A co-worker of mine is currently on a special diet and has been experimenting with several low-carb dishes. One day a few weeks ago, she dropped by my office to tell me about a recipe she’d found – pizza crust made of cauliflower! Yes, it sounded a little strange, but I was definitely intrigued. Since she’s a culinary school graduate and enjoys food as much I do,  I trust her judgement and wanted to try it.

She offered to bring a piece to the office the next day for me to sample and even day-old and reheated, it was really good!

My husband is a pizza fanatic, so this new discovery was particularly exciting. Since I try to limit the processed stuff we eat, cutting out simple carbs from our meals when possible, I don’t like to make or order pizza very often. I personally love the sauce, cheese and all the toppings that come on pizzas, but I don’t like the way I feel after eating all the dough that serves as the delivery vehicle, so this twist on the crust has made us both very happy.

With a hefty dose of veggies, I feel good about eating it myself and feeding it to him, which means he can get his pizza fix a lot more often now.  We pile it high with a variety of toppings- mushrooms, spinach, red peppers, green peppers, onions, green and black olives, sometimes with meat, and sometimes without.

I’m not going to lie and say it’s just like eating a flour pizza crust because it’s not. But surprisingly, it’s not like eating cauliflower either. I’m not even sure that you’d be able to guess what it was made of if someone hadn’t already told you. The one problem I find is that while it’s not impossible to pick up a piece and eat with your hands, it’s much easier to use a fork. We feel that’s a small price to pay though in order to feel better about what we’re eating.

I’m interested to see what some of you think, so please, if you give it a go, come back and leave a comment!


Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Serves 2; Adapted from Your Lighter Side.


1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp garlic salt
olive oil (optional)

pizza sauce, shredded cheese and your choice of toppings*


To "Rice" the Cauliflower:
Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Do not over-do pulse or you will puree it. (If you don't have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater). Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes (some microwaves are more powerful than others, so you may need to reduce this cooking time). There is no need to add water, as the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough to cook itself.

One large head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately, or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

To Make the Pizza Crust:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Add oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, stir. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a 9" round. Optional: Brush olive oil over top of mixture to help with browning.

Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven. To the crust, add sauce, toppings and cheese. Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes).


*Note that toppings need to be precooked since you are only broiling for a few minutes.


Note for those that don’ t have a microwave:

You can steam the florets on the stove before ricing them. The texture/consistency won’t be the same (It will be more like a puree) but it still works fine once you mix all the ingredients together! I know because I’ve tried it that way too!

968 Responses to “Cauliflower Crust Pizza”

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    Legume — April 25, 2011 @ 5:08 am

    Thanks for recipe!

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    Heather — April 25, 2011 @ 5:41 am

    Last year when I was on atkins I made “cauliflower cheesy bread” which is very similiar to this but no sauce. It was pretty good but I made mine a little too thick. My favorite was the cauliflower mashed “potatoes”! Those are delish!

    • Beth replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 8:00 am

      I like the cauliflower mashed “potatoes” too, but this crust just blew me away! Since being introduced to it for the first time a couple of months ago, I’ve probably made 8 or 9 pizzas!

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    Heather @Gluten-Free Cat — April 25, 2011 @ 6:16 am

    Ohhh! I could eat this!!! Naturally gluten-free. Love it! Can’t believe the pictures. They do not look at all like a flourless pizza.

    • Beth replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 8:01 am

      I thought about you when I was making it! It’s really pretty amazing how great it turns out. Believe me, if it gets my husband’s approval, it’s gotta be good!

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    Cheryl Sachan — April 25, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    Hi Beth. I’m so glad you have Ravi is eating healthy! I’m going to try this too!
    Love ya.

    • Beth replied: — April 25th, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

      well, he doesn’t all the time, but I do my best! :-)

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    StyleBlueprint — April 25, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    I am trying this THIS WEEKEND! SO excited! I haven’t had pizza in over TWO years!


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    Laurel — April 26, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    if you ever want some other options, mollie katzen (the moosewood cookbook) has two really great options. polenta pie and zucchini crusted pizza. both super tasty and the recipes are available online.

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    Jamie VanEaton — April 26, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    I was sent here today by a friend.I am so thrilled you like my recipe! I also have a zucchini crust and a spinach crust at my site under recipes, along with a stuffed crust version of the cauliflower.

    Thank so much for the shout out.


    • Beth replied: — April 27th, 2011 @ 9:15 am

      Hi Jamie! I’m so glad you dropped by and commented because I didn’t even realize you had a blog! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to trying some of your others very soon :-)

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    Nadette — April 26, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    I’m not going to lie..I’m a carb fanatic, and no fan of cauliflower. I think I’ll skip this one, lol

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    amanda — April 27, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    i can’t wait to try this one out, but will have to do so when my family isn’t home. if i can trick them into trying it, i think we’ll be in good shape. they think i put butter in mashed potatoes (chicken stock) and cream into potato soup (pureed potatoes). :)

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    Carrie — April 27, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    I think this sounds great, but I am curious to know if it is as easy to fix as it sounds. This may be a great Sunday afternoon project. Happy Wednesday!

    • Beth replied: — April 27th, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

      For your first time, doing it on a Sunday afternoon is probably best, but after that, it’s pretty simple even to do on a weeknight. As long as you have all your toppings prepped (onions & peppers chopped, meat browned, sauce made, etc), then it’s easy to throw together. (I typically make one big batch of pizza sauce that I can use a few times over the course of a few weeks)

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    Lesley Eats — April 28, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    I think I could be more easily convinced if I have one of yours first. Ha! :)

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    Carissa — May 19, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    I loved this recipe so much, I’ve made it twice already! Finally no guilt trip for indulging in Pizza! I love veggies and this is a great excuse to pile them on… I used a Creamy Pesto for the sauce and topped with Onions (lightly sauteed), Green Peppers, Fresh Mushrooms, Spinach & Feta. Still perfecting the presentation before I serve it to others… :)

    • Beth replied: — May 20th, 2011 @ 7:21 am

      I haven’t tried it with a pesto sauce yet, and your version sounds fantastic, so I’ll have to give it a go! So glad you enjoyed :-)

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    Andrea — June 19, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    I found your sight through a picture of your pizza on Pinterest. This looks SO good! I’m doing a special diet right now that includes no carbs and cannot wait to try this this week!

    I am looking forward to reading more on your blog!

    • Beth replied: — June 19th, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

      Hi Andrea- glad you found me! I try not to eat many starchy/processed foods myself, so this has been a great discovery for me as well. Hope you enjoy :-)

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    Alyson — June 23, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Rats…the bummer is that there is cheese in it. I can skip cheese on the pizza, but I imagine the recipe really needs it. It looks so yummy though!

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    Cindy — July 8, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    This looks awesome – I am gluten and dairy intolerant so now I have a pizza crust and I will use Daiya cheese for the cheese and I should be in “pizza heaven” soon!

    • Beth replied: — July 9th, 2011 @ 7:22 am

      So glad you found this and hope you enjoy!

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    Linds — July 23, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    I did 3 c. cauliflower to 1 c. cheese, and just added another egg! Perfect! And not so heavy!

    • Beth replied: — July 27th, 2011 @ 10:08 am

      So it worked out okay to be larger? I tried once to double the recipe and make a bigger crust, but found that the center was a bit too soggy for my taste, even if I baked it for longer….

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    DJ — July 24, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    My sister is allergic to gluten AND we are on a low-carb diet…this is pretty much our favorite thing right now, I have made it at least 5 times in the last couple of months. Along with the cauliflower mashed potatoes. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Beth replied: — July 24th, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

      You’re welcome! I love it myself, so I’m glad you’re enjoying it as well!

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    donna — July 25, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Do you have a good sauce recipe to go with this? 3 weeks in to the south beach diet and this looks amazing! hopefully i can trick my husband

    • Beth replied: — July 27th, 2011 @ 10:06 am

      I do have a good sauce recipe! I’ll have to scrounge for it though, as it’s scribbled on a piece of paper somewhere in my cabinet. As soon as I find it, I’ll shoot you an email!

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    JulieD — July 29, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    Wow, I had no idea the crust was made out of cauliflower…this seems to be really popular right now! I don’t know if I’ll be able to convince the hubs but I’m going to give it a try. :)

    • Beth replied: — July 29th, 2011 @ 9:04 am

      I wasn’t sure I could get the husband to eat it either, but he actually likes it! It’ll never completely replace the real thing for him, but it’s a healthy alternative every now and then.

      And yes, this recipe has been going mad for the past couple of months. It’s been spreading like wildfire on Pinterest!

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    Katherine H — August 12, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    I love this! I just made it for the first time. It looks perfect and is sooo tasty. More reasons for loving it as the ingredients can be largley locally sourced. Healthy, tasty, sustainable. Tick tick tick!! Keep the great recipes coming.

    • Beth replied: — August 13th, 2011 @ 5:55 am

      So happy to hear that Katherine!

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    Sherrie — August 14, 2011 @ 2:55 am

    I am not supposed to have mozzarella. What would be a good substitution?

    • Beth replied: — August 14th, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

      perhaps monterey jack or provolone?

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    Marisa — August 17, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

    I made this tonight. It was AMAZING! Its very rare that everyone in my house likes the same food, but everyone absolutely loved it! I used sauteed mushrooms, zucchini and lean chopped meat, then cheese then avocado. SO Good!

    • Beth replied: — August 17th, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

      I LOVE hearing this!! So glad you enjoyed, and thanks for coming back to tell me about it!

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    Amanda — August 22, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

    I was thinking of making a couple batches of the crust and then freezing it so it would be ready to go. Have you tried freezing the crust yet? I’m a little worried it will ruin it.

    • Beth replied: — August 22nd, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

      I haven’t. I was a little nervous that freezing might be a problem. I have, however, kept a batch of the riced cauliflower in a container w tight-fitting lid in the fridge for a couple of weeks and it was fine.

      If you decide to try freezing, please report back on how it turns out!

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    Jenn-O — August 24, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    So, I guess I’m the only one so far who had sogginess issues. :o( I’m not sure what I did wrong. It’s very good! But, I definitely can’t pick it up like a pizza. I did leave it in the oven about 2 minutes too long so maybe that’s why?? The outer edge was crunchy but the middle was soggy. I will try again, though!

    • Beth replied: — August 24th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

      I’m not sure you did anything wrong. It never gets crispy in the center for me either. Like I noted in my post above, while it’s not impossible to eat with your hands, it’s much easier to eat with a fork since it’s a little soft in the middle.

      If it’s really soggy, then maybe you’re just leaving it a little too thick? Try pressing it out as much as you can. Also, make sure you’re not doubling the recipe to make a large crust, because I definitely feel like when I did that, it was really soggy. Good luck next time!

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    Jenn-O — August 24, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    See I got all excited and didn’t read your entire post! lol. I think the problem may be that I used the skim milk mozz and not the regular stuff. I’ll try again and see if it makes a difference. I couldn’t pick mine up at all. I’ll try and press it a little more flat next time too. Thanks!!

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    Kirsten — August 26, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    Just made this tonight. I love pizza on a Friday night, and I wanted to try this as a healthier alternative. Plus my husband is out of town, so it was a perfect chance to experiment. I found it a little too soft in the middle, so maybe I need to cook it a little longer next time, but I’d definitely try it again and feed it to the hubs without telling him what it is ;) Thank you!

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    Cathi — August 30, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    Okay, a little late to the party here, but I just made these! There are 25 people in our house tonight, and about half of them sampled this (and on a night when we’re making regular pizzas) and everyone was crazy about it, and stunned that they couldn’t taste the cauliflower! I now think that on a low-carb diet I can survive family pizza nights–just have to plan ahead. Thank you SO much for posting this!

    • Beth replied: — August 30th, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

      You’re welcome!! So glad to hear that you (and others) enjoyed it!

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    Erica — August 31, 2011 @ 12:27 pm


    This looks amazing, but I was wondering if anyone has tried a Vegan version of this and if so what did you use to replace the egg and cheese? I am going to try more vegan recipes and I would love to try and make this one as a vegan alternative.

    • Beth replied: — September 1st, 2011 @ 7:05 am

      Hi Erica, sorry that I don’t really have any ideas for you. I’m not that familiar with vegan cooking, so I don’t know what could replace the eggs, as they’re an integral part in the binding of the crust. If I hear any suggestions from anyone, I’ll let you know!

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    Matt — September 1, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    I was trying to figure out what to do with the cauliflower I’d gotten from my co-op last week and came across this recipe. We ended up making it last night, and it exceeded our expectations. We topped it with peppered chicken breast, roasted red peppers, and fresh basil.
    Only downfall was that I wanted to make 2 of them, but for some reason my head of cauliflower only made 1-cup when riced. Either way, it ended up being more than enough so the second one would have been over kill anyways.
    Great recipe, it’s going into the book, and we’ll totally make it again.

    • Beth replied: — September 1st, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

      Hi Matt. So happy to hear that you enjoyed it! I’ve noticed that the heads of cauliflower I get in my co-op orders are smaller than the ones I buy at the grocery store, so I bet that’s why you only ended up with enough to make one pizza. The giant heads they sell at the grocery are actually always enough to make multiple for me!

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    Debbie Mullins — September 6, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Just made it. After nuking my 1 cup of riced cauliflower it seemed to shrink. I quickly nuked another cup (only 2 mins as the first cup browned and seemed dry) and added it to the egg and cheese. I used pre-shredded mozzarella for the crust and used fresh mozzarella for the top over diced tomatoes, cooked diced onions, spinach and tomatoes. I have to say it was fabulous! My husband had a fit when he saw what I was making for dinner (thinking he would hate it) and he thought it was the best thing he ever had! His only complaint was that 1 “pizza” in no way was enough for 2 people.

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    Morgan — September 12, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    I love this!!

    So awesome that I stumbled upon this on pinterest. I really enjoy eating pizza and recently discovered I shouldn’t eat carbs because my body doesn’t process them right. So perfect, timing and all.

    Thanks so much for sharing this.

    • Beth replied: — September 12th, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

      So glad you found it too and hope you enjoy!

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    Fran — September 16, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Loved this! My kiddos (all 5) loved it too. They didn’t even know it was cauliflower. My oldest asked if it had eggs in it and that’s all :) Can you use this crust in a quiche or something? Thanks again! :)

    • Beth replied: — September 26th, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

      I’m not sure how it would work in a quiche, mainly because of the dish you’d have to put it in. Since the crust can sometimes fall apart easily, it might be hard to get out of a dish with sides on it…

      If you try it, come back and let me know how it turns out!

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    jenfizz — September 21, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    What’s the best way to do this without a microwave? I don’t own one and I really want to try to make this. Can I heat it on the stove or will I lose too much moisture?

    • Beth replied: — September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:43 am

      You can steam the florets on the stove before ricing them. The texture/consistency won’t be the same (It will be more like a puree) but it still works fine once you mix all the ingredients together! I know because I’ve tried it that way too :-)

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    Lisa — September 23, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    I like this recipe of Jamie’s, but I love her zucchini recipe even more! If you haven’t tried the zucchini version you really should. It’s the same one to one to one concept – one cup of shredded zucchini (squeeze the moisture out of it), one cup of cheese, one egg. So yummy!! My family’s favorite is to make it a “mexican” pizza with cream cheese spread over the crust, then topped with taco meat, shredded cheddar, tomatoes, taco sauce and/or salsa, lettuce and sour cream. I usually add taco seasoning to the crust when I make it this way (in place of the italian seasonings).

    • Beth replied: — September 23rd, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

      I haven’t tried it, but that does sound fantastic. Thanks for the tip!

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    KM — September 24, 2011 @ 4:42 am

    Just tried this tonight. I topped mine with tomato sauce, heaps of basil and garlic, ricotta cheese, baby spinach, and pumpkin. It was tremendous!! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe. My very particular boyfriend enjoyed it, too!

    • Beth replied: — September 26th, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

      wow, that sounds incredible! Pumpkin? Never would’ve thought to do that, but I love the idea!

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    CM — September 26, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Do you cover the cauliflower in the microwave?

    • Beth replied: — September 26th, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

      No, no need to cover it!

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    Alyssa — September 27, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    Wow. This recipe looks absolutely amazing. I have been living gluten free for over a year now and have been searching for an easy to make and tasty pizza crust recipe. I LOVE that this doesn’t have substitutions for flour and you don’t have to use yeast. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Fran Hampton — September 29, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    How do you keep the crust from falling apart when plating? It was very very good but I had issues with the crust. =D

    • Beth replied: — September 29th, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

      Hi Fran, I haven’t really found a good way of keeping it together. Some turn out better than others, but haven’t made one yet that doesn’t fall apart at least somewhat :-(

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    runningchiro — September 30, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Sounds great and can’t wait to try! One question though, I don’t have a microwave, so would you suggest baking the cauliflower in the bowl for a few minutes, or cooking it on the stove and then draining as much water as possible after? Once I try it I’ll post back on how it went! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Beth replied: — September 30th, 2011 @ 10:44 am

      You can steam the cauliflower in a steamer basket on the stovetop. Scroll up a few comments and see my reply to Jenfizz!

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    Deborah Hazelton — October 1, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    To the vegan’s….. I did not have a recipe the first time I made it so I just winged it. I mashed frozen defrosted cauliflower with spices and some Parmesan cheese and then formed into the pizza crust and baked. Brushed with olive oil and baked. Soggy in the middle but delicious with a fork. I am vegetarian but not vegan so I am going to try this recipe using less cheese and egg whites.

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    Ana — October 2, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    Hi Beth,

    Thank you for the incredible Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe. I remember you saying you had a great recipe for sauce – did you ever find it? I haven’t had much luck with sauces b/c most of them are very acidic… Help?

    Thank you in advance,

    P.S. I love your blog!

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    Charlotte Ferreux — October 5, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    I love this recipe and blog…I posted it on my community foodie blog. Hope you can come check it out http://www.facebook.com/thefrenchiefoodie

    Also, feel free to post you’re recipes or you’re favourite foodie tips on it whenever you like!

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    Erin@thehumbledhomemaker — October 7, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    Is there a way to make this egg free? Is the egg the binder? My daughter has a gluten & egg allergy. Thanks!

    • Beth replied: — October 9th, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

      Yes, the egg is the binder. Can she have egg replacement products? Those should work fine.

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    Damion — October 9, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    This sounds great…. I can’t wait to try it! I’m on a strictly grain-free diet, so I’m always on the lookout for new alternative recipes to try. Thanks for posting it!

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    Sue — October 9, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Just made this tonite and the only problem is one serving is half the pizza and the other half was looking really good. One note: the 8 minutes in the microwave is for the WHOLE head of cauliflower. I did one cup the first time and it shrunk and dried.

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    Mimi — October 12, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    I made this and it was incredible…not at all soggy like some have experienced, I was actually able to pick pieces up…

    When I rice cauliflower for faux “rice” dishes, I use fresh caulif. (never frozen)…I remove the florets, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.
    I always put them through a food processor, but I use the chute and shredding disk (works great and there’s no danger of accidentally pureeing).
    What I end up with is raw caulif. that looks like a combination of couscous & shredded cheese.

    For the crust, I measured out 1 cup (stored the rest, uncooked and covered, in the fridge), and microwaved (in a small bowl) for 1min 30 sec., gave it a stir, then 30 sec. more…
    I let it cool a bit before adding the egg, part-skim mozzarella, and spices.

    I spread the mixture into a circle (on a parchment lined cookie sheet) using an angled spatula (meant for frosting a cake)…here’s a link to one: http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Angled-Spatula-Black-Handle/dp/B0000VM5AM

    Using this made it very easy to get an even thickness.
    I baked it in a pre-heated oven @425 for 10 minutes on the middle rack, then I moved it to the lower rack and raised the temp to 450 for 4 – 5 minutes only.

    I topped it with pizza sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, some grilled chicken strips (made by Tyson – comes in a green bag), diced red bell pepper and onions (that I had sauteed prior), and finally…a little parmesan (Kraft canister)…

    Wow! This was the BEST substitute for crust that I’ve ever had.
    I can’t wait to experiment with different combinations of toppings…ham, sausage, bacon…mmmm!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH…I had seen the recipe on other sites, but your pics were the reason I finally attempted it!

    • Beth replied: — October 12th, 2011 @ 6:45 am

      Thank YOU so much for your detailed recap of what you did. I’ll try the baking times/temps you have suggested for my next round of pizza making to see if I can get my crust a little firmer. Glad you enjoyed!

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    Becky — October 12, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    Beth!!! My wonderful amazing husband HATES vegetables…but guess who ate ALMOST THE WHOLE CAULIFLOWER PIZZA ON HIS OWN???? Thank you!!!!!!!! We had so much fun making it and experimenting—we had a little bit of a tough time figuring out if it was supposed to be 1 cup of COOKED cauliflower or 1 cup of raw, because it cooked down about 50 percent–but we played with it and we loved the end result–we will DEFINITELY be making it again and changing up our sauces and veggies to keep it interesting. Thank you so much for this recipe—! I think it’s safe to say I will be checking out your blog more often. :-)

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    Jen Bowman — October 18, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    We tried this last night and it was delicious! What a great way to get my three kiddos to eat more veggies. Everyone loved it…thanks for this new spin on pizza.

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    Holly — October 18, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Hi there! I found you on Pinterest and thought this looked too good to resist! I tried it tonight (topped with spinach and mushrooms) and my husband and I loved it! In fact, he wanted me to make another right away, haha! I’ll be posting on my blog about it – big big thanks to you for sharing this fantastic recipe!

    ~holly from GoesLightly.com

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    Marissa — October 19, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    Perfecto! I’m trying it tonight. We are a grain-free (gluten-free) family, so this is great! Can’t wait to share it with my GAPS Diet (and Paleo friends). Anyone who reads this, and has trouble with lactose, can sub out the mozzarella and use cheddar or jack. Poof! Lactose-free! -Marissa

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    Kendra — October 20, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    I am so very excited to try this out!! Thank you for sharing- it looks amazing!

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    Kimberly — October 20, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    Love this idea. I’m making it this Friday for a close friend and myself. The only problem is I don’t know how to use a broiler… (I’m a 22year old college student with no one to teach me) any way you could explain to me…?

    • Beth replied: — October 23rd, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

      Hey Kimberly, I’m so sorry I didn’t notice this comment until now. Hopefully you were able to figure out the broiler. It’s super easy! All you have to do is turn your oven to the broil setting (you can keep the temp at 450 like you had it on for baking) and then pop in the pizza. Be careful to only leave it in for the short time it calls for so it won’t burn!

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    MJ — October 22, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    I just made this for lunch and was thrilled. I cooked mine on parchment paper. I did some quick calculations and if you’re careful with your toppings, I didn’t think it needed any more cheese, you can keep this around 430 cals. So ya know what I did, I ate the whole thing….nomnomnomnom. Thanks for an awesome recipe

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    Ashley — October 30, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    I made this tonight! It tasted delicious, but the center did not harden. The edges were like regular crust, but the center was soft and fell apart. Not sure what went wrong :(
    The flavor was still delicious despite the soft center!

    • Beth replied: — November 1st, 2011 @ 9:19 am

      Hi Ashley, the center won’t harden- at least that’s my experience. That’s why I mention in the blog post that you’re better off eating it with a fork.

      The edges will crisp up, but the center stays softer. The best thing to do is just to make sure it’s not too thick in the center…flatten it out as much as possible. For me, still a small price to pay to get rid of some starchy carbs in my life!

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    Christie Thomas — October 31, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Yummy! I was super surprised at how wonderful this was!! Thanks for sharing! We WILL eat this again soon!

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    Tami — November 3, 2011 @ 2:05 am

    This was delicious! I made this tonight hoping it would turn out as good as I wanted it to. I am gluten free and though I don’t mind gf pizza mix, I loved the idea of how inexpensive and available this crust would be. It’s super easy and I grated the whole cauliflower in my food processor. I was able to save at least 2 batches worth, in the freezer. My only thing was I cooked the cauliflower in the microwave for 8 min. like you said and mine came out dried and burnt. BUT, I really think that’s just our microwave, it always seems to cook hot. So I did the next batch for 3 min. I also had red pepper flakes to my crust, about 1/8 teaspoon and it was perfect! I topped it with alfredo sauce, diced green peppers, mushrooms, basil, pepporoni, olives and mozzerella…SO yummy! Thank you for a creative recipe!

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    bARRIE — November 5, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    I made this today for a house party, my vegetarian cousin came and I wanted to make something interesting for her. She eats regular pizza but I thought this would be a nice change. I relaly liked it! It was interesting how the crust turned out. The edges were crispy and kind of line a pizza crust and then the interior was …different. I don’t know what it was exactly like. I topped mine with pasta sauce, cheese, and peppers that I nuked for a couple seconds and chopped olives. I really liked it!!! I love cauliflower. My picky eating sister in law also liked it! She’s never had cauliflower before.

    • Beth replied: — November 6th, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

      I know what you mean by the interior being “different”. I don’t know how to describe it either! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it!

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    Amanda lyn — November 6, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Hi Beth! Love this idea! I recently discovered I cannot eat gluten and I LOVE pizza. I do not have a microwave so how would you suggest cooking the cauliflower? Can I steam it without it becoming too mushy? Thanks!

    • Beth replied: — November 6th, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

      Hi Amanda, yes, you can steam the florets on the stove top before ricing them. I’ve tried it before myself and though the texture won’t be quite the same (It will be more like a puree), it still works fine once you mix all the ingredients together. Enjoy!

