Every time I see cauliflower pizza crust as a menu option, I know it isn’t dairy-free. Most recipes use cheese, and lots of it, to make the crust cohesive. But this dairy-free cauliflower pizza crust is completely cheese-less! It’s still gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and relatively low-carb, but it’s a lighter option made with simple, wholesome ingredients.
Dairy-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust that’s Cheeseless, Healthy, and Low Carb
This recipe was shard with us by Dole, in honor of the Disney and Pixar film, Soul. It pays homage to Joe Gardner, the main character, who fed his soul with his passions for jazz and pizza. This cauliflower pizza crust makes homemade pizza accessible to all types of diets, including those who follow a dairy-free keto or paleo diet. We’ve included this Thai pizza topping option for you to enjoy, and to help inspire your own creations.
Paleo Thai Pizza Option
The pizza pictured is topped with Thai red curry shrimp and 1/2 of a Dole Slawesome Mango Sriracha Salad Kit, prepared. It’s a cabbage and carrot slaw with a fruity and spicy dairy-free dressing.
To make the shrimp, toss 1/4 pound peeled and deveined shrimp with 1½ teaspoons Thai red curry paste in a small bowl. Top the par-baked pizza with the shrimp, 1/2 cup chopped pineapple, and 1/4 cup red onion. Prepare half of the salad kit and scatter it atop your pizza. Garnish with 1/4 cup chopped cucumber and 2 tablespoons chopped roasted unsalted peanuts. Finish baking the pizza as directed in the dairy-free cauliflower pizza crust recipe below.
Special Diet Notes: Cauliflower Pizza Crust
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and paleo friendly. It’s also suitable for some low carb and keto diets.
- 1 small head cauliflower, coarsely chopped
- 4 large eggs
- 1¼ cups almond flour
- 2 tablespoons salt-free garlic herb seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Pulse the cauliflower, in 2 batches, in a food processor or blender 10 times, or until it reaches a rice-like consistency. Makes about 3 cups.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Stir in the almond flour, seasoning, salt, and cauliflower until well combined.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.
- Transfer the cauliflower mixture to your prepared pan, and with your hands, shape it into a 12-inch circle that's about ½-inch thick.
- Bake the crust for 25 minutes or until the edge start to brown.
- Remove the cauliflower crust from the oven, and top as desired. Bake the pizza for 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
Should i cook cauliflower rice or use it raw?
Just as the recipe says – pulse then add with the other ingredients.
I made this with sesame seed flour instead of almond flour and just a pinch, and I mean a pinch of xanthan gum. My GI patient daughter was thrilled! I just found your web site. It is a keeper.
That’s a great twist! Thanks for sharing this nut-free options Sarah. Glad you enjoyed it!
Hi, can I sub anything else for almond flour? Gluten free and nut allergies in the house. Thanks so much for the recipe, sounds delish!!
Not without need for testing. Nut flours aren’t typically a 1:1 swap for other flours. I’d recommend this recipe instead, it’s our favorite gluten-free crust -> https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-gluten-free-pizza-crust
3/4 cup of chickpea flour is equivalent to 1 cup of almond flour. I don’t like using almond or coconut flour because it becomes the primary taste of your Finished dish. It’s okay if you’re making cookies or cake, but not for Savory dishes or bread. I prefer chickpea flour because it’s a neutral taste.
Thanks for sharing this Linda!
How can this be dairy free if the recipe calls for 4 eggs. Am I missing the point?
It’s very common to confuse eggs with dairy products! We have a post to explain this here -> https://www.godairyfree.org/ask-alisa/are-eggs-dairy
Thank you! I am gluten and lactose free, and pizza is generally a no-go for me. Cauliflower pizza crusts are available to buy, but they seem so expensive for what they are. This recipe seems so easy, and a cauliflower is now on my shopping list! Thank you!
I hope you love it Alene!
will be making this soon i love cauliflower and pizza soooooooooooooo much perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya