I have seen many, many Pinterest Pins showing Cauliflower Crust Pizza and have been wanting to try it for a few months. Having never seen a recipe I had it stuck in my mind how it should be made but wanted to consult the internets to see how others are doing it. I found a great post on The Lucky Penny blog that confirmed what I thought the ingredients should be and I wanted a little crunch so I added 1/4 cup sliced almonds, which went though the food processor with the cauliflower in place of almond meal. I also already had frozen cauliflower florets, so I used those. Her recipe called for mozzarella in the cauliflower “dough” but I decided to add more Parmesan instead, perhaps next time I will try it with the mozzarella. I was surprised at how much the kids liked it, and my husband also gave it a nod of approval while he was chowing it down.
Here is how I made it.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
1 20 oz Bag of frozen cauliflower (fresh works too, just chop the florets, wash well, cook and take from there)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder with parsley
1 tsp dried basil
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of Oregano
2 tbsp sliced almonds
Cook the frozen cauliflower in a glass dish for about 7 minutes. (do not add water) Then put in the food processor (on grate) with the almonds, basil, salt, oregano and garlic powder. After several pulses the cauliflower will be crumbly. at this point place it in a tea towel and drain out all the moisture. If you really squeeze you will be able to get quite a bit of moisture out, nearly 1/2 a cup. Then place in a bowl and mix in the cheese and egg. Work it in well, using your hands is ideal. Once mixed well then transfer to a baking sheet with parchment paper of a silpat. Work mixture into your preferred shape and press down like a thin crust dough. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven, about 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Then add whatever toppings you like and cook for another 7-10 minutes. If topping with cheese, it should be bubbly. I really like to broil things like that on high for a minute or two.
We used no sugar added pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
I can already see many options for this recipe, it would even make a great taco bake! I will keep you updated on my future attempts. Let me know if you give this a try!
Have you ever tried a recipe you saw on Pinterest? Was it a success or fail?