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California Pizza Kitchen Cauliflower Crust Pizzas

Now You Can Hop On the Cauliflower Pizza Crust Trend Without Having to Make It Yourself

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Rainbow cookies, activated charcoal drinks, unicorn everything — most viral food trends turn out to be no more than gimmicks. But every now and then, a food fad will prove it has some serious staying power. Take cauliflower pizza crust, for example. Though it got its start on niche Instagram accounts and Pinterest boards, cauliflower crust has proved that it's here to stay.

There's just one problem: this gluten-free pizza crust is time-consuming and labor-intensive to make at home. You've got to chop a head of cauliflower into small pieces, pulse it into tiny grains in a food processor, and carefully squeeze out every last drop of water — and that's all before you even start forming the crust.

Thankfully, there's a much easier way to try cauliflower crust: just head to your local California Pizza Kitchen and order it! Not only does that mean you don't have to take out your food processor, but the end result is also probably a lot tastier than what you would make at home. (Sorry, but it's true.) Any of CPK's pies can be made on gluten-free cauliflower crust — you can even order a 7-inch cauliflower crust pizza with soup or salad on the Lunch Duos menu. If you ask us, these three 'zas are the best place to start.

The Updated Favorite
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When you're dining at CPK, you have to try the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza — after all, it was invented there! Topped with zingy BBQ sauce, barbecued chicken, smoked gouda, red onions, and fresh cilantro, this pie is jam-packed with flavor. Since it's topped with chicken rather than pork or sausage, it's a bit healthier, as well — especially when you opt for cauliflower crust.
The Meat-Lover's Option
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Think of the Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage pizza as a fresh take on one of the most classic pies. You can't go wrong with the flavor combinations: cremini mushrooms, spicy pepperoni, Italian sausage, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil not only work beautifully together but also set off the subtle earthiness of the cauliflower in the crust.
The Kid-Friendly Pie
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Want to convince little eaters to try something new? Stick to the basics with a Margherita pie on cauliflower crust. The fresh flavors of tomato, basil, and mozzarella seem familiar to tiny taste buds, so they won't be thrown off by the slight change to the crust. Parents can order one full-sized pie to serve multiple kids, or opt for the similar Traditional Cheese pizza on the kids' menu. If they don't overhear you ordering the pie, they might not even notice the difference!

Credits: Photography: Kimberly Genevieve; Art Direction: Kelsey Quan; Food Styling: California Pizza Kitchen; Prop Styling: Emily Baker; Production: Jane Derryberry, Andi Nash

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