Posted by Tara on Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Since one family member has gone gluten free this year, I’ve had to do some changes to my menu planning, grocery shopping, and my cooking methods. I ran across this recipe on Dr. Axe’s facebook and it originated over at www.eat-drink-smile.com. I thought I would give it a try, based on the rave reviews it received. I couldn’t get over the fact that the crust is made from cauliflower. That’s right – cauliflower. So I bought us a head of cauliflower, grated it, and whipped up this pizza in no time. I really didn’t think it would pass the taste test here but am thrilled to report that it did! And I’ve made it several more times.
The recipe makes about a 9-10″ round crust and you can top it off with your favorites so I’m not going to give directions for the sauce or toppings. But here’s how easy the crust was:
Grate one head of cauliflower and place in a microwave safe bowl (you can do this in a food processor but do not puree it). Microwave cauliflower for 6-8 minutes and do not add any water to the bowl. Measure out 1 cup of cooked cauliflower and place it in a large mixing bowl. Add a large egg, 1 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning, a small clove of minced or pressed fresh garlic, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray an iron baker or a pizza pan with cooking spray (I actually use a little bacon drippings). Pour the crust mixture onto the baker or pizza pan. Using your hands, shape the mixture into a 9-10″ round. Brush top of crust with a little olive oil if desired. This helps with the browning. Then place the crust in the preheated oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes until desired brownness is achieved. Remove crust from oven and add sauce and toppings. Place pizza under broiler and heat just until cheese is melted (3-4 minutes). Your toppings will need to be precooked since the broiling method is used here.