Gluten Free Pizza with Cauliflower Crust
Love pizza but want a gluten-free option that actually taste good? Well, after scouring several recipes, I combined a few of them together and made a delicious pizza… with Cauliflower. It got approval from the 6 year old!
- Organic Cauliflower – about 1 large head (2 small heads)
- 1 Organic Egg- slightly beaten
- 3/4 cup Organic Mozzarella Cheese- shredded (Organic Valley)
- 2 tablespoons of Organic Parmesan Cheese- shredded (Organic Valley)
- 1 Teaspoon Pizza Seasoning or 1 teaspoon organic Oregano
- pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt
- Pizza Sauce (I love Eden’s Organic Pizza Sauce) http://www.vitacost.com/eden-foods-pizza-pasta-sauce-old-italian-14-oz-each-pack-of-2
- Mozzarella Cheese (1/4 cup)
- Any toppings: I used Applegate’s pepperoni & organic red pepper slices
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper (http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Care-Certified-Parchment/dp/B001T6JTMY).
I don’t have a food-processor, but probably need to suck it up and buy one. For this recipe, I used my vitamix to pulse up the cauliflower.
- Pulse the Cauliflower in food processor, until it is rice-like
- Fill large pot with about an inch of water- bring to a boil
- add cauliflower rice to pot, cover and cook for about 5 mins
- drain with fine mesh strainer or just use pot lid, but don’t spill the cauliflower goodness
- then using either a thin dishcloth or cheese cloth (nut bags work best), spoon the cooked cauliflower rice into cloth and *squeeze water out (it will be hot so you may want to let it cool a bit first)
- In large bowl mix: cauliflower rice, egg, 3/4 cup mozzeralla cheese, spices and salt, The consistency isn’t going to be like typical pizza dough, but it will work!
- Pour mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet and shape into a round pizza shape.
- Bake crust in oven for about 15-20 mins
- Remove, add sauce, cheese and toppings and then bake for another 15 mins or so.
**The reason it is recommended to squeeze the water out of the cauliflower is to make a crisper crust.
Enjoy! What a healthier version of pizza. I ate 3 pieces!
A few notes:
The first time I made this, I topped the crust with too much cheese, so I have since reduced the amount I use.
If you are trying to limit dairy, you could either skip using cheese as a topping, or just add a small handful on top of the sauce.
I also saw I recipe that used 1/3 cup Goat cheese in the crust, instead of Mozzarella and topped it with goat mozzarella. I didn’t have any Goat Cheese, but may try that version next time.
You could also make 2 crusts and save one for later.