Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Pinterest, you win! I was so curious when I saw this recipe from to see what a cauliflower pizza would taste like. It was delicious! The only thing I would do differently would be to place my pizza on the lower rack while baking the first time to crisp the bottom of the pizza more. I also made my own sauce and did a margarita version of the pizza but you really could do any pizza toppings you wanted. This recipe is for a cheese pizza.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

1 small head of cauliflower (about 2-3 cups once processed)
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp basil or rosemary, minced fresh or dry
1/2 tsp oregano, minced fresh or dry
1 cup marinara sauce
1-2 cups mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 500. Remove the stems from the cauliflower and cut into chunks. Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. If you dont have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely.
 Microwave the processed cauliflower uncovered in a microwave safe bowl for approximatly 4-5 minutes on high. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for atleast 5 minutes. After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it. Be sure to squeeze as much out as possible or else you will have soggy pizza.
 Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese and seasonings. Stir until a dough texture forms. Spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan, in the shape of a pizza crust.
 Bake the crust (use one rack lower than the middle rack) for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and crispy. Once cooked, remove from oven and add your toppings, marinara first, then cheese, or a margarita version using fresh mozzeralla sliced.
 Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. Keep a close eye on it! If doing a margarita version, once its completely done in the oven, sprinkle on some fresh basil slices. Slice and EnJOY!

Homemade Marinara Sauce

1 (28oz) can san marzano or other good quality tomatoes, whole and peeled
1/4 tsp salt, I used a little more
4 large cloves of garlic, peeled
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or more if you like it spicy
1/2 tsp ground oregano

Place ingredients in food processor and mix! Viola! If you have a smaller processor you may need to make in two batches.