Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I adore pizza. As a born and bred Jersey girl, I’m used to a thin crust. But it’s actually pretty hard to find good thin crust pizza, even here in foodie-friendly San Francisco.  Although this recipe is not a traditional thin crust pizza, it is a thin, cheesy cauliflower crust pizza. And it’s delicious.

I made the Cauliflower Crust 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. It’s up to you. This pizza makes a great main course or even appetizer.



Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Author: Dish by Trish
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups riced cauliflower* (about 1/2 large head)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 medium eggs
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon crushed garlic

Instructions:

*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.

Romeo: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Rice cauliflower, and place it into a medium bowl and microwave for 6 minutes. Using pot holders, remove from microwave.

Juliet: Measure cheese, eggs, basil, and garlic. Add cheese and eggs to cauliflower bowl and mix well. Stir in basil and garlic.

Romeo: Place mixture on baking sheet and form into a 9-inch round using a spatula or your hands.

Juliet: 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!

Instructions:

*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.
Preheat the oven to 450°F. 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. Add cheese and 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.

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!

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

 

XO,

TRISH

 

37 thoughts on “Cauliflower Crust Pizza

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!

  7. 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. 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!!

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

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