Food and the City: Cauliflower Crust

March 07, 2013

Cauliflower Crust

Pinterest seriously owns my life. Like seeeeeriously owns my life. Checking my news feed has really become apart of my everyday routine. Kind of like slipping some baileys into my morning coffee. Just kidding. A little. Not at all.

Because of this newfound addiction to Pinterest, cauliflower crust photos have been assaulting my face everywhere I turn because its thee latest thing in food and how can we make our fattening foods less fattening and then eat obnoxious amounts of it and sort of defeat the purpose of eating said fattening food in the first place because helllllo. Isn't it funny how that works? Because ever since I made this for the first time the other day, I've made it 3 more times after that. I am so repetitive it's kind of sickening.

And since you know me, you know that I was terrified to make this. Anything that tries to take away the foundation of my precious pizza is no friend of mine. However, come to find out, cauliflower crust is actually freaking amazing. I'm actually bummed that I waited so long to try it out. It's like I'm a new person. A new woman. A whole new identity.

Well, probably not that extreme - but! I could definitely consider switching over from regular pizza dough to this nice, fluffy crust. Its, like, only a few more calories then air so I guess that's good, right?

AND OH! Since Mr. D has to always poke his nose into the kitchen while I'm cooking, he grabbed one of these crusts while it was cooling and totally wrapped a cold chicken cutlet up in it and ate it like a taco. So.. thats an idea, too.. if you know.. you don't want to use it for pizza.. I guess.

Cauliflower Crust

1/2 Large head of Cauliflower 
1 Egg
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 T Garlic Powder
1/4 T Dried Basil
1/4 T Dried Oregano
1/4 T Pepper

Preheat your oven to 450.

Cut up your 1/2 head of cauliflower, discarding the steam, and place the pieces in your food processor. Pulse until cauliflower is fully grated and feels fluffy and snow-like. In a bowl, combined your cauliflower, egg, mozzarella cheese, and seasonings. Mix together with a rubber spatula to fully combined.

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread out cauliflower mixture in a circle. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown without burning. 

Use for pizzas, wraps, breadsticks, or anything you please! Good to wrap up and store in the fridge for up to a week!