Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Another quick post! Sorry, family is in town but I wanted to share this recipe with you.
If you have been following the blog for awhile or if you know me personally, you will know I have a thing for pizza. It is my comfort meal! We had half of a pineapple in the fridge and if you really know me you know that I love pineapple pizza. My favorite!!! I knew just what to do with this pineapple…
A friend of mine sent me an email several months ago with a recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust. She knew I would be interested and I loved the idea. I haven’t had a chance to try this crust recipe until now! I switched the recipe around a little and it worked wonderfully! Hubby and I could taste the cauliflower a little but the boys loved it and we didn’t have a piece to spare!
Here is just another way to enjoy (or trick) yourself and have pizza! Again, the toppings are endless!!!
1/2 LARGE head cauliflower (or 2+ cups shredded cauliflower)
1 large egg
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese (or try another kind!)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic (or fresh garlic)
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 cup tomato-basil marinara sauce (or pizza sauce)
1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
1. Shred the cauliflower into small crumbles. You can use the food processor if you’d like, but you just want crumbles, not puree. You’ll need a total of about 2 cups or so of cauliflower crumbles (which is about half a large head of cauliflower. Place the cauliflower crumbles in a large bowl and microwave them (dry) for 8 minutes. Give the cauliflower a chance to cool.
2. Prepare the crust: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet or pizza pan with nonstick spray (or use a nonstick surface). In a medium bowl, mix the cauliflower crumbles (about 1 1/2 cups since they shrink after cooking) with the remaining crust ingredients. Pat the “crust” into a 9 to 12-inch round on the prepared pan. Spray the crust lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 15 minutes (or until golden). Remove the crust from the oven and turn the heat up to broil.
3. Prepare the pizza: Spread the sauce on top of the baked crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on top. Add the pineapple, spreading it out around the pizza. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Broil the pizza 3 to 4 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into 6 slices and serve immediately.