Let’s be clear about something right off the bat. This is NOT pizza. I don’t care what everyone says about low-carb pizza dough substitutes being “just like pizza”. They lie! There is no real replacement, in my eyes, for actual, real, pizza dough.
Having said that, you can get your pizza craving by making something else: This is not pizza.
Aside from the traditional dough, the main flavors of pizza come from cheese, herbs, and various meaty toppings, like pepperoni. This recipe is the sum of the those things combined into a pizza like shape and form. This is not pizza, but it’s kind of pizza like.
This pizza recipe utilizes the popular idea of adding cauliflower as a crust component. “Ew cauliflower!” I heard you say. I felt the same way. In fact, my tastes in vegetables were very limited and even then, I didn’t eat many of them. I made a choice to keep trying them, making different recipes. Even cauliflower. Who would have thought I would ever eat it let alone really enjoy it?! You can too. Just keep trying it. In this case (and many others), sauteing with butter, salt and pepper brings out great flavor and nuttiness that’s really good.
I want you to try this recipe and remember – This is not pizza. But it’s also not a bad substitute when you have that craving.
- 1/2 head Cauliflower
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 2 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup Grated parmesan cheese
- 20 pieces Pepperoni
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut cauliflower into pieces 1" - 2" in size.
- Put in food processor and pulse into you've processed into rice like pieces.
- Put in microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap and cook in microwave for 7 minutes
- Combine eggs, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, italian seasoning in food processor.
- When cauliflower is done, heat up a non-stick skillet. Add butter and melt. Add cauliflower, salt and pepper and saute until any moisture has been removed. This step is important and removes moisture that will make your dough soggy.
- Add cauliflower to food processor and pulse until combined.
- Dump contents out onto prepared baking sheet and spread into thin, even layer, about 1/4" high.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and evenly cover with pepperoni slices.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes before slicing.