Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Hi! My name is Tiffany Cooke and five years ago, I married a Terence Cooke who didn’t know how to cook, but lucky for him, I did! It’s really become such a personally rewarding hobby, especially since the births of our daughters, and it’s extra special since my husband embraces my passion for cooking. It has contributed greatly to our relationship, as our dynamic regarding food makes us closer and much better at communicating. Case in point, he does our weekly menu planning and grocery shopping, leaving me to execute his visions in the kitchen. It’s like a husband and wife episode of Chopped. We have so much fun with it, which led us to sharing our joy with our friends and totally random people on Instagram. Our page is @cookesinthekitchen, and we would love for you to follow along.
Recently, Neissa, asked if I could share some of my recipes with the iGnite family, which I happily agreed to. I am hoping I can inspire you to cook a fun and easy meal for your family through the recipes that I will share with you weekly, and maybe you can get your partner to join in on the fun!
This Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe has quickly become a favorite in our house. You would never even guess you are eating cauliflower!
1 head of cauliflower
1 C parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp oregano
1 crushed garlic clove
1/2 tsp of salt
Rice one head of cauliflower in food processor. Many stores have pre-riced cauliflower now (which is much easier) so use 2 cups pre-riced cauliflower, if you’re not processing your own.
Microwave riced cauliflower for 5 minutes. Let cool and transfer to thin towel or cheesecloth and press out all excess water (there will be a lot!) This process is really important, so don't skip it!
Preheat oven to 450°
Combine your pressed cauliflower with 2 eggs and 1 cup grated parmesan cheese. Add a tsp each of dried basil, oregano and any other Italian spices you have in your pantry, 1 crushed garlic clove and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well.
Place dough on parchment paper covered cookie sheet and form 9” round pizza. Be sure not to press too thin or you will notice the holes creating.
Bake at 450° for 15 mins. I like to flip the dough over and bake for 5 more mins. Be careful when flipping!
Remove from oven and add toppings of choice. Place under broiler for a few minutes until your desired melty gooiness occurs. Just be sure to watch so it doesn’t burn. Enjoy!
cabbage and leeks and let simmer for another 20 minutes. Add the parsley a few at the very end. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a spoonful of sour cream (optional) and freshly chopped dill.