Cauliflower Pizza Crust – This is simply the best cauliflower pizza crust out there. It is a great guilt free, low carb option. The best thing is that my kids love it!
I have heard a lot about cauliflower pizza crust and something about it intrigued me. I don’t know why, but it did. So I had a head of cauliflower (is that the correct term?) and some time on my hands (thanks to numerous snow days in a row) and decided to give it a go. Confession – I made my kids and husband try it without telling them what it was – they LOVED it! My ten year old made me promise to say in this post that it was “10-year old approved” – my husband surprisingly loved it too! This is going to happen in so many different ways now! I promise next time I will get some better pictures – please excuse them!
What I love about using cauliflower for recipes is that not only is it a great low carb alternative, but it also is gluten free, not to mention a healthy option. You will be getting some great vegetables into your kids without them even knowing. I used this recipe a lot when I was on Weight Watchers too!!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST
- Head of cauliflower – should make 2 cups once processed OR buy a bag of frozen riced cauliflower and make your life easier!
- Dried basil
- Dried oregano
- Garlic salt (I love Lawry’s) OR 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Shredded parmesan cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- Pizza sauce & toppings of your choice
- 1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower - should make 2 cups once processed (many stores now sell frozen riced cauliflower
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt OR 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (I love Lawry's)
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- pizza sauce & toppings of your choice
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray it with non-stick butter spray. (or use a silicon baking mat, which is my favorite thing in the world)
- Cut off the florets of the cauliflower - try to cut off as much of the stem as possible. Place the florets in a food processor and "rice it" - you do this by pulsing the food processor - press the button in short "pulse-like" increments- be very careful not to over process and puree, it won't be good!
The cauliflower should come out looking almost grain like. See picture.
(You can save a step by buying the frozen riced cauliflower. I have done this and it comes out just as good!)
- Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for about 4 minutes.
- Pour it out on a kitchen towel or paper towels and wring the water out of it. The more water you get out the better.
- Place in a bowl and mix in all of the other ingredients.
- Using your hands, take the mixture and make it into a ball.
- Place it on the parchment paper and flatten it out to a pizza shape. (careful not too make it too thick or thin!)
Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake until the edges start to get golden brown and the middle sets - about 15 minutes. Flip over and bake another few minutes.
- Remove from oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Put your favorite pizza sauce and toppings on and cook on 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melting and starting to brown.
- If you have a pizza stone, I think this would help it to get nice and crispy, I don't have one, but I may have to invest in one!
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