I’ve seen various cauliflower crust recipes around the internet, so I decided to give it a try. I used a couple for a reference but made my own recipe.
Adrian and I enjoyed our pizza with side salads. He likes trying whatever I make. He is also my official taste tester 🙂 … and the official taste tester approves this recipe!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Makes 2 servings (or 3 smaller portions)
1 head of cauliflower (2 1/2 cups processed)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (can sub for parmesan cheese)
1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
2 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, put a piece of parchment paper, spray with cooking spray and set aside.
Cut off the heads of the cauliflower and discard the stems. Put the cauliflower heads in a food processor and pulse until it becomes fine. (Other recipes refer to this as cauliflower “snow”)
Put the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 4 minutes. Next, put the microwaved cauliflower on a clean dish towel and let it cool off a little bit before the next step.
Once cooled, wrap it in the dish towel and ring out the excess water. Make sure to ring it out as much as possible, to have a crispy chewy crust instead of a soggy crumbly mess.
Put the cauliflower in a bowl and mix in the salt, basil, oregano, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, mozzarella cheese. Then, add the egg whites. This will help bind all the ingredients together.
Once mixed, use your hands to form the dough on your prepared baking sheet. We decided to make a rectangle. You can do any shape you want, just make sure it is the same amount of thickness throughout.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until it is evenly browned. Remove from the oven and add sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you would like. Pop the pizza back in the oven until the cheese has melted and bubbly.
I love this recipe because it sneaks in more veggies!