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Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Egg Free

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Egg Free

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water + 3 teaspoons
  • 4 cups of raw cauliflower rice
  • 1 teaspoon of ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of italian herbs
  • 1 -2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 2 mediums yellow tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 - 3 oz fresh mozzarella balls (ovolini - egg size)
  • 1 cup of fresh basil, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot with 2 cups of water, and bring it to a boil. Add the raw cauliflower rice and cover; cook for about 4-5 minutes. Drain into a fine-mesh strainer. Place it to a clean thin dishtowel and let it cool a bit. Wrap it up, twist, and then squeeze the excess moisture out. Repeat this step until no water comes out.
  2. Preheat oven to 450ยบ F. Line a baking  sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Mix 3 teaspoon of water and ground flax seeds. Let it stand for 5 minutes to thicken.

  4. In a medium bowl mix cauliflower, flax mixture, cheeses, salt and Italian herbs. Mix well using your hands, or you can mix it in the stand mixer with the hook attachment.

  5. Transfer to the center of the baking sheet and spread into a circle, resembling a pizza crust. The thickness will depend on your personal taste, but I recommend you do not spread super thin; 1/3 inch thick works great.

  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crust is firm and golden brown.
  7. Add your favorite toppings. In this case, I added marinara sauce, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil.

  8. Return the pizza to the oven, and bake an additional 5-8 minutes, just until the cheese melt and bubbly.
  9. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Adpated from The Detoxinista.

Recipe updated 08/13/2014.