Pizza made outta what??? Yep, keep reading…

Much like the squash spaghetti I wanted to try that received a great deal of hype, this cauliflower pizza has gotten a ton of hits on Pinterest and rave reviews on all of my social media outlets.

I love trying new recipes and because curiosity wanted me to look to more healthier options for my pizza-loving family, I had to try!

I am an advocate of simplicity (hence my blog name) and this recipe was pretty simple, however, the mess drove me cray!  I can’t stand cooking in a messy kitchen and cauliflower bits got all over the place…HMPH.

Here is what you will need:

image

1/2 large head of cauliflower - um I used one (I have selective reading)

1 large egg

1 cup of finely shredded mozzarella cheese (the hubs did well)

1 teaspoon of dried oregano or italian seasonings

1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic (I love garlic - again selective reading)

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt or garlic salt

Preheat oven at 450 degrees

Tomato sauce

imageYou will need some sort of food processor or blender.  I used my blender on the grate setting.  Small batches are best.

After blending you will need to place the contents in the microwave for 8 minutes.  Be sure to allow the contents to cool before adding the minced garlic, italian seasoning, and the sea salt. I waited about 10 minutes.

image Add the egg and be sure to mix thoroughly!  

image Place the contents on a ceramic pizza tray or whatever you have.  Flatten out the contents to create the shape and thickness of pizza you want as seen below.

imageWait!  This ^^ is cauliflower?  Why, yes it is.  I am just as surprised!  Trying to represent Chicago with a thick crust.

image

Add tomato sauce, cheese (you can also use vegan cheese) I still haven’t found a vegan cheese that tastes good so I used regular mozzarella cheese, and a topping you like (I chose spinach).

image

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Make sure the pizza cools for about 10 minutes and note the the crust is pretty fragile so instead of eating it with your hands, you may need to eat with a fork.  Believe me it is worth it :-)

image

Sooo…is it kid approved?

I think we can safely say, this Mom is “bi-winning!”  Good food AND a healthy alternative to the regular greasy stuff we sometimes put in our bodies!

image

I give this pizza 5 out of 5 forks!  My daughter asked me to take the last slice and put it up for her to eat the next day but I told her it wouldn’t last.  I will definitely be trying this one again.

Bon Appetit!

Living Simplistically and Healthfully!