I really wanted to try cauliflower pizza crust, but I was only searching halfheartedly because I was warned it was a ton of work and a lot of time for a single meal. Although I enjoy being in the kitchen, my schedule does not allow for wasted kitchen time. Plus, some of the pictures I saw of others pizza on the cauliflower crust really didn't look all that appetizing. I really wanted my son to enjoy a slice or two and I knew that would not happen if it didn't look like a regular pizza.
So, I searched the internet and came up with this recipe: The Secret to Perfect Cauliflower Pizza Crust. The title alone made me take a look, because it sounded like exactly what I was looking for.
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If you don't have a food processor and want to quickly 'rice' your cauliflower, use a large cheese grater. Just watch those fingers as you get close to the end!
Boiling the cauli-rice is quick and simple. Straining it is not if you don't have the right sized strainer. I ended up buying a super-sized strainer after making this crust because I knew I would make it again and saving time is a must!
If you peeked at the recipe link, you'll know the secret is right here; squeezing the cauli-rice dry. The cauli-rice will be super hot, so if you have those rubber oven-mitts, use them.
Finally mix up your crust. The recipe link used goat cheese. Since I'm not a big fan, I used fresh grated Parmesan.
The crust was easy to mix and then press into my heart-shaped pizza pan. You want to keep it pretty thin. Mine was about 1/4 inch.
Voila! I LOVE this crust!!
Most importantly, my teen did too! Here's the pic from my social media post recreating an old Valentine's Day photo. I know the nutrients in this year's heart crust far out-weight those in the past. I truly know how to LOVE my family! XOXO