Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I come from a meat and potatoes family. My parents aren’t into eating to all this new-age, healthy, clean eating stuff that I’ve come to love. Not one, but both of my parents absolutely loved this pizza! They didn’t believe me when I told them what the base was made out of, I had to take out pictures to prove it. I got extra creative in the kitchen today, attempting to make my own marinara sauce from scratch for the first time. If you’re in a hurry, just use canned tomato sauce. Other suggestions for the base would be hummus or pesto. It’s a pizza – have fun with it, experiment with different toppings and enjoy 🙂

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Serves: 1-2 (roughly 9 inch pizza)           Prep Time: 1 hour          Ready In: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, grated
  • water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 tsp oregon
  • 1/4 tsp basil

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 over ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 bay leafs

Pizza

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • sprinkle of sugar
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/4 cup grated
  • 1/8 cup feta cheese, crumbed

Directions:

Crust:

  1. Grate cauliflower and place in a small sauce pan with just enough water to cover the cauliflower
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover and let sit for 5 minutes
  3. Strain cauliflower and transfer to a freezer friendly bowl
  4. Place in freezer for 10 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  7. Remove cauliflower from freezer and place on paper towel. Pat until dry
  8. Place cauliflower back in bowl, add egg/cheese/spice mixture and stir by hand until well combined
  9. Transfer to baking sheet and pat to 1/4 inch thickness
  10. Bake for 30 minutes on the bottom rack
  11. Turn the crust over and bake for an additional 10 minutes

Marinara Sauce:

  1. While the crust is baking, prep the marinara sauce
  2. Heat oil in a cast iron fry pan
  3. Saute garlic and onion for a few minutes
  4. Next, add chopped tomatoes and spices
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes

Pizza Assembly:

  1. Once the marinara sauce is simmering, heat oil in a small fry pan
  2. Saute onions, sprinkling with a dash of sugar
  3. Remove from pan and grill the zucchini next, for 2-3 minutes on each side
  4. Spread marinara sauce over crust, top with zucchini, onions and grated carrot
  5. Add crumbled feta and bake for 5-10 minutes

 

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About Carol Marie

Student of Life. Elementary Teacher. Food lover. Avid Outdoors Woman. Proud Newfie. Animal Lover. Yogi. Musician. View all posts by Carol Marie

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