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Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

by Sophie

Love the idea of eating pizza yet dropping pounds? Well,  you are in the right place at the right time. My version of Keto cauliflower pizza recipe is terrific because it’s flourless, contains no eggs and yet flavorful, and loaded with nutty, cheesy goodness. I am including both vegan and vegetarian options so that you can choose whatever you want. 

Pizza is one of those foods that I can not live without. Even though I am Indian, eat curries almost every other day, I grew up eating pizzas. My sister and I used to take a special trip just to enjoy few slices of cheese-loaded pizza. Yes, you heard it right. These cheesy slices are addictive for real.

Keto Cauliflower Recipes

As you know I have been experimenting a lot with cauliflower lately, this recipe is one of those successful endeavors. Here are some of the best keto cauliflower recipes from the blog.

My low-carb, as well as vegan cauliflower crust, has no flour. You will be happily amazed to see how delicious and versatile this pizza is. Whether you are vegan, WFPB or keto, I guarantee this recipe is a keeper. 

The crust is made of cauliflower rice, almond, and coconut flour, Italian seasoning, and a mixture of chia and psyllium husk, vegan or fresh mozzarella cheese/cashew cream, and lots of toppings of choice. From there, you can personalize your pizza just the way you want.

How to make Keto Cauliflower Pizza?

Let’s discuss the keto cauliflower pizza recipe. While many cauliflower pizza recipes have drained cauliflower rice, egg and cheese, my crust doesn’t have any of these.

Ingredients for Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe:

3 cups of riced cauliflower from fresh cauliflower florets. Then almond or coconut flours – 3/4 cup, 2 flax eggs, and 1 tbsp ground chia seeds, ¼ to ½ cup psyllium husks, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, ½ tsp dried basil, salt to taste, 2 tbsp hemp seeds, 2 pods of garlic(optional) or 1 tsp garlic powder

If vegetarian- use 1 cup mozzarella cheese if vegan – use 1 cup vegan mozzarella or 1/4 cup nutritional yeast + cashew powder or cream

Toppings – olives, onions, jalapenos, cheese, spinach artichoke or any protein of your choice

How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

  • Start by mincing cauliflower or making cauliflower rice. I feel a food processor works best for this recipe, but you can use a hand grater for making riced cauliflower.
  • After finely mincing the cauliflower, add dry ingredients, herbs, and salt+pepper. Usually, the moisture in cauliflower makes the mixture little runny or semi liquidy, and we will add chia seeds powder and husk to make it more doughy.
  • Transfer everything to a large bowl, add psyllium husk and chia seeds powder. Set aside for 5-7 minutes.
  • Sometimes, you may notice that the dough is dry after adding flours. In that case, add 1 to 2 tbsp of aquafaba or almond milk. I ended up adding 2 tbsp of almond milk to the mixture.
  • However, we are not adding any cheese to the crust. Our dairy-free crust is equally good, firm and yum after baking.
  • If you are just egg-free and not dairy-free, add two cups of mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese to the dough before flattening it on the pizza pan or the sheet pan. 
  • After five minutes of resting the mixture, the mixture will look doughy and workable.
  • Scoop out few tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking pan and spread it really well. The mixture usually doesn’t stick to nonstick baking pan. But I highly recommend using a greased baking pan for this recipe.
  • Cook in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. The crust is ready.

Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe:

  • After 25 minutes, add freshly made sugar-free tomato pizza sauce or marinara and top with your favorite toppings, and herbs.
  • Bake again for 15 minutes until the edges are brown. At this point, add cheese or cashew cream or nut cheese and leave in the oven for just 2 minutes. It’s done.
  • The cheese will melt immediately and all you will have is melty, cheesy, keto cauliflower pizza without eggs. Slice, serve and enjoy! 
  • Store leftovers in airtight containers and refrigerate up to three days or freeze up to a month. 
Keto cauliflower pizza recipe

Keto Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

My keto cauliflower pizza is egg-free, dairy-free and oil-free. If you don’t want those cheese, just add some nut cheese or cashew cream and these taste just tasty as it looks.
5 from 24 votes
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Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cauliflower pizza, easy keto recipe, egg-free keto pizza, eggfree keto bread, keto cauliflower recipe, keto pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 3/4 cup almond or coconut flour
  • 1/4-1/2 cup

    psyllium husk

  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 2 flax eggs or increase chia to 2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp

    Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp Dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried garlic powder or granules
  • 1 cup vegan or fresh mozzarella or 1/4 cup nutritional yeast+cashew powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings

  • olives, onions, jalapenos, cheese, fresh basil, spinach artichoke or any protein of your choice

Instructions

  • Start by making some cauliflower rice. I feel a food processor works best for this recipe, but you can use a hand grater for making riced cauliflower. 
    cauliflower florets
  • After finely mincing the cauliflower, add dry ingredients, herbs, and salt+pepper. Usually, the moisture in cauliflower makes the mixture little paste-like, and we will add chia seeds powder and husk to make it more doughy. 
    cauliflower rice in food processor
  • Transfer everything to a large bowl, add psyllium husk and chia seeds powder. Set aside for 5-7 minutes.
  • Sometimes, you may notice that the dough is dry after adding flours. In that case, add 1 to 2 tbsp of aquafaba or almond milk. I didn’t add any.
    vegan keto pizza crust
  • After five minutes, the mixture will look doughy and workable. 
  • Scoop out few tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking pan and spread it really well. The mixture usually doesn’t stick to nonstick baking pan. But I highly recommend using greased baking pan for this recipe.
    easy keto pizza with cauliflower rice
  • Cook in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, add freshly made sugar-free tomato pizza sauce or marinara and top with your favorite toppings, and herbs. Bake again for 15 minutes until the edges are brown. 
    marinara sauce on cauliflower pizza
  • At this point, add cheese or cashew cream or nut cheese and leave in the oven for just 2 minutes. It’s done. 
    pizza with caulflower rice
  • The cheese will melt immediately and you will have a melty, cheesy, keto cauliflower pizza without eggs. Slice, serve and enjoy! 
    Keto cauliflower pizza recipe

