Cauliflower Pizza and it's actually good

I tried to make a cauliflower pizza crust about a year ago and it went ALL kinds of wrong. Not only was it a mess - and a time suck - it scared me away from using cauliflower all together.

Thankfully my girlfriend Kristin convinced me to try hers at the dinner party she hosted on Friday and I am now a believer.

And an addict.

Kristin used Paula Deen's recipe as a base, made some alterations, and came up with perfection. 

Fair warning - it's time consuming (a solid hour until dinner time), but it's so, so worth it for 100% guilt free pizza

The goods

 I found everything at Trader Joes 

1 head of cauliflower florets
Chicken sausage - I used 2 for the pizza
Pizza Sauce
1 egg
2 cups Shredded Cheese
Fresh Basil
Olive Oil spray
Crushed Garlic, Salt & Pepper, and Oregano

**This serves about 2-3 people as a main dish**


1. Blend florets until grainy and mashed 

2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and then spray the heck out of it. Then spray it again.

4. Microwave your cauliflower mash - with a splash or two of water - for 7 minutes 

5. Stick the hot cauliflower into the freezer to cool for 10 minutes. Once it's fully cooled, mix together 1 cup of cheese, 1 egg,  garlic, salt, pepper, and 3 full tablespoons of oregano
 6. Mix together and form a large square over the parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 15-20 until golden and crisped.

7. After it's crisped, add your toppings; tomato sauce, fresh basil, sliced chicken sausage, cheese, garlic, oregano (again), salt and pepper. Bake for another 15 minutes.

 Let it cool - cut in squares - and enjoy as many pieces as you damn well please. 


This dish won't disappoint - even cauliflower haters will enjoy. 


  1. This looks delicious! I have only recently started my love affair with cauliflower in the form of cauliflower rice but this takes it to a completely new level. Looks like it's really worth all the prep.

  2. AMAZING! J loves cauliflower (we had it last night) and I am totally drinking the Cauliflower Rice Kool Aid, but haven't yet ventured into pizza crust territory. This one looks great!

    The bag of florets -- that was uncooked, correct? Since you then nuke it for a few mins?

  3. I'll have to give this a try. Sounds yummy!