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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033925692 Jamie Saal VanEaton

    I think your pictures look yummy! Have a safe trip to Costa Rica. It sounds so fun!!

    Love,
    Jamie
    Your Lighter Side

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks for the inspiration, Jamie! Have a lovely weekend!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033925692 Jamie Saal VanEaton

    I think your pictures look yummy! Have a safe trip to Costa Rica. It sounds so fun!!

    Love,
    Jamie
    Your Lighter Side

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks for the inspiration, Jamie! Have a lovely weekend!

  • Applecrumbles1

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

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks for reading applecrumbles :-)

  • Applecrumbles1

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

  • Applecrumbles1

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

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks for reading applecrumbles :-)

  • Hester

    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!

  • Hester

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033925692 Jamie Saal VanEaton

    That looks great! It’s so sexy saucay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033925692 Jamie Saal VanEaton

    That looks great! It’s so sexy saucay!

  • http://saucycooks.com/ Jill Mant~a SaucyCook

    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!!

  • http://saucycooks.com/ Jill Mant~a SaucyCook

    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!!

  • susan salzman

    this looks better than good. does the cheese bind it together?

  • susan salzman

    this looks better than good. does the cheese bind it together?

  • Kristen

    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!

  • Kristen

    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!

  • Lauren

    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.

  • Lauren

    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.

  • http://www.spiciefoodie.com/ Nancy/SpicieFoodie

    Wow, I would have never thought of using cauliflower as pizza crust. Thanks for sharing, this is going on my list to try. 

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  • spicegirl

    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.

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks for visiting :-) Glad you like the recipes. If you try any out let me know how they go!

      • spicegirl

         I finally made this on Saturday.  Absolutely fabulous!  Making it again tonight!

        • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

          Oh so nice to hear! So glad you liked it!