Healthy Cauliflower Pizza Base

29 Jul

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This is my new health food obsession. I got the recipe for this off eat.drink.smile. and I couldn’t actually believe that you could make pizza that is still scrumptious without the delicious but sinful doughy crust. So of course I had to try it out just to see if it was really possible.I was really skeptical while making it until the heavenly smells of melted mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and oregano came wafting out of the oven along with the most perfect looking pizza ever.

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It was so yummy and it actually did taste like pizza although the texture wasn’t the same.It was more crumbly then normal pizza, so has to be eaten with a knife and fork although I think this is a very small compromise to make to have amazing pizza and know that you are eating healthy too. It was really easy to make compared to a dough base because there was no time consuming kneading or rising involved.

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Try to not go too crazy on the toppings, as in don’t pile them high like I did on mine, not that it isn’t delicious but the cauliflower base isn’t as strong as a dough base so it can’t support as much. I will be making this on a very regular basis now and I think everyone should really try this even if you are skeptical like I was, you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Healthy Cauliflower Pizza Base (Serves 2)

1/2 small head cauliflower

1 cup light shredded mozzarella

1 egg

1tsp dried oregano

1/2tsp dried basil

salt and pepper

sauce and toppings of choice (Make sure all your toppings are precooked as the pizza is only baked for 5-6mins)

  • Preheat the oven to 230°c/450°f and line a pie/tart tin or dish with a circle of baking parchment.
  • Cut the cauliflower into rough florets and whizz in a food processor just until it is all about the size of rice.
  • Mix 1 cup of the finely chopped cauliflower with the mozzarella, egg, oregano and basil in a medium bowl then tip out onto the prepared tin or dish. Spread out in a even layer using the back of a spoon.
  • Brush the top gently with the olive oil then bake in the oven for 15mins.
  • Layer sauce, toppings and a little extra cheese on top and put back in the oven to bake for 5-6mins until the top is golden.
  • Slice and serve hot with a crunchy salad.

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One Response to “Healthy Cauliflower Pizza Base”

  1. Joe Madigan July 29, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Katie’s Kitchen???

    Sent from my iPad

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