Cauliflower Pizza: It’s Not Just for Carb-Cutters!

by Kimberly Hickok

EVERY Friday night that we’re home, we make pizza. We use a traditional recipe for the crust (flour, yeast, salt, olive oil). On one of our pizza nights a friend joined us who was cutting carbs. Introducing cauliflower pizza – it’s not just for carb-cutters anymore! This was delicious and so easy to make. Plus, it’s a great way to mix up the standard pizza routine. unique pizza is sure to become a staple in your home. Here’ how I made it.

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza

Making the crust is surprisingly simple. Start with a whole head of cauliflower, cut into 1/2″ thick slices. To do that, trim the bottom so it lays flat on a cutting board. Then cut slices, cutting from top to bottom so that you have cauliflower ‘steaks’. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over each slice, then bake at 400F until tender.

You can turn it once during baking if desired. PRO TIP: To speed up the cooking process, preheat your baking sheet.

Once your cauliflower slices are tender, top them with your favorite pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni (or any other toppings you prefer). Bake until the cheese is nice and melted. Enjoy!

Cauliflower with melted mozzarella cheese and pepperoni on top

Look at that melty cheese!


The great thing about this recipe is that it can be easily adapted to whatever toppings you prefer on your pizza! If pepperoni isn’t your thing, feel free to substitute in any other topping you like – mushrooms, olives, sausage or ground turkey . . . you name it! You can also experiment with different types of cheeses; while mozzarella is traditional on pizza, try out something like provolone or feta for variety.

If you have a variety toppings, each person can make their own individual cauliflower pizza with their choice of toppings.

This recipe is also great if you have a craving for pizza and just want one for yourself.

Go For It!

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a creature of habit and don’t like to switch things up. But in this case, I highly recommend this variation on pizza. Go for it! Get creative. Cauliflower pizza is a great way to cut back on carbs without sacrificing taste. With its endless possibilities for customization and its tasty flavor combination, I’m pretty sure that cauliflower pizza will become a favorite at your house too. Enjoy!

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