Cauliflower Pizza Crust


image

This is a guilt-free way to have your pizza and eat it too!  Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable because it does not have a strong flavor, so can be used in many other ways than just steaming it and pouring cheese over top.  For this recipe it is combined with a little cheese, egg, and seasonings and formed into a very credible pizza crust!  Once baked, you can top it however you like.  Here, I used some Greek ingredients like vegetables, olives, and feta cheese.

image

This recipe makes a 12-inch pie which will feed 1 or 2.

Ingredients:

1 cup cauliflower

1 cup Swiss cheese

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, optional (depends on how salty your cheese is whether you need it or not)

olive oil flavored cooking spray

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F; spray a baking sheet with the cooking spray.
image

Rice the cauliflower by placing florets in a food processor and pulsing until they resemble rice.  Do not over-process or you will get a puree.  Place the riced cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and microwaver for 8 minutes.  You do not need to add water because the cauliflower has enough of its own for this application.  Also, if you make more or less of the recipe, 8 minutes in the microwave still applies.

While the caulflower is cooling down a little, grate the Swiss cheese and slightly beat the egg.
image

Once the cauliflower cools off a little, stir in the cheese and egg; season with oregano and garlic.  If your cheese really isn’t that salty you can add a pinch of salt, but this is optional.
image

Form your cauliflower into a 12-inch crust directly on the baking sheet.  It will be between 1/4  and 1/2-inches thick.

image

Bake until golden and a little browned in spots, about 15 minutes.  This same timing applies to larger or smaller pizza pies.

Remove from oven and top as desired.  Run pizza under the broiler just to warm toppings and melt any cheese that you may be using.

image

Slice into quarters and serve.

Posted from WordPress for Android

One Comment Add yours

  1. Nancy says:

    I have been wanting to make a cauliflower pizza crust for a long time and I don’t know why I was so intimidated. I had read where you might need to squeeze the water out of the cauliflower, but actually, I think the microwave took care of it. I cooked my crust at 425 (my oven cooks hot) and it turned out really nice. We made a veggie pizza with ours and used your suggestion of the feta cheese and olives as well.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s