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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Alla Margherita

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Gluten-free
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


A delicious Cauliflower Pizza Crust Alla Margherita Recipe that tastes just like a pizza-pie from your favorite pizzeria. Gluten Free and ready in 35 minutes!


  • 1 head cauliflower (chopped)
  • 14.5 ounces can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 small clove garlic (peeled)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella (drained and hand torn)
  • 10 fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and line a pizza pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add cauliflower to a food processor and pulse until fine like rice grains.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to another plate or baking sheet to speed up the cooling process. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Meanwhile, put the canned tomatoes in a strainer and, using a spoon, gently push out excess liquid until most of the liquid has been drained. Transfer tomatoes to a blender, add salt and garlic and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  5. Put the cooled cauliflower in a kitchen towel, wrap and wring out as much water as you can. This step is important for a crispy crust. The cauliflower should almost look like mashed potatoes or dry dough.
  6. In a large bowl add cauliflower, egg, Parmesan cheese and dried red chili flakes. Mix using your hands until you get a dough-like texture.
  7. Add mixture to pizza pan and spread into a circle (or rectangle). Make sure the crust is not too thin or too thick (around ¼ inch – or slightly less – is ideal).
  8. Spoon tomato sauce and spread evenly. Top with a few pieces of mozzarella and fresh basil leaves.
  9. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Serve.


This Cauliflower Pizza Crust Alla Margherita Recipe is:
High in calcium
High in dietary fiber
High in phosphorus
High in potassium
High in selenium
High in vitamin A
High in vitamin B6
Very high in vitamin C


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 196
  • Sugar: 6.7 g
  • Sodium: 1408 mg
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.7 g
  • Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.7 mg
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