Cauliflower Pizza Crust

One of my most requested recipes…

This recipe is so good, and so pizza-like, that my husband actually requested it for his birthday dinner a few months ago. This is saying a lot since he is a type of pizza connoisseur. I love this recipe because it’s one of the few that maintains the integrity of the real dish it is trying to imitate, tastes amazing, and of course, is good for you.

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You’ll find many variations of this recipe online, but this one is my favorite because it involved the microwave. Yes, all you crunchy, organic moms are gasping because of radiation or whatever…. but your a mom, you know there isn’t always time to steam a head of cauliflower for a darn slice of pizza!

Here’s what you need:
-half a head of cauliflower
– 1 egg
-1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
-1 tsp. dried oregano
-1/2 tsp garlic minced
-1/2 tsp of onion salt, or garlic salt

I start by washing half of the cauliflower, then breaking it into 5-7 bigger pieces. I take those pieces, one by one, and grate them on the finer side of my cheese grater. Once My head of cauliflower, is just tiny shavings, I put the shavings into a microwave safe bowl, and cook in the microwave for 8 minutes [gasp!] Afterward, I have 3-4 paper towels I put the cooked cauliflower on, and using additional paper towels, I try to press, and drain all the water from the cauliflower[ be careful you don’t burn yourself with this step, the cauliflower will be very hot!] Mix the cauliflower with the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the dough on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and pat the crust down into your desired shape. cook crust for 20 minutes at 450, then remove and add pizza sauce and toppings. Cook for an additional 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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