Cauliflower Pizza – Gluten Free – Medifast Recipe

April 22, 2013 45 Comments »

I have been seeing Cauliflower Pizza all over Pinterest. I am not a fan of cauliflower. In fact, I do not like cauliflower. Broccoli I can do, but cauliflower, I’ll pass. Needless to say my girls have never tried it and my husband doesn’t didn’t care for it before I stumbled upon this delicious recipe for Cauliflower Breadsticks: Sandy’s Kitchen

A week before Easter I tried the recipe out and the entire tray of breadsticks that I made, were gobbled up within minutes. My family could not believe they were made with cauliflower, moreover, they didn’t care! Yes, I know, unheard of!!

So I thought today that I would try my hand at making the cauliflower pizza this time around. First off, Lil’ C was singing, “Cauliflower pizza, yum, yum, yum,” if that gives you a hint as to whether or not my almost 6 year old and 3 year old like this pizza/breadstick recipe.

I found a few different recipes, but really should have just stuck to the original breadstick one and adjusted a little. The recipe I tried mentioned heating up the chopped cauliflower in the microwave and soaking out the juices, I found that the raw cauliflower I put into our breadsticks worked just fine and may have even been a little less mushy.

By popular demand and the fact that I am behind held at gunpoint {not really}, I am posting this recipe.

Please don’t lick the screen:

Cauliflower Pizza Recipe MommyB

Here are the Ingredients I used to make an entire pizza for my family:

1 medium head of cauliflower {grated makes about 3-4 cups}
1 egg white
2 cups shredded Reduced Fat 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese {1 cup for mix 1 cup for topping}
Turkey Pepperoni {use as desired or count out for caloric intake}
Marinara Sauce
The following herbs and seasonings to taste – garlic powder, pinch of salt {depending on your diet plan}, freeze dried basil, pepper.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450.

Chop cauliflower until it resembles a rice-like texture.

Mix RAW chopped cauliflower, 1 egg white, 1 cup of cheese, herbs and seasonings together in a bowl until combined.

Line a cookie sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper preferably.

Spread mixture onto parchment paper, trying to make an even layer of “dough”. My personal preference is as thin as possible so as not to get a mushy texture, and trying to get my edges even as much as possible.

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes and flip the “dough”, baking for another 5 minutes or so to brown both sides of your pizza crust. {VERY IMPORTANT STEP, and will save you from mushy pizza.}

Remove crust from the oven, add the marinara sauce, and any toppings, including the last cup of cheese, we used Turkey pepperoni, and place back in the oven for another 7-10 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. *Don’t worry about the edges browning, this is typical of cauliflower pizza and tastes great regardless.

Let the pizza set for 2 minutes and then enjoy! Voila!!!

Cauliflower pizza

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45 Comments

  1. Faith G. April 23, 2013 at 8:20 AM - Reply

    OOOooooo, I have to try this!!! I think that I may not be able to tell hubs what the crust is made out of till after he eats it lol. I am sure my little girls will love this! Yumm!

  2. Andrea July 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM - Reply

    I’ve tried a similar recipe with Hubs and we both loved it! I think if it chills for a day and then is reheated it seems to hold a better taste? Don’t know why? But either way, so good!

  3. Maria Iemma November 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    This looks delicious! Who knew that you could eat this kind of food on Medifast and gluten free

  4. Lorayne Gothard November 20, 2013 at 8:36 PM - Reply

    I have never tried this before but I am going to try it now. Looks like a great recipe!! Thank you

  5. Amy Leighter February 22, 2014 at 6:26 PM - Reply

    HELP…My crust sticks to the parchment paper every time? Any suggestions on what would stop this from happening.
    Thank you

    • MommyB February 22, 2014 at 9:05 PM - Reply

      Hmm I never had this problem before but you may wavy to try Pam spray

  6. Any Desrosiers February 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM - Reply

    I would love to try this! I too have been seeing this everywhere! I contemplated buying one last night to try this recipe!!

    • MommyB February 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM - Reply

      My kids loved it!

  7. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell February 24, 2014 at 10:21 AM - Reply

    I never would have thought it would be so good. I guess I’ll go ahead and give in and try it now. Looks delish!

  8. Hanan February 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM - Reply

    I’ve actually made a similar cauliflower pizza crust recipe before and it was delicious! Such a healthier alternative.

  9. Jessica February 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM - Reply

    I have heard so many things about cauliflower pizza! I really want to try and make this myself but I am not sure about the taste. I have never been a big veggie person and have never actually tasted a cauliflower. Your pizza looks like it turned out delicious though! It makes me want to bite the bullet and make it myself.

  10. Robin Ruehrwein February 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM - Reply

    LOL, glad you warned me not to lick the screen because I was seriously thinking about it. That looks AMAZING!

  11. Shell February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    I had seen people pinning this before and wondered how it was. Like you, I usually don’t like cauliflower, but maybe I’ll give this a shot!

