A cauliflower pizza crust is deliciously different and a great lower-carb choice!

This pizza crust is positively famous for people following a low carb lifestyle, and it’s no wonder! It’s a delicious way to cut back on carbs (and calories) while still getting your pizza fix!

Pair with a tangy easy Italian salad and dinner is served!

Cauliflower pizza crust pizza being served

Easy Cauliflower Pizza Crust

We love this recipe because it’s so easy to put together. Just a handful of ingredients are needed for this homemade crust!

It’s so versatile! Customize it by adding your favorite pizza toppings!

Unlike regular pizza crust, there is no kneading, proofing, or rolling out dough! Just mince it, mix it, press it into a pan, and bake it!

Feel good about eating this low-carb crust! Enjoy this cheesy, pizza, guilt-free!

Cauliflower pizza crust ingredients on a baking tray

Ingredients & Variations

CRUST Cauliflower, an egg, Mozzarella, and some seasonings mix together to create this light and savory crust!

TOPPINGS This pizza is topped with a simple pizza sauce and Mozza cheese. The sky is the limit for toppings, add your favorite or try something new!


      • SAUCE: Use tomato sauce, marinara, BBQ sauce, or even alfredo!
      • MEAT: Pepperoni, bacon, salami, ham, or chicken. All the classic favorites!
      • VEGGIES: Mushrooms, green pepper, onions, olives, or fresh tomatoes will all taste great.
      • CHEESE: All the cheese! Try cheddar, provolone, feta, parmesan, or whatever you have on hand!

Two image showing cauliflower being grated

How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Making a keto-friendly cauliflower pizza crust? It’s as easy as pie—pizza pie, that is!

  1. Clean and rice cauliflower with a box grater.
  2. Microwave for 7 minutes and drain. Place riced cauliflower in a kitchen towel or cheesecloth and squeeze as much liquid out as possible.
    Three images showing the steps to squeeze moisture out of cauliflower
  3. Add Italian seasoning, egg, and cheese. Mix well. Press into prepared pan and bake 12 minutes. Flip over and bake until golden brown.
    Two images showing cauliflower pizza crust ingredients before and after being mixed
  4. Top pizza with sauce, cheese, and desired toppings.
  5. Return to oven and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Three images showing the steps to prep, bake, and top the cauliflower pizza crust

Tips for Success

  • The best way to make the crust stick together is to make sure the cauliflower is squeezed as dry as possible.
  • Shred your own cheese, pre-shredded cheeses have additives that can affect the recipe.
  • The crust must be baked before adding toppings.
  • This recipe takes a bit of time. It can be doubled or tripled and extra crusts can be baked and frozen for future use.

Pizza baked on a cauliflower pizza crust

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower pizza crust is a healthy, savory version of a family favorite!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 pieces
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  • 1 head cauliflower
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

For Pizza

  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • toppings as desired


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper.
  • Wash cauliflower and grate it on the large side of a cheese grater or pulse in a food processor until the pieces are about the size of a grain of rice.
  • Place the grated cauliflower in a bowl and cover. Microwave 7 minutes. Remove from microwave and allow to cool.
  • Place cauliflower in a kitchen towel and squeeze to drain as much liquid as possible. Discard liquid.
  • Combine drained cauliflower, egg, seasoning and cheese in a bowl and mix well.
  • Press cauliflower into prepared pan. Bake 12 minutes, flip crust and bake another 10-12 minutes or until browned.

To Bake Pizza

  • Top as desired with cheese and toppings. Bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Ensure the cauliflower is squeezed as dry as possible.
Shred your own cheese, pre-shredded cheeses have additives that can affect the recipe.
The crust must be baked before adding toppings.
To flip pizza crust, line a large pan or platter with parchment paper. Plate the pan over the crust and flip it over. Remove the original parchment paper (which will now be on top of the crust) and bake.
This recipe takes a bit of time. It can be doubled or tripled and extra crusts can be baked and frozen for future use.
Nutrition information is for the crust only and does not include any toppings.
5 from 6 votes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1slice of crust (1/8th) | Calories: 68 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Entree, Main Course, Pizza
Cuisine American
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    1. Hi Alice, if you want to use frozen cauliflower just be sure to fully thaw it first then follow directions as per the recipe. Let us know how it turns out for you!

  1. It’s a Federal law that the words “cauliflower” & “pizza” cannot be used in the same sentence. Okay, it isn’t. But it should be!

  2. Excellent recipe! I made this twice and while both were a big hit I used block cheese second time with greater success. Making a bunch of these to freeze for easy week night dinners. Going to try the Alfredo style next with maybe seafood or broccoli? Thank you for this recipe. I am new to your site and really enjoy your recipe collections!5 stars

  3. I have a bunch of frozen cauliflower rice to use up. Can you give me an approximate measurement on how much to use?

    1. One head of cauliflower will make approximately 4-6 cups of riced cauliflower. Hope that helps Jenny!