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Cheese-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Topped with Pesto and Roasted Summer Vegetables

It’s not very often that I miss foods like pizza, but every now and then the craving hits. It’s a comfort and foodie thing I think. I’ve been wanting to try a cauliflower crust awhile now, so this was the perfect time to give it a try. I wanted something that was cheese, nut and coconut free and I think this turned out really well.

cauliflower pizza crust ingredients

As always it is my goal to keep the recipe as simple as possible. Cauliflower is a neutral base and I love using herbs for flavor. I use eggs and tapioca starch as a binder. I love that it is low-carb and won’t spike blood sugar.

Instead of staying with the traditional tomato based sauce, I used my pesto sauce as a base and topped with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and bell pepper. Taking advantage of what is in season now keeps the price down and taste flavorful. Pre-roasting helps cut down on the moisture that will go into the crust which holds it together better.

Watch This Video For a Step-By-Step Tutorial

slice of cauliflower pizza crust

Seriously delicious and flavorful!

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free (option), vegetarian, soy free, grain free, coconut free (option), and paleo.

Cheese-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Topped with Pesto and Roasted Summer Vegetables

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 small pizzas


  • Crust
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil or grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried italian herbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Toppings
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/2 yellow squash
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3 tbsp pesto sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Line pan with parchment paper.
  • Slice zucchini and yellow squash to desired thickness, and cut your bell pepper into 1 inch pieces. Thinly slice red onion.
  • Spread out evenly on pan and spray lightly with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Roast for 15-20 minutes, turning half way through.
  • While vegetables are roasting, in a medium sized bowl add everything but the riced cauliflower and mix well. Stir in cauliflower.
  • Make two small personal sized doughs on parchment paper and cook on 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Add pesto and vegetables and cook for another 8-10 minutes.



5 thoughts on “Cheese-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Topped with Pesto and Roasted Summer Vegetables”

  1. I have a question can I subsitute the arrowroot for wheat flour we are not gluten free and I don’t have arrowroot

    1. Yes you can. You might need to add a little more to get a dough like consistency. You can also substitute with corn starch.

  2. I followed this recipe using the seasonings mentioned in the instruction video and it was Extremely Tasty!!! I used 4 tablespoons of coconut flour as a substitute for the 3 tablespoons of arrowroot. I also used the Dairy Free Pesto Recipe from this website for my pizza sauce .
    Note: I dried out my rice cauliflower rice in a saucepan beforehand.

    This was my first making any type of pizza crust.
    I was a little worried because the my dough did not have a smooth consistency as seen in the video.
    Also, I made 3 mini pizzas between 4″ and 5″. Next time I will have to double the recipe so that I can make extra crust that I can freeze.

    1. Hi Lisa, did you also use the 3 tbsp of coconut oil or butter in addition to the 4 tbsp of coconut flour? Just trying to get the fat/calorie level down, otherwise I would just use cheese. Thx.

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