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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Struggle Meals - "Cauliflower's Star Power"

20
Prep Time
(minutes)
65
Cook Time
(minutes)
2
Servings

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Pesto:
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 packet chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • FOR THE TOPPINGS:
  • 1 large Roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Bring a large stock pot with water to a boil. Add florets and cook until tender and falling apart, about 30 minutes. Drain and let cool. Working in batches, place cauliflower on a large clean dish towel. Squeeze out the excess moisture of the cauliflower. Don’t skip this step, it helps keep the crust firm.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Spray with cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl, add the cauliflower, egg and Parmesan; mix well. Press the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick circle on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the edges are crispy, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, add basil, parsley, garlic, Parmesan, chili flakes and olive oil. Whisk to form a paste.
  6. Remove pizza crust from oven. Spread with herb pesto. Top with tomatoes and cheese. Return to oven for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes. Cut into slices and enjoy.