Bon Appetite: Cauliflower Pizza

Tonight I made cauliflower pizza for the first time ever. My friend Summer tried it a couple of months ago and told me how delicious it was, so I couldn’t wait to try! She was very patient with me (since I needed a photo of everything) and guided me the whole way. Everyone loves pizza and a dish without carbs (the wheat kind) is a great alternative. Obviously, the cheese isn’t healthy but everything else was made from scratch and was nutritious. We made three pizzas because we have different taste preferences and one of us is vegetarian so we used 3x all the ingredients.

What you’ll need per pizza:
1 head of cauliflower
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
optional a few shakes of crushed red pepper
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 egg

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Of course, Pizza sauce (homemade or from the market)
Toppings of your choice. I went with mushrooms, green peppers, feta cheese, and pepperoni.

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Before starting with the pizza itself, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. On a cutting board or pan, place a large piece of parchment paper and spread cooking oil.

Wash and dry cauliflower. A lot of recipes will tell you not to boil the cauliflower but Summer found it to be easier. Cook until the cauliflower is soft.

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Drain the cauliflower and let it cool off for a few minutes.

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Mash the cauliflower just as you would mash potatoes until it’s a nice, soft texture.

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Wrap the cauliflower in a dish towel and wring it out (you’ll be surprised at how much water will come out of it). This will ensure you get a chewy pizza-like crust instead of a crumbly cauliflower mess.

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In a separate bowl, add 1 egg per pizza (in my case I used 3 times everything) and scramble.

In another bowl (yes, dishes may get out of hand) add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and chili flakes. Crush all of the spices together.

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Now add the beat eggs, the spices, cheese and cauliflower into one bowl.

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Use your hands, it’s the best way to mix everything together.

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Use your hands again to form the dough into crust and place it on your parchment paper. Make it thin or thick
depending on how you like your pizza but don’t go too much of one way.

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Place the cauliflower into the oven for 8 minutes or until golden brown.

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Now add your tomato sauce and toppings of choice.

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Pop the pizza back into the oven which will allow the toppings to cook and the cheese to melt. From my personal experience, it took about 7 minutes. The pizza should look like this…

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Let the pizza cool off for a few minutes.

Your gluten free cauliflower pizza is now ready to serve and should be easy to slice into with the pizza cutter.

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I have to say, we were very satisfied with the result. It truly tastes just as good (if not better) than regular pizza. I enjoyed it even more than the zucchini pasta I made last week (which was my last food post). As you can tell from the photos, we almost finished all three.

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Definitely glad I tried this! I hope you too will give it a chance. xx

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