Well we have talked about Gluten Free Food and our diet, so what about pizza. It seems when people are on diets, they crave all the good greasy fatty stuff, or sweets. So I tried the cauliflower pizza crust my friend recommended and the results are good, but do not expect it to taste like the real crust. It’s a get use too crust. Cauliflower is such a wonderful versatile veggie it’s fun to see what you can do with it.
Now this is a little time consuming so plan ahead and see what you think about it.
Cauliflower Pizza crust
- 1 regular size head of cauliflower
- 1/2 water
- dash of salt
- 2 tablespoons goat cheese or mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 ounce of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Save some for topping
- 1 egg
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup sauce, either homemade or store bought
If you are gluten free, replace cheese and toppings to fit your diet. (most cheese are gluten free)
Separate the cauliflower into florets and wash.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Puree cauliflower in food processor until it looks like a dough ball, cook cauliflower with, water and salt together over medium heat until most of water is evaporated, 5 to 6 minutes.
Cool either in refrigerator or on counter. (depending time). Transfer cooled cauliflower to a clean dish towel or napkin, place in center and squeeze as much water out as you can. (to much water left will prevent crust from getting crisp). You should have about 1 to 1 1/2 cups mixture, depending on size of cauliflower.
Stir cauliflower, goat cheese,Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, egg, and cayenne pepper together in bowel to form a soft ball. Gather and place in center of baking sheet, lined with paper. Press dough into a circle or oblong shape. about 1/4 inch thick.
Cook for 45 minutes or until crust is brown. Let cool on rack while preparing the topping: You have many options for the topping.
- Ham and Pineapple
- Sausage/ hamburger
- Tomatoes, bell peppers, any veggie
- chicken with green onions and veggies
Enjoy your Cauliflower Pizza Crust. This is also good for people on the Atkins Diet.