The other day I spent some time in the kitchen with two heads of cauliflower.
On the menu: Cauliflower pizza crust! It’d been years since I attempted (and kind of failed) at making this and I felt inspired to give it another shot. Thanks to The Lucky Penny blog for helping me out with a foolproof recipe.
FYI: Making cauliflower “snow” in the food processor for cauliflower rice, pizza crust, “mashed potatoes,” or any of those carb/starch alternatives is a bit messy — there’s no way to keep all those little crumbs in one spot! But as long as you schedule in a few extra minutes with a rag and broom it’s not too big of a deal. I definitely wouldn’t recommend making this on a weeknight but if you’re bored and feeling cauli-creative than give it a shot on a Sunday afternoon.
Anyways, here are the basic steps to the perfect crust. First: Chop your cauliflower, keeping only the florets (the stems are great for homemade stock!)
Pules until you’ve got a fine powder. Last time I made cauliflower pizza crust I think I used a cheese grater instead of a food processor. It did okay, but the processor makes the cauliflower more powdery and is far less painful to use!
The most IMPORTANT step that I didn’t do last time is to microwave the cauliflower powder for 5 minutes, and THEN wring it out in cheesecloth. If you don’t microwave it (like I didn’t last time), you won’t extract nearly as much liquid. Which means you’ll have a watery crust.
Once the powder has cooled a bit, wring it out in a cheesecloth. This is the messy part!
I got about 1.5 cups of liquid out of two heads of cauliflower.
Up next: Add eggs, parmesan, and spices!
Stir it all up and form your crusts. Place on parchment-lined cookie sheets and bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges are browned.
Add sauce and toppings of choice. We went for mozzarella, pepperoni, and sauteed bell peppers. Yum!
Green salad on the side and these colors make me excited for Christmas
I could paste the recipe for the cauliflower pizza crust here, but there’s enough duplication on the internet as it is! So instead I’ll point you in the direction of the Lucky Penny recipe in case you want to make this yourself. Happy pizza eating!
- Favorite cauliflower substitute dish? (We do cauliflower rice sometimes, it’s quite tasty)
- Favorite pizza topping? (Mushrooms and pepperoni for me!)
- Is it too soon for Christmas music?! (I’ve been playing it since Halloween…)