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White Cauliflower “Pizza”

gluten free - recipe - vegetarian

I got inspired at the Larchmont Farmers Market on yesterday! One of the things purchased was cauliflower.

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Intended to just roast it whole (like the recipe I posted on my Facebook Page) but then realized I needed to use up some egg whites before they expired. A quick google search of “cauliflower + egg whites” led to many recipes featuring Gluten-Free “Cauliflower Pizza.” I combined a number of them to make this one.

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First, blend/process the Medium-Sized Cauliflower Head (several batches) to make “rice.” Nuke it in the microwave for 8 minutes, uncovered.

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Then, drain 12 ounces of marinated mozzarella (save the oil!).

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Add that to the Cauliflower Mixture, along with 1/2 a cup of egg whites, a teaspoon of Dried Basil/Onion Powder/S+P. Microwave another 2 minutes, so everything gets all melty…

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…then press into a greased 9×13 pan.

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Bake at 450 for 30-35 minutes, until a nice crust forms.

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Then, slice and eat!

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Despite the crust that forms, this isn’t exactly crispy. Very soft and chewy, from the cheese.

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Overall we gave it a thumbs up, but I found it to be a little TOO salty – you may want to cut back on seasonings. Or try topping it with tomato sauce?

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  • http://www.sweetpotatobites.com allie@sweetpotatobites

    I keep wanting to try cauliflower pizza but haven’t done it yet! You’ve inspired me to give it a go :)

  • Lez

    Looks delicious! :)
    In regards to the overall seasoning being too salty, do you think it was because of the mozzarella? I personally find that marinated mozzarella can be too salty since it’s meant to be eaten as is. Maybe next time, you should try using unsalted mozzarella and see how that works out! :)

  • http://www.crazyforcrust.com Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I totally need to try this!!!!

  • http://Lindsayylovee.wordpress.com Lindsay

    Yum! I’ve seen this before with sauce and cheese but I feel like cheese on cheese is a bit too much for me. I love that you served it as is! It would def be an awesome side dish, gotta try it!

  • Amy H

    I made this last night! It was really good! I added a cup of pasta sauce on top in the last 2 minutes of cooking, and then sprinkled it with a bit of Trader Joe’s Quattro Formaggio Shredded Cheese. It tasted a bit like Eggplant Parmesan! Thank you again, Lynn!

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      YES. Yay!

  • http://www.sisboomblog.com Trevor Sis. Boom

    Really interesting. THere is a ‘street food’ vibe to it. I would resist the urge to punch it up with sauce, etc. It is what it is and I think it would be perfect to put out with small plates as an appetizer and let people go to town on it.

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      I also wound up putting it into between buttered bread and frying it like a grilled cheese sandwich. THAT worked.

  • http://womenvsfood.wordpress.com/ penelope

    Thanks for the recipe, it was amazing……. :-)

  • http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    Wow, this looks so good! I love the flavor of caramelized/roasted cauliflower. I’m sure it’s divine when paired with mozzarella cheese :)