I’ve been on a health kick for some time now. This makes it a little harder to make the savory and sweet pies that I’m so in love with. However, there are alternatives and still so many good things to make!
I’m a firm believer that pizza is one of the greatest things on earth! It is absolutely fantastic and always hits the spot. With that in mind, this post is going to be a generally foolproof recipe for cauliflower pizza crust or flat bread.
Ingredients for crust:
1 head cauliflower (or 2 cups, can be fresh or frozen)
1/2 c shredded mozzarella
1/4 c grated parmesan
Oregano (to taste)
Basil (to taste)
Garlic (to taste)
I’ll have my favorite toppings listed below!
This is super easy to make, it just takes a little patience and really following the steps.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
- There are two variations to this step. These days, you can buy riced cauliflower in most stores- if you’re able to do that- just get a package and follow the steps for steaming it! If not:
- The first thing you’ll want to do is take the cauliflower and toss it into a food processor. Pulse it until it’s nice and small.
- Next- cook the cauliflower. You can do this over the stove, but I just like to heat it up in the microwave with 2 tablespoons of water for about 5-7 minutes.
- Strain the cauliflower- let it cool to the point you can hold it without burning your hand
- IMPORTANT- Pour the strained cauliflower onto a dish towel
- Wrap the dish towel around the cauliflower and twist until water starts wringing out of the cauliflower
- Do this until you believe a majority of the water is out of the cauliflower (set aside)
- Add the egg to a medium sized bowl and lightly beat
- Add the basil, garlic, oregano, and cheeses
- Add the cauliflower and mix with your hands- if you’re not getting messy, you’re doing it wrong!
- Lay out some parchment paper over a pizza stone
- Spread out the dough in a layer that’s about 1/4″ thick– I’m a traditionalist and like to keep it round, but that’s not necessary- make sure that it’s patted down and held together tightly– this is why we squeezed out all the water
- Bake for 10 minutes- until you can see the top starting to brown
- Remove from oven and add your toppings!
- I usually go for a pesto sauce with mozzarella, prosciutto, green peppers and mushrooms on mine!
- Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes
- Let cool and you’re done!
For this recipe, I ended up just using some pesto and mozzarella to make more of a flatbread, but you can add whatever you want to the top! Just cook until the cheese is melted.