Basil Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Basil Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

 

Basil Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Cauliflower Crust
Makes 4 individual pizzas

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower (grate the raw cauliflower on a cheese grater or in a food processor)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh julienned basil

Pizza Toppings

  • 1 cup marinara sauce (1/4 cup per pizza)
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • Basil Ricotta (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spray with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine riced cauliflower, basil, eggs and mozzarella. Divide into 4 amounts and press evenly on the parchment paper.
*you can omit the basil or sub it for others herbs of your choice.

Bake the crusts at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
*I went for about 13 minutes and wish I had gone to 15 minutes. But that’s just a taste preference.

Remove the cookie sheet from the oven.

Add marinara sauce to each pizza.

Then add toppings: sliced zucchini and sliced onions.

Drop the basil ricotta cheese on the vegetables by spoonfuls (I used a small cookie scoop). I pressed down slightly on the ricotta so it would be a little flatter.

Place back in the oven until cheese is melted, about 5 – 10 minutes.

Basil Ricotta

  • 1 cup ricotta (I used low fat)
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • pinch salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and set aside until ready to use.

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