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    Bree — November 7, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    FABULOUS!!! Just made this for dinner for my husband and I. I have to admit, I was hesitant when mixing the cauliflower and the other ingredients to make the crust, but it was so good!! I couldn’t pick it up like a normal pizza, as you mention, but that didn’t bother me at all. My husband, who is a pretty picky eater even loved it! One question – any advice on how to get the crust either a little crispier or not stick as much? The outer rim of the crust was more crispy than the inner…maybe I just need to use more cooking spray? Regardless…absolutely LOVED it! Thanks!

    • Beth replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 7:09 am

      Hi Bree! So glad that you enjoyed it. Unfortunately I don’t really have any tips on how to get the center any crispier. I just try to get it as thin as possible in the middle, but it still never crisps up like the outer edge does.

      Mine doesn’t usually stick though, so yes, try more cooking spray and perhaps you won’t have a problem with that!

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    Kat — November 10, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    such a great option for kids with celiac!
    my son can’t have gluten – and I’m always struggling for healthy alternatives for birthday parties


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    Emma — November 14, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    WOW I made this last night…Delicious! I could pick mine up like pizza not sure how I managed that but it worked! It was extremely delicious than you so much for this recipe I really appreciate you sharing it!

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    mel mccarthy — November 19, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    I can’t tell you how grateful I am that you shared your friend’s recipe. I’m gluten-free, love cauliflower, and miss pizza. Thanks a million!

    • Beth replied: — November 20th, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

      You’re welcome! Enjoy ;-)

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    Abbe — November 20, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    Hi Beth! I am going to be making this pizza this evening and I am super duper excited. Is it necessary to use full fat cheese in the crust? I was hoping to use fat-free cheese instead. I love your blog, I just started one of my own. Hoping it’d be okay to post this recipe as long as I say who I got it from. Thanks so much!

    • Beth replied: — November 20th, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

      Hi Abbe,
      I can’t say for sure that using fat free cheese will work as well. I never use ff in baking because it always seems to have an odd texture. Could you use reduced fat maybe? You are welcome to post the recipe as long as you link back to me!
      Thanks~ Beth

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    Kathy — November 26, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    This is amazingly creative and genius! I absolutely love this!

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    Jessica — November 26, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    Hi this looks so good. Would you happen to know the calorie breakdown of the pizza? Also my oven doesnt have a broiler, what do you suggest in that case?


    • Beth replied: — November 28th, 2011 @ 7:08 am

      Hi Jessica, unfortunately I don’t have the caloric breakdown on this. You would have to measure out your toppings precisely, which I have never done. However, one of the commenters above mentions that she was able to keep it under 430 calories.

      As for no broiler- honestly, I’m not sure what the best plan would be without one! It’s really quite an important part of the recipe, as it melts and browns the cheese, and helps to crisp up the edges. I suppose you could just try to bake it, but I can’t promise how it will turn out since I haven’t attempted it that way myself. If you do, please report back!

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    Jen — December 2, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    I baked it on parchment paper for about 25 minutes, flipped over onto another piece of parchment paper, and baked another 5 minutes. While you still can’t pick it up to eat, it was firmer in the center and nice and crispy on the edges. So yummy! I used Daiya (vegan cheese), so that may make a difference in baking times vs with dairy cheese.

    • Beth replied: — December 2nd, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

      Thanks for the tip! I’ll try using parchment paper and flipping on my next go-round!

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    Marvin — December 2, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    I made it for the first time last night. I put the cheese on BEFORE the sauce…the crust was not soggy in the middle, and I was able to pick it up like a regular piece of pizza.

    If you put the cheese on first, you cannot “spread” the sauce around, but I spooned it on top of the cheese in little spoonfuls…also I used salsa instead of pizza sauce.

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    Alex — December 6, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    Will be making this this weekend… gonna try to make a mushroom pizza with chicken and alfredo sauce with lots of garlic and herbs. Gonna be super tasty. I’ve been depriving my bf of starches (I cook all the meals and told him I was going to cut them out, but still make them for him if he wanted, but he agreed to join me and lost 16 pounds!!), but he will be so happy to have something like this, I think. :)

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    Jamie — December 9, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Is it one cup of cooked cauliflower or one cup raw that you’re supposed to have?

    • Beth replied: — December 9th, 2011 @ 10:53 am

      Hi Jamie, it’s one cup cooked. If you rice and cook 1 head as instructed above, you’ll end up with about 3 cups total. For each crust you only need one cup, so you can save the rest for more crusts later, or make 3 pizzas at once!

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    Candy — December 9, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    Just found this via Pinterest and can’t WAIT to give this a try. My husband and I have been on the Dukan diet since earlier this year and this looks like something we are going to really enjoy! I’ll be checking your blog out more closely as we are relocating to Nashville in January and I’ll be possibly looking for some regional tips. =)

    • Beth replied: — December 10th, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

      Best of luck on making the pizza and your move! Feel free to reach out if you ever have any questions about Nashville!

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    jessica — December 10, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    picture of my cauliflower crust pizza:

    it really does taste like crust, and since i no longer eat grains, this is a life saver!

    • Beth replied: — December 10th, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing your photo! Glad you enjoyed :-)

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    Marcie — December 11, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    I saw this on Pinterest a couple of months ago and had been wanting to try it. I do not like cauliflower and was scared to try it. The only thing I don’t like about this pizza crust is the smell of the cauliflower cooking. Other than that, it is wonderful. I felt so much better about eating it. My daughter was very skeptical and I will have to win her over. My husband and son did not hate it but did not love it. I however think it is great. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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    Elizabeth — December 12, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    JUST MADE THIS…. it was sooooooo GOOD!!!!! mine stuck to the pan so i just scraped it off! and it fell apart a bit.. anyways long story short by the time i got it on my plate it was a mess, but it was the best mess i have ever eaten!!!! i WILL make this again, and again and again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    soooo good!! even my husband liked it…. he had his pizza on naan bread, and he wanted more of mine!!!


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    Robyn Lindars — December 12, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    I love pizza but its loaded in carbs, I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    HiLLjO — December 14, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Can you cook this without using a microwave? We don’t have or use one!

    • Beth replied: — December 14th, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

      Yes, you can steam the florets on the stove top before ricing them. I’ve tried it before myself and though the texture won’t be quite the same (It will be more like a puree), it still works fine once you mix all the ingredients together. Enjoy!

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    Ann — December 18, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    I just made this for dinner and I LOVE IT! It’s difficult to eat “normal” foods now that I’m gluten free – but this is easy and delicious. Thanks so much!

    • Beth replied: — January 1st, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

      So glad to hear it!

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    Eliza Guerra — December 31, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    This recipe is amazing-I made it for lunch today and it came out just perfect.

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    Jaclyn @thejaxoflife — January 1, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    I made this- it was really good!! My parents tried it, and they were shocked haha They aren’t healthy eaters so they were not expecting much and LOVED it!! (I did too)…thanks for a great recipe.

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    Nancy — January 1, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    I would like the nutritional values if you have them so I can calculate the points please. It sounds really yummy!

    • Beth replied: — January 1st, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

      Sorry Nancy, I don’t have the nutritional value of the crust. I wouldn’t think it would be too hard to look up the ingredients and calculate. Of course, there is a plethora of toppings you could use, so that would vary.

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    Chelsea — January 2, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    I found this on pinterest and I am making it tonight for my gluten intolerant boyfriend! I am so excited since most pre-made GF pizza crust is dry and bland. Can’t wait and thanks for the recipe!!

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    danielle8483 — January 2, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    This recipe makes no sense. Trying to get the “crusts” off the cookie sheet, it turned into a big lump of cauliflower mess. I suppose I’m doing something wrong, but I followed the recipe exactly and ended up with a bunch of nothing. It never got hard like a crust and it broke into a bunch of soggy pieces. Advice would be appreciated.

    • Beth replied: — January 2nd, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

      Hi Danielle, I’m so sorry you’re having trouble. I’ve not had that problem before, and haven’t heard from anyone else that it has happened to them. Without being there and watching, I really don’t know what could be happening if you’re following the recipe exactly.

      Are you spraying your cookie sheet with cooking spray or olive oil? Perhaps you’re not letting it cool enough before cutting and removing? I always let it cool a little bit, then cut into pieces before transferring to each person’s plate. Are you trying to remove the entire crust before cutting into pieces?

      Please keep in mind that it won’t get as hard as a normal dough crust would, although the edges should crisp up nicely. As I mentioned in the post, I find that it’s best to eat it with a fork and not your hands, as it can sometimes be a little fragile.

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    Kerry — January 2, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    THANK YOU!!! I have been going “primal/paleo” since May, this recipe is PERFECT for my new eating habits. I sent it to my nutritionist immediately who was also floored =D

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    Melissa — January 3, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    Can you email me your sauce recipe? I saw on post 18 you were going to maybe forward it on?

    • Beth replied: — January 3rd, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

      Just emailed it to you!

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    Christy — January 4, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    Great recipe BUT because the edges are so nice and crispy it’s a little bit of a bummer when you discover that the rest of the crust is not that same texture or even what the texture would be if it were normal dough – this is a sacrifice I’m willing to make for pizza without the carbs!

    • Beth replied: — January 5th, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

      yeah, I’m going to keep experimenting in hopes that I can get it crispier. Some have suggested flipping it halfway through baking, so maybe try that next time. Just be careful so it doesn’t crumble! Glad you enjoyed!

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    Erin — January 5, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    I just tried this recipe. Tasted great! Ate it with a fork due to the center being slightly mushy. Next time I think I will try making mini (4inch?) rounds and flipping halfway through cooking. I also read that a silpat liner helps with crisping the center but I don’t have one so I will try flipping first. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Beth replied: — January 5th, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

      The next time I make it, I’m going to test out some of the different ideas people have offered up, including using the silpat. I own two, so I’m not sure why I didn’t think to try it before!

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    Peg — January 5, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    Made this tonight and it was so good. Even my 11 month old ate it. I was able to get 3 pizzas from the whole head of cauliflower. I used fresh spinach, artichokes, prosciutto and olives. Very yummy and will make again:)

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    Tyler M. — January 5, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    I made this without reading comments. It is delicious, but like the rest I wish it was crispy as well. Keep us updated as to any new finds on making this crispy. I was amazed at the flavor that comes from this simple pizza dish. I am diabetic so I am always looking for a way to reduce carbs. At first I thought that my crust wasn’t crispy due to using frozen cauliflower, but obviously this is not the cause. I will continue to make it, and try different options to make it crispy.

    THANK YOU for posting this!

    • Beth replied: — January 6th, 2012 @ 8:47 am

      Hi Tyler, the frozen cauliflower might have a little something to do with it, as the water content is I’m sure higher. I’ve never used frozen, so I can’t really speak to that.

      If you use fresh, it shouldn’t be soggy, just a little soft in the center. The edges crispy up nicely, but the further in you get, not so much. I’m hoping to update the recipe this weekend with some of the other readers’ tips on how to help with that issue!

      Glad you enjoyed :-)

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    Bonnie — January 6, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I am interested in making the cauliflower crust pizza, however I have one concern: I do not use a microwave. Can you explain the reason for microwaving the cauliflower (I’m guessing to cook it…..!) and give me an alternative method?

    • Beth replied: — January 6th, 2012 @ 8:44 am

      Hi Bonnie,
      Yes, it’s too cook the cauliflower. A couple of other people have had the same question in the comments above, so I’ll just copy to you what I said to them…

      “You can steam the florets on the stove before ricing them. The texture/consistency won’t be the same (It will be more like a puree) but it still works fine once you mix all the ingredients together! I know because I’ve tried it that way too”

      Best of luck!

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    Natalia Malek — January 6, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    Just made this recipe last night…wow. It is delicious! The whole family loved it! Although, I made a minor mistake. We didn’t have non stick cooking spray in the house so I used butter to grease the pan..bad idea! Tonight I will make it again the right way! Thanks for sharing Beth!

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    Riley — January 6, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    Tried this last night for the first time, and my boyfriend (who claims to hate cauliflower) and I loved it! I topped it with an organic canned tomato sauce, some italian sausage I broke up with some sauteed yellow onion and garlic, roasted cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. It was out of this world, and we only got the faintest taste of cauliflower after swallowing. I’m so excited to make it again with different toppings! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Natalie — January 6, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    We had this for supper tonight and it was good! We are a gluten free household so pizza is a treat. My daughter (11) has no clue the main crust ingredient was cauliflower and she really enjoyed it! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Leslie Macchiarella — January 7, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Beth, Your photos look so cool! And, did I say nom!? What an awesome idea to replace the crust with, who woulda thunk, cauliflower! I’m on it. :)

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    Lisa del — January 7, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    Omg ! Just made the cauliflower pizza!! We made 2 one spinach and feta, and the other roasted peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni ….fantastic! Sooo glad you posted this…thank you…btw, did anyone find that it stuck a little to the pan? Next time I’ll use a brand new pan

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    Lisa del — January 7, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    Ahhhh next time I’ll use the non stick foil! Yeaaaaaa

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    Allysonjean — January 7, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Can I steam the cauliflower first for 8 minutes in a steamer and then pulse it in food processor? We don’t own a microwave anymore. Thoughts?

    • Beth replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:50 am

      A couple of other people have had the same question in the comments above, so I’ll just copy to you what I said to them…

      “You can steam the florets on the stove before ricing them. The texture/consistency won’t be the same (It will be more like a puree) but it still works fine once you mix all the ingredients together! I know because I’ve tried it that way too”

      Best of luck!

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    susanna — January 7, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    hey! we just tried this recipe tonight!!
    it was awesome and it works!!
    loved it!
    thankyou for sharing this wonderful alternative to pizza crust!

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    Tracey — January 8, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    I am trying this today for tomorrow’s lunch bunch at work. Can’t wait. How does it reheat in the microwave????

    • Beth replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:49 am

      Well, it won’t be as great as straight from the oven, that’s for sure. I mean, I’ve done it before, and it’s not bad, but the texture will definitely suffer. Do you have a toaster oven at the office? That would be a bit better than a microwave.

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    Tracey — January 8, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    I’m a teacher, so I think what I will do is ask the cafe’ ladies to heat it up. The crust is cooking right now and smells delicious. I don’t know if I can wait til tomorrow!!! LOL.

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    Nicolette — January 9, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Hi there! I found this recipe on Pinterest and am extremely intrigued by it! Is there anything else I can do to substitute the microwaving? (I don’t own one)

    • Beth replied: — January 9th, 2012 @ 9:53 am

      Yes! A couple of other people have had the same question in the comments above, so I’ll just copy to you what I said to them…

      “You can steam the florets on the stove before ricing them. The texture/consistency won’t be the same (It will be more like a puree) but it still works fine once you mix all the ingredients together! I know because I’ve tried it that way too”

      Best of luck!

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    Grishma Shah — January 9, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Next time when I make pizza, this is the crust I am experimenting on! The only thing I need to substitute here is an Egg. Do you think flax seed powder will work in this recipe? I use it in baking and it works!

    • Beth replied: — January 9th, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

      The egg acts as a binder to hold it all together, so I’m not sure. I assume you mix the powder with a liquid? If so, then perhaps. If you give it a try, please let me know! I’d love to update this post with some tips from readers who have tried various substitutions/changes.

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    Grishma Shah — January 9, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    1:2 is the normal ratio for flax seed powder+warm water to work as an egg substitute. I will let you know once I try it.

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    Josh — January 9, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I have an idea for the Crispy Center. as you press the dough mixture into a pizza shape on the cooking tray, why not leave a small 2 inch hole in the center? Pizza crust would look more like a large doughnut shape, but the exposed metal in the center should help crisp the center ring.. Each slice of pizza would simply have the tip missing.. but at least you could pick it up and not waste any food.

    Also, maybe take the cooked riced cauliflower and take ¼ cup out and mash/puree it.. then, mixed back in with the rest, it should have a more stable binding effect with the rest of the pizza crust. I will try this myself and post the result. (23 yr old college boy, loves to cook!)

    • Beth replied: — January 10th, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

      Thanks for the ideas Josh, I’ll give them a try!

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    Sylvia — January 9, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Too high in fat for our NG household, but a splendid idea. Beth, to firm up the center of the crust have you tried parchment over a perforated pan, or the old cake fix-it trick of placing a metal ring in the center of the pan and forming the crust around it? A 2″ muffin cutting ring works well if the construction of the ring can withstand being baked. Sometimes using a heavy gauge pan and pre-heating it before spreading the crust mixture is sufficient with other damp crusts — I haven’t tried it with your recipe.

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    Jo and Sue — January 9, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    So… I had to stop by and let you know you are a super genius. Seriously. I just made this for dinner and it was amazing!! Thank you for sharing this incredibly creative recipe. FYI – I used partly skim mozzarella cheese and it worked great :)
    P.S. – i did a blog about it on my sister and I’s blog if you would like to have a peek. Here is the link – http://joandsue.blogspot.com/2012/01/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html

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    Jessica — January 10, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    I’m on a low carb diet and I tried this last night and I LOVED it! We made pepperoni/cheese. After it cooked on the cookie sheet for a bit, I took it off and placed it on the racks and let it crisp up in the oven for a bit. It wasn’t AS crispy as I like,but that hardly mattered since It was absolutely delicious. By no means was it soggy though. I actually was able to just pick each piece up and eat it! My husband even loved it! I’m definately making this again. Thanks for this recipe!

    • Beth replied: — January 10th, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that it turned out so well and even your husband loved it! I was giddy with excitement when mine gave it two thumbs up :-)

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    Lauren Baldwin — January 10, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I tried microwaving just one cup of cauliflower in the microwave and it burned it up and I had to throw it away. So, next I tried 2 cups of cauliflower for only 6 minutes on 70% power and that seemed to cook it enough, but not really sure what the consistency is supposed to be. Then, I mixed it with the egg and spices and cheese and when I went to spread it, it was so small, even with the 2 cups of cauliflower. Then I put it in the oven on 450 and the edges started burning after only 5 minutes, so I covered them with foil and cooked for another 8 minutes or so. I guess I really don’t get the whole cauliflower in the microwave thing or how this stuff is supposed to mimic crust. And, I really don’t get how people made 3 pizzas out of one head of cauliflower. One cup cooks down to like 1/4-1/2 cup! But, it has just now gotten out of the oven, so I will have to let you know how it tastes.

    • Beth replied: — January 10th, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

      Hi Lauren,
      Sorry that you’re having problems. First thing I notice is that you only put one cup of riced cauliflower in the microwave. Please note in the instructions that every bit of riced cauliflower that came out of the entire large head of cauliflower should go in the microwave at the same time. In the end, you should have approximately 3 cups of cooked, riced cauliflower. Of course, this will somewhat depend on the size of your head of cauliflower to start. The cauliflower that I buy at the grocery is usually twice the size of that I get at the farmers’ market, so that could make a difference and you’ll need to adjust accordingly.

      After you take the cooked cauliflower out of the microwave, you should then divide out 1 cup, and mix that with the egg and cheese. Keep in mind that the crust should only be about 8″ round. You don’t want a large crust because the larger you go, the center won’t firm up. I always have plenty of mixture to make at least 3 pizzas, so I really can’t figure out why you barely have enough for one. I wish I could help more!

      If you can’t seem to get the microwave part right, then perhaps just try steaming a head of cauliflower on the stove top, then using a immersion blender to puree it before measuring out and mixing with the egg/cheese. I’ve done that before too, and it works fine, though it has a bit different texture than the other way.

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    cindy — January 10, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    We found your recipe on Pinterest and made it tonight. It was amazing!!! Thank you so much. We will be making this again and again!

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    katie — January 11, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    Just made for dinner…topped with lots of veggies. So good, and reduced guilt! Will def make again…thanks!

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    sarah — January 12, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    sorry if this has already been addressed, but is there any sub for the cheese? is the cheese just for taste or is it necessary in order for it to cook right?

    • Beth replied: — January 12th, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

      Hi Sarah, the cheese acts as a binder and for flavor. I’m pretty sure it’s also what helps to crisp up the “crust”. I’m not sure how it would turn out w/out that ingredient. Are you allergic or vegan or just trying to avoid the extra calories?

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    Caitlin — January 12, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    My Sister and I tried this last night- it was so good!! We were shocked at how much like pizza it actually tasted and couldn’t believe it was made from cauliflower. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Stacy Moore — January 12, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Well I made your delish recipe last night. Drum roll please….. It came out PERFECT!!!! I was so scared I would get a mushy mess.

    I followed the recipe to a T.

    I did add some garlic salt, but I haven’t been eating salt so I think I added a tad too much, of course didn’t measure it out just sprinkled… But it still tasted wonderful.

    So I made the crust and put it in the oven, it came out golden brown. Loved how it looked.

    While that was cooking I sauteed some mushrooms.

    I did use a jarred sauce but that was what I had on hand, next time I’ll make my own.

    Once the crust was done, I put on a thin layer of sauce, some cheese and the mushrooms.

    I put it back in the oven at 450 instead of the broiler.

    My mistake here was I received a phone call. I ALMOST burnt my pizza but didn’t… I would have been so bummed if I did.

    My pizza came out looking just like a regular pizza. When I used a spatula to get it off my pizza stone, it did act and look very soft in the middle but as it cooled, it hardened. I cut a cereal box open and used that as my pizza box. I put that in my carrying pie dish to take over to my In Laws for our family dinner. They made home made pizza for everyone else.

    My son just had to have a slice and wanted all of my pizza. My pizza a holic husband loved it as well.

    It will be a staple in my household for sure.

    • Beth replied: — January 12th, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

      I love, love, love how excited you are! Thanks so much for leaving a comment about your experience :-)

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    Annie — January 12, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    I made this tonight and it was Wonderfull. Mine wasn’t soggy at all.
    Do you think I could use egg beaters instead of egg ?

    • Annie replied: — January 12th, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

      Also, I used one cup raw cauliflower and microwaved it ( I didn’t cook the whole head) anyway my pizza was not soggy in the middle so maybe next time I will use just a little less than a cup of COOKED cauliflower

    • Beth replied: — January 24th, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

      I think egg beaters would probably work fine!

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    Amber — January 12, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    We loved it! My five kids (ages 8,10,11,12 &14) couldn’t get enough! We doubled the recipe and made 8 individual sized pizzas (about a 1/4 cup of the cauliflower crust per pizza) and 1 large pizza. There’s none left! I can’t wait for my husband to try it but I think we’ll end up tripling it. :) I wonder if a ‘donut’ shape crust would help with the softer center? We didn’t mind it at all. I’m going to try an apple pizza version with the same concept (cinnamon in the crust, maybe sub cream cheese for the mozzarella? I don’t have it pinned down to specifics yet lol) Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    Amanda — January 14, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    I was wondering if you could make the curst without the cheese, is it crutial to the recipe? I’m going to try it without and see how that works but if you have any suggestions I’d appreciate them!

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    Kristin — January 14, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    This was AMAZING! We just finished eating this for dinner and still can’t believe it’s made with cauliflower. This is so perfect for my food allergies. I’m sharing you on my Facebook page! Thanks!

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    Marie Clever — January 14, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    I made this pizza tonight and it was a hit! My husband was skeptical and he loved it! I used a artichoke pizza sauce, ground chicken, spinach, mushrooms and black olives. Very tasty! The crust came out crispy mostly on the outer edges but was not soggy. This will definatly be a regular menu in our house! Thank you!

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    Tiffany Youngren — January 15, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Love cauliflower. Love pizza. Hate gluten. CAN’T WAIT to try this recipe! Thanks!

    Tiffany Youngren

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    Victoria E — January 15, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    I LOVE the crispy edges on this crust. I’m thinking about making a whole bunch of little “mini-crusts” to see if I can get them almost cracker-like. I think if I get some cheesecloth and wring the moisture out of the cauliflower, it might work. Thanks for passing along this recipe.

    • Beth replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

      Good thinking. Let me know how your experimenting goes!

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    Missy — January 15, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    Sooo amazing! I will never order fattening pizza again!

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    Barbara C — January 15, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    I don’t usually eat cauliflower – no real flavor to me but I made this tonight & would never know it was a cauliflower & cheese (plus egg) crust. Very thin…but that’s ok..I like that. Took 2 tries to get the cauliflower right – didn’t know you had to cook all at once. I microwaved 1 cup & it burnt. Then, I cooked 1 cup a few minutes at a time & on a lower cook power. This is such a great way to have pizza without all the bread-y crust. Thanks – and keep the ideas coming!

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    Miranda e — January 15, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    Sorry if you already posted it, but can i get your sauce recipe!

    • Beth replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

      Hi Miranda, I just emailed you!

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    Sophie — January 16, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Thank you very much for this wonderful recipe. It turned out amazing, no left-overs, ha ha. I will be making this again and again, you get all the delicious pizza flavours without the bloated feeling after eating warm pizza-dough.

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    Andy — January 16, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    Dear god man. This is amazing. I have made this pizza numerous times now. It has become a staple of my life. Low-carb eating can be delicious afterall!

    • Beth replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

      Love hearing that Andy!

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    Erin — January 16, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    I’ve made cauliflower pizza crust a number of times and I’ve been able to get it firm enough to pick up without falling apart. I find it helps to cook the cauliflower only to a firm, not soft texture before ricing and, after baking, put the crust directly on the oven rack to bake a few extra minutes to further crisp it up before adding the toppings. This really helps!

    • Beth replied: — January 24th, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

      Thanks for the tips Erin!

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    Kelly — January 16, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    Hi, awesome idea. Looking forward to trying it tomorrow.
    Where is the recipe for the cauliflower mashed ‘potatoes’?

    Also can you freeze these crusts for another time?


    • Beth replied: — January 18th, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

      I’ve never tried to freeze the crusts, so I’m not sure how they would hold up. Sorry I don’t have a recipe for cauliflower mashed “potatoes”. I’ve actually made them lots of times, but don’t follow a recipe. I just steam the cauliflower and then use my hand blender to mash together with milk and butter, using my tastebuds to determine when I need more or less of anything!

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    Lyn Edington — January 17, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    I saw this recipe on Pinterest. I am in the maintenance phase of Atkins. I had not had anything that resembles pizza in 2 years. I tried this recipe and it is awesome. I made a 9 x13 with using 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The entire family loved it. I will make it often. I can die happy now!
    Thank you so much for the recipe!

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    Kacie — January 17, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Talk about an awesome recipe! I stumbled across this on Pinterest and had to give it a go, it’s SOOOO delicious! My entire family LOVED it and will definitely be making this many, many, many more times. Thanks so much for sharing! Glad to have found your blog too, and look forward to trying more of your recipes :)
    Have a great week!!!

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    MARIA — January 18, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Hi ~ I am looking at the Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe & wondering if we could cook the riced cauliflower by steaming it – instead of microwaving. We really do not use the micro that often… and don’t like to. What do you think? I would really love to try your recipe as I seem to be reacting to the yeast in the dough. OK!! JUst saw your comment at the end… so you have steamed it… Is it the same time? 8 min or did you do less time? I suppose I could experiment. Our entire family loves pizza… and getting more veggies into the kids would be GREAT! Thanks for posting Beth! ~ Maria

    • Beth replied: — January 18th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

      Actually, I didn’t even time it when I steamed it. Just got it to soften up a little bit- not too much or it will be mushy. Best of luck and enjoy!

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    Jayna — January 18, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Could you please e mail me your sauce recipe as well? Also, what toppings would you suggest? I cannot wait to try this!!!

    • Beth replied: — January 18th, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

      Just emailed you!

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    kristi — January 18, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    hi! i am about to make this for the second time. my husband and i just started the paleo diet 2 weeks ago, and i have to say that i am shocked that he loves this. he doesn’t like cauliflower (or most veggies for that matter), but he raved about how great it was. i had a problem getting the crust to firm up, so i am going to bake it a little extra tonight and maybe even at a higher temp. i agree though: small price to pay to have yummy/low-carb pizza! thanks so much!

    • Beth replied: — January 18th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

      I’ve heard some people say that they flipped the crust midway through cooking so both sides have a chance to crisp up a bit. I haven’t tried it yet myself, so not sure if it really helps. Please report back what you do and if it works!

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    Cassie — January 18, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    I Love this! I found in on LaurenConrad.com (my fav :) ) and was so excited to try it. I made it for dinner tonight, and I am stuffed! My crust however, got a little soggy? Would cooking it a little longer (I did 15 minutes) help that? Also, i like the taste of cauliflower but any suggestions for making the crust taste a little bit less cauliflowery? :) Any tips would be great because I love low and no-carb recipes! Thanks!

    • Beth replied: — January 19th, 2012 @ 5:41 am

      To make it taste less like cauliflower, I would just add more spices into the mix. I haven’t really had any problems with it being “soggy”, though it doesn’t get as firm in the center as it does on the outsides. I just got some great feedback from another reader saying that she cooked the cauliflower in the microwave only 5 mins instead of 8, baked on a Silpat, and also flipped the crust over in the oven midway through baking. She said these things seemed to help.

      I’ll be testing out those plus some other suggestions soon and will adjust the instructions accordingly if they truly do make a difference!

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    FourInchHeels — January 18, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    I read through all the comments before making the pizza tonight (wow a lot of people asked the same questions about a microwave, and cheese). Bottom line – it turned out AWESOME. I didn’t add toppings, just ate the crust (so cheesy and delicious!) by itself. I don’t know which of my alterations made it work so well, but it held together amazingly – I held a piece in my hand, jiggled it, and it still stayed together perfectly! The middle didn’t get crispy, but it was certainly solid.

    Things I did that deviated from your recipe, but came from suggestions in the comments:
    – cooked the cauliflower for 5 minutes instead of 8
    – poked a 1″ hole in the middle
    – used Silpat
    – flipped the crust after 10 minutes (onto another greased Silpat)

    Don’t know if it was just one that did it, or the combination of them all, but this recipe is definitely a winner!

    • Beth replied: — January 19th, 2012 @ 5:37 am

      Thank you soooo much for sharing your experience. I’m going to try some of these things myself and may adjust the instructions a bit if they help with firming/crisping it up. You’re awesome!

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    Tina — January 19, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    This was a hit with all the family! Including five kiddos ranging from 21- 8yrs. I loved piling up the veggies as a topping and used only a little cheese for the topping. I’m wondering how the cottage cheese option worked to cut back on the calories for me.

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    Laurel — January 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Yes! It worked! But it sure does stick. I’m investing in silicone sheets for sure. Two kids and a husband ate it all (We made 2 pizzas, but should have used all the cauliflower for 3.) All liked it, but the 8 yr old said never again after finding out it was cauliflower. No one knew.

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    Orly — January 20, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    wanted to thank you for this recipe. it’s definitely a keeper. my husband wolfed his down and promptly told me i could feel free to make this whenever i wanted. delicious!

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    Mica — January 20, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    OMG this was sooo good!!!! I forgot to microwave the cauliflower though but it still turned out well! I just had to cook the crust longer in the oven. Definitely filled me up! A lot of awesome flavor too! I put olives and mushrooms on top. I recommend this to anyone

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    Jaimie — January 21, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Thank you so much!!! We turned this into a white pizza with a homemade plain yogurt sauce and grilled chicken with green bell peppers and it was soooo delicious! We can’t wait to try it again!

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    Amanda — January 21, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    no one is asking how many calories or carbs-obviously it varies for what toppings one adds…

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    Makeda — January 21, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    I made this today and it was soooo good! I had given up being able to eat pizza but with this I did not have the usual after-effects I get from regular pizza. This is a definite keeper in my kitchen and seeing as I have some cauliflower left, I’ll be making another one this weekend.

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    Talia — January 22, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    What a great idea. I love that it’s naturally GF. Instead of one big pizza, I made two small ones, but cooked it for the same amount of time. They weren’t mushy at all! If you make it thin enough, you could use it as a pancake or the shell for a roll. What a great recipe!

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    Miranda — January 22, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

    Really good!

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    Joann — January 22, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    I made this and it was good, I just wonder if it’s really that much healthier than pizza crust with the cheese in the crust. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE cheese but having it in the pizza crust and on top, means a lot of fat/saturated fat in one meal. I really am not trying to replace carbs like it sounds most of you are so maybe it’s not really as much of a benefit for me. I was just looking for a way to eat cauliflower since I’m not a huge fan. I guess I could try fat free cheese in the crust…not normally a fan of reduced fat cheeses but in the crust it might be okay. When you’re eating low carb is fat/saturated fat not an issue?

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    Viviana — January 22, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    Beth, I just finished eating this with my husband…SO GOOD! Followed your recipe to a T, with the little olive oil brushed on top too. It was soft but absolutely not soggy. You do need a fork to eat it but it’s a small compromise! I asked my hisband to tell me what he thought was in it…he couldn’t taste the cauliflower! We both are not big fans of it but this is such a great way to get some of the vitamins from it. It’s so healthy! I too am watching my dairy intake but I figured this is basically 1/2 cheese if you share the pizza, plus what you put on top BUT guess what, I just did not added cheese on my half, just on my husband’s! So voila, problem solved. We topped with BBQ chicken (my secret skinny version ;) ). Hubby loved it, I was satisfied just as if I had pizza, and without the guilt! YAY

    For people watching calories: I might try shredding light mini babybels next time to see it it holds the crust together! But really, 1/2 mozzarella is not going to make you fall off the wagon :)

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    Viviana — January 22, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    meant 1/2 CUP of course :)

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    Nick — January 22, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Wow – that looks really good. I can’t believe it’s been around for almost a year and I never saw it. I’ve been looking for pizza crust alternatives and only found “meatsa” recipes, which is pretty heavy.

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    Maggie — January 23, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    Hi…this looks fantastic. Would love the recipe for your sauce if you don’t mind emailing it again. Thanks so much.

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    HCL — January 24, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    Hello, I came across this and would very much like to try bc I like to avoid gluten. Can you recommend and alternative to the microwave? I don’t own one bc I believe microwaves are bad for us and kills nutrients in food.

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 7:17 am

      Hi HCL- please see the blog post “note” above – it explains that you can make this recipe without the use of a microwave. Thanks!

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    Boris — January 24, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    My wife made this pizza crust a few days ago and it was absolutely fantastic. She didn’t tell me what it was and I couldn’t believe it when she told me what it was. For toppings we used slow cooked chicken in tomato and garlic sauce and added some carrots and green beans to the mixture. We will be eating that AGAIN!

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    emma — January 24, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    im so excited to try this recipe, i was wondering if i have to put the cup of cheese in the crust, i love chese but try not to eat to much.

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    michelleb — January 24, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    Response to Joanne #189
    Way better for you than “Enriched Bleached or Unbleached Flour”. The cheese is the only thing that is remotely processed in the entire dish. Especially if you use homemade marinara of a jarred marinara like “Victoria,” You can always use less cheese. Maybe don’t use cheese on the top of the pizza. We do this when we top the pizza with pesto & shrimp or chicken.

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    Dora — January 24, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    Can you not steam the cauliflower after ricing it? If I’m going to go to the trouble of eating healthy, I’d prefer not to genetically alter the enzymes with microwaves. Would LOVE to try this recipe…

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 7:16 am

      Hi Dora,
      Yes, if you notice there is a note at the end of the blog post addressing this very issue!

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    R — January 25, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    We tried this a couple night ago. We made two 9in pizzas in cake tins and there were no leftovers – yummy! We made it with dairy-free cheese because of DH’s allergies. Only thing is that we had to eat it with spoons because it turned out pretty mushy. Have to try again and make the crust “crustier.”

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    Katherine — January 25, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    I just made this in an attempt to level up my pizza craft. It was delicious! A couple of ideas:
    1) Try parmesan cheese. I cut the cheese in half and used parmesan instead of mozzarella. It tasted awesome. It was a little less happy structurally, but what do you expect from anything gluten free, right?
    2) Next time, I’m making tiny pizzas to try to get the crust crispier all the way through. Anyone tried this?

    Best of all, though, was how my 4 year old loved it. We put pureed carrots and peppers in the sauce, so he was getting some decent nutrition out of the whole thing.

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    Randi — January 27, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    I just made this. …literally I just put my fork down. I was skeptical before trying it. It was actually really good! My boyfriend agreed. I used light cheese to cut down on fat a bit. It still turned out great. It stuck a little to the pizza pan, next time I will using more cooking spray. I foud this recipe through pintrest.com :)

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    JennyV — January 27, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    I also found this recipe through Pinterest — made it tonight and it turned out great! It’s produced a soft crust but the flavor was fabulous!

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    Erin — January 28, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    I love this idea but boyfriend is allergic to cauliflower. Do you think it would work with broccoli?

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 7:14 am

      Hi Erin,
      I really have no idea. The taste of broccoli might overwhelm the toppings a bit, but I guess you could give it a try. If you do, report back and let us know how it goes!

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    Sheila — January 28, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Just made my first califlower pizza crust. Yum !!

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    Sarah Emery — January 28, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    I was wondering, do you HAVE to use mozzarella in the crust? My husband and I are Lacto-Paleo, and we try not to eat “soft” cheeses. Would cheddar work just as well? Thank you! Can not wait to try this!

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 7:13 am

      I think you could definitely use cheddar!!

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    Jan Oakes — January 28, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    there is a kitchen gadget called a “ricer” …. I have a very old one that belonged to my grandmother, but I am sure they still make them. It is usually used to “rice” potatoes…. but could easily be used for this recipe.
    to use it you would put in cooked cauliflower and push it through.
    I also have heard that you could use a colander… put in the cooked cauliflower and use a spoon to push it through the holes into a bowl underneath.

    http://www.target.com/s/potato+ricer#?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=msn&CPNG=home&adgroup=home2&LNM=potato ricer&MT=broad&LID=11p1570152&

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    megan — January 28, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Hi..love the site! i too am a midwestern girl (louisville), aspiring blogger, pizza lover, and vegetarian and newly vegan. thanks for sharing. i love your site :) this is a great crust idea.cannot wait to try!!

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    Crystal — January 28, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this pizza!
    I made it for my husband and he perfers this over the real thing!!!

    I also made it for my parents, and my mom was so happy to be able to have pizza she could eat!
    It’s a crowd pleaser! thank you so much for sharing!

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    Denise — January 28, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    Hi Beth,
    Haven’t made this yet, but I am def. going to. I was wondering if you could email the pizza sauce recipe that you use. Would appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 7:12 am

      Hi Denise, I just emailed to you! So sorry it took me so long, but I had a baby 2 days before you left this comment, so needless to say, my life has been a little hectic!

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    Kristina — January 29, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    This is quite popular! It’s so nice seeing low carb recipies get some publicity. Thought it’d probably be the right thing to do to Credit Jamie from Your Lighter Side.

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 7:09 am

      Hi Kristina,
      You may not have noticed that I did credit Jamie as the recipe developer by linking to her blog/recipe in the recipe section.
      She and I have corresponded and I think she’s brilliant in coming up with this concept!

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    Jeanie — January 29, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Thank you for this fantastic recipe….we LOVE this and make it all the time!! We have turned many friends into Cauliflower Pizza addicts…

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    Shay Kostabi — January 29, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I made 2 of these tonight. One with seared duck breast and arugula as a topping and another completely Vegan with Almond Cheese and Ground Meatless Meat, Mushrooms and Tomato Sauce as topping. I’d like to share your recipe on my blog. I posted a Cauliflower Steak recipe a few weeks ago. Have you tried that?! Check it out at http://www.Shay4healthrev.com
    Healthy and Delicious.

    Thanks Again!
    xxO Shay

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    Penny — January 29, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    Its fabulous!!!!

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    Britt — January 31, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Saw this through Pintrest and made it tonight! Yummy, even my hubby thought so! I just wish the crust could be crunchier (Any suggestions?!)

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 7:05 am

      Hi Britt, I’m so glad you enjoyed!!

      If you can take some time to read thru all of the comments, you’ll find several suggestions from readers on what they’ve done to help get a crispier crust. I plan to update the blog post soon with some of these tips but no time to do so at the moment because I just had a baby!

      Once things calm down, I’ll do so!

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    Kate — February 1, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Thanks so much for the great recipe (especially for us low-carbers who suffer without pizza!) As to the comment up above about helping the crust stay together.. maybe a touch of cream cheese added to the crust mixture would help? I only mention this because I’ve tried one other “flour free” pizza crust recipe that used basically egg & cream cheese baked to form a type of crust.. it was kind of spongy and I didn’t love it, but I’m trying yours TONITE! :) thanks again :)

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    Gina — February 1, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Made this tonight after finding in on pinterest. Prep wasn’t quite as easy as I hoped but the end result was fabulous! I agree, it could have been a little crunchier, but I really enjoyed it. Thank you for this great tasting, low carb recipe!

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    Theres — February 1, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    This sounds so interesting! I am gluten intolerant and lactose intolerant…is there a substitute for the cheese in the crust?

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    Alyssa — February 2, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    I just made this and posted on my blog. Thanks, I can’t wait to try many more pizzas using this crust!

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    Nadine — February 2, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to make it this week.

    I’m wondering about the sogginess…

    – Maybe cooking the crust on a pre-heated pizza stone, instead of a cookie sheet might help with this? But, then, it might stick…not sure.

    – Or maybe…after cooking crust on the cookie sheet, while it’s out of the oven and you’re topping it…place a pizza stone in the oven to get hot. Then, put the prepared pizza on the hot stone and broil on a lower rack (like the 2nd or third from the top, depending on your oven size). It might take longer then 2 minutes for the cheese to melt, but it might help crisp up the center.

    I don’t know if either of these ideas will work. But, they’re worth a try!

    Let me know if anyone tries it! I’m going to try it and I’ll follow-up.

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    Jeff Schoolcraft — February 2, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Hi! I included this article in the inaugural issue of Paleo Weekly (http://paleo-weekly.com/issue-1)

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    Cheryl — February 2, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    I made this for my husband on Monday and he loved it! He is on a low carb diet and I have been looking for recipes that taste great and are low carb. I topped it with bacon, carmelized onion, mushrooms and goat cheese. This morning, before he left for work, he asked if we could have it again for dinner tonight. It was clearly a huge hit! Thank you!

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    Dawna — February 2, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Have you ever tried Walden Farm’s products and if so what is your opinion of their products? I think their pasta sauce might be good on your pizza recipe.

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    donna — February 2, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    made it tonight. for someone wgho doesn’t like cauliflower it was great. i guess if you add mozz. and pepperoni to something it will taste great and i was right. i have a photo but i don’t know how to put it up on here.

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    jodi — February 2, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    I will never make pizza crust any other way again.I HATED cauliflower mashed potatoes, but this was awesome.Um did I mention it was AWESOME! Like others hubby had stupid look on face and negative comments. Loved it. We have been on ideal protein diet, and this is perfect phase 3 and 4. Great for any atkins our south beach diet. Diet or not, this is our new crust for life!

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    Carol — February 2, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    I so want to try this pizza, going to the store tomorrow

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    jodi — February 2, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    Just a thought, my crust was not real mushy. maybebecauseu I riced cauliflower at noon….let it dot in bowl on counter with paper towel over the top. It got drier? Lower moisture could be the key. Could pick up my pizza also, made middle much thinner than edges….just some thoughts for those having trouble with that.

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 7:01 am

      Thanks for the tips Jodi!

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    bielizna — February 3, 2012 @ 4:51 am

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    Elisabeth — February 3, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    I just saw this on pintrest and I am really excited to try it. In regards to all comments on not using eggs, my brother is GF and we often used 1 tbl of flax seed mixed with 1 tbl of water to make a paste. It works great as a binder in cakes and pies so I would assume that it shoud work here too.

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    Katie — February 3, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    I just made this for my family tonight as we’ve really been working at changing our eating habits. It was a big hit…even with picky hubby! I used my home canned spaghetti sauce (from my garden tomatoes), with cheese on top, onions, plum tomato slices, and fresh cilantro. It was beautiful, delicious, and much healthier than the majority of pizzas out there. Thank you! :D

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    Jennifer Aronchick — February 4, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Very good! Definitely a good substitute if you are graving pizza

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    Maleah — February 4, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Found this amazing recipe on pinterest! I will be adding it to my blog as well :)
    I made two personal sized pizza instead of one larger one. Because they were smaller,
    They turned out super crispy… My husband and I both loved it. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

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    Sarah — February 5, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    This looks delicious, but people need to realize that just because something is low-carb, it is not low-calorie. This is much higher in fat than say, homemade whole wheat pizza crust, due to the cheese taking the place of starch!

    As a dietitian, it makes me so upset that people STILL believe that low-carb is the best diet. A balanced diet, with 45-55% of calories from carbohydrate is the BEST proven way to go about eating.

    I am going to try this recipe because it looks good, but not because I am seeking something low-calorie. Also, I am all for a gluten-free substitute for those who cannot or do not want to tolerate gluten! So, eat away, but don’t think that this is the best thing for a diet. :)

    I want to try and modify this recipe to make it low-fat, as well!

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    Krista — February 5, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    This was absolutely AMAZING! My daughter and husbad loved it… I honetly think it is better than a real pizza! It was so delish!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Brooke — February 5, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    There are so many tips in the comments to sift through! I baked two pizzas from 3c cauliflower but only two eggs and 1/2c cheese. I rotated the pizzas halfway through the cooking, switching both the rack and the direction of the pan on the rack. My “dough” came out strong enough to pick up and eat slices like normal pizza, and although some did get stuck to the pan in the middle, it was definitely not mushy. It was great! Thank you!

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 6:58 am

      Thanks for the tips Brooke! I plan to update the blog post soon to reflect all of the great tips from readers, but I just had a baby 2 weeks ago, so no extra time to do so right now!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed!!

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    Brenda E. — February 5, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    Could you please email me your sauce recipe as well please? :)

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    malika — February 6, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Hi! I made the pizza today and while the taste was great, and I love how light I feel afterwards and no tummy ache (from gluten sensitivity) my crust did not firm up. I wonder if I should have cooked the cauliflower less? I steamed it, then food processed it (we dont have a microwave.)
    I steamed it for 12 minutes. I am going to try it again. I also spread it out so it was fairly thin in the crust-should I have left it thicker? One other theory is the toppings were too much for the crust.
    I couldn’t get the “slices” up without them falling apart.

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 6:51 am

      Hi Malika,
      I don’t think you want the crust very thick, as it wouldn’t firm up as much if it was thicker. But perhaps you made it too thin and it was unstable? As I mentioned, the crust is easiest to eat with a fork vs with your hand, as it doesn’t crisp up quite as much as a dough crust would.

      It might be helpful for you to scan thru the comments, because you’ll find several ideas for how to get a crispier crust. I hope to update the blog post soon with some of these ideas, but I just had a baby and no extra time to do that right now!

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    Kacie — February 8, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    I just made this and it was great! Question though: How do I make my crust crispier? My crust was pretty limp. I ended up eating with a fork. Still delicious though! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Beth replied: — February 11th, 2012 @ 6:45 am

      Hi Kacie,
      If you scan thru the comments, you’ll find several ideas for getting a crispier crust as readers have experimented with the recipe. I hope to update the blog post soon with some of these, but I just had a baby 2 weeks ago, so life is a bit hectic at the moment and no time to do so!

      Glad you enjoyed!

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    Kate — February 9, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    Wow that looks amazing – Love cauli, Love Pizza, Love the results of cutting refined carbs…so that’s a match made in heaven! Thank you!

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    cheap heels — February 9, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    awesome idea. i’ve had cauliflower rice before. i will be making this on saturday night.
    thank you.

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    Jenn — February 9, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    I live in an alternative space without a stove. I love to cook so I try stuff like this anyways. My little toaster oven is currently challenging it self. I type this as the pizza bakes. Again. We’re up to 45 minutes! I was worried the crust was too thick because I don’t have a baking sheet that fits in the oven and tried to use a cake pan. Ended up foiling the bottom tray and flipping the crust over on to my new broiler foil baking sheet. Smashing it flatter. then baked again to get both sides crispy. I’m guessing this will help me get a crisper bottom crust. We’ll see… Definitely not the convenient frozen junk I refuse to eat. but such is life with out a real kitchen.

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    Barbara Dykes — February 9, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    Loved the recipe, Thanks

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    Jennifer — February 11, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    This looks great – I can’t wait to try it! For my son’s 9th birthday party tomorrow I am making home-made build your own pizzas. I may make one of these to try, too. You can also use the riced cauliflower in lieu of rice – saute it in olive oil with a little salt and pepper for a side of rice – or even use it with stir-fry and other dishes you would normally serve over rice.

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    Janie — February 11, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    Really, really, good! Full of flavor (homemade pizza sauce and fresh oregano helped) and wasn’t messy- sliced & served like pizza. Definitely making this again. Thanks!

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    Anna Feb.12 2012 @ 7:52 pm — February 12, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    Absolutely delicious this will definitely go in my recipe box. thanks will be looking for more light recipes.

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    lpabf — February 12, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    This crust is absolutely to die for…and this from someone who spent three years in Sicily and is ruined forever on “regular” pizza! This was so good!

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    chaos — February 13, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    Has anyone tried substituting the cheese for some psyllium husk powder? Not sure how it would go however it is a binder. Hmm, might be something I try out tonight X Just to see how it goes. I’m only allowed a certain amount of cheese for my diet plan so at least if I can see how it works substituting out then I would be able to actually have cheese on it.

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    Hc — February 13, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Can anyone suggest a way of making this with less cheese? I thought it was good but it’s very fattening. Not very healthy. I actually thought it was a bit too salty because of all the cheese. Thanks.

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    Kim — February 13, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Looks like something I will definitely try, thanks for the recipe share!

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    Gwynita — February 14, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Made with baked spaghetti squash instead of the cauliflower…..WOW….so good….we loved it! Wondering if I can use parchment paper on my baking sheet (sprayed with baking spray oil) to save on clean up and easier to manage cutting.

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    kathi prochko — February 15, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    wow — sooo good! but since i am on a very low cal diet (hcg) right now i did have to modify it a bit.
    OMG!!! i am stunned! just finished making this ‘crust’ – however it is not crunchy…maybe it will get stiffer as it cools. smells awesome. cant wait to top it — used a small head of cauliflower, yellow onion chopped, italian seasonings, salt/pepper, 1/4 to a 1/3 cup of rice shreds which was lower fat & lower calorie than even the low fat skim mozzarella. not sure that i would eat it plain but did mix alittle in the cauliflower mixture…and used egg whites (3) . i spread mine on a non stick cookie sheet and thin enough to fill the entire sheet. 400º oven for 35 min. – wow! did not stick and was so pretty. let it cool for 5 min. then flipped it over on the cookie sheet just to brown up the bottom alittle more and possibly firm it up…just 5 more min. now it’s cooling – marty is wanting to cut a piece off but hey! this is my diet food & keep your hands off!! cant wait to top it with onion tomatoes spinach mushrooms & a little more rice cheese (the package says that it melts nicely) — i cant wait!!
    — update!! it DID firm up nicely — since my diet is strict, i cut the ‘crust’ in half before topping with no sauce, spinach tomatoes red onion white mushrooms & a little more cheese….oh & salt/pepper…under the broiler for a short time watching constantly. sooo sooo good — even able to pick it up with my hands and eat it like pizza! fyi i used roma tomatoes and squeezed the seeds and juice out a little bit bfore slicing….thanks so much!

