Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Many of you have been asking for the recipe we used to make a Cauliflower crusted pizza, so I thought I would post it.

DD and I adapted this recipe from Beth’s “Eat. Drink. Smile.” blog, so you can always check it out there too by clicking the link.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Serves 2. Prep Time: 10 min, Cook Time: 15-20 min

1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower (1 head = approx. 3 cups) 

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp crushed/minced garlic

1/2 tsp garlic salt

olive oil (optional)

pizza sauce, extra cheeses and your choice of toppings*

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

To “Rice” the Cauliflower:

  1. Take 1 head of cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Don’t over process this or else it will be a puree. (You can grate the cauliflower over a cheese grater if you don’t have a food processor.)
  2. Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe dish and microwave for 8 min (higher powered microwaves can reduce cooking time). Don’t add water.

To Make the Pizza Crust:

  1. Oven should be preheated to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix cauliflower, beaten egg, and mozzarella. Stir in oregano, crushed/minced garlic and garlic salt. Mix all ingredients together until cheese seems fairly melted together with other ingredients.
  3. Transfer mixture to the cookie sheet and pat out into approx. a 9″ circle.
  4. Optional: Lightly brush olive oil over the top of mixture to help with browning.
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

To Make the Pizza:

  1. Remove cauliflower crust from oven after 15 minutes, or when “dough” appears browned.
  2. Add pizza sauce, toppings and cheese.*
  3. Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted (approx. 3-4 minutes).

*Note: The toppings need to be precooked since you are only broiling for a few minutes.

The best part about this recipe is that it literally doesn’t taste like your substituting anything! It has the same texture as bread and even browns like pizza dough when its cooked, so you don’t feel like you’re cheating yourself to eat healthy! There’s so many great nutritional benefits (Vitamins C, K & B; Omega-3 fatty acids; Potassium; Protein; Manganese & antioxidants) to eating cauliflower that I highly recommend trying this! For this pizza, we added artichoke hearts, bell pepper, broccoli, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese as toppings.

Please comment below what toppings you used, or any modifications to this recipe we should try!

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