Cauliflower-Crust: Pizza or Health Fad? || Really Dough?

Cauliflower-Crust: Pizza or Health Fad? || Really Dough?

– Like a cauliflower crust pizza, so it’s yeast free.
– It’s yeast free. – Wheat free.
– Wheat free. – Flavor free.
– Uh. – I’m Scott, and I eat all kinds of pizza, but my friend, Mark, he is a pizza purist. So we’re trying the craziest concoctions claiming to be pizza. But are they “Really Dough?” Oh, Marky-Mark.
– Hey, Scott, good morning. – You ready to get started today, dude? – How are you? – I’m doing all right, how are you? – You’re not cold driving
around on this thing? It’s freezing out. – Nah, I build up some body heat. – Yeah you gotta work
off all those calories, you eat all that pizza. – I keep myself capped
at fifteen slices a week. – Maybe I should get myself one of these. – Yeah, I mean, no offense, but. – It’s either that or stop eating pizza. – No. You can never stop eating pizza. – No, no I’m kidding.
– You don’t mean that. Maybe you just got to eat
it more intelligently, eat smarter pizza. – What do you mean, smarter pizza? – You know, like, sometimes
you get these big, heavy, thick, cheesy, greasy, meaty pizzas. – What are you getting at? – Maybe try some of the low-carb options. You ever dabble in that? – Low carb, eh? Pizza is carbs, Scott. – I don’t know, though. I mean, if you really
look at the definition, there’s nothing that lays
out in any great detail– – So let me guess, you’re gonna
bring me a low-carb pizza? – I got a place. There’s a place called Adoro Lei, all the way by the Holland tunnel. I’ll bring it back so
fast it’ll still be hot. – You’re gonna go to the Holland tunnel? – I’m fast, bye!
– Bye. Low-carb pizza, ramen pizza. I gotta find this kid a girlfriend. – Hey, Chef Mario.
– Hey, Scott, what’s happening, man?
– How’s it going, man? – How you doing, how’s everything? – I’m doing great, I’m doing great. – What’s new?
– Oh, a lot is new. I’m interested in bizarre pizzas. I heard you’ve got, like, a
cauliflower crust pizza. – Yes, we do. – OK, so what is the scoop? The crust is made from cauliflower? – Right, so we take whole
heads of cauliflower we give a rough chop, we
mince it all the way down as we squeeze out all the water. Then we put it in the bowl and we add some cheese, eggs, olive oil. – So does it feel like real dough? – No, it’s very– if you
look I have a piece here. So if you see, it’s very
grainy and it will rip apart. – Yeah, no elasticity.
– No, none whatsoever. – So you’re not throwing this in the air? – No, this you can’t throw up in the air. – This feels so weird.
– Yeah, yeah, it has to be pressed to be, you can’t stretch it like
a regular pizza dough. – I’m gonna taste a little.
– OK. – I mean, I do not recommend
that you eat this raw. – The cauliflower is very potent. – I gotta bring one to Mark. – Have a seat, have a seat.
– Thanks. – Believe it or not, this is my first cauliflower crust pizza. Will Mark just consider
this low-carb crust a “Really Dough?” bust? – Real pizza needs to have the finest and freshest ingredients. Sauce, cheese, dough, that’s it. Pizza should look as good as it tastes. Pizza dough, flour, water,
yeast, nothing else. – Well, if he really hates it, I guess he can just work
out, like the rest of us. – Last week on Adoro Lei, M.D. – So, after some research, we
found out that cauliflower is very good for your kidneys. So we came up with this pizza.
Due to an injury that I had, I’ve been put on the IR for
a while with a broken finger, so one of my guys help make the pizza. This is Oscar. We’re gonna make cauliflower crust pizza. It’s not as easy as
making a regular crust. Almost work it the same way
as you would a regular dough, but you have to be much more
careful or the ends break down. Okay, now he’s gonna add our tomato sauce, which has some olive
oil, garlic inside it. OK, now he’s adding some
grated pecorino cheese. OK, so he put the caramelized onions, our homemade fresh mozzarella, raw, roasted bell peppers,
fresh basil of course. About two, three minutes, it
takes to cook the pizza here. The bottom is nice and crispy,
the top everything melted. The crust is a nice color. So this is it and we’re ready to cut it up and serve it. Add a little pecorino
cheese, some garlic chips. OK, and we’re ready. As you can see now that after it’s baked, the cauliflower, the texture
is exactly like a pizza. You can pick it up and
hold it like a pizza. It’s ready to be eaten as if it’s just made with regular dough, but it’s actually made with
just a cauliflower crust. OK, so my definition
of pizza, this is pizza, but we’re gonna bring it to Scott, and let’s see what he thinks about this. – Oh, there we go! Wait, let’s make some room. – Here it is. – I’m ready for the
action, there it is, huh? – Mmm-hmm. – I mean, it looks exactly like pizza. It smells a little funny. – Is it the cauliflower? – Yeah, like when you
say roasted cauliflower. – It has that scent.
– I’m OK with that. – All right. – Well, I mean, I gotta take a peek at it, because it’s like, kind of a– oh! I mean, look. If that doesn’t say pizza,
I don’t know what does. – Oh baby, oh baby, even the kids like it. Oh, whoa! Well, it’s kind of a big deal. I gotta get that out of the way. You know, we gotta foldability. – OK. – Not bad. A little crack on the bottom.
– Right. So, this is your first
cauliflower pizza, right? – This is my first
cauliflower pizza, ever. – So, does it look like pizza? – So I mean, to me, theoretically, this is not a pizza.
– OK. – But, in a visceral sense,
it seems like a pizza. In a sense, if it looks and tastes and feels like a pizza, it’s pizza. Otherwise, what the heck
does this word even mean? – Right.
– But historically, pizza is a bread; so if
not a bread, is it a pizza? And to me, I feel like the answer is no. But I feel like I’ve had pizzas before that, in my head, they’re not a pizza, and when I eat it.
– It changes your mind. – You can’t tell the difference, yeah. So there are a couple of things I’m thinking about right now. One, is it a pizza? Two, is it good? And then finally, I’m thinking about, would I eat this over a standard pizza? – Got it.
