 from 495 votes


US CustomaryMetric

  • 5 cups Cauliflower Rice about the head of a medium size cauliflower
  • 1 large Beaten Egg or flaxegg
  • ½ cup Grated Mozzarella
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Salt optional
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano optional

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  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  • Prepare a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Spray some oil on top to prevent the crust from sticking. Set aside.

  • Place half of the cauliflower florets into a food processor with the S-blade attachment. Process for 30 seconds, stop and scrape the bottom and sides. Repeat for 30 seconds until all the florets are pulsed into fine cauliflower rice – it will look like couscous/semolina. Transfer the cauliflower rice to a microwave-safe glass bowl. Process the other half of the cauliflower florets until pulsed into rice and transfer into the glass bowl.

  • Cover the glass bowl with a microwave-safe lid. Microwave for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the microwave with oven mittens – be careful it is super hot!

  • Transfer the hot cauliflower rice onto a clean towel. Squeeze as firmly as you can to release all the water. Again it is hot, so use your oven mittens to avoid burning your hands.

  • Open the towel. You should obtain a dry ball of cooked cauliflower rice. Transfer into a bowl, and add spices, salt, beaten egg, and cheese. Combine with a spatula. The cheese will melt, and the cauliflower pizza crust is forming.

  • Press the cauliflower crust onto the prepared baking sheet. Press with your hands to form a round pizza.

  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the borders are crispy.

  • It is optional, but if you can flip over the crust and bake for an extra 5-8 minutes on the other side, it will add extra crispiness to the crust.

  • Spread your favorite pizza toppings, starting with a sauce like my healthy pizza sauce, sour cream, or no-added-sugar tomato paste, then flat ingredients like pepperoni, ham and finish with extra grated pizza cheese

  • Bake again for 15 minutes until your toppings are cooked, and the cheese is melted.


The nutrition panel is for one slice without toppings.

To make a flaxseed egg, combine 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of lukewarm/hot water. Whisk and set aside for 10 minutes until it resembles egg texture. Use it as a beaten egg replacement.

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Serving Size: 1 slice

Yield: 6 slices

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 63kcal (3%)Carbohydrates: 4.9g (2%)Fiber: 1.9g (8%)Net Carbs: 3gProtein: 4.9g (10%)Fat: 3.1g (5%)Sugar: 1.8g (2%)

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About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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