cauliflower pizza

Healthy Cauliflower Pizza

If you LOVE PIZZA read this - SO worth it. This is the recipe for healthy pizza. The crust is made from cauliflower, which sounded gross to me because I hate cauliflower, but you can't even taste it! I have been making this for a couple of years now and people have told me it is the best pizza they have had (crazy!), that they never would have known it wasn't normal pizza, etc. I love it!!
Ingredients

1 Head of cauliflower  

1 egg  

1-3 cups of any cheese you want  

Any seasonings you want (I use an Italian blend and garlic powder, about 1 tbsp total) 

Any sauces and toppings you want (See below for my favorites)

Optional: parchment paper (I just rub olive oil on my cookie sheet and it works fine)

My Personal Favorite Toppings:

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Cooked and chopped chicken breast

Frank's Red Hot Buffalo sauce

Finely chopped celery

Mexican blend cheese & Italian blend cheese

Pepperoni Pizza

Marinara sauce

Turkey pepperoni

Italian blend cheese 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Chop cauliflower to put in food processor and process. It should look a little smaller than rice.
  3. Place cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and microwave for 10 minutes (it might be a little stinky, but the smell goes away).
  4. Once cauliflower has cooled enough to touch but is still warm, place into a towel and wring out as much moisture as possible (I use two towels for this).
  5. Add the egg, your spices, and 1 ½ cups of cheese to the cauliflower and mix well (I just use my hands).
  6. Place mixture on oiled or parchment-papered cookie sheet and mold into your desired crust shape. It should only be ½-inch thick or less!! Too thick and the texture will not be good.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and crispy on the edges (overcooked is better than undercooked in this case, so don’t be afraid to bake it too long).
  8. Take crust out of the oven and add any sauces, cheeses, and toppings you want. Add as much as you want! (remember to be healthy ;))
  9. Put back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is as melted as you want it.
  10. EAT IT!!

Seriously, I crave this pizza now. Also, the cauliflower expands or something in your belly and you don’t eat as much as you would normal pizza!

Feel free to ask me any questions! I hope you enjoy and love it too.

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