I love pizza.  Who doesn’t love pizza?  Gooey cheese, tasty toppings, tangy pizza sauce.  Pizza is the bomb diggety!  Yes, I just used a term circa 1994 cause I’m cool like that!  I’m always searching for new and interesting ways to eat pizza.  By sheer accident I came across this recipe from Dr. Oz for cauliflower pizza.  Now, I like cauliflower, really I do.  But in a pizza?  Yeah, not so much.  I gave the recipe a try even though I had my reservations and was actually really surprised.  I made a couple of adjustments to the recipe and the end result is YUM-O!  Everyone in my family loved this pizza crust.  The flavors are wonderful and you would never ever know you are eating cauliflower.  Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did!

~Sarah

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, washed, trimmed and completely dried
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I used Daiya Mozzarella Cheese)
  • 3/4 cup egg whites (for a vegan pizza crust mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 3 tbsp lukewarm water, let sit for 5 minutes and use as an egg replacement)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or Garlic Gold Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • olive oil spray
  • pizza sauce of your choice (I used Eden Organic Pizza Sauce)
  • toppings of your choice

Preparation:

  1. Using a food processor with a grating blade (or simply use a cheese grater and grate by hand), grate the cauliflower until you end up with a rice like consistency.  (This is called cauliflower rice and can be used in place of traditional rice in most dishes.  If you are using it for rice only make sure you remove all the stems from the cauliflower and only use the heads.  For this recipe you can leave the stems on and grate them along with the heads.)

    Grate cauliflower until you have a rice like consistency

  2. Heat a large non stick skillet over medium heat and add the cauliflower rice and onion to the pan.  Stir, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl and place in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Once the cauliflower is completely cooled add in the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.
  5. Spray a circular or rectangular metal pan with olive oil before spreading the dough evenly.  You’ll want the dough to be about 1/2 inch thick or less.
  6. Bake at 450 degrees for about 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your dough. The top should be a nice golden brown and crispy.  Bake for longer if necessary.
  7. Remove the crust from the oven. Add pizza sauce, toppings and lightly sprinkle with some cheese.  Place under a broiler at high heat until the cheese is melted and golden.  Remove from oven and ENJOY!

Nutritional Info:

Nutritional info will vary greatly depending on pizza sauce and veggies used.

Notes:

There are a ton of different pizza choices out there but here are a few of my favorites.

Veggie Pizza

  • mozzarella cheese
  • broccoli
  • onion
  • spinach
  • mushrooms
  • olives
  • peppers
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • pizza sauce

Chicken BBQ Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza

  • feta or mozzarella cheese
  • mushrooms
  • red peppers
  • pineapple chucks
  • ham
  • mushrooms
  • pizza sauce

Mediterranean Pizza

  • feta cheese
  • Basil Pesto
  • onion
  • grilled chicken
  • black olives
  • banana peppers
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8 Comments

 
  1. Brooke says:

    I can’t wait to share this with my mom. She is gluten intolerant so this will be perfect! Thanks for sharing.

    • Sarah says:

      So glad we could help out Brooke! It makes a darn good pizza - gluten free or not! I hope she enjoys it!

      ~Sarah

  2. Erin says:

    I made this last night for my family and it was delish! I will definitely be making it again soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah says:

      HI Erin,

      So glad to hear that you liked it. Even I was surprised at just how yummy it turned out. My kids just asked me today when we could have the pizza again. I love that they are getting tons of nutritious cauliflower and don’t even know it!

      ~Sarah

  3. Maayan says:

    The 2c mozzarella cheese goes in the crust?

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Maayan,

      Yes the 2 cups of cheese go into the crust mixture. If you want to you can reserve about 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top. Either way works great!

      ~Sarah

  4. Leah says:

    This sounds delicious - do you know if these would freeze well or not?

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Leah,

      While I have not tried to freeze this pizza my gut says it would not freeze well. If you try to freeze them please let us know how it turns out!

      ~Sarah

 
 

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