May 1, 2012

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

In an attempt to develop better eating habits, the man and I have been incorporating more vegetables in our meals. Since we like pizza and we like cauliflower, we figured we’d probably like cauliflower pizza crust. We were right, but not enough to make it again.

For something that tasted just ok, for us it is not worth the two hours (yes, two hours) it took to be able to sit down and eat. I’m certain that if I made this again in the near future, it might not take quite that long, but I’d rather find something even tastier to use cauliflower.

I made two pizzas and baked them in slightly different ways. One was placed on a lightly sprayed pizza pan and one was placed in a shallow 9-inch glass pie dish. The one on the pan stuck horribly even though I had sprayed it beforehand. It was thinner and got very crispy on the edges due to the cheese incorporated in the crust. The crust in the glass pan was slightly thicker and held up very well upon serving and eating, though was a little bit soggy. My advice for baking would be to use a metal pan but line with parchment paper instead of using non-stick spray. That way you should get a crispy crust that doesn’t stick or tear.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

1 head of cauliflower, (4 C grated by hand or with a food processor)
2 eggs
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1 t Italian seasoning (the sauce I used was so zesty, the use of seasoning in the crust was lost)
sauce, cheese, veggies and/or precooked meats to taste

The above recipe will make two 9-inch pizzas.

Heat the oven to 450º F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Remove the leaves and stem from the head of cauliflower. Chop into large florets and clean well. Drain any excess water and then grate or process the cauliflower. Place the cauliflower crumbles in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 5-8 minutes, depending on the wattage of your microwave. The cauliflower reduces when cooked and so you will have about 2 C. Let cool slightly and then mix together with the eggs and cheese to form your dough.

Place half of the mixture on each pan and shape into a 9-inch circle. Bake for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and change the oven setting to broil at 500º F.

Spread sauce on the crusts and top with cheese and any toppings of your choice. Heat under broiler for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted. Let stand for a few minutes, then cut and serve!


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