You Won't Believe It's Cauliflower Pizza Crust

You Won't Believe It's Cauliflower Pizza Crust

4.5 of 5 (144)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.1
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 79.4 mg
  • Sodium: 298.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 16.8 g

View full nutritional breakdown of You Won't Believe It's Cauliflower Pizza Crust calories by ingredient


Introduction

This delicious and easy gluten-free recipe can be frozen until you're ready to eat it. This delicious and easy gluten-free recipe can be frozen until you're ready to eat it.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup raw, grated (or chopped in food processor) cauliflower*
    1 egg
    1 cup mozzarella cheese
    1 tsp oregano
    2 tsp parsley
    (may add other Italian spices as desired--such as dried or fresh basil)

Directions

Makes 4, 1-slice servings. Can be doubled for a larger pizza

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray or use parchment paper. (Optional: Use coconut oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before laying dough onto baking surface. Increases calories but I like health benefits of coconut oil. Some in this forum may not appreciate using this oil.)

In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg, mozzarella and all desired spices. Press evenly on baking pan or pizza stone.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes (up to 20 minutes if you double the recipe). You may turn over once if desired.

Remove the pan from the oven. To the crust, add sauce, then toppings and cheese. (Get creative and top with chopped apples and cheese or your own combinations of whatever you like on a pizza. Some examples to choose from are jack cheese, onion, fresh or dried tomatoes, artichokes, shredded/cooked chicken, turkey pepperoni, pineapple, mushrooms, marinara sauce, bell peppers, whatever peppers you like, fresh mushrooms, fresh basil...your imagination is the limit.)

Place under broiler, on high heat, until cheese is melted.

Reheats nicely and can still be held in the hand, even the next day. (If you don't press "dough" too thin, make small rounds and add enough egg to hold together.)

Pizza crusts can be frozen after the initial baking and used later.

*If using frozen cauliflower, prepare according to package directions. After cooked and slightly cooled, shred cauliflower with a cheese grater, (or grater blade on food processor) and then measure for the recipe. (An "unpacked/loose" cup.) Be sure to drain WELL.

Guestimate~Approximately 2 1/4 cups of 1" cauliflower would grate into one cup of grated (or riced) cauliflower.

For lower calories, substitute two egg whites for whole egg and low or no fat mozzarella cheese.

Don't spread this too thin or it will fall apart; if it's too thick, it's doughy in the middle.

Please share your personal experience. (1.Did you use fresh or frozen califlower? 2. Or try both? 3. What size did you make the pizza? 4.How long did you cook? 5. How thick did you make the "dough"? 6. Was the texture smooth or lumpy? 7. Did you add extra egg or find you didn't need to? 8. Were you able to hold in your hand or too soft to do so?) Any one of the aforementioned, by number or just anything "helpful" to others.

Best results are found using fresh cauliflower and not baking first. Experiment and post your results. (Was this true for you?)

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Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    This is fabulous! I weighed the 1 cup of mozzarella on my digital scale, and it was only 3.15 oz. The recipe assumes that 1 cup is the standard 8 oz. So really much less fat (and calories) than stated in the calculations. Thanks for this great recipe! - 2/4/12

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (6/13/13)
    Ounces being used for volume and weight isn't the best situation. Many of us use scales to weigh food. I intended, as you state, one cup of mozzarella. Sparker's appreciate your clarification, thanks Caresings. Current fat and calories calculation is based on 2 weight ounces per SERVING way too high



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    Incredible!
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    AWESOME!!!!! I use frozen cauliflower...don't cook it just let it thaw, chop with a veggie chopper, squeeze out water, then continue from there.... very, very good!! - 9/11/11

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (6/10/13)
    Maybe I should change "using frozen cauliflower" directions. Cooking first may be producing a too moist (unsatisfactory) crust. Thanks for posting your experience, BGKOZDRAS.



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    Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    The perfect name for the perfect gluten-free pizza crust! I made mine in a twelve inch cast iron skillet, cooked the crust a bit longer and flipped it once. The crust was crispy and yummy! - 9/30/12

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (6/10/13)
    Cooking longer, (maybe lower heat, as another comment suggested) using cast iron skillet and flipping are great tips for achieving crisper crust. Thanks for posting and sharing your experience and enjoyment of "the perfect name for a perfect GF crust", hmitf!



