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Gluten Free Dairy Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Gluten Free Dairy Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This crust is hearty, flavorful, and can withstand any amount of toppings you want to pile on it without crumbling to pieces. Below are two recipes, one crust that resembles your favorite “Chicago-Style” or deep-dish style crust: thick and fluffy, and another for all the thin crust pizza lovers. Both are incredible, grain-free, dairy-free, and absolutely mouthwatering.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 137kcal


Neapolitan Style Pizza Crust- Thin Crust

  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 cups Riced cauliflower
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour (like Bob's Red Mill 1:1 GF APF)
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Toppings of choice

Chicago Style Pizza Crust -Thick Crust

  • 2 cups Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 cup Almond Meal
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 2 Large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Sal
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Toppings of Choice


How to Make Neapolitan Style Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 450°. Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. If you have a pizza stone, even better! (line the pizza stone as well) Take one head of cauliflower and do a rough chop to have medium-sized florets. Place the cauliflower florets into an S-bladed food processor, along with 2 cloves of garlic (this is optional). Pulse until it is a “rice” like consistency. I always pulse my cauliflower 10-15 times and it comes out perfect.
  • Transfer the riced cauliflower into a large bowl. Microwave the cauliflower for 5 minutes. This helps seam the cauliflower and will later help in extracting the moisture. If you prefer, you can line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake the cauliflower in the oven for about 10 minutes to steam.
  • Now, transfer the steamed rice cauliflower to a cheesecloth clean dish towel. I like to let the cauliflower rice sit in a bowl lined with a cheesecloth, lightly salt the cauliflower, and let the moisture begin to seep as I prepare the other ingredients (about 5 minutes). Then, take the cloth and squeeze as much moisture out of the cauliflower as possible. You should squeeze out at least 2/3 cups. Drain as much liquid as possible.
  • Next, grab a clean, dry large bowl and add the cauliflower, gluten-free flour, baking powder, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix the ingredients using a spatula. Form a ball with the dough and place it on the parchment-lined baking dish.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough. Using your hands, gently press out the pizza dough into a circle. The dough should be about 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick (your preference). Remove the top layer of parchment paper and the dough is now ready for the oven! Place the dough in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges become a golden brown.
  • While the dough is in the oven prepare the toppings. Once your toppings are prepared and cooked, top your Cauliflower Pizza Crust generously. Once your pizza has all of your desired toppings, bake it in the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes. Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes, then slice and feast on your delicious, healthy, gluten-free, cauliflower crusted pizza!

How to make Chicao Style Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and cover a pizza stone or small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place riced cauliflower, onion, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until crumbly, but not paste-like. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add almond meal, eggs, salt, and pepper to cauliflower mixture and stir to combine. The mixture should be sticky but hold together. If too dry, add water 1 teaspoon at a time. If too wet, add 1 tsp coconut flour at a time
  • Gently spread pizza dough into a circle using a rubber spatula and your hands. It should be about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place dough in oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until starting to brown around the edges
  • While crust bakes, prepare toppings of choice.
  • Remove crust from the oven and top with desired toppings.
  • Return to oven, and cook another 10 minutes, or until bottom of crust is brown and toppings are hot
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 137kcal