Guilt Free Pizza by Mom De Cuisine
Let me set the scene:
The wind is blowing hard, sand has created near white out conditions (er..I should say “brown out”) and it’s official, we are in the middle of a real desert sandstorm.
Luckily we were hunkered down in the house with plenty of movies, books, and toys to keep us entertained. As lunch time approached, I asked the kids what they wanted to eat and “M” emphatically stated that she wanted pizza. I couldn’t bear to have the pizza guy zoom over on his moped in the middle of this crazy weather to deliver one, so I thought it would be fun to make our own. I went to the kitchen to gather ingredients to make a GF, guilty free dough that I had seen on Pinterest a while ago.
What is it that makes this dough GF and guilt free, you ask. Cauliflower! While the crust wasn’t quite the same as a good, bready, carb-y, buttery crust; it was still pretty tasty. The cauliflower taste does come through slightly, but it made for a filling lunch and who can be upset about getting in a few more servings of veggies into your kids-especially in the middle of a sandstorm!
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Guilt Free Pizza Recipe
Adapted from Eat. Drink. Smile’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 1 ¼ cup grated cauliflower
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Desired GF toppings (pizza sauce, additional low fat cheese, etc…)
- To make the grated cauliflower, remove fluorites from the stalk and carefully grate them in on a cheese grater. Place grated cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender. Set aside and allow it to cool slightly.
- Preheat the oven to 450degrees.
- Whisk egg in a bowl. Add cheese and salt. Then add cooked cauliflower and combine.
- Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet or pizza stone. Pour mixture on and shape into a 9 inch circle with your fingers. Cook 10-15 minutes, or until the crust starts to brown and puffs a little.
- Remove from the oven, add desired toppings and return to the oven to allow cheese and toppings to brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oven and rest for 2-3 minutes. Slice and serve immediately.
*Next time I would probably just do egg whites because I thought the crust was a little “eggy” as it cooled.