Cauliflower Pizza

Yep, I went there.  I’ve made cauliflower mash and cauliflower rice, and now I jumped on the bandwagon and made cauliflower pizza.  Guilty as charged.

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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).

Cauliflower PizzaIf 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)

Ingredients:

1 medium head of cauliflower, grated

1/2 cup grated cheese of your choice (I used Trader Joe’s quattro formaggio blend)

1 egg

Fresh Herbs: I used rosemary, sage and thyme.  About 2 tbsp of each.

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

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.

Cauliflower Pizza DoughPlace in the oven for 15-20 minutes to let the crust firm up a bit.

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.

Cauliflower PizzaIf you are looking for a grain-free, low-carb pizza option then this will definitely fit the bill.  It’s tasty and a nice healthy alternative.

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!

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