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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Bites {grain, gluten & nut free}

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Bites are easy to make and delicious to eat. A crispy, sturdy, cheese & cauliflower packed crust layered high with your favorite pizza toppings!

pizza crust bites

I’m not a fan of eliminating your favorite foods in the name of losing weight, but I am a fan of finding healthier alternatives to enjoy your favorite foods more frequently! I’ve been eating cauliflower pizza crust for many years now, but these bite size pizzas are by far my favorite way to eat them. I think the biggest problem with cauliflower crust is that it oftentimes is soggy and nobody wants a soggy crust. These bite size pizzas come out perfectly crisp, every single time!

How Does Cauliflower Pizza Crust Taste

I want to be very clear with you, cauliflower pizza crust DOES NOT taste like a traditional pizza crust. If somebody tries to tell you that, run, they are a liar. However, cauliflower is basically tasteless, so your pizza will take on the flavors from the toppings, whatever those might be.

Is Cauliflower Pizza Crust Better For You

I think this one depends on what your definition of “better” is. For me, I can’t eat traditional pizza crust because of food intolerances, so this crust is a great alternative for me (and many others with grain and/or gluten intolerances), so that I can still enjoy the delicious flavors of pizza that the toppings deliver. Most pizza crusts aren’t packed full of veggies either, so this crust has that going for it too!

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust Crispy

The most important factor to making your cauliflower crust crispy, is the pan that you use. Make sure you are using a pizza pan with a perforated surface, like THIS one.

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

  • To start, follow the directions on your steamable bag of cauliflower rice and steam it.
  • While cauliflower is steaming, mix together eggs, mozzarella, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and arrowroot flour.
  • Once cauliflower is steamed, remove from bag and pour into a clean kitchen towel. Wring out as much moisture as you can from the cauliflower (be careful because it will be HOT).
  • Pour cauliflower in egg mixture and mix well.

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  • Cover your perforated pizza pan in parchment paper.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop cauliflower mixture and place on parchment paper. Flatten using your fingers.

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  • Bake pizza bites at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and flatten using the back of a spatula.
  • Place pizza bites back in oven and cook for 10 minutes more.
  • While cauliflower crust is baking, prepare your toppings.
  • You can top the pizzas any way you like it, but my favorite way is with sautéed mushrooms and pepperoni.
  • When crusts are done, remove from oven. Crusts will be golden brown and slightly darker around the edges.

  • To top your pizzas, use about 1 tsp of marinara, whatever toppings you like and then about 1 tsp of mozzarella & parmesan cheese on top.

  • Place pizza’s back in the oven and bake for 5 minutes till cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.

pizza bites

For a traditional pizza, try my Gluten Free Pizza Crust! For another fun appetizer to serve a crowd, give my Pizza Rolls a try!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Bites

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Bites are easy to make and delicious to eat. A crispy, sturdy, cheese & cauliflower packed crust layered high with your favorite pizza toppings! 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 pizza bites

Ingredients

  • 12 oz riced cauliflower steamed
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour

Pizza Toppings

  • marinara
  • favorite toppings
  • parmesan/mozzarella cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Following direction on riced cauliflower, steam bag & then wring out all excess moisture by placing cauliflower in a clean kitchen towel. 

    In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, mozzarella, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and arrowroot flour. Add in cauliflower and mix well. 

    Line a perforated pizza pan with parchment paper and scoop cauliflower mixture, using a tbsp, onto paper. Using hands, flatten each tbsp of mixture into a disc. 

    Bake pizza bites at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, removing after 10 minutes to flatten each pizza crust down with the back of a spatula. 

    Remove from oven and top pizzas with 1 tsp of marinara, your favorite toppings and 1 tsp of parmesan/mozzarella cheese blend. 

    Bake for 5 minutes more till cheese is melted. 

    Remove and serve immediately. 

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