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    Alan — February 15, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    Hey, thanks so much.

    A big tip – after you microwave your cauliflower I dump it into cheese cloth, let it cool, and wring the water out of it. Makes the crust so much better and not wet.

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    JR — February 16, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    You should get Pinterest added to your site because I sooooo want to pin this recipe! It looks deliciously gluten free.

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    Nicole — February 16, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    Hi , Just love this idea and will be trying it shortly, wionderign though what the Calories an dfat content is/

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    Amanda — February 16, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    I had a feeling this was going to be pretty great from all the positive reviews. I am pleased to say this saved my butt today and stopped me from falling off the south beach wagon, tears were brought to my little low carb eyes. Thank you so much

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    Erica — February 16, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    What if we are also doing dairy free? What could I add instead of the mozzarella? More cauliflower?

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    Karissa — February 17, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    I love this recipe! However I am having trouble with the bottom of the crust burning and sticking to the cookie sheet. How can I fix this? Thanks again!

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    Bird — February 17, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    I have been so excited to try this recipe. Made it last night for dinner. Put my first crust in the oven, and it smelled wonderful cooking. Took it out, and the crust was stuck to the cookie sheet. We had to scrape it off. It was wonderful and we ate it anyway. Made the 2nd one and it wanted to stick also, but we salvaged it, made our pizza and absolutely loved it. I was wanting to share with my neighbors, but after the 1st crust flopped, there wasn’t anything left of the 2nd one.
    I just wonder if it browned using parchment paper??? We will make this again, it’s my new favorite thing!

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    Staci — February 17, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    OMG. I think you’re my new best friend. This looks amazing. I’ve been eating much healthier these days and this sounds like it would be right up my alley. WAHOOOO. Thank you so much!!!!

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    Pizza with Pizzazz: Cauliflower Pizza Crust « Food For Thought — February 17, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    […] can imagine my joy, then, when I discovered this recipe for cauliflower pizza crust. Doubled, it makes the same size of crust I usually make for about half […]

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    My first Gluten-Free Meal that wasn’t a salad « Live, Laugh, Love — February 17, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    […] I decided for dinner tonight I would make the Cauliflower Pizza Crust. I found the recipe on this site: http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html . […]

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    Not your everyday pizza crust | joyfulgrins — February 18, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    […] http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]

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    Tiffany Cruz — February 18, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    Just tried today with some broccoli, ham, and fresh oregano on top. Very yummy and filling!!

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    Andrea — February 18, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    I tried this tonight, and while I like how it tasted, it was NOT sturdy enough to be functional as a crust. We ate it with a fork. Any idea why?

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    Sweets from the Heart: Day 2 « From Amy With Love — February 19, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    […] going to add bacon, sausage, and some oregano. And to reduce the carb intake, I am going to use my cauliflower crust recipe to make some […]

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    Cauliflower Pizza Crust. No Joke. It’s SO good. « Foxy Falafel — February 20, 2012 @ 3:33 am

    […] I saw this recipe on the Pins a.k.a. Pinterest from eat.drink.smile blog and thought it was worth giving it a shot as a lot of other gluten free/grain free pizza crusts […]

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    Connie — February 20, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight and everyone LOVED IT!!! Has anyone figured out a way to make the center crispier though?

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza - MiniMins.com - Weight Loss Support Forum — February 21, 2012 @ 10:43 am

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    Guest Post: The Primal/Paleo Diet | Choose Your Journey — February 22, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    […] thought of giving up pizza 80% of the time and want a mostly primal option, check out this awesome cauliflower crust pizzarecipe. For the most part, no matter where I’m eating, I can find a (mostly) suitable option […]

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    Dr. V — February 22, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Love Cauliflower “Faux” tatoes. I make my pizza crust with almond flour. It holds together very well.

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    Peggy — February 22, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    I’m intrigued by this recipe. I found it via Pinterest. Have you ever used a potato ricer? I just wondered.

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    Kaenja — February 22, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    I haven’t made this as yet, but found this website that deals with the sogginess in the middle issue. Hope it helps


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    Cauliflower Crust Veggi Pizza; About as LOW CAL as Pizza Can Get | MeloMomma — February 22, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    […] to Eat Drink and Smile for this low cal pizza idea! This was my first attempt at this meal and it was Delicious! I […]

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    Cauliflower Pizza Crust | LiveCookLove — February 22, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    […] Original Recipe from Eat, Drink, Smile […]

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    James — February 23, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    I made this after finding it on pinterest, it was delicious!! We used fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, spinach and chicken for toppings. It was so so good, and def tasted like something unhealthy when it was actually good for you! Am going to make it again tonight!

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    Tanya — February 23, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    I also found this on Pinterest, and I just had to re-pin it. I can’t wait to try it. I love cauliflower, so I’m really looking forward to it.

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    Emmieraeerwisner — February 23, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    This sounds great – I will definitely make this

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    Jenn — February 23, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    I saw this on pinterest and repinned it – I HAVE to try this! I’m obsessed with cauliflower and this looks amazing. I might try it without telling my husband and see if he notices ;)

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    La Vida Low Carb | southerngirlsecrets.com — February 24, 2012 @ 9:27 am

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    Jennifer — February 24, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    I tried this recipe last night. I topped with no sauce, portobellos, red bell peppers, persimmons & black olives…. yum! Thanks for the recipe! Have a wonderful day :)

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    meg — February 24, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    ok, so i made this one night and my kids begged me to make it the next. we couldn’t even be bothered putting toppings on – just added some crushed garlic to the base….and bam, the perfect light, hot, yummy snack!

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    Allison — February 24, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    I’m wondering how you would cook the cauliflower without a microwave? Any thought? I’ve recently decided to stop using a micro wave all together so i’m still learning and didn’t know if you would have any tips on how long it should be on the stove or what it should look like so i’ll know it’s done if I were to steam it?

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    Lindsey Gerdes — February 24, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    made this tonight…OH MY GOODNESS! It was SO GOOD! AND my two picky eaters (kids) loved it! My hub LOVED it! YEAH! YEAH! I seriously wanted to break down and sob when my 8 yr old gave me two thumbs up! Praise JESUS!!!!!!!

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    What a week….cauliflower pizza, tomato soup, stuffed red pepper & mozzarella sticks. « ctcarra — February 24, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

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    Asparagus Tart with a Cauliflower Crust | ABCs and Garden Peas — February 26, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

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    Cauliflower Pizza Base | Food et al. — February 27, 2012 @ 12:04 am

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    Cauliflower Pizza Crust « A Ruby Reduction — February 27, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    […] Adapted From: Eat.Drink.Smile […]

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    Be — February 27, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    Just made it last night. Very good.. but I thought it was more like a veggie casserole rather than pizza. Maybe I didn’t make the crust right but it definitely didn’t get hard enough to be like actual dough. None the less, with a fork it was delicious!

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    Evelyn — February 28, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I would love to try this, I too am a fan of mashed cauliflower. I am a bit confused though on what is rice cauliflower. Is that just mashed cauliflower?

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    Quinoa Pizza Crust @ kitchening with carly — February 28, 2012 @ 11:42 am

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    Laurie — February 28, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    My husband is an unofficial pizza expert and he loves this. Even brags about it to family and friends. Never would have guessed. I like using the left over raw riced cauliflower for cole slaw. Just substitute the riced cauliflower for the cabbage or broccoli slaw that you usually use and add your dressing. Yummy. Riced cauliflower is a 2 for the price of one. Thanks

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    Grammamarcia — February 28, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Made this today and it did not disappoint! I only made half of the recipe and it turned out perfect! I was even able to pick it up with my fingers. I topped it with jarred marinara sauce from Trader Joe’s, leftover roasted veggies, red pepper flakes, and a little sprinkle of fresh grated Parmesan cheese. So delicious! I’m sure I’ll meek it again!

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    Cauliflower Pizza Crust — kris·tin·ol·o·gy - Kristin Petersen's Blog — February 28, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    […] may have seen my previous link to this cauliflower pizza crust in the past. If you haven’t yet, you must try this. It’s so […]

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    Dana — February 28, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    We had great success with this tonight! Just like “Grammamarcia”, we used jarred marinara from TJ’s. I was afraid to “waste” too many toppings incase we didn’t like it, so we only did cheese and beef. Fantastic! My husband loved it, and so did my 8yo and his visiting 8yo friend, so you know it’s gotta be pretty good if they gave the thumbs up! I had plenty of cauli left so I can try some new variations tomorrow. Newbies to cauliflower should keep in mind this is not going to taste like dough, but it does taste delicious, and the longer you go without white flour, the better cauliflower tastes!:) Thanks so much for posting this unusual and tasty new pizza!!

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    Jennifer — February 29, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Absolutely blown away… SO good.

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    rachaelk — February 29, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    I just made this tonight. We LOVED it! I tripled the “dough” recipe and used Kirkland Real Eggs instead of whole eggs. I then spread it evenly on my 15″ Pampered Chef pizza stone and baked it for the recommended 15 minutes. The crust turned out really nice and the pizza was delicious! Next time I’ll try it with a third less cheese in the dough as someone suggested above.
    Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!

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    Lighten Up Your Pizza: Cauliflower Pizza Crust « Notes From a Messy Kitchen — March 1, 2012 @ 7:10 am

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    Today’s Numberz: 8 slices of wonderful and interval workout #3 | The Numberz Runner — March 2, 2012 @ 7:42 am

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    Jennifer — March 2, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    I recently learned I am allergic to wheat, yeast, and tomatoes. My sister-in-law sent me this recipe. I used an olive oil rub instead of tomatoes for the sauce. It was AMAZING! I love pizza and this is a great substitute. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

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    Tara S — March 2, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    I LOVE this! Definitely not like eating regular pizza but so delish! And super easy too :)

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    dan blom — March 2, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    I tried making this, and although the taste is good the texture is all wrong. Please help me. The crust never firmed up at all. There was ‘no’ picking up a slice. The whole pie was soft and mushy. We had to eat it with a fork off the pizza stone. What did I do wrong? Do you have any suggestions to correct this problem? As I fork fed myself off the mess on the stone the pizza tasted really good especially the crust, but help help me with the dough. I followed the recipe exactly too.

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    Friday Fun: Cauliflower Pizza Crust — nhershoes — March 2, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    […] recipe came straight from Eat Drink Smile, except I added less cheese. Her’s looks better than mine turned […]

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    Char — March 2, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    Omg…I just made this tonight and it is delish! I am doing the Medifast 5 & 1 and this is a perfect Pizza fix!! Thanks so much!

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    Christie — March 3, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    I just made this recipe for lunch. This is amazing!!! LOVE IT!!

    For the sauce, I chopped up a tomato, put it in a bowl with oregano, some garlic salt and stirred it up. I drained the water out of it and used this directly on top of the crust. SOOOO GOOD!!!

    Will make this over and over again now!

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    Jodi — March 3, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Made this last night and it was so good. Thanks for posting this!

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    jen — March 3, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    i am all about some cauliflower so i was excited to see this. we started a low-carb diet so i decided to try it and fed the kids a frozen pizza…
    i sauteed onions, banana peppers (from our garden), mushrooms, red bell peppers, asparagus & garlic and threw some baby spinach in at the last minute. when the crust was done i topped it with thinly-sliced beefsteak tomatoes, the vege mixture and fresh mozzarella and fresh basil (again, from the garden–yay!) result?? = wow ~ even one of the children had a 2nd piece!! talk about healthy!! let alone delicious!!
    saw it on Pinterest and will spread the word!!

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    Vote for my Next Pinterest Challenge - Clever Housewife — March 4, 2012 @ 12:45 am

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    Katy Marshall — March 4, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Thank you for the recipe! We made the pizza tonight egg free… Used orgran egg replacer instead. Turned out perfectly! Everyone loved it. I am so happy to find your blog.

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    Flourless Pizza « eatingwithallergies — March 4, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

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    Sarah Elizabeth — March 4, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    I made this tonight because I’m on a low carb diet and this was wonderful – thank you!

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    Cauliflower Week: The wallflower steps out | Eating The Week — March 5, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    […] Cauliflower crust pizza from Eat Drink Smile (here) […]

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    A “Pizza-Flavored Something” « myspoonisnotbigenough — March 5, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    […] interesting for dinner.  A friend of mine posted a comment on my first blog post with a link for cauliflower crust pizza.  The recipe really intrigued me because I miss pizza and the only packaged gluten-free crust I […]

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    Bree — March 5, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    Thank you, thank you!!! This is amazing. I haven’t eaten a whole piece of pizza in 3 years until tonight. I made 2 modifications – wring the cauliflower in a clean dish towel after taking it out of the microwave to reduce the moisture content, and cooked it for 25 minutes instead of 15. It was perfect, perfect. You could hold the piece in your hand and eat it. No fork needed. Again, thank you!

    • Beth replied: — March 6th, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

      Hi Bree,
      Thanks for commenting. I’ll give your modifications a shot!

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    Jan — March 5, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    Surprisingly delicious! I have to admit that I was leery. I had troubles with the crust sticking though and could definitely not eat without a fork. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Denny — March 6, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    One enhancement to the process. I have not read all the comments so if someone already posted this, I apologize.

    First, this recipe is fantastic!! Enough said.

    I recommend putting the crust mixture on parchment paper instead of using non-stick spray. Turns out much, much better and doesn’t stick at all.


    • Beth replied: — March 6th, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

      Hi Denny,
      Thanks so much for the tip. I had a baby a few weeks ago, but as soon as my life calms down a bit & I have some free time, I’m going to experiment with reader suggestions and make revisions to the blog post to reflect the ones that work well!

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    Heather — March 6, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    This is such an awesome recipe, thank you! My kids have really missed pizza. We tried making a crust with almond flour, which was disgusting. We then tried coconut flour, and we didn’t even take a second bite.

    I was skeptical about cauliflower as a crust, but this stuff is amazing!

    thanks so much!

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    Dawn — March 6, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    Can you use frozen cauliflower? I know fresh is best and I’ve tried that before but curious if I can use the frozen that I presently have in the freezer.

    Thank you!

    • Beth replied: — March 6th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

      Hi Dawn, frozen cauliflower will have way too much moisture in it, making the crust very soggy. Use fresh!

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    Diane — March 6, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    One word: AWESOME! My six year-old ate three pieces, and my 3 year-old ate four pieces (that tells you how yummy this was!). We had no leftovers.

    I added extra cauliflower and cooked two pizzas at 425 for 15 minutes (convection oven). I then added the cheese and toppings and cooked for another five minutes at the same temp. The mined garlic in the crust made it very delicious.

    Next time, I will try cutting down on the cheese to make it healthier, but it was definitely a hit with our gluten-free family!

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    Ashley — March 6, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    I made this tonight and LOVED it! Even my boyfriend, who hates cauliflower, was a big fan. thanks for the great recipie!

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    Tricia — March 6, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    Yummy! Any idea ha to make this vegan…no cheeses or eggs?

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    Bobbi — March 7, 2012 @ 4:19 am

    I’ve tried this twice now and both times the crust comes out soggy. I had really high hopes for this… what am I doing wrong?

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    Pinterest Challenge: Cauliflower Pizza Crust + Nominate Next Week’s Project - Clever Housewife — March 8, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    […] Challenge was for the Cauliflower Pizza Crust, which happens to be Gluten Free, inspired by Eat.Drink.Smile. This was AMAZING! For being Gluten free and pretty darn healthy (minus the cheese only), I was […]

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    Sarah — March 8, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I just tried this last night and can’t believe how incredibly good it is. I’ve been maintaining a relatively low carb diet and this is an INCREDIBLE fix for Thursday Night Pizza at my house – where I end up eating a salad! I added beef “pepperoni” and cured pastrami – SO DELICIOUS. Thank you so much for revolutionizing my diet! :)

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    Glenda Rouse — March 9, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Hi Beth, My name is Glenda and I am a diabetic who has been searching for a recipe such as this for a long time. I was wondering if you have to have the ricer for the crust? Is it a neccesity for this recipe to turn out right? Thank you for posting this!!

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

      Hi Glenda, you don’t have to have a ricer. As the recipe states, you should use a food processor or, if you don’t have that, then a cheese grater will work fine.

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    Pamela — March 9, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    I just made this for dinner. My husband hates cauliflower, but he loved this. He was willing to try but was pretty sure it would be gross. He is freely admitting he was wrong. :-) I wish I had made a pizza for each of us. Thanks for a fun, very tasty recipe!

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    allie — March 9, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    I made this tonight….and let me just say…A-MAZ-ING!!! Soo good! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    Kaylee Norton — March 10, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    I don’t know what I did wrong, but what a disaster! TASTED fine, but it didn’t “harden”, so it was a floppy mess- but it completely stuck to the cooking surface! I was so excited when I saw this recipe and was so disappointed after making it! I followed it to a T, so I don’t know what the problem was! Do you have any tips on what NOT to do?

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

      Hi Kaylee,
      Maybe you just had too much liquid in your cauliflower. You did use fresh, correct? Not frozen? Frozen has too much water, so that would result in a soggy mess.

      Perhaps try using paper towels to blot as much liquid from the riced cauliflower as possible after you microwave it. The drier it is, the better.

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    Ellen — March 10, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    A friend of mine made this and said that after microwaving the cauliflower for EIGHT minutes, it caused a roomful of smoke! He then microwaved another batch at 3 1/2 minutes which was perfect!! I can hardly wait to try it.

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    Iris — March 11, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    I saw your recipe via Pinterest and it’s AMAZING! It tasted great and overall, it was very light. I topped it with smoked salmon and bell pepper. Thanks for sharing!

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    Carol — March 11, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    This is my new “go-to” recipe. I made the hawaiian version and it was amazing! I only cooked the riced cauliflower in the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes … the first batch I made I cooked for the 8 minutes indicated in the recipe and the caulflower burnt to a crisp! Fortunately I had more cauliflower on hand and made a second batch, and microwaved for just 3 1/2 minutes and it turned out perfectly. So glad I got my hands on this recipe! ;-)

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

      Hi Carol, just curious- when you cooked the riced cauliflower in the microwave for 8 minutes, did you use the full 3 cups of riced cauliflower, or only the 1 cup that you needed to make 1 crust?

      I’m afraid that some people are only cooking 1 cup for 8 mins, and that’s where they’re running into problems. The recipe actually calls for cooking all of the riced cauliflower gleaned from the head, which usually ends up as 3 cups when it is all said and done.

      Just curious so I know how to advise people in the future! Thanks~

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    Matt — March 12, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Saw this today and had to try it for lunch! It is great! Mine held together just fine – the key is using a pizza stone!

    I preheated the stone in the oven to 600 F (let it heat for about 20-25 minutes while I was fiddling with the cauliflower, etc.

    Once I had the pizza crust “dough” mixed, I put it on parchment paper and patted it out. I then slid the parchment onto the hot stone with a pizza peel. I let it bake for about 3 minutes (will try 4 next time), then pulled it out with the peel again (leave the stone in the oven). I added my toppings (roma tomatoes and basil for a margarita pizza). I put it back on the stone (using the peel) and let it go another 4-5 minutes.

    I then pulled the stone out with the pizza still on it (use caution!!!!) and let it sit and continue to bake the crust only for another few minutes. Voila!

    Now… next I am going to experiment with less cheese/fat free cheese – trying to get the calorie count down, and more time on the stone for even crispier crust.


    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

      Hi Matt,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leave notes regarding your experience! I’m sure it will be a big help to some readers!

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    Cauliflower Pizza Crust for the Whole Family – Gluten Free and Fabulous! - Clever Housewife — March 12, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

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    meghansde — March 13, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    really really really liked this. I made it for dinner for my family and had an unexpected guest (11 year old friend of my son). I offered it to them but was fearful that the guest would not like it. They both asked for seconds!!! Hubby liked it too! Definitely a repeater. Thanks so much for posting this!!!!

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    Lyndie — March 13, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Hi All,

    Does anyone think it would be possible to make a vegan version of this substituting soy or daiya cheese for the mozzarella? Just wondering if anyone has attempted this. I would love to try it, but don’t eat cheese. Thanks!

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

      Hi Lyndie, someone said they used rice cheese to avoid dairy and it worked well for them!

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    Saturday is for Secret Ingredient « b is for bed-stuy — March 15, 2012 @ 7:32 am

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    kirsten — March 15, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    I just finished making this and cant wait to try it! Just waiting for it to cool so I dont burn my tongue off!

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    What’s for Lunch??? Gluten-Free Green Pizza « littleleopardbook — March 16, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

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    suesnutritionbuzz — March 17, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    Hi, Am an Rd setting up a GF recipe page for clients & wanted to link up your GF pizza. Using Linkz tools , so the image will link directly to your page. It will prob be up by tomorrow. If you have a problem with me linking up, plz let me know. THK ! Love the crust

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    Cauliflower in disguise – Local {ATL}ast — March 18, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

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    Nancy/SpicieFoodie — March 19, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    First time here, your site is lovely. I cam over from Dish by Trish to see the great recipe. Not only does it sound good but also looks incredible. Thanks for sharing!

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    Karen — March 21, 2012 @ 3:17 am

    I made this pizza after receiving a recommendation and link from a friend. I used rice cheese (avoiding dairy) and put veggies with bacon flavored tempeh on top. Delicious! My husband ate several slices. Will make it again. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

      Glad to know the rice cheese worked, as many people have asked for an alternative to dairy cheese. Thanks for the tip!

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    Nikki — March 21, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    I just made this tonight, and it was delicious! My only issue was that, while the outside crust was nicely crisp (it got a little too black to be honest, but didn`t taste burnt), the middle section was still a bit soggy. Not sure if it was because I used Daiya in place of regular cheese in the crust and broiled on top?

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    Crissy Hall — March 22, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    I tried this recipe and followed it exactly. It was not done, it took longer to cook. It was very oily and salt, Im guessing because of the cheese. I tried to add more cauliflower to the leftover mix but it didnt turn out the best. I will still try to adjust the recipe. Thank you for the healthy recipe though!

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

      Hi Crissy, sorry that you had problems. Perhaps the sodium content of the cheese you used was just really high? I’ve never experienced it being too oily or salty before, so I’m not sure…

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    Shawna Rollins — March 23, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Found this on Pinterest!
    Have TWO, count them, TWO of these yummy things on my stove. CANNOT wait to add the toppings and eat them!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    mk0397 — March 24, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    Made this for lunch today. It was absolutely delicious. My husband could not guess what it was made of and really liked it. I put onions, mushrooms and green peppers on it. Really, really yummy!! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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    Laura — March 24, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    I just tried this tonight and it was awesome! I put mushrooms, spinach and pepperoni on it. Yum. Thanks.

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    Rebecca — March 24, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    Made it. Had it. Loved it. My 5 year old gobbled it up!

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    Mason — March 25, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    Tried to make this recipe and the cauliflower caught on fire in the microwave… We ended up ordering pizza which turned out to be a much safer option.

    • Beth replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

      Wow. Haven’t heard that result from anyone. Maybe you have an extra powerful microwave?? I do know that some people have found they don’t need to cook it as long as originally suggested, so I’ve noted that in the recipe.

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    Oh No You Di-int! « N + C — March 25, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

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    Robert — March 26, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    What about using dehydrated cauliflower ground into a powder (flower) mixed with a bit of cornmeal, with some of the riced cauliflower as liquid, and some xanthan gum as a binder. Do you think that might give it a more conventional appearance/texture/flavor? I’d give it s shot myself, but wanted a professional opinion on the probable outcome before I did.

    • Beth replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

      Unfortunately I don’t consider myself a professional, so I wouldn’t be able to tell you! If someone does try it and it works, please report back!

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    Robert — March 26, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Just found this for folks looking for alternatives to diary cheese

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    Jenny Torey — March 27, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    Wow, just stumbled upon this, awesome site.

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    Jamie — March 27, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!! Just made this last night for dinner. And get this: my husband made it. I had the recipe out, went out to play with the kids and came back to see him ‘ricing’ the cauli! (woo hoo!) We’ve been trying to go gluten-free as much as possible. So this was great. My whole fam. loved it! Thanks a billion! =)

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    Allison — March 27, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Hi I found you on Pinterest. I started making this but in the ingredients ask for 1 cup Cauliflower then further down it says 3 Cups which is it ? :)

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

      Hi Allison-
      If you’ll note, to make one crust, you’ll need 1 cup of “riced” cauliflower. Where you are reading the 3 cups is in the instructions for making the “riced” cauliflower. One head of cauliflower should yield 3 cups.

      As written above: “One large head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately, or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.”

      So you use 1 cup of the riced cauliflower to make one crust. You can save the other 2 cups of riced cauliflower for later use, or you can go ahead and make 2 more crusts- it’s up to you!

