you’ve tried it before, and most likely it didn’t turn out as planned.
it’s low carb – YAY, it’s sneaking vegetables in for your family – YAY, it’s a great gluten-free substitution – YAY!
yep, i’m talking about Cauliflower Pizza Crust.
but as with most recipes that take one base ingredient and completely swap it out for something else, it can be a little tricky to perfect the first few times.
guess what though?!
i’ve done all the work, trial-and-error and taste-testing FOR YOU!
seriously ya’ll… there’s 1 trick that you’ve been leaving out, that will be a total GAME.CHANGER. for your next family healthy pizza party!!
1 litttttle addition that only takes a minute or so, that will take creating this nearly carb-free classic into a new favorite.
but first, let’s get together alllll the ingredients we need and go step by step so you can get to the grocery store tonight and get to it yourself!
because who waits for pizza creations?!
because this recipe is super duper easy!
Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
1 head of cauliflower (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup egg whites
handful of dried oregano (or any other Italian spices, here are some i love and use: this one and this one)
1/2 cup organic pizza sauce
1/2 cup fat-free cheese
step 1: set your oven to 400 degrees first. Then chop up your cauliflower and toss into a food processor (here is mine and i LOVE it!), processing until nice and “ricey” texture.
step 2: place cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, stir then 2 more minutes.
step 3: the most important pre-cooking tips, DON’T SKIP THIS PART: squeeeeeeezing out the excess water! or you’ll get that flimsy, soggy crust, that ain’t no one got time for!
i usually use a cheese cloth, but i was out, so a dish towel it was! not as good as a cheese cloth, but it worked. make sure to use gloves as it’s SUPER hot from being microwaved, but needs to be done right after heating. squeeze out any excess water then place back into bowl.
step 4: add in your egg whites, oregano and other italian seasonings.
step 5: roll and then flatten crust into desired shape on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. make sure to press down so they’re not too thick, nor too thing, juuuust the right amount to cook evenly.
step 6: pop in oven for 15-20 minutes or until they golden and firm up. you can take them out at the 10 minute mark and feel them if they’re started to cook right.
step 7: now here’s the TRICK, my super, duper top-secret game-changing tip… take out a skillet, spray it with non-stick spray (i use this stuff, the besttttt), then take out your pizza crusts and one at a time, place them on the pan and cook each over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side. THIS is what makes them extra crispy and not mushy/breakable.
seriously. you’re welcome.
then place the grilled-on-both-sides pizza crusts back onto cookie sheet, top with desired toppings and stick back in oven until cheese is melted.
just look at that crispy crust! ready to get-in-muh-belly!
let me know if you give them a try and how they turn out for you! SO happy to have figured this trick out and even more excited to share it with you all so you can enjoy some guilt-free pizza that is packed with micro nutrients your whole family, and waist line, will enjoy!!
make sure to pin the recipes, as they’re all embedded with the link to bring you back to this blog post and re-make again in the future!