I have tried a couple of cauliflower crusts and was not satisfied with the outcome. This one you can actually eat like a pizza. The flavor is delicious. Now you can have your pizza and eat it too. Pizza is back in the house!
- 1 cauliflower head, pulsed into crumbles
- Cooking Spray, non-propellant
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 c basil, thinly sliced, divided
- Pinch ground black pepper
- Pinch sea salt
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 oz parmesan, grated
- Favorite toppings: additional cheese, veggies, proteins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place cauliflower crumbles on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spray cauliflower with cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring midway through the time. Remove cauliflower from oven and cool. ( I divided up the cauliflower crumbles between two sheet pans.)
Increase oven temp to 450 degrees.
Blot cauliflower with paper towels. Transfer to cheese cloth or a nut milk bag. Squeeze until very dry. This is very important. You do not want a soggy crust. Combine cauliflower, 1 t of oil, basil, pepper, salt, garlic, 2 oz of mozzarella, egg whites, and parmesan in a bowl. On a parchment lined baking sheet press cauliflower mixture into 2 8-inch circles. Coat crusts with cooking spray.
Bake crusts at 450 degrees for 22 minutes or until browned. If you are using two sheet pans switch the pans midway through so that the crusts baking evenly. Remove from oven; top crusts evenly with desired toppings. Bake an additional 7 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with a side salad and you have a flavorful and nutritious meal. Serve, Eat. Enjoy.