I may be a bit behind the times with this one. I know everyone and their fit grandma has made cauliflower crust pizza, but I had to give it a try and share my recipe and advice, because the one problem I see people having is too wet of a crust, which is no good.
This, however was delicious. Even my boyfriend (I seriously hate writing that word because we have been together for 5 years and it makes it sound like we are in middle school) who runs in the opposite direction of anything healthy was impressed and ate half of the pizza.Even my 2 ½ year old who I’ve stated won’t eat anything but Cheezits, Poptarts and corn liked it. So yes, it was a hit and I will keep this recipe and use it whenever I’m on the verge of ordering the Family Favorite $10 Dinner Box from Pizza Hut.
I will forewarn you that this took 10 times longer than any freezer pizza or even make it at home pizza. I was a little shocked and my feet were sore after all the time I spent standing in the kitchen, but I think now that I know what I’m doing I will be able to make it a little faster. And perhaps I should buy a food processor instead of trying to rice small amounts of cauliflower in my Nutribullet, then scrape it out and add a little more and repeat. It was a long process. But in all honesty, the longest part of this is baking the crust, which takes 40-45 minutes.
I did some research, read some reviews and came up with what I think is the perfect cauliflower crust pizza.
Ingredients for crust:
·1 head cauliflower
·¼ cup parmesan
·¼ cup mozzarella
·1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
·Salt and Pepper to taste
1.Preheat oven to 425°
2.Rice cauliflower in food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, like me, you CAN use a Nutribullet or something similar.Just do small amounts at a time and empty riced cauliflower into a bowl.
3.Fill a medium pot with about 1-2” of water. Add riced cauliflower. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
4.Drain water from cauliflower.
5.HERE IS THE IMPORTANT STEP: Dump riced cauliflower onto a clean dishtowel. Ring out ALL excess water over sink. If you have thick rubber gloves, use them. If not, be very careful because this is extremely hot and can burn you.
6.Once all water is removed from cauliflower, dump it into a bowl, add both cheeses, spices, salt and pepper. Stir in egg and mix all ingredients well.
7.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and press “dough” onto baking sheet. Press out to about ½- ¾ inch thick.
8.Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Ingredients for topping:
·Low sodium, natural pizza sauce
·1 cup mozzarella
·1 handful spinach
·3oz. chunked/stripped chicken (cooked or canned)
·4 sundried tomatoes, sliced thin
1.Spread pizza sauce over crust and top with mozzarella, spinach, chicken and sundried tomatoes.
2.Add any other ingredients that make your heart smile.
3.Place back in oven for 5 minutes, just until cheese is melted and chicken is warm.
4.Remove and serve immediately.
Now, if your family is like mine, this is just barely enough for 2 people. Yeah, one whole pizza and two relatively small people. Not one tear of guilt was shed, because this is low carb, 21 Day Fix Approved (maybe a little heavy on the cheese if you eat half) and super filling. No one was disappointed that we didn’t get greasy Pizza Hut.
Erin is a lover of all thinks pink, stand-up comedy, hip-hop music, and food. She writes and develops simple recipes, talks about the comical trials and tribulations of parenting, and shares health and fitness tips. Read More…
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