Need a delicious gluten- and grain-free pizza option?
Cauliflower pizza crusts are the perfect way to get your kids to eat an extra serving of veggies or to make one of their favorites grain-free.
My daughter loves our Cauliflower Crust Lunch Box Pizza recipe. It’s one of her favorite things to find in her lunch, and for me, it’s a perfect and delicious way to sneak in veggies for my entire family!
Eat them for dinner, pack them for lunch, or enjoy as an after-school snack.
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Gluten- and Grain-Free Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas
Yields about 5 individual pizzas.
- Cuisine: Lunch
- 1 head cauliflower,
cleaned,and chopped into florets
- 1 large egg, beaten
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt with parsley
- 2 teaspoons Zatarain’s Big & Zesty Garlic & Herb seasoning
- ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3–4 tablespoons pizza sauce
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Optional toppings: pepperoni, sausage, peppers, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 400F, and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place the cauliflower into a food processor, and process to a flour-like texture.
- Place the cauliflower in a large microwavable bowl, and cook on high for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the microwave. Add the egg, seasonings, and cheese. Mix well, until it resembles a batter-like mixture.
- Divide the batter into five equal parts.
- On the baking sheet, form the mixture into pizza crusts (in this case, heart shapes) (At this step, you can continue or freeze formed pizza crusts for later.)
- Lightly coat each crust with cooking spray, and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the crusts begin to brown.
- Remove from the oven, and top with the sauce, cheese, and toppings of choice.
- Return to the oven, and broil until the cheese is melted.
Can u tell me how many carbs are in this recipe?
Linda, you are welcome to plug the recipe into a website that calculates carbs/calories etc. We work on recipes with real ingredients. sorry!
How long do these stay good in the fridge?
3-5 days in the fridge – freezer up to 3 months.
Can the crust work without cheese? Thanks!!
The cheese is what “holds” the crust together…
do you enclose the carb count on your meals? my daughter is t1 and that is how i found your website.
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. My Stepdaughter is a very picky eater who loves Pizza but her Dad and I are on low carb diets. These were so fantastic. My stepdaughter inhaled these!! Little tip to keep the from falling apart, add a little more cheese and let them rest 5 minutes before serving. They firm right up.
That’s so great to hear, Lisa! Thank you so much for your comment and I’m glad your stepdaughter enjoyed them so much.
Can I freeze these once they are prepped and bake them before I need them for a school lunch?
Hi Ramona! Yes! Thank you for mentioning that – I have froze mine before but what I did was bake the crust, as first indicated then topped with cheese, pepperoni, and whatever else you want. Instead of putting back into the oven that’s the point I froze them (after the crusts were cool). Hope that helps!
Another question – on my first try the pizza fell into pieces so the crust didn’t hold together..what do I need to do to make it not fall apart? I did individual little round pizzas. Thanks!
Hmm… I’ve not had that happen and we’ve made these countless times.
1) They need to bake a bit longer than the 15-20 minutes for you
2) It might be that your ‘crust batter’ was too moist. After you microwave them try patting the cauliflower dry and making sure there’s no additional moisture. You could also try adding a bit more cheese to help hold it together. Just some thoughts!
I froze these before baking the crust and they turned out fine. Momables, can you add a step in your recipe “–At this point you can freeze or bake–” (i’ve seen this on other recipes of yours and its SOO helpful!) Thx in advance
Done. thank you Teresa!
Any suggestions on how to do this without a microwave? I’m thinking steaming the cauliflower, cooling it a bit, then running it in the food processor before adding the rest of the ingredients. Does that sound like the right way to go? Thanks!
Yes – steaming would be the way to go in lieu of the microwave. :)