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    Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe, this might be my new bread, tortilla, crust, etc. It takes some working, playing, experimenting but really, this is fabulous! My greatest "miss" since eating Grok was pizza (I know, what an American, huh!?) and now, I'm satisfied! Make sure the pan has sides! - 3/18/12


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    Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Delicious without any toppings. I used dried oregano and fresh basil from the garden. Ate it the next day with pizza sauce and toppings. Definitely tasted as good as pizza. Will use parchment paper next time. The crust got a little stuck to the pan even greased. - 8/28/12


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    Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Amazing!! A definite regular in our menu. Used fresh cauliflower and drained most moisture from veggie cheese mixture. Pressed thin, baked 20 mins, added toppings & broiled. Crust was soft but delicious! Next time I will try to drain more moisture for crispier crust :) A fav for sure! - 8/10/11


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    Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is so good - even without adding any toppings. The first time I tried it I did make it too thin. Then, I doubled the recipe and made 6 small crusts - measured each to 1/2 c, then formed them into a ball, pressed them into shape on the cookie sheet; much easier to handle and did not fall apart - 6/10/12

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (6/10/13)
    Do you use fresh or frozen cauliflower? Do you cook frozen or just defrost and drain? Great idea to make individual English muffin sized pizzas! Thank you for sharing VEEGEE!



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    Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I put about 2c fresh florets in a mini chopper to get 1c grated. Used part skim mozz & about 1T Italian seasoning. I lined a 9" Pyrex pie pan with parchment & cooked @ 450 for 20 min. Crust about 1/2" thick. Not crunchy but solid enough to hold. This will be a great on-the-go breakfast! - 1/13/13

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (6/13/13)
    Nice detailed specifics; appreciate you for sharing your wonderful experience with everyone, Coleygreene!



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    Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Mine didnt turn out so pretty, but it tasted great! Unfortunately, the store was sold out of white cauliflower so I ended up using purple cauliflower-I never knew such a thing existed! Lol, Heres some pictures of my my purple pizza! :)
    Before:tinypic.com/r/2lxh1f7/6 After:tinypic.com/r/2td1w/6
    - 7/26/12


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    Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    It was the best thing I've ever tried! I couldn't believe you could really hold it up like real pizza! I used almond cheeese (from whole foods) instead of regular cheese. It was AMAZING!!! a must try! - 12/18/11


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    Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    SO GOOD---I put a ton of cheese on it, thinking it would hold it together better---parmesan cheese does...but I want to try less cheese next time--->less calories! But the flavor was AWESOME..and once cooled, held together very well! A baking stone is the way to go. - 11/22/11

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (6/10/13)
    Use of a baking stone and cooling to achieve a better bound crust...both appreciated ideas. Thank you WBS9! Did you use fresh or frozen, raw or pre-cooked cauliflower?



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    Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic-I used reduced fat mozzarella in the crust mix and it was great-brought the calories down to about 110 per serving. Topped ours with rotisserie chicken, black beans, bbq sauce, red onion, red peppers, and a little bleu cheese-divine! - 3/6/12


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    Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    FINALLY! A cauliflower crust recipe that works!!! I've tried a million variations in the past and they always were too soggy or ended up being just as many calories as had I ordered pizza hut! - 2/4/11


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    Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Amazing crust I did not even wait to put toppings on...like cheese and tomato and other stuff on top. I just ate the crust. I did not have enough mozzarella cheese so I used an italian five cheese blend I had. Also I added some garlic powder and onion powder and Italian seasoning blend to the crust - 6/27/13

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (6/27/13)
    Mmm...sounds delicious. Great additional seasonings; they make a huge impact on the crust personality! Makes me want to add fresh raw items to your experience....pineapple slices, gingered pears . I have three families coming for Vietnamese Chicken. Think I'll add this "bread" to the menu.



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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome!! I used the Reduced Fat Ragu Cheesy Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken breast & mushrooms. SOOOO YUMMY!! - 7/11/12


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    Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Oh yeah!! A keeper for sure! I made a pie with this crust, chicken sausage and assorted peppers ... just awesome! Pizza is the hardest thing for me to give up when I'm dieting, but this totally satisfied the craving! - 3/22/12


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    Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. Doubled recipe, grated in some garlic, cooked on my perforated pizza pan-- definitely hold in your hand sturdy, and my 7 year old who is philosophically opposed to vegetables loved it. I will experiment to see if I can swing a higher ratio of vegetables to cheese. - 1/28/12


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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was CRAZY good. I was skeptical but I am now back to eating 'pizza' on my no flour, no sugar plan! I skipped the pizza sauce and topped my crust with diced Italian tomatoes and some leftover roasted winter veggies...DIVINE!!! Thanks for sharing...and giving me back my pizza. Made 4 small pies. - 1/31/14


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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh cauliflower, doubled the recipe and placed parchment paper on a pizza stone and baked for 20 minutes. I put sauce, fresh mushrooms and parmesan cheese and broiled. I thought it turned out really well. Next time I would probably make smaller ones so they crisp up more. - 6/30/13

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (7/1/13)
    Informative and great details. They will help others too. I've been asked when to add the toppings. Before baking the crust or after... been done both ways. Doing in one step makes for a less firm (unable to hold in your hand) "crust". English muffin sized pizzas are fun with multiple topping variat



