Skip to Content

Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza

Thanks for sharing!

This post contains affiliate links. I make a commission from sales. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, read my disclosure policy.

Cauliflower crust margherita pizza is the perfect lower carb option compared to regular pizza crust. Made with fresh cauliflower and topped with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

Cauliflower crust has become increasing popular lately. Not only is it a great low-carb option, but eating cauliflower is also a great way to get in more vegetables and fiber.

While the cauliflower crust itself is versatile since it can be topped with your favorite toppings, this margherita pizza is one of my favorites.

This is a great vegetarian option too since there is no meat on this pizza. It’s topped with tomato sauce, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and finished with a light dusting of cracked pepper.

margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Sneak in extra vegetables with a cauliflower crust 
  • Lower carb alternative compared to regular pizza crust
  • Light and fresh toppings without all the grease
margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Head of cauliflower
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Egg
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Tomato sauce
  • Roma tomato
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh black pepper
margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

How to make this recipe

For Crust

1 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

2 – Cut the florets off the head of cauliflower and transfer them to a food processor. Process the florets until they are fine.

3 – Steam the cauliflower.

To steam, place the cauliflower in a large microwave safe bowl, add 3 tablespoons of water to the bowl. Place a plate over the bowl, and microwave for about 4 minutes. Let the cauliflower sit in the microwave for a minute before removing. The steam trapped under the plate will be hot, so be careful.  

4 – In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower with the mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano, salt, garlic powder and eggs.

5 – Transfer the cauliflower mixture to the center of the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread into a circle, approximately 12 inches in diameter. Bake for 30 minutes.

margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

For Toppings 

1 – Using a pastry brush, brush the olive oil over the top of the crust. Spread the minced garlic over the olive oil.

7 – Spread the tomato sauce over the top of the pizza, leaving about a 1-inch border. 

8 – Top pizza with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Then top with fresh basil leaves. 

9 – Bake pizza for 10-15 minutes longer, until cheese is melted. 

10 – Remove pizza from oven and sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper. 

margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

How do I store my leftover pizza?

Place cooled, covered pizza in the the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, broil in the oven until warm. 

margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

Calories per serving (2 slices): 253

Yield: 12 Servings

Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza

margherita pizza with cauliflower crust on parchment paper close up

Cauliflower crust margherita pizza is the perfect lower carb option compared to regular pizza crust. Made with fresh cauliflower and topped with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

For Crust

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

For Toppings

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 Roma tomato, sliced thin
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • fresh basil leaves
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

For Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Cut the florets off the head of cauliflower and transfer them to a food processor. Process the florets until they are fine.
  3. Steam the cauliflower.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower with the mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano, salt, garlic powder and eggs.
  5. Transfer the cauliflower mixture to the center of the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread into a circle, approximately 12 inches in diameter. Bake for 30 minutes.

For Toppings

  1. Using a pastry brush, brush the olive oil over the top of the crust. Spread the minced garlic over the olive oil.
  2. Spread the tomato sauce over the top of the pizza, leaving about a 1-inch border. 
  3. Top pizza with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Then top with fresh basil leaves. 
  4. Bake pizza for 10-15 minutes longer, until cheese is melted. 
  5. Remove pizza from oven and sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper. 

Notes

  • To steam the cauliflower, place the cauliflower in a large microwave safe bowl, add 3 tablespoons of water to the bowl. Place a plate over the bowl, and microwave for about 4 minutes. Let the cauliflower sit in the microwave for a minute before removing. The steam trapped under the plate will be hot, so be careful.  

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 844mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 19g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram


Other recipes you’ll love

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Garlic and Herbs Mashed Cauliflower

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Thai Inspired Lettuce Wraps

Easy Shrimp Scampi

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below or tag me on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza pin

Enjoy!

signature
Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies
← Previous
Pineapple Raspberry Smoothie
Next →

Skip to Recipe