Cauliflower Pizza Crust

7 Jan

Sadly, my sister’s winter break has come to an end.  It was too short and I already miss having her around. I feel so blessed to have her as my sister and best friend. One thing I especially appreciate is our shared love for cooking and baking.

While she was home, she introduced me to one of her new favorite recipes – pizza crust made of cauliflower. Strange, I know. I thought the same thing. Pizza is my favorite food, so I was a little skeptical of this recipe. However,  I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. I’m not going to lie and say it’s just like eating a flour pizza, because it’s not. But it definitely is an incredibly tasty and healthy alternative. Go ahead, try it. I dare you.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Serves 2; adapted from Your Lighter Side

Ingredients:

1 cup riced cauliflower, cooked
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp garlic salt
olive oil (optional)

pizza sauce, shredded cheese and your choice of toppings*

Instructions:

  1. Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks grainy. (Do not over-do pulse or you will puree it and i f you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater). Place the cauliflower mixture into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray non-stick cooking spray onto a cookie sheet.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower mixture, egg and mozzarella. Add oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, stir. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a 9″ round. Optional: Brush olive oil over top of mixture to help with browning.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Add your choice of pizza sauce, toppings and cheese to the crust. Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes).
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2 Responses to “Cauliflower Pizza Crust”

  1. Leah January 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    What a coincidence! I was just looking for pizza crust substitutes. I’m doing the Paleo challenge right now so I can’t eat cheese but this still sounds great as a low-carb choice!

    • Thefruitfulwife January 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      Aw well let me know if you try it! I’d love to know what you think. 🙂

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