Cauliflower Pizza Base

By Robert Parsons May 11, 2023

More and more people are opting for cauliflower alternatives as a healthier substitute for carbs and calories. These alternatives are also perfect for individuals who are gluten intolerant or want to make their favorite meal lighter.

What you need to have:

  • – 5 cups cauliflower florets (about half a large cauliflower/1 medium head)
  • – 2 medium eggs
  • – Dry cloth to wring out excess moisture
  • – Pinch of salt
  • – ¼ cup mozzarella or fresh parmesan, grated
  • – 1 tsp mixed Italian herbs (such as oregano and basil)


  1. To prepare, wash the florets with cold water but leave them wet. Then, remove the leaves and chop the florets into smaller pieces.
  2. Put the florets in a food processor and blend them until they become fine and have a texture similar to rice.
  3. To dry out and cook, you can either bake in the oven for 15 minutes or microwave for 8 minutes.
  4. Before wringing out the excess moisture, transfer the object to a dry cloth and let it cool down.
  5. Make sure to press the cauliflower to remove as much water as you can. It might be necessary to move it around and try different angles to completely dry it.
  6. Pour the mixture into a bowl and thoroughly mix it with the other ingredients.
  7. Form the dough into a sizable ball and then carefully press it down until it becomes thin and circular. You might consider leaving the edges thicker to achieve the traditional appearance of risen dough.
  8. Bake the pizza in the oven for approximately 2 minutes or until it has cooked and is firm.
  9. Add your favorite ingredients and sauce on top, then bake for an additional 10 minutes until everything is cooked and the cheese is melted.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can still enjoy cauliflower ‘rice’. Simply buy it pre-made and cook it according to the directions provided, which often involves microwaving it for a few minutes. Then, continue following the instructions from step 4. This can be a convenient way to simplify your cooking process.

To make the recipe vegan or dairy-free, just remove the cheese and eggs, and instead, use a mixture of 50ml water and 2 tbsp ground chia or flax seeds to create a thick “egg substitute”.

Cauliflower pizza bases are similar to cauliflower rice in terms of preparation. They taste just as great as pizza bases made with flour. Once you add your favorite cheese and toppings, you may not even realize it’s not the usual pizza dough.

This recipe is perfect for increasing your vegetable intake or sneakily feeding picky children who don’t like veggies. While it may seem counterintuitive to use cauliflower, which retains a lot of natural water and can become mushy, as a base for a crispy pizza crust, this recipe will show you otherwise!

Could you describe the taste of a cauliflower pizza crust?

When you use cauliflower as a pizza base, it loses much of its distinct flavor. It becomes very subtle, almost tasteless. This is a good thing because you can add lots of your favorite sauce and toppings without being overwhelmed by the cauliflower flavor.

Wrap Up

We may be biased, but we believe that this cauliflower pizza base recipe is the best one available online. It yields one 10-12 inch pizza, which can be sliced into approximately 8 pieces. If you wish to make more, adjust the ingredients accordingly.