Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I'm SO totally into  Pinterest all of the sudden.  It's like reading a magazine, loving an idea, virtually cutting on the picture, and pinning on a virtual bulletin board. The link is there for when you go back to it.

It's awesomeness.

It's addicting. But really, I can do it for 5 minutes, taking a coffee break, and get SO inspired!

This recipe is from Pinterest Inspiration. (Follow TheNewLunchLady boards to see what inspires me. Leave me a comment if you want an invite to Pinterest.)

Here is the link: Click Here.  Now, the directions are great so I'm obviously not going to re-invent the wheel.

The beauty of is is that it's Gluten-Free, Yeast-Free, Sugar-Free, and if you are eating it in a Carb-Free meal, then it's guilt-free!

I made one for my boys with mozzarella, a little bit of sauteed mushroom and onions, and a few slices of roma tomatoes (I didn't have any marinara sauce.)

I made one for me and hubby with Manchego & Pecorino Romano Cheeses (Sheep Milk cheeses), lots of sauteed mushrooms and onions, and roma tomatoes, and some fresh basil.

Groan. Moan.  It truly is one of the BEST things I have made in a long time.  It's not terribly difficult, it takes a little while (45 minutes total time) but it's SO incredibly worth it.

My middle two sons came back for seconds.
Totally worth it.

Taken from because she does it SO well! I adjusted it to my version just a tiny bit. (visit her site for lots of beautiful yummy ideas.)

1/2 LARGE head cauliflower (or 1 1/2 cups shredded cauliflower)
1 large egg
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese or any combination of other cheeses
1 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Whatever your heart desires.

1. Process cauliflower in food processor till crumbly. Place 1 1/2 cups of the cauliflower crumbles in a large bowl and microwave them (dry) for 8 minutes. Give the cauliflower a chance to cool. (Important or you'll cook the egg!)
2. Prepare the crust: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet or pizza pan with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups cauliflower crumbles with the remaining crust ingredients. Pat the "crust" into a 9 to 12-inch round on the prepared pan.  Bake for 15 minutes (or until golden). Remove the crust from the oven and turn the heat up to broil.
3. Prepare the pizza: Spread the sauce on top of the baked crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on top. Broil the pizza 3 to 4 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into 6 slices and serve immediately.
The Lunch Lady

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