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This Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe is a healthy keto pizza crust recipe made with only 3 simple ingredients.

Bonus, this cauliflower crust recipe is also gluten-free and grain-free.

What Is Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust?

Cauliflower pizza crust recipes are flour-less, gluten-free, low-carb pizza crusts made of 3 simple ingredients.

It is a very healthy pizza crust recipe perfect for anyone watching their carb intake. This crispy cauliflower pizza crust recipe is perfectly keto-friendly.

In fact, one single slice contains only 3 grams of net carbs. Plus, the calories in a cauliflower pizza are very low.

There are only 66 calories per slice!

How To Make Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This recipe is ridiculously easy to make. All it takes is 3 base ingredients and 15 minutes of prep.

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower – it’s a low-carb vegetable that needs to be turned into fine rice to make the base.
  • Egg – the beaten egg in this recipe provides some of the binding to the crust. It’s possible to use a flaxseed egg as an egg-free replacer.
  • Grated Mozzarella – this low-carb cheese brings the crispiness to the keto pizza crust. Use full-fat cheese for a crispier pizza.

Before you start, you need to make cauliflower rice.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Keto pizza crusts made of cauliflower are very easy to make. Let’s have a look at what you need to succeed in this delicious crispy cauliflower pizza crust anytime.

First, you need a food processor to pulse your cauliflower florets into a rice-like texture.

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Otherwise, you can directly buy cauliflower rice from the store. We call cauliflower rice the result of grated or pulsed cauliflower florets.

Cooked cauliflower is an excellent Keto-friendly vegetable. Carbs in cauliflower only reach 1.7 grams of net carbs per 100 grams once cooked. So this great recipe is perfect if you’re on the keto diet!

After your cauliflower is pulsed, you need to steam your cauliflower rice. The best technique is to steam your cauliflower in a microwave-proof bowl.

Obviously, if you don’t have a microwave, you need to use a vegetable steamer or boil your cauliflower rice in water.

Finally, for a perfect result, drain all the residual water left in your steamed cauliflower rice. You need a clean towel for this.

Tip: Drain your cauliflower rice as much as you can

You must obtain a ball of steamed cauliflower, like a dough, very dry and compact.

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Making The Crust

Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl. Add the cheese and beaten egg and combine the batter thoroughly.

Line a baking sheet with lightly oiled parchment paper and press the keto cauliflower crust onto it.

Give it the shape you want, round or rectangular.

Tip: Spread it thinly on your baking sheet.

The thinner you press the cauliflower crust, the crispier it will be after baking!

Pre-bake the crust for 15 minutes at 400°F (200°C).

Tip: Flip It Before Adding Toppings.

To make the perfect, crispy under-crust, flip it after it’s prebaked before adding any topping.

Topping The Pizza

This keto crust recipe can be used as a pizza crust replacement, and therefore most regular pizza toppings can be used.

In order to limit carbs, opt for a no-sugar-added tomato paste or tomato sauce or, my favorite option, a homemade keto pizza sauce.

You can also use sour cream as a zero-carb option. Our favorite keto pizza toppings are:

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Cheese
  • Onions
  • Olives
  • Peppers
  • Chicken
  • Beef 
  • Anchovies
  • Some spicy olive oil

Tip: Avoid water-loaded toppings or precook them.

Mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant release water on your pizza crust and soften the crust.

I recommend cooking these ingredients in a frying pan before adding them to the crust.

Storage Instructions

You can store the baked pizza slices in the fridge for a few days in the fridge. Rewarm it in the oven for 10 minutes at 400°F (200°C).

It’s also possible to freeze the pizza slices in zip-lock bags for up to 3 months in the freezer.

More Keto Pizza Recipes

Other keto pizza crusts you would love to try if you enjoy this recipe.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust

3gNet Carbs
4.83 from 324 votes
Cauliflower Pizza Crust is a delicious low-carb pizza crust perfect for any occasion! 
Author: Carine
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 serves/slices
Serving Size: 1 slice

