RDP Recipe Of The Week: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

By Stephanie

Up until last week, I had been Pinterest sober for roughly 2 months. Withdrawal was tough, but slowly I just sort of stopped wanting to make my cute, non-existent dog little jackets, and the desire to reupholster my shabby loveseat (by myself, like any good ‘Pinterester’ ….’Pinner?’) tapered off and disappeared.

In a moment of weakness, I logged back on to Pinterest but stumbled upon this recipe which sounded delicious. I typically eschew following recipes in general, but this was low-carb, cauliflower crust pizza! Lived up to the Pinterest hype and was excellent.

To make the crust, the recipe calls for:

  • Half a head of fresh cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Garlic power
  • oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese or mozzarella

I went a little overboard with the toppings but you get the idea.

Because I don’t have a adequate food processor, (my roommate let me use his magic bullet and I may or may not have burned out the motor…)  I grated the cauliflower by hand until I had roughly 2 CUPS. Pinterest told me it should have the consistency of snow, which it kind of did!

  • Put cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and heat for roughly 7 to 8 min

  • Let the cauliflower cool, and strain in a cool cloth to adsorb any moisture. DON’T TRY AND STRAIN IT RIGHT OUT OF THE MICROWAVE! I burned the tips of every one of my fingers trying to save time, be a hero and do this right away.

  • Add the egg, cheese, garlic powder and the salt and pepper! I used chili flakes in mine.
  • Mix all together. It becomes dough-like with the egg

  • Flatten on a baking tray like regular pizza dough, keeping the crust thin

(It looked like someone ransacked my kitchen when I was finished.)

  • Add pizza sauce to the top of the crust

  • Get as creative as you want with the toppings!

  • I added mushrooms, artichoke hearts, black olives, tomatos, onions, beets, black forest ham and mozzarella. Lots of that.

  • Almost done: Place in oven: 425 degrees for twenty five minutes

  • It should look something like this…

(It serves about three to four people or you can do what I did and demolish it with a very hungry friend! Leftovers?)

  • Pinterest success! Enjoy!

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