John and I eat an absurd amount of pizza... frozen pizza, pizza rolls, Pizza Hut, etc... we don't discriminate - it's terrible, really. In attempt to health-ify our lives (like that? health-ify? totally just made it up - bet you couldn't tell), we decided to try a cauliflower crust pizza.
We loved the cauliflower cheese sticks, and quite honestly, the pizza was just as good!
After eating a few slices, John even said that he might prefer the cauliflower crust to the real thing... now if only you could order out and get this (I'm efficient like that)!
What you need:
(For the crust)
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of reduced fat mozzarella shredded cheese
(For the toppings)
- Pizza sauce
- Cheese (we used mozzarella and a little goat cheese)
- And any other toppings you like (we just used pepperoni)
1. Begin by making cauliflower rice. I used a cheese grater, but if you have a food processor, that is a much faster and cleaner method. After ricing your cauliflower, put the rice in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
2. After microwaving your cauliflower rice, mix in one egg, and 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.
3. Form the mixture into pizza crusts on wax paper. Keep in mind that you want the crust to be thin enough to toast all the way through, but thick enough to not fall apart when you're eating a slice (mine was probably 1/4-1/2 inch thick).
4. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees WITH your pizza stone or baking sheet inside the oven. Once your oven is preheated, pull out the baking sheet and put the wax paper with the crusts on top and bake for 20 minutes, flipping half-way through. Be very careful when flipping to not break the crust before it is done baking.
5. Once your crust is toasted to your liking, add you desired toppings, and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until done.
You'd be surprised how when finished baking the crust holds together like normal pizza!
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