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    Frugal Portland — March 27, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    I just bought a giant muffin tin at Goodwill specifically for this recipe. Going to make “party pizzas” over the weekend. Excited! Thanks!

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

      I would definitely suggest using parchment paper inside those muffin cups just to be safe…wouldn’t want them to stick. I’ve never tried it in a tin like that, so let me know how it turns out!

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    Nutribuff — March 27, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    I think you will be able to have a more stable crust if you cook it first for about 10 minutes at 350. And, then put the toppings on. That’s what I have to do when I make apple pizza. Otherwise the regular sweet pizza crust will be soggy in the middle to. Anyway, you could try baking the crust first.

    • Beth replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

      Hi Nutribuff- the instructions do call for baking the crust first before adding the toppings…

      “Transfer to the cookie sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a 9″ round. Optional: Brush olive oil over top of mixture to help with browning.

      Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

      Remove from oven. To the crust, add sauce, toppings and cheese. Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes).”

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    Voula — March 27, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Tried this tonight and just loooooved it!!
    I lost 50 pounds after having my baby and am trying to lose about 20 more and items like this are such a delicious and healthy treat!!

    Thank you,


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    Carol Jones — March 27, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    Hi Beth,
    You asked if I cooked only 1 cup of rice for the 8 minutes and yes, that was the problem! I read the ingredients portion of the recipe and the 1 cup riced cauliflower stuck in my mind …. I didn’t clue in that in the directions you’re actually cooking the entire cauliflower head – 3 cups – for the 8 minutes. So that’s what the problem was. :-) I’ve made this four times already and just love it! In fact, I prefer it to the dough pizza. Thanks again for posting this recipe.

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    Katie Jones — March 27, 2012 @ 11:32 pm


    I just made this recipe tonight and followed it exactly. It was really tasty but my crust came out way too soft, it was more like a lasagna after i tried to cut it.

    I cooked it for 15 minutes then added my toppings and cheese and another 5 minutes.

    I don’t know what happened, any suggestions?


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    Alyssa Echols — March 28, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Is there any way to make this without the cheese in the crust? Does the cheese help hold everything together?

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    Blair — March 28, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    I just saw a suggestion to cut the fat quite a bit–use 1% cottage cheese in place of the mozzarella (drain the water from the cottage cheese first). Takes the fat down to 8 grams for the entire thing…and only 277 calories! I’ll let you know how it goes….making it for dinner :)

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    Jess — March 28, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    Loved it! Mine somehow burnt a little on the bottom. And next time I may use less cheese, but overall the crust held up nicely and it tasted great! :) I made mine with tomato and spinach with mozz and parm!

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    Frugal Portland — March 28, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    Hey — made these in the muffin tins and they turned out GREAT!

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    Christine — March 29, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    I made this for the first time tonight. If I can figure out a way to make the crust a little less soft I will be making it again. That was the only complaint that I received from my daughters. If you have any suggestions I would appreciate them.


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    Becky Fletcher — March 30, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    I saw this yesterday and had to make it. I used frozen cauliflower (had to cook in a couple of minutes to soften it up) then used my chopper and gave it a couple of whacks until it looked like rice. Cooked it in the microwave for 5 minutes then added the eggs and spices. (I actually doubled the recipe) It fit perfectly on my pizza pan. I added thin slices of pepperoni, zucchini, squash and purple onions. I should have used my cilantro, but didn’t think about it until it was too late. I didn’t have room for my mushrooms or black olives, I’ll have to try that next time. My husband and I both loved it. Oh, I used spaghetti sauce with onions and mushrooms with a little sweet & low for the pizza sauce. It looked beautiful and tasted great. Thanks so much for the recipe!!!

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    sarah — March 30, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    I’m thinking of trying this crust for quiche too!

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    pris — March 30, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    hey!! i was so excited with this recipe! I try it twice.. the first time i forgot the baking spray! ok.. you can guess now the result.. the second time i use it and the result was the same!! this thing is delicious but you can not remove the pizza from the cookie sheet! i used wax paper plus baking non stick spray..

    HELP PLEASE!!! i really want to cook it again!

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    Danielle — March 31, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I love, love, love this recipe! Even my kids and neighbor kids loved it! I have used purple, green and orange cauliflower just for fun. I did add 1 tablespoon of panko bread crumbs and about a table spoon or two of parmesan just to crisp up the crust enough for my 3 year old to pick it up like real pizza. I make it all of the time! Thanks!!

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    Michelle — April 2, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    I love this recipe! I add about a tablespoon of flax-seed to the crust (I realize that this is a carb but it also adds some fiber to the mix which is never a bad thing). I made this recipe last week for the girls and we all loved it. I used an organic pizza sauce, goat cheese, portabella mushrooms, and asparagus. It was truly amazing!

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    Jamie — April 2, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Made this last night for dinner. Good thing one head of cauliflower makes 3C cooked, as I wasted a cup trying to get the crust perfected. NOTE: Wax paper will not work in place of greased pan or parchment – the crust will stick to it like glue!

    Ok, 2nd try cooking it directly on a pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray and it turned out great. Still a little soft in the center, but not soggy. I topped mine with mushrooms, broccoli, artichoke hearts and olives over a marinara sauce and low-fat mozzarella cheese.

    The next time I make this, I am going to make smaller personal size pizzas in hopes of getting the entire crust crispier. Thank you for a great recipe – my husband & I both loved it!

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    Katy C. — April 2, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    Just made this tonight & looooved it! My hubby who is not the type to eat this liked it a lot too. I am the dummy who left out the mozz cheese. Fortunately it still turned out great & less cals. Thanks for sharing!

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    Zenzi — April 3, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Finally made this, and I love it! My only challenge was that the crust came out soggy – had to eat it with a fork! Any suggestions?

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    mazgaoten — April 3, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    just made this, it was so good.
    i was able to pick my pieces up, no issues, i doubled the cauliflower as some commenters noted, since it shrunk pretty good in the microwave.
    i also used monteray jack cheese instead of mozza since that’s what i had

    was awesome.

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    Miachel with Spiced Curiosity — April 4, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    Ooh how cool!

    Will def have to try this for my health food blog. :)

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    Roger — April 4, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    I was a big eater until starting a sensable diet butI missed pizza. My wife found this website and made the pizza. I was not so sure I would like it. OMG it is wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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    Mel @ Trailing After God — April 4, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    I cannot wait to try this. As a diabetic, this I need to try! I’m tired of watching others eat pizza :)

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    Brittany Allan — April 4, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    I made it but It was un cuttable. it turned into Cauliflower Lasagna How do you get it to hold the shap

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    Cheryl Myklebust — April 4, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    Could I have your pizza sauce recipe please? Thanks

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    Jessie — April 4, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    I made this for my husband and myself this evening (found your site on pinterest) and he LOVED it. I too did not tell him what was in the crust until he ate it and he was just disappointed there was not more. I made it into a meat lovers but used turkey pepperoni, sweet ham (thick), and sausage. Thank you for the great meal with not as much calories!

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    Nancy — April 5, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    My daughter is trying not to eat meat…She saw this recipe and tried it. She called me and said she will never eat pizza with regular crust again. She LOVED IT!!!

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    Kelly — April 7, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    I couldn’t wait to try this recipe but have to admit that I was a little nervous it wouldn’t taste as good as regular pizza. We made it last night and I still can’t believe how amazing it was!! Not only did it taste as good, even better than regular pizza, you didn’t feel so heavy/greasy after eating as well. I cannot wait to make this again :)

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    alexandra — April 7, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    I was so excited to find this recipe as well. My mom and I try to eat as little dairy as possible so we put vegan cheese in it as a substitute for the cheese in the crust and on top of the pizza as well.
    For some reason, the crust did not get hard and we ended up having to eat the pizza with a fork.
    Do you think it was because of the vegan cheese or what?
    The pizza was still fantastic, although i won’t put garlic salt in it next time because it was way to salty, but i would love if someone knew the answer as to why our crust was still soggy after cooking it.
    Thanks for the recipe though and you’re site is great!

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    Valerie Campbell — April 7, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    Found this on pinterest. Tried it tonight. Loved it and my husband also asked for more! you go. reduced the cheese on top because of cheese in crust and omitted orageno.

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    dawn — April 9, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    can this crust be made without the mozzarella? I don’t care for cheese but I eat pizza all the time without cheese, I just use fresh toppings

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    stephanie — April 9, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    I love this pizza!!!! I used veggie cheese instead of mozzarella and it turned out aewsome!! thanks fot this recipe!

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    Sofie Grossman — April 9, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    I finally tried this tonight, something I could eat during passover! I burnt the crust a little bit (probably just need to get used to my oven) and it was soft in the middle but it tasted seriously delicious!!! Just used cheese and caramelized onions…and I can’t wait to make it again and tell my mom about it! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Ama — April 9, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    Thank u soooo much for posting this!!! U are really a lifesaver!!! I have so many food allergies and insulin resistance so I am on the low carb diet. Before seeing this I thought I would never have pizza again. Thanks again for posting! :)

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    Elizabeth — April 10, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    I made this recipe last night! It tasted AMAZING! However the 75% of the crust was soggy even before I put the toppings on. Did you notice that? I tried letting it cool to see if it would set and it never really did. Im not looking for a crispy crust but I figured it would at least set — and I followed the directions to a T. I made a second on and flipped it over and browned the other side to see if that would help and not so much. Any suggestions??

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    Jackie — April 11, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Wonder if you use a pizza stone if the middle wouldn’t be soggy? Have you tried that or heard of anyone who has? I can’t wait to try this recipe. Found it on Pinterest and now following your blog! Thanks for the great recipes! :)

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    Jackie — April 11, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Or maybe even cook it on the stove like an omelet (and flip) and then put the toppings on?

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    Judi Stevenson — April 12, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    I’ve made your original recipe a couple of times and loved it, but got to thinking…..veggies are best for us when they are raw, so I tried the recipe without microwaving the cauliflower. Couldn’t tell a bit of difference!! (It may have stuck to the pan a little more but parchment paper fixed that.) Thank you so much for make pizza a little less guilt-inducing!

    • Beth replied: — April 12th, 2012 @ 8:11 am

      Hi Judi, I actually just bought a head of cauliflower and was planning to test out the raw idea myself this week! Glad to know it worked. I’ll be updating this post soon with lots of new suggestions and tips that I’ve gotten from readers along the way!

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    Nlm4 — April 12, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    I have been on a low carb diet since last July and found the cauliflower pizza crust recipe just googling it after i had heard about it. I didn’t read ALL the posts here but one of the last ones was from last year and said they couldn’t have mozzarella cheese..you suggested provolone or monterey jack which sounds good. But one of the recipes i also found online used cream cheese and it’s excellent also!

    • Nlm4 replied: — April 12th, 2012 @ 11:19 am

      I also make my pizzas on a cookie sheet using the parchment paper so doubling it works great when we want to have leftovers for another night of pizza!

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    ann — April 12, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    I love cheese… but woah there was way too much. And for those who are on “carb-free diets”…. the amount of cheese you’re eating in the crust alone is not health friendly….. I cut the cheese in half the 2nd time around and patted the crust real thin. Works exactly the same!

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    Caroline — April 13, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    Hi Beth,

    Congrats on the new baby! I know you’re really busy these days, but can you add me to the list of people who would love to have your pizza sauce recipe?

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    Pris — April 13, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    pris — March 30, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    hey!! i was so excited with this recipe! I try it twice.. the first time i forgot the baking spray! ok.. you can guess now the result.. the second time i use it and the result was the same!! this thing is delicious but you can not remove the pizza from the cookie sheet! i used wax paper plus baking non stick spray..

    HELP PLEASE!!! i really want to cook it again!

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    Monica — April 13, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    I just made this. I used spinach and mushroom as topping. It was so good. There are already requests for it tomorrow evening.

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    Chrystal — April 14, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! We recently cut out grains and have been missing pizza. This WAY exceeded our expectations! Our 4 year old was totally fooled and had no idea it was cauliflower. Now THAT’S the true test.

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    Lisa — April 14, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Good LORD this is tasty. I just tried it for the first time tonight and it is DEFINITELY going to become a repeat offender in my house! Thanks :)

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    Katie — April 15, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    Made this tonight!! Amazing flavor, but my center stuck to my pan therefore had to be eaten with fork. Not enough cooking spray? Or I soread it too thin perhaps?? Any thoughts??

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    ruby — April 15, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    This recipe looked really good and very healthy too! i just finished making [and eating it lol] and i don’t know if I’m doing something wrong, but the crust was a little burnt around the edges and soggy in the middle. I could also definitely taste the cauliflower. Would love any suggestions on how to fix this. Thanks!

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    Lizette Hurst — April 16, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    This was really good only made it with cheese for the first time. I will make it again. everyone loved it even family members that I thought would not. Taking it to a meeting tonight and was wondering on a calorie break down. I guess I will try to do it on my own. Oh I used parchmentment paper. Very easy to remove.

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    carolyn DiCarlo — April 16, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    thank you so much tried this tonight came out Great, Husband Loved it and ask why I never made it before, thanks !!!!! was awesome,

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    Rachel — April 16, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    Thanks for this great recipe! I made it tonight and we all loved it! Even my 4 year old! :)

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    John D — April 18, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    I just made this pizza crust and it is so so good!
    I have a question though, my crust wasnt very firm it was pretty soft. How could I make it a bit firmer?
    Also, in the directions you say mix 1 cup of cauliflower, egs and mozza.
    is that one cup of each, or 1 cup combined?

    Thanks Beth,
    John D

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    Alyssa — April 18, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    For those wondering the caloric breakdown, here is what I came up with –

    I followed the recipe, but instead of making one big pizza, I made 3 smaller ones.

    1 cup cauliflower (raw, chopped) – 40 calories
    1 cup Kraft fat-free cheddar cheese (45 calories for 1/4 cup, so 180 total)
    1 Egg – 70 calories
    1/4 cup plain tomato sauce – 15 calories
    17 slices of turkey pepperoni – 70 calories
    Various veggies (I do not usually count veggies in a calorie count, especially in these small quantities :)

    I did not add additional cheese on top of the pizzas…and divided the sauce/pepperoni between all 3 pizzas.

    So, if you wanted to eat all 3 at once, you would be looking at around 375 calories from what I can figure…or, around 125 calories each.

    I think this is correct??? If it is, then fantastic :)

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    FATM — April 21, 2012 @ 12:33 pm


    1. I grated the cauliflower RAW on the cheese grater. Grated fine and was not hot on my hands. I think steamed cauliflower wouldn’t be stiff enough to grate.

    2. Then, I put it on a non-stick pan and simmered it on low, stirring occasionally until it started to stick and brown a bit.

    3. Dumped it in a bowl with a beaten egg and stirred it up. It was mush, a perfect dough consistency.

    >> I prefer it this way because I’m not a fan of microwaves. Cooking this way took way less than 8 minutes, too.

    I used olive oil on the cookie sheet but the edges of the pizza stuck to the pan a little. It wasn’t a disaster; I just slid the spatula repeatedly around the edges in a poking manner. The center wasn’t stuck and I ended up with a nice, circular in-tact pizza.

    >> But, I guess olive oil isn’t very good for non-stick, huh?

    I’m just going to just fry up the riced cauliflower as I did above, but instead of baking it after, I’m going to dump the dough back into a frying pan greased with coconut oil or butter and just cook it like I would make pancakes. Then, I’m going to use this as bread to make sandwiches or whatever. It’s very bready and is a perfect low-carb alternative.

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    Pam — April 22, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    My boyfriend and I are vegetarian. I made this recipe last night. It was easy to make and looked delicious. I cut back a little on the amount of cheese in the crust and found that 3 minutes in the microwave was plenty to cook the riced cauliflower. If I didn’t know the crust was made with cauliflower I wouldn’t have known, no cauliflower taste. . We both enjoyed it. This is a recipe that I will make again and again.

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    Caryn Crasnick-Maloney — April 22, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    Made these this afternoon – big hit! I added red pepper flakes to the crust and topped one w/ olives and capers and another with ham and cheese. My husband loved them both. My best friend is on a gluten-free diet – I can’t wait to make one for her!

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    Jenn — April 22, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    we made this tonight – hooooooooly amazing! no variations, just straight as the recipe says and it was so delicious! thanks so much :)

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    Randa — April 23, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Hi Beth,
    Thanks so much for popularizing this recipe. :) Hubby and I are also limiting our processed foods (and grains in general), so this is perfect for us. We’ve made it numerous times over the past few months. I use the steamer method for the cauliflower, and it works (as you said), I just need to be careful to keep the water level low so the cauliflower doesn’t touch it and get soggy.

    For the person who asked about an egg substitute, I read this article which looked interesting: http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/glutenfreecookingbasics/p/chiaseedsflour.htm
    (haven’t tried it myself since we love eggs).

    Thanks again!

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    Randa — April 23, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Oh, I should note that I actually rice the cauliflower in a processor before steaming it, and we have liked the texture that way (for anyone who is curious about the steaming method.)

    Of course, it is personal preference, too. :)

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    Liz — April 24, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    We tried this tonight…The flavor was very good, but I have to wonder if I did something wrong…is it supposed to come out crispy and relatively firm? Ours was quite “mooshy” and loose and hard to get off the sheet in one piece. I don’t have a microwave so I did the steaming version…should I make the dough thinner? Was it overcooked? I just need some helpful hints please :)

    Otherwise, it was delicious!!!

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    Randa — April 24, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    I’ve read someone else’s suggestion just this week: they put the steamed, riced cauliflower into a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess moisture: http://stiritup.me/?p=2830

    Maybe that would help?

    The texture is not going to be comparable to dough, but I think that would cut down on the sogginess factor.

    Hope it helps!

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

      Thanks for the tip Liz!

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    Robby — April 25, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    So I made this last night! It was great – and thanks to all the tips about making the center more flat, I was able to eat with my hands no problem! One thing is that I made three batches of crust at once. One pizza and a salad can feed 2 people. I’m going to try freezing the extra ‘dough’ and see what happens. Thanks for the recipe – I’m a carnivore from New Jersey, bigtime pizza lover – I’m a believer!

    • Beth replied: — February 9th, 2015 @ 8:14 am

      Hi Robby,
      I know it has been almost 3 years (time flies!!!) since you left a comment regarding my cauliflower pizza crust recipe, but I was curious if you ever tried freezing the extra ‘dough’ as you said you were going to.

      I’ve had others ask if I have tried freezing it, and I haven’t, so just wanted to find someone that has and see what the results were.


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    Jenna — April 25, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Looks awesome! However, I eat only Paleo–no cheese allowed :( do you think the crust would turn out okay without the cheese in it? Thank you so much for your help. This sounds fantastic!

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

      Hi Jenna,
      Another commenter used was ground pine nuts (1 c to 1 c caulif) as a cheese substitute. I have no idea how it tastes, but she said it worked!

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    LaurenG — April 28, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    I haven’t tried this, but want to! If you are still checking this blog…. I’d like to know how it is/tastes the next day {assuming I would have leftovers.. Lol} Does it store well in the refrigerator and for how long? TIA! (:

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

      Hi Lauren,
      You might note that when I first tasted this recipe for the first time, it was made by a co-worker and it was leftover from the day before. I tasted good, though it wasn’t as good as when I made it myself and ate if fresh from the oven.

      I’ve never kept any more than 2 days in the fridge, so I can’t really speak to how long it will last….

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    Tristan — April 29, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    Definitely LOVED this recipe! or the general idea at least, i’m not one to actually measure my ingredients, i just use handfuls and pinches of everything haha, however i will say that because of the “soggy” factor, i actually cooked mine in a cast iron skillet, i heated the skillet in the oven while prepping everything else, with a thin coating of EVOO, and as soon as it hit the pan there was a delicious sizzle! it was still a bit “loose” in the center, but it definitely gave it that desired crispy-ness, AND best of all, it was a BIG hit with my Meat, Bread, and Potatoes Husband.

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    Brandi Wilson — April 30, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    I made this tonight, and it was a HUGE hit with the family and the husband. I love that it doesn’t even taste like cauliflower by the time you are done, and we already know we are going to make this again! I didn’t rice the cauliflower – I cut it into chunks and then mashed it and it still turned out pretty good! Thanks for the awesome idea!!!

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    Cindy — May 1, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    We are also not eating dairy, so the cheese substitute I used was ground pine nuts (1 c to 1 c caulif) – I also stuck it under the broiler for an extra bit of crispiness. This is a great dish now, that we can enjoy – dairy free! Thank you!

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

      Great tip! Thanks Cindy!

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    Aniepoc — May 3, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    I followed the instructions to the T but my crust turned out soggy and stuck to the pan. It was VERY delicious but we had to eat it with a fork off the pan rather than in slices on our own plates. Any suggestions?

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

      I’ve never had a problem with it being as soggy as yours, or with sticking, so I’m not exactly sure why it’s happening.

      Some commenters have suggested that after you steam the cauliflower, try pressing it between a couple of paper towels to really get out all of the excess moisture. Hopefully that will help.

      As for the sticking – maybe it’s just the type of pan you’re using?

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    Sangam — May 3, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    I tried this for the first time on Sunday and have already made it 3 times this week!! So delicious and healthy! I really cut back on the cheese and it still works well. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Darby Scebold — May 4, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    So wonderful! My husband and I are gluten-free so we loved this! You can’t tell it’s cauliflower at all. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    Renee Beckman — May 4, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    There is a vegan egg replacer at Whole Foods market for those of us who are vegan and don’t want the egg.

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

      Thanks so much for the tip!

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    rosanna — May 4, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    SOOO Excited to make this!! Sounds & Look SUPER Yummy!!! :D

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    andrea — May 4, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    I just found this on pinterest and made it last night… AMAZING!!! my only question is that the crust burnt in the broiler. Would you recommend making the pizza crust a little bit thicker? The inner crust did not get as “toasted” as the edges, any recommendations?

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

      I wouldn’t make the crust any thicker, as then it’s probably going to be too soft in the center. Perhaps move your top rack down a little so it’s not so close to the broiler?

      The inner crust probably still won’t get as “toasted” as the edges. You’ll notice in my blog post that I say it stays a little softer in the middle than on the outside. Hopefully one day soon I’ll have some time to experiment with reader suggestions and update this post with some new tips!

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    Jess — May 4, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    Great news! It got my husband seal of approval (he hasnt been impressed with any other recipes I’ve tried previously with cauliflower), didnt turn out great the first try but he’s willing to give it another try :) My first attempt was my fault though, my oven cooks everything fast and I shouldnt have left it in there the whole 15 mins. Cant wait to give it another go!

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    StarvingBitch — May 6, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    Oh My God! I cannot believe how delicious it is, I am currently doing South Beach and I’m in my second week of Phase 1 and I needed something that reminded me of bread and this really hit the spot. I can’t believe how delicious it is. I know it had plenty of cheese in it, so I knew that would be tasty, but I was concerned about the cauliflower. I cannot believe the taste. Wow! THANK YOU THANK YOU for saving me from diving head first into a loaf of bread. HA!

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

      Love it! So glad you enjoyed!

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    Cheryl — May 6, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

    I am going to make this tonight… would using a pizza stone be a good idea??

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

      Hi Cheryl, sorry that I’m late in responding. I’ve never used a pizza stone, but other commenters have, and they said it works. Hope it turned out well for you!

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    Tracey — May 6, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    I just made this. It looks like the pictures, but the “dough” was too wet, and spread out to more than 10″ in diameter, with about a 1/4″ thickness. I cooked it for about 18-20 mins, but even with a little oil on the pan, it’s stuck, and when I try to peel it out, it falls apart, and doesn’t feel done inside. :-(

    I’m guessing that it’s the method I prepared the cauliflower that’s to blame. I started steaming it before I re-read the directions, and so I think there was far too much moisture.

    It tasted ok, but more like wet bread crumbs than a pizza crust. I’ll have to try again, ricing the cauliflower first, then steaming it.

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

      Definitely sounds like you had too much moisture in it because you steamed it first. Not sure why you’re having problems with it sticking if you’re spraying it with non stick spray or olive oil – it may just be the pan you used?

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    Nafeesa — May 8, 2012 @ 1:45 am

    Hello Beth,

    i found you through pinterest. and i really loved the recipe when i read it. well have a question for you. you made the crust 1st n then you added the toppings later. is it possible to add the toppings together when baking the crust like a pizza? i’m new to cooking and trying out new recipes. so i am going to try it as i love vegetables. thank you so much for this delicious recipe.

    • Beth replied: — May 8th, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

      You need to bake the crust for a few minutes first so it firms up a bit. Otherwise, you’re probably going to have a really soggy pizza!

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    tc — May 8, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    Just made this and ate the WHOLE thing!!!! Sooooooooooooooo good! Totally satisfied my pizza craving but without the crazy bread bloating! I added a little almond flour and ground red pepper( for a lil kick) in the crust. My toppings were pasta sauce, sauteed onions, chives, black olives, and crispy, organic BACON! Also I used Montery jack cheese, on accident (thought I bought mozz.)….but was super tasty!!!! Thank you for this recipe!!!

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    s5 — May 13, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    this turned out fabulous! i will agree it is easier to eat w/ a fork, but it was a big hit for mother’s day and since my mother is a big pizza fan, this will be a better/more nutritious way to get some pizza in our lives. thanks!