Notes

  • The cooking/baking time for the pizza can vary depending on the thickness or the size of the crust. 
  • Predictably, thinner crusts will cook faster and thicker will take longer.
  • My Pizza was the size of an 8-inch sheet pan which took 40-minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.2g | Protein: 6.7g | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 1.3g

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Is cauliflower pizza crust good for you?

Cauliflower pizza crust is a good, gluten-free and low-carb alternative to traditional flour-based pizza base. Cauliflower also has numerous health benefits and supplies good phytonutrients essential for human body. Read more about health benefits of cauliflower here.

Is cauliflower pizza crust healthier than regular crust?

Cauliflower pizza is just 120 calories per three slices and had 6.2g of carbs. However, a single slice of regular pizza is more than 225 calories and has 45-56g of carbs. Unquestionably, the cauliflower pizza crust is a healthier option than the regular crust.

Does cauliflower pizza crust taste like cauliflower?

My Cauliflower crust pizza doesn’t have the typical cauliflower flavor. Because we season the crust generously and add marinara and cheese, the crust tastes very much similar to a regular pizza crust yet a lot healthier.

Can you eat cauliflower on keto?

Cauliflower is a low-carb vegetable and has several healing phytonutrients. Because of its unique flavor and texture, this vegetable is widely used in various recipes. Check out my other keto recipes made from cauliflower.

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21 comments

kim September 2, 2019 - 9:11 am

5 stars
What a fabulous dinner! This was so easy to throw together and had so much flavor!

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Claudia Lamascolo September 2, 2019 - 9:36 am

5 stars
I havent had good luck with making my recipe I love how this look and will definitely try yours its perfect!

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Tawnie Kroll September 2, 2019 - 11:33 am

5 stars
I’ve tried several cauliflower pizza’s but this one topped them all! Thank you ! I loved the step by step photos too, so helpful!

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Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life September 2, 2019 - 12:42 pm

5 stars
Loving all of your helpful tips on making and assembling this cauliflower pizza crust. What a great alternative crust version!

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Pam Greer September 2, 2019 - 1:15 pm

5 stars
This cauliflower crust pizza looks amazing!! I also can’t wait to try all your other keto cauliflower recipes!

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bythewaygaby September 2, 2019 - 4:04 pm

5 stars
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! I cannot wait to get my grocery and try it out.

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Marjie Mare September 2, 2019 - 10:36 pm

5 stars
I have never had cauliflower pizza. After reading your post, I would not mind giving it a try.

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Reika Misaki September 3, 2019 - 4:25 am

5 stars
I’ve never really liked pizza because of the calories and how much carbs it has so it’s nice to know that there’s a healthy alternative. Thank you for sharing.

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Kimmy Mason September 3, 2019 - 10:06 pm

5 stars
This looks really good! I’ve been thinking about trying the Leto diet.

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Evan Petzer September 3, 2019 - 11:49 pm

5 stars
Oh my word, that just looks so YUMMY, I have to try this tonight.

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anshul September 4, 2019 - 1:41 am

5 stars
Wow, who had known that cauliflower can be made so interesting. Would love to try it myself.

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Danielle September 4, 2019 - 5:53 am

5 stars
I can’t wait to make this! Thank you for sharing, it looks so yummy.

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Amanda Croaff September 4, 2019 - 8:56 am

5 stars
This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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Maysz September 4, 2019 - 9:01 pm

5 stars
This is perfect for my diet! I can’t wait to make this at home yummy!!

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Jasmine M September 4, 2019 - 10:18 pm

5 stars
I’ve never had a cauliflower pizza before, but this one looks pretty tasty! I’ll have to try this recipe out soon.

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Jaana McEntee September 5, 2019 - 3:32 am

5 stars
Thank you so much for this recipe, I will definitely try this as soon as possible 🙂 Im vegetarian, trying to follow Keto diet, so I’m always on look out for new exciting recipes.

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Jackline A September 6, 2019 - 5:53 am

5 stars
This recipe looks super yummy. Thank you so much for sharing it. The bonus it’s keto friendly.

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Adventures with Shelby September 6, 2019 - 10:19 am

5 stars
This looks delicious! Cant wait to try it out

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Blairvillanueva September 7, 2019 - 3:51 am

5 stars
Thank you for sharing your cauliflower pizza recipe, and for making me feel hungry. Omg I feel like to bake cauliflower now for snacking.

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Elizabeth O September 7, 2019 - 8:05 am

This looks so yummy. I am so excited to try this out.

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siennylovesdrawing September 7, 2019 - 9:45 pm

thanks for this keto recipe as I am just starting on & definitely this would be useful for me. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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