No sooner than my wife uttered the words Cauliflower Pizza I was screaming “NO!!”. I’ll admit, I was quite the the food snob about this and fought her all the way but boy was I wrong! This is a delicious low-carb, gluten-free pizza that will go toe to toe with any regular pizza! Yes the cauliflower will smell in the process of making this pizza but I assure the end result will not have that strong sulfur smell or flavor that cauliflower is notorious for. Regardless of what diet you may be on, this recipe is a must try!
2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated (about 1/2 a large head)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Two fresh mozzarella balls sliced
2 1/2 tablespoons grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
2 cloves garlic, sliced or 4-5 roasted garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
(We topped ours with vegetarian Italian sausage from Trader Joe’s and it contains gluten)
Fresh basil leaves,
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 425ºF.
Grate the cauliflower using a food processor on pulse until you have 2 1/2 cups of cauliflower crumbles. Place in a large bowl and microwave for seven to eight minutes, or until soft. Remove from the microwave and let cool.
Mix in the egg, one cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden.
Top the pizza with the sauce, two balls of fresh, sliced mozzarella, grape tomatoes, garlic, red pepper flakes and any of your favorite toppings. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, another 10 minutes. Top with basil before serving.