I have seen so many Pinterest recipes for cauliflower pizza crust, I just had to try and make it.
First, what does it taste like and why would you make it? It tastes a bit bread like but thicker than a flour pizza would be. Maybe even a little similar to corn bread?
Why make it? If you have a goal of reducing carbs, going gluten or grain free or just want something that sticks with you more.
I followed Mommypotamus‘ recipe. I think you can experiment with salt as well for a bit of variety. I’ve used sea salt and garlic salt. Depending on what compliments your toppings.
First rice your cauliflower, add coconut flour, salt, onion powder, eggs and cheese. I have used both mozzarella and gruyere. Mozzarella is preferred in my opinion. 🙂 Press on to parchment paper and shape into the pizza shape you desire.
Lets take a break and talk about parchment paper. I recently learned that traditional parchment paper is really hard on the environment or it contains so many harsh chemicals, you just don’t want to use it.
There are two types: bleached and unbleached. The bleached version has Dioxin that can leech out into your food. Oh and it is a carcinogen. 😦 Moving on the unbleached version, this is not the perfect alternate you would think. Many of them have a chemical called quilon made by Dupont. I am no expert, but from what I have read – you probably want to avoid this. I found this brand that is clean – to me, it is worth a few extra dollars for peace of mind that you aren’t poisoning your family!
I preheated my oven to 450 with a pizza stone on the middle oven rack. I transferred my parchment paper with crust on top of the stone and baked for 20 minutes. While it was baking I cooked some zucchini, peppers and onions on the stove top.
I buttered the edge of the crust and sprinkled a little garlic salt on it before I added the sauce, toppings and cheese.
Simply finish in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted. You probably will need a fork to eat it, but the added benefit is you are truly full after two pieces. Who can really say that after eating two slices of regular pizza?