Cauliflower Pizza Crust Review

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Review

April 28, 2019   8 Comments

This cauliflower pizza crust review is for all those people who like to be gluten-free and for the parents who like to hide vegetables in their kid’s food.

After posting my Caulipower Pizza Review, I became aware of other players in the cauliflower crust word. First among them is Trader Joe’s.

TJ’s makes both a cauliflower crust and a broccoli kale crust and I just had to try both of them. Whole Foods produces a cauliflower crust as well.

Before I get into these packaged crusts, you should know that my favorite gluten-free crust is a portobello mushroom see: portobello mushroom pizza.

None of the cauliflower crusts are simply cauliflower. I am pretty sure that cauliflower needs something to hold it together to make a crust and all of these brands come up with different binding agents.

Before we get into the different types, you should know that none of these reminded me of actual pizza. I think the fluffy, gluten-filled crust is hard to replicate without wheat flour.

First up is Trader Joe’s!

Both of the Trader Joe’s crusts are a bit different than a regular pizza crust because you bake them for about 20-24 minutes before you add toppings.

This cauliflower crust uses corn flour and potato starch to hold it together. Here are the nutrition facts for 1/6 of the pizza:

80 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 17 g carbohydrates, 1 g sugar, 1 g protein, 1g fiber, 220 mg sodium, 2 Freestyle SmartPts

The flavor and texture was surprisingly good and I would happily put sauce, cheese, and toppings on this and not feel deprived. This crust had a chewiness that was a little like actual bread.

I would buy this again.

This crust was $4.

I know this next crust isn’t cauliflower but I had to try it. The casher told me that he loved this crust with pesto and veggies.

This broccoli/kale crust uses corn flour and potato starch to hold it together. Here are the nutrition facts for 1/6 of the pizza:

70 calories, 0.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 15 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 1 g protein, 0g fiber, 230 mg sodium, 2 Freestyle SmartPts

If you don’t like broccoli or kale, avoid this crust because it tastes like them. I actually really liked the flavor and texture of this crust and think it would be an excellent addition to any quick dinner. Again, it had a nice chewiness and would stand up well to sauce and cheese. Way to go TJs!!

This was $4.50.

Whole Foods has their own 365 Everyday Value brand and there is some good stuff. This was the most expensive of all the cauliflower crusts at $6.

The WF take is to add chickpea flour, mozzarella cheese, eggs, and potato flour along with some basil, thyme, oregano, and marjoram to make a product that approximates actual pizza dough.

Here are the nutrition facts for 1/4 of the pizza:

110 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 14 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 6 g protein, 1 g fiber, 105 mg sodium, 3 Freestyle SmartPts

This crust has a ton more protein than the other brands (and less sodium). My problem is that it was gummy and tasted like potatoes. I didn’t like the flavor (very bland) and I don’t think a pizza made with this would be good. Also, it was the most expensive crust!!

Finally, I took a look at Caulipower, which is the most affordable at $2 per crust.

They used brown rice flour and cornstarch to hold this one together.

Here are the nutrition facts for 1/6 of the pizza:

85 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat,13 g carbohydrates, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, 50 mg sodium, 3 Freestyle SmartPts

I overcooked this one a bit as you can see.

This had a good flavor but had more of a crunch to it and was pretty thin. I did not sense any cauliflower when I ate this and I am wondering how much is cauliflower and how much is brown rice flour.

I did think this was pretty tasty and I would use it for my gluten-free friends if I didn’t have a Trader Joe’s in the neighborhood.

Have you tried any of these crusts? What did you think?

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8 Comments:

I use the Green Giant brand cauliflower pizza crust. It looks similar to the Trader Joe’s and would probably get a similar review. It doesn’t compare to a regular flour pizza crust of course, but I appreciate the fewer carbs and calories

on April 28, 2019

I found the Caulipower crust to be wonderful. Not because it is gluten free BUT BECAUSE IT CONTAINS MUCH LESS SODIUM. For medical reasons I must strictly control salt/sodium and this crust tastes excellent next to most crusts with excessive salt. And I love a crunchy pizza crust so this crust was what I was looking for.
I purchased a 2-package at Walmart for $6.99. Where are they available for $2.00 per crust ($4.00 for the 2-crust package)?
I use Trader Joe's No-Salt added pasta sauce and doctor it up with spices to make it taste like pizza sauce. Then add low-salt mozzarella and lots of toppings. Yummy.
Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and reviews.
Thank you.

on April 28, 2019

I like the Caulipower brand pizza. My store does not sell it just as a crust but a pizza with toppings. It’s a really good pizza!

on April 28, 2019

I make my own. SO EASY. 2 cups of riced cauliflower, 1 egg and 1 cup of Parmesan cheese (shredded). Mix and press into a circle on parchment paper and bake 350 till golden. Can be frozen or continue with regular toppings. This tastes like real pizza! Why buy when it is so easy and so much tastier

on April 29, 2019

Funny, I was just thinking about Oprah's cauliflower pizza thing this morning. My opinion is that this is ridiculous. It's either pizza crust or something else. Cauliflower is something else. We're going overboard making pizza crust out of vegetables. That isn't pizza crust at all. Everyone can do what they want, of course. I think I'd put my pizza ingredients on potato skins before I'd do anything like try to put cauliflower in a pizza crust. As Snack Girl mentioned, it's not just cauliflower either. Some people can't eat pizza for one reason or another. Maybe for some it's pizza crust. Before you know it, we'll be eating so much cauliflower (why?) and kale that we'll become allergic to it.

on May 1, 2019

You didn't mention the Costco cauliflower crust pizza, which is roasted vegetable. We like it, even though my husband doesn't care for thin crust. It's crisp, just don't overbake and make it crunchy. Supposedly, Costco also has a new margharita version with the same crust. Haven't seen it yet.

on May 5, 2019

I tried Green Giant for the first time tonight and totally read the directions wrong- the crust is a hot mess and the cornmeal is VERY offputting. I did not cook the crust before adding my toppings, which clearly was a HUGE error on my part, it’s pretty gross.
I will definitely try this again though!

on July 21, 2019

I just had the Trader Joe's cauliflower pizza crust for the first time tonight and I'm hooked. I love the chewiness of the crust. I was going to purchase Caulipower pizza crust and made a last minute decision to purchase the Trader Joe's brand and boy am I happy I did. One day, I just might try the Caulipower pizza crust.

on October 6, 2019


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