Cauliflower Pizza Crust
I’m thinking of changing my blog subtitle to: A blog about balancing health with a constant desire to eat cake.
Because that’s really what it’s about. I love baking and making deliciously fatty food, but I spend the better portion of my life trying to figure out how to be healthy and fit. It seems like the two just don’t go together, but I think I’m making it work and this is a prime example.
It’s not “skinny” anything. It’s Cauliflower Pizza.
I’ve been seeing Cauliflower Pizza crusts all over the internet for a while. Cauliflower is slowly becoming the new Kale. You know, the healthy thing that we all need to be eating all the time. I still eat kale all the time, but I’m seriously enjoying finding new ways to cook with cauliflower. Let’s let this food trend continue!
12 oz cauliflower (1 bag from Trader Joe’s), grated
1/2 cup percorino romano cheese, finely grated
salt and pepper to taste1/3-1/2 cup pizza/pasta sauce
1 cup Monterrey Jack Cheese, grated
Toppings: Caramelized Onions, Sausage, Any other toppings
Pre-heat oven to 425F.
In a bowl, mix together grated cauliflower, percorino romano, eggs salt and pepper. Press onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Try to get it as thin as you can so the pizza turns out nice and crisp. Bake about 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
Remove from oven, spread with pasta sauce, then sprinkle with cheese and desired toppings. I used pre-cooked sausage, caramelized onions, and artichokes. Put back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until your pizza is nice and crispy and golden!
Allow to cool a few minutes. Then serve and enjoy! This recipe makes one large pizza.
I was a fan of this. But let’s be clear. Just like the two-ingredient paleo pancake DOESN’T actually taste like a pancake, this isn’t REALLY like pizza. That said, it’s still super tasty!
Jesse and I agreed it really does taste like cauliflower and egg, which we were pleased with. I think if I had pressed it more thinly throughout, it would have tasted better because the crispy edges were awesome!
So be sure to press it really thin when you try this!
I definitely want to try making this again. Next time I think I’ll do caramelized onions, goat cheese with prosciutto and arugula. Sounds awesome right? This is a good template recipe that you can adapt to fit basically any flavor profile, while staying a little bit healthier.
What would you put on your cauliflower pizza?