Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Ok, My husband and I are doing the 4-Hour Body and sometimes the meals get repetitive.

I found this awesome recipe for a Cauliflower Crusted Pizza! It just finished and I cannot wait to try it.

Here is the Recipe:

Cauliflower Crusted Pizza

2 Cup Cooked riced Cauliflower
1 Cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 Cup grated parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions after fotos!

Pizza Sauce, shredded cheese, and your choice of toppings, I used ham, pepperoni, linguica, spinach, tomatoes and onions*


To "Rice" the Cauliflower:
Take 1 large head of fresh cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Do not over-do pulse or you will puree it. (If you don't have a food processor, you can grate the whole head with a cheese grater). Place the riced cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. There is no need to add water, as the natural moisture in the cauliflower is enough to cook itself.
One large head should produce approximately 3 cups of riced cauliflower. The remainder can be used to make additional pizza crusts immediately, or can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To Make the Pizza Crust:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cup cauliflower, egg and mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Add oregano, crushed garlic and salt, stir. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a 12" round. Optional: Brush olive oil over top of mixture to help with browning.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven. To the crust, add sauce, toppings and cheese. Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes).

*Note that toppings need to be precooked since you are only broiling for a few minutes.

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