Tomato Basil Cauliflower Pizza

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Cauliflower pizza crust is super easy to make and is a wonderful low-carb and gluten-free way to enjoy pizza! If you have ever made cauliflower pizza crust and struggled, I have some tried and true tips to ensure you have a perfectly crisp and satisfying crust! 

The first key to making sure you have an irresistible crust is to make sure you have dry cauliflower. Whether you break down your cauliflower in a food processor or buy cauliflower rice, it's essential to dry it in a kitchen towel. Simply pile the cauliflower rice in the middle of a kitchen towel (a paper towel will fall apart) and squeeze!!! Damp cauliflower will result in a pile of mush instead of a crust.

The second key to a perfect crust is to generously oil the sheet pan you bake your crust on. This will help the bottom and edges get delightfully crispy! 

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Finally, make sure you place a layer of cheese on the baked crust between your sauce and your toppings. This will prevent the sauce from making your crust mushy!

Enjoy!!! 

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Tomato Basil Cauliflower Pizza

Makes one 12" pizza or two small pizzas

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 bag cauliflower rice 
  • 2 eggs, beaten 
  • 1/4 cup flour (can be all-purpose, almond etc..) 
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano 
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Olive oil for greasing baking sheet 

Toppings

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup garlic tomato sauce 
  • 1 large tomato, sliced 
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into rounds 
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped  

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Generously oil a baking sheet with olive oil. Squeeze any moisture out of cauliflower rice with a kitchen towel. In a large bowl combine cauliflower rice, eggs, flour, cheeses and seasoning. Mixture should be coarse, but if you pick up a small handful and squeeze, it should remain in a clump in your hand. Place crust mixture on sheet pan and press into a round with your fingers. You want the crust to be thin, about 1/2 inch thick or less. Place crust in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until slightly brown and edges are crispy. 

Once crust is baked, top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Then add sauce, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. Place pizza back in oven for 10 minutes until cheese is melted. Enjoy!