I keep stumbling across recipes for cauliflower “breads” and wraps and alternatives to bread dough. So, I finally gave the cauliflower pizza crust a try! Any excuse to eat more veggies sounds good to me 🙂
The process is a little tricky and takes a little bit of time to create, but turns out quite tasty!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. almond meal (or a few brad crumbs if you don’t have it)
- 2 Tbsp. Parmesan or Romano grated cheese
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. parsley
- pinch of salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Add you chopped cauliflower to a food processor and blend until it starts to look more like mashed potatoes.
- Remove the mashed cauliflower and microwave for about 2 minutes. **It will be very hot, so allow to cool 5 minutes. Set a timer and walk away.
- Using a heavy duty paper towel (or cheese cloth towel), squeeze the cauliflower as dry as you can get it. (I never do a very good job with this so my crust turns out a little more moist).
- Put the cauliflower, back in the bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Lay down a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Spray with olive oil spray. Spread out your cauliflower mixture like it is a big pancake. Using your fingers, shape the edges to form the crust. *If you don’t have parchment paper, make sure to grease the pan very well–it will still stick, but you will still be able to eat it!
- Bake the crust about 20-24 minutes. Remove from the oven and add your favorite toppings. I used chicken sausage, tomato sauce, basil, and then topped with part skim mozzarella!
- Bake 5-10 more minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool and firm-up.
- Slice with a pizza cutter.
I was not able to eat mine with my hands, but after it cooled for a longer time, I was able to. Do not expect this to taste exactly like pizza–the texture is certainly different. But, it was still VERY delicious and much more healthy and filling.