Cauliflower Crust Pizza
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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Easy, cheesy pizza made with a simple yet totally delicious cauliflower crust - it's healthy and tastes SO good!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cauliflower, pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-large head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1-2 cups shredded Italian style cheese (such as mozzarella)
  • optional: fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 420. Line with a piece of aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Chop the stems off of the cauliflower and discard (or save for another recipe.) Roughly chop the remaining florets. Place florets in a food processor and pulse until you have a finely chopped cauliflower "snow". (You should have 2-3 cups of the "snow".)
  • Place cauliflower "snow" in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Pour the cauliflower out on a tea towel (or on paper towels) and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Use the tea towel to wring out the excess water from the cauliflower. (Alternatively, you can use paper towels to grab a handful of cauliflower at a time and squeeze out the excess water.) You want to get all possible moisture out of the cauliflower or it will crumble when baked. Your cauliflower will now resemble a pulp-like substance.
  • Add the cauliflower "pulp" to a large bowl. Add egg, salt, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder to the bowl and mix with your hands until all ingredients are incorporated. Shape it into a ball, then place the ball in the center of your prepared baking sheet. 
  • Roll out into a circle. Transfer the crust on the foil only to the oven. (Not the pan, just place the foil or right on the oven rack). Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and return the crust and foil to the baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on top. 
  • Sprinkle with cheese (and any other desired toppings) and return to oven (on the baking sheet) for another 10-15 minutes until cheese is melty. Serve warm and top with fresh parsley or basil if desired.