Is nothing sacred? I can’t believe I want to mess around with pizza, of all things.
I love pizza crust but I want to eat a little healthier and this cauliflower crust seemed healthy.
The good news is it tasted awesome. The bad news is it fell apart in the middle. We ate it with a fork.
I topped it with sauce, salami, hamburger, mushrooms, green peppers, onion and of course mozzarella.
I’m not sure if it fell apart because I didn’t bake it long enough before topping, or if I just piled on too much topping.
Anyway it was good enough that I will try again. Maybe baking it 30 minutes before topping instead of 20. Also holding back a little of the sauce.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
2 1/2 cups ground cauliflower (use a food processor
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 egg, slightly beaten
Preheat oven to 425. Place processed cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl with cover. Microwave covered for 4 minutes. Stir to cool it off a little. Place cauliflower in a fine mesh strainer and use a spatula to press cauliflower against strainer, pushing out liquid. Use several paper towels and press down to absorb more liquid. Place cauliflower in a bowl and fluff with a fork. Add Italian season, Parmesan, and mozzarella. Mix well and taste. Add salt to taste. Add egg and stir to blend completely.
Press mixture out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper that’s been sprayed.
Press out to about 1/4 inch or slightly thicker. Keep mixture tight together and in an even layer.
Place pan in oven and bake golden brown. Generally 15-20 minutes, it should be starting to brown on top. Remove from oven, top with desired toppings, and return to oven long enough to melt cheese. Let rest for a couple of minutes. Slice and serve.
Or if yours falls apart like mine did just dip it out and eat with a fork. It still tastes wonderful.