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Healthy Cauliflower Crust Pizza


· 2 cups of grated cauliflower

· 1 cup of freshly grated parmesan or other hard cheese

· 1 egg beaten

· Seasonings if desired

· Pizza sauce (pesto, marinara, alfredo)

· Pizza toppings you desire

Supplies Needed

· Parchment paper

· Cookie sheet or pizza pan/stone

· Pizza cutter

· Spatula


1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

2. Grate parmesan cheese in a bowl

3. Cut head of cauliflower into chunks that will fit into food processor. OK to use tender parts of stems.

4. Grate in food processor using large grate holes.

5. To remove moisture from cauliflower, you can either

· heat in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes until moisture has evaporated. Stir frequently while heating.

· Place on stainless cookie sheet in 400-degree oven until moisture has evaporated.

6. Allow cauliflower to cool.

7. In a bowl, beat 1 egg, then add grated parmesan cheese and desired seasonings.

8. Add the cauliflower to the bowl and mix well with the egg and cheese and form into a ball.

9. Spread parchment paper onto a baking sheet.

10. Place the balled cauliflower and cheese onto the parchment paper and spread out into a pizza shape about ¼ inch thick. The crust will be about 10″ across. (If the crust edges are too thin, it will darken too quickly.)

11. Place crust into an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook approx. 15-20 minutes until the crust has colored and firmed up.

12. Remove cauliflower pizza crust from the oven and allow to cool to about room temperature.

13. Top with your favorite pizza sauce and toppings. The more sauce and toppings, the softer your pizza will be. If you desire a crunchier crust, limit your toppings

14. Return pizza to the oven and continue to cook at 400 F for about 10 minutes until the toppings are done, watch the edges of the cauliflower crust; the edges will darken too much if overcooked.

15. Remove the pizza from the oven and set on a cooling rack or cut and serve immediately.

Suggestions for Toppings

· Ground beef or pork

· Summer sausage

· Cooked chicken

· Mozzarella cheese

· Parmesan cheese

· Cheddar cheese

· Feta cheese

· Fresh spinach

· Fresh basil

· Sliced fresh mushrooms

· Thinly sliced Roma tomatoes (less juicy)

· Sliced onion

· Pineapple pieces

· Black olives

· Greek olives

· Pepperoncini peppers

· Bell peppers

· Jalapeno peppers

Adapted from Chef Buck – by Mary Williams

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