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    Lia — May 15, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    WOW! Made this tonight, and it was absolutely perfect. I’d been dying to try it after seeing it on Pinterest, and am so glad that I did! I used 1 bag of frozen cauliflower and just barely defrosted it in the microwave, and then pulsed quickly in the food processor. I did blot the cauliflower often, as frozen vegetables tend to release more water upon cooking. Placing the “dough” on the parchment paper, and shaping it with an angled spatula gave it a nice shape and evenness. I can’t wait to try this again. My husband loved it too. Thanks for the great recipe :)

    • Beth replied: — May 18th, 2012 @ 7:46 am

      Hi Lia, glad to hear that it worked okay with frozen, as I’ve never tried it for fear of too much moisture. Sounds like if you just blot the heck out of it with paper towels, it works fine! Thanks for coming back and leaving this tip. So glad you enjoyed!

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    Michele — May 16, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    This looks awesome and fits right into my whole and clean eating lifestyle! I will have to give it a try with my roasted tomato sauce… http://wholetothecore.com/2012/02/02/eating-clean-on-the-cheap-stuffed-shells-florentine-with-roasted-tomato-sauce/

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    Debbie — May 16, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Beth, just saw this pinned. I am excited to try it. I follow low carb/gluten free eating and have made the cauliflower mashed “potaotes” and am fully satisfied with them. I want to share with you what I do with the leftovers. I add a beaten egg to the “potatoes” (about 1 – 2 cups) and fry them in a little oil. They brown and make great “potato” cakes. My mom used to make potato cakes with the leftover mashed potatoes by adding egg and cracker crumbs. I omitted the cracker crumbs and use cauliflower so it fits well with my lifestyle. It works as a way to bring back an old favorite of mine from my childhood. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Beth replied: — May 18th, 2012 @ 7:34 am

      My mom always made us potato cakes too and I LOVED them! My mother-in-law actually told me she did this same thing a few months ago, but I just haven’t gotten around to trying it myself. Sounds delish, so guess I need to get on it soon! Actually have a head of cauliflower in the fridge right now, so this may be the weekend for ‘pizza’ and ‘potato cakes’ ;-)

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    laura — May 17, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Oh my! I LOVE this! I have made it 2 ways. one following the receipe exact which is AMAZING. also without egg (using water) and cheese. my daughter (age 2) is on a grain-free, dairy free, sugar free diet. We make it ALOT. and my husband who is a little less then “healthy” even likes it. the egg/cheese work great as “glue

    • Beth replied: — May 18th, 2012 @ 7:32 am

      Hi Laura,
      Thanks so much for dropping back by and leaving a note. Interesting that you didn’t actually need the egg! So you just used cheese as the binder in that version?

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    kristin — May 18, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    ok the claims that the men love it are true. great recipe! after reading the above comments, i was so afraid that it would turn out to mush so I took some notes. I used a paper towel before the microwave and after the microwave and got out as much moisture as I could. (It took quite a few paper towels) Since I don’t have a food processor I used a cheese grater. I put just a thin layer of pizza sauce and light cheese on top along with sliced black olives. It was very cheesy and I noted that just the cheese in the crust was probably enough. Overall, It turned out great! This really resembled pizza more so than I ever thought it would. The kids ate it too and had no clue! The boyfriend was amazed, had a huge smile on his face, and wants more! one up!! thanks for the recipe :)

    • kristin replied: — May 18th, 2012 @ 7:31 am

      p.s. I didnt have any leftover cauliflower. I used one head bought at wholefoods which came out to 2 1/2 cups but after all the moisture was paper toweled out and i microwaved it, it brought it down to a perfect size for one large pizza – oh and I cut a circle in the center so that it would brown in the middle.

    • Beth replied: — May 18th, 2012 @ 7:31 am

      Hi Kristin,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read comments and follow some of the advice left! I’ve been meaning to update this post for a while now with some of these tips left by commenters, but since having a baby a few months ago and now being back to work full time, I just haven’t had the chance!

      Happy to hear that it turned out great and your guy loved it :-)

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    Jill — May 20, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    I’m obsessed with pizza. I could eat it 8 days a week… which is why I am on Weight Watchers now! HA! That’s probably been the hardest thing to give up. I’ve tried doing homemade pizzas- recently just tried it on whole wheat pita bread- which was good. But I love this idea of a cauliflower crust b/c cauliflower is 0 points on WW. My only problem is that I am allergic to eggs (sad life, eh?). Do you think the egg is a crucial ingredient? From what I know about cooking, I’d say it probably is… but I’ve got an eggless, gluten-free powder substitute I could probably try. What do you think about that, Beth? Just discovered your blog via Pinterest. Love it!

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    steph — May 21, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    can you post your pizza sauce recipe here? or under ‘recipes”??? I am trying this recipe this weekend- trying to go LOW carb. thx!

    • Beth replied: — May 22nd, 2012 @ 7:37 am

      Hi Steph, I’ll add it to the blog later, but for the immediate, here you go!

      This is what I use for an easy, quick pizza sauce.

      1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
      1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
      2 tsp dried ground oregano
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      2 tsp dried basil
      1/2 tsp white sugar
      1/2 tsp onion powder
      1 tsp ground paprika

      In a bowl, mix together tomato sauce and tomato paste until smooth. Stir in remaining seasonings.

      This makes quite a bit, so you can make several pizzas, or even freeze some of it for use later.

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    Kim — May 21, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    Does anyone have the calories/nutrition facts. I’m trying to count calories right now and this looks amazing.

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    Danielle — May 27, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    Thanks for the recipe!! I am allergic to yeast and that means that all pizza is off limits for me. I made this pizza tonight (actually eating it now) and it tastes great! I am so excited that I can actually eat pizza. I thought I would never be able to eat it again.

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    steph — May 29, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    thank you! i made it with your pizza sauce recipe! delish!!!! :)

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    Leah — May 30, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    Made this today…a little time consuming but not to bad. Tasted fabulous. Used just mozzarella cheese on the first one, but the second i added fresh parm and it was even better, My other toppings were sauteed mushrooms, 3 colors of peppers and turkey pepperoni. The ultimate was the husband and daughter liked it too. Couldn’t believe it. :) Made my day. Thanks for the receipe. Oh I also added itaian seasoning and garlic powder to the crust and sprinkled extra powered garlic on with the toppings. MMMMMMMMMM garlic!!!!

    • Leah replied: — May 30th, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

      That pic of me was 85 lbs ago, working hard to lose another 25-30

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    George — June 2, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    Hey there Beth, thanks for sharing the interesting recipe.

    I wonder if a salad spinner or a food dehydrator might work better to get the cauliflower “flour” to a drier state than wasting all the paper towels? I’m thinking of getting a fresh head of cauliflower, cutting off florets, putting them in my Ronco food dehydrator for an hour or so, then grating them up. Easier to add liquid back in than to get it out, generally…

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but am interested in doing so – love cauli mash! I’d seen a gizmo for sale awhile back that was essentially a square grid of teflon (with the “squares” being left open, for exposure to air). I wonder whether, if you could get the “dough” dry enough to not drip through the grid of this style baking sheet immediately, one might achieve an even browning of the pie’s center (along with a drier cauli-“flour”)?

    The pine nuts substitute for the cheese in the crust formula sounds delicious. Bet you could work out an AMAZING pesto pizza w/ that crust (since pesto is basil / pine nuts / etc). This is coming from a big muscular dude who likes cheese and steak and bread and all that – it’s just that veggies can be frackin’ delicious, too. And fat + salt = delicious time. Cheese provides plenty of fat, as does pine nuts… honestly though, I’d trust the quality of pine nuts over the quality of most supermarket shredded cheeses, and they’re probably not that much more expensive.

    For what it’s worth, random other veggie recommendation… I’ve been loving this recipe we’ve been doing where we slice Okra, rub it with indian spices, and just simply dry pan-roast it in a heavy bottomed pan. Ooo la la. Hot hootin’ chickadees, it’s tasty and simple as all git-out. Lil lemon dill yogurt for dippin’ or what have you, don’t forget the salt, it’s good times. Or mint-jalapeno sauce, now that’s got some goodness and character in it.

    Also if you like quality yogurt, and have never tried it, … you’ve got to try making Raita (indian cucumber-yogurt wet salad). Got to take care to skin & seed the cukes, but it is a delicious accompaniment to any meal sans sauce. My girlfriend eats buckets of it with a spoon… lol.

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    Chris — June 4, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    can I make this w/out using the cheese for the crust (dairy free)?

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    Sheila — June 4, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    Re: making it vegan

    There is an egg replacer called Ener-G, and it works very well for things like this and for regular baking. You can also make your own “eggs” by mixing ground flax seed with water, but I don’t recall the ratio. It’s on the internet though, so just Google it. :)

    Daiya makes wonderful cheese substitutes (soy-free also) that melt well and are fantastic on pizza. Have fun with it!

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    Chris — June 5, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    I made it last night for myself (full dairy) and it was wonderful!
    I’m going to make it for the mother-in-law this weekend.
    Also, going to try it dairy free for my DS. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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    JennyBakes — June 6, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    I thought this was great. I had doubled it and made one huge crust, but I think it works best in smaller circles so that the middle doesn’t get too soft (your original recipe does this better, obviously). This was far better than the almond flour recipe I had tried earlier this year!

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    Jackie — June 7, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    So delicious!! I’m doing Atkins and my fiance isn’t but he loved this recipe!! I wonder though, my crust was pretty floppy, is it supposed to get crisp like pizza crust?? Did i put it on too thick?

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    Veronica — June 7, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    I made this twice because it was a hit with the family. The second time I strained the cauli-dough! It had way too much liquid in it the first time! It was much better this way. My Twins loved it! and they are 15. My hubby calls all veggies “green death” but he loved it too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Stephanie — June 8, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    OMG! Just made this after surfing from a pin off pinterest. I was very skeptical about cauliflower as a ‘bread’ but it really does work! I too, like many, am on a special low carb diet and miss pizza like crazy!! I’ve lost 60lbs thus far and this recipe will keep me to reach my goal! Thanks so much for posting!

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    Jill — June 8, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe tonight. Will report back. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah — June 8, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Just made this! The taste was excellent!! I think next time I’ll use parchment paper cause my crust stuck a little and was a little crumbly… maybe if I doubled the crust part then it would cover my 13″ pan and cooked it longer to get it crispier? My oven is crazy sometimes. Thanks so much!! My 4 yr old daughter even enjoyed a few bites and is VERY against veggies… :)

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    Jennifer — June 11, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Any substitute for microwaving??? A microwave destroys the nutrients in the cauliflower… And I don’t use one. :(

    • Beth replied: — June 13th, 2012 @ 11:17 am

      Hi Jennifer, yes, you can steam the cauliflower using a stovetop method. That is noted at the very bottom of my post above.

      Something else to add to that note – it might be a good idea to use paper towels to blot out as much of the moisture as you can before adding the other ingredients to make the crust.

      Another tip: (I haven’t tried it myself yet, but plan to very soon) A couple of my readers used raw cauliflower and said it worked just as well!

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    Channyn — June 11, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    I just found the link through Sometimes Sweet and had to try this tonight. I followed the directions relatively closely and it turned out great! Instead of using a pizza or cookie sheet, I used a pie tin. which worked perfectly since I wanted a tiny bit of crust around the edges. The “crust” was a good texture, and broiling it at the end really seemed to help firm everything up. This is definitely going into the rotation!

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    Mike in Indiana — June 13, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    Geeeeze….A zillion comments! I couldn’t get thru them all..lol… I will give this a shot. I’ll try it on my PREHEATED @ 450 pizza stone. Maybe the preheated stone will help the sogginess issue. Thanks for sharing!! Found ya on Pinterest, or course :)

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    Julie — June 14, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    So does the center crisp up as well? Just wondering if it needs to be eaten with a fork and knife, or can it actually be cut into triangles and stand up to actual bread dough?

    Has anyone tried the pre-heated pizza stone idea yet?

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    carol ann — June 14, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Nice. will try this. I bet we could use orange cauliflower, yams, or butternut squash or some sort of combination….

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    Tracey — June 14, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    It took me a while, but I made it again, this time following the directions more closely. The cauliflower was drier when I combined it with the egg and cheese, and wouldn’t stick together in a ball very well, but it was still kind of wet. I laid it out in a 6×10 pan onto aluminum foil sprayed with olive oil. I baked it and it looked beautiful, with a slightly browned top and nicely browned edges, but it felt a little soft.

    I put on the toppings (grass fed ground beef and uncured bacon – yum!) broiled it for 2 min, then added cheese and broiled it another minute or 2 to brown the cheese. It was gorgeous, but wouldn’t lift off of the foil, and when I could get it out, it fell apart like wet bread. The taste is still delicious, and I’ve got 2 more cups of cauliflower to give it another go. Suggestions welcome!

    • Beth replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

      Hi Tracey, here are some thoughts:

      First, do NOT use foil! It sticks and will just make things a mess. If you must use something, use parchment paper or a silpat. I personally place mine directly on the pan.

      Next, use a cheesecloth to wring out the moisture or paper towels to blot every bit of excess moisture you can out of your cauliflower before mixing it with the other ingredients.

      Last thing- it sounds like you’re making it into a long rectangle, is that correct? I would suggest making it into a 9″ round. I haven’t had luck with any other shape.

      If you make it round, try making the center thinner than the outer edges. That may help to firm up the center a little bit. It’s not going to be crispy, but it should at least be firm enough that it stands up to your toppings.

      Good luck!

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    Barb — June 17, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Try leaving a hole in the centre of the pizza. The middle cooks much better that way!

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    Michele — June 18, 2012 @ 5:20 am

    Thanks for the recipe! My family loved it!

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    lolo — June 18, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    so delicious , i will try it thanx

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    Michael — June 21, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    Tried this tonight and it was amazing. Thank You Beth this could be the first step to saving my life from obesity. I love pizza and this is a wonderful replacement that give me the satisfaction of real oizza yet not the 1000’s of high carb and white flower glutens…Thank You so much….And like most of these post we to had a kid that just loved it.
    I will add this…i made it fresh and the crust was very crispy…I think I could even do this with a little less cheese on top.

    • Beth replied: — June 24th, 2012 @ 11:44 am

      So happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

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    Savannah — June 23, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    This was delish! The first time I tried to make it was a disaster… it stuck all over my cookie sheet (that had been sprayed with non-stick spray) and had to be scrubbed off and put down the food disposal. I almost threw in the towel, but I decided to try again since I already had all my topppings cooked and ready to go. The second time I used non-stick foil on top of a cookie sheet; worked like a charm and talk about easy clean-up. For sauce I used tomato paste mixed with italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and just a touch of water; I wanted it to stay nice and thick so that it wouldn’t soak into the crust and make it soggy. Kept my oven temp. turned down to 350ish and baked on the top rack as long as I could before it became too brown (not sure of exact time, but it was over 20 minutes). After adding all my toppings, I put it back in at 350 for another 5-10 minutes, and then I turned on the broiler at the very end. The crust was very firm and easy to pick up with my hands just like regular pizza! I had it piled high with toppings too! Great cold the next day also!!!! Definitely a keeper! Thanks!!!!!

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    Savannah — June 23, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Oh, and I did follow your recommendation to rice the fresh cauliflower first. My food processor made it into what looked like meal. Then I threw it in a glass bowl and microwaved it until tender, about 5 minutes, then I measured out the 1 cup cooked cauliflower needed, just as you wrote. I was shocked at how little moisture there was left in the cooked cauliflower… it seemed to steam out since the bowl was uncovered during cooking. There wasn’t even any moisture to squeeze out it; far different than if frozen cauliflower had been used!!!! Perfect!

    • Beth replied: — June 24th, 2012 @ 11:43 am

      So glad to hear it!!!

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    Ashley — June 25, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    I literally JUST made this for my boyfriend and I. He was skeptical at first and I convinced him it would be delicious….and it was!! I loved it and so did he…in fact he wants me to make it again tomorrow!! I was so impressed by this I immediately told all my friends about it. I will never order pizza again. Thank you!!!

    • Beth replied: — July 8th, 2012 @ 9:01 am

      Glad you made him a believer Ashley!

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    Naquita — June 25, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    Ok well that was delicious

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    katrina flaws — June 26, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I want to try this but im getting ready to go on a detox. My question was has anyone substituted the egg and cheese with some nutritional yeast and a different binding agent? Would be interested to see if there is a vegan variation!

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    Carla — June 26, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    This was wonderful. I used a baking stone and did not have any issues with the middle of the crust getting done. With the baking stone you do not need to use any non stick spray, it comes right off the baking stone.

    • Beth replied: — July 8th, 2012 @ 9:01 am

      Thanks for the tip Carla! I don’t have a pizza stone, but I’ll add this tip to my recipe for others to use!

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    Dina — June 29, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Thanks for this recipe I am going to try it for my mom who was recently diagnosed with Pancreatitis and can have no gluten among other stuff, pizza is something she misses!

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    Sally — June 30, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    This recipe looks amazing, so as the picture. What toppings have you used?

    • Beth replied: — July 8th, 2012 @ 9:00 am

      Hi Sally, I’ve used all sorts of things…it really just depends on what I have in the fridge at the time, and/or what’s in season. All sorts of veggies: mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, black olives, zucchini, squash, onions. All sorts of meats: ground beef, ham, sausage, pepperoni, chicken. You can use basically anything you like!

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    Pam Brown — June 30, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Wheat does a number on me and I try not to eat it, but I cave in for pizza. Bless you for this alternative! I’ve pinned it to my Pinterest “Gettin’ Fit” board.

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    Kayln — July 2, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    I have milk, egg and wheat allergies. This looks amazing and would be a great alternative to gluten free flour. Any recommendations on how to replace the cheese??

    • Beth replied: — July 8th, 2012 @ 8:57 am

      Perhaps you could use a vegan cheese or soy cheese? Can you use egg beaters in place of real eggs, or are you allergic to that too?

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    Stacey from WV — July 3, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    I don’t usually post comments on blogs, but I had to this time. I’ve tried a similar recipe in the past for cauliflower pizza crust. It was ok, but it didn’t fool me into thinking I was eating a real pizza. It was soft and kinda mushy and could only be eaten with a fork. I read over this recipe (found via Pinterest) yesterday and noticed that how you cooked the cauliflower prior to making it into the crust was different. So I gave it a whirl last night. I changed it up a little, adding fresh oregeno and basil, and I baked the crust on a preheated pizza stone. After mixing it all up I put the mix on a peice of parchment paper on my pizza peel, shaped it, then put the crust and paper on the hot stone in the oven for 15 minutes. Took it out, topped it, then put it back in the oven for 5 minutes. (I did not broil because I was nervous about it being too hot for the paper.)

    Wow. WOW. So much better! Amazing! The crust was actually like a crust and I could almost pick it up and eat it (and I think the only reason I couldn’t was becuase I had so many yummie topping on top!). It had a slight crunch to it, yet it was soft and chewy. I loved it! I’m going to make it again this weekend for my fiance to try – I bet he’ll love it too! Thanks for sharing this great recipe and I’m so glad I found it!

    • Beth replied: — July 8th, 2012 @ 8:56 am

      Thanks Stacey!! So glad you enjoyed!

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    Tiffany — July 6, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    This was absolutely delicious. I had no issues with soggy crust at all. I used turkey pepperoni so the next time I think I won’t use the garlic salt. But other than that it was perfection! I am literally in shock over how good it is. And I am excited to try it with other toppings.

    • Beth replied: — July 8th, 2012 @ 8:55 am

      Thanks for coming back and letting me know Tiffany! Glad you enjoyed :-)

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    Gail — July 7, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    I can’t eat may carbs and I’ve used cauliflower in place of potatoes or rice so this looks awesome. I am allergic to tomatoes. Could I do this without sauce? Or, do you have other suggestions? Thanks!! – Gail

    • Beth replied: — July 8th, 2012 @ 8:55 am

      Hi Gail~ Yes, I definitely think you could leave off the sauce. I love “white pizza”, with an olive oil or pesto base. Pesto topped with some veggies would be wonderful!

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    Kelly — July 7, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

    I can’t have egg yolks. Do you think it would stay together with 2 egg whites as the emulsifier?

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    Danielle — July 9, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    can you tell me about how many carbs one pizza has? my father is diabetic and has to count carbs. Thank you :)

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    Chris — July 11, 2012 @ 2:40 pm


    Thank you for your passion to cook! I was excited to try your recipe for Cauliflower Crust Pizza. I am always looking for low carb alternatives. I do not eat dairy, so I skipped the cheese in this recipe. I also used one egg white instead of the whole egg. The “crust” came out soft. I’ve made it 3 times trying different baking times and the crust is still not firm. Is this normal, or do you think it is due to not including cheese that is holding it firm? Thanks for your feedback!


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    Kitty king — July 11, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    If you squeeze all the water out of the cauliflower after you microwave it, you can actually pick it up and eat it. Put it in a dish towel and squeeze.

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    michael leiker — July 12, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    that is awesome….kinda reminds me of the crushed pecans and butter i use for my riccotta cheese cake crust….love these alternatives to flour!!!
    and be blessed

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    KTB — July 15, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    Just made was lovely. I don’t have a microwave, so steamed, however rather than steam then grate, I grated first. Cooked on a pizza tray with holes in on baking paper and came out fine, firm in middle. Lovely, will def be making again :-)

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    Kayla — July 15, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    So I gave this recipie a whirl…..super cool. I followed the intructions for preperation, however I did make a few changes. I did not use any cooking spray but instead used the bottom plate of a spring pan (the removable portion of the pan for cheese cakes and the like, as I could not find my pizza stone) and placed a circle cut out of parchment paper over the pan. I found this worked great and didn’t stick at all, it slid right off, for thoes of you who have had issues with sticking and having to scrape the crust off the pan. I also had this plate pre-heated in the oven ( like a pizza stone) while I molded the crust on the parchment. I noticed while baking the middle portion started rising in an air bubble way. Just pricked a few holes and continued baking. Low and behold I didn’t get any “crispy” parts but the whole crust was what I would consider firm. Spongy I guess would be the right term here. Used a thick tomato sauce and lots of toppings. Didn’t need a fork as it was small and firm enough to manage holding it like a typical piece of pizza. Something that was a little odd to me was that I’d read plenty of comments prior about the cauliflower once it was “riced” and how they lost a lot of volume. Well, dont know if I just had a crazy big one or a weird one in general but I bought 1 head and after riced got about 6-7 cups then once I microwaved it still had 6 cups (not the mentioned 3 cups). So not much of a decrease. So now I’ve got lots left over. Not sure, as due to the overall size, if I should have cooked longer. I didn’t think it would even come together as a crust. While I was forming it on the parchment it was still prettly crumbly but it came together great. Had my family try it… I don’t think they wern’t big on it. “different” was a word thrown around a lot so I think given the option they still prefer flour crust but I think its great and I feel ten times better eating it.

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    Melissa — July 16, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    Just made this tonight and my husband (who doesnt eat veggies well. Neither do i for that matter) and I both loved it! Was wondering if I could make several crusts ahead of time and freeze them? Pull them out the morning before making pizzas for dinner?

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    No Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza – The Verdict | El Brooklyn Taco — July 23, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

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    Julie Thorup — July 28, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! I love to make homemade pizza but I’m kinda lazy so I used to only use frozen bread dough from the store. It worked well and was yummy, but the thing is, I’m really trying to eat less processed food and the thought of all that white flour and who knows what else in the dough made me stop making pizza for a while. I tried a few other carb free alternatives to pizza (not because of the carbs, but because of the processed thing) which were all OKAY but nothing that I really thought I’d want to do on a regular basis. I made this tonight and it was awesome! I am so happy that I found a way to make pizza that is healthier tastier and easier than my old frozen dough method. Plus cauliflower is one veggie that I’ve never really warmed up to (raw or steamed.) I’d eat it for the health benefits but not with pleasure. So it’s awesome to know I have a great way to prepare it now that I can really enjoy! Yay! You rock!

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    Janie — July 30, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    I made this pizza tonight and it completely shocked me. I was not expecting it to taste sooo good. My seventeen year old daughter helped me cook, we like cooking new reciepes togeter, she loved it. We will definetly be making this again, like this weekend.

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    40 Bizarre Pizzas to Try | The HostelBookers Blog — August 1, 2012 @ 10:25 am

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    make pizza recipes — August 5, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    Howdy! This post couldn’t be written much better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I will send this information to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Stephanie — August 6, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    Made this tonight and it turned out great! Since there were so many comments about it being soggy in the middle, I changed it a bit and made 2 individual size pizzas instead of 1 larger one and the crust was crispy all the way through – could pick it up and eat it, no problem! Thanks so much for sharing, I will definitely be making this again soon!

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza | Buttercream & Bacon — August 7, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

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    hillary — August 7, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    i HATE cauliflower but wanted to try this– sooooo good! my only complaint was it stuck the baking sheet a little and i sprayed it. my 3 year old loved it too. next time i will use daiya cheese as I try to eat vegan when I can… will also try using egg replacer and maybe popping some flax seed to stffin it a little :) :) thank you!!

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    {Healthy} Comfort Foods | everything in between — August 8, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

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    Linda — August 9, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Very good and easy a must try. I used my own pizza sauce. Thank you for sharing!

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    dawn reyes — August 10, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    I am blown away! Amazing recipe. I just made two pizzas and the family LOVED them! My mind is racing with all the variations you can make with this recipe. (: Thanks for sharing. Quick question: Instead of storing leftover cauliflower in the fridge, can you freeze it in individual portioned freezer bags?

