Tomato & Basil Cauliflower Pizza

Jun 30 2013
Tomato & Basil Cauliflower Pizza
25 minutes
45 minutes
Hard
2


I'm still obsessed with cauliflower. I don't know what it is, but it's so versatile. If you have not tried making cauliflower at home you must! 

We made another cauliflower pizza this week. I loved the first version we made but it took forever to bake and I thought it was due to me steaming the cauliflower and then having to bake out the excess water so Kelly had an idea to pulse the raw cauliflower first without cooking it and then use a cheesecloth to remove any excess water. It worked! Baking time was cut in half and the pizza tasted Ahhhhammmmmmmazing!











I made this pizza with Apolo Ohno on the Home and Family Show on the Hallmark Channel. 


 

Mozzerella and Basil Cauliflower Pizza

What you need (Crust)
Cheesecloth
One medium head cauliflower (roughly chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced) and sautéed in 1 tbs olive oil
2 eggs 
1/2 cup Mozzarella grated
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp oregano 
pinch onion powder 

(Toppings)
Fresh Mozzarella
Basil
Pizza Sauce
Cherry tomatoes

Directions
1. Put chopped cauliflower in the food processor and pulse well until it turns into a paste. About 2 minutes.

2. Put cauliflower paste into cheesecloth and squeeze until all liquid is out. Let sit a few minutes inside the cheesecloth. Se aside. (You will squeeze again in a couple minutes).

3. In a small skillet add 1 tbs olive oil over medium heat. Add your minced garlic and sauté  about 2 minutes over medium heat. Set aside.

4. Squeeze your cauliflower again in the cheesecloth to remove any remaining liquid.

5. Mix cauliflower paste with sautéed garlic, and all remaining ingredients. Mix well.  

6. Spray non-stick spray on a 12" spring form pan (cheesecake pan). I also place parchment paper on the bottom and spray with olive oil non-stick spray again just in case it sticks. Form an even layer on the bottom of the pan with cauliflower mixture. Pat down along all edges until it looks like a crust.

7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and slightly firm to touch. Sides will be a darker shade of brown and that's ok.

8. Remove from oven and take out of spring form pan. Place your crust on a baking sheet and add pizza sauce and mozzarella. Bake for another 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with fresh tomatoes and basil. Best served immediately!

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Barb Juarez said:
16 July, 2013 - 13:07
yum
iThink said:
15 July, 2013 - 09:46
I enjoyed your segment on 'Home & Family' today! What an excellent way to introduce healthy veggies into our diet, while cutting back on carbs! Thank for sharing this recipe!
Dee-Vee said:
15 July, 2013 - 09:28
Just watched Home & Family, will make this, it looked so good & healthy.
Dee-Vee said:
15 July, 2013 - 09:28
Just watched Home & Family, will make this, it looked so good & healthy.
Dee-Vee said:
15 July, 2013 - 09:28
Just watched Home & Family, will make this, it looked so good & healthy.
Anonymous said:
15 July, 2013 - 09:14
Just watched you on Home & Family and am excited to try this cauliflower pizza! Do you by chance know the nutrition information? Thanks
Sheryl said:
15 July, 2013 - 08:51
Just watched you make this on Home and Family and I can't wait to try it. I love cauliflower and pizza! What a wonderful and nutritious way to have pizza. Thank you so much for sharing Jessie!! :)
JessieJane said:
15 July, 2013 - 08:56
So glad you liked it! Thank you so much for watching!!
Jeremy said:
30 June, 2013 - 15:39
This looks really good.
Krissy said:
30 June, 2013 - 15:39
YUM! Great pictures too. WOW.
JessieJane said:
11 July, 2013 - 09:25
Thanks!