Before I share this fabulous recipe with you, I do want to give a heads-up – a pizza made with a cauliflower base actually does taste slightly of cauliflower! Don’t get me wrong – it’s tasty, light, healthy and nutritious, and I love it. But some people who tried it were surprised that there was a cauliflower taste. Not a surprise really as it’s made from cauliflower…
The recipe is pretty straighforward – the trickiest part I found was grating the cauliflower. After that, it’s easy peasy cauli-cheesy… 😉
- 1 Head Cauliflour
- 1 Egg
- 20g parmesan cheese
- 30g Cheddar
- 1 tbsp Tomato Purée
- 1/4 red onion
- 4 mushrooms
- 4 Cherry tomatoes
- 2-3 lean rashers
- Mixed herbs
- Salt and pepper
Line a rimmed baking sheet with grrease-proof or parchment paper and heat oven to 200℃.
Blitz cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles crumbs.If you don’t have a blitzer (like me), then you can grate the cauliflower using a hand grater.
Place the cauliflower in a bowl and microwave for approx 7 minutes. Yes, that’s right. No water, nothing else added! Just nuke it for 7 minutes.
Remove from the microwave and leave to cool.
Mix the cauliflower with the egg, parmesan and salt & pepper. Once combined, pat it into a pizza-base shape on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until it is golden.
Top the pizza with tomato purée, red onion,sliced mushroom, bacon, cheese, tomatoes and any of your favourite veggies and seasoning.
Bake into the oven until cooked through and golden (8-10 minutes).
Top with rocket leaves.
REMEMBER: don’t put the rocket leaves on before cooking – rocket leaves mixed with melted cheese will end with dribbles of molten-hot strands of cheesy rocket burning lesions into your chin. I know, I have the scars.