  12. Angie | Big Bear's Wife February 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM - Reply

    I love Cauliflower so I bet I would be all over this Cauliflower Pizza!! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Janeane Davis February 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM - Reply

    I like cauliflower. I have never heard of cauliflower pizza, so this is a new and exciting thing.

  14. Chelsea February 24, 2014 at 3:11 PM - Reply

    I’ve really been meaning to try this. Too much gluten upsets my stomach so this would be perfect for me to try!

  15. Jennifer @TheRebelChick February 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM - Reply

    That looks SO GOOD!! I have been seeing a cauliflower pizza recipe rolling around the internet and keep meaning to try it!

  16. Rachee February 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Reply

    I LOVE cauliflower and cannot wait to test this recipe! I have never heard of cauliflower pizza but think it will be divine.

  17. Felicia February 24, 2014 at 7:49 PM - Reply

    I’ve heard of this recipe! It definitely sounds like something I would like to try. Thank you!!

  18. Tess February 24, 2014 at 7:52 PM - Reply

    I just saw a recipe on cauliflower pizza. I was really interested in seeing what it would taste like.

  19. Mandy@ TheHouseholdHero.com February 24, 2014 at 7:58 PM - Reply

    I have done something similar. It is amazing how much it feels like you are eating real pizza!

  20. Kecia February 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM - Reply

    I’ve seen lots of recipes for cauliflower pizza but haven’t tried it. I may have to after seeing your photos!

  21. Chrysa February 24, 2014 at 9:09 PM - Reply

    Your pizza looks yummy. I am NOT a fan of cauliflower, but maybe I could handle it in a pizza.

  22. Jaime February 24, 2014 at 9:39 PM - Reply

    I’m not normally a huge fan of cauliflower, but this definitely looks interesting. And it’s a way to get my kid to eat vegetables, so win.

  23. Theresa February 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM - Reply

    My neighbor was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease and had to cut out the gluten. I will forward this recipe to her because she is a real foodie. I bet she would appreciate a gluten free pizza recipe!

  24. Candy @ Candypolooza February 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM - Reply

    Oh I’ve been wanting to try this! Pizza looks amazing!

  25. Melissa February 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM - Reply

    Oh, YUM! Thank you for sharing, I need to make this. I have been making cauliflower bites as a side but I think we would love this.

  26. Ashley - Embracing Beauty February 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM - Reply

    No way!! That is crazy!! I want to try it!

  27. Debbie L. February 25, 2014 at 3:56 AM - Reply

    Sounds tasty -s haring with a co-worker. She just found out her daughter needs to eat Gluten Free

  28. Christina S February 25, 2014 at 9:39 AM - Reply

    I keep seeing these too. I’ll have to try it and not tell him what it is until afterwards.

  29. Billie Hillier February 25, 2014 at 10:52 AM - Reply

    On my list to try since my daughter needs to eat more gluten free friendly foods for her Type II diabetes.

  30. Rosey February 25, 2014 at 12:45 PM - Reply

    I love cauliflower. And I love pizza. But I’ve never tried the two of them together. It looks and sounds good to me!

  31. April February 25, 2014 at 2:57 PM - Reply

    Great gluten free idea! Love this! My family usually uses almond or coconut flour but sometimes the texture /flavors get old. Best idea! I really hadn’t heard of this before today!

  32. Janel February 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM - Reply

    This is so creative!! What an awesome idea!

  33. Eliz Frank February 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    What a smart idea and very creative too. I’ve never had this combo of Pizza with cauliflower, but will try it soon.

  34. Autumn February 25, 2014 at 6:10 PM - Reply

    That looks so delicious! I’ve never thought about using cauliflower on pizza like that. I bet it makes for a tasty combo!

  35. Piera February 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM - Reply

    Cauliflower is such a miracle veggie – you can do so much with it! I tried making a Cauliflower Pizza a few years ago and it was delicious – I need to try it again!

  36. Ashley February 25, 2014 at 11:43 PM - Reply

    I didn’t realize it would look so..similar to ‘regular’ pizza. This looks great.

  37. Kenda Smith February 26, 2014 at 11:40 AM - Reply

    I’ve been meaning to try a cauliflower pizza crust for a while now. This recipe seems super easy and delicious!

  38. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest February 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM - Reply

    I’m not a bit cauliflower fan, however, my husband loves it! I’m wondering what he would think of this kind of recipe…

  39. Paige March 6, 2014 at 2:21 AM - Reply

    That’s an interesting idea. I’m not sure I’m a cauliflower fan though…

  40. Jessica April 20, 2014 at 6:47 PM - Reply

    Tasted awesome but it stuck to parchment paper and we lost half of it trying to flip!! Need some help!!

    • MommyB April 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM - Reply

      Jessica, did you spray with a little bit of pam?? That will help big time!

  41. Natalie August 6, 2015 at 11:44 PM - Reply

    I am just starting on the plan, can I have this and how many servings does this make? Pizza is my fav food!!! That looks yummy!

  42. Julie August 15, 2015 at 7:19 PM - Reply

    How do you break this down to be a lean and green meal for medifast?

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