By now, y’all know my love for pizza…but it is not something I eat very often because it leaves me feeling bloated and lays heavy on my stomach.
However, my FAVORITE alternative is cauliflower crust, and I am so excited to finally share my recipe with you all!
I am sharing my “mini” crusts so the hubs and I can put our own toppings on each, but you could totally make one large pizza crust.
Why cauliflower crust? I have no issues with whole wheat crusts, in fact, I make scratch whole wheat crusts every other month and store in the freezer for quick meal options. However, I love cauliflower crusts because it is another way for me to get vegetables in my diet. Vegetables = fiber + vitamins + minerals + happy gut
What’s more is adding even MORE veggies to top my cauli crust for a fully satisfying meal. Here’s the #deats.
- 1 medium head of cauliflower
- 1/4 cup egg whites (or 1 whole egg)
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash and chop cauliflower into small florets. Add to food processor or high powdered blender and pulse until reaches grain-like texture. **You can skip this step by purchasing pre-riced cauliflower in the frozen section.
- Add cauliflower to a microwavable safe bowl and microwave for 4-5 minutes. Allow to cool.
- Once cooled, using a cheesecloth or dish towel, squeeze as much water out of cauliflower as possible. The more moisture taken out, the better and crispier crust you will have.
- In a medium bowl, add drained and cooled cauliflower, egg whites, cheese, and seasoning. Incorporate well.
- Form “dough” into two separate balls (or one large).
- Place cauliflower dough balls on greased parchment paper and press into pizza crust shape.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then flip sides and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Top with favorite pizza toppings OR allow to cool and freeze for a quick meal during the week.
Have you ever tried cauliflower crust? What did you think?