When we found out that my husband had a gluten problem, we had to change our entire way of life. I know a lot of people are gluten free and would see that as an exaggeration, but my husband is also allergic to about 90% of fruits and vegetables. So when we found out about gluten, I wasn't sure how we were going to be able to make it. Needless to say, I got creative.
One of my husband's favorite dishes was pizza, but with the newfound allergy at hand, I had to find another way to make it. Unfortunately, my husband was also allergic to almost everything else that you can make flour out of, so when I discovered Cauliflower Pizza Crust, I was elated!
There were tons of variations for the pizza crust, so I created one from bits and pieces of all the recipes I found. The result was the most amazing pizza crust ever created. Not to mention, it's healthy, you can freeze it, and it's super-cheap. How cheap, you ask? Well, I can get a head of cauliflower for $1.49 any day of the week at WalMart, and then I can get about 8 pizza crusts out of one head. That means I'm making a crust for less than $0.20. If you grow your own cauliflower or pick some up at the farmers market, you could make your pizza crust for almost free! As if the crust wasn't good enough already, cheap makes it even better. If you want to give it a shot, here's the recipe. Hope you like it as much as we do.
- 1 cup cauliflower
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ tsp garlic salt
- ½ tsp oregano
1. Trim off any parts of the cauliflower that have brown spots along with the leaves and stalk.
2. Wash off the cauliflower and shred all of it — including the white stalk — just like cheese.
3. Pile the cauliflower into 1 cup sections.
4. Place each section into its own microwave safe bowl and heat for 15 – 30 seconds depending on your microwave. It should be steamed and slightly moist. Don't add water to it, the cauliflower has enough in it already.
5. Mix the cauliflower, egg, cheese, oregano, and garlic salt into a bowl. Place the mix onto a foiled and greased cookie sheet. Flatten it out into a circle/square pizza shape and bake at 450° for 15 minutes. After it cools, slowly peel the cauliflower off the foil and add whatever toppings you want! Repeat directions for each pizza.
After you've cooked the crust, let it cool off for a few minutes. Move the pizza crust into a Ziplock bag while keeping it flat. Place the crust on a flat surface in the freezer until completely frozen. Once it's done freezing you can stand the pizza crust up on its side to save room. When you're ready to eat it, let it thaw out or heat it up in the microwave in 1 minute intervals until done. Add toppings and heat in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350°.
This has been a guest post by August from Granite Falls, NC
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