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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This easy-to-make cauliflower crust pizza holds together with parmesan cheese and is topped with fresh sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil.

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How to Make Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This easy-to-make cauliflower crust pizza holds together with parmesan cheese and is topped with fresh sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil. 

  • Author: Amanda MacArthur
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x
  • Category: Entrées

Ingredients

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  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded low-moisture mozzarella (or 2 cups cheddar if you don’t have it)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 heaping tbsp garlic confit or 4 fresh cloves peeled & grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/41/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • Salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
  • Cheesecloth or tea towel
  • 2 pieces of parchment paper

Instructions

  1. Note: For this recipe you’ll need cheesecloth or a tea towel. You’ll also need two pan-sized pieces of parchment paper. 
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Wash, core, and roughly chop cauliflower, then add to your food processor. Pulse until cauliflower looks about the size of grains of rice.
  4. Add to a bowl and microwave for five minutes, covered with a paper towel, then let cauliflower cool in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Bundle cauliflower up into four layers of cheesecloth, then twist the top, so it looks like a ball, and squeeze until you’ve removed all the moisture (a cup or more!)
  6. Add back to your cauliflower dish, and add half your cheddar cheese and half your mozzarella, Italian seasoning, garlic confit or grated garlic, egg, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Press your mixture down onto the parchment paper in your baking sheet to create a crust that is about ⅛-¼” thick, and use a knife to shape your pizza. You can also use cookie cutters to make small round pizzas for kids.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes (the top should be golden brown), then remove, and carefully flip onto your second piece of parchment paper, and cook an additional 5-10 minutes or until the other side is golden also.
  9. Remove from the oven, spread out your desired amount of sauce, top with remaining cheese, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and italian seasoning if desired, and put back in the oven just long enough for the cheese to melt (about 5 minutes).
  10. Slice, garnish with fresh basil, and enjoy!
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