Originally Posted On August 6, 2012
I spent Saturday night watching the Olympics and scanning through my Pinterest recipes for ideas of what I wanted to test on Sunday. It resorted in three different recipes which I am excited to share with you throughout the week! One of those recipes was a pizza with the crust made out of cauliflower. I have been wanting to try this for a long time since I love pizza, and cauliflower is a great low carb alternative to dough. So as anything I make, I made alterations to the recipe due to ingredients I had as well as trying to make it slightly healthier (minus the cheese that went into it). I am not dieting down right now so I used 2 whole eggs and 1 egg white as well as cheese, but egg whites could be used and I am sure the cheese isn’t necessary. I went off Perry’s Plate’s recipe but slightly altered it.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Yield: Serves 4-6
1 head cauliflower, stems removed and cut into 2-inch florets
2 eggs, 1 egg white
1 cup mozzarella cheese ( I used some cheddar as well because I ran out of mozzarella)
1 tsp of each- dried herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, Italian seasoning, etc.) (I used the first three herbs)
1 pinch of salt and pepper
Your favorite sauce, toppings, and cheese (I used about 5oz of shredded chicken, 1c. of spinach, 1/4-1/2c. cheese, and some RedHot
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a rimmed baking pan with nonstick spray or silicone liner.
Boil or steam the cauliflower until it is easily stabbed with a fork. Drain well, transfer to a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer cauliflower puree to a large bowl and add the eggs, mozzarella cheese, dried herbs and salt/pepper. Mix well.
Spread mixture in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until the crust begins to turn a darker golden brown around the edges with spots on top.
Remove from the oven. Add desired sauce, toppings, and cheese. Return to oven for 10-12 minutes or until toppings are heated through and cheese is melted and golden.
Cut and enjoy!
Crust after it was taken out of the oven. I only had a 13×9 baking dish, so I used that, but I had so much dough leftover that I have at least 1c. left! Mini pizzas anyone?
I probably would have cooked it a little longer to harden the crust more, but we were hungry! I then added toppings and put it back in. Here is the final product: