Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pinterest inspired Cauliflower Pizza Crust

When I saw this post on Pinterest for a pizza crust made out of cauliflower I was intrigued...especially when the caption said "sounds weird but tastes amazing."

I tried to convince my husband that it would be good but he just didn't believe me...until we tried it! It definitely does NOT taste like a normal pizza crust but as long as you go in knowing that you won't be disappointed with this recipe.

First get a head of cauliflower and "rice" it- basically chop it up in the food processor and the microwave it for 8 minutes. No need to add water in when you microwave.

I followed the originally recipe almost exactly except I used egg beaters instead of real egg.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

For one pizza crust: Stir together 1 cup of the riced cauliflower with 1/4 cup of egg beater and one cup of mozzarella. Add 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp minced garlic and 1/2 tsp garlic salt.

Pop the mixture onto the cookie sheet and using your hands form it into a round pizza "dough"

Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

While it's baking- make your toppings. I made one vegetarian pizza for me and one pepperoni for my husband. So I sauteed up some mushrooms (a vegetarian staple) and some green pepper.

Once your crust is done spread some pizza sauce on top, your veggies (or meat) and top it with cheese.

Now here's where I deviated from the original recipe- it says to broil the pizza on high for 3-5 minutes until the cheese melts...well my broiler doesn't seem to do anything so I just popped it back into the heated oven for a few minutes and that worked fine for me. But if you have a working broiler- by all means try it :)

Here's the final result

We made two pizza crusts that night and saved the rest of the riced cauliflower to make more during the work week. Like I said, it doesn't taste like a normal pizza crust but it's a nice change of pace.

File this one under: Pinterest Success!

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