When I first heard of cauliflower crust pizza I was inquisitive to acquire information on this recipe. I stumbled upon this through a friend of mines blog the Celiac Chronicles that another mutual friend of ours had found through the internet and given her. If I’m not mistaking I believe the first cauliflower pizza originated from a blog titled Eat Drink Smile. I ignored the recipe thinking it was just another type of pizza and moved on. Soon after, I started to see this recipe pop up all over the place through other blogs, pinterest, and even in my hunt to finding new recipes just by typing in key words such as cauliflower, and pizza. I finally gave in and decided to give this recipe a whirl.
I had some trouble with perfecting the crust in the beginning. This recipe is by no means challenging, I’m just the girl that loves a crispy pizza all around. I love seeing the golden brown crust and hearing the crunch when taking the first bite. I’ve never been a sucker for doughy pizza. To me it tastes under cooked and I don’t care for it. Cauliflower crust is moist and very loose. After a few times of making this pizza with omitting certain ingredients and substituting in others to try and get a tighter crust, I realized this recipe is supposed to be a mushier pizza due to the fact that cauliflower and cheese have a decent amount of moisture.
This is a great pizza, I recommend you give this a try at least once. Also a healthy alternative because it’s not made of flour and is a great gluten free option. If I had kids I wold be making this for them every weekend instead of going out for pizza. The great thing about this recipe is as long as you make the crust as mentioned below you can use whatever toppings of your choice. I mention 2 examples below that I made for myself. I wouldn’t recommend saving this for leftovers, I don’t think it will reheat easily. Also, this recipe is for 1 serving. If you want to increase the yield for more than 1 person I would make separate doughs rather than doubling the recipe, once again I’m not certain how well the crust will turn out.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
-1 Cup Cooked, riced cauliflower
-1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
-1 Egg, beaten
-1 Tsp Dried oregano
-1 Clove Garlic, minced
-Toppings and sauce of your choice
-Remove stems and leaves from cauliflower. Using either a ricer or food processor, pulse until cauliflower begins to look like rice. Another alternative is to grate it.
-Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 6 minutes, stirring halfway through until cooked.
-Preheat oven to 425.
-In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, cheese and egg, stir.
-Add oregano and garlic. Transfer to a sheet tray or pizza stone and shape into a circle. Brush with a little bit of olive oil to help with browning.
-Bake for 15 minutes until crust begins to brown. Make sure to rotate after 7 minutes.
-Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Add sauce then toppings. Return to oven until cheese is melted. Approximately 4 minutes.
-Allow to cool slightly, cut and serve.
**Note: This is a loose crust. Be careful when picking up the slices for they may fall apart.