Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free)

Who’s ready for more pizza? I know I just posted another pizza-themed recipe last week, but honestly, is there ever too much pizza? Not possible. I think that was one of Charlotte’s first words. Eric cheered loudest on Sunday after he realized he guessed right on the coin-toss at the Super Bowl and won a free pizza from Papa Johns.

IMG_0913Also this makes 2 recipes in a row I’ve posted that are actually healthy but masquerade as comfort food. (Banana ice cream anyone?) Don’t worry, I’m not trying to trick you. I only eat things that taste good. I’m picky like that. I can’t be held responsible if sometimes those recipes also happen to be healthy.

IMG_0906Raise your hand if you have gluten-free friends. Seems like everybody is going gluten-free these days (or being diagnosed). So it’s good to have some tasty grain-free recipes up your sleeve. I have never seen anyone so happy about something I made for them. I thought my friend Gia was going to cry when I told her I made her flour-free pizza.

IMG_0928I’ve been stalking Natalie over at Perry’s Plate recently. She has some really amazing grain-free recipes on her site. I just realized that this is the second pizza recipe of hers I have made. She knows how to do pizza, what can I say.

IMG_0921This crust is not bread, and isn’t trying to be bread. It’s cauliflower. So don’t expect anything yeasty. Natalie says it tastes like quiche, and I think that’s a pretty good description. But quiche that tastes like pizza. How can this be a bad thing?

Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free)

Source: Perry’s Plate

1 head cauliflower, stems removed and cut into 2-inch florets
3 eggs
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning or whatever combo you like of oregano, thyme, basil, etc.
a few big pinches of salt (maybe 1/2-3/4 teaspoon)
Your favorite sauce, cheese, and toppings

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a rimmed baking pan with nonstick spray or silicone liner. I used an 11×17 inch pan.

Boil or steam the cauliflower until it is fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well, transfer to a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer cauliflower puree to a large bowl and add the eggs, 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, dried herbs and salt. Mix well.

Spread mixture in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 16-20 minutes or until the crust begins to turn a darker golden brown around the edges with spots on top.

Remove from the oven. Add desired sauce, toppings, and cheese. Return to oven for 10-12 minutes or until toppings are heated through and cheese is melted and golden.


9 thoughts on “Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free)

  1. Thanks for a description of the taste! I’ve heard of this cauliflower pizza crust before but everyone says it tastes like actual pizza, which I refuse to believe. It may be worth trying :).

  2. Ok, so we LOVED this. Everyone. Me, Brian, my three-year-old, and my one-year old. Brian says the crust tastes like ricotta cheese that goes in lasagna; in fact, he declared it indistinguishable and suggested that I begin substituting the pureed cauliflower/egg/cheese/herb mixture next time I make lasagna. We had turkey bacon and pineapple on top and it was for me a thoroughly satisfying pizza experience. I will for sure be making it again!

  3. cutting out gluten has changed her life, so since I have all but cut out bread except for one piece a day, that could explain a lot. I am going to try to go gluten free when we come back from our trip. I am definitely finding a new doctor. I HAVE to find someone who will LISTEN. It is so important to me. I know there is a prfiessoonal who will. I just know it. Thanks so much! It can get so hard to keep working out when the results are slim, but overall, it feels better to do it, than not to.

Thanks for the comments, foodies!

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