I’m not a fan of cauliflower. Never have been. However, we have been trying to eat a bit (okay, a lotta bit) healthier in this house, so we’ve been trying to make some of our favorite things a bit healthier. Pizza is one of our favorite weekend eats. At some point on the weekend, we eat pizza. It’s just a given. I knew that I needed to find a way to make this healthier, so to google I went!
I came up with pizza crust made from cauliflower. I was leery. Like plan another meal in the back of your head leery because you were sure that this was going to turn out badly. I was wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Adapted from Eat. Drink. Smile.
-2 cups cooked, riced cauliflower
-1.5 cups reduced fat mozzarella cheese
-3 egg whites
-2 teaspoons garlic powder
-1 teaspoon dried oregano
To “rice” the cauliflower…cut off the stem and leaves from the head and chop florets up into manageable chunks. Using a cheese grater, grate the cauliflower into small pieces.
You can also use a food processor for this…I don’t have one…I really need to get one. If you use a food processor, be careful, you don’t want to end up with mush. After the grating is done, cook the cauliflower in the microwave for 8 minutes.
After mixed, pat mixture out on a pizza pan covered in parchment paper. Brush a small amount of olive oil on top.
Cook for 15-18 minutes until crust has browned.
Remove immediately from oven and put sauce and toppings on pizza.I topped the crust with my go to sauce. And then with some shredded grilled chicken, banana peppers, spinach and low-fat mozzarella cheese.
Put this under the broiler until the cheese has melted and browned a little bit.
Enjoy with a good movie and a glass of red!
This was a hit. The Good Eats Guy has asked if he can go and buy more cauliflower so I will make this for dinner again tonight. I need to brainstorm some new toppings for the pizza this evening!
Just beware….this isn’t a pick up a piece of pizza and eat it with your hands kind of pizza. It’s a cut with your fork awesome kind of pizza. I was in shock the entire time that we were eating it because it was good. We both kept talking about how we couldn’t believe how well it turned out!
While enjoying our pizza we watched Moneyball.
If you haven’t seen this yet, watch it! It was a really good movie!
Today we are going to watch a little football and clean the house. I’m also going to figure out what else I can do with cauliflower…the options seem endless!
Have you made anything out of cauliflower that I should try??
Have a wonderful Sunday!