– I’m just curious. – OK.
– So I’m gonna take a bite. – Yeah, there you go. – Yes, I got you.
– You got it? – I got you, I’m supporting you. – All right, are you ready? – Yeah.
– Go. – It doesn’t have the pull-back, it doesn’t fight with me the
way that normal pizza does. – Right, the gluten would.
– Yeah, it doesn’t, I get such a quick release when I bite it, I don’t have any kind
of battle, which is fun. – Yeah, we work for the
recipe for a little bit, to make sure to get the
pliability that it has. – Yeah, the flavor of the base of it is not like normal pizza flavor, but I gotta say, it’s
not nearly as far off as I thought it was gonna be. – OK, I got it. – Do people get it who
are not gluten-free? – Yes, they like the idea that it’s a healthier
version of the pizza. – I like that. Those peppers stay crunchy. – Yeah, we put them in
raw inside the oven. The pizza doesn’t have that big texture, I wanted to give you some
more texture with the peppers. – Cool, wow. Because you want the texture? ‘Cause you’re never gonna get it on the bottom.
– Correct. – Chef Mario, you are smart. – OK.
– Absolutely, absolutely. You weren’t so smart when you
slammed your hand in the door, but you were smart when
you were making that pizza. – OK, that’s fair enough. As long as I’m smart when
it comes to food, I’m happy. – Well, I’ll bring this back to Mark. – OK. – We’ll see what he says! – OK, and you’re gonna
let me know right away? – Don’t have your hopes too high, but just know that at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what he thinks. – OK.
– You know what I mean? – Sounds good.
– Thanks a lot. – You got it man, good seeing you, Scott. – Hey Mark, it is freezing outside. – Stop, what do you got? – This pizza is gonna change your life. – You always say that. – And I’m always right. – It’s a pizza. – Well, it’s a low-carb pizza. You know, when you eat a slice– – What makes it low carb, that it’s small? – Well yeah, I guess it
does a little bit, but no, it’s just that they’re
using alternate grains and you know, there’s light stuff on top. – What kind of grains do they use? – I’m not even really sure. – I don’t understand,
you’re the pizza guru, you don’t know what kind of grains it is? – I want to let you taste it unencumbered by the knowledge that might set you off. – You kinda, like, pushed my question to the side. – Uh, I just… – I’m gonna, all right
don’t worry about it. – I just really feel
like too much information might weigh you down. – It has a really nice texture, the crust. – Yeah, it does. – Walk me through your emotions. – I like it. It is a pizza. What’s it made from, Scott? What are you making me eat? – Cauliflower crust. Does that change your opinion about whether or not it’s a pizza? – Yup. Is it a cauliflower flour? – It’s the head of cauliflower. Look at this, I did not
expect this char pattern. – No, really, really good.
– Right? – Everything other than
the crust says pizza. – So what’s happening with the crust? – It just has a different texture. It gets a little powdery in your mouth. – Like kind of in your teeth a little bit more than standard crust? – No, ’cause that’s doughy. – So, even though this is a dough that’s not made from–
– Is it a dough? – I know you think dough
is flour, water, and yeast. Now that you know that this is not flour, water, yeast.
– It’s cauliflower. – That’s a different kind of
flour, you know that, right? – It’s a flour. – All right, if we’re going phonetically. – If it looks like dough and it tastes like dough, it’s dough. – Then you’re saying you’re
gonna stick with your game? – It’s pizza. – Wow!
– Yup. – That’s a curveball for me. I didn’t think he was
going to go that way, but it’s legit, we have the verdict is in. Mark says that the
cauliflower, gluten-free, low-carb pizza is a pizza. You surprise me every day. – I just had a piece of the crust without the sauce and cheese, you can taste the cauliflower. – Yeah, a little bit, but I feel like. – You don’t taste the cauliflower? – Well, when I eat it separately,
maybe a little bit, but. – But you really don’t have
a sophisticated palate like I do.
– Excuse me? – Where’d you get that helmet? – From the helmet store.
– You look like a bee. – You remember when I saw you riding your bike that one time, you had those, like, high handle bars. – Did you?
– Yeah, ‘member? – Oh yeah, the ape hangers. – What are you doing, what?
– The ape hangers. – Is that what that’s called?
– Yup. The apes have like long arms. – Oh, I guess so. I don’t know much about apes. I don’t know much about bikes, either. – You just know pizza. You really, really need
to find a girlfriend. – Why does everybody keep saying that? Why are you playing with the cheese? – I’m gonna eat it. – OK, I see you playing with it and I’m like… – You want some? – Yeah, of course I want some. This looks like a bowl of pasta. – You just gave me an idea. – Yeah, what does that mean? – Gluten-free pizza, gluten-free pasta. – It’s just cheese with sauce on it? – Yup, can you put a
little more sauce on it? – Yeah, I would love to. – Hold on, let me get a fork.
– Can you get two? – All right, we only need.
– You got a spoon. – What did you do to it? – What do you mean, I sauced it. – You massacred my spaghetti. – It’s not spaghetti, look at you. – It’s gluten-free spaghetti. – It’s called “Really Pasta?”
– There ya go. – Listen, it’s not pasta. It’s not pasta, my rules
of pasta are very clear. You’ve gotta have wheat flour. – It’s gluten-free pasta. – No, it’s gluten-free
pasta, it’s not a pasta. – It’s a protein pasta. – It’s not a protein, either, it’s cheese, which is very protein-rich.
– Which is a protein. You heard it here, protein pasta. – This is so weird. OK, it’s stopped looking appetizing. – Yes. – Thanks for watching. And don’t forget to
subscribe to Thrillist, where you can watch our
other “Really Dough?” episodes, like the time I brought you
that Paulie Gee’s vegan pizza. – Yes, and don’t forget to
like, comment, and share. – If you like it, and
if you have a comment, and if you like sharing.
– And if you like to share. – Sharing is important. – Sharing is caring.

