Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza on Dr. Oz

My colleague pointed out this Cauliflower Crust Pizza recipe she found on pinterest and I knew right away it was going to be a winner. Cheesy, crispy cauliflower… warm tomato sauce… veggies. Yum! The recipe that caught our eye was posted here (where Beth took much better photos than I did… just look at that crust!) but the original idea came from here.

I made the pizza several times with a few variations. The way I like it best is chock full of veggies including mushrooms and onions. Some people add cheese to the actual crust and then more as a topping but I like it best added it to the crust only to save room for my veggies. Personal choice. This pizza would be great served as an appetizer or small plate at a dinner party.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups riced cauliflower* (1/2 large head cauliflower)
  • 1 cup shredded non-dairy cheese (one that melts well like mozzarella)
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Place riced cauliflower into a medium bowl and microwave for 6 minutes. Using pot holders, remove from microwave.
  2. Add cheese and flax eggs to cauliflower bowl and mix well. Stir in basil and garlic. Place on baking sheet and form into a 9-inch round using a spatula or your hands.
  3. Bake crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add sauce and toppings to crust. Broil for 7-10 additional minutes, depending on toppings you may need to broil longer. Enjoy!
Notes
*pizza sauce and your choice of veggie toppings (I used Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce and mushrooms and onions as toppings).

*To rice the cauliflower, remove stems and leaves and chop florets into chunks. Place in food processor and pulse until grainy and course (be careful not to over-process or it will become soft and pureed). You can also grate using a cheese grater if you don't have a food processor.

 

P. S. Heading to Costa Rica in a couple of days! Super excited. Ever been? Any tips or recommendations?

Comments

  1. Applecrumbles1 says

    What a unique recipe. I love the idea of it. I’m def. going to give the cauliflower crust a try. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Applecrumbles1 says

    What a unique recipe. I love the idea of it. I’m def. going to give the cauliflower crust a try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Applecrumbles1 says

    What a unique recipe. I love the idea of it. I’m def. going to give the cauliflower crust a try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hester says

    Ooh… this is quite a different take on pizza crust!  It sounds and looks really great, Trish!  And I must agree that that happens to me, too–forgetting to take an after picture because I’m too busy eating it up :-)   Good job on this!

  5. Hester says

    Ooh… this is quite a different take on pizza crust!  It sounds and looks really great, Trish!  And I must agree that that happens to me, too–forgetting to take an after picture because I’m too busy eating it up :-)   Good job on this!

  6. says

    I also saw this on Pinterest and have been meaning to try it. I love pizza-far more than it loves me! And I know how it feels to forget to take photos, how lucky that you had a photographer on site!! Perhaps I will try this tonight loaded with fresh veggies…to offset the cocoa and chili encrusted rack of lamb with strawberry balsamic sauce I made last night!! Have a great time in Costa Rica and don’t forget to point and click!!

  7. says

    I also saw this on Pinterest and have been meaning to try it. I love pizza-far more than it loves me! And I know how it feels to forget to take photos, how lucky that you had a photographer on site!! Perhaps I will try this tonight loaded with fresh veggies…to offset the cocoa and chili encrusted rack of lamb with strawberry balsamic sauce I made last night!! Have a great time in Costa Rica and don’t forget to point and click!!

  8. Kristen says

    I am so excited to try this recipe. I have a head of cauliflower that stares at me every time I open the fridge.  It’s time to put it to use!  Enjoy your vaca!

  9. Kristen says

    I am so excited to try this recipe. I have a head of cauliflower that stares at me every time I open the fridge.  It’s time to put it to use!  Enjoy your vaca!

  10. Lauren says

    My client just told me about this yesterday. Can’t wait to try, will I be grating forever? My food processor is small. CR- have fun, haven’t been but so want to.

  11. Lauren says

    My client just told me about this yesterday. Can’t wait to try, will I be grating forever? My food processor is small. CR- have fun, haven’t been but so want to.

  12. spicegirl says

    First time visiting your blog and I’m bookmarking right and left!  This is at the top of my list, can’t wait to try it.

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