I should really title this post “My Diet Starts on Monday (& Other Lies We Tell Ourselves).”
While I don’t believe in dieting, I’m all for making healthier choices and positive lifestyle changes. This cauliflower pizza crust is no expception…if you can ignore the entire bag of shredded mozzarella cheese I put on top. That’s NOT the point, friends.
The point is, I made pizza crust sans flour, and whether you have celiac or want to reduce your carb intake or just like veggies, this is the perfect pizza crust aka justification for ALL.THE.CHEESE.
Pizza and I have grown apart since my celiac diagnosis, and it’s truly heartbreaking. Recently, though, I’ve found some good local pizza places with GF crust (hello, Blaze). However, nothing can top this cauliflower crust (well, except cheese. Excuse the dad joke).
I made this on a Charlotte “snow day,” otherwise known as the day it snowed half an inch and I refused to leave my apartment lest I lose my life in the treacherous weather. Safety first / any excuse to watch excessive amounts of TV and eat snacks all day. Ahem.
This recipe comes from Damn Delicious and let me say, it’s damn good. My boyfriend and I were obsessed, and pretty amazed at how good it was. We expected to like it, but to love a crust made of veggies? We weren’t going that far.
We were wrong.
This pizza crust isn’t necessarily as crispy crunchy as normal pizza crust but it’s GOOD. It’s seasoned and flavorful and the perfect vechile for all.the.toppings. Go crazy, my friends.
I baked my crust slightly longer than the original recipe, but my gage was just to ensure the edges were brown. Yum.
We topped our pizza with red sauce, cheese cheese cheese, mushrooms, chicken and spinach. I’m drooling at the thought.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Recipe via Damn Delicious
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
- To make the cauliflower crust, add cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground, yielding about 2-3 cups.
- Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover loosely and place into microwave for 4-5 minutes, or until softened; let cool.
- Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain cauliflower completely, removing as much water as possible.
- Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Stir in eggs, mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Spread cauliflower mixture into a 15- by 10-inch rectangle onto the prepared baking sheet. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
- Top with any and all desire toppings. Place into oven and bake until the cheese has melted and edges have browned, about 5-10 minutes.