If you’re like me, you can never say no to possibly the greatest food temptress: a slice (or so) of warm, cheesy pizza. Unfortunately I realize that ordering a pie in for dinner every night isn’t quite the best option for keeping a healthy diet. So, when I heard about a pizza crust made primarily out of cauliflower, I thought to myself: could it be? A pizza variation that is equally delicious as is healthy?
I didn’t wait a second to try making Cauliflower Crust Pizza. It turns out I already had most of the ingredients, so I was off cooking in no time. I was amazed by how simple the recipe was; I’ve had several failed attempts with pizza dough not rising that the cauliflower crust seemed almost fool-proof.
In less than an hour, my pizza was ready to be devoured. And devoured it was--Cauliflower Crust Pizza turned out to be everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more. Not only is this pizza low in carbs (and gluten-free!), there are roughly 50 calories worth of crust per slice. Finally, a pie I don’t have to worry about finishing! Just to make sure I wasn’t delusional, I left a few bites for my friends to try. They were just as excited as I was, admitting this healthy option was one they doubted at first but would be making very, very soon.
I decided to go light on the toppings for my first attempt as I wanted to test that I actually liked the crust rather than mask it in things I already know I love. I usually like a little protein (i.e. pepperoni) on my pizza, but this time I just sprinkled a few sauteed onions and some roasted tomatoes and garlic atop light layers of tomato sauce and cheese. But this cauliflower crust is by all means customizable!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza (Gluten-Free)
For the Crust: 1 head cauliflower 1 1/2 cups low-fat shredded mozzarella 2 eggs (beaten) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon oregano My toppings: 1 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella 3/4 cup tomato sauce 1/2 red onion 2 handfuls grape tomatoes 6 cloves garlic Olive oil