Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cauliflower Pizza

Today's meal marks my first attempt at making pizza with a cauliflower crust. I've seen a million versions on Pinterest and I've always wanted to try it. I mean, who doesn't want a healthier pizza...especially when the average NY Style pizza slice is over 300 calories. So, I got my tools ready and got to work. Technically, I should put this in the fail column because of a very simple mistake in execution but it was so tasty, I decided to post it. It is also gluten free.

Cauliflower Pizza
1/2 of a head of cauliflower, cut into large chunks
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 egg
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup mushrooms
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 red onion

Chop cauliflower in a food processor. When finely ground, put the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl. Cook in microwave for 8 minutes. While cauliflower is cooking, chop vegetables. When cauliflower is finished, add oregano, half of your cheese and an egg. Mix until well combined. Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray* and press the cauliflower into a circle shape on your pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove crust from oven. Spread sauce over pizza. Top with cheese and vegetables. Put pizza back in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, cut into slices and serve.

* My mistake was in lining my pan with foil, wiped down with a bit of olive oil. I didn't realize I was out of cooking spray until I was well into cooking. As you can probably guess, the crust stuck to the foil and made it incredibly hard to slice. It was delicious but very messy. In the future, I will use the cooking spray and leave the foil out of the equation. 

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