I’ve been trying to master the cauliflower pizza crust for quite some time now. There were so many times that I tried it, and although it tasted good it still had to be eaten with a fork. One day over the summer I was trying new recipes with my friend and we mastered the technique. Although cauilflower doesn’t appear to have a lot of water, the amount it holds is enough to make the pizza crust fail if it isn’t removed. The key is to remove the water and the easiest way I’ve found to do it is to cook it out on the skillet.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 3 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 egg
- 1 cup hard cheese, such as parmesan, asiago, or romano
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process well until they are small and uniform, but not so much that they get mushy.
- Once “riced,” place the cauliflower in a saute pan and cook over medium heat (do not add any oil or butter to the pan). The purpose is to cook out the moisture. You don’t necesarily need to hear it sizzle or need to brown the cauliflower, just stir around for about 10 minutes until the moisture is removed, then set aside and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
- While the cauliflower is cooling, in a large bowl beat the egg, then add cheese and Italian seasoning. Once cooled add the cauliflower to the egg mixture and mix until well blended.
- Place a piece of parchment paper onto a pizza round or cookie sheet, then pour the cauliflower-egg mixture onto the parchment paper. The paper is an important part of the process so don’t leave it out.
- Form the “dough” into whatever shape you desire. The dough should be about 1/4 inch thick all around but a little thicker around the edges to prevent them from cooking too fast.
- Cook the crust for 20-25 minutes until browned, then remove from the oven and add your favorite pizza ingredients and warm until cheese is melted.
This recipe has been family tested and approved and it’s easy enough that I can make an individual pizza for each one of us so we can enjoy our pizza just the way we like it.
What do you want on top of your cauliflower pizza crust?