Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Due to the impending summer season, I have begrudgingly cut out carbs from my diet. I’ve managed to avoid all bread baskets and pasta for the past month. However, my most missed indulgence is definitely NYC pizza. I didn’t want to miss out on the monthly ritual where Jordan and I finish off a whole pie in front of reality TV. So, I improvised with a cauliflower crust pizza. Making fun of JoJo and the bachelor contestants was still enjoyable, but now with zero carb guilt.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

  • 1 Head of Cauliflower
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup of Mozzarella Cheese or Crumbled Goat Cheese (or go halfsies)
  • 1 Tsp of Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp of Minced Garlic
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Pizza Toppings of Your Choosing

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F
  • Cut a head of cauliflower into florets.  Pulse the florets in a food processor until it resembles a rice-like texture. If you don’t own a food processor, you can grate the florets.
  • Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 5-7 minutes or until cooked.
  • Once cool, place the cooked cauliflower in a dish towel or cheesecloth and wring out. This step sounds annoying but it’s super important to get a crisp crust. Also, the most water will come out, which is pretty satisfying.
  • In a large bowl, mix egg, spices, and 3/4 cup of cheeses until combined.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment.  Now flatten ‘dough’ to 1/3-1/4 inch thick.
  • Bake pizza crust for 40 minutes until brown and crispy.
  • Remove from oven and dress pizza with sauce, additional 1/4 cup of cheese and toppings.
  • Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Pretend it’s real pizza.

 

 

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