Monday, November 14, 2011

Cauliflower Pizza

In this primal recipe, I made pizza using a cauliflower crust.  I got the idea while reading some other paleo blogs and thought I would try my own version.  This dish does have cheese in the crust, so if you are going dairy-free it's definitely not for you.  But for those of us with a less restrictive paleo diet, this recipe is still completely grain free.  Oh, and it's delicious!  Enjoy.

Wonderful, creative pizza idea
Crust Ingredients:
2 large eggs, beaten slightly
2c cooked and mashed cauliflower (steam, boil or microwave it)
2c grated mozzarella cheese
1tbs Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp oregano

Topping Ingredients:
3/4c of your favorite pizza or marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe's Pomadoro Sauce)
1/2c sauteed mushrooms
pepperoni slices
black olives
1 tomato, sliced
1/2c fresh shaved parmesan cheese

1. Preheat your oven to 450F.  Grease a nonstick pizza pan and cover it with parchment paper (if you have a pizza crisper, use it!)  This recipe makes a 12" pizza.
2. Mix crust ingredients well.  Press evenly onto your pizza pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until light brown.
3. Top with sauce and toppings of your choice.  Return to the oven and continue to bake until the edges brown deeply and the cheese melts (about 10 minutes more).  Serve hot. 
(Note:  If you don't have a crisper, your pizza will be soft in the center so you will have to eat it with a fork and a knife.  It is still delicious, but not crispy throughout.)

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