Friday, February 7, 2014

Cauliflower Crust Pizza




Ingredients:

1 cup cooked, grated cauliflower
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/4 tsp garlic salt
Olive oil (optional)
Pizza sauce
Fat Free shredded Mozzarella cheese
Other additional toppings of your choice
Directions:
*Take 1 large head of cauliflower, remove the stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Either add to a food processor and pulse just until it looks like powdery 'snow' (about 30 seconds). Or, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater.
Place cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl, and cover. Microwave for 4 minutes. Cool for a bit. Once cooled, wrap it in a dish towel and wring it out, or put in a strainer and squeeze water out. This makes it chewy instead of crumbly.
*To make the pizza, preheat the oven to 450. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, cheese, salt, oregano, garlic powder and egg together. Mix up - hands tend to work best. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and shape into a 9-inch circle. Pat down throughly, nice and tightly. Not too thick or too thin. Brush the crust with olive oil to help it brown in the oven.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 9-12 minutes, until the crust is browned and cooked through the middle.
Remove the crust from the oven, add your sauce and toppings. Place back in oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly. 
Allow the pizza to cool slightly before serving.