Cauliflower Pizza

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ALL of the cheese (1 1/2 cup of mozzarella)
  • Smears of marinara or tomato sauce
  • Oregano
  • All of the pizza toppings you want (I used cherry tomatoes, vegan meat, garlic, and more cheese (obviously))

Edit: Wow… so apparently this is what happens when you aren’t paying enough attention to your blog… you mix up Cauliflower Pizza and Cauliflower Cheesy-Goodness. I am SO beyond embarrassed. So let me be the first to say… here is the ahem updated and much better suited cauliflower pizza recipe, and not the cauliflower cheese recipe originally set up. I promise this recipe was not necessarily the easiest thing and there’s a reason you don’t see me eating a piece of glorious pizza. That is because it absolutely fell apart in my hands. Eating alone though? That’s not really too much of a problem. Nevertheless- my pretip to you: please PLEASE deal with your super moist cauliflower.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F, and start prepping your cauliflower – grate or if you are lucky – use a food processor/blender to get the smallest possible pieces of cauliflower – think rice. Then cook it. If you have a microwave, I would recommend using that to cook it quickly with a little water in a covered bowl. However, the stove also works – but you will have significantly more water contained in the cauliflower.
  2. Strain them in a strainer and pat them to get rid of the excess moisture (Seriously do this – or your pizza will be like mine) – Cheese cloth OR paper towel necessary.
  3. Then throw it in a bowl, crack an egg and mix together, adding the 1 1/2 cup of cheese and oregano – and if the mixture isn’t looking too put together: never fear! Add the two tbsp. of flour and things begin to look a little better…. I promise – it will look okay in the end. Don’t forget to season and taste (salt and pepper might do some wonders here)
  4. Prep a baking sheet with some parchment paper – and spread the cauliflower-cheese mix on top, with about 1/8-1/4 inch height.
  5. Bake it for 20 minutes… looking pretty good?
  6. Then take it out – and add all of your toppings – as you can see: I went with smearing across all of the marina sauce I could with more tomatoes, more fake meat and CHEESE – oh and garlic.
  7. Throw it back in 10 minutes
  8. Eat.

Edit: Again… I’m sorry for failing at being a food blogger and accidently mixing up my two cauliflower expeditions this past week. If it’s any consolation, this recipe wasn’t the best for me as a cook. It tasted delicious, and next time, I will be adding bell peppers, and probably some spinach – but as for the aesthetic? Not the greatest. So… the recipe is 100% recommended for taste – but not if you want to make something that is Insta-worthy.

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