The Perfect Cauliflower Pizza – healthy & scrumptious

 

So last week I decided, with utmost bravery, to attempt making a cauliflower pizza that I had heard people talk about. Seeing as i’m currently trying my 1,561,380th diet, I figured this baffling concoction was worth a shot. And the result? Drum roll please… it was delicious. 

To make the pizza I went on Google and ended up combining several recipes and changing some things to fit my taste (because who likes goat cheese, anyway?). Here is my original recipe I came up with:

You will need: 

  • 4 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup skim mozzarella

*1 crust makes enough for 2-3 people.

-Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

To begin get your cauliflower and give it a quick rinse. Then take a good knife and cut the cauliflower heads off of the stems. As you cut away at the cauliflower, place the white fluffy pieces into a food processor. Depending on the size of your processor, this could need to be repeated until you end up with 4 cups chopped cauliflower rice.

Next get a medium saucepan and add about an inch of water. Bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, pour the chopped cauliflower into the water and cover. Cook 4 to 5 minutes. After that, pour into a fine strainer and drain as much water out as possible. Let the cauliflower cool in the sink for a few minutes and then dump onto paper towels or a thin dish towel (dish towel works better.) Then the next part is simple: squeeeeeeze. You want to squeeze the wrapped up cauliflower over a sink and get as much water out as you can with your hands. This step is crucial for making the crust because without it, the cauliflower will not stick together.. and instead become a crumbly hot mess.

Once your hands are nice and toasty and the cauliflower is as dry as the desert, pour into a medium mixing bowl. Add 1 whisked egg, the oregano, salt, garlic, and mozzarella. Mix well. PS: This will not look like a typical crust and that’s just fine. Once you’ve mixed the ingredients together put the crust on a greased sheet of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet.  Wax and parchment paper are not the same, just so ya know (it’s a common mistake). Make the crust to your desired thickness.

Cook for around 30 minutes, or until golden. Pull out of oven.

Now the best part: toppings! This step is completely up to you. I’ve made a veggie one as well as Canadian bacon. Get creative! I recommend Prego’s Pizza Sauce.. it’s pretty yummy!

Once you’ve decorated your beautiful crust, put back in the oven for around 10-15 minutes.

 

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& VOILA!

Enjoy!

-N