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A Healthy Take On Pizza Crust

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I have never been a fan of cauliflower but have seen it popping up everywhere as a healthy substitute in some of my favorite dishes, i.e. for noodles in mac and cheese and the crust for pizza. I found a great head of cauliflower at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday so I decided to try out a new recipe. I am a fan of Lauren Conrad and do follow her blog, so I decided to try a recipe that was shared recently on her blog for gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust. I started out by grinding up the cauliflower in a food processor and mixing it with the yogurt and whisked in the egg. 

A mixture of cauliflower, ground in the food processor, greek yogurt and an egg.

A mixture of cauliflower, ground in the food processor, greek yogurt and an egg.

It was pretty runny so I refrigerated it, hoping it would solidify some, but it didn’t make much of a difference. I spread the “dough” out on the pan and topped it with homemade pizza sauce I threw together. 

Tomato sauce, tomato paste, a pinch of sugar, basil and rosemary.

Tomato sauce, tomato paste, a pinch of sugar, basil and rosemary.

I cut up some of my favorite veggies and grated a combination of mozzarella and cheddar jack cheese. 

Ready to toss over the pizza!

Ready to toss over the pizza!

Then it was ready to go in the oven! 

Looks like a normal pizza...

Looks like a normal pizza…

About 40 minutes later, the “dough” was a bit soft still, but the top was bubbly and a bit brown. 

Looks delicious!

Looks delicious!

I cut into it and with the exception of needing a spoon to accompany my fork to scoop it off the plate, it tasted almost like normal pizza! I was pleased with the outcome but am going to do some investigating into how I can make the dough a little more solid for future trials. I’ll keep y’all posted. Happy cooking! 

  

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One thought on “A Healthy Take On Pizza Crust

  1. No way! I’ve never tried this…I’m too scared. But maybe I will next time!

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