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Cauliflower Pizza

Yep, I went there.  I’ve made cauliflower mash and cauliflower rice, and now I jumped on the bandwagon and made cauliflower pizza.  Guilty as charged.

cauliflower pizza wine

Truth is, I’ve been wanting to make cauliflower pizza since I saw it on Karla from Foodologie’s blog back in January.  But I was just lazy and never made it.  I don’t know why, since the recipe isn’t any more complicated than making cauliflower rice, but I just didn’t do it.

So here I am seven months later posting about cauliflower pizza.  And I am here to tell you that while cauliflower pizza is quite delicious, it’s not pizza (which you probably already figured).

Cauliflower PizzaIf you don’t like the taste of cauliflower, then I don’t recommend making this pizza.  The cheese and the tomato sauce and all the toppings make for a lovely dish, but you also have to at least somewhat like cauliflower.  Just putting it out there.

The cauliflower pizza also doesn’t crisp up quite like a regular pizza, so I recommend eating with a knife and fork.  I also used fresh herbs in my “dough” but I think dried herbs would work just fine.

Cauliflower Pizza (inspired from Foodologie)


1 medium head of cauliflower, grated

1/2 cup grated cheese of your choice (I used Trader Joe’s quattro formaggio blend)

1 egg

Fresh Herbs: I used rosemary, sage and thyme.  About 2 tbsp of each.

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 425F

Using a box grater or a food processor, grate your cauliflower until it is in small fine pieces.

Dump your cauliflower onto a cheese cloth or dishtowel and squeeze all the water out.  Some methods recommend microwaving the cauliflower for a couple of minutes beforehand, but I just placed all my cauliflower in a towel, wrapped it up, and squeezed all the excess water out.

Once your cauliflower is dry, place in a bowl with your cheese, herbs, egg and salt and pepper.  Mix until well blended.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and firmly press your cauliflower onto the sheet.  Make the cauliflower pizza as thin as possible.

Cauliflower Pizza DoughPlace in the oven for 15-20 minutes to let the crust firm up a bit.

Remove the crust from the oven and add your toppings of choice.  For my pizza I did tomato sauce, additional cheese, ground turkey, mushrooms and caramelized onion.

Cauliflower PizzaIf you are looking for a grain-free, low-carb pizza option then this will definitely fit the bill.  It’s tasty and a nice healthy alternative.

BUT if you are looking for a real legit pizza, then I suggest you make one using this recipe for the dough.

Favorite pizza topping? And go!

Easy Cauliflower Rice

I actually meant to post this recipe a couple of weeks ago, but got distracted by things like my bachelorette party and my unfortunate bout with food poisoning.  Since I am finally able to enjoy food again, I figured it was high time I shared this easy cauliflower rice recipe.

Easy Cauliflower RiceWhile I love cauliflower mashed potatoes, they can be a little more time intensive since you have to boil your cauliflower for awhile and then puree it until the consistency is nice and smooth.  With this easy cauliflower rice recipe all you need to do is chop and grate your cauliflower, saute in a pan and then let it rest for about 10 minutes.

Easy Cauliflower Rice BowlI’ve made this a few times and it’s quickly becoming a part of our weekly dinner rotation.

Easy Cauliflower Rice (inspired by Nom Nom Paleo)


1 head of cauliflower, chopped

2 shallots, chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp coconut aminos

Salt and Pepper to taste


Add your olive oil and shallots to a skillet and saute over low heat until the shallots are caramelized.

Rinse and chop your cauliflower into manageable pieces.  Using a box grater, grate your cauliflower so the pieces come out small like rice.  You can also do this in a food processor, but I find using a grater works just as well.

Once your cauliflower is grated, pat the pieces down with a paper towel to make sure all the excess moisture is removed.  Place your cauliflower pieces in the skillet along with your shallots.

Easy Cauliflower Rice PanAdd your coconut aminos, salt and pepper to the skillet and stir gently.  Cover your skillet for 10 minutes so the “rice” has time to fluff up.

I’ve had this rice with stir fry and with meatballs and find it a great low-carb addition to any meal!  Of course if you aren’t allergic to soy, you can swap soy sauce instead of the coconut aminos, but I personally think the coconut aminos give the cauliflower rice a nice flavor.  I also think adding some bacon fat to the rice would be an excellent idea.

Easy Cauliflower Rice MeatballsSo now that I’ve made cauliflower mash and rice, I’ll have to give cauliflower pizza a try next!