Daniel Yohans

100 thoughts on “Cauliflower-Crust: Pizza or Health Fad? || Really Dough?

  1. Thrillist says:

    Check out the newest episode of 'InstaChef,' featuring Jackie Cruz:

  2. JuaNoLoSoLoDoLo D says:

    4:33 Oscars like “ Aye get that camera out my face! Chef shut up so they can go. Camera man get that out my face!”

  3. Christian Arteaga says:

    Really dough tho

  4. M Chan says:

    I love their arguments.

  5. DaRichBk Rican says:

    The Spanish dude looked at him like FOH this is 🍕 lmao

  6. Renn Mell Dela Cruz says:

    it's a ketogenic pizza

  7. Sami Folio says:

    chef mario is a fuckin genius

  8. Bradley Fetter says:

    Love it

  9. Dragan Stankic says:

    Get a Fathead Pizza next time!

  10. Underground Chamber Muzik says:

    as a person who really does not like cauliflower i would definitely eat this a lot as a healthy choice' that looked very legit

  11. Tyler Durden says:

    pizza is a pie, not a bread

  12. J. R. says:

    4:32 Oscar is like this is not pizza.

  13. Vinita Sethuraman says:

    Finally, my diabetic ass can eat a Pizza

  14. incu says:

    I really wonder how they make their cauliflower crust. The "dough" looks way smoother than most cauliflower crusts before baking. Also, it usually has to be baked beforehand, then toppings are added and it goes back into the oven. Also baked at lower temperatures than you'd use on a usual thin crust pizza. I'd love a cauliflower crust recipe that can go right into the really hot oven on a pizza stone with the toppings already added, like they do it here.

