Fit Tip: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Slim Tip: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Hey Readers! It’s us again, the ladies of Skinny-Fat Girl Diary. We wanted to share our newfound obsession with cauliflower. Okay… it may not be so new, but it seems like all summer long we haven’t been able to get enough of this veggie. Summer sports, traveling and work have had us all running around like crazy! We’ve tried to stick to salads at lunch with lots of protein, but we’ll be honest—some days it’s not enough. Instead of running to the nearest food truck with words like ‘burger,’ ‘sweet potato fries’ and ‘pulled pork’ on the menu, we’ve found cauliflower could miraculously satisfy some of our starchy cravings.

This probably doesn’t come as a complete surprise. However, if you are looking for some cauliflower inspiration here are some of our favorites: cauliflower mac no ‘cheese, cauliflower soup with sharp cheddar and thyme, cauliflower hot wings, and cauliflower mashed faux-tatoes. But one of our absolute favorites is this gluten-free cauliflower crust recipe. Not only is the crust delicious, but we make it with a sweet potato sauce, load on steamed veggies and top it with toasted walnuts… It’s amazing.

We enjoyed one this weekend after a six-mile hike, and we can say without feeling guilty that there were no leftovers. Enjoy this perfect summertime meal. And THANK YOU cauliflower!!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Slim Tip: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust


  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • ¼ cup of goat cheese
  • ¼ cup of walnuts
  • 1 egg
  • 4 handfuls of arugula
  • ½ cup to 1 cup of steamed asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • olive oil


For the crust: Boil cauliflower until soft and grind it up (food processor is the easiest). Then add a ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt, a pinch of salt, and 1 egg. Mix together and shape into a pie on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

For the sauce: Boil the sweet potato until soft. Drain and then mash up in a bowl along with olive oil, crushed pepper flakes, and a dash of salt. Keep adding that olive oil until smooth and then spread on top of the cauliflower crust.

Assembly: Finally, sprinkle on goat cheese, asparagus, walnuts, arugula and whatever else you want to add to your pizza. Then place in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. And that’s it!

Slim Tip: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

You’re in for a satisfying and delicious treat!

What cauliflower recipes are your favorite?

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Slim Tip: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Categories: Contributors, Dine, Skinny-Fat Girl Diary, Slim Tip
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  • Grace

    It looks the same as a normal pizza but it’s way healthier! Thanks for this recipe! :)

  • Laurel Loves

    Sounds really good! I eat too much normal pizza – I should try this!

  • Erie

    Sounds amazing:)
    Pizza is soww good with cauliflower crust!

  • Lifeplus1

    Never in a million years would I have thought of something like this. Guys this looks amazing! Like all delicious things I can wait to try, consider it Pinned!




  • Amanda @ Positively Amanda

    Looks delicious! I like the added greek yogurt to the crust!

  • Chrissy Myers

    I have tried this before, but I’m not sure how to get a crispy pizza-like crust. Mine came out so wet :/

    • Candace

      If you squeeze the shredded cauliflower in a tea towel to remove most of the water content, your dough will turn out less soggy :)

      • Chrissy Myers

        Well thank you! I appreciate your help :)

  • Virginia Tucker

    Have any ideas of how to make this recipe vegan (minus the eggs and Greek yogurt)? It seems like that’s what holds it together.

    • Siham Hamdan

      Hey Virginia! I also thought about turning this recipe to something vegan, I’m not sure about the greek yogurt but Peta has a list of egg alternatives, I hope you find it useful :) X

  • Suzii Ramirez

    This looks so yummy that I might have to give it a try!

    XOXO, Susy

  • Siham Hamdan

    I looove cauliflower recipes! This look super yummy.

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  • Leanne

    I’ve been wanting to do this for ages. I would definitely add tomato for some extra pizza flavour.

    Love from South Africa

  • Currently Wearing

    This pizza looks very yummy…nom nom:-)



  • Paulina Villalpando

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks really good!

  • Nicole

    This is absolutely delish!

    • LaurenConradOnline

      We sure think so and glad you do too! :-)

  • Cassie Holmes

    I’ve always wanted to try a cauliflower crust. This recipe looks great.

  • marian

    Wow, the dishes look so delicious.

  • Emily

    This really looks good! Great idea now I know what to make and try next

  • Ashley of Dream.Live.Repeat.

    This look so delicious! I’m definitely checking out the other cauliflower recipes you have above too!

  • steph c

    Can you give a more specific measurement for the cauliflower than just “1 head”? I know first-hand the massive difference in sizes as I buy cauliflower weekly to grind up for “cauli-rice”. I’ve been meaning to try cauliflower pizza crust for a long time but have yet to find a recipe that quantifies the proportion of cauliflower to the other ingredients (especially the egg!) for the ideal crust. Hoping you can help! Thanks :)

  • cookinginparis

    This is a great recipe but it’s lacking a bunch of details that I had to look up on another site. You should probably clarify that the “crust” needs to be baked before adding the toppings and for exactly how long for us folks that follow recipes step-by-step.

  • angela

    This is a terrible recipe or as another commenter posted, not at all clear. When I put the boiled cauliflower in the food processor it turned into a puree which obviously did not turn into a crispy pizza crust in the oven. Instead of the fun and healthy pizza I wanted to make for my friends, I have a puree. (Not exactly the same thing.) Lauren should really test these recipes like Gwyneth Paltrow does for goop. This was a waste of time and a cauliflower.

    • alyssa

      Did you try baking it anyways? Just to see if it does harden at all in the oven? By the looks of the picture it’s supposed to be quite a smooth dough.

  • Alyssa Ashley

    Mmm…I might try this pizza crust with a tzatziki sauce and masala sautéed vegetables, maybe garnish with some fresh mint.

  • Amanda Louise Scuderi

    Hi Lauren, i am 20 years only and I have had coeliac disease for about 2 years now. I rarely make/eat pizza. I am looking forward to trying your pizza recipe :)



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