Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

I love pizza... A LOT!!! And when I first started eating gluten free I was determined to find that perfect crust. While this is my favorite gluten free pizza crust mix:

I heard a lot about cauliflower crust pizza's and wanted to give it a try! Now, I guess I should be fair here and say that when "I" wanted to try it, that meant that Scott would be the one actually making it. Have I mentioned lately how lucky I am to have a husband that loves to cook and cook healthy eats at that?? So blessed!!

I searched several different recipes and they all seemed to be pretty similar in their ingredients. We finally decided to settle on Recipe Girls recipe.


Cauliflower Pizza Crust

1/2 large head of Cauliflower (equals 2 plus cups of shredded cauliflower)
1 large egg
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried or fresh minced garlic
1/2 tsp onion salt

1. Shred the cauliflower into small crumbles. You can use a food processor, or do like poot did and use a cheese grater to "rice" the cauliflower. You will want around 2 cups of riced cauliflower.

2. Place the riced cauliflower in a large bowl and microwave them dry (no need for water) for 8 minutes.

3. Allow the cauliflower to cool some.

4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray cookie sheet or pizza pan with non-stick spray. (We prefer Spectrum's Coconut Oil spray.)

5. In a medium bowl, mix the riced cauliflower in with the remaining ingredients.

6. Place mixture on the cookie sheet and pat the crust into a 9-12 inch round or square. Spray the crust with a little non stick spray (again why we like the Spectrum Coconut Oil spray because it is clean).

7. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. **you want to make sure the crust is done in the middle other wise you will have a very flimsy piece of pizza**

8. Remove pizza from oven and turn the oven to broil setting.

9. Top with whatever your heart desires.

10. Broil pizza 3-4 minutes until the toppings are hot and cheese is bubbly.

We made two pizza's since we like different toppings and I didn't want much cheese. I topped mine with pizza sauce, local sausage from Local Pig, mushrooms, red onions, banana peppers, and fat free feta cheese. It was so good. I even heated the leftovers up the next day and the crust was still tasty.



The crust was Poot approved! Seriously... I was a little skeptical but it was tasty and we have made it several times since!

Happy Eats!

**If you try this recipe I would love to know how you liked it!**
XOXO
Amber

4 comments:

Carol Anne said...

That is the pizza crust mix we use too but it is so darn expensive.

I have been meaning to try cauliflower crust. It sounds tasty.

Alexandria Nolandia said...

Hey! Was this really that good? When we made it a few months ago we thought the consistency was weird and that the pizza was a little....soggy?

Amber said...

Alexandria... I honestly really liked it. The first time we cooked it the middle was a little mushy so we just made sure to cook it longer the next time and it was perfect. I have gotten use to weird consistencies in food thanks to my gluten free diet! I would probably think "normal" wheat products taste weird now! Lol

Amber said...

Alexandria... I honestly really liked it. The first time we cooked it the middle was a little mushy so we just made sure to cook it longer the next time and it was perfect. I have gotten use to weird consistencies in food thanks to my gluten free diet! I would probably think "normal" wheat products taste weird now! Lol