CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST BITES

Odds are you've heard of cauliflower pizza by now and you might have thought, if you're going to eat pizza might as well eat the delicious full fat kind. Well let me tell you you can barely tell the difference between cauliflower crust pizza and real pizza. Not only that, but this is genius for toddlers who won't eat veggies! You can make it in small bites like this recipe or one big pizza to cut into traditional pizza slices. Come on, give it a try!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small fresh cauliflower head 
  • 1 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pizza toppings 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Wash and dry the cauliflower head. Cut florets off leaving the stem out. Put the cauliflower florets into a food professor and pulse until you get snow like cauliflower. You can also grate the cauliflower by hand using a cheese grater on the smallest side. A small cauliflower head should give you 2-3 cups.
  2. Dry out the cauliflower using a large skillet at medium heat without adding any oil or water. Do this for about 10 minutes occasionally moving the cauliflower, the drier the better (most important step). It is crucial that you do not use high temperature so that the cauliflower doesn't burn. 
  3. Allow cauliflower to cool a bit on the side.
  4. Using a large bowl, add egg and beat. Add in the parmesan cheese and cauliflower. Mix well. 
  5. Lay parchment paper on a cooking sheet. Make small balls with the mixture and put them on the cooking sheet. 
  6. Using your fingers or the bottom of a cup, spread out the cauliflower balls making small circles about 1/4 inch thick keeping the size of the crust uniform.
  7. Place pizza crusts into a preheated oven of 400° fahrenheit for about 10-15 minutes or until pizza crusts have colored and firmed. 
  8. Remove pizza crust from the oven and add pizza sauce, cheese and desired toppings. 
  9. Return pizza to the oven and let cook for about 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and slightly browned. Crust will be darker too. 
  10. Let cool and enjoy.

Yes, it is not actual pizza but its pretty darn close and my pinky ever is obsessed with these. I know it takes a few steps but the taste is so good that its worth the extra effort and time. I have used a verity of different pizza sauces and have even made my own and to tell you the truth, they all taste delicious! Please share your food creations with the using #mothercouldrecipes :)

With Love,
Myriam

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