Impossible Is Nothing: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

by Khushboo on April 25, 2012

While I don’t think Adidas had pizza in mind when they come up with their Impossible is Nothing tagline, apparently the same goes.  A few weeks ago, I came across a recipe for a pizza crust which primarily contained three ingredients:

  1. Cauliflower
  2. Eggs
  3. Cheese

…That’s right, not a hint of flour.  I couldn’t decide whether I was intrigued, excited, or skeptical.   It’s a good thing I am easily persuaded because one look at the picture and it immediately found its way onto my ever-growing “To Make List”:

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I know, I know: all you pizza connoisseurs are probably not buying it but I promise you that it tasted delicious.  I’m not going to lie and say it’s just like eating a flour pizza crust…because it’s not. But surprisingly, it’s not like eating cauliflower either.   It has its own charm and tastes very pizza-esque.

Whether you’re on a low-carb diet, seeking an innovative way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet, falling into a food rut or simply looking for a new recipe to dabble with, this is definitely worth a shot.  And for what it’s worth:

Cheese + Marinara sauce = Win

Cauliflower Crust Pizza -serves 1

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated raw cauliflower
  • 2 egg whites whisked
  • 2 tablespoons grated cheese (I used parmesan)
  • Your choice of herbs (I used parsley & oregano)
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200*C
  • Steam your grated cauliflower for 4-5 minutes.
  • Once steamed, pat dry the cauliflower to remove the excess water
  • In a separate bowl, combine the cauliflower with the egg whites, cheese, and herbs.  Mix well.
  • Spoon out the mixture on a non-stick pan (or parchment paper if you have) and spread the mixture out to form a circle.
  • Bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes, turning it halfway through cooking time.
  • When ready, remove from oven and add on your toppings.
  • Place the pizza back in the oven for a few minutes and remove when the cheese has melted/browned

*Note: It’s prone to break so I would suggest eating it with a fork & knife .

What’s your favorite pizza topping? Mushrooms are a must for me!

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Alexandra April 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Yum yum yum!! Love cauliflower crust pizza! Honestly the crust is good enough to eat alone haha
My favorite toppings are tons of veggies and meat!

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

I love veggie-packed pizzas!

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Parita April 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

This is something I must try! Sounds delicious and simple. Love it!

My absolute favorite pizza toppings are fresh mozzerella, basil, and tomatoes – can’t be beat!

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

Love that combo- simple yet delicious!

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sprint2thetable April 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I have had one of these recipes pinned to try for weeks. I need to get on it! Yours looks fabulous. I love the addition of oregano to the crust.

My favorite toppings: artichoke, spinach, feta, and roasted garlic.

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

How could I forget artichokes- those make a pizza!

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forgottenbeast April 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I was considering a cauliflower crust when I made a primal quiche the other day, but went almond meal instead as cauliflower crusts sounded too good to be true/possible. Glad you gave it a try, now I can be brave enough to attempt a vegan version in my own kitchen ;)

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

I would love to hear if you make a vegan option- let me know if you do :)

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Meg April 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm

This looks fab. I have cauliflower in my fridge which was bought for this very reason, but I haven’t made it yet. I am wanting to try making it with almond flour. Maybe it will hold better? I am not sure.

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

I think adding in a bit of flour would definitely make it more pizza-ish and hold the whole thing together better! Whenever I make pizza crusts with oat flour and egg whites, it works a charm!

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Alex @ therunwithin April 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I really need to make this crust, I keep seeing it and love it.

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

It really is worth trying!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset April 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm

This really does look excellent! I am so glad you tried it, I know I have to now :)

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

You must!

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onehealthymunchkin April 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I can’t wait to try this! And I love that it’s a single serving recipe too.

My favourite pizza toppings are pesto, roasted red pepper, chicken, goat cheese and artichokes!

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

I’m all about the single-serving recipes….I have a love/hate relationship with leftovers!

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Tracy's Treats April 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

That looks good! I’ll have to try it soon…homemade pizza crusts are the best! :-)

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

Agreed..although the recipes which involve yeast kinda scare me!

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Elina (Healthy and Sane) April 26, 2012 at 12:04 am

I’m definitely intrigued! :)

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

Intrigued>doubtful!

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Honey What's Cooking April 26, 2012 at 1:31 am

oh man, that looks GOOD. i’m thinking the mushroom-egg-parmesan may not taste bad on it’s own, right? that’s a great treat. my favorites are mushroom and olives. I LOVE that combination! :-)

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

Haha EXACTLY my thought process- given the ingredients, it’s hard for it to NOT taste good! Love olives on pizza, preferably black!

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JoJo April 26, 2012 at 10:35 am

My sister often replaces rice with cauliflower, this looks like something I must try!
I guess my concern would be… does it stay well together? I could see the crust falling apart easily even with the eggs in the ingredients.
I love modifying recipes like this though, I may try this this weekend if I have time between studying :)

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

I’ve heard about cauliflower rice but am yet to try it…as long as you have a good sauce/curry, I can imagine working out really well! To be honest, it doesn’t stay amazingly together so I would suggest using a fork & knife! Alternatively adding in some flour might give hold it together better!

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Sig April 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I’ve seen this recipe around on a few blogs but have always been a bit sceptical – but this looks yum!! Might have to give it a go now :)

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Khushboo Thadani April 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Haha my skepticism only made me want to try it even more :) !

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ritika April 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

guess what, i have a cauliflower lying in my crisper for a while. pizza it is for lunch tomorrow!

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Khushboo Thadani April 27, 2012 at 8:44 am

Woo let me know how you enjoy it :)

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Ameena April 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

So impressive…what a great idea! I can’t imagine how you came up with this – you never cease to impress me!

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Khushboo Thadani April 27, 2012 at 8:45 am

Haha thanks Ameena but I definetely cannot claim credit for coming up with the idea of this pizza!

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Brittany April 27, 2012 at 1:17 am

I think this crust sounds great! I love new and unique pizza ideas. I MUST have peppers on my pizza.

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Khushboo Thadani April 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

Oh yes peppers are great- throw in some sweetcorn for thar matter!

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Alison April 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

Wow, that sounds amazing!! I love the simplicity of it.

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Khushboo Thadani April 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

The simplicity drew me in…I am yet to dabble with long-winded recipes which involve yeast!

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ritika April 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

:( yeast has failed me every. single. time. ia m not going there ever again.

but your cauliZZA, is delish. also, forgot to tell you, the overnight oats is not overrated :D , my 5-days a week breakfast

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