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)


    Oh my goodness! This is delicious and filling! I have a tofu press so I wrapped the cauliflower rice in cheesecloth and pressed it for 15 minutes. Came out nice and dry. Whipped it up and put into a well-greased 9 inch pie pan. (non-stick cooking spray) Baked in my convection oven for 30 minutes (I think I will lower that to 20-25 next time), added sauce and toppings. Hubby looked at it and told me he didn't think it would be enough for us but we had it with a big Caesar salad and we are both so full! I couldn't finish my portion so I only had a piece and a half as we had divided the pie sized pizza into quarters. DELICIOUS! Side note: look up the "exquisite pizza sauce recipe" here on all recipes and make it with only 1tsp sugar or you can substitute some or all of the water in that with carrot juice for a more carb-friendly sauce.  -  23 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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