Monday, April 23, 2012

Cauliflower Crust

I've been reading about cauliflower crust pizza everywhere so I finally tried it out a few weeks ago. We have eaten it several times since. Amelia and I are gluten intolerant and gluten free crust pizza is yummy and all but I didn't like the idea of consuming so much starch. So many gluten free bread products and recipes have a lot of starchy flours in them. Cauliflower has a pretty neutral flavor so it works great as a crust. The texture is great and my husband said it kept tricking his brain! lol

Cauliflower crust pizza with mushrooms and spinach from the garden.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

2 cups grated cauliflower (grate raw with a hand cheese grater or food processor with grater attachment)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

Mix all ingredients together well. Spread mixture out onto a parchment lined baking sheet to about 1/4 inch thick. I like to make it into a traditional circle but if you double the recipe it's easier to spread it out into a rectangle. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and add sauce, cheese and toppings then broil until cheese has melted. If you let it cool slightly then it is easier to pick up the slices or you can just dig right in with a fork like we do.

I also took the same cauliflower crust recipe and made a quiche with it! It worked perfectly. Make the crust like above but press the mixture into a nonstick or greased 10 inch tart pan or pie pan. Press up the sides as well then bake at 400 for 25- 30 minutes. Remove from oven and pour in your quiche mixture and bake at 350 until center has set.

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche

6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
6-8 asparagus spears cut up into bite size pieces
salt and pepper
Breakfast chicken sausage (optional)

Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper well. Stir in crumbled goat cheese, asparagus and sausage. Pour into prepared cauliflower crust and bake at 350 until center has set.


  1. this is amazing! i've never heard of this idea!

    1. I was shocked at how good it was! It's so yummy!

  2. I need to try this, sounds yummy!! Do you grate the cauliflower raw with a cheese type grater?

    1. Yes I've grated it raw with a hand cheese grater and a food processor with the grater attachment. Both work but the hand grater grates it into smaller pieces which is kind of better.