cauliflower pizza crust

Cauliflower pizza crust

The joy a slice of pizza brings at 2AM on after a spirited Saturday night knows no boundaries. The cheese that bubbles against tangy tomato sauce, the crunchy softness of a crust that satisfies the soul and fills the stomach against the wickedness of alcohol, is all so, perfect. My love for pizza is strong and ever growing. Sadly, so are my hips whenever I indulge too much. That’s why stumbling upon a cauliflower pizza crust recipe online shook my world to the core.  “I can enjoy pizza without the bread? How could this be?” I thought. As a bread lover, let me be clear in saying that cauliflower crust does not taste like your typical pizza, but, it is still really good. Oh, and healthy. Enjoy.

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  • One Cauliflower Head
  • One Large Egg
  • ½ cup Mozzarella
  • ½ cup Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Red Crushed Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Garlic

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Chop cauliflower into florets then put into food processor until blended into a fine pulp.  Squeeze out as much liquid from the cauliflower as possible with a towel or by first microwaving the pulp for 3-4 minutes, then squeezing out moisture. The key to a good cauliflower crust is to get out as much water as possible.

Add cheeses and egg to cauliflower dough. Form the dough into a bowl, then place on parchment paper that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Form the dough into a circle, and then bake until golden, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and add toppings of your choosing. Bake for 5-7 minutes. Enjoy!