cauliflower pizza crust?!

If you’re a person who eats gluten-free {wait, did I say gluten-free? I meant eats, period}, I’m about to change your life.

As I was searching for something to stuff pizza toppings into {this seems to have become a hobby of mine recently} that wasn’t a zucchini or a green bell pepper or a Red Mill gluten-free crust, I came across a clever alternative: cauliflower pizza crust!

If you’re like me, you’re in doubt right now. You might think it will taste mediocre but not mind-blowing delicious.

You’d be wrong. And it’s low-carb, if you’re into that.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 large head cauliflower (or 2+ cups shredded cauliflower)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic (or fresh garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt

Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
    • Grate the cauliflower. Place the cauliflower crumbles in a large bowl {do not add water} and microwave for 8 minutes
    • Spray a cookie sheet or pizza pan with nonstick spray
    • In a medium bowl, mix the cauliflower crumbles with the other ingredients. Pat the crust into a round shape on the prepared pan. Spray the crust lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 12-15 minutes {or until golden}. Remove the crust from the oven and turn the heat up to broil.
    • Top as desired {I used tomato sauce, ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, pepperoni, and mozzarella} and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly
    • Cut into pieces and serve {you may need a fork, but it’s stil better than eating a pile of sauce and cheese!}

Learn from my mistakes: I spread the crust on the pan then realized I forgot to add the egg- then I didn’t respray the pan, so it was difficult to get the crust off the pan after baking. And I didn’t cook the crust for long enough, so it wasn’t quite crispy enough. Just keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn!

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Recipe inspiration: Via The Recipe GirlEat Drink Smile, and Daily Dish Recipes
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