Cauliflower Pizza Crust

3 Posted by - February 15, 2015 - Dinner, Vegetarian

There are TONs of recipes out there for cauliflower pizza crust.  90% of them contain 5,000+ words, one of which is cauliflower.  I hate cauliflower.  I wouldn’t read a recipe that is huge, long, and revolves around cauliflower, especially when it pertains to one of my life long loves, pizza…  HOWEVER, at less than 200 calories for whole pie, 14g carbs, wheat and gluten free, feel free to start regularly enjoying your favourite cheat meal, homemade!

This is actually a very delicious alternative, so check this out, it’s the easiest and shortest cauliflower pizza crust recipe out there 😉

Here’s what you will need for the crust (then add whatever you want for toppings. We used buffalo mozzarella, fresh parsley and spicy salami):

  • 1 head cauliflower, riced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese
  • 1/3 of a cup of grated fresh parmesan (you can omit this but should increase the goat cheese by an extra tbsp)

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1) Place the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until rice-like. Do not over blend as it will quickly turn to mush.

2) Place cauliflower rice in a bowl and microwave for about 5minutes.

3) Place the softened cauliflower in a fine mesh colander and drain as much excess water as possible before transferring to a mixing bowl.

4) Add salt, pepper, cheese and the egg (beaten) and blend well. We used a wooden spoon to break apart the cheese and mix well.

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5) Place this mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking tray and work into your pizza crust shape. We found thinner to be better.

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6) Place tray in a preheated (400degree) oven for about 30 minutes, more or less depending on the thickness and size of your crust.

7) When it’s nice and golden, remove your crust and add your toppings. Place back in the oven for 5-8 minutes or until toppings are ready. Serve hot-enjoy!

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Notes: tray must be lined in parchment paper as your crust will stick to anything else! Also, remember to push any excess water out of the cooked cauliflower. If too much water remains, your crust will become crumbly and be less likely to stay together once cooked.

You can make your pizzas and freeze them as well, then place them in the oven and cook for dinners.  DELISSIO?  I don’t think so!


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