Recipe: Cauliflower Base Pizza

We used to eat pizza every saturday, but since we started our diet, it’s just too high in calories. I stumbled upon this recipe which uses cauliflower as the base instead of dough. We were both a bit dubious if it would actually work, but it tasted delicious, and was extremely filling! Grating the cauliflower took quite a while, but it was all worth it in the end! I think next time I make it, I’ll add more peri-peri to the base to give it more of a kick.

Cauliflower Base Pizza

Serves 2
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes


  • 325g Cauliflower
  • 125g Light Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Peri-Peri Sprinkles
  • 56g Low Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • 110g Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Pepper
  • 150g Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion


1. Grate cauliflower using largest hole on the grater. Cook in the microwave for 7 minutes. Leave to cool for a while so the egg isn't cooked in the next step.
2. Finely chop the mozzarella cheese and mix with the cauliflower. Add the egg, garlic salt and peri-peri sprinkles and mix thoroughly to combine.
3. Spread onto a baking tray and form into pizza shape. The base may be a bit flexible once cooked, so it is best to line the baking tray with a non-stick sheet before cooking.
4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 160 degrees (fan oven).
5. While baking, slice the peppers, mushrooms and onions then cook in the microwave. Peppers and mushrooms will take 1 minute each, the onions will take about 2.
6. Remove the base from the oven, cover with pasta sauce and arrange the toppings. Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese and cook for another 5 minutes.
7. Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 302
Carbs: 20g
Fat: 14g
Protein: 39g
Sugar: 7g
Sodium: 377mg

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