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The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe That Won’t Fall Apart

November 9, 2019


chef buck here, and today we’re going to cook up a cauliflower crust pizza I’ve cut down a lot on bread, so I’ve been experimenting with making cauliflower crusts for pizza I’ve made several different versions, and this is the recipe that works best for a cauliflower crust I didn’t want to make a version where you had to boil the cauliflower and then squeeze out the water alot of recipes call for that technique, but that sounds like a lot of work to me I tried not cooking the cauliflower at all, but that didn’t work too well –although the fail did make a good stromboli I found cooking the cauliflower in a skillet and steaming off the excess moisture worked best so the first thing we’re going to do is grate up the cauliflower you can use a food processor, but a grater works fine just use the florets, save any stems for soups or other recipes grate florets until you have approx. two cups Your grated cauliflower will be about the size of poprocks candy, or grapenuts cereal I just used the big side of the grater I’m gonna measure out 2 cups Heat a skillet on medium heat, not too hot we’re just going to cook some of the water out of the cauliflower some folks like to use a micowave, or boil and then squeeze out the water, but I like the skillet method best the skillet method is the easiest way there’s a lot of water in cauliflower, so drying it out is key to a successful cauliflower crust. it’s not on a super high temperature doesn’t cook cauliflower smell like an old tennis shoe? stir the cauliflower occasionally and let that moisture steam off don’t try to color up the cauliflower, or soften it up, or over cook it…our goal is to just dry it out a bit it’ll take about 10 minutes, don’t be in a hurry …just give it an occasional stir to release the steam a good deal of the moisture will evaporate. Then set the skillet and cauliflower aside for a couple of minutes to slightly cool while the cauliflower cools for a moment, we’ll prepare the other ingredients break 1 egg in a bowl. I used 2 eggs before, but I found it was too eggy, and unnecessary, 1 egg worked fine beat the egg and then a 1 cup of grated paremesan cheese you can substitute an asiago or romano cheese, just be sure you use a hard cheese don’t use a soft cheese in the crust. A hard cheese will help best hold the crust together a hard cheese adds a great flavor, plus it adds salt, too…so additional salt is not needed the cauliflower will cool quickly, so add it into the bowl so now we have 1 cup of cheese, 2 cups cauliflower, and 1 beaten egg mix everything well adding extra seasonings to the crust is not needed. A great pizza sauce and toppings will provide the most flavor it’s all going in your mouth at the same time, so flavoring the crust is a redundant step get a baking pan and a sheet of parchment paper the parchment paper is IMPORTANT! roll your “dough” out onto the pan and then press it out into a thin pizza crust shape make the crust about a 1/4 inch thick all the way around an evenly shaped crust will cook evenly you don’t want the crust too thick, a 1/4 inch is best it will hold together well and not take too long to cook you don’t want the edges of the crust to be thinner, because they will darken up and appear burnt keep the depth of the crust uniform it looks beautiful. now we’ll throw it in the oven preheated at 400 degrees F the crust will melt together and brown up (insert BS talk here) it’s been about 19 minutes actually the crust looks nice and firm with a golden color you can hear it bubbling a bit it’s too hot to handle so I’ll let it sit a moment it looks perfect you want it to have a nice color and look like 1 solid piece it doesn’t look like little pieces of cauliflower stuck together because the cheese, cauliflower, and egg have all melted together into a potential pizza MMMMMmmmmmmm! smells awesome even though it’s cauliflower It’s cooled down enough to pick up and since it’s on parchment paper, it won’t stick and break apart when you try to move it still steaming, and has nice structural integrity! one I did before without parchment paper was not a success…it stuck to the pan luckily, I was able to roll up the failed crust to make a stromboli it’s not overly cooked on the top or bottom because the edges weren’t too thin, it’s not burned if the edges are too thin, it will appear burned it’s not a huge pie, about 10 inches across, but that is a good size for a cauliflower crust if you’re making a cauliflower crust pizza, you probably don’t need a big pizza anyway now lets dress it up spread the sauce out to the edges as far as you can top with your favorite pizza toppings! I’m using spinach, basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. and then it goes back in the oven, still at 400 degrees F we’ll let it cook and keep an eye on it so it doesn’t overcook it’s been 10 minutes it didn’t take long at all the cheese is nicely melted, and you see the edges have started to darken up quite a bit you have to make sure the crust doesn’t overcook and darken the edges too much having the crust a uniform depth and the sauce spread to the edges will help the crust from darkening too much I’m gonna put the pizza on a rack to let some of the steam escape from the bottom I’ve got it back on the pan and I’m gonna slice it up! it doesn’t firm up super well like a dough pizza it doesn’t have yeast, flour, baking soda or baking powder like a bread dough, so it will not rise it’s cheese and vegetables, so it’s denser, that’s why making it thin is best. it sticks together, looks like pizza, and even tastes like pizza the cauliflower is not an overpowering flavor, it will taste like what you have it topped with! “This is GOOD!” Make this pizza…it is delicious

