Rejoice! Tuesday, February 9 is National Pizza Day (AND Fat Tuesday). While nothing gives me great pleasure like a celebration, if you’re anything like me, I like to eat clean during the week and save my pizza parties for the weekends. This cauliflower pizza crust recipe, however, is totally Tuesday appropriate.
- Cauliflower: one head, stalk removed, or two pounds of florets.
- Cheese: 1 cup of grated Parmesan. (You can also use any shredded cheese of your choice, like mozzarella, to sprinkle on top for later.)
- Eggs: 1 large egg
- Pizza sauce: 1 cup
- Seasonings: Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
- Toppings (optional): Garlic cloves, shredded mozzarella, oregano leaves, basil leaves, etc.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or get our your pizza stone if you have one.
1.) Break the cauliflower into florets if they aren’t already in pieces, and pulse in a food processor until fine.
- TIP: If you don’t have a food processor or just don’t feel like hauling it out, you can use a blender. Just place the cauliflower in the blender and fill it up with water. After about three pulses your cauliflower will be perfectly fine. You may have to do this a couple times depending on how much cauliflower you have. Allow your cauliflower to drain well in a colander.
- TIP: You can also squeeze the excess water out by placing the cauliflower in a cheese cloth and squeezing over the sink. Just make sure the cauliflower has cooled down before doing so.
2.) Next, in a medium sized bowl, combine the cauliflower with 1/2 cup of parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper, eggs. Mix well.
3.) Transfer the mixture to the center of the baking sheet or the pizza crust and pat down in a circular shape, making sure the crust is flat and evened out. Bake for 20 minutes
4.) Take your pizza crust out of the oven (above) and add desired toppings (below), like the rest of the parmesan cheese, any additional cheese or vegetables, meats, etc. you might like. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. Add desired toppings and bake an additional 10 minutes.
5.) Take the pizza out of the oven (below) and let cool for five minutes before cutting into slices.