Gluten-Free Margherita Pizza


A crust made of cauliflower makes for a delicious wheat-free pizza.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings



  • 3 cups coarsely chopped cauliflower

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • ½ cup tomato sauce

  • ¼ cup sliced pepperoni (Optional)

  • ½ cup packed shredded Italian cheese blend

  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup small or torn fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Grate cauliflower in a food processor.

  3. Put a steamer in a saucepan, add water to reach just below bottom, and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower and steam, covered, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large plate, spreading it out. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until cooled, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a smooth kitchen towel (not terry cloth), gather up towel ends, and twist, firmly squeezing out as much liquid as possible.

  4. Mix together egg, cheese, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir in cauliflower with a fork until evenly incorporated. Mound mixture in center of baking sheet; press and shape into a 12-inch round (about 1/4 inch thick).

  5. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 18 minutes.

  6. Spread tomato sauce on crust and add pepperoni (if using), then sprinkle with Italian and parmesan cheeses. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 5 minutes. Scatter with basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 865mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 43mg 214%
Calcium 292mg 22%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 444mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.