overhead shot of cauliflower crust on parchment paper

Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust

If you love pizza but want less carbs or have a gluten-free diet, this homemade cauliflower pizza crust is perfect for you.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices
Calories 47kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 1 head cauliflower (about 2 lbs)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup soft goat cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Pulse cauliflower florets in batches in food processor until rice-like consistency.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread cauliflower rice evenly throughout. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the cauliflower rice to a thin dish towel or cheesecloth. Wrap up the dish towel, twist it, and squeeze the excess water out. You might have to wait a minute as it will be very hot.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cauliflower rice, egg, goat cheese, oregano and salt until well mixed. Press out the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You want to reach a thickness of about 1/4".
  • Bake for 30 min at 400°F or once the crust is firm and golden brown. Flip and bake for another 10 minutes. Add your toppings and then bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until your cheese is bubbling. Serve immediately.


  • Squeeze Until Your Hand is Sore: The key to the best cauliflower pizza crust is to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Just when you think you're done, squeeze more. The cauliflower should be very dry at this point.
  • Baking Sheets: You can use either a rectangle or circle baking sheet. The key is to use parchment paper so it doesn't stick.
  • Use Frozen Cauliflower: You can buy two (1 lb) bags of frozen cauliflower and just thaw in the fridge the night before. Because they're already semi cooked, you can skip the cooking stage and just go straight to making into cauliflower rice before squeezing the moisture out.
  • How to Make Cauliflower Crust Without Food Processor: Grate cauliflower with cheese grater or buy pre-made cauliflower rice. Most grocery stores have it these days.
  • Use Another Cheese Besides Goat Cheese: You can use shredded Parmesan or mozzarella cheese to replace goat cheese. I just love the flavor of goat cheese so it's my go-to.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 48.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.7mg