Ever Heard OF Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
No need to feel guilty about eating pizza! What makes this pizza so unique is that the crust is made out of cauliflower. As I don’t know who came up with the idea of creating cauliflower pizza crust – I thank you! This is a great low carb option if you are trying to eat healthier or on a weight loss regimen.
Most recipes for cauliflower pizza crust call for cooking the riced cauliflower in water or microwaving it. The cauliflower rice is then drained and squeezed (by hand) to remove all the water. I thought, there has got to be an easier way to do this! Then it came to me – how about roasting the cauliflower florets in the oven and then ricing them – no water mess to deal with. It works! I actually tested the cauliflower and tried to squeeze any water that might be left out of the cauliflower rice. Absolutely no water was found!
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Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Low Carb Recipe:
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 2 servings
1 medium head cauliflower (about 2 pounds)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper
1 egg, room temperature and slightly beaten*
1 cup freshly-grated Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano)**
* 1/4 cup egg substitute may be used. Add just enough until the dough is moist and able to shape.
** The cheese is not added just for flavor, it also helps bind the cauliflower while baking along with the egg. You could use any type of cheese to help with the binding. Some recipes use shredded low fat cheddar cheese, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, or parmesan cheese.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet or Pizza Peel with parchment paper.
I used my Pizza Stone. A pizza stone should be placed on a oven shelf and preheated with the oven. Preheat the stone to the temperature you will be cooking the pizza at BEFORE you put the pizza dough on the stone. Pizza stones need at least 20 minutes to heat up fully. Once pre-heated, the stone evenly transfers intense heat to the food being cooked, ensuring a particularly crisply baked base.
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