|Cauliflower Crust Pizza Fresh out of the oven!|
Lisa has a great recipe for Cauli-Rice that I used as a guideline for making my own from frozen cauliflower bags.
|2 - 16 oz bags of frozen cauliflower out to thaw|
About 5-6 hours later I got to it! Preheated the oven to 350 degrees and the cauliflower was mostly thawed, I snipped open the bags and poured the contents into a microwave safe glass bowl. Thought I might mash them... did that for a little while and decided I'd chop them instead... this didn't last long before I got out the blender.. I was making some head way but my ears are sensitive and about 5 - 7 minutes later I transferred the mess back to the cutting board.
|There are many ways to make Cauliflower Paste - no? ☺ However it works best for you to do it - do it!|
In the end I used the CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP CHOP method!
Then transfer the mess onto a flour sack towel.
|Use your hands and wrap the cauliflower like it's a burrito! ☺|
Put it all back in the bowl.
Fluff the mix until it resembles rice and then put it in the microwave with a napkin over it for 5 minutes.
**Please use hot pads to pull the bowl out of the microwave & set on a hot pad as it will be very hot!**
At this point add one egg, 3/4 cup of feta cheese, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp pepper, and a pinch of salt. Stir well.
Next line the pan you will be using with parchment paper. Put the mixture of cauliflower dough on the pan and spread it out. I made mine into a circle but a rectangle will taste just as good! ☺
You can have your dough as thick or thin as you want just be sure the thickness is uniform throughout for even cooking!
Pop the crust in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
I put 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese on top, drizzled olive oil on top and added more pepper with our pepper shaker.
Then I added a layer of pepperoni! Nummy, nummy, nummy! ☺
Popped the pizza with toppings back in the oven for about 8 minutes for the toppings to melt. It came out really well! The whole family seemed to enjoy it! I love this variation because it cuts out flour and sugar. Both of which I've been pulling out of my families diet when I can. You could call us moderately Paleo. I (clearly) haven't given up dairy... ;)
So in review:
Low Carb Pizza
• 2 16 oz bags of frozen cauliflower
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp oregano
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 3/4 cup feta cheese
• 1/4 tsp pepper
• pinch of salt
• 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
• Olive oil to drizzle
• Pepperoni slices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1) Chop, puree, or blend 2 - 16 oz bags of thawed frozen cauliflower into cauliflower mash (or rice :))
2) Wring the water out of the mixture.
3) Put in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
5) Put parchment paper on pizza pan.
6) Place Cauliflower crust mix on parchment paper and form crust. Evenly spread mixture.
7) Bake in oven 35 - 40 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
8) Add cheese, olive oil and pepper (whatever other toppings you want☺)
9) Put pizza back in oven for about 8 - 10 minutes to allow for the toppings to melt.
10) Cut pizza, serve warm and enjoy! ☺
Of course should you try this recipe for yourself I'd love to hear how it turned out! :) Happy adventures in the kitchen everyone! ☺Be safe out there! ♥ Dawn