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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made a similar recipe from another member. Theirs said to cook the cauliflower first - I think it would have been crispier without cooking. Pressing the water out is essential if you do cook it first. Mine was crispy on the bottom but crumbly in the middle. Still great and allows liberal topping - 1/31/13


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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will make this again with a few tweaks. I made it with frozen cauliflower and mashed it with a potato masher. I used vegan cheese and egg beaters. Fresh made, this was more like a very tasty casserole. Left overs were more pizza like so I'll make the crust the night before or enjoy a casserole - 5/18/11


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved this. We even liked it without any toppings! I used Italian spices & powdered garlic & a little dried minced onion.. Will be making this again.
    - 2/25/14


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was looking for this recipe and was shocked to find one almost like it with Chef Meg getting credits for it. I don`t know about anyone else, but it annoys me that Chef Meg tries recipes and, apparently if she likes them, reposts under her name. Granted it was tweaked a bit, but still, give credit - 10/15/13


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    DH and I loved this for lunch. I used parchment paper-regretted it. It was hard to get off the bottom of the crust. I used a fresh head of Cauliflower and I cooked in Microwave, Used a pastry cutter added egg and cheese and spices and used 16"pan only to 12" I have it in a grouping -easy to track. - 6/12/13

    Reply from PLATSUZIE (6/13/13)
    Microwave and parchment paper....caused regret. Thanks for preventing another Sparker from a repeat. Keeping the cauliflower raw might have been helpful. Glad you shared your experience and loved your handmade, the best lunch! I've never made this in the microwave and admire your adventurous nature



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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    definitely on the menu for this week! great way to get more veggies into the meal plan.

    - 4/21/13


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    @CARESINGS: 1 cup is 8 oz of dry measure not by weight. Weighing and measuring are two different things. 1 cup of rocks is going to weigh a lot more than 1 cup of feathers. - 1/27/13


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I used fresh cauliflower that I chopped fine before microwaving.Used egg beaters instead of the egg. Spritzed the parchment paper with olive oil and sprinkled with parm. After crust was cooked and topped I baked instead of broiled until cheese was melted. DH gave it 2 thumbs up! - 3/8/13


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe! It didn't turn out very pizza crust for me. I think it was because I spread it too thick. Next time I make this, I am going to bake it like a casserole. I yummy side dish and maybe I can convince my son that it is mashed potatoes. - 1/23/13


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Was I eating the same crust everyone else was? Because it was gross. It was mushy and full of cauliflower taste despite plenty of seasoning. It definitely tasted nothing like real pizza other than all the cheese. Will not be making this again - 1/8/13


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good flavor and remarkable texture.Needed longer baking time because it was too moist.Would bake directly on cast iron and flip.Calculated the recipe with my toppings (tomato sauce,more cheese and turkey pepperoni) and calorie-wise was lower because the cheese is more accurately measured by weight. - 10/19/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is freakin' delicious!! I was kind of iffy because of the cauliflower (not a fan) but it tasted exactly like the pizzas we've made from the box. The crust ended being up too soft to hold (something I did or didn't do, I guess) but it tasted great anyway! Will definitely be making it again! - 10/18/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    doubled the recipe, added fresh garlic baked on parchment. Ate some right away and put the rest in the fridge. Part in fridge was not as firm after being warmed. No worries Cut it in rectangles, fill with sauce and cheese roll up jelly roll style top with more sauce and cheese and bake. Manicotti! - 9/25/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good, We changed up the seasoning and made bbq chicken pizza... not thin & crisp like I prefer, but I'll work on it - could be I didn't bake it long enough because I feared burning the bottom of the crust.
    - 9/14/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Doubled the recipe and added garlic. It has a good flavor but it is really soft. I would bake it loner next time. - 9/3/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing! I'd bake the base a little longer at a lower temperature for a crispier finish, but honestly you'd never guess in a million years what the main ingredient was. My sceptical husband came back for another slice - and gosh he's a picky eater. - 8/27/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really like this & will definitely make again. Crust stuck, so may try olive oil instead of non-stick spray next time. DH & 11yo asked to try it -- and liked it!! (They had no idea it was made w/ cauliflower.) I only got 1/4 of the pizza & they ate the rest!! Really satisfies any pizza cravings. - 8/14/12


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Maybe I am missing it - is the raw grated cauliflower cooked before going in the over or does it go in raw? Thx. - 6/13/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This Recipe was awesome. I added an extra egg white. This ones a keeper - 6/12/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing. I grated the cauliflower and used 90g of low fat mozzarella. I found that it took longer to bake, about 30 min. I did flip it over halfway through and I think that helped the texture. I also added 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp granulated garlic. - 5/9/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight because Hibby and I are doing a low glycemic diet. This was amazing!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!! I topped it with spinach, sundries tomatoes, cooked chicken, artichoke hearts and a little mozzarella and shredded Parmesan cheese. No sauce and it was great!!!!!! - 3/3/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was my first attempt at anything like this so I will say that it was very tasty for my efforts. I used 1 whole head (about 6 cups grated) which made 2 pizzas. I made one on a pizza stone and one on a cornmeal dusted cookie sheet. Both worked well. Needs to be cool to eat with your hands though. - 2/8/12


