A Healthy Alternative: Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Being a food lover, I recently decided to take on the challenge of finding healthy recipes for classic comfort foods. This week, I tried a recipe that I have been curious about: Cauliflower Pizza Crust. I love pizza, and I knew that this recipe would be a fun one to experiment with! As far as health benefits go, cauliflower has vitamins and minerals that cannot be matched by traditional pizza dough. A serving of cauliflower provides 100% daily value of vitamin C and 200% of vitamin K. It also carries antioxidants believed to protect against diseases. After learning this, I became even more excited to tackle this healthy pizza recipe!
Cauliflower Crust Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup cauliflower, grated
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
To create the crust, start by shredding the cauliflower using a grater. Following that, warm up the cauliflower in the microwave for about 7 minutes, until soft. Once the mixture cools, mix it with one egg, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. The final step before cooking is to spread the mixture into a thin crust on a pan. It is very important to fully pre-cook the crust at 425 degrees until golden brown before adding the toppings to ensure that the crust is not soggy. I topped my crust with sauce, cheese, pepperoni, spinach, and tomatoes. Once the pizza is full of delicious toppings of your choice, cook for another 10 minutes.
The result will not disappoint! This healthy pizza is packed full of the same flavors found in a traditional pizza, without the guilt after indulging. Given that cauliflower is such a healthy and versatile vegetable, I plan to use it a lot more in my cooking.
I hope you try this recipe out and enjoy it as much as I did!