Recipe Macros

Net Carbs 3g
Fat 3.1g
Protein 4.9g
Calories 63kcal

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Prepare a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Spray some oil on top to prevent the crust from sticking. Set aside. 
  • Place half of the cauliflower florets into a food processor with the S blade attachment. Process for 30 seconds, stop, scrape the bottom and sides. Repeat for 30 seconds until all the florets are pulsed into fine cauliflower rice – it will look like couscous/semolina. Transfer the cauliflower rice into a microwave-safe glass bowl. Process the other half of the cauliflower florets until pulsed into rice and transfer into the glass bowl.
  • Cover the glass bowl with a microwave-safe lid. Microwave for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the microwave with oven mittens – be careful it is super hot! 
  • Transfer the hot cauliflower rice onto a clean towel. Squeeze as firmly as you can to release all the water. Again it is hot, so use your oven mittens to avoid burning your hands.
  • Open the towel. You should obtain a dry ball of cooked cauliflower rice. Transfer into a bowl, add spices, salt, beaten egg, and cheese. Combine with a spatula. The cheese will melt, and the cauliflower pizza crust is forming.
  • Press the cauliflower crust onto the prepared baking sheet. Press with your hands to form a round pizza. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the borders are crispy.
  • It is optional, but if you can flip over the crust and bake for an extra 5-8 minutes on the other side, it will add extra crispiness to the crust.
  • Spread your favorite pizza toppings starting with a sauce like keto pizza sauce, sour cream or no-added-sugar tomato paste, then flat ingredients like pepperoni, ham and finish with extra grated pizza cheese
  • Bake again for 15 minutes until your toppings are cooked and the cheese is melted.
The nutrition panel is for one slice without toppings. This recipe serves 6 slices. 3 g net carbs per slice.
To make a flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of lukewarm/hot water. Whisk, set aside for 10 minutes until it resembles egg texture. Use as a beaten egg replacement.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.1g5%
Carbohydrates 4.9g2%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 4.9g10%
Net Carbs 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    27 Thoughts On Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust
  1. 3 stars
    Hi, I’m new to the site and would like to say I love cauliflower and have made different versions of the pizza crust. However with yours I did feel it was very week and did not crisp up despite cooking for twice as long as recommended plus flipping it. I would love to have some feedback myself as I am new to cooking and want to improve so any help would be gratefully received.
    Thank you. Martin.

  2. Can you do meal prep with these where you roll the crusts out thin and leave it in the baking tray then freeze it for later? Just curious if I could prep several and deep freeze them then add toppings and bake from frozen later?

    • Of course, it will work very well. No need to defrost, add topping on the prebaked frozen crust and pop in the oven as a regular pizza. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

    • Sorry for that ! The nutrition panel is now showing properly. One slice of crust brings you 3 g net carbs. The recipe serve 6 slices. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  3. do you preface this? I dont see further instructions on this except the 3 ingredients and cooking califlower in microwave.

    thanks

    • Hi.. I cant seem to find which step the egg has bee used in.. can this b made without the egg ?

      • In step 6, you can also use a flaxegg for an egg free cauliflower pizza crust. See recipe note to see how to make flxegg. Enjoy the pizza crust, XOXO Carine.

    • Sorry there was an issue wih the recipe plugin not showing the recipe it is fixed now ! Enjoy the crust. XOXO Carine.

    • Hi, Unfortunately no. It won’t hold together. The cooked cauliflower is soft and the cheese stick to it creating the most delicious soft, crispy pizza crust when baked. Enjoy the recipe my friend. XOXO Carine.

  4. Hi, have you ever froze this Pizza? If yes, what did you do with it after it came out of the freezer? Thanks.

  5. Holy Smokes! Just made this for me and my husband (the man who refuses to eat veggies). Not only did he devour it, he asked when I could make more. Huge success, THANKS!

  6. Just made this and it is PERFECT!! I added some finely diced leeks since I didn’t have quite enough cauliflower after having used the rest to make cauliflower mash earlier this week. I also had more like 2/3-3/4 cup of parmesan.

    • That is great! It is nice to read positive comments 🙂 Leek should taste good as well a must try for my next one. I recently tested broccoli instead of cauliflower and except the strange greenish color for a pizza it taste awesome !

      • I’m trying this for the 1st time. there was a little broch in the cali i am using and i thought what the heck.

    • It is really yum and you will be surprised by how it taste great 🙂 you will not believe it is made of cauliflower.

  7. I’ve been wanting to try cauliflower pizza crust forever and just simply haven’t gotten around to it. You have solidified I must make it and soon because this looks to delicious and too easy to not try! Thanks!

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