Cauliflower Pizza Base

I know that I’m late to the ‘cauliflower as a pizza base’ party, but am posting to prove that I managed to do this without messing it up.

I was very sceptical when someone said that I could microwave then bake grated cauliflower and it would magically be able turn into a pizza base – but that someone was right.

If you’re on a low carb diet, or forgot to buy a pizza base and happen to have a spare cauliflower, you could definitely do worse than making this.

Parma Ham & Mozzerella Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Parma Ham & Mozzerella Cauliflower Crust Pizza – just before the oven

Recipe is adapted from a Paula Deen recipe found here 

  • Portions: 1
  • Carbs per portion: 14.4g


  • Nonstick spray
  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated (about 1/2 a large head)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 sliced ball mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • parma ham


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Grate the cauliflower using a box grater until you have two cups of cauliflower crumbles. Place in a large bowl and microwave for seven to eight minutes, or until soft. Remove from the microwave and let cool.
  3. Mix in the egg, one cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden.
  4. Top the pizza with the sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella and the parma ham. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, another 10 minutes. Top with basil before serving.