I know what you’re thinking.
“Pizza without a regular dough crust sounds too healthy and it must be gross!”
I admit I was initially repulsed by the idea too but decided I would give it a try since I happened to have a head of cauliflower in my fridge (the secret ingredient!). Follow me step by step as I give cauliflower crust pizza a try. The process may seem daunting, but it was actually not that hard to make.
- half a head of cauliflower, roughly chopped
- one egg
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
- pepper and salt, to taste
Roughly chop up cauliflower into florets. Avoid the stem parts.
Using the grater attachment of the food processor, feed the cauliflower chunks through.
You will be left with cauliflower “snow”. The raw smell may be unpleasant at this point but I promise, it will be gone it’s cooked.
Steam the cauliflower using a steamer attachment. Let the water come to a boil and then lower, cooking until the cauliflower is soft.
Take a piece of parchment paper and cover a baking sheet with it. Make your crust. Place crust in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until brown.
It smells amazing when it comes out of the oven. Now, your crust is ready for whatever toppings and sauces your heart desires. You can keep it simple by brushing olive oil on the crust and throwing veggies and mozzarella cheese on top. Or, you could use a marinara or white sauce base. Here’s what I did to mine
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the pizza tasted with a cauliflower crust. I didn’t miss the dough at all! It is so much healthier, and great for people who cannot have gluten or opting for a low carb diet. I would totally make it again!