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    A'Leah — August 10, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Love this! A friend shared it with me and I have shared it with numerous people since, including my blog http://www.achictwist.blogspot.com. Thanks!

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    JennyBakes — August 11, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Hi there! I wanted to recommend trying this the way I made it last night, with 3/4 cup shredded smoked cheddar (I used Tillamook) and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella. It added a lot of flavor!

    I always make 4 mini pizzas because we like it as thin as possible, then turn down the oven to 350, baking the toppings on for 10 minutes. This has given me a better result than broiling.

    I crave pizza more than anything; this recipe has been a lifesaver!

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    Nicole Griffiths — August 11, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I just stumbled upon this on pinterest. I’m gluten sensitive but love pizza. I usually use pitas instead of dough since its way less carbs to trigger a reaction. But I was sooo excited when I saw this. Made it in 20 minutes (my boyfriend was amazed how quick and easy it was) and I’m not sure if anyone’s mentioned in the huuuge list of comments above, but I didn’t microwave the cauliflower. Just blended the florets till they were like couscous. then mixed with mozza cheese and the spices and crushed garlic. No cooking till it hit the oven. And I did 20 minutes instead of 15. I doubled the recipe exactly and did NOT use olive oil to brown it and my crust came out immaculate! You could pick it up like normal pizza. It was like eating thin crust pizza (without the carb hangover after!!) Thank you soooo much! Definitely a new number one favorite!! :)

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    Shanna Meade — August 12, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    Also found you on Pinterest =) We made this tonight and we all loved it! I have a 4year old and a one year old and they both LOVED it! I gave my one year old 3 plate fulls and I had to stop her from eating a 4th lol. Definitely husband approved here! I will be making this a lot. Have you ever tried baking the crust then layering it like lasagna with spaghetti sauce?! Mine came out a little soggy due to trying to make dbl. and it tasted so much like lasagna…. I’ll be experimenting with it through the week. Thank you for posting!!!!

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    Samantha — August 14, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    Made this last night (found you on pinterest)! I didn’t realize that we would end up with so much cauliflower, should have read the whole recipe. So we tripled the crust to make a large pizza. Turned out amazing. We loaded it up with fresh tomato sauce from the garden, and tons of sauteed veggies from the garden and some chicken and cheese. It satisfied the pizza craving.

    I seared the leftovers in a skillet for lunch today, and it was just as good as last night. I froze two pieces to see how they reheat. I will let you know how those turn out. It would be great to freeze them for a quick meal.

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    Gluten Free Pizza Crust « Fat Bitches Rule — August 18, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

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    Cauliflower Pizza Crust | erikalal — August 22, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

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    Karl — August 22, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    Incredible! I love this pizza. I’ve made it 5 times since finding your recipe. I eat the whole pizza guilt free!

    Thanks sooooo much for sharing this!


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    Nicki Waycaster — August 25, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    I just made this crust and it was fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe.

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    judith — August 26, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Hello, Read all the post to make the pizza crust and as of today it was the best ever, I am doing a resistant carb diet and my partner he is on a carb free diet. I am a chef and read all of the ideas, I am sold. Glad to have new foods that work for the both of us. For me added protiens with quinoa as a topping and roasted red peppers, turkey sausage was wonerful and look forward in using this in my weekly menu selections.

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    Mallory — August 27, 2012 @ 1:45 am

    I would just like to say this is an UNBELIEVABLE recipe. Much like you said it certainly does not taste exactly like pizza, but the flavor it DOES have is a completely awesome replacement for someone like me who is on a gluten free, dairy free/ low carb diet. I used Daiya cheese in place of the mozzarella (still phenomenal) This is so decadent, and delicious. I am in the middle of a sugar cleanse, and I have been having HORRIBLE cravings for carbs. I went to a birthday party today and had to sit there and say no to delish REAL pizza and ice cream cake and I was just antsy and feeling horrible ever since then because of cravings. Making this was a lifesaver. I altered it by doing a vegan pesto sauce instead of red sauce, and daiya cheese intstead of real cheese, but nevertheless I was stunned at how good this turned out. Kudos to this fabulous recipe

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    Francesca — August 27, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    Saw this on pinterest and lead me to your blog! This was DELICIOUS. At first, I was skeptical, but it turned out great and I will definitely be making more of this. Without the dough, I didn’t feel so bad covering my pizza with cheese and prosciutto :)
    Here’s the result
    Thanks again for the recipe! Will be back to read for more ideas!

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    […] Post navigation ← Counting Calories? Doughless Pizza Posted on by Kristy Frovich If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tonight I made this yummy pizza for us. Since we try to stay away from grains this was a great alternative. Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe courtesy of Eat, Drink, Smile. […]

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    Sharleen — August 30, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    OMGness!!!! Woo hoo…a girlfriend of mine told me about cauliflower pizza crust.. So I googled and came across your recipe!!! Easy…uncomplicated…out of this world. It was soooo good. I scarfed 1/2 the pizza down in a matter of minutes. I can’t believe I waited so long to try. Funny thing is I don’t even LIKE cauliflower!!! I’m a Weight Watchers girl….& this totally fits into my eating plan. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!! From one happy girl ;-)

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    Christine Walsh — September 1, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    This looks really delicious for when I’m craving pizza on a low carb diet. I have a pizza pan that is perforated on the bottom and will probably help with making the crust crispy! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Heather Folgert — September 2, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    I just tried this crust! Loved it! I doubled the batch right away for a larger pizza. Topped it with Four Cheese spaghetti sauce, chicken breast strips, kale, and topped with mozzarella. Made 8 servings at 140 calories each! Thanks for posting this.

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    Janine Cate Boone — September 11, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    Just made this for my son, LOVED IT!!! I had steamed cauliflower and it worked great. Thank You!

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    Makayla Neumann — September 11, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    I just tried this pizza tonight, it is AMAZING. It was nice to eat pizza without feeling bloated afterwards from all that crust. Great recipe:) Thanks!

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    DeAnna Kennedy — September 17, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Loved your cauliflower pizza recipe….great idea!!

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    Lady Bren — September 18, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    I saw a similar recipe on another site and it didn’t turn out right. After reading yours I may know why.
    The one I followed didn’t have you cook the cauliflower. while it tasted great it wasn’t a “crust” and had to eat it with fork and knife.
    I still have some cauliflower left so will try once again following your recipe

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    Kristi B — September 18, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    I just made this for lunch. Easy recipe to follow and turned out wonderful!! I loved that I could go back for another slice and not feel guilty!! Thank you for this recipe, will def use again!!

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    Georgia — September 20, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    Can cheddar cheese be used in the crust instead of mozzarella?
    Or maybe something else?
    Cant get mozzarella in my little local shop.

    • Beth replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

      I don’t see any reason that you can’t use cheddar cheese… let me know how it turns out!

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    Adrianna — September 21, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    Beth, I tried your pizza today. I followed everthing you said, Except pre cook it. I didn’t see the need to but I did add a teaspoon of garlic oil to the mix. Put it straight into the oven raw and voila, it was the best pizza ever. I am a gluten freak, but this reminds me of new york thin pizza. A sturdy crust all the way around and inside the middle as well. It is gonna be my only pizza at home now. Thanks for posting.

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    omegle chat — September 23, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    Hi there, You have done an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited from
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    Debi — September 23, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    Pizza crust was excellent and my husband so loved it, he is trying to diet and this made my week!! Yum it was great! Thank you!

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    Sue — September 23, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    Very good.

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    Mara — September 23, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    So cool. I love this and want to try it but I don’t us a microwave. So what do I do? Steam and then pulse?

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    Sylvie — September 24, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    Hello! I really want try this out, sounds great. I’ve read through almost 300 comments and seen a few interesting suggestions on how to make the dough crispier. What I was ultimately wondering is, does the cauliflower HAVE to be cooked? I read that it could be boiled… But I want to avoid this because I know it will add extra moisture. If I was to skip the cooking part, the cauliflower would be raw, but would contain less water. When microwaving, does it help dry it out or does it sweat?? Would you suggest I try not cooking the cauliflower, or do you think it would taste different (in a gross kind of way)? I don’t see why it would, but then again I have very little experience with cauliflower. I just want the crispiest dough possible! Please let me know what you think! My email listed is technically none existent any more…. and I don’t have any other type of email, so just responding on this comment would be great! :)

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    Kathleen — October 6, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    Absolutely delicious!!! I can’t wait to make this for my Italian husband!!! We have a pizza oven outside and this recipe is just as good as any pizza that came from our oven!!!! ;-)

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    Laura — October 31, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    I found your recipe on Pinterest and it looked great so I decided to make it this morning.
    Let me tell you, it turned out great and it’s so yummy!
    I made 2 adaptations, by mistake, but it worked out perfectly. . . I riced the raw cauliflower, but forgot to cook it before I mixed in the in rest of the ingredients for the crust. So it went into the oven to bake and it came out just fine. The edges of the “crust” were brown and crispy and the rest of the “dough” was cooked and just right. I actually put the toppings on and but it back in the over for about 10 more mintutes. I like a crispier crust.

    The 2nd change I made was to use freshly grated parmesean cheese instead of mozzerella ~ just because that’s what I had in the fridge. It tasted great!

    I’ll be making this one again : )

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    Amy Behnke — November 10, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    I just made this for dinner and OMG it is so yummy!! My toppings are totally different, using olive oil as my sauce, Roma tomatoes, chopped spinach, minced garlic, feta cheese and a small chicken breast slightly shredded. I topped it off with a handful of an Italian cheese blend. Broiled it and it is so good.

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    Lori — November 11, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    Absolutely delicious! I topped it with sweet Italian sausage, spinach, and sauteed zucchini.

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    Adrienne — November 12, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    Hi!. I’m a latecomer, and didn’t read all the comments, but a lot that I did read said that the crust was soggy in the center. How about not making it round but a long rectangle? That way you can still cut wedge-shaped pieces across from side to side but no part will be undercooked.

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    Itty Bitty Pizza Bites | CACTUSmango — November 16, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

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    Sherri — November 19, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Parchment paper is the answer…I made this tonight and used parchment paper. I fashioned the crust in a rectangle and made sure it was uniform and on the thin side. I also used a little less cheese. Turned out awesome. I was able yo pick it up like real pizza!

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    Chanie — November 27, 2012 @ 1:21 am

    Can I use frozen cauliflower?

    • Beth replied: — November 27th, 2012 @ 9:33 am

      Definitely not! Has to be fresh- frozen has way too much moisture and not the right texture – the crust will just fall apart.

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    Wendy — November 27, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    I will try this soon! My husband is on a protein diet where he is only allowed to eat certain vegetables and meat. No cheese, nuts, dairy, beans, etc. He keeps complaining his dinners are always the same stir-fry so i’m trying to mix it up. I’m wondering if this can be made with two eggs and no cheese?

    • Beth replied: — December 1st, 2012 @ 8:07 am

      You could certainly try it with just egg – the texture will definitely be different, likely much softer and puffier with little to no crispiness because I think it’s the cheese that crisps up in the baking process. If you do it, report back and let me know how it turns out!

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    Wanda Gilbert — November 28, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    I just made this pizza….. and I have to say it was wonderful!!!!
    The cauliflower took on the flavors of the herbs I mixed in and it provided the toppings with a yummy foundation to rest upon.

    The edges crisped up however it did not lend itself to being a pick up kind of pizza, this is more of a take your time and enjoy it with a fork pizza.


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    Angie — December 5, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    Thank you for this! We just found out that my son is allergic to wheat, among many other things and he was really sad about not being able to eat pizza. Now he can! THANK YOU!!

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    Sha — December 11, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    I made this three times determined to get it more firm. All 3 were really good but for the 3rd one I added flax seed and oatmeal. I have baby flake oatmeal which is better because its finer but I guess you could grind up regular oatmeal in a food processor. I used less cheese and put red pepper flakes as well.

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    ana — December 17, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    I’m trying this tonight! Amazing recipe!

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    Tam — December 19, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    I have a quick question. I do not have a food processor,however, I have a Vitamix. How should I mix the cauliflower in the Vitamix? I am a bit confused about how I am supposed to be mixing the cauliflower.
    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

    • Beth replied: — January 15th, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

      Hi Tam,
      I thought I responded to this question already, but I don’t see my response! So sorry if it didn’t post and you’ve waited this long for an answer!

      I don’t have a Vitamix, but it’s more like a blender, right? I’m afraid that it will not give you the results you need. The texture of the cauliflower needs to be like rice and a food processor will do that. If you do/did try it with your Vitamix, let me know how it turns out!

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    Tara — January 7, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    Just made this tonight. I used the whole head of cauliflower and added more garlic (because I love it) and it turned out great! My husband has the same complaint as everybody, it was soft in the middle but he still liked it. Maybe I’ll stick to the recipe next time and make it thinner. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    Janine — January 9, 2013 @ 12:10 am

    Hi, this sounds great and I will certainly be trying it. I have two members of my family that are GF. I have a Cabbage Base Pizza which we call Cabizza which is scrummy. I can post if you like. I just substituted the flour for GF SR flour and it turned out great.

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    Linda — January 9, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    This recipe rocks! I never imagined it would be this good. I topped mine with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, onions,fresh tomato and Sargeno’s six cheese italian (best cheese ever). My husband loved it too.

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    Nidra — January 11, 2013 @ 2:42 pm


    I came across this recipe on pinterest and I absolutely LOVE it. I will make it forever!!!!!

    • Beth replied: — January 15th, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

      Hi Nidra,
      So glad that you enjoyed!

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    Sandy — January 15, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    I made my quiche and it looked beautiful. When i cut it, The bottom of the crust didn’t get any moisture in it at all. I was suppose to take the egg mixture and combine it with the bisquick, chichen and veggies. I overlooked the part that stated don’t worry the bottom will form it’s own crust. Now I’m stuck with the rest of my quiche and have no idea what to do with it. i was thinking maybe to whip up a few eggs and put the pirex dish on the top of the stove hoping it will wet the rest of the bisquick and all will be well.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanking you in advance,

    Quiche Crust gone bad!

    • Beth replied: — January 15th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      Hi Sandy, I think you left this comment on the wrong blog post? You’re asking about a quiche made with Bisquick and my recipe is for a cauliflower crust pizza….

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    Dawn — January 17, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    Does anyone know how many points this would be for weight watchers? If I use low fat sauce and all veggies it seems like the only points would be the egg and cheese. I’m sorry if this question was already but I didn’t have time to read all these posts.

    • Beth replied: — January 20th, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

      Hi Dawn,
      Someone told me that each slice of the crust was 2 points. I have no idea because I’ve never done Weight Watchers, so I can’t say whether this is definitely correct. Sorry!

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    Jena — January 21, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    I am one of pickiest of eater and I must say this recipe is fantastic! Thank you so much for posting this! Do you have anymore recipes involving cauliflower as a substitute?

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    Peggy — January 21, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    Tried this tonight. Was super yummy. My husband said it was the best pizza he had ever eaten. I used my Ninja blender to rice the Cauliflower. Put the whole head in there and just hit pulse about 5 times. Was perfect!! Will be making many times more I am sure.

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    Barbara Clay — January 25, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    Having a snow day and just made this recipe. It was great and my 16 year old son loved it. He had no idea it wasn’t a dough pizza crust!! I will use this all the time! Thanks for having it on Pinterest!

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    Carrie — January 25, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    Hi there!! Love the blog, have pinned tons of recipes upon discovering you!

    I made this last night, and loved it. BUT, I don’t think I have it just right….yet. The outside of the crust was crispy and delicious, but the middle was still wet, almost raw, and fell apart upon cutting into it. I put it back into the oven for another 5 minutes, and the well-cooked part was a little deeper (toward the center), but the middle was still mush.

    Am I doing something wrong? Any recommendations?


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    Shira — January 28, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    I just got diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. At the moment I am eating very low carb and sugar free ( as directed by my doctor) so that my sugar can get under control. This was such a yummy and nice change to my meal plan! I had to cut the mozzarella cheese in half because of my cholesterol. I couldn’t put marinara sauce on it either because I have yet to find a sugar free one and the ones I have in the house are definitely no good for me. i used salsa instead. It still came out great!!!! Thanks for this delicious recipe! :-)

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    Tearei — January 29, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    Made this tonight for my hubby, who cannot have pizza since being diagnosed with diabetes. We loved it! I made it with sliced sausage and sweet peppers sauteed on the side, left the pizza alone with just cheese and fresh sliced tomatoes (for me!) – I’m not a big meat eater.

    I would never know it was cauliflower, I actually don’t like it at all! :o) So this was truly magic!!

    Thank goodness for Pinterest!

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    Liz — February 3, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    I’ve made the crust 3 times now and the last 2 on a pizza stone on the grill. I love making traditional pizza but this is a wonderful option with a different nutritional profile.

    I do love roast cauliflower and mashed cauliflower but agree this does not taste like any cauliflower I’ve had…no one believes me though :)!

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    Jessica — February 11, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    I just made this and it’s really good! But the crust is not crisp–is that because I baked it on a stone and not a cookie sheet?

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    Lorna — February 18, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    This sounds wonderful and I am anxious to try this. Especially wonderful for those who are unable to tolerate flour.

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    Cindy — February 18, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Thanks for this recipe, it was terrific!

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    Gayl Ballier — February 24, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    I’ve made this three times, it is SO easy to make and turns out perfect each time!!!! I, however, smooth the cauliflower crust mixture in a large cast iron skillet and pop it in the oven and get a perfectly round pizza each and every time….Thank you for sharing this recipe – it is now one of my all time favorites!!!

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    Anna Hicks — February 28, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    I just made mine. I shredded the cauliflower, 6 cups. Added it into an 1 inch of boiling water, left it covered up for 5 min, poured it into a fine strainer. After it has been sitting for 10 min and put couple of cups into a cheese cloth( you can use a teatowel) and twisted all the water off. I read in a nother blog that this is the key to a crispy crust. I did the rest of the recipe as posted and I can use a Pizza cutter and eat the pizza by hand with no soft spots in the middle. Cauliflower has a lot of moisture so squeezing all of it through a towel does make a world of difference. Also instead on mozzarella you could use Goat cheese.

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    Cindy — March 3, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Just made this recipe today, turned out great. The only thing extra that I did was after 10 minutes I turn the crust over and then finished baking . Everyone loved it.

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    Top Paleo Recipe — March 9, 2013 @ 12:58 am

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    Ayla — March 10, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    I found that sauteing the riced cauliflower with onion, herbs and garlic made it taste even better!
    Also, if you cook it on parchment paper, when you take it out of the oven, flip it over on a cooling rack, take off the paper and stick it in the oven another minute to dry out the bottom. Also, I use the browned side for the bottom and it held up well.
    Smaller Pizzas work the best as far as not being too wet in the middle…

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    Brynn — March 13, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    I saw up there that someone asked how to keep the crust from falling apart….I have made this several times now and I’ve found that if you add about a Tablespoon of panko crumbs, corn flake crumbs or something similar, change the cook temp to about 415* and leave the oil off the top of the crust before cooking (I think this adds to the sogginess), it turns out quite a bit “crustier”. That being said, I LOVE this recipe and we have been having it about once a week in our house with lots of fresh veggies on top!

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    Bon — March 20, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    Okay I just tried it. BEST pizza I have EVER had! And very filling because of the cauliflower’s fiber, but not heavy when your eating it. I was full after two small pieces; that never happens lol. I am curious to see how it reheats and think I will try mini pizza cups with this crust, in my jumbo muffin tins, for work. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza : I Love To Cook — March 23, 2013 @ 11:41 am

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    paula — March 31, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    ofcourse it’s passover, and we are craving pizza, so we made this instead. blown away by how delish it was !!. made with some vegan cheese… noticed someone mentioned they cna’t have mozz.. daiya makes vegan cheese that is really great and melts like real cheese. that might also be an option! thanks for the recipes that will be added to my list. not just for passover!

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    Vegetable Pulao Recipes Pressure Cooker — April 2, 2013 @ 8:13 am

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    Andrea — April 3, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    THANK YOU so much for this recipe!! I’ve used it a few times now and it’s such a great alternative to pizza crust!! I actually just finished eating dinner tonight and used it as a base for taco pizza–I used fiesta blend cheese instead, oregano, garlic salt, ancho chili powder, cumin, and crushed red pepper flakes in the crust to give it a more mexican flavor/twist. It was SO amazing. I literally high-fived my husband at the awesomeness! :D

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    Tom Schulte — April 5, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    Beth, thank you so much for this recipe!!

    I made two pizza last night. We ate one and put the other in the fridge over night. Whether eaten hot or cold from the fridge, it was AWESOME!

    I added salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic granuals, and some re pepper flakes to the crust. Topped with pizza sauce, slightly cooked onion and green pepper bits, turkey pepperoni, mozzarella and a little Parmesan cheese. It is wonderful and our new gluten-free-grain-free go-to dish!

    Thanks again! Keep up the God Work!!

    Tom Schulte
    Atlanta, GA USA

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    A Few of My Favorite Things! | cgrantslant — April 6, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    […] Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, I know you’ve heard about this little gem (hello Pinterest!).  If you haven’t made it yet – why the hell not? Stop being lazy! Now, let me let you in on a little secret to making this perfectly. 1. Make sure to try and squeeze all the water/liquid out of the riced cauliflower before you add in your eggs and seasonings. This helps make the crust crispier and not as flimsy. Use a paper towel…or a few of them. It helps. 2. Making smaller sized pizza crusts will help it not be as soft as well. The larger you make your crust then the less it will ‘rise’ and really look and feel like traditional pizza crust.  That’s my expert chef take on it at least.  I’ve made this quite a few times and have it down to a pretty good science now. No, it won’t be the same as Pizza Hut but since I stopped eating that crap my ass hasn’t been the same size either…so try it. You’ll like it. […]

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    Gloria — April 7, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    Hi Beth…so I just finished making the pizza without reading all the comments first…I too was thinking you could cut this pizza like a regular pizza and hold it in your hand etc and was a little disappointed that that’s not possible. However, after getting over this fact, I am extremely happy with the taste. I will try and rework it to see how the middle can be a little stiffer at least stiff enough to take out of the pan and share with neighbors. thanks for the recipe…loved it!

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    Phase 3 pizza (no dough crust!!!) | HCGbottle.com — April 13, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    […] diet, or just trying to cut calories… THIS PIZZA IS PERFECT FOR YOU! It is courtesy of http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html and looks like a dieter’s […]

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    Emily M — April 13, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    I made this today for my father, who has diabetes- so a low-carb pizza crust was great. When I was about to bake it, I was scared it was too runny and wet; not ‘dough’y enough. However, it turned out fantastic and he loved it! Thank you for sharing, I will definitely be making this again.

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza - Your Trainer Paige — April 14, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

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    Roughstock Rumble, 80th & Ivy, Cauliflower Crust | Tous Ce Que J'adore — April 16, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    […] made the Cauliflower Pizza Crust from the recipe found here. I’m not gonna repeat the recipe because that’s pointless but here is a general […]

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    The Authentic Life | Hmmmm…Pinteresting – Cauliflower Crust Pizza — April 19, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    […] spinach, sweet potato or butternut squash and sneak it into everything. But when I saw this pin for Cauliflower Crust Pizza I was intrigued. Tristan loves pizza. Before this recipe I would make a crepe, sauce it and cheese […]

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    Giorgia — April 22, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    I told my boyfriend it was regular pizza crust, he loved it, I told him it was cauliflower after we finished and he said he could tell something was different but it was delicious. THANK YOU! It’s a great healthy alternative.

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    meatless monday: cauliflower crust pizza | here | there | everywhere. — April 24, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    […] Cauliflower Crust Pizza via Eat. Drink. Smile. 1 c. cooked, riced cauliflower 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. crushed garlic 1/2 tsp. garlic salt olive oil (optional) […]

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    cauliflower pizza? yes, please. | Impossibly Imperfect — April 24, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    […] on pinterest and stumbled upon this fabulous recipe for cauliflower pizza crust via Beth over at Eat. Drink. Smile. Whipped this little recipe up and topped it with some serious veggies (shredded brussel spouts, […]

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    Smulpaj, hamburgare och sånt; några av mina LCHF-favoritrecept. : Emily Dahl — April 25, 2013 @ 3:18 am

    […] Den bästa LCHF-pizzan som existerar. Alltså på riktigt. Jag vet att botten på blomkål inte låter gott alls, men jag LOVAR att det inte smakar blomkål alls. Bara himla himla gott! Om jag ägde en micro (som man nästan måste ha, tyvärr) skulle jag laga det här jämt. […]

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    My Two Favorite Recipes | 20SomethingChicagoGal — April 26, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    […] Full recipe: http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html […]

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    Kate — April 28, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Even though a million people have already stopped by and commented, I really wanted to leave a comment and say thank you! Pizza is probably the one thing I could never give up when dieting or eating healthy, i love eating healthy and now I don’t have to feel guilty whenever I need a pizza fix! Thanks again!

    • Beth replied: — April 29th, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

      Thanks Kate! Still love hearing that people are enjoying, no matter how many comments I’ve already gotten! :-)

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    Madeline — April 29, 2013 @ 3:46 am

    Made this and will definitely try again, maybe after refrigerating the dough/ using a drier mozzarella to prevent mushiness. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza | New Bride Survival Guide — April 29, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    […] (and a lot of lemon detox water) to recover from.  That is until the other day when I came across this recipe on Pinterest.  A big thanks to Beth from eat.drink.smile for the awesome idea!  Since the hubby […]

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    Julie — April 29, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Made it tonight. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! We have not been eating white flour or pizzas for many years now. FINALLY, a pizza substitute that is SO YUMMY!!!!! My hubby liked it, too!! Thank you so much!!!

