Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

A reheated piece of cauliflower crust pizza. 
It taste even better the second day.

I made pizza for my family on Saturday. I am on a low carb diet, so I could not eat their pizza. I thought I would try this recipe for cauliflower crust pizza. I have to say that it did satisfy my pizza craving.  However, I think you have to like cauliflower to like this recipe.

Prosciutto Pizza with Cauliflower Crust
Ingredients
      Crust
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 2 ounces shredded Asiago (1 cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning or oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, for brushing
      Topping
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella (6 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 4 slices prosciutto (1 ounce), sliced into ribbons
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
Directions

Special equipment: A pizza stone or baking sheet; a pizza peel, flat cutting board or cookie sheet; and a clean kitchen towel.

Preheat a pizza stone or clean baking sheet in an oven to 475 degrees F.

Add the cauliflower to a food processor and pulse until finely ground and the consistency of couscous; you should have about 4 cups.

Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl. Add the Asiago, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few turns of black pepper and combine until the mixture holds together when pinched. Pour onto a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as you can.

Line a pizza peel, flat cutting board or cookie sheet with parchment and brush with some oil. Spread the cauliflower mixture into a 12-inch circle. Slide the parchment onto the preheated pizza stone and bake until barely golden and darker at the edges, about 15 minutes.

Remove the crust from the oven, sprinkle with the mozzarella and spread the marinara over the top (this keeps the crust from becoming soggy and the cheese from sliding). Scatter the prosciutto across the top and sprinkle with a good pinch of crushed red pepper. Slide back onto the pizza stone and bake until bubbly with browned spots, about 4 minutes.

Sprinkle with the basil just before serving.

Watch how to make this recipe. 
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2 comments:

  1. Good evening, Hope~

    Yes, the lake is near our home, about 15 minutes away. It is a lovely place to go and just be alone with God and just enjoy nature.

    I LOVE CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA! :D
    I have been making mine like this for awhile now....it's DELICIOUS!

    Blessings, my friend~
    Laura

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    1. Hello Laura,

      Oh, I am glad you too like this crust. It is nice to have an alternative to regular pizza.

      That lake you have is lovely - so glad you have such a beautiful place so near your home.

      Thank you for stopping by.
      ♥Hope

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