Monday, June 15, 2015

Supreme Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

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I was so excited when I got Kirstin's blog, Loving Life, for SRC this month! I came across her recipe for a Cauliflower Crust and I just couldn't wait to make it. I had seen cauliflower crusts floating around Pinterest for some time now, and this was the perfect excuse to finally give it a try!
We loved this healthy version of a pizza! We still satisfied our pizza craving with the cheese, sauce and toppings, but cut back a ton of calories and carbs by using cauliflower as the "dough" instead of it being bread-based. The crust had a little bit of a different texture than a regular crust, but not by much! Chris took a bite and knew there was something different about it, but couldn't put his finger on what it was. He ate three slices! This is a great dinner for when you want to eat unhealthy, but you know you shouldn't. Enjoy!

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For the crust:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
For the topping:
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/4 green pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Using a food processor, pulse the cauliflower until "riced" or broken up into small, rice-sized pieces.

Place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes (no liquid needed).

Allow cauliflower to cool slightly and then place in a clean dish towel. Ring out excess liquid. Place back in bowl and fluff with a fork.

Add in egg, 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Mix well.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Dump mixture on to pan and pat with your hands. Crust should be about 1/3" thick.

Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned. 

Remove from heat spread with pizza sauce. Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese. Top with pepperoni, olives and green peppers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place back in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Source: Adapted from Loving Life


  1. I love cauliflower! I just made cauliflower "rice" but have never made cauliflower crust before! I'll have to give this recipe a try :)

  2. So glad you liked it. I need to do it again.

  3. So cool! I had never heard of adding cauliflower to a pizza crust.

  4. Love the unique crust! Great choice for SRC – glad to be part of group C with you!

  5. Your pizza looks like it turned out perfectly! I have recently become a huge fan of veggie crust pizzas, I can't wait to try this!


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