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    Joy — April 30, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    Hi Beth. I just wanted to let you know I believe I’ve solved the “mushy/crumbly crust” complaint. I made this using my pizza stone, and then broiled it on low for 3 minutes or so, and then let cool almost completely before removing it with a spatula by gently pushing it around in a circle until it was all lifted. It is crisp throughout, even in the center. The pizza stone makes everything crispy, and works a lot better (I believe) than a cookie sheet. After all that and it cooling completely on a rack, I added the sauce and toppings and it was just a beautiful pizza! That crust tastes delicious on it’s own, too. It’s hard to quit picking at it. Thought I’d share with you. And thanks for sharing this recipe with me!

    • Beth replied: — May 5th, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

      Hi Joy, thanks so much for the tip! I don’t own a pizza stone, but maybe I should invest in one ;-)

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    Samantha — May 3, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Is it possible to make this crust with no cheese? I don’t eat cheese, (not lactose, I just don’t like it). Thank you!

    • Beth replied: — May 5th, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

      Hi Samantha, I’m afraid it’s not. The cheese acts as a binder to hold it all together, and also helps it to crisp up….

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    Todd — May 4, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Help .. It taste amazing but it sticks to bottom every time .What can i do to prevent this.

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    Sandra Soutter — May 5, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    My husband is a Type 2 diabetic and by limiting his carb. intake has managed to live without daily insulin injections so this sounds wonderful. We already make classic Shepherd’s Pie with cauliflower topping instead of potato.

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    Aubergine Mini Pizza Crust topped with Ajvar relish and Mozzarella — May 7, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    […] alternatives to pizza dough that are getting popular on the web and on Pinterest, from the cauliflower crust pizza to the portobello pizza crust, I chose something that is light, healthy and, above all, versatile. […]

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    jenny — May 10, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    just made it, like 10 minutes ago, and its great! I’m a type 2 diabetic and looking for more fun foods. I have a question though, could alum be used for making the crust crispy? or cream of tarter??

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    David Cohen — May 13, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    I realise that this post goes back 2 years, but I have just discovered it. I am also a type 2 diabetic and manage my blood sugar very carefully. This is a perfect alternative to regular pizza. It gives anyone with a little creativity an opportunity to find ways of taking it all to a different level. Thank you

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    Erin — May 16, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    I LOVE this recipe. I found that if you spread the cauliflower very thin, and bake it just a bit longer, it comes out quite crispy. A keeper for SURE!

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    Tasty Diabetic Recipes | Weeklysauce — May 21, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    […] Cauliflower Crust Pizza – Think you have to avoid pizza forever? Think again! This yummy, ooey gooey pizza swaps out the carb-heavy crust for a cauliflower crust! The cheese adds protein, and you can top with healthy veggies. If you want to up your protein even more, crumble up some sausage and toss it on there! […]

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    Dana — May 22, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    I’m a little backward. I cooked the cauliflower and put it into my vitamix and THEN looked up a recipe for the crust. :-)
    At any rate, it is yummy. A little thin, (likely not enough cheese) but have fixed 3 different crusts with this head of veg., all with Pampered Chef stoneware. 1st: yummy and def knife and fork, no fingers, and on a stone. 2nd: in a deep dish baker. That one seems to have a little more substance. It is broiling now. 3rd: I added an extra egg. It is cooked and setting a bit before I add any toppings. I might just put it into the fridge and finish it off tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza | WorldFoodRecipes.com — May 23, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    […] Original Recipe: http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html […]

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    Experiments in the kitchen | Eat.Run.Laugh — May 30, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    […] however, love how bad it is for you and I’ve had good experiences before replacing carbs with cauliflower.( I definitely recommend trying that recipe to replace pizza crust with cauliflower. […]

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    […] New favorite recipe. […]

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    Becky — June 1, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    I LOVE THIS PIZZA!!!!! After I mixed the cauliflower, egg, etc. together, I realized I forgot to cook the cauliflower before hand. So, I rolled with it. My pizza was hardly soggy and my husband thought it was wonderful (he even said it tasted like there might be meat in it). I am not going to bother with that part in the future either. For toppings I had baby carrots, broccoli, onion, and brussell sprouts (just the leaves) that I cooked a bit in a skillet with a bit of olive oil. I added pine nuts then cheese and broiled. This will be a staple in our house! THANK YOU!

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    ROCAMBOLE DE ARROZ | SCOMBROS — June 2, 2013 @ 5:19 am

    […] receita original (em inglês) você confere aqui: http://www.eat-drink-smile.com. Eu tenho algumas observações importantes a fazer sobre ela e vou colocá-las no final do post. […]

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza — June 5, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

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    corrie carlson — June 6, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    do you use the full cup of mozzerella in the crust mixture?

    • Beth replied: — July 2nd, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

      Hi Corrie, so sorry I overlooked this comment and am just now responding. Yes, the full cup of mozz goes into the crust!

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    Eating with the Armstrongs | Newly Bread — June 16, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

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    Samantha Lieberman — June 16, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    made this tonight. followed your recipe exactly but used rice cheese instead of regular mozz. still turned out great!
    thanks for the idea!

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    Pizza on the Grill | I Will Make Crafts & Cook Things — June 17, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    […] decided to go with one lacking flour.  After exploring these options, I decided on the recipe from Eat. Drink. Smile.  I think this recipe was a fail in large part because I tried to make it work on the grill.  The […]

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    Sunday Selection | London is for Living — June 23, 2013 @ 3:34 am

    […] A recipe for a cauliflower crust pizza that I’m planning to try this week – http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html […]

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    cooking: cauliflower crust pizza | — July 7, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

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    sleep aids — July 9, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    My relatives always say that I am killing my time here at net, but I know I am getting know-how all the time by reading such pleasant

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    The Gluten Free Blog – Cauliflower Crust Pizza — July 12, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    […] You can find the original link here: Eat. Drink. Smile Cauliflower Crust Pizza […]

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza | Viral Pins From Pinterest — July 12, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    […] Source:http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html […]

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    What we’ve been up to… | FreshlyMinted — July 16, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    […] Bowl Paleo fun with homemade cauliflower pizza crust (you know you’ve Pinned it, too…), and coconut-coated baked chicken nuggets. Verdict? […]

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    Sherry St.Clair — July 19, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    I have been wanting to try this for some time now and I finally did…It was AMAZING!!! I liked this better then my local favorite pizza joint! You will miss out if you don’t try this.

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    Rebeca — July 20, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. I have been looking for alternative ways to make pizza.

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    Summer CSA Week 7 | mudjoyfarm — July 23, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    […] vegetable.  I love it roasted with lot of garlic and butter, but I recently found an interesting recipe for a cauliflower-crust pizza.  Yeah, it sounds weird, but it’s pretty tasty.  If you find yourself with a little time […]

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    Sherry in Union, KY — July 31, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe! I make cauliflower tortillas on a weekly basis, so I love this variation of making another “bread” with cauliflower. I made two pizzas, about the size of a standard pizza pan, using one head of cauliflower, which I have found creates 4 cups of riced, cooked cauliflower. I microwaved the cauliflower for six minutes rather than eight and then squeezed the water out using a nut milk bag so the only moisture would come from the eggs. I quadrupled the remaining ingredients (but for the mozzarella in the crust–I used an 8 oz. bar of shredded mozzarella). Also, I used fresh oregano and added some fresh thyme too. I baked the crusts for ten minutes,as they were set and beginning to brown that point.

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    Cauliflower Alfredo | The Haas Machine — August 1, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    […] really excited to try a few other cauliflower recipes (like “mashed potatoes” or “pizza crust“). This might be the end of my cauliflower hate!! You can read all about how this recipe […]

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    Cauliflower Pizza Party | So Over Salads — August 2, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    […] http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html […]

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    Jessica — August 2, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    Oh My! My picky 4 yr old loves it…My picky 9 yr old loves it…My 10mth twins love it..MY HUBBY LOVES IT!

    • Beth replied: — August 5th, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

      I love hearing this!! Yay!

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    I Cooked and the World Still Spins! | fitnesscrEATures — August 22, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    […] from the roomie/co blogger/bestie). Look what I made (more like look what we made together)! It’s cauliflower crust pizza and it’s the […]

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizzette with Heirloom Tomatoes [CYOB] | littlewordbites — August 25, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    […] little more digging led me to this simple, amazing recipe from Eat. Drink. Smile. They’re using cauliflower to make pizza dough that’s healthy, low-calorie, low-carb, […]

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    Finding Foods I WILL Eat Without MEAT! — August 30, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    […] was my FAVORITE by far! SOOO easy and it was DA BOMB! This is another pinterest find. Just seeing that the crust was made of cauliflower intrigued me. I added spinach, mushrooms and […]

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    is huffington post down — September 10, 2013 @ 1:35 am

    Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular
    post! It’s the little changes which will make the most significant changes. Thanks for sharing!

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza | Losing it By Thirty! — September 12, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    […]  http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html.  […]

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    A Review of the Orgreenic Non-Stick Pan | the Independent Penguin — September 22, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    […] but loves pizza.  I found a recipe on the net for a cauliflower crust pizza with great reviews: http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html .  It looked great so I made it, but the experiment was an epic disaster.  The crust ended up […]

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    Lisa — September 23, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    This was so good. I featured it in my ‘fall cooking’ post.
    This is a keeper. Thanks!

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    Sherry — October 4, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    AMAZING. I LOVE THIS!!! are you still blogging? ;)

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    Karen — October 6, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    My husband and I are over the moon! Love love love this! I made it first for lunch to try out the recipe and had to make this for dinner tonight. My sons (who I made a regular crust for ) loved it too and it will come in handy during wrestling season for them! Thank you so much for posting!

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    Culinary Creations #1: Cauliflower Crust Pizza | Keeping it Caj. — October 10, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    […] the crust, we modified a recipe we found on Lauren Conrad’s website (originally from Eat. Drink. Smile.) based on the ingredients we […]

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    Healthy A La Mode » Substitutions: Eat This, Not That — October 22, 2013 @ 1:14 am

    […] way to make a homemade pizza – healthier than pizza dough and low carb as well.  This [link] http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html /link is one of my favorite recipes for a cauliflower […]

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Getting My Gluten Free Groove On With Snippet. | I Sing In The Kitchen — October 22, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    […] Recipe from eat. drink. smile. […]

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    Meal Plan Monday – Week of September 24, 2012 — October 31, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

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    No like Cauliflower, Love Pizza | Think PDX — November 5, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    […] This is the original site where I found the recipe – http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html […]

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza | A Bright and Beautiful LifeA Bright and Beautiful Life — November 18, 2013 @ 11:48 pm

    […]  One day all those months ago I was looking through recipes for pizza alternatives and I found {this recipe} and modified it a bit and the result was absolutely delicious ~ and gluten-free ~ and very […]

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    Iris — November 23, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    Personally, I would not make this pizza, as a pizza, again. It tasted great if you think of it as a pizza topped vegetable omelet, but it was plate and fork only eating. I WOULD make it for brunch type of meal.

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    Yummy Healthier Pizzas | Living Well at CCL — November 27, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    […] may sound so wrong, but it’s just so right: Cauliflower Crust Pizza. I found the recipe on Eat, Drink, Smile and am really excited to try it. The entire crust is only 434 calories, which is just insane. […]

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    Jim K. — December 11, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    Made this last night and loved it. I used “Italian seasonings” instead of just oregano, and I used the alternate method of preparing the cauliflower (I steamed it and then blended it). I think that you have a good deal of flexibility for preparing the cauliflower, so don’t stress too much about it. The final product will come out great regardless of the exact texture and method of cooking the cauliflower. Give this a try!

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    Pizza de coliflor... [sin gluten] - Pizca de Sabor — January 7, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    […] adaptada de “Eat, drink, smile” y de “Recipe […]

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    Cómo hacer una masa de pizza de coliflor [sin gluten] - Pizca de Sabor — January 7, 2014 @ 11:10 am

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    lJ Miller — January 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

    I loved this. I actually made it without the cheese and it was fine!!! I doubled the cauliflower and the egg. It was a little runny, so I might so 2 1/2 cups Cauliflower to 2 eggs. I also added more oregano to make up for the taste. It turned out great!!!!

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    72 Healthy Recipes to Jumpstart the New Year | Natural ThriftyNatural Thrifty — January 17, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

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    A Few of My Favorite Things! | CWright Health — January 21, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

    […] Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, I know you’ve heard about this little gem (hello Pinterest!).  If you haven’t made it yet – why the hell not? Stop being lazy! Now, let me let you in on a little secret to making this perfectly. 1. Make sure to try and squeeze all the water/liquid out of the riced cauliflower before you add in your eggs and seasonings. This helps make the crust crispier and not as flimsy. Use a paper towel…or a few of them. It helps. 2. Making smaller sized pizza crusts will help it not be as soft as well. The larger you make your crust then the less it will ‘rise’ and really look and feel like traditional pizza crust.  That’s my expert chef take on it at least.  I’ve made this quite a few times and have it down to a pretty good science now. No, it won’t be the same as Pizza Hut but since I stopped eating that crap my ass hasn’t been the same size either…so try it. You’ll like it. […]

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    Kristi W. — January 22, 2014 @ 3:03 am

    We’ve made cauliflower crust pizza and garlic cheesy bread many times (all of my kids’ friends love it and ask for it whenever they are over for dinner, )and I always use raw riced cauliflower as opposed to steamed or microwaved . I think the texture is better- it’s less soggy and the crust holds up better.

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    Rose — January 25, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    For all of you who are experiencing a soggy or fall-apart crust….first of all, you MUST use parchment paper. Otherwise your crust will stick and be a mess. Secondlly, you must FLIP the crust over after the first baking and cook for another 15 minutes. I then put my sauteed toppings on with cheese and place under the BROILER till browned. You’ll have to watch closely the first time you do this because you won’t want it to burn.

    Wait about 5 minutes before cutting into slices. You will see that the slices can be held firming like regular pizza.

    Another thing, I use a mixture of 1 cup low fat shredded cheese and about 1/4 cup low fat cream cheese with one egg, plus a so-easy 12 oz. bag of FROZEN cauliflower for the crust. I microwave the entire bag for 6 minutes, chop up fine with a fork, and cool before adding the other ingredients. I then spread onto lightly EV0O’d parchment paper and bake at 4:25 degrees until brown and flip over as explained above.

    One last thing, I add one packet of Stevia to my sauce. This cuts the acid in the sauce without making it too sweet. Tastes just like a regular pizza sauce!

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    Carol M — January 27, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

    Just made this for dinner tonite, and it was great! I accidentally forgot to precook the cauliflower, and it was perfect. Think it would have been soggy if I had microwaved it first. We had spinach, red onion and black olives on it. Yum!

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    Jill — January 28, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    I also add flaxseed for fiber.

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    Valentine's Day Recipe Round-Up - Recipe Treasure — February 5, 2014 @ 10:21 am

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    | Recipe Box: Doughless Pizza — February 6, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

    […] may sound so wrong, but it’s just so right: Cauliflower Crust Pizza. I found the recipe on Eat, Drink, Smile and am really excited to try it. The entire crust is only 434 calories, which is just insane. […]

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    Analyze This: Cauliflower Pizza Crust | Thrive - Live Well — February 13, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

    […] Here’s a popular one on Pinterest for paleo folk: Cauliflower Pizza Crust.  What I like about this recipe is that it is fairly simple, it contains a vegetable, is pretty good on the nutrition side and is much lighter in calories than traditional pizza crusts.  Be warned this recipe contains a lot of mozzarella cheese which lends itself to a higher fat content, but with only 252 calories for half the recipe its a winner.  You could shred that fat by making this with low fat mozzarella options.  What’s amazing is that half this recipe saves about 2/3 of the calories from frozen and fresh flour-based pizza crusts (~ 400 calories).  That’s the beauty of vegetables.  To boot, this recipe contains 68% of the RDI of vitamin B12 (from the cheese), and is high in phosphorus, calcium and vitamin C.  Check out the full nutritional information below and find the recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust at Eat-Drink-Smile.    […]

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    Sheri — March 2, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    I was also wondering if there could be an egg free version. I could use the vegan cheese we have, but im not sure if the egg replacer we use would work…. guess the only way to find out is to try!

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    Janet Burtnick — March 3, 2014 @ 11:41 am

    I used fat free mozzarella cheese in the crust as a binder. Normally don’t like fat free cheese but to cut calories it worked. Use regular cheese for the topping.

    I made 2 thin circles and baked on one side for 15 mins on nonstick foil sprayed with Pam. Took out of oven and let cool around 10 mins. Then put nonstuck foil sprayed with Pam on a dinner plate. Put on top of pizza and flip it over. Slid of foil on top crust and slid the foil and pizza back on the baking pan. Baked this side up for another 15 mins. The center firmed up and like a dough consist ancy since the top and bottom are exposed in the oven.

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    Janet Burtnick — March 3, 2014 @ 11:48 am

    Forgot to mention that I used half of frozen cauliflower and half frozen turnips and prepared it the same way and came out very good. If low on cauliflower or want some variety can use any root vegetable if “riced”/shredded.

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    Susie — March 11, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

    Oh this makes a great flat bread also…didn’t feel like pizza so ate it with Hummus. Yum-o. Found if you let them cool on a cookie rack then although the pizza’s are soft in the middle they are more bread like. Would probably be soft if I were to proceed with the pizza’s but when they cool off they are wonderful to use for other things like eating with egg salad or using for tostada’s and guacamole!

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    Get Your Selfie On | Unlocking Kiki — March 14, 2014 @ 5:14 am

    […] and Cauliflower is now one of my favorite vegetables to cook with. My first successful attempt at Cauliflower Pizza. I didn’t think to grab a picture until after I starting eating but this dinner was so good I […]

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    3-2-1 EAT! Fuel of the Week: Cauliflower - Blog - Fit Livin — March 19, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

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    New Year on the beach (pirate version) | TheMowWay — March 25, 2014 @ 9:31 am

    […] talking about food: I found this amazing recepie on Pinterest to make Cauliflower pizza crust. It came out perfect! I had […]

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    Cauliflower pizza! | Life with Nol — March 30, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

    […] the recipe I followed to make my crust –> Cauliflower Crust — from Eat.Drink.Smile.  It was fairly easy to make.  Next time instead of chopping up all of the cauliflower to bits and […]

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    Links of the Week (We all know these don’t happen week-by-week, right?) | My great WordPress blog — April 12, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

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    pinspired: cauliflower pizza. | Speaking Denglish — April 19, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

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    Virginia Murray — April 19, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

    Amazing recipe! Made this tonight and it turned out fabulous! My husband likes meat so I topped this with some cooked Italian chicken sausage…yum! Has anyone tried this for vegans? I need an egg and cheese substitute and wonder if the crust will stick together the same?? Thanks

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    Cheesy Cauliflower Bread And Pizza Slices | Wine Lady Cooks — April 28, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

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    Christine — April 28, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

    Just a note for everyone who loves this recipe as much as I do. There is really no need to steam or nuke the cauliflower at all. The ricing makes the cauliflower moist and soft enough that you can just add the grated or riced mozzarella cheese and oregano to it and skip the steaming/nuking altogether. In this batch, I also added some sautéed white onions after they had cooled. Then made some small and some larger “pancake” rounds out of the mixture, put a bit of oil on the parchment paper and on top of the rounds – baked at 400 for 15 minutes on one side, took them out of the oven and flipped them onto another sheet of parchment paper by holding a bread board over them – and baked them for another 15 minutes. By the end of that time, they were crispy and brown – and a huge hit – and gorgeous – after I added sauteed mushrooms and lightly sauteed small red/yellow pear heirloom tomatoes – then added fresh basil and a pinch of sea salt. In the morning I did the same, and added a fried egg on top of the rounds and then the sauteed tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil. Thank you again for this great new exciting recipe!

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    Katy — May 4, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

    I’m not a very skilled cook but decided to give this a try and it was delicious. Next time I’m going to try it on a pastry sheet because it stuck to my cookie sheet. I cooked some salami up ahead of time and used it with some olives. It has all the pizza flavors I love with non of the carbs I can’t eat because of diabetes. Very tasty!

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    April via Cell Phone Pics » Pink Coffee Photo Blog — May 7, 2014 @ 10:26 am

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    Considerations before going gluten-free — May 24, 2014 @ 10:43 pm

    […] For celiac and gluten-sensitive patients fearful for their health and the size of their waistline, you should know that weight gain is not inevitable. You should work with a dietician or your physician to develop a healthy diet without gluten. Supplements are essential to ensuring you consume all the nutrients you need for optimal health, including fiber. Avoid the foods manufactured to be gluten-free and instead stick to natural options, like quinoa, brown rice, beans, vegetables and baked sweet potatoes. If you are looking to indulge in something “forbidden,” opt for making your own delights, liked baked apples sprinkled with cinnamon or pizza with a cauliflower crust. […]

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    Cauliflower Crust Pizza… What?! | The Cookie Writer — June 2, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

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    Nancy — June 26, 2014 @ 11:30 pm

    made this tonight and it was really good. I forgot to cook the cauliflower beforehand but it didn’t matter. great recipe!

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    Erin — August 9, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

    I had to steam the cauliflower because I don’t own a microwave any longer. The crust was a little soggy, but delicious. I think I may have put a bit too much of something in there. I used scapes instead of garlic, which added really awesome flavor. Great recipe – very versatile! :)

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    Hannah — September 2, 2014 @ 7:54 am

    This looks amazing!! I definitely need to take some pointers from here.. never thought to use a food processor I sat grating mine.. like a fool!!
    I’ve written a blog post on my version of a cauliflower pizza, it’s no where near to this standard but I’m still learning, it’d be great if anybody wanted to check it out :)

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    Rosemary Roasted Cauliflower & Grapes — September 12, 2014 @ 10:47 am

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    mabel — October 6, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    I think I know where you got your friend recipe, back in 2009, I published in my blog in Spanish. I invite you to meet him. a hug http://mabelmendez.blogspot.com.es/2009/10/pizza-de-coliflor-sin-masa.html

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    Elizabeth — October 17, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    Beth… My son figured out the soggy center problem!!! I use my large rectangle baking sheet and made two long “strip” style pizzas! My eight year old little boy wouldn’t eat the middle part that wasn’t crispy and he said “Mom, just make this with only edges!” He solved the problem for me! We cut it in strips for easy eating. We both take it cold in our lunch boxes! Yum-o!!! We experimented with a doughnut shape and little circles too and both work equally well but the strips are easier for week nights when I need it fast.

    • Beth replied: — October 17th, 2014 @ 11:42 am

      Awesome! That totally makes sense. Will have to start doing mine that way!

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    Giana Court — November 22, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

    Hi Beth!
    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! It was very tasty and my roommates were happy for me to cook it. I messed up by using too much cauliflower though. I used the whole head, which was about 3 cups. That being said, it was way too crumbly. We had to eat the pizza with forks because we couldn’t pick it up! It was very tasty though and next time I make it, I will have to read the recipe more closely! Thanks Beth!

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    Luda — December 31, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    The recipe is delicious, but we end it up eating with the fork, there is no way you can pick this up a slice of pizza.

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    Zoe — February 3, 2015 @ 11:57 pm

    I made this today, and it was amazingly good. The crust held together well so that I was able to pick it up and eat it just like regular pizza.

    I substituted Monterey Jack cheese, which worked just fine. I topped it with marinara sauce, green onions, olives, chicken Italian sausage and additional shredded Jack cheese.

    Instead of oil, I lined the baking sheet with parchment paper. Baked at 425 for 15 minutes. Put the prepared toppings on immediately, then back in the 425 oven (not the broiler) for another 5 minutes.

    Next time I will not top with additional cheese because I found the cheese in the crust to be enough.

    This is so good it will be my go-to pizza from now on.

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    Wendy — February 9, 2015 @ 7:54 am

    Hello, I made this and it’s delicious! I’m wondering if anyone has tried freezing either the “dough” or the crust?? I’d love to have the prep work done for those busy nights. Also, I’ll apologize if this question has already been answered…961 replies seemed like a lot to sift through! Thanks!

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    Breaking The Momma Mold — March 26, 2015 @ 6:24 pm

    This came out awesome! Just finished eating it. I want more. It has the same addicting effect as pizza :) And this one you don’t feel so bad getting seconds.

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    Xiomy — May 2, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

    Yes i put mine in parchament paper , but after taking it out of the microwave i put mine to drain in a cheese cloth to take the excess of water.

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    Shannan Raucci (With a Dog by My Side blog) — May 22, 2015 @ 5:18 am

    We made this over a campfire while camping last week (cauliflower prepared ahead of time and mixed at the campsite), and I think it turned out as well as it could at home. We added onion, leftover crock pot Italian sausage in sauce and mozzarella. It was very tasty!

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    Mansi — June 27, 2015 @ 7:26 pm

    Hi Beth, I tried this california crust pizza few weeks back and crust turned out pretty good cripsy as it should be but when I put the toppings and broiled it, it became a little soggy/soft when I took it out. Not sure what could be wrong? Do you have any suggestions?


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