Cauliflower Pizza {Low Carb-shhh}

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Here’s our surprise pizza with very little to no carbs because it’s not made with flour. I used the secret ingredient, cauliflower and waited until the kids were nice and hungry on Monday morning to serve this baby.

IMG_8871It started out as a head of fresh cauliflower that I processed in our handy dandy food processor and microwave for 8-10 minutes. Then I added some fresh cheese, spices and two eggs and it turns into this golden crust after 20ish minutes. I flipped it over carefully using another pan on top and more parchment paper.

Then I top it off like a regular pizza with sauce, cheese and pepperoni to keep it simple today.

IMG_8868Literally looks like a regular pizza and it had the kid’s mouth watering. Only one student didn’t care for it.

Not bad, considering it’s made of real cauliflower.

IMG_8874Now it’s time for Mrs. Brown to try this on her own family. Simply delicious…

A first time recipe for Mrs. Brown and Foods 1 class.

Now go try this recipe:

Crust:

  • 1 medium head of raw cauliflower grated in processor or box grater (food processor rocks with the grating disc).
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs or 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Place a pizza pan, place a large piece of parchment paper and spray it with nonstick cooking oil.

Wash and throughly dry cauliflower. Don’t get one the size of your head unless you are planning on making 2 pizzas. Cut off the florets, you don’t need much stem. Just stick with the florets. Pulse in your food processor for about 30 seconds, until you get powdery snow like cauliflower. See above photo. You should end up with 2 to 3 cups cauliflower “snow”. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Microwave for 8 minutes. Dump cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool for a bit before attempting the next step.

Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap it up in the dish towel and wring the heck out of it. You want to squeeze out as much water as possible. This will ensure you get a chewy pizza like crust instead of a crumbly mess.

I allowed my cauliflower to set in the microwave for thirty minutes (by mistake) and all the excess moisture was absorbed. I skipped the tea towel step 🙂

Pour cauliflower into a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients.

Mix well. Use the back of a rubber scraper to form the dough into a crust on your oiled parchment paper. Pat it down thoroughly, you want it nice and tightly formed together. Don’t make it too thick or thin either.

Using a cutting board slide the parchment paper onto your baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 8 – 11 minutes, until it starts to turn golden brown. Remove from oven. Carefully, flip over using another pan and parchment paper. Bake another five minutes. The longer it’s cooked the crispier and easier is to hold.Top with sauce and favorite pizza toppings. Cook until cheese is melted.
Recipe modified from the Lucky Penny Blog
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Have you tried cauliflower pizza?

 

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