We are always trying to cut down on processed food around here.
Although I could nosh veggies (and only veggies) all day long, eliminating processed foods can be hard for a couple who loves simple things like saltine crackers and frozen pizza!
This is a fantastic recipe I found years ago and have been making it ever since!
Soooo good! Dont knock it till you've tried it friends ;)
Cauliflower Crust Pizza!
The crust is crazy good!
I could eat it plain with marinara sauce just as is! Give it a try!!
First: Rice or pulse uncooked cauliflower in your food processor. I usually just use my cheese grater when I am in a hurry. It is a bit messy, but works just as well!
Then steam grated cauliflower on stove top or in microwave on high for 5 minutes so cauliflower is tender. Remove from steamer or microwave
Then stir in 1 egg, cheese (I use 1/2 fat free shredded cheese and 1/2 part skim), salt and pepper to taste and Italian seasoning!
Once combined, press onto a sprayed pizza pan with a fork or back of a spoon!
Next, season to taste with extra Italian Seasoning and pop in the oven for 15 minutes!
The cheese and the egg work as a binding agent and make this "crust" absolutely delightful!
Oh, looking at these pictures makes me want to dig in right now!
1 Head cooked cauliflower
1 egg or 1/4 cup egg beaters
1/2 cup fat free grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup part-skim grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste
Marinara sauce, cheese, veggies, meat...whatever your heart desires!
Preheat oven to 450.
Rice uncooked cauliflower and put it in the microwave on high for 5 minutes to steam it.
As directed above, mix together cooked cauliflower, egg, 1/2 cup fat free mozzarella, 1/2 cup parmesan, and seasonings. flatten to desired shape on sprayed pizza or cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes.
Pull out of oven, add remaining (1/2 cup mozzarella) cheese, sauce and toppings and heat for a few minutes under the broiler until cheese has melted.
Not the prettiest photo...but truly delicious!!!
If you try it, Id love to hear what you think!