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100 Comments

  • Reply Chef Buck January 18, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Check out Chef Buck and CG's new channel at Slowpoke Travel …thanks! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVRX73FarJ8eTC7NqqsrZgA

  • Reply Bob Donovan October 6, 2019 at 6:33 am

    1800 people have no structural integrity

  • Reply العنود محمد October 6, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I made this today with a little bit of tweaks (only used 30 grams of low fat cheddar cheese) turned out PERFECT and what amazed me that my mum enjoyed it! She is picky and does not like healthy options taste, but she approved this 🙂 so thank you, I will cook it more often

  • Reply Joanise Hughes October 6, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Thumbs up to your tutorial on Cauliflower pizza crust Pizza!! I made this for the first time, and it was a delicious success!! Ty so very much!! I am so amazed that I now know how to make my own vegan cauliflower pizza. It will be one of my meals for family get togethers, along side of cauliflower fried chicken. Ty again!! 🙌!!!!

  • Reply v r October 7, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    grating your cauliflower is actually… great ba dum tss

  • Reply Rome Gibbs October 8, 2019 at 9:53 am

    A wise woman once said 12:51

  • Reply C Starr October 8, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Tommytoes lol

  • Reply John Burns October 8, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Enjoyed your video. Keep Cooking

  • Reply Mirella Gentil October 9, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I will definitely make it this weekend. Glad I found your channel. Thank you.

  • Reply Silvia Ramos October 9, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Sugar is low….very low I would say. Lol Making this pizza for sure. Thanks.

  • Reply Mess 4Fun October 10, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Man I Salute you, I like it this way, cause I’m lazy too

  • Reply Teresa Correll October 10, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    can you freeze the pizza after you make it?

  • Reply Juan Le October 11, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Thanks for the recipe it was delicious

  • Reply BC G October 12, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Thanks for sharing. It looks delicious. I'll surely make it too.

  • Reply JoDaro86 October 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I made this and going to make it again today. It was GREAT! Only thing I changed was I added a little mozzarella to it with the parm cheese. So tasty!! After crust was cooked, I put Rao's tomato sauce, mozzarella, thin slices of tomatoes and fresh basil. drizzle a little olive oil on top and finish baking, OMG was it good!! Thank you chef Buck and I do love your personality!!!

  • Reply Jeff Alger October 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Gonna try it today.

  • Reply Lars Gustafsson October 12, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    'tegrity

  • Reply Julie Murphy October 12, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    GRATING?!?! 🙄 What a mess 😠 You might slice off a finger! 😳🥺😩 So! I cut off the stems and throw the heads into my food processor for a QUICK GRADUAL PULSE 🤷‍♀️ Easy & fast 😉 After that, follow the same recipe 🤗🤷‍♀️🥰♾

  • Reply Terry Anderson October 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Chef Buck! Wow and thank you so much for your amazing recipe. Last night we made pizza using cauliflower from our garden and stuck to your recipe and it was so delicious. Thanks again for sharing.

  • Reply LA RC October 12, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    These cauliflower pizza crusts are a time bomb waiting to happen, if you use cheese that is not low in sodium. I am diabetic and when we cooked one and ate it, i ate 2 pieces, my left arm started to hurt. I checked my blood pressure and it was 160/90, could have had a heart attack! There is nothing healthy about a cauliflowers pizza, I’ll take a thin crust over cauliflower any day.

  • Reply Arinze Ezeaka October 13, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Love love love this recipe! I tried it and it came out great!! Thank you!

  • Reply Claudia Badia October 13, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Such a great recipe. Thanks for the tips. Looks so good

  • Reply J Dodge October 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    What can i sub the cheese for. I cant eat dairy.

  • Reply Stephanie Wilson October 14, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Oh my God that looks soooooo good! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Good Cooker October 14, 2019 at 11:59 am

    I have tried many cauliflower crust recipes and this is the best one out there. Putting the cauliflower in the frying pan is key.

  • Reply My Laila October 15, 2019 at 3:05 am

    PLS STOP talking so much and just be upto the point

  • Reply YouGottaBeKidding October 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    One must remember that cauliflower crust must have structural integrity! Don't EVER forget it!

