Cauliflower Pizza Crust

 

Make a mental note- this is what riced cauliflower looks like. You’ll want to know once you get to the recipe below.

Rice Cauliflower

 

We eat pizza a lot. Probably once a week. We almost always make it ourselves. I change up my dough recipes depending on my mood, and how lazy I am. I make a sourdough pizza dough from a starter I have in my fridge, which is quite tasty. I’m also a huge fan of Alton Brown’s pizza dough recipe, which I’ve been making for years.

I made whole wheat pizza once. It was okay. I think I’ve been eating my favorite pizza doughs for so long that the change in flavor and texture when switching to whole wheat just didn’t work for me.

That said, you may be surprised to see today’s recipe is a Cauliflower Pizza Crust. Sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. When you do, sometimes you’ll find the results are delicious. :)

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Today is reveal day for The Secret Recipe Club. This month we were assigned the blog Daily Dish Recipes, written by fellow food blogger Nicole.  We were delighted to have an excuse (not that we needed one) to revisit Nicole’s blog- we’d blogged about her fantastic homemade fried pickles in the past. A-may-zing. Nicole has a deep love of comfort food, and her recipes are tested by those most discerning of food critics: teenagers. This recipe was cooked, served to, and gobbled up by those pizza loving teens without letting slip the gigantic secret- that the “dough”  of this pizza is cauliflower. Delicious, cheesy cauliflower. There is not a grain of wheat in the recipe. Low to no-carb (if you’re watching carbs), wheat-free, veggie packed, and fantastic. Give it a try- you won’t be dissapointed!

The flavor and texture of a bite of cauliflower pizza is reminiscent to baked eggplant parm. Which is to say, this pizza is delish!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ – ½ c. pizza sauce
  • parmesan cheese, if desired
  • pizza toppings

Instructions

  1. Rice your cauliflower. To rice cauliflower, cut a washed and dried cauliflower head into bite sized pieces. Then place the pieces in a food processor and process until the pieces are the size of rice grains.
  2. Microwave the riced cauliflower 7-8 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  4. Generously spray a pizza pan (we used a cookie sheet) non-stick spray.You can also use parchment paper.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, egg whites, mozzarella, oregano, and garlic.
  6. Press the mixture into the pan. Push down all the corners so it will stick to itself. It may not be a pretty circle, but that is okay!
  7. Sprinkle with some parmesan cheese if you want some more flavor.
  8. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Checking it at about the 12 minute mark and then allow it too cook for remaining time if needed. This crust is not like a typical bread crust, it sometimes won’t stay together as well and will require a fork and a spoon.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven. Add your sauce, toppings and cheese.
  10. Place under a broiler for about 30-60 seconds, just until the cheese is melted. Watch it carefully so it does not burn.
  11. Enjoy hot!
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Recipe from: The Daily Dish

Cauliflower Pizza Crust


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