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Cauliflower Pizza

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Created by Mariam E.
This is the best and easiest Cauliflower Pizza that you’ll ever make! It only takes a couple of ingredients and tastes absolutely delicious. A simple cauliflower crust topped with pizza sauce and cheese, baked to golden perfection, you’ll want to make this cauliflower pizza crust recipe again and again.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
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Ingredients

  • 1 small head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 whole egg
  • cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • ½ cup marinara or pizza sauce
  • 5-6 whole basil leaves to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until finely ground. Transfer them to a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave the processed cauliflower for 3 minutes. Allow them to cool a bit and transfer them to a kitchen towel to squeeze the water.
  • Now combine the cooked cauliflower, eggs, parmesan cheese, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, pepper, salt and Italian seasonings . Mix everything until well combined.
  • Place the mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Shape the cauliflower mixture to a circular shape pressing them evenly.
  • Bake the cauliflower crust for 15-17 minutes until it looks golden.
  • Spread the pizza sauce over the crust and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the sauce and bake again for 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Once it's slightly cool down, cut the pizza to equal slices and serve.

Notes

  • Be sure to squeeze as much water out of your cauliflower as possible. Squeeze the cauliflower two to three times if needed. The less water in your cauliflower, the more crispy the crust will be. If you don’t squeeze out enough water, the crust might turn out soggy. 
  • Make sure the oven is fully preheated before adding the crust inside. You want the crust to crisp up and the high heat will help. Putting it into an oven that isn’t ready will leave the crust underbaked.
  • Be sure to pat the crust down thinly and evenly. This will make sure the crust is evenly baked and is crispy. 
  • Try not to add too many toppings to this cauliflower pizza crust. The crust won’t be able to hold up a heaping amount of toppings as it is thin.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 1mg
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