Pizza Made From Cauliflower? Yes, Please!

I tried a new recipe tonight.

And you know what?  It was sooooo good.

Healthy, too.  And yes, it was pizza.  And I love pizza.

You should try it.  It’s pretty easy.  And the crust?  There’s no grains in there – it’s made from cauliflower.

Cauliflower.

Check it out.  This is what fresh cauliflower looks like once it’s been riced {using either a food processor or a cheese grater}:

Chris loved it, too.  So much so that he ate about half of a pizza by himself, then quickly got up, and packed the rest for his lunch the following day.

If you’re crazy for deep-dish, thick-crusted pizza, then this likely isn’t for you.  But if, like us, you enjoy a thin crust pizza packed with veggies, then make this pizza.  Yes, you’ll likely need to eat the pizza with a fork, but that’s a small price to pay.

Cauliflower Pizza

  • 1 C riced cauliflower (uncooked)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 C mozzarella cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano (or 1/2 tsp Italian herbs blend)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Toppings of choice {pizza sauce, cheese, veggies, whatever}

Preheat oven to 450F/230C.

To rice the caulifower, remove stems and leaves and either put it in a food processor or do what I did: grate it using a cheese grater till you have 1 C.  Put into a bowl and microwave on high for 6 – 8 minutes till soft (I did 8 minutes).  Add beaten egg, cheese, spices, and garlic.  Stir till well combined.  Spread out onto a greased baking sheet using your hands, forming into a circle.  Brush with olive oil and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, top with toppings of your choice, and broil for 5 minutes or till cheese is melted.  Serve, and enjoy!

Yield: 1 pizza {9 inches}

Notes

I found that half of a cauliflower head gave me 2 C of riced cauliflower.  This was great, because I wanted to make one pizza with my preferred toppings and one with Chris’ preferred toppings.

Make sure that your toppings are already cooked.  I put raw veggies on ours and it was fine, but if you put raw meat and think it’ll be cooked in 5 minutes under the broiler, think again!

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6 comments

  1. Laura says:

    Interesting! I make puréed cauliflower that’s so good and fools me into thinking I’m eating mashed potatoes so I will have to give this pizza a try! I made your Greek Quesadillas and they were soo good!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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