The BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust (dairy-free + gluten-free)

July 6, 2020

Sharing the BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust ever! This recipe uses frozen cauliflower rice and it is also paleo, dairy-free and this cauliflower crust is extra crispy and doesn’t fall apart.Sharing the BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust ever! This recipe uses frozen cauliflower rice and it is also paleo, dairy-free and this cauliflower crust is extra crispy and doesn't fall apart.

I know what you are thinking…

“Cauliflower pizza crust is sooo 5 years ago”.

And while it definitely has become more “mainstream” in the last few years, it isn’t something that is easy to perfect. I myself have had my fair share of cauliflower pizza and more often than not I don’t enjoy the crust.

Most cauliflower crust tends to get soggy, breaks and isn’t crispy. But not this one!

This cauliflower pizza crust is the best. It is dairy-free, made with almond flour, coconut flour and has a crisp to it. Plus you use frozen cauliflower rice, so no added mess in the kitchen.

I love that this crust is versatile too. You can use any toppings you want when you make it. Here you will see tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and some pesto. I kept things super simple but you can also use a dairy-free cheese. And you can add some extra protein or veggies on top too.

And to top it off.. Ezra enjoyed this recipe so much. He had 2 slices and kept saying “ma ma ma” Aka “more more more”.

I can assure you that this recipe will “wow” you and if you were ever hesitant on cauliflower crust or had a soggy one – you will love this one.

I also noticed that a lot of the crusts on the market and in restaurants are made with ingredients you really don’t need. This one is simple, healthy and delicious!

What you need to make this insanely good cauliflower pizza crust:

  • Frozen cauliflower rice – I bought the organic one from Trader Joe’s. I used frozen and didn’t have to squeeze out the moisture either!
  • Eggs – I don’t recommend flax egg here, it may not stay together as well
  • Almond flour or meal – I haven’t tested another flour but this blog post on almond flour is very helpful to reference!
  • Ground flaxseed – a secret ingredient to help make the crust a little thicker and not to get as soggy
  • Coconut flour – a must here! Coconut flour absorbs wet ingredients, which helps the crust not get soggy too
  • Spices – I use garlic powder, oregano and onion powder

I also have a really really good spaghetti squash pizza crust in my cookbook, Just the Good Stuff!

Sharing the BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust ever! This recipe uses frozen cauliflower rice and it is also paleo, dairy-free and this cauliflower crust is extra crispy and doesn't fall apart.paleo cauliflower pizza crustgluten free cauliflower crust


The BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust (dairy-free + gluten-free)

Sharing the BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust ever! This recipe uses frozen cauliflower rice and it is also gluten-free, dairy-free and this cauliflower crust is extra crispy and doesn’t fall apart.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x


  • 2 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower rice (I used the trader joe’s organic bag)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, oregano, onion powder
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • Any toppings you’d like! I used tomato sauce, pesto and cheese on this one. I love adding roasted veggies and some sausage too


  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease a bit
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, cook the cauliflower rice for about 2 minutes or until it isn’t frozen anymore
  3. Allow the rice to cool for a few and begin whisking together the eggs and spices in a large bowl
  4. Mix in the cauliflower and evenly combine
  5. Mix in the flours and flaxseed
  6. Add dough to baking sheet and press down firmly to form crust (any shape works!) The more you press down, the thinner the crust will be too!
  7. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until edges are golden
  8. Add toppings then bake again for 8-10 minutes, slice and enjoy!


*I haven’t tested any flour or egg subs

*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days

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38 Responses

      1. Eager to try this recipe!! After cooking the cauliflower in microwave, do you squeeze out or drain off any excess water, or do you keep it as is and use that extra liquid to mix with flour? TIA

          1. Awesome, thank you, Rach! I figured that was the case, but didn’t know if draining off the water was just one of those “goes without saying” sort of steps. Making this tonight… I’ll let you know how it turns out!!

  1. This recipe is the easiest cauliflower rice pizza crust recipe I’ve found! Thank you so much!

  2. Made this crust last night and it was wonderful! I love that it uses minimal ingredients and I always have them in my pantry/fridge. Aside from that, it tasted great and didn’t fall apart. Thank you for such a great, easy gf crust option. I look forward to making it again!

    1. hi rena! i chat a lot about this in my cookbook, but i personally don’t count calories. feel free to input any recipe you are curious on calorie count into an online recipe calculator 🙂

  3. This is the best cauliflower pizza crust! It doesn’t fall apart and tastes so good! Our 2,5 year old daughter liked it very much too!

  4. This is the best cauliflower crust recipe I’ve tried. It’s quick and easy to make, holds up like normal pizza crust, and is delicious! I even use all plain white flour, and it’s still perfect. Others I’ve tried ended up soggy, but not this one. Highly recommend.

  5. This recipe is beyond incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it with the public!

  6. Hi Rachel, would you be able to use fresh cauliflower for this recipe? I can blend it to a rice consistency but we dont have much frozen cauliflower rice available here in Australia!

  7. Hi, can we substitute ground flaxseed? For example, with chia seeds or hemp hearts or almond flour? Thanks!

  8. I cannot wait to try this, I am in the process of making what seems to be a soggy recipe, will have to get to trader joes later!!

  9. Loved this recipe! It came out great and the texture was perfect. The only thing I didn’t love was the coconut flour taste. Could you just use more almond flour? Is the coconut flour for taste or is there a specific baking purpose for it that would leave this recipe lacking otherwise?

    1. thank you!! i don’t recommend it because it absorbs all the water/liquid from the cauliflower so you’d have to add a lot more almond flour (like 2-3x!) if you try lmk!!

  10. Hi thank you for the recipe. I used millet flour instead of almond flour then everything else as per recipe. The crust turned out nice. It got crispy and stayed together nice .

  11. This recipe is fantastic! So much quicker and easier than other cauliflower pizza recipes and great it is dairy free too. The flaxseed also adds such a great flavour. Will definitely be making regularly!

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