Oh boy, I finally found the perfect cauliflower pizza crust recipe and it is delicious! This has been hit or miss for me over the years but I found the one I now want to write down and keep returning to. I have never been a pizza fanatic since I am lactose intolerant and gluten free, so I’m pretty open to different takes on pizza, but my hubby IS a pizza fanatic and he really enjoys this. Ok, ok, he still needs his fix of the real deal but when we are eating healthy during the week he’s all for it. If you have been prescribed a gluten free diet (by me perhaps or someone else), eating a low carb, paleo or keto diet, or just want a lighter option that is healthy for you this is a great option! Heads up however that this recipe takes some time to make. So it isn’t going to be your quick 30 minute dinner option for a weeknight. OR you can prep the crust beforehand on the weekend, freeze it and voila - a 10 minute meal! Another note, make sure to double (or triple) the recipe if you have big eaters in your house or want leftovers. This amount only made 2 pieces each for us. It is filling enough with all the toppings I put on but worth making extra with all the time involved.
Feel free to mix up the toppings to your liking as well, omit cheese or not (I have to of course - so its more a flat bread with veggies and chicken for me). So here it is!
Ingredients: (Serves 2 not so starving people)
3 cups cauliflower florets
1/2 cup cornmeal (or just under if using goat cheese)
2 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp (up to 1/4 cup) soft goat cheese - can omit if needed
2 tsp italian seasoning
Sea salt, pinch
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 cup bbq sauce
Red onion, thinly sliced
1-2 mushrooms, sliced
Mozza cheese - optional
Steam cauliflower until tender with a fork. Let cool. (I did this earlier in the day) Add to food processor and process until rice-like (or even smoother). Using a nut mylk bag, cheese cloth or tea towel, squeeze out all liquid from the cauliflower, or at least as much as you can. This step is important. Add the cauliflower to a medium bowl with eggs, seasoning, cornmeal, salt, goat cheese, olive oil and mix well.
Spread “dough” on parchment paper lined baking sheet, using a spatula, into a circle or rectangle 1/2 inch thick. Bake at 425F for 25 minutes until golden. Flip over using the parchment paper and bake another 5-10 minutes to brown on other side, without parchment.
Remove and add thin layer of pizza sauce, mozza, red onion, mushrooms and bbq chicken (or toppings of your choice of course). Broil for a few minutes or bake for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
In health & happiness,