Margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

Margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

Savour a gooey, crispy, and tasty Margherita pizza with cauliflower crust as a delicious addition to your iftar meal. This recipe takes the traditional flavours of the beloved Margherita pizza and adds a new level of taste and texture by substituting the traditional wheat crust with a crispy, flavourful cauliflower crust. Topped with tangy tomato sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil, it is the perfect combination of classic Italian flavours that every family member and guest cannot wait to dig into.


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Cut cauliflower into florets. Blend in a food processor until it resembles rice grains.
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Spread the cauliflower onto the paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Drain the water from the cauliflower, pressing it through a cloth, and put it in a clean bowl.
  • Increase the temperature of the oven to 240°C.
  • Add finely chopped almonds to the cauliflower along with eggs, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Mix until you get a cohesive dough.
  • Line a 30 cm round baking pan with baking paper. Grease with olive oil.
  • Spread the cauliflower mixture out evenly in the pan and flatten it with a spoon.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Leave it inside the oven to cool a little.
  • Take the tray out of the oven. Brush the crust with a layer of tomato sauce and then spread a layer of grated mozzarella cheese. Top with tomato slices, basil leaves, and black pepper.
  • Bake it again for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  • Cut into triangles. Garnish with basil leaves. Serve hot.

There are a few key steps to getting a crispy cauliflower crust. The first thing to do is to remove as much moisture as possible from the baked cauliflower before forming the crust. This will prevent the pizza base from becoming soggy and soft. Use a dishtowel or cloth to wring out the moisture. Make sure you bake the crust twice. Once before adding the toppings and then again after the toppings have been added. This method will ensure you get the crust extra crispy, creating the perfect texture for the pizza base. Also, be sure to use fresh and high-quality vegetables and herbs for the best result.

Questions about Margherita pizza with cauliflower crust

Our recipe for Margherita pizza with cauliflower crust is a delicious new take on an old classic made with fresh high-quality ingredients. Read below to learn more about making cauliflower crust pizza and to get the perfect Margherita pizza.

What is on a Margherita pizza?
Margherita pizza is an Italian classic, steeped in tradition and named in honour of the Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. The ingredients for Margherita pizza are simple yet flavourful, carefully chosen to evoke the colours of the Italian flag. A traditional Margherita pizza is made with a base of rich and tangy tomato sauce, topped with creamy mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of olive oil.
How to make Margherita pizza?
Prepare the cauliflower crust by making cauliflower rice, baking it in the oven, draining it from moisture, and then baking it again spread out in a thin circle on a baking tray. Then, spread the tomato sauce onto the crust and top with mozzarella cheese, tomato slices, basil leaves, and black pepper. Bake the pizza for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted, garnish with basil leaves, and enjoy!
How to make a cauliflower pizza crust?
Cut the cauliflower into florets and blend in a food processor until it resembles rice grains. Spread it on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 190°C. Let it cool and drain any excess water from the cauliflower by pressing it in a cloth. Place it into a clean bowl and increase the oven temperature to 240°C. Combine the cauliflower with almond flour, egg, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Press it into an oil-greased baking tray and bake for 15 minutes until the crust has a light brown hue.
What is cauliflower crust pizza?
A cauliflower crust pizza is a type of pizza that uses a crust made from cauliflower instead of a traditional wheat flour dough. The cauliflower is typically grated or processed into small rice-like grains and mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, herbs, and seasoning to get a homogeneous texture with aromatic flavour. It differs slightly in taste and texture and is more delicate and crispier than a regular wheat crust.
How to make cauliflower pizza crust crispy?
The trick to getting a crispy crust is to remove excess moisture from the cauliflower and wring out as much water as possible using a dish towel or cheesecloth. This prevents the crust from getting soggy. Bake the crust twice to get it extra crispy – for about 15 minutes before adding the Margherita pizza toppings and for roughly 10 minutes after the toppings have been added.
Can you freeze cauliflower pizza crust?
Yes, you can freeze the cauliflower crust for pizza for up to 3 months. To do so, prepare and bake the crust as instructed in the recipe and let it cool completely. Then wrap the crust in cling film or foil and place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Once thawed, you can get it crispy again by reheating it in the oven or on a pizza stone.
Can I use frozen cauliflower rice for pizza crust?
You can use cauliflower rice to make a pizza crust, but you will need to thaw the rice before using it. Make sure to squeeze out as much moisture as possible to get a crispy crust. Follow the same procedure as you usually would with a cauliflower pizza base, baking the rice in the oven, pressing out excess moisture after it has cooled a bit, and baking it again spread out in a circle on a baking tray before adding the pizza toppings.


Grated mozzarella cheese
180 g
Finely chopped almonds
100 g
Dried oregano
1 tsp
Dried basil
1 tsp
Tomato sauce
4 tbsp
Cherry tomatoes, slices
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Fresh basil leaves to garnish

Cauliflower Margherita pizza with mozzarella cheese

Our recipe for Margherita pizza with cauliflower crust is the perfect combination of modern and traditional Italian flavours. Topped with a tangy tomato sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, and fresh cherry tomatoes, this cauliflower pizza is packed with delicious flavours and textures. The added basil leaves give it a fresh and aromatic touch, while the cherry tomatoes provide a burst of sweetness. A layer of grated mozzarella adds the crowning touch with a perfect balance of creamy gooeyness to every bite. It is a tasty delight for any pizza lover.

You should also check out some of our other Italian-inspired recipes, for example, a simple one pot lasagne, spinach cannelloni with béchamel sauce, or spaghetti bolognese.

Make an easy cauliflower crust

The recipe for cauliflower crust combines a handful of basic ingredients to create the perfect base to hold your favourite toppings. Made from blended and seasoned cauliflower, this crust is a great alternative to the traditional pizza wheat crust. The eggs in the recipe act as a binding agent and helps hold the crust together, while oregano, basil, salt, and pepper provide the base with delicious aromatics. Try out a cauliflower crust pizza yourself and enjoy a new twist on an old classic!

Classic Italian Margherita pizza with a crispy and savoury cauliflower twist

The classic Margherita pizza is a homage to the simple and traditional flavours of Italian cuisine with a twist; namely, a crispy cauliflower crust. It provides a light and crispy texture that differs from a regular wheat crust and adds a new level of flavour to the pizza with a savoury, nutty and slightly sweet base with bitter undertones. But a cauliflower crust pizza is nothing without its toppings, and the combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil makes up the classic and irresistible toppings for Margherita pizza, tying it all together with a perfect balance of taste and texture. Needless to say, pizza enthusiasts worldwide love it.

Make it your own

Margherita pizza is a classic pizza beloved by many, but sometimes you just want to switch things up. Instead of fresh basil, add dollops of basil pesto on top, or, instead of slices of tomato, add chunks of sun-dried tomatoes. This way, you get the classic Margherita flavours but in a new, interesting way. As long as you have basil, cheese, and tomato, you can never go wrong with your variations.

You can also use our easy Margherita pizza recipe to make mini pizzas. Instead of forming one big cauliflower crust pizza, divide it into smaller portions, press it flat and add the same toppings. These mini pizzas can be baked in the oven at the same temperature as the full-sized pizza. It is a fun and creative way to enjoy the classic Margherita pizza flavours.