This is the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe!

Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

Heat a skillet on the stove to medium-high heat. Cook riced frozen cauliflower until tender and the water is cooked off, about 6-8 minutes. Be sure to stir your cauliflower during this process so that it doesn't burn.

3

Remove your skillet from heat and stir in parmesan, egg, and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. It should all get melted together nicely.

4

Press mixture onto a baking sheet or a 12-inch pizza pan covered with parchment paper.  Consider covering the dough with a second piece of parchment paper and roll out the dough with a rolling pin or use your hands. You can also put oil on the parchment paper to help with sticking.

5

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

6

Remove from the oven and top with desired toppings like no-sugar-added tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, etc. Bake for another 10 minutes or so until golden brown. Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

7

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings (8 slices), Serving Size: 1/4 of pizza crust (2 slices)
Amount Per Serving: 136.1 Calories | 7.8g Fat | 5.0g Total Carbs | 1.5g Fiber | 12g Protein | 3.5g Net Carbs

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Want a delicious and EASY keto pizza crust idea?!

Try turning a bag of store-bought frozen riced cauliflower into the best, most delicious cauliflower pizza crust we’ve tried yet! Making a crust out of cooked cauliflower is definitely not a new idea, but I recently tried the shortcut of using frozen riced cauliflower, and I was surprised at how easy this keto pizza crust was to make.

Making your own cauliflower crust at home is always a good idea because almost all of the ones sold in-stores often have hidden carbs and aren’t keto-friendly!

Our best keto cauliflower crust recipe uses frozen riced cauliflower

This is the easiest cauliflower crust to make and the results are YUMMY!

There is no need to get out your food processor with this simple cauliflower pizza crust recipe, and it’s so convenient to keep frozen cauliflower in the freezer at all times.

You’ll be able to complete this homemade meal even on the busiest of weeknights! To show just how easy it is, Collin made this yummy pizza on a Facebook Live video.


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Before sharing the recipe, check out Collin’s recipe tips for making the best cauliflower pizza crust:

    • If you have multiple options for frozen riced cauliflower at your store, go with Green Giant. The “rice” granule size is smaller with Green Giant which works better for this cauliflower pizza crust recipe.
    • Make sure to get all the water out of the frozen cauliflower rice by cooking it down in the pan for optimum crispiness. Also, be sure to cook the crust to the point where it’s well done (not burnt, but brown in spots). This will make the base firm enough to support your favorite toppings.
    • Add seasonings (like garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt) to the crust to add a burst of additional pizza flavor.
    • Flatten out the dough on parchment paper, then put a lightly oiled piece of parchment paper over the top of the dough and press down with your hands versus a rolling pin. I always opt to ditch the rolling pin and just use my hands on the parchment paper to make the pizza shape. I think it’s much easier. This also helps to get the crust nice and thin which makes for a crispier crust.
    • When your pizza is done, be sure to let it rest for at least 10 to 15 minutes. The longer it rests, the easier it is to pick up like traditional pizza crust.

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making cauliflower pizza crust in a skillet

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Keto Cauliflower Pizza Crust

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Easily make a robust and delicious pizza crust out of a bag of frozen riced cauliflower!

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

Heat a skillet on the stove to medium-high heat. Cook riced frozen cauliflower until tender and the water is cooked off, about 6-8 minutes. Be sure to stir your cauliflower during this process so that it doesn't burn.

3

Remove your skillet from heat and stir in parmesan, egg, and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. It should all get melted together nicely.

4

Press mixture onto a baking sheet or a 12-inch pizza pan covered with parchment paper.  Consider covering the dough with a second piece of parchment paper and roll out the dough with a rolling pin or use your hands. You can also put oil on the parchment paper to help with sticking.

5

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

6

Remove from the oven and top with desired toppings like no-sugar-added tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, etc. Bake for another 10 minutes or so until golden brown. Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

7

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings (8 slices), Serving Size: 1/4 of pizza crust (2 slices)
Amount Per Serving: 136.1 Calories | 7.8g Fat | 5.0g Total Carbs | 1.5g Fiber | 12g Protein | 3.5g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

best cauliflower crust pizza recipe after baking in the pan

Yum! What a tasty KETO pizza!

I loved the flavorful taste and crisp yet chewy texture of this cauliflower pizza due to the yummy parmesan cheese. It didn’t have a strong cauliflower taste and wasn’t watery at all (that has been an issue for me in the past when making a cauliflower crust). It was also both chewy and crisp around the edges. Perfect!

