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~ White Cauliflower Pizza ~

Thursday, July 14, 2011

... ok, so I stayed home from work today because I was feeling a little tired, but since I was home I decided to try my hand at making cauliflower pizza.

This is how I made it...

emoticonIngredients for crust emoticon

1 cup riced cauliflower
1 whole egg
Mozzarella cheese - grated (...about 1/4 cup)
Dried Jalepeno peppers (optional)
Dried Basil
Salt/pepper - to taste

This is how it looked before baking

Ingredients for white cauliflower pizza:

2/3 cup Jimmy Dean's Turkey sausage crumbles
1/4 (... or a little more) grated mozzarella cheese
Dried basil
Dried red chiles (... can you tell I like it spicy!)

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 - 400 (... I use a convection oven, so temps will vary)

- Mix well, all of the above ingredients in a bowl
- Spray a flat pan or pie pan with oil spray ( ... I know not Paleo, working on this)
- Place in oven and bake until edges look almost burnt (... very brown)... about 15 minutes or so
- remove from oven and add the other ingredients, meat, additional cheese, spices, etc.
- put back into the oven and bake until the cheese melts. * According to my clock, the total time to prepare this pizza was 25 minutes

This is the finished product





This pizza was delicious, I am almost speechless at how amazing this pizza taste. I am fascinated by all the different techniques I am learning as I progress into my Paleo journey. It is so basic, but yet so absolutely delicious and complex at the same time, because you can add as much or as little to this recipe as you like.

I made a small pan sized version because this was my first time making it and I didn't want to make too much. Well, needless to say, after I write this blog, I am off to make another one!... oh yeah, it's that good! emoticon... I didn't want to add any sauce and it tasted fine without it, that's why I named it "White Cauliflower Pizza"... I may add some @ another time, the possibilities are endless. For my second pizza today, I am going to add:

- chopped baby spinach
- green onion slices / chives
- rehydrated porcini mushrooms

emoticon MY THOUGHTS emoticon

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to pizza, whether you are going Paleo or not, this is the way to go... If you decide to make one, please stop by and let me know how you liked it and also, what your recipe is.

~ Dee emoticon
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LDY_ALI_79 8/18/2011 8:42AM

    I'm definitely gonna try this tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!

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HAWKTHREE 7/20/2011 10:30AM

    Does Paleo allow silicon baking sheets?

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HAWKTHREE 7/20/2011 10:11AM

    OMG. This would be a great addition to "foods my husband might eat that aren't crap".

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 7/16/2011 10:28PM

    sounds so yummy! emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 7/15/2011 9:38PM

    I think I may have to add some of that to my shopping list.

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MRS_TOAD 7/15/2011 7:43AM

    emoticon And it's breakfast time here! emoticon

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TAYGRL 7/14/2011 11:36PM

    omg that looks SOOOO yummy! emoticon

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MCMOM11 7/14/2011 10:15PM

    emoticon You and Meltnsue are blowing me away with these recipes.......I'm still wondering if it would be good??????? Cauliflower pizza and zucchini style doritos emoticon O.K., O.K., I'll try them;) Keep em comin girls;)

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NANNER2121 7/14/2011 7:39PM

    I'm spechless also - that looks fine!

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MONA_MONA 7/14/2011 6:15PM

    Glad to see you had a good experience with the cauliflower crust. It's on my to make list so it's always nice to see someone else try it out and like it. emoticon

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GROKGRANNY 7/14/2011 6:06PM

    Sounds and LOOKS great! What method do you use to rice your cauliflower?

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MELTNSUE 7/14/2011 2:43PM

    Excellent honey!! Today I made Zucchini Style "Doritos" to eat with my Paleo Chili. They were amazing. Oldest son APPROVED!!! Veggies,eggs and cheese = Low carb miracle!!! Who knew?
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ENCHANTEDBROOM 7/14/2011 2:41PM

    Now this looks good. And easy too!! I'm going to try making this. Thank you for sharing

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BLACK-SWAN 7/14/2011 2:34PM

    I am going to have to try this. Cauliflower is on sale at my market this month.

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