Cheesy cauliflower pizza base

    59 min

    This pizza base made with mozzarella cheese and cauliflower is a quick and easy option if you are following a gluten-free diet. Wringing out the water after you cook the cauliflower is the secret to this base! It is surprisingly sturdy - you can pick it up just like any other pizza base. This could be adapted for calzones, breadsticks, etc.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
    • 1 egg
    • 60g finely grated mozzarella cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 pinch salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:44min  ›  Ready in:59min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a baking tray or baking sheet with parchment.
    2. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor; pulse until chopped into grains the size of rice.
    3. Fill a large pot with about 2cm of water; bring to the boil. Add cauliflower 'rice'; cook until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain in a fine sieve and cool under running water.
    4. Transfer cauliflower onto a clean tea towel; roll up and twist the ends of the towel, wringing out as much water as possible.
    5. Transfer cauliflower into a large bowl. Add egg, mozzarella cheese, oregano and salt; mix well. Spread on the lined baking tray to about 1cm thickness.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until firm to the touch and light golden brown in colour, about 35 minutes.
    7. To finish: Smother the base with tomato passata and your favourite cooked toppings. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and place under a hot grill until cheese has melted.

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    I bought a bag of cauliflower rice in the frozen vegetable aisle and it worked, I just microwaved it, mixed the ingredients together and spread it on the pan and cooked it.  -  28 Feb 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a very delicious recipe. Couldn't tell it was cauliflower at all. My daughter devoured it before asking what it was. Even after finding out it was cauliflower, she asked for me to make it again! Total hit!  -  09 Feb 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I put some fresh chopped parsley in my dough with the oregano.  -  24 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)