Cauliflower Pesto Pizza

Cauliflower Pesto Pizza

Cauliflower Pesto Pizza is delicious – I mean, it’s topped with pesto – and really pesto makes everything just a bit better.

Have I ever mentioned my love for pesto? It’s just so tasty and good on so many things!

cauliflower pesto pizza

My family loves pizza, just as I’m sure many of you do.

However, pizza is not the healthiest of meals. Dough, sauce, cheese, and if you’re my boys, Italian sausage and pepperoni. At least my daughter enjoys black olives, pineapple, mushrooms, and/or bell peppers with her pepperoni and sausage. (My daughter is 7 and going through a phase where she likes to try all kinds of food — it’s so wonderful — makes life so much easier for this mama!)

cauliflower pesto pizza

Back to this Cauliflower Pesto Pizza.

While it doesn’t replace traditional pizza crust — I mean could anything really replace brick oven pizza? I doubt it. Cauliflower pizza crust is really tasty. You can pick it up just like a traditional pizza, and it’s really flavorful. And as a bonus, you don’t feel kinda gross like I do after eating all the salt in a lot of take out pizzas.

cauliflower pesto pizza

Cauliflower pizza is perfect if you’re on a low carb or anti inflammatory diet. Or if you’re trying to get your kids to eat more veggies. My children love this pizza. Next time I plan to double the recipe just to ensure I have enough. My son can eat so much pizza and they all love pesto, so this pizza was definitely a winner in my house.

If you’re not a fan of pesto, traditional pizza sauce is really tasty too. And feel free to top it with whatever pizza toppings you enjoy.

cauliflower pesto pizza

cauliflower pesto pizza

But the most important steps I’ve learned are — first to ensure that you’ve squeezed out all the water after you microwave the cauliflower. Otherwise, the pizza with be soggy. And two, add the the garlic infused olive oil to the top of the crust before baking. It really enhances the flavor of the crust.

Otherwise, feel free to experiment. My husband and I topped our Cauliflower Pesto Pizza with tomatoes, but our kids enjoyed it just with cheese.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

cauliflower pesto pizza

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Kitchen Aid Pizza Cutter | California Olive Ranch Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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cauliflower pesto pizza

cauliflower pesto pizza

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Cauliflower Pesto Pizza
Cauliflower Pesto Pizza is delicious - I mean, it’s topped with pesto - and really pesto makes everything just a bit better.
cauliflower pesto pizza
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Crust
For Topping
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Crust
For Topping
cauliflower pesto pizza
Instructions
  1. In a small dish combine olive oil and garlic. Let infuse while preparing ingredients.
  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  3. If you didn’t purchase cauliflower pre grated, cut the stems of the head of cauliflower and grate with a cheese grater or cut into chunks and use a food processor. The goal is for the cauliflower to resemble rice.
  4. Put the riced cauliflower in a large bowl, cover and microwave 4 minutes. Stir and microwave another minute.
  5. After the cauliflower has cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze out all the liquid. Alternatively, place cauliflower in a mesh colander and use a spatula to squeeze the liquid out. (Don’t skip this step! You don’t want soggy pizza!)
  6. In a large bowl, lightly whisk the egg. Then add the cauliflower, cheese and seasonings. Mix until it forms a dough.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the cauliflower out into a pizza shape. Or make smaller personal pizzas.
  8. Brush on garlic infused olive oil.
  9. Bake the crust 10-15 minutes. Ovens vary, plus it depends on the size of pizzas you made. Basically, bake until the crust is golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and top with sauce, cheese and tomatoes.
  11. Turn the oven to broil and cook until the cheese melts. Mine took about 2 minutes.
  12. Slice and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Gimme Delicious Food

2 comments on “Cauliflower Pesto Pizza

  1. This is great! Yummy!

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