I have been wanting to make cauliflower pizza crust for so long! I finally took the plunge.
It’s not hard to make but it does take some time. You know how I feel about long, drawn out recipes: usually not a fan. But I figured it was Sunday night…SNL 40th reunion show was on…why not spend a little time in the kitchen and make something fun? My husband of course was wondering why not make actual pizza, but he knows I like to torture him with my “weird food.”
I used a recipe I found on Pinterest via The Lucky Penny Blog (link is here). I altered it slightly only because I didn’t have all the ingredients. I wish I had mozzarella cheese…next time!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 1 head of cauliflower, grated (I grated in the food processor. I’m sure you could use a hand grater too) I had a big cauliflower so it yielded close to 4 cups.
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 Tbsp almond flour
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
After grating the cauliflower, I cooked it in the microwave (covered) for 4 minutes. Once it was cool enough, I wrapped it in a towel and squeezed the hell out of it. You want to try and get as much water out as possible!
I got close to 1/2 cup of water! No one wants a soggy pizza.
Next, I mixed all the ingredients together in a bowl. Then I placed the dough on greased parchment paper and molded it into a pizza crust.
It felt really wet to me still so I blotted it with a paper towel.
I cooked the crust for about 12 minutes at 450 degrees. I would recommend checking it off and on because oven’s are different. It’s good to go once it starts to brown a little bit.
Once the crust was done, I added the toppings!! I threw some tomato sauce, spinach, olives, ground elk sausage, and parmesan cheese on top. I cooked it for another 8 minutes or until the cheese was bubbly.
Please excuse my crapptastic pictures.
Served with roasted carrots!!
This really did turn out great. I swear cauliflower still reigns supreme in the vegetable world. Is there anything it can’t do?
The texture was good. You do have to support your piece of pizza though with your whole hand. If you don’t, it will probably fall apart so be warned (this could have been something I did too). The taste was great though. No complaints at all.
I will absolutely make this again but do feel like I need to plan it in advance since it takes some time. Maybe I will make a few crusts next time and freeze some? That would be a huge time saver. We ate the whole damn thing too so I’d like to have leftovers next time :).