Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I don't remember what I was searching for when I stumbled upon a recipe for pizza made with a cauliflower crust, but I'm glad I found it. I really enjoyed it and my 4 year old didn't seem to notice that it wasn't made of real pizza dough. She wasn't crazy about the bruschetta topping I put on, but she did eat the olives and the crust. I put the olives on just for her.

The instructions for this recipe stated that you should grate the cauliflower raw, but I already had some steamed stuff leftover. I used a fork to mash it up when it was still cold. The crust wasn't crispy (and I'm not sure if it was supposed to be) but it was like holding a real piece of pizza.

Getting ready to go into the oven.

Mix up all this good stuff.

It doesn't have to be a perfect circle. Make a heart if you want.

The one on the left is Greek oregano.

This is the topping.

The crust is out of the oven. Maybe it could have been a bit more brown.

All done.

1 pizza

Ingredients
Crust
1 1/2 cups leftover cauliflower (mine was steamed)
1 egg
1/3 cup grated cheese (I used mozzarella-cheddar blend and grated Parmesan)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Bruschetta Topping
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/8 cup minced red onion
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
black pepper
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup shredded cheese (I used the same as in the crust)

Directions
Preheat your oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

In a bowl, mash the cauliflower so it looks almost like rice. Stir in the egg, spices and cheese.

Spread the mixture onto the prepared pan evenly in a thin layer. Bake it for 15 minutes or until golden.

While the crust is baking, prepare the bruschetta topping. Mix together tomatoes, onion, garlic, spices, oil and vinegar in a small bowl.

Remove the crust from the oven and spread the topping on. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of cheese on top.

Place the pizza back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes until the cheese has melted.

Tip: You can really put any toppings on that you like. Just don't cut them too big or too thick because the cooking time is short. You could totally load this up with toppings and cheese if you wanted to, but I was trying to be good.

Adapted from RECIPE girl.


Linking to Recipe of The Week : Secret Ingredient Cheese

5 comments:

  1. This recipe is really interesting! I've seen a zucchini crusted pizza and your cauliflower one is fantastic!

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  2. Very interesting recipe indeed! I looks yummy and since it passed the kid test I defiantly will try this recipe soon ... thanks!

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  3. Wow! This is a very intriguing recipe. I never thought that cauliflower can be used as pizza dough. Love the fact that your daughter didn't notice. Looks very yummy and delicious! Brilliant idea :)

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  5. wow this is the first time that I read that cauliflower can be made a s pizza crust that is awesome. I think I should try one of these days. cool

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