This Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Mushrooms is gluten-free, low carb, and has the best taste and texture.
Cauliflower crust is huge right now, and it’s something I’ve been experimenting with and enjoying personally.
It’s a great way to eat one of my favourite foods without loading up on all those carbs and guilt.
This recipe starts off with an amazing vegan cauliflower pizza crust made from just 3 simple ingredients. It’s egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free but not flavour-free!
How to Make Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust
This crust is made with just a handful ingredients including cauliflower, ground flax, coconut flour, and seasonings.
You can use either fresh cauliflower or you can buy frozen cauliflower and let it thaw out before making the crust. You can even buy cauliflower rice now which makes making this crust even easier.
How to Cauliflower Crust that you can Hold
Once you have your cauliflower rice, you need to make sure you squeeze out every last drop of liquid for a nice sturdy crust with crisp edges.
The cauliflower pizza dough will not be stretchy like your typical flour dough, it’s a little more similar to making a graham cracker crust. You end up with a moist pile that you need to press out and shape.
You want to get your crust as flat as possible. The flatter you get it, the drier the crust will be. This is key to making a crust that you can pick up and hold like a traditional pizza crust.
One way to ensure you get a particularly nice crust is to flip it over before adding your toppings.
Keto Pizza Sauce Options
If you want to keep this vegan pizza keto-friendly you will need to ensure you are using the right sauce. Added sugar is a big no.
Rao’s Homemade Pizza Sauce is a favourite of mine and can be found in both Canada and the USA.
Another vegan, keto-frindly option is to use pesto sauce! A nice olive oil, basil based pesto is just amazing used as a base for pizza.
Keto toppings for Vegan Pizza
If you want to change up the toppings for this vegan pizza, and keep it keto-friendly, here are some ideas:
- Green bell peppers
- Sliced tomatoes
How to Freeze Cauliflower Pizza Crust
In case you want to make a batch of cauliflower pizza crusts to have on hand for easy weeknight dinners, you may want to freeze them.
Simply bake your crust as directed, and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Layer your crust between sheets of parchment paper and freeze in an freezer bag.
When you want a pizza, add your sauce and toppings to your frozen crust and bake until warmed through (approximately 10 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit).
Ingredients for Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Flaxseed – Acts as a binder in place of eggs.
Water – You will need water to turn the flax into a flax-egg.
Cauliflower – As detailed above, you can use fresh cauliflower or frozen. Be sure to really get all the moisture out for a nice crisp crust that you can hold.
Coconut Flour – You could alternatively use almond flour but I haven’t tested this to be able to give you the exact measurement. It should be around 1 cup of almond flour.
Paprika & Parsley – Adds a little flavour to the crust.
Looking for more Vegan Recipes?
Enjoy all the flavours of chili in this vegan black bean chili. This is a hearty dish that is very filling and nutritious.
Looking for a Keto friendly vegan dessert recipe? This Keto Chocolate Chia Avocado Pudding is what you have been waiting for!
How to Make Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Mushrooms
Serves 3-4 | Prep time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
½ cup water
1 small cauliflower head
⅓ cup coconut flour
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp salt 1 tsp dried parsley
For the Sauce/Toppings:
⅓ cup pizza sauce
2 cups mushrooms
¼ cup sundried tomatoes
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make the flaxseed egg by mixing ground flaxseed with water. Let it set while making the rest of the pizza.
Remove cauliflower steams and chop it into florets.
Place them into a food processor to get cauliflower rice. Squeeze out the excess liquid with a tea towel.
In a medium bowl, place cauliflower rice, flaxseed egg, coconut flour, smoked paprika, salt and parsley. Stir very well to combine.
At this point is important to take time for the flaxseed egg to be regularly spread all over the dough.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the pizza dough on it. Pressing with a spoon to get it set properly. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Prepare the sauce by mixing pizza sauce with basil and oregano. Set aside.
For the toppings, chop mushrooms in slices and crushed garlic cloves.
Place olive oil in a heated skillet and add crushed garlic. Cook until fragrant and remove garlic from skillet.
Add sliced mushrooms and cook until tender.
Prepare the pizza by coating the pizza with the sauce and topping with garlic-infused mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.
Put it back in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove, garnish with fresh herbs and minced garlic.
Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Mushrooms
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- ½ cup water
- 1 small cauliflower head
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- ⅓ cup pizza sauce
- 2 cups mushrooms
- ¼ cup sundried tomatoes
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Make the flaxseed egg by mixing flaxseed with water. Let it set while making the rest of the pizza.
- Remove cauliflower steams and chop it into florets. Place them into a food processor to get cauliflower rice. Squeeze out the excess liquid with a tea towel if necessary.
- In a medium bowl, place cauliflower rice, flaxseed egg, coconut flour, smoked paprika, salt and parsley. Stir very well to combine. At this point is important to take time for the flaxseed egg to be regularly spread all over the dough.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the pizza dough on it. Pressing with a spoon to get it set properly. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Prepare the sauce by mixing pizza sauce with basil and oregano. Set aside.
- For the toppings, chop mushrooms in slices and crushed garlic cloves.
- Place olive oil in a heated skillet and add crushed garlic. Cook until fragrant and remove garlic from skillet. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until tender.
- Prepare the pizza by coating the pizza with the sauce and topping with garlic-infused mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.
- Put it back in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove, garnish with fresh herbs and minced garlic.
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Serving Size:2 Slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!
Tuesday 28th of March 2023
I'm going to try this for a family night with my son and his family. His wife can't have gluten, I am on a low fat diet to try to lower cholesterol, and their little girl can't have sugar or dairy. This will suit all of us! I will make three crusts so that those who can have cheese and meat can add to their portion; I'll have black olives, bell pepper, mushrooms, and spinach available along with mozzarella & pepperoni so we can all make our own style pizza!