Friday, April 13, 2012

Cauliflower Pizza Crust


I'm really working on cutting simple carbohydrates out of my diet, so when I saw this low-carb pizza crust recipe on Pinterest, I was intrigued!

It was delicious, easy to make, and I didn't experience any of the 'heaviness' that I usually do after eating carb-laden pizza. Daniel (an adamant cauliflower hater) couldn't even guess that the crust contained cauliflower. He guessed that it was cornbread . The interior texture of the crust is a little similar to cornbread, but the outside is nice and crunchy!

I call this a Pinterest victory!

Crust:
1/2 head cauliflower or 2c riced cauliflower
2 large egg
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese plus 1/2 parmesean cheese
1tsp Italian seasonings
Toppings:
1/2 cup shredded colby/jack cheese
3 slices Canadian bacon
1 small can of pineapple tidbits
1. 'Rice' or shred the cauliflower using a food processor. Pulse until you have tiny particles resembling rice...but don't make puree. Microwave the cauliflower without any added water for 8 minutes, and then let it cool
2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Mix the cauliflower crumbles with the egg, cheeses, and seasonings. 
3. Pat the "crust" into a thin-ish layer on a pizza pan, sprayed with non-stick spray. Spray the crust lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 15 minutes. 


4. Bake until the crust is nice and golden brown.


5.Spread the sauce on top of the baked crust, and add the desired toppings. 
6.. Broil the pizza 3 to 4 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted and bubbly. (I'd recommend pre-cooking any veggies that you want cooked through, since the broiling time isn't enough to cook them all the way)


Yum. 

13 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! Pinterest victory, indeed! I'll definitely have to try this! :)

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  2. whoa, I so need to try this!

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  3. Hey! Found you from the blog link up! So glad I did, because this meal looks AMAZING!

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