AuthorRita's KitchenCategoryCuisine, Cooking Method, DifficultyIntermediate
cauliflower crust pizza with tomatoes and basil
Yields123 Servings
Prep Time20 hrs
 CRUST--One small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yields about 3 cups once processed)
 ½ cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr mozzarella cheese shredded
 1 large egg, lightly beaten
 ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
 ½ teaspoon oregano
 pinch of ground black pepper
 
 TOPPING--2 ladlefuls tomato sauce
 ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
 ½ teaspoon oregano
 
1

Preheat oven to 450°F and place a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease liberally with olive oil.

2

In a food processor rice the cauliflower. Transfer to a microwave dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes, until cooked.

3

Place the cauliflower rice in a tea towel and twist it to squeeze out as much moisture as you can (I squeezed out more than 1 cup of liquid). This is very important. The cauliflower rice needs to be dry. Otherwise you’ll end up with a mushy dough, not a crusty one.

4

Transfer the cauliflower flour to a mixing bowl and add egg, mozzarella, oregano, sea salt and pepper.

5

Using your hands, press the mixture onto the baking sheet and shape into a thin pizza “disc”.

6

Bake for 15 minutes, until golden.

7

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

8

Spread tomato sauce evenly on the dough; top with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with oregano.

9

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

10

Serve hot.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

We have tried several THM pizza crust recipes. This is the one that my husband likes best (when we are talking about healthier pizza).

Ingredients

 CRUST--One small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yields about 3 cups once processed)
 ½ cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr mozzarella cheese shredded
 1 large egg, lightly beaten
 ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
 ½ teaspoon oregano
 pinch of ground black pepper
 
 TOPPING--2 ladlefuls tomato sauce
 ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
 ½ teaspoon oregano
 

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 450°F and place a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease liberally with olive oil.

2

In a food processor rice the cauliflower. Transfer to a microwave dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes, until cooked.

3

Place the cauliflower rice in a tea towel and twist it to squeeze out as much moisture as you can (I squeezed out more than 1 cup of liquid). This is very important. The cauliflower rice needs to be dry. Otherwise you’ll end up with a mushy dough, not a crusty one.

4

Transfer the cauliflower flour to a mixing bowl and add egg, mozzarella, oregano, sea salt and pepper.

5

Using your hands, press the mixture onto the baking sheet and shape into a thin pizza “disc”.

6

Bake for 15 minutes, until golden.

7

Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

8

Spread tomato sauce evenly on the dough; top with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with oregano.

9

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

10

Serve hot.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust – THM