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The crust was not as crispy as I thought it would be from the reviews, but maybe that was due to the way I prepared it? Next time I will make it on a pizza stone instead of a baking pan. - 7/24/11


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    Thanks for sharing - 7/22/21


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    interesting - 7/13/21


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    Very Good
    Ok - 5/31/21


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    :) - 5/5/21


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    I think my cast iron skillet will be used for more than fish and pineapple upside down cake now! - 5/4/21


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    Incredible!
    yum - 5/4/21


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    Incredible!
    yum
    - 3/11/21


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    I am definitely going to make this as I am gluten free and cauliflower crusts are very good. - 1/26/21


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    Incredible!
    very good - 1/26/21


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    Interesting... - 1/6/21


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    Pure deliciousness!!! - 11/25/20


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    Very Good
    this is really pretty good - 11/20/20


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    Bad
    I can enjoy pizzas again - 10/6/20


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    Good
    Tasty alternative. - 9/20/20


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    O.K.
    I could definitely taste the cauliflower and I was hoping I wouldn't because cauliflower is the one vegetable I can't tolerate - 9/9/20


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    O.K.
    Dearly Beloved gave this thumbs down. - 8/28/20


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    Very Good
    Awesome recipe - 7/16/20


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    Maybe I should try this - 6/17/20


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    Incredible!
    This is delicious and so easy to fix. The kids even loved it. I also used frozen cauliflower - just needed to squeeze out the extra liquid once it thawed. - 6/17/20


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    O.K.
    I just bought cauliflower crusts, a lot easier....was ok, but at some point, you will still want real pizza. Keep the crusts in your freezer handy, use a cheese other than mozzarella, with taste. Mozzarella is like candle wax. - 6/14/20


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    Packets of 'caulirice', i.e. ready-riced cauliflower, work well. - 3/28/20


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    I have been looking for a great cauliflower recipe and this one is just the one I have been looking for! Thanks! - 3/28/20


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    Yummy! - 2/8/20


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    Very Good
    cheese is good! - 1/27/20


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    Delicious - 1/26/20


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    Great, thanks. - 12/14/19


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    Very Good
    I was amazed how good this turned out. - 12/13/19


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    It tasted fine, but it tasted like cauliflower, not a grain crust. Good, but I'd rather have a grain crust. - 10/22/19


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    tasty - 9/22/19


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    Good
    Good - 9/6/19


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    Good - 8/21/19


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    Perfect! - 8/20/19


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    Yum - 8/20/19


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    really good - 8/20/19


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    DH is a pizza snob and really enjoyed this. Thanks, and did appreciate the weight vs. vol. clarification. - 7/11/19


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    Very Good
    Very good! - 7/4/19


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    Gunna give this low carb version a try! - 7/3/19


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    Nice recipe - 6/29/19


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    thank you - 6/23/19


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    Incredible!
    I used onion, mushroom, and turkey breakfast sausage. I also added a tsp of garlic powder. This was excellent! I used an iron skillet on regular temp and baked the full 20 minutes (earlier time it wanted to fall apart), flipped easily, topped,.and baked 5 more minutes on 450. - 6/11/19


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    Very Good
    I doubled it since I have a big family and it was a hit with everyone! I used parchment paper and flipped the crust over before adding my toppings. - 2/11/19


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    Good
    It was pretty good considering it was cauilflower. Yum - 2/7/19


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    Yum - 1/24/19


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    Still canít wrap myself around a cauliflower crust - 1/14/19


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    Thanks - 1/14/19


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    NICE - 1/9/19


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    Tasty - 1/1/19


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    nice - 12/31/18


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    It is so hard to believe it is cauliflower crust. Excellent! - 12/19/18


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    I'm really not a cauliflower lover but am going to try this. Maybe if I make it crisp and then cover it in toppings it will cover the flavor enough that I'll be able to eat cauliflower. I'm trying hard to like different veges that I dont love because I know they are good for me (and low calorie!) - 12/9/18


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    Incredible!
    This was fantastic, I actually heated in my outdoor grill - 12/8/18


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    A friend made this, it was inedible. - 11/26/18


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    love these cauliflower recipes! thanks! - 11/8/18


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    You are right. I do not believe it! - 10/13/18


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    I like the idea of cooking it in a cast iron skillet. I made it before and it was good but really messy. - 9/24/18


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    Looks great - 9/12/18


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    Incredible!
    great - 9/8/18


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    yummy - 9/6/18