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Guest Post: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

March 2, 2011

Hey there – this is a guest post from my 18 year old, super amazing, fantabulous sister, Hannah.

I got the pleasure of trying some of the following recipe last weekend when she made it. Hope you like it – I sure did.

-liz

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Here is a recipe I found while surfing the web one day. I thought it sounded good so I decided that I should try to make it. When I sent the recipe to Liz she told me that I had to be a guest blogger on her blog. 🙂
This is a pizza that is made with a cauliflower crust, and although that sounds a little weird it was actually pretty good! It is really healthy and you can never have to many veggies, right? It has no flour in it so it is perfect for people who love pizza but are watching their carb intake or are gluten-free.
First cut up some fresh cauliflower and then steam it until is soft but not mushy. Then drain it and let it cool. During that part you can cut up veggies that you want to use for topping.Next take a cheese grater (a potato ricer works fine too) and grate until you have 1 cup of cauliflower. Then in a large bowl mix the cauliflower with 1 egg or 1/4 of a cup of egg beaters, some oregano, basil, parsley and whatever else you feel like putting in there. Mix in a 1/2 cup of whatever kind of shredded cheese you want. I used part Mozzarella and part Colby Jack because I wanted some color.Spread the mixture on a greased cookie sheet or use parchment paper. It should look like this –



Put it in a preheated 440 degree oven for about 15 minutes. I actually turned the broiler on because it wasn’t cooking the way I wanted. It should be nicely brown and the edges will be a little burnt (The edges were my favorite part)…Here is a picture of it out of the oven –



After I took it out of the oven I let it sit for a minute before putting on some pizza sauce, black olives, pineapple, tomato and spinach. Sprinkle with some cheese. You could put whatever you want on it.

Put back into the oven under the broiler, watching carefully, just until cheese is melted. Here is the final product –



Yum!

A 9-inch pizza is only about 405 calories but that all depends on what toppings you put on.

Next time I might add some broccoli to the crust.

Enjoy!

-hannah

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2011 7:43 pm

    Whoah – cool crust! I love the idea of replacing the flour with cauliflower – how’d it taste compared to traditional crust? Would I be able to fool a non-cauliflower-eater?

    And, on a side note, have you ever tried mashed cauliflower (in lieu of potatoes)?

    • March 9, 2011 10:27 pm

      It tasted more like pizza crust than I thought it would, I think it would taste even better if you could get the whole thing crispy – but it still lacked the “doughy” taste. And I didn’t think it tasted too “cauliflowery”, but I like cauliflower so it is hard to tell. So, it tasted really good, but obviously it is hard for anything to compare to pizza! 🙂

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