Is it primal? In this case yes! I know you are saying to yourself you are crazy. Well maybe, but this pizza is primal and it tastes fantastic. Ok so if you are expecting a crips crust and traditional pizza you might be disappointed. However, if you have an open mind you might try something you don’t expect. The crust is made from 5 cups Cauliflower, parmesan cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 Teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of salt. You bake off the crust at 475Degrees for 15-18 minutes. Make sure the cauliflower is put through the food processor and smaller than rice in size. You might get some cheese cloth and ring it dry. If not we have found to cook it towards the 18 minutes makes up for it. After that just add cheese then sauce this is important cheese needs to be a barrier to the sauce. Then add your favorite toppings. Then you will bake off for 5-8 minutes, important let is sit for a couple of minutes to set up. In my opinion taste like a pizza on foccacia bread instead of regular pizza crust. The cauliflower takes on the flavor of what you add to it. I will give you a review of in the past this taste much better the day of making it. Heating this up the next day still taste good, but tends to bring out the Cauliflower taste just a little. I actually find myself feeling guilty about eating this pizza, I think I am cheating on my primal diet but in fact 2 slices with the tomato sauce (makes something without added sugar) has probably less than 10 carbs. So Enjoy, drop me a line if you need more information.
Below is the full Recipe adapted from a version by Valerie Bertinelli
- 5 Cups Cauliflower Chopped very small (use a food processor)
- 1 Cup grated parmesan
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
- 1 Clove of Garlic Chopped
- 1 Egg
- 2 Cups of Mozzarella Cheese
- Sauce (make sure it has no added Sugar or make your own)
- Favorite Toppings
Heat oven to 475, take Cauliflower in small batches and put in cheese clothe and ring out all the moisture. Next combine the cauliflower, parmesan, seasoning, salt, Garlic and egg in a large mixing bowl. Then spread on a large pizza pan lined with parchment paper. You will wind up with a large crust make it as uniform as possible and as thin as possible. Heat in over for 18 minutes, take out and add the Cheese first (very important) then add the sauce and your favorite toppings. Stick back in the over for 6 minutes and take out. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes to let it set-up a little. Then enjoy!