  • Reply NotJo October 15, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    This is heresy worse than pineapple toppings.

  • Reply trevor stroud October 15, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Chef Buck, I really like this channel, I'm excited for more content…do you have recipes for healthy desserts?

  • Reply Darrel October 17, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Thanks man, good stuff

  • Reply Lissah .W October 17, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Hard cheese 🤣how many times did he say it like his funny way of talking and cooking 😂

  • Reply Hunter October 17, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    hes a guy version of the crazy girl from orange is the new black

  • Reply stuart bedford October 18, 2019 at 3:54 am

    G/Day Mite, Now that's on my list and I have never cooked in 50 years of married life, mind you I wouldn't consider doing it if there hadn't have been some intestinal fortitude in there. Well done. You'll make someone a good wife 🙂

  • Reply Morlda Johnson October 18, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I could watch your videos all day. Informative and entertaining at the same time. Awesome combination 👌

  • Reply Thea Moore October 18, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    This is my go to crust. Delicious, slop some toppings on, good to go!😁

  • Reply sillySille Sille October 18, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    love that guys attitude*lol* greetings from germany 😉

  • Reply Joan Burr-Salzman October 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Cauliflower rice is what you start with.

  • Reply Jake Duke October 19, 2019 at 4:58 am

    I like this dude

  • Reply Sandee Bond October 19, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Love this video and his humor🤗. Definitely going to make this cauliflower pizza crust👍🏼

  • Reply Luna 333 October 20, 2019 at 4:19 am

    We like Asiago over Parm. I think it has more flavour, more sharp and slightly easier on the budget 🙂

  • Reply asuna yuuki October 20, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Boom!! Healthy and yummy😋

  • Reply Jacobim Mugatu October 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Fckin YUCK. NEVER AGAIN. Only people who are absolutely depraved of all yummy foods would enjoy cauliflower pizza crust. The only way to fix this recipe is replace the cauliflower with F L O U R. I made it 4 different ways. First bite… eh… ok.. second bite 🤮

  • Reply Karma lotus October 21, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Make sure your pizza crust has integrity! 😆

  • Reply Victoria O'Shea October 21, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Love this guy!
    Inspiring

  • Reply Victoria O'Shea October 21, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Looks sooo good

  • Reply Victoria O'Shea October 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    You're right about meditation it makes me a nicer person

  • Reply cat sniffer October 22, 2019 at 3:02 am

    I want to try to make this with a flax seed egg since I am allergic to eggs.

  • Reply Patrick L. October 22, 2019 at 3:20 am

    I tried it. Boom ! All in my belly . Some like goat cheese but I like your idea better. I'm experimenting by dehydrating the florets a bit than crushing them or running through a grinder a bit. Much thanks Brother

  • Reply Renee Burns October 22, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Well that looks friggen delicious!

  • Reply Suzanne L October 22, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I love this cauliflower pizza crust recipe. Just wish you would have written down the recipe so I could print it…next time maybe? Thank you Chef Buck!

  • Reply Dorothy Turnquest October 22, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I'll try it. But u talk to much thanks sport

  • Reply juddyvideo October 23, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Should have came on top a pizza sitting on top a pitcher of vanilla milkshake or beer 😂

  • Reply Ellie Stretch October 23, 2019 at 1:31 am

    1 cup Parmesan cheese, egg, dried cauliflower, spices if ya want. Mix
    Parchment paper on pizza pan.
    Scoop mixture on there, smooth into a crust.
    About 1/2 inch.
    Oven 400. Cooks to solidify it. About 20 minutes
    Let cool a tad
    Sauce
    Cheese and toppings
    Parmesan And mozzarellas
    Cook 15 more minutes approximately

  • Reply In Lucem October 23, 2019 at 4:18 am

    He flipped that pizza! All the ingredients stuck together.

  • Reply Tiffany Alexander-Davis October 23, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    This looks excellent, best video I have seen so far. We will be making this Friday!!!

  • Reply Vedder Girl October 24, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Nice change of pace video… so cute! Love the keto pajama pants!

  • Reply Zed Gee October 24, 2019 at 1:01 am

    boom

  • Reply TheMarinemom02 October 24, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Holy Moses! I can have pizza again?! I’m trying this Friday night…Thank You!!!

  • Reply JorgeAndresCoppiano. October 24, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Great video man thanks for sharing! What if you grate the stems too? Does it work too?

  • Reply Dana Karloz October 24, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I gotta make this!

