Cauliflower Crust Pizza

 

Ingredients

1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I used partly skim and it worked fine)

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp dried oregano

1 clove minced garlic

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp celtic sea salt

cooking spray

Topings for the Pizza

pizza sauce (~1/4 cup)

shredded cheese (~1/3 cup)

additional toppings of your choice

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

I used:

green pepper

red pepper

mushrooms

sweet onion

pepperoni

 

I bought ziplock steamer bags placed the toppings in the steamer bag and microwaved for 2 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions on how to prepare the cauliflower:

To “rice” the cauliflower: remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Do not over-do pulse or you will get cauliflower puree instead of rice. (If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater). ** I used a cheese grater because I my processor was in the dishwasher, poor thing can’t keep up!  It worked great.

Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes, stirring gently halfway. There is no need to add water, as the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough to cook itself.

One large head should produce approx 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately, or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Make the Pizza Crust:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Add oregano, minced garlic and garlic salt, stir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the cookie sheet,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and using your hands, pat out into a 8″ round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bake the crust for 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This is important, don’t do like I did and scared the heck out of myself, take the pizza crust off the parchment paper BEFORE you put it in the broiler, the parchment caught on fire!  But as you can see, it gave my edges of the crust a great crisp!  Hahaha.

Toppings:

Once you removed the parchment paper, put your sauce and toppings on it, place it under the broiler until the cheese is melted and you’re done!

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