cauliflower pizza crust

The Gluten Free, Grain Free Italian Way

Main Dishes

Tonight’s dinner consists of a fresh grilled salmon with a kale salad and the side of a cauliflower pizza! That’s right, cauliflower pizza! I discovered the way of having a delicious pizza without all the carbohydrates. This veggie-powered pizza is a great way to cut back on those grains and gluten. The crusty cauliflower gives the pizza a great base for slamming on any kind of toppings that you want.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated (about 1/2 a large head)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  •  Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

Instructions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Grate the cauliflower until you have two cups of cauliflower crumbles.
  3. Place in a large bowl and microwave for seven to eight minutes, or until soft. Remove from the microwave and let cool.
  4. Mix in the egg, one cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.
  5. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Top the pizza with the sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella, grape tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, another 10 minutes. Top with basil before serving.

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