Rating: 4.59 stars
125 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

Just like its big relative, cauliflower crust pizza, but better! Easy and fun to eat, it's sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
34 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 34 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with parchment paper squares.

    Advertisement
  • Grate cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl using a fine grater. Chop up any remaining pieces that are too small to grate but too big for the crust.

  • Microwave cauliflower until soft and tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Pour cauliflower into a clean dish towel cool easily handled, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Wrap the towel around the cauliflower and squeeze out as much liquid as possible; the drier the cauliflower is, the better it will hold together as a crust once mixed with the other ingredients.

  • Combine cauliflower, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl.

  • Scoop cauliflower crust mixture into prepared muffin tin, dividing the mixture evenly among the cups. Pat down cauliflower mixture with the back of a spoon, making it compact.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  • Spoon a small amount of pizza sauce onto each cauliflower crust. Top with remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, dividing evenly among the crusts.

  • Bake until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Let sit in pan for 5 minutes before moving each bite to a cooling rack. Let cool for 10 minutes. Peel parchment paper squares off the crusts and serve on a platter.

Cook's Notes:

If you've got a food processor, cut the cauliflower into smaller chunks and toss it in the bowl and process until fine.

Add the pizza toppings of your choice, cut into small pieces, in step 8.

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 5.3g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 33.5mg; sodium 308.4mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (94)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
I made a larger quantity to fit a 9 x 13 baking dish. I lined the dish with parchment paper, then mixed all the ingredients, added a little bit extra cheese than what was called for, put the mixture into the baking dish, patted it down, and baked it for 30 minutes. After cooling, I picked up the parchment paper at the sides, and set it on the counter. Then I cut it into strips. We ended up dipping and then covering our individual slices with spaghetti sauce...omg...amazing! Read More
(96)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2017
Way too many steps and fuss for the finished product. They don't stay warm very long so don't plan to take them to a pot luck dinner. Read More
(7)
125 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
I made a larger quantity to fit a 9 x 13 baking dish. I lined the dish with parchment paper, then mixed all the ingredients, added a little bit extra cheese than what was called for, put the mixture into the baking dish, patted it down, and baked it for 30 minutes. After cooling, I picked up the parchment paper at the sides, and set it on the counter. Then I cut it into strips. We ended up dipping and then covering our individual slices with spaghetti sauce...omg...amazing! Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2017
Love this recipe. I've tried the bigger version before, but this bite-size held together much better. I didn't have fresh mozzarella so I used the grated stuff that comes in a can. I also threw in some feta cheese. I put in some spices called "pizza seasoning" into the crust. I used squeeze garlic verses the garlic powder. we had some cooked hamburger and tiny pepperoni so I threw that on for a topping. Even my hubby who is disgusted by these type of bread replacement recipes liked them! This will be our new Friday night pizza go-to. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2018
I made this for my parents who must eat gluten free. My dad hadn't had pizza in a long time and he said it was a success! My mom said it was tastier than some pizzas she's had from restaurants. I made it as written except cut the mozzarella in the "dough" to a half cup, and spread it (on parchment) like a traditional round pizza instead of using a muffin tin. After 15 minutes of cooking, I flipped it and cooked it an additional 5 minutes. Then I added the toppings and cooked long enough to melt the cheese on top. I felt the other ingredients and spices were perfect as written. As a second option, we have used some cheddar in the topping cheese and used sweet peppers and onions...yum! Read More
(36)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2017
This past year has been a struggle as I attempt to get my family on board with eating gluten free. It has been one disappointing dish after another...until now. These cauliflower pizza bites are incredible. My picky children ate them all and then asked me to make more so they could have a gluten free after school snack. Incredibly delicious!!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2018
I missed an important direction but these still came out delicious! Make sure to cook crust until GOLDEN BROWN otherwise, the pizza comes out mushy (but still tasty). Also, instead of using parchment paper, I used a silicon muffin mold. It's nice because each little pizza can have different toppings. Also - be aware that your house will stink (thanks sulfur) but it's still worth making these treats! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2018
I shredded the cauliflower in the food processor. Also added a slice of italian sausage I had previously coooked between the sauce and cheese prior to rebaking. I was short half cup mozzarella cheese so I addedd half cup shredded cheddar. This is delicious and I will make it again. A good way to lessen carbs. Read More
(14)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2018
Only change was to use my pizza baking stone, still using parchment paper, and adjusted cook time (longer). This is the absolute and excellent crust for pizza lovers who want to avoid the carbs (whether you shred or buy it frozen style). Very important to squeeze the water out. Many variations and can be made to taste. So good, I wrote a review. On this sight daily, and this is the first time I took time to post. Thank you! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2017
I used a small Cauliflower and used a blender, and microwaved it. Added the cheese like it says, made my own sauce, 3 roma tomatoes and spices, turned out great. I made it in one cup cake tin, 12 pics. My honey loved them and ate too many!!! Great dish and healthy!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2017
My 12 year old grand daughter and I made these!!! They were a big hit!! Didn't change anything!!! Yum Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2017
Way too many steps and fuss for the finished product. They don't stay warm very long so don't plan to take them to a pot luck dinner. Read More
(7)