Ohhh boy, are you in for a treat! I stumbled upon a recipe for a cauliflower crust pizza a few months ago, and couldn’t wait to try it. I was a bit skeptical of the taste, even though I am a fan of cauliflower on it’s on. However, I promise this is actually one of the best ‘crusts’ I’ve ever had. You most likely will need to eat it with a fork, as it can be a little messy.
*I always double this recipe. Either to make two ‘small’ pizzas, or one big. When doubled it can feed 3 people.
- 1/4 head of cauliflower
- 1 1/4 cups of cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- Toppings of your choice (Get creative! I usually do one hawaiian, and then one with chicken and heaps of veggies – but you do whatever you’d like!
- Preheat oven to 425f/218c
- Cut off 1/4 of the cauliflower, or use 1/2 if doubling (recommended).
- Put cauliflower in food processor, or high-grade blender and blend until you get a fine mixture. You can* grate the cauliflower, though it can take quite a bit of time, and be messy.
- Either put the cauliflower on the stove top at medium hi, and occasionally stir for about 3-5 minutes (or microwave the cauliflower for 7 minutes. Then (while the mixture is still warm), mix the egg(s) and 1 cup cheese in.
- Grease pan you’re using. I’ve used pizza pans, but when those aren’t available any baking pan will do – just be sure to grease to prevent sticking.
- Spread the crust mixture evenly across the pan
- Bake crust for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown
- Spread tomato sauce, followed by the 1/4 cup remaining cheese – then the toppings of your choice.
- Bake for 8-10 more minutes.
If you follow the recipe that calls for 1/4 head of cauliflower – 1/2 of your pizza will be about 300 calories, which is amazing for pizza! Surprisingly enough, this pizza is also very filling.