  15. Taniora Bellamy says:

    Is it me or does the chef talk like Arnold Schwarzenegger

  16. Jamieson Donnell says:

    Bernie Sanders makes a mean pizza

  17. death2pc says:

    Cauliflower "dough"……………… Fugetaboutit, period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough of this bullsh&t!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Edlyn Ugalde says:

    just eat the DAMN PIZZA ffs too much talking lol

  19. Freak80MC says:

    If your first thought when eating it without being told what its made from, is "yep, its a pizza"… then its a pizza, end of story.

  20. El Tigrero says:

    Oscar's gonna lose it one day and kill you, then you'll be sorry you didn't hire an Italian dude

  21. genevie lucious says:

    Just hurry up and eat it

  22. ano niem says:


  23. Alberto Montano says:

    Oscar is looking at the camera thinking "I dont know what this cavacho is saying"

  24. Alberto Montano says:

    That chef was about throw a right cross through the nerd's fuckin face

  25. T says:

    Executive chef doesn’t have to wear a hair wrap.. only the Hispanic.. weird..

  26. Darkness says:

    bite it already!

  27. Morpheus X says:

    I HATE that just as the chef was detailing what ingredients he puts in his cauliflower crust, nerd boy interrupted him. Ugh!!

  28. G J W says:

    Love the creativity. Low carb protein pizza. Need to have it everywhere all around the world man.

  29. Ravindra Singh says:

    some body came and started to define god……now god left and priest dictate the terms…..

  30. This message was posted says:

    3:59 This scene looks like a cross between THE MATRIX and a fighting scene you would see in those saturday morning kung fu movies.

  31. Irish Potato says:

    The chief sound like Arnold shawzenager

  32. Alberto Molina says:

    I would never be able to eat pizza with Scott if he's gonna be stealing my cheese and talking the whole damn time

  33. MrJordance says:

    These videos always make me want to go to New York…

  34. Winston Walker says:

    3:56 How are they roasted…. AND raw?

  35. NizzyNizerson says:

    I'll take Dave portnoy over this soyboy

  36. Pixel Pirate says:

    Is the cauliflower cooked before mincing down? Would love to get the exact recipe.

  37. she2302 says:

    If they didnt tell him it was a cauliflower pizza he wouldnt tell the difference

  38. Russyaidi Syidi says:

    Her man so glue tap about pizza, hahaha

  39. Nishant Sood says:

    just friggin hit the slice in your damn mouth bro…..

  40. BotMe says:

    15 slices a week bruh I eat a slice a month

  41. Hogweed Blitz says:

    Do people even realize that flour (as well as sugar) are the two main foods that cause nearly all the diseases we "invented" in the last 50 years? As long as you dont mind heart disease, cancer, diabetes, lupus and hundreds of other diseases, then eat your pizza with flour. The smart people will go with the cauliflower and avoid sugar and flour like a plague. Eating meat with non-starchy veggies will not cause heart disease, eating meat with flour (bread, pasta, even rice and potatoes, will cause heart disease) (and sugar as well). Thanks for supporting people to make smarter choices and better health and longer lives.

  42. Iti says:

  43. Ahmad Alhomsi says:

    Best Cooking Channel!!​

  44. jim Moore says:

    Just what is the average consumption of pizza by the average human being because I can't even remember the last time I had a pizza

  45. Jdlc says:

    I can't eat gluten anymore, so this is a great alternative.

  46. Alt An says:

    Man. What was he going to say? Adds cheese, eggs, olive oil… you cut the guy off! Soo frustrating.

  47. SPZ Aruba says:

    I will eat that dish an an Italian inspired dish. I cannot call it pizza.

  48. SPZ Aruba says:

    I want the gluten free pasta.

  49. Josh K says:

    Shaddup and eat it! it's getting cold!!

  50. Matias Lucas says:

    Why does he fold it? I dont understand..

  51. Noah Hamilton says:

    In Mark’s mind “oh shit, this fucker again”

  52. Steven Corbo says:

    Yes we do shirataki pasta for those of us that are keto. If you become pre diabetic keto is a great alternative

  53. Paul Topham says:

    Can i have recipe in Crete Greece we cannot get ready made Cauliflower take outs so i would love to make this. Thank you

  54. Kallen xo says:

    now i wanna try it.. im starting keto and i looooooveeee pizza pasta etc.. so ill take what i can get. Ive tried mashed cauliflower and it was so nastyyyy the smell was strong and i just really didnt like it. im hpoeing the pizza can be atleast decent. I truly hate the smell and texture but this looks promising.. maybe ill add some garlic to the crust to offset the smell and taste of the cauliflower… wish me luck lol

  55. I C says:

    It's awesome to see someone this high in their game remain grounded and open-minded. Subbed

  56. tom ollinger says:

    Pizza like sex even when its not that good its still ok.

