Cauliflower Pizza Crust & MIMM

Good Monday morning to ya! Hope everyone’s weekend was great and you’re ready to start the week off right.

Thanks to Katie at healthydivaeats.com for hosting another round of Marvelous in My Monday to start the week off with lots of positivity!

Positive things for me on this Monday morning are….

  • Family fun this weekend!

  • Started a new book and so far, so good. More on my new book and a book review of the book I just finished in tomorrow’s post.

  • Last, but definitely not least, Cauliflower Crust Pizza! I’ve seen many recipes for this crust around the blogosphere, but I followed Brittany’s the closest. It was very tasty and the “hungry healthy hubby” approved it too! I do want to warn you that the middle of the crust sticks, so be sure that you thoroughly spray or grease your baking sheet. Also, it’s not the sturdiest pizza crust, so don’t add too many toppings. I tried decreasing the amount of cheese used in the recipe and added another egg…..the results weren’t as good and the pizza was even less sturdy.

**Edited later- using a pizza pan with holes for a crisper crust, yielded the best results.

***Edited again- two eggs are better than one (I edited the ingredient list to include a total of two eggs.) A reader also shared a tip after making the crust. She reported that the crust worked great on a silpat mat and she made the crust into several small pizzas. After cooking the small pizzas, she used two spatulas to slide the crusts on to parchment paper to cool.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Recipe Type: pizza crust
Author: Kim@hungryhealthygirl.com, adapted from Brittany@eatingbirdfood.com
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Serves: 2
Low carb, low fat; yet delicious. Make pizza a healthfood!
Ingredients
  • ½ head cauliflower (about 2 cups riced)
  • 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional, if you like less spice reduce to 1/2 teaspoon)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Prep a baking sheet or pizza stone. I would suggest a pizza baking sheet wit holes for a crisper crust.
  3. Remove the stems and leaves from your cauliflower and chop the florets into chunks. Add to a food processor or Vitamix and pulse until the texture is similar to rice.
  4. Place cauliflower “rice” in a microwave-safe bowl and cook for about 8 minutes.
  5. In a bowl combine the cooked cauliflower with all remaining ingredients.
  6. Spread and press dough out evenly over baking sheet (or stone) – about ¼ to ⅓ of an inch thick. The pizza should be about 9-10 inches in diameter.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven.
  9. Top with pizza sauce and toppings. Be careful not to add too many heavy toppings as you don’t want to weigh down the crust.
  10. Broil the pizza for about 5 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted. Allow the pizza to cool for 2-3 minutes then cut and serve immediately.

For toppings, I added my favorite Trader Joe’s marinara, leftover roasted zucchini, butternut squash, mushrooms, and leftover chicken.

And here’s a shot of the crust before putting it into the oven. It’s not going to look like you have very much crust, until you start pressing it out. This pizza served my husband and I with a salad on the side. If you’re wanting to feed a family, I would suggest doubling the recipe. For a Paleo pizza crust, check out this one made with almond flour….it’s my favorite!

Have a great one!

Something to think about….

Have you ever tried Cauliflower Pizza Crust? How about pizza crust made from almond flour?

What is something Marvelous in your Monday?

Ever customized your own tennis shoes? It’s fun, but there’s almost too many choices.

Comments

  1. I love cauliflower pizza crust! It was one of my first blog posts! :)

  2. I want to make that one day! I have seen it everywhere and it looks easy and yum!

    LOVE your custom kicks, you picked awesome colors!! I adore them!

    Happy Monday girl! <3
    Katie Marvelous in my Monday 21My Profile

  3. I use the exact same cauliflower pizza crust. So good!! Love the customized shoes. They are amazing.

    Have a Marvelous Monday xo
    Jessie Marvelous In My MondayMy Profile

  4. Love the sneakers!!! So awesome! I love all the customized reeboks! That pizza crust sounds amazing! I really need to try out these cauliflower crusts!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness Marvelous in My MondayMy Profile

  5. How fun that you made to great recipes. Looks like a great meal. :-)

  6. Those shoes are great! I have been wanting to get some bright, neon running shoes…I think they would make me run faster? ;)

    Also, I was SO excited to see the cauliflower crust pizza recipe. I cannot wait to try it. Have a great week! :)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl The Perfect Fall Day + Roasted Pumpkin Seeds RecipeMy Profile

  7. Oh my gosh, a bunch of my friends have been doing the customized shoes, too! They look like they would make running even more fun! I’m not due for another pair of running shoes for about 200 more miles, but I’m definitely considering those for my next pair!

    • They do! I did go into a store first and try them on, just to make sure I ordered the right size and that the ones I wanted were comfortable.

  8. way cute shoes!!! I have always wanted to try a cauliflower crust :)
    Chelsea @ahintofhealthy Blackberry Breakfast Smoothie & Halloween Decorations!My Profile

  9. so that looks like some definite s’mores action going on for the weekend…what fun! :) exciting u got ur personalized shoes too!! how did they test out??

    i too have heard everywhere about this veggie-inspired crust so i’ll have to see if i can try to make it myself, thanks for sharing!
    Cait the Arty Runnerchick Running Consistency: It’s a sum of all the miles between the PR’sMy Profile

  10. Kim bivins says:

    I made the cauliflower crust recipe and found that baking it on a Silpat and making individual size pizzas made the crust easier to handle. The Silpat really minimized sticking. I used two wide spatulas to slide the crusts onto parchment to cool. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • Thanks so much for sharing. I’m actually planning on posting about the cauliflower crust this week and this will be VERY helpful to mention. I actually added an egg to the recipe the other day and I think it made for a more sturdy crust.

    • What’s the point of resting the hot pizzas on the parchment paper to cool? I don’t have parchent paper, just a silpat will I still have any sticking issues?

      • I think you’ll be good with a silpat. I would have used that, if I had one. ;)

        • Ok the truth is i’m going to buy a silpat strictly for cauliflower pizza :D, the thing is I heared on other websites that the the pizza sticks to the silpat, can anybody else vouch for this? Don’t really want to throw $20 down the drain.

  11. When i cook the cauliflower in the microwave do i add any water to the cauliflower

    • No, you don’t have to. I just made it again this weekend and I added an extra egg which worked really well. I’m going to do a post on it tomorrow with some reader tips. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

  12. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!
    trends in kitchens trends in kitchensMy Profile

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