Pizza is my weakness anytime I’m trying to lean out. The ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness just warms my insides at the mere mention. But I know it also will leave me bloated and sorry I gave in to my craving afterward. This crust, from Eat. Drink. Smile. solves that problem!
CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST RECIPE
- 1 cup riced, then cooked cauliflower
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp italian seasonings
- 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (for topping)
- pizza sauce & additional toppings of your choice
- To rice the cauliflower, cut florets into chunks and pulse in a food processor until you see rice-like bits. You could also use a cheese grater to produce the tiny pieces. Do not over process, you don’t want mush.
- Microwave the riced cauliflower in a bowl for 5-8 minutes depending on your microwave. No need to add water. After microwaving, transfer riced cauliflower to a fine mesh strainer and drain completely, gently pressing out excess water. Once drained, transfer riced cauliflower to a clean dish towel and wrap the sides around the cauliflower while gently pressing out excess water. This drying process is important!
- One large head of cauliflower will yield about 3 cups of riced cauliflower. Use it to make more pizzas immediately, or store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup riced, cooked cauliflower, 1 egg and your parmesan cheese. Next, add Italian seasonings, crushed garlic and salt. Making sure everything is well mixed, place your “dough” on the cookie sheet and pat out a 9″ round. Be sure not to press it too thin as it’s easy to create holes.
- Bake your dough at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Add sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your favorite pre-cooked toppings to your pizza. Place pizza under broiler just until cheese is melted, be sure to keep an eye on it!
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