  • Reply Jane Doe October 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Great recipe but I couldn’t take my eyes off his and his broken eyeglasses. I don’t know what he said more boom or structural integrity. 😂🤣😂

  • Reply MG W October 24, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I like his attitude and this recipe

  • Reply MG W October 24, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    BOOM! It’s goood

  • Reply Mary Gallegos October 25, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Thank you, Chef. Going to try it. I look for gluten-free.

  • Reply Mary Gallegos October 25, 2019 at 1:42 am

    I do meditation and yes it is wonderful!

  • Reply roger briggs October 25, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    How about adding a little polenta .

  • Reply TheMarinemom02 October 25, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Making it now……can’t wait. It is PERFECT!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Reply Mike Treadwell October 25, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Unbelievable how Delicious this crust is!! 100% recommend it. Worth the effort! Thank you!!!

  • Reply mara contry October 26, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Yes 😄👍

  • Reply Rena Coachman October 26, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Thank you for pizza recipe😊 me my husband really enjoy the delicious pizza 🍕🙏💗

  • Reply annie storti October 26, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    I really enjoyed this video….I am going to make it ……you describe in such calm
    detail and make it look…….like I can do this!!
    thank you for something …delicious to add to my food intake

  • Reply fung whyou October 26, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Aye chef buck I always use your recipe but I've tweaked it see I've started making almond milk and instead of throwing the almond meal away I dry it out in the oven so I have plenty of almond flour now I use about 1/2 cup to your recipe it absorbs a little of the extra moisture for a firmer crust….thanks Dude like the cauliflower your grate

  • Reply Ray Ray October 27, 2019 at 12:08 am

    For maximum structural integrity use half a truckload of Portland cement and medium limestone aggregate. Otherwise Elmer’s glue and sawdust will do just fine. Now…back to the pizza…

  • Reply Raphael Farmer October 27, 2019 at 8:08 am

    I tried your recipe and it was amazing! Thank you very much!

  • Reply hestie willemse October 27, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    watch this for a good laugh 😂

  • Reply L Y October 27, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I like you Chef Buck. Thank you for the video.

  • Reply debi Tshudy October 28, 2019 at 1:09 am

    stop video at 7:30

  • Reply M Butwin October 28, 2019 at 3:22 am

    I hate cauliflower but am willing to try this!

  • Reply Whitney Michelle October 28, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Where are you from? Your accent is quite familiar to me. 😊

  • Reply Khadija Raffat October 31, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    My crust rose…WHY

  • Reply Bernice Dominguez October 31, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    It was delicious..❤❤

  • Reply Maurice Strong October 31, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Can somebody show this guy to Tom Segura, cause he looks and sounds like him.

  • Reply Hana Al-Mahari November 1, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Tried the recipe.. Can't say anything but faaaaaantastic… Many thanks chef

  • Reply MagiGoddess November 1, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Best suggestion for drying out the cauliflower and my pizza came out delicious. Plus, I really enjoyed Chef Buck's commentaries.

  • Reply Jackie Johnson November 2, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I love how he speaks and engages. I made this crust, however I used a cooking pan. It turned out great! I was impressed with how good and satiating the pizza was. It DIDN’T fall apart. I’d like to thank u Chuck, for inspiring me to make my own sauce. Bc it turned out to be the best damn sauce I’ve EVER tasted. And making this video 🙂

  • Reply KigurumiAlice November 2, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Pizza crust is round as a pound.
    Smell of old tennis shoes😋👌👍

  • Reply Michael Mckenna November 4, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Coming to a store near you without a doubt.

  • Reply Nelda Jean November 4, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Gonna try this recipe. You made it look so easy! 😋

  • Reply GILBERT Hernandez November 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Early to bed, early to rise.

  • Reply GILBERT Hernandez November 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I loved his "Grate joke."

  • Reply GILBERT Hernandez November 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Chef Buck ruined me. I watched his liver and onion video. Now I eat liver and onions. I like them too.
    Shameful.

  • Reply פירסום הרגע חסוי November 4, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Comes out wonderful. Will try. Good going!!!

  • Reply BALL TALK November 4, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    i like it

  • Reply Jane Crashley November 5, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Tommy toes

  • Reply Debra Lewandowski November 5, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you for this video….what a wonderful recipe! Thank you again!

  • Reply yazz jones November 6, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I hear an acent where you from?

  • Reply Theonlyonestanding November 6, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Excellent

  • Reply 外国人说中文 November 6, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    7:00 Structural integrity… Potential… LMAO Where did this guy come from?

  • Reply richie box November 6, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    This beats most pizza base recipes and my kids loved it.
    Thank you very much

  • Reply Mz_Carolyn64 November 9, 2019 at 1:50 am

    old tennis shoe 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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