Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust | Family Favorite Recipes

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Adapted from: Ambitious Kitchen

• 1 medium head of cauliflower, broken into florets
• 1 egg
• 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
• 1 ½ tablespoons coconut flour or brown rice flour
• ½ teaspoon garlic powder
• ½ teaspoon dried oregano
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• Freshly ground black pepper

For topping:
• 1/2 cup pizza sauce
• ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• Any other toppings your heart desires

Ingredients:

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Directions:

1. Put ½ of the cauliflower florets into bowl of food processor, pulse until it resembles rice (about 30 seconds). Transfer into a large bowl and place other ½ of florets into food processor to repeat above. 2. Microwave pulsed cauliflower for 5 minutes OR add all to a pot with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil to let it cook for 5 minutes with a lid on. Alternatively, you can also steam the cauliflower. 3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper. 4. Let cauliflower cool for 15 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, transfer cauliflower to a clean dish towel or cheesecloth. Squeeze of excess moisture -- make sure to do this until virtually no water comes out and the cauliflower is dry This is very important to the success of the recipe. 5. Next transfer cauliflower pulp to a large bowl and add in egg, mozzarella, parmesan, coconut flour, garlic powder, oregano, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine and form a soft dough. 6. Place dough in the middle of the prepared pan and push out with your hands to form a 9-10-inch circle, with about ¼ inch dough thickness. 7. Bake for 20 minutes until crust is firm and slightly golden brown. Remove from oven, then top with pizza sauce and cheese (or whatever your heart desires). Bake for 5-10 more minutes until cheese is melted, then turn broiler on for 1-2 minutes to get cheese nice and golden brown and bubbly. Make sure to watch carefully! 8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting into 8 slices and serving. Serves 4, 2 slices each.

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Notes:

You can freeze this pizza too. After baking the crusts, you can wrap each in foil and freeze for later. Just simply bake the frozen pizza at 425 degrees F until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
This was my first attempt at cauliflower crust. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! I have been gluten free for about 4 years and I have had a very hard time finding a good gluten free pizza crust, this may be a new favorite for sure. I am however trying to be dairy free as well, so I am going to have to play around with the recipe a bit to get it where I want it to be. We love BBQ chicken pizza in this house, all of us but our daughter. My son, who is 5, will choose it over every pizza out there. So, for my toppings I did, BBQ sauce as my base, BBQ shredded chicken (that I cooked, shredded and tossed in BBQ sauce) gorgonzola crumbles, cilantro and red onion.

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ENJOY!

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