Cauliflower Pizza Crust

So, today I am going to talk about a dish I’ve made before. I posted the picture on Facebook and Twitter, and several people asked me for the recipe. I figured this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone…resurrect my blog, and share a recipe!

On a side note, I have had a crazy, stressful year or so. And this year is probably going to be equally as busy, just hopefully less stressful. More not that later, but for now, allow me to share a fun recipe!

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Colleen’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Spinach, Kale, & Ricotta Cheese

I bought some riced cauliflower from Trader Joe’s. I was thinking I could make my famous cauliflower soup, or mashed cauliflower, but then I had a craving for pizza. Fortunately, I had just the right ingredients to make this happen. I googled several recipes for cauliflower pizza crust. This is not an original Colleen recipe, but these are the basics found in just about all of them.

1 head of cauliflower, (or in my case, one bag of Trader Joe’s riced cauliflower)

1 egg

1 cup Mozzarella cheese

1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese

I cooked the cauliflower in water. Then drained and squeezed as much of the water out of it that I could. Then I mixed together all of the ingredients above. I placed some parchment on a baking sheet and spread the mixture out onto the sheet. Spread it out and pat it down so it is thin. Then I baked the crust at 425 for about 15 minutes, until it was golden brown.

I let it cool for about 10 minutes before adding toppings.

1/2 cup or so of some kind of sauce, I used Trader Joe’s garlic pasta sauce.

I also sautéed together

2-3 cups chopped spinach and kale

1/2 onion

1-2 cloves garlic

salt and pepper

I mixed in a bowl:

1 cup ricotta cheese

1 egg

Then I added the mixture and dropped spoonfuls all over the pizza. I added my cheese and a bit more of the spinach cheese mixture.

I baked the whole thing in the 425 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.

It probably could have used a bit more sauce, but I thought it was good.

The pizza is about 8 inches in diameter. For me, it was about 4 servings with a small salad on the side.

I found it to be better the next day. When it first comes out of the oven, I think it has a strong cauliflower taste. That dissipates overnight. The cauliflower taste does not bother me, but it did take me by surprise the first time I tried this recipe. It is still very delicious, just don’t expect it to taste like traditional pizza crust.

Enjoy!

 

 

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