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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This recipe is a perfect compromise for those wanting to indulge in pizza, while adding in more vegetables and being on on a keto or low carb diet.

Substituting traditional crust for a cauliflower-base is healthier, and beneficial for those avoiding gluten, but also tastes great; it may be even preferable to some of the crusts that you can find at take-out delivery chains.

This recipe has a cauliflower base with some added spices, almond flour, cheese and egg for a binder.  You need to ensure that you squeeze out as much moisture as possible in the cauliflower prior to creating the crust, or else it will be soggy.  One thing that we find particularly helpful is Trader Joe’s frozen bagged cauliflower.  It is already diced and ready to go!

So, let’s get on board with one of the more popular variations on pizza, experiment with your favorite toppings and let us know what you think.  

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Caulifower Crust Pizza
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. Crust
  2. 2 12 ounce bags of frozen cauliflower rice
  3. 3 T. shredded parmesan
  4. 3 T. shredded mozzarella
  5. 1/2- 3/4 c almond flour
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 2 tsp organic Italian seasoning
  9. Sauce
  10. 1 15-16oz can of organic tomato sauce
  11. 1 tsp olive oil
  12. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  13. 1 tsp organic oregano
  14. 1 tsp organic basil
  15. 1/2 tsp salt
  16. 1/4 tsp organic crushed red pepper
  17. Toppings
  18. Pepperoni, mushroom, green pepper, basil... you get the idea, add what you like!
Instructions
  1. Pour bags of cauliflower rice into a large bowl, cover with damp paper towels and microwave for 5 minutes
  2. Stir and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until liquid is released.
  3. Set aside to cool
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  5. Once cooled, pour cauliflower rice into a nut milk bag or cheesecloth
  6. Squeeze until very dry
  7. Add back to bowl
  8. Add 1/2 cup almond flour and the rest of the ingredients and mix
  9. If mixture seems sticky, add remaining 1/4 c almond flour
  10. Cover pizza pan with a sheet of parchment paper
  11. Pour crust mixture onto pan with paper and start spreading to the edges (Note: It might help to dampen fingers with water to help smooth out the dough)
  12. Bake crust in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until starting to brown
  13. Remove from oven and top with sauce and toppings (you will have left over sauce).
  14. Continue to cook for an additional 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned
Sauce
  1. Add olive oil to a small saucepan
  2. Add garlic and stir
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over low heat for about 15-20 minutes
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