I have been wanting to try a Cauliflower pizza crust for awhile now and I finally decided doing it on a Monday night would be a great idea. I was wrong, I get home at 7pm from work and this took a bit long to make so I didn’t get to eat till 8:45pm. Recipe below!
1 head cauliflower – 7-8″
1 large egg
1/2 cup Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese, grated/shredded & not packed
1 tsp Italian (or rosemary, basil, parsley) herb seasoning
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line round pizza baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Rinse cauliflower, remove the outer leaves and separate into florets with a paring knife. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture. Some coarse chunks are fine.
3. Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 mins.
4. Remove cooked cauliflower from the oven and transfer to a bowl lined with a double/triple layered cheesecloth.
5. Then squeeze the liquid out of the ball, cauliflower inside the cheesecloth, as hard as you can. Be patient and do this a few times until barely any liquid comes out.
6. Increase oven to 450 degrees. Transfer cauliflower to a mixing bowl along with egg, cheese, herb seasoning, salt, black pepper and mix to combine. Transfer cauliflower mixture onto the same baking sheet you used to roast the florets, and flatten with your hands until thin pizza crust forms.
7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes and remove from the oven.
8. Top with your favorite toppings and bake again until cheese on top turns golden brown. Slice and enjoy.
This recipe is compliments of Ifood.com.
When she says squeeze the cauliflower till barely no water comes out, she means it. I didn’t have time to wait to do this and I didn’t squeeze enough out. Mine ended up being very soft and didn’t make the pizza taste very good.
It’s not a hard recipe, it just takes time. I would try it on a weekend when you have more time to devote to making this. The cauliflower has to have time to cool before you start squeezing. I believe this could taste good because it looked good!