What’s for dinner tonight?
Pizza … made with a cauliflower crust.
You heard me! I tried this recipe myself and it’s so much tastier than it initially sounds. Of course choosing the right toppings for your pizza makes all the difference in the world.
Wheat Free Cauliflower Pizza
1 medium sized head of cauliflower
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried, crushed basil
1/2 teaspoon dried, crushed oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
optional 1 tablespoon almond meal OR rice flour
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a cutting board, place a large piece of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking oil.
Wash and towel dry a medium size head of cauliflower. Cut off the florets. You don’t need much stem. Pulse in your food processor for about 30 seconds until you get powdery snow-like cauliflower. You should end up with 2 to 3 cups of it. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Microwave for 4 minutes. Dump cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool for a bit before attempting the next step.
Once the cauliflower has cooled enough to be handled, wrap it up in the dish towel and wring out all the excess water. You want to squeeze out as much water as possible. This will ensure you get a chewy pizza like crust instead of a crumbly one.
Dump cauliflower into a bowl.
Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed basil , 1/2 teaspoon dried, crushed oregano, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. I also added 1 tablespoon of rice flour. Then add your egg and mix it all with your hands.
Once mixed together, use your hands to form the dough into a crust on your oiled parchment paper. Pat it down thoroughly so that it’s tightly formed together. Don’t make it too thick or too thin.
Using a cutting board slide the parchment paper onto your baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 8 – 11 minutes, until it starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.
Add however much sauce, cheese, and toppings you want. I added goat cheese which gave so much more flavour to the pizza. Mmmm, my mouth is watering as I type this!
Slide parchment with topped pizza back in the hot oven and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden.
The slices will be a bit floppy but they shouldn’t be crumbly.
Go on … pin this recipe and try it out yourself. You will LOVE it!
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