Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Try this gluten free cauliflower recipe. The cauliflower is chopped to a cauliflower rice and made crunchy around the edges with this roasted cauliflower flavour pizza style base. It is not the same texture or flavour as a traditional pizza crust, but it is a great way to cook with cauliflower, kids love it too! Here the crust is topped with a simple tomato sauce, but be creative with the toppings and use what you have on hand. 


  • No mozzarella? Try other pizza toppings such as capers, olives, or even finley sliced leftover vegetables from your Oddbox (aubergine, courgette, bell pepper, tomatoes…).
  • No eggs? Replace each egg with 1 tbsp of flax seeds + 3 tbsp water. Mix together and set aside for 10 minutes, until gelatinous. 
  • No oregano? Use any dried herb you have on hand such as rosemary or thyme. 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 1


1 small Cauliflower (or 1/2 large cauliflower)

2 Eggs

30 g Parmesan (grated)

1 tbsp Oregano

Salt & pepper

For the tomato sauce:

½ Red onion (chopped)

1 Garlic clove

1 tbsp Butter

1 tsp Olive oil

1 Tin chopped tomatoes

For the toppings:

1 Mozzarella (grated)

10 Basil leaves

Olive oil

Salt & pepper


  1. Make the cauliflower rice: Remove the leaves from your cauliflower (reserve for pizza topping, or add into stir fry recipes) and chop the florets into chunks. Add them to a food processor, and pulse blend until the texture is similar to rice. If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater or chop it with a knife. 
  2. Saute the cauliflower rice: To dry out the cauliflower rice a little, heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat, and cook the rice cauliflower for 5 minutes, stirring often, until drier and translucent. Do not over cook the cauliflower rice. 
  3. Make the cauliflower crust: Preheat the oven to 200C/180 fan/6 gas mark. In a large bowl, combine the cooked cauliflower with the eggs, grated parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Line a baking tray with baking paper and grease with a little olive oil. Spread the dough out evenly on the baking tray and form into a circle of approximately 1 cm thick. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.
  4. Make the tomato sauce: In the meantime, add both the butter and olive oil to a saucepan on medium heat (or like me to the same frying pan - just give it a quick rinse). Cook the red onion for 5 minutes, until soft and cooked through, then add the garlic and chopped tomatoes. Simmer down for 15 minutes on a low heat, or until reduced a little.
  5. Add the toppings: Change the oven temperature to 230C/210 fan/8 gas mark. Top the cauliflower crust with the tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil leaves. Cook the pizza for 5 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese melted.
Cauliflower crust pizza served on a plate

How to store

Store the pizza in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 180C/160 fan/4 gas mark. 


The cauliflower crust pizza is great served along with a green salad, or as part of a food spread.