Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza

By / Photography By Fred Thompson | January 01, 2015

Ingredients

Crust
  • 1/2 large head cauliflower
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • cooking spray or vegetable oil
Toppings
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 slices Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

Instructions

Shred the cauliflower using a box grater. You can use a food processor if you’d like, but you just want crumbles, not puree. You’ll need a total of about 2 cups or so of cauliflower crumbles. Place the cauliflower crumbles in a large bowl and microwave them for 8 minutes.

Prepare the crust: Preheat the oven to 450°. Spray a baking sheet or pizza pan with cooking spray or brush lightly with vegetable oil (or line pan with a silicone mat or parchment paper). In a medium bowl, mix the cauliflower crumbles with the remaining crust ingredients. Pat the “crust” into a 9- to 12-inch round on the prepared pan. Spray the crust lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 15 minutes (or until golden). Remove the crust from the oven and turn the heat up to broil.

Prepare the pizza: Spread the sauce on top of the baked crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on top. Add the bacon, peppers, and pineapple on top of pizza evenly. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Broil the pizza 3–4 minutes or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into 6 slices and serve hot.

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Ingredients

Crust
  • 1/2 large head cauliflower
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • cooking spray or vegetable oil
Toppings
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 slices Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
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