I think you and your family will definitely enjoy this idea. And of course, it’s easy to top your pizza with whichever toppings you love.

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My teammate Jenna recently made this crust and had these thoughts:

“This cauliflower crust worked out perfectly. I love the delicious flavor and the ease of making it! I used the processed grated parmesan cheese, which is what I had on hand and it worked great. So I think fresh grated or processed is perfectly acceptable.

I love the process of cooking the riced cauliflower a bit since it draws out the moisture! My family and I really enjoyed this recipe, and I love Collin’s tips – perfect!”

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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 36

  1. Colorado Amy

    Have you tried making this with a different cheese, not Parmesan?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      We haven’t, however it looks like you could use Mozzarella instead! Let us know how you like it if you decide to try it!

  2. Shannon

    I’m considering trying this recipe, but I’m a bit leery since I like my crust crispy. I’m wondering if I cook the crust but then leave it in the oven at a low temp for awhile, if it will crisp up. Have you tried it or can you think of any reason why it wouldn’t work? I HATE wasting ingredients!😜

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I would just bake it longer to desired crisp-ness 👍

  3. Melanie

    Can I use fresh cauliflower and weigh out 10 ounces and should I saute the cauliflower a little bit.? I’m new to keto and just learning.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Melanie! Yes! You can “rice” fresh cauliflower using a cheese grater or food processor and then weigh it. Then you will need to saute it until it is soft and the water has been cooked off. Hope that helps!

    • Irma

      Try using cut up shrimp{ precooked first} and minced clams well drained. Add some chopped up garlic or minced, either one will work , top with mozzerala and parm cheese. Use onion powder, garlic powder and italian seasoning, whatever you like to put on a pizza. enjoy

  4. Brittany Tomkins

    Thank you so much for posting this crust. I’m on my 19th day of keto and craving pizza. I wanted to have pizza while my family ate pizza. I made this over the weekend. My toppings were arugula, goat cheese and salami. What a hearty dish! So good!!

    • Liza (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Glad you were able to find something so you could eat right along with your family! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow! That combo sounds heavenly ❤️ Thanks Brittany!

  5. Barbara

    I made this today but I used seasoned ground beef instead of pepperoni. I needed something to eat since my family had lasagna.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YUM! That’s sounds great, Barbara! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Destiny

    Can I make the crust and freeze them for later use

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I haven’t personally tried yet, but after some research online sounds like cauliflower crust is definitely freezer friendly 👍

      • Cynthia Chataway

        But would you cook the crust before freezing?

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Yes! You could do that. It seems you can freeze just the cooked crust or with the added toppings. Be sure to place in an air tight container or ziploc bag to avoid freezer burn. Hoping that helps!

  7. Ameshia

    I’m making the crust with mozzarella and the time given it’s not crispy enough putting it back for 20 mins more and I’m adding pepperoni and seasoned ground beef will update with a photo later.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Ameshia! We can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

  8. Kelli

    I you use “green can” Parmesan? Or freshly grated?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Freshly grated is what I used.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes you can use either.

  9. Stephanie

    So we made this. It was very good but my pizza was stuck to the parchment paper so that was a challenge to get it off. I had to discard some pieces. Did anyone spray it beforehand or have this issue?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Stephanie! You can add a touch of oil to the parchment paper to make sure the crust doesn’t stick. Hope that helps!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Darn, we haven’t had this happen during the recipe testing process. Adding spray definitely wouldn’t hurt. Hopefully, it wasn’t wax paper as that would stick. Maybe try cooking a little longer to make sure the liquid level is very low before placing on the pan.

  10. Jill

    What can I use in place of egg(vegan)?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Here is a list of egg replacements. You can choose the one that works best for you.

  11. Deanna

    Is the net carbs just for the crust? Or includes the toppings?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! Just the crust.

  12. Carol

    Thanks Collin, I enjoyed your video on this and loved the pizza. The only problem…. I ate way too much and didn’t stick to the serving size. But it was fun!! YUM

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  13. Joan H. Corbin

    Why can’t I print recipes?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry for the issues, Joan! We hope to have that issue fixed real soon! In the meantime, you can add this to your “cookbook” above, near the top of the post to find again later. Hope that helps!

  14. Jan Harmon

    Want to try this pizza crust. Also, any other Keto recipes

  15. Jennifer

    I cannot have cheese. What can I substitute for it or omit?

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