Make the best cauliflower crust pizza recipe that won't fall apart and top it with your favorite pizza toppings. In this cauliflower pizza crust recipe, we're making one of our favorite pizzas, a pineapple and wasabi horseradish pizza. It sounds a little crazy, but it's a fantastic combo.
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What You Need To Make a Cauliflower Crust Pizza:
2 cups of grated CAULIFLOWER
1 cup of freshly grated PARMESAN CHEESE (or asiago or romano)
1 EGG beaten
PARCHMENT PAPER to line your baking sheet
and whatever PIZZA SAUCE and
PIZZA TOPPINGS you desire
For a Wasabi-Pineapple Pizza Pie top crust with
8oz can CHUNK PINEAPPLE
2-3 Tbsp WASABI HORSERADISH
grated MOZZARELLA CHEESE
How to Cook the A Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe:
Grate fresh cauliflower florets into granules resembling "poprocks"
Heat the grated cauliflower in a skillet–don't add oil or water–use medium heat, not too hot. Stir until the cauliflower has dried out somewhat, it won't dry completely, but the dryer the better.
Heat for about 10 minutes, just enough to evaporate the moisture, not enough to color or cook down.
Remove skillet from burner and set aside to allow cauliflower to slightly cool.
In a bowl, beat 1 egg.
Add grated Parmesan cheese to the egg. You can substitute, asiago or romano cheeses, just be sure you use a hard cheese for best results.
Add the cauliflower to the bowl and mix well with the egg and cheese and form into a ball.
Spread parchment paper onto a baking sheet. DEFINITELY USE PARCHMENT PAPER, otherwise your crust may tear when you try to pick it up.
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.
Do not make the edges of the crust too thin; keep the size of the crust uniform for even cooking. The cauliflower will darken quite rapidly around the edges if too thin.
Place crust into an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook approx. 15-20 minutes until the crust has colored and firmed up.
Remove cauliflower pizza crust from the oven and top with your favorite pizza sauce. Use a marinara sauce, pesto, white sauce, or whatever. Top with your favorite pizza toppings.
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.
Remove the pizza from the oven and set on a cooling rack –or don't– this step isn't make or break.
And that's it.
eat and enjoy.
How to Make an easy Homemade Pizza Sauce
The key to a good pizza is a good sauce, and it's easy to make a simple pizza sauce at home that will suit your tastes exactly.
1 can of TOMATO SAUCE
some DRIED THYME
some DRIED OREGANO
some DRIED BASIL
some GARLIC POWDER
or fresh chopped GARLIC
SALT and PEPPER
and for a little kick, add a little fresh or dried HOT PEPPER
Add the seasonings to taste. The key to a great homemade pizza sauce is making it at least a day in advance. Keep a jar of sauce in your fridge. You can use it on pizzas, but also on
sandwiches, as a dip, or part of a marinara sauce for any Italian inspired dish.