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Chef John’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower crust

Chef John’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This recipe is copied from Allrecipe’s website.   We had a pizza party for April’s Last Saturday dinner.  Since half of us are gluten free we tried three or four gluten-free crusts and this crust was the winner!


  • 1 head cauliflower, cored and separated into florest
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 ounce finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch cayenne pepper

Directions:  (Prep time 15 min, cook time 45 min)

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper. (I used a pizza stone and just rubbed oil over it)
  • Puree cauliflower in food processor until finely ground.
  • Cook ground cauliflower, water and salt together in a skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant and most of the water evaporates, about 5-10 minutes.  Cool completely.
  • Transfer cauliflower to the center of a clean dish towel.  Wrap and squeeze tightly to remove all excess moisture.  YOu shoul dhave about 1/1/2 cu cauliflower pulp.
  • Stir cauliflower, goat cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, egg and cayenne pepper together in a bowl to form a soft dough.  Gether dough into a ball and place in the center of the prepared baking sheet.  Press dough into a circl about 1/4 in thick.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and set, about 40 minutes.  Cool and turn crust over before topping.