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Mini Cauliflower Pizza Crusts

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Mini Cauliflower Pizza Crusts

Pizza crust made from cauliflower. Low in carbs, high in tastiness.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Mini Cauliflower Pizza Crusts  

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough

In case you haven’t jumped aboard the Pinterest train yet (in which case, hello, what are you waiting for? Endless streams of crafts, recipes and pictures of cute puppies sleeping await!), cauliflower pizza crust is all the rage.


What is it, exactly, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you.

It’s awesome. It’s tasty. It’s the low-carb alternative to regular pizza crust. And these Mini Cauliflower Pizzas are the perfect way to try them.

So let’s get on it, shall we?

Head of cauliflower

First, we start with a gigantic head o’ cauliflower (duh).

Shredded cauliflower

Shred that head into crumbles and reserve about four cups. You can save the rest in the fridge or freezer for when the cauliflower pizza crust craving strikes again – and trust me, it will.

Cauliflower mixed with other ingredients

Cook the cauliflower in the microwave, then let it cool and mix it with eggs, garlic powder, Italian seasonings and shredded mozzarella cheese. If you’re not a fan of mozzarella, feel free to use a different kind of shredded cheese (Cheddar? Manchego? Swiss? Go crazy!).

Pizza crusts on baking sheet

Divide the mixture into 12 pieces, and pat each piece into a small round on a lightly greased baking sheet (or ungreased pizza stone, though I found it more difficult to get those dang pizzas off the stone after baking. They still tasted great, though).

Bake the crusts for 15 minutes or so before topping with ingredients

Bake the crusts for 15 minutes or so until they’re nice and golden brown. They might char on the edges, but that’s OK. It’s a small price to pay to get the underside of the crust perfectly baked through and golden.

Put toppings on each pizza

Heat the broiler and top each pizza with your favorite toppings. I went the classic margherita pizza route with pizza sauce, fresh basil leaves, mozzarella cheese and tomato slices, but pretty much any toppings will go well with these guys.

Broil the pizzas until the cheese is melted and the toppings are warm, about 5 minutes.

Mini Cauliflower Crust Pizzas

Let the pizzas rest a bit (they’ve been through a lot!), then serve. Sure, they don’t taste just like real pizza crust, but they don’t taste anything like cauliflower, either. You know what they taste like? AWESOME. So dig in!

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Mini Cauliflower Pizza Crusts

Ingredients

1
large head cauliflower (about 4 cups shredded)
2
large eggs
3
cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1
teaspoon dried oregano
1
teaspoon dried basil
2
teaspoons garlic powder
1
cup pizza sauce
12
fresh basil leaves
1
tomato, sliced into 12 rounds
1/4
cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Using a box grater or a food processor, shred cauliflower into crumbles. Reserve 4 cups; store the remainder in the fridge or freezer for future pizzas.
  • 2 Cook cauliflower in microwave in a large microwave-safe bowl for 8 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes.
  • 3 Add eggs, 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, oregano, basil and garlic powder and stir to combine. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • 4 Lightly grease 2 baking sheets (or pizza pans); divide mixture into 12 balls. Place balls on sheets and pat each into a thin round about 4 inches wide. Bake in oven 15 minutes until golden brown (the edges might be charred; this is OK).
  • 5 Remove sheets from oven and heat broiler. Top each mini crust with pizza sauce, basil leaves, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and tomato slices.
  • 6 Broil pizzas until cheese is melted and tomatoes are slightly roasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.
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