My two favorite foods lately have been hamburgers and pizza. I can’t seem to get enough carbs which is NOT good for my “summer bod.” I’ve seen the cauliflower crust trending on Pinterest and I was a little nervous after seeing all the Pinterest fails circling the internet, but thought it might be worth a shot! I’m not going to lie, it took me 4 tries to get this recipe down to a crust I could be proud of! Here’s what I learned while making our crust, so you can avoid a Pinterest fail too.
The Trick to the perfect Cauliflower Pizza crust
I think the biggest mistake we made when first trying this crust was not completely straining it. The easiest method is to use a cheesecloth. Getting as much liquid as you can out of the cauliflower will help in making the crust get crispy. If you don’t have cheesecloth, a thin dishtowel will work as well.
Our favorite shortcut is to use already riced cauliflower. This takes the hassle out of chopping and cooking the cauliflower. I just steamed the bag and it was easy to mash while straining. I needed about 1 1/2 bags to get 2 full cups of mashed cauliflower, so keep that in mind if you decide to buy fresh.
If you’re not a parmesan cheese fan, you could easily substitute cheddar. We found this mix of ingredients to taste the best, but fresh basil would be good or a few red pepper flakes. Play with it and make it your own! That’s the best part of pizza right?
We went for a combination pizza, but I am excited to try ham and pineapple, and maybe a barbecue chicken pizza too!
We’ve been on a cauliflower kick lately! Here are a few of our favorite cauliflower recipes: