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Keto Cauliflower Pizza

Who Says You Can’t Eat Pizza On Keto?

When I began my keto diet, like most people, I stuck to the very simple eggs, meat and cheese meals. But the weekends would bring pizza cravings, and two years ago, almond flour was not a staple in my pantry. When I began doing research, I discovered the cauliflower pizza crust, and that’s what came to my rescue. It definitely didn’t taste like bread, but it was so amazing to see that it held together like a real pizza. With a good keto marinara sauce and some nice toppings, I didn’t miss the bread all that much.



One Cauliflower Pizza Crust. A World of Topping Possibilities.

As for the pizza toppings, I used what I had at the time, which was some salami and fresh basil. But there’s a world of possibilities there. I’d love to get some sausage meat, mushrooms, bacon, olives, garlic, bell peppers… I could go on and on. I will say this though: the cauliflower pizza does require a bit of work, so it’s not a bad idea to prepare your dough even a day in advance. You could also possibly freeze it, but I’ve never done that. It’s mainly the ricing, cooking and squeezing the water from the cauliflower that takes some time. Once that is done, it’s not a lot of work. Unfortunately there is no version of this that has worked for me without egg, so apologies to my ‘pure veg’ friends. Parchment paper is also your best friend in this recipe: grease it well with a bit of oil and the pizza will be easy to peel off it after it’s cooked. Enjoy this low-carb cauliflower pizza recipe and tell us what your favourite toppings for this are!



Nutrition Info (Crust only)

  • Calories: 301
  • Net Carbs: 8g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 6g

This recipe makes 1 pizza crust.  Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Cauliflower Pizza

A low carb, keto, gluten free pizza made using cauliflower.
3.77 from 17 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 Pizza


  • 250 grams Cauliflower
  • 30 grams Parmesan cheese
  • 15 grams Cream Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Headbanger's Kitchen Marinara Sauce Get the recipe here
  • 50 grams Pizza Cheese
  • 30 grams Salami


  • Start with 1 head of cauliflower and separate the florets from the stems.
  • Blitz the florets in the food processor until it's the consistency of fine couscous – fine, but not mashed.
  • Cook the cauliflower in a dry pan for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat till it's cooked through.
  • Remove to a dry cloth or tea towel and squeeze out all the excess moisture. Squeeze well!
  • In a bowl mix the squeeze-dried cauliflower with salt, pepper, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and one egg.
  • On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, place and shape out your cauliflower dough.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in the oven at 190C (374F)
  • Remove from the oven, flip over and layer with sauce, cheese and toppings of choice.
  • Bake till cheese is fully melted and you have a glorious keto cauliflower pizza.


Make sure you squeeze all the moisture out of the cauliflower. The wetter it is, the less likely it is to crisp up.
Oil the parchment paper well to prevent the base from sticking.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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    1. There is no substitute for egg in this recipe. Instead make the fat head crust and leave the egg out in that.

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  2. The white stuff that you used for the topping, maybe pochachini (dont know what that is and how its spelled). Clarification please.

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  6. Hey! Awesome kitchen! Quick question…. is there a substitute for Parmesan cheese in the pizza crust? Or is it possible to omit?

  7. Hi big fan of your recipes !!
    I tried making the cauliflower pizza but it stuck to the parchment paper the same happened with the fathead base too!! Any reason how I can avoid it ? And also the fathead base turned out too liquid once I added the egg

    1. This is an issue with your parchment paper, you are probably buying butter paper which is not the same. Or you need to buy a better quality one. For the egg part you can skip the egg completely or add it little by little because maybe the egg is large in size. So maybe just work with it slowly.

    1. 8 grams of what? The recipe makes 1 pizza base about 8″. Might be bigger if you make it thinner. or smaller if you make it thicker.

  8. Hey!
    i just tried your recipe and is tastes really delicios. the crust was not very stable for me though.

    what do you mean with 250 grams cauliflower? raw or after you squeeze the water out of it?

  9. hi Sahil, this keto cauliflower i can prepare and keep in the fridge? if yes how many days? as i love pizza most of the time i will be baking it and my work schedule is to hectic.

    I appreciate your reply.

    thank you.

    1. Yes you can make it and freeze it or keep it in the fridge fro 3-4 days. Even a week is ok but cauliflower tends to get smelly, it’s safe to eat but it tends to get smelly.

    1. John please buy a scale when you can, it’s cheap, efficient, accurate and a friend for life. But it would be about a cup and then some.

  10. Now it ask for you to squeeze the water out of the cauliflower pizza. but you are not adding water so where is the water.

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