I've always been a little weary about cauliflower pizza crusts... I mean, how good can they really be? Well, I searched out the best recipe for these I could find, and I'm glad I did the research. These are kid-proof, incredibly delicious, and EASY! Your kids are going to love them. Best part is that they are easy single-serving portions and only 98.5 calories each!! Can't beat that!
Yields 7-8 mini pizzas
*If you decide to make one large round crust, the cooking times may change slightly, so be watching it more carefully when it's in the oven.
1/3 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup pepperoni minis (*or cut regular sized pepperonis into fourths)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
For the crust:
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 large egg
1/3 cup. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powde
1/4 tsp. onion powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tast
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tinfoil; spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. To make crust, add cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground, yielding about 2-3 cups. I did mine in my Blendtec, in two halves, and pulsed until it was finely ground up.
3. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 4 minutes, or until softened. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain cauliflower, if water is in the bottom of the bowl.
4. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Stir in egg, mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
5. Using an ice cream scoop, spread cauliflower into a flattened circle for each mini pizza and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Make them thin! Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.
6. Top each pizza with desired toppings (marinara, mozzarella, and pepperoni minis). Place back into oven and cook until cheese has melted, about 3-5 minutes.
7. Serve immediately, sprinkled with basil, if desired.
Original recipe from Damn Delicious.