Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  This week I made cauliflower pizza crust for dinner.  I had never tried it before, but I ended up loving it and so did the rest of my family!  My recipe is gluten, dairy, and soy-free as well as vegan!

This is a picture of one of the personal pizzas I made!  The recipe below yields 4 personal pizzas total 🙂

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Here is what you need for the cauliflower crust…

  • 3/4 large cauliflower head
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp crushed basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • shakes of salt & pepper
  • shakes of red pepper flakes or garlic salt (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place the cauliflower in a food processor and grind until it is fine and powdery.  Put this in a bowl and add the almond meal and water, then mix it all together.  Add in the rest of the ingredients and thoroughly combine everything.  Put the crust on a baking sheet with a little bit of olive oil to avoid it sticking to the sheet.  Spread the dough and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Here is a picture of the crust spread out on the baking sheet before going into the oven!  I sprinkled red pepper flakes on mine because I love spicy food!

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Toppings…

  • Red sauce
  • Veggies!!! (I used spinach, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, & cauliflower, but it’s totally up to you!)
  • You can add cheese if you like 🙂 whether it is vegan cheese or regular, but I don’t feel the pizza really needs it

Top the pizza then put it back in the oven for about another 15-20 minutes. Warning:  the pizza doesn’t always come off the pan perfectly.  The cauliflower crust is a little bit crumbly so it’s easier to eat with a fork than with your hands 🙂

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Here is a picture of one of the finished products! This has veggies, red sauce, and chicken sausage, which makes this individual pizza non-vegan, but adds extra protein.

Fun Foodie Fact: Cauliflower has phytonutrients called glucosinolates, which activate detoxification enzymes and maintain their activity.

2 thoughts on “Cauliflower Crust Pizza

    1. My cauliflower pizza, although not as good at staying together like a normal pizza, was actually pretty moist and didn’t really taste mealy or grainy. If it does taste that way, I would recommend adding a bit more olive oil or water as you see fit. Hope that helps!

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