Cauliflower Garlic Pizza Crust

 

This Silver and Gold Magazine recipe is for those moments when you

feel you've been eating too much bread, but still want to indulge

in a delicious and healthier pizza version.

Using cauliflower, you can easily make a pizza crust that will

satisfy your pizza craving, without the grains! 

The trick to this recipe is to fine-grind the raw cauliflower first,

and ensure it has been drained from as much water as possible. 

Then it needs to be baked, cooled, and then toppings can be added to taste.

Love cauliflower? Then try our delicious and super easy cauliflower purée

it's a perfect alternative to mashed potatoes.

Or how about our cauliflower chickpea kale casserole?

Yum yum, we're on a cauliflower roll! Join us!

Here's what you'll need :

  • 1 head of cauliflower, stalk removed

  • 1/4 Cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • 1/4 Cup of Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (roasted garlic works great here! Simply cut in half, wrap in foil, and bake in the oven for 5 minutes!)

  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, or dried Italian seasonings

  • 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary (optional, but very delicious!)

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. of pepper (or more if you love it like we do!)

Let's make some garlic cauliflower pizza crust, shall we?

First, roughly cut the cauliflower into florets, and pulse in the food processor until fine.

Steam fine cauliflower in a strainer or steamer basket for about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and place steamed cauliflower onto layers of paper towel so it drains well and dries up as much as possible. 

Some people prefer to place the fine cauliflower on a baking sheet and in the oven for a few minutes to dry up, rather than steaming it and then drying it out... this takes a bit more time and patience, so it depends on how fast you want to have your crust done. 

Whichever method you prefer to use, it's IMPORTANT to let cauliflower dry up as much as possible, otherwise you may end up with a soggy, mushy pizza crust! Bleghhh!!

Once your cauliflower is as dry as possible, you may mix all ingredients in a large bowl, and allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes... here's a good opportunity to prep your pizza toppings for later, yes?

Now preheat your oven to 425°F, and get ready to bake your crust:

Place the cauliflower dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and press down well until dough has taken the shape desired... oh the options are endless! Just remember, the smaller the shape, the easier it will be to bake and not have mushy pizza dough... 

Bake the crust for 20-25 minutes. At this point it should be golden brown. 

Remove from the oven and allow to cool COMPLETELY (not slightly, completely!) before adding pizza toppings and baking for another 10-12 minutes until cheeses have melted and pizza looks just SCRUMPTIOUS!

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