Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Cauliflower Crust:
1 head cauliflower, trimmed, cut into pieces

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup parmesan

1 large egg

Toppings:

Tomato or marinara sauce

Low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Toppings of choice

1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.

2. Place cauliflower pieces into bowl of food processor and pulse for 30 seconds, or grate by hand until cauliflower is the texture of cornmeal.

3. Microwave cauliflower for 4 minutes or steam until soft. Let cool.

4. Drain cooked cauliflower or place into a clean dishtowel and wring out the excess water. Discard water.

6. in a bowl, mix cauliflower with oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and egg. Mix thoroughly by hand.

7. Transfer cauliflower mixture onto parchment-lined ovenproof tray. Pat the dough into a pizza shape about ¼-inch thick.  Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.

10. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on the crust. Add mozzarella and favorite toppings. 

13. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the spinach cheese is melted.

 

TIP: Cauliflower crust is not as sturdy as a wheat crust. Keep the toppings lighter to be able to pick up the pizza piece.

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