Cauliflower is such an amazing vegetable. It is so versatile, it can be mashed, made into rice, a cream sauce and even cauliflower pizza crust!
It’s secret recipe club time again, and this month I was assigned to Loving Life, a blog about the everyday life of the Troyers who live in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to their stories about life, there is a wide variety of tasty sounding recipes on the site such as: Crockpot Chicken Cacciatori, Butternut Squash Sheppard’s Pie, and Oven Baked Zucchini Fries. But what really caught my eye was the Cauliflower Pizza Crust which I’ve made once before but lost track of the recipe over time. Since I LOVE cauliflower and all of the ways to eat it, I chose to make the pizza crust.
I remember the first time I made cauliflower pizza crust, my husband did. not. like it. And pizza is one of his favorite foods, so that was not good. Me on the other hand, I loved it. I loved that I could have seconds and maybe even thirds of pizza because the crust it was so much lighter than the traditional pizza crust. In my opinion, Cauliflower pizza crust does not taste much like cauliflower, but I think that you have to have some affection for cauliflower to enjoy its versatility.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust is much easier to make than regular pizza crust, you don’t have to wait for the dough to rise or roll out the dough. All that’s necessary is a food processor or shredder to “rice” the cauliflower.
An egg, cheese, garlic and oregano finish off the mixture. It’s then flattened it out by pressing it into a pan for a moist crispy and delicious crust. Here is the recipe from Loving Life, and it’s also below. Enjoy!
- 4 cups "riced" cauliflower (1 head of cauliflower)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese or cheese of choice - I used ½ cup Parmesan - ½ cup mozzarella
- 1 teaspoon. oregano
- 1 clove crushed garlic garlic powder (or could use minced garlic)
- Pre heat oven 10 400
- Process cauliflower florets in a food processor until they are riced
- Place the cauliflower rice into a pan and heat over low to medium heat until it begins to soften
- For a dry crust. . . allow cauliflower to cool slightly and then place in a clean strainer. Using a clean dish cloth or a paper towel press down to release excess liquid
- place "rice" into a bowl and add the egg. cheese, oregano and garlic and mix well
- Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will keep crust from sticking. Dump mixture on to pan and pat with your hands. Crust should be about ⅓" thick
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until nicely browned
- Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake until cheese melts
- Makes 8 slices