Truth is, I’ve been wanting to make cauliflower pizza since I saw it on Karla from Foodologie’s blog back in January. But I was just lazy and never made it. I don’t know why, since the recipe isn’t any more complicated than making cauliflower rice, but I just didn’t do it.
So here I am seven months later posting about cauliflower pizza. And I am here to tell you that while cauliflower pizza is quite delicious, it’s not pizza (which you probably already figured).
If you don’t like the taste of cauliflower, then I don’t recommend making this pizza. The cheese and the tomato sauce and all the toppings make for a lovely dish, but you also have to at least somewhat like cauliflower. Just putting it out there.
The cauliflower pizza also doesn’t crisp up quite like a regular pizza, so I recommend eating with a knife and fork. I also used fresh herbs in my “dough” but I think dried herbs would work just fine.
Cauliflower Pizza (inspired from Foodologie)
1 medium head of cauliflower, grated
1/2 cup grated cheese of your choice (I used Trader Joe’s quattro formaggio blend)
Fresh Herbs: I used rosemary, sage and thyme. About 2 tbsp of each.
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425F
Using a box grater or a food processor, grate your cauliflower until it is in small fine pieces.
Dump your cauliflower onto a cheese cloth or dishtowel and squeeze all the water out. Some methods recommend microwaving the cauliflower for a couple of minutes beforehand, but I just placed all my cauliflower in a towel, wrapped it up, and squeezed all the excess water out.
Once your cauliflower is dry, place in a bowl with your cheese, herbs, egg and salt and pepper. Mix until well blended.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and firmly press your cauliflower onto the sheet. Make the cauliflower pizza as thin as possible.
Remove the crust from the oven and add your toppings of choice. For my pizza I did tomato sauce, additional cheese, ground turkey, mushrooms and caramelized onion.
BUT if you are looking for a real legit pizza, then I suggest you make one using this recipe for the dough.
Favorite pizza topping? And go!