  57. Anthony Romo says:

    Shut up and eat!!

  58. Y R says:

    Oscar, that face! lmao

  59. Fat 2 Fit says:

    That guy didn't look undocumented. Nothing to see here.

  60. square power says:


  61. RG H says:

    OMG, just eat already quit talking!

  62. Sam Jaffe says:

    Mark is the type of guy who should go in blind every time.

  63. Sr Bolainas says:

    my amigo Oscar was like, dont tell ICE im here

  64. SuperSaiyaman3 says:

    0:28 looks like an old jimmy kimmel lul

  65. Raw Footage says:

    Not vegan , but creative

  66. Morgan Ryan says:

    Wanted to hear the ingredients, but dude had to talk over the chef.

  67. 454 youss says:

    No its not pasta

  68. Van PastorMan says:

    This would be good for diabetics.

  69. Pakar Diet Penurunan Berat Badan says:

    Hehe this is so good

  70. PPinthehouse says:

    Adoro Lei (Portuguese) = I love law

  71. я тим says:

    You can replace the Cali flour with almond flour

  72. MrCougar214 says:

    I have been on the keto diet since March of this year and have lost 90lbs so far so I know all about low-carb. I have yet to try a pizza made with the cauliflower crust but have been meaning to give it a try. That pizza he made looks awesome. My only concern is, did I see Oscar dusting that crust with regular flour? If so, that is a big no-no in the low carb/keto community. I know low carb is somewhat forgiving on certain ingredients but keto is not.

  73. Patricia Sigaki says:

    "Now that you know this is not flour, water and yeast"
    "It's cauliflower"
    "If we're going phonetically"

    Great video! And I want to try that pizza now!! 😋

  74. duck brewster says:

    4:32 mark…priceless

  75. donnan huggler says:

    Pigs are flying

  76. Josh Kovenc says:

    Keto dough

  77. Josh Kovenc says:

    That Italian sounds more german

  78. yellow sunflower says:

    Lol Oscar looked liked he didn't want to be there, the camera man being shady by zooming in on his face had me weak😅

  79. GothicaBeauty. says:

    Its a caulizza instead of a pizza.

  80. LyricBoss says:

    Finally someone who feels the same way i do about pizza. These episodes are relaxing. Im even eating pizza watching this.

  81. Daniel D says:

    "You don't have a sophisticated palate like I do" lol

  82. Garrett Irvine says:

    Jesus atleast pronounce it correctly its not a dog

  83. OMGaNEWBIE says:

    So where's the recipe? Was the cauliflower he used steamed before he riced it & squeezed the water out? Must be, bcos it's to hard to squeeze raw cauliflower to get the water out. What else did he use? Cheese, eggs, olive oil, ……… no almond flower or tons of mozzarella shredded cheese to hold it together? Somethings missing. What kind of flour did he use when his assistant was dusting the dough when shaping it?
    It sucks big time not to either give the recipe or tell us where we can get it.

  84. Frank Diesel says:

    Where the Hell is the Detroit Style pizza episode? Come on guys get it together already..

  85. KFStreich says:


    Kids these days.

    Don't even know ape hangers, illegal in 50 states DC

  86. Manny G says:

    I need the crust recipe. Please, someone.

  87. Jan Hughes says:

    I follow keto and I would love this pizza 😍 #ketoforlife

  88. Mustafa Birsöz says:


  89. Joe Ray says:

    Am I the only one who pronounces cauliflower differently or is everyone watching this video from the northeast?

  90. EP93 says:

    "Pizza dough: flour, water, yeast, AND THE FUCKING SALT, DAMN !

  91. don frank says:

    so funny so great so educational

  92. Shalita H says:

    Why does no one pray over their food

  93. centpushups says:

    Cauli "flour"

  94. flea star says:

    I’ve tried it already and it’s gooooooooood 😋

  95. LancerJak says:

    No. No! NO!!

  96. Jarrow Courtar says:

    Comment #1000

  97. Gaming Galaxy says:

    I like it

  98. Herman Helmich says:

    You should taste the cauliflower…. straight away

  99. M S says:


  100. Reema Miah says:

    Mark is a babe!

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