Recipe 21: Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Sharing my favorite food with you.
This is one of the many recipes that Aaron and I want to share with you. We are overjoyed for you to come with us on our journey as we put together different concoctions and laugh together (all while hoping to not burn our apartment down). Please enjoy these recipes as much as we have. We welcome you to a small, but intentional, part of our lives.
If you would like to read the post that accompanies this recipe, check it out here.
What You’ll Need
- 1 Head of Cauliflower (should be 2–3 cups once blended)
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 Egg
- Cooking Spray
- Desired Pizza Sauce
- Desired Cheese for Topping
- Desired Toppings
How We Did It
1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and place a pizza stone in the oven while it is preheating (a baking sheet will suffice also if you do not have a pizza stone).
2. Place a large piece of parchment paper on a cutting board and spray the paper with cooking oil (you know me, guys — coconut oil works wonders).
3. Wash and dry the cauliflower head completely and cut the florets off of the stem.
4. Blend the cauliflower in a food processor or blender until it become a snowy consistency (should yield about 2–3 cups of cauliflower once blended).
5. Place blended cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and cover it. Microwave for 4 minutes.
6. Dump blended cauliflower onto a clean dish towel and allow it to cool.
7. When the cauliflower is cool enough to handle (about 5 minutes), wrap it safely (so none spills out) and SQUEEZE all of the moisture out as humanly possible. *Come on, I believe in you!!!*
8. Once most of the excess water is squeezed out, dump the cauliflower into a bowl.
In the same bowl, add 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, a dash of red pepper flakes (if you so desire, and 1 Egg.
10. Mix, mix, mix!
*NOTE: Also, if you need extra help because your counters are so high, there is no shame in using your step ladder. (See the picture in Aaron’s story for that bit of entertainment.)
11. Once completely mixed, form the dough into the crust on the parchment paper. Pat down thoroughly into the shape you desire.
12. Using the cutting board, slide the crust and parchment paper onto the pizza stone in the oven.
13. Bake for 8–11 minutes, or until the crust begins to turn golden brown.
14. Remove from the oven (with the stone works best) and add the toppings that you want on your pizza.
15. Slide the pizza back into the oven and cook for another 5–7 minutes (or until your cheese or toppings are to your liking.
Cut and enjoy!
A Final Note
Aaron and I had so much fun cooking this recipe together. We loved putting our own spin on it but we do need to give credit where it is due. Find the original recipe here: