Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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January 18, 2016 by Virginia James

Pizza is one of my guilty pleasures- and it’s something that I always find difficult to give up when eating healthy. For that reason, I’ve been experimenting with several ways to make the perfect clean-eating pizza. Eating clean doesn’t have to be hard -There will always be a way to make a ‘clean eating’ version of your favorite foods, and here’s mine!

Here is the recipe for Cauliflower Crust Pizza -some may think this sounds gross, but it is definitely delicious!

Makes One serving, but can be shared between 2

 

Ingredients for Crust:

  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp unsalted Garlic Powder

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 Cup unsalted Tomato Sauce
  • 1-2 tsp Italian Herbs
  • 1 tsp unsalted Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt Substitute
  • (optional: Because I like a kick to my sauce) 1-2 tsps cayenne pepper

For the toppings:

  • Part-Skim Mozzarella and Romano
  • any fresh veggie toppings you’d like -I chopped up mushrooms and grilled them before adding to the topping πŸ™‚
  • (optional) Italian seasoning/dried Italian herbs

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
  2. Slice florets from cauliflower head. You just want to separate all the stems and keep the florets.
  3. Toss the florets into food processor OR chop up finely until it has the consistency of rice.
  4. Place your rice-like floret bits onto a non-stick pan over medium heat and cook on stove-top until all the water from the florets has evaporated -we want this to dry up real nice and brown up a bit, cook about 15 minutes while constantly stirring so as not to burn. Set aside in a bowl to cool
  5. In a Medium sized bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, Garlic Powder and egg together until well combined -toss in your Cauliflower mixture and blend well.
  6. On a baking sheet/foil, or greased pizza pan, pour out your cauliflower mix and shape it into a flat disc. Make sure it is even in height so that it bakes evenly (getting messy here and using your hands is allowed). I spread mine as thin as possible for a crispier crust.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
  8. While your crust is in the oven, take out all ingredients for the sauce and mix those well in a small bowl.
  9. If any toppings need to be cooked, this would be a good time to do that as well (I chopped up my mushrooms real small and cooked on the stove-top pan until they got nice and dark)
  10. When Crust is nice and crispy, and ready to come out, spread an even layer of your sauce mixture, and top with Mozzarella, Romano, and any other veggies you like! (I sprinkled some Italian herbs as well). Make sure all toppings are spread out evenly.
  11. Place your pizza back in the oven and bake again for 5-10 minutes or until cheese melts to your liking.
  12. Let cool, and enjoy!

 

Here are the final results:

cauliflower pizza

There you have it! It is so delicious, it doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all, but more like a multi-grain crust! Toss in your favorite toppings, and you’re sure to love it!

 

Much Love,

~Virginia

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