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Ultimate Cauliflower Pizza 2 Ways

Ultimate Cauliflower Pizza 2 Ways
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This low-calorie Ultimate Cauliflower Pizza will allow you to enjoy your favorite pizza on a cauliflower-based crust. This is a healthier and easier version, than a classic pizza. It perfectly fits your diet and is still a delicious option.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 1 hr
COOKING TIME: 20 min
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 20 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • For the base:
  • 2 Large Cauliflowers
  • 2 oz. Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp. Ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Cream cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Extra virgin olive oil (to brush)
  • 2 cup Water
  • Toppings for 1st Pizza: (quantity for one pizza)
  • 4 oz. Tomato sauce
  • 1/16 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 4 oz. Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 Pieces Basil leaves
  • Optional: parmesan cheese grated
  • Toppings for 2nd Pizza: (quantity for one pizza)
  • 4 tbsp. Cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp. Milk or heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Small Red bell pepper julienned
  • 1/2 Small Yellow bell pepper julienned
  • 1/2 Small Green bell pepper julienned
  • 1/4 Large Red onion julienned
  • Optional: parmesan cheese grated
Directions:
1
Preheat your oven to 400 °F/200 °C. Clean and chop the cauliflowers roughly and place them in a bowl.
2
Grate the cauliflower florets with a food processor until it turns like a fine powder.
3
Put 2 cups of water boiling in a saucepot, and once it starts boiling throw the cauliflower in the pot and cook for 15 minutes.
4
After the time has passed, lay a cotton towel (or cheesecloth) onto the inner part of a large bowl and put the cooked cauliflower with all the water inside the bowl on top of the towel. TIP: Please wait for it to cool down to proceed with the other steps.
5
Close the side limbs of the towel towards the middle and locking the cauliflower inside the towel start twisting the towel as far as you can get trying to squeeze all the extra water out of the cooked cauliflower. Discard the water. Note: be cautious, if the cauliflower is too hot just let it steep for a few minutes and try again.
6
Transfer the content of the towel into a clean bowl and add the parmesan cheese, black pepper, salt, parsley, cream cheese, nutmeg, and the 2 eggs, and mix thoroughly with your hands until perfectly combined.
7
Lay a piece of parchment paper onto a 12” round (pizza shape) metal oven pan and brush with olive oil. Place HALF the cauliflower mixture (this recipe yields 2 pizzas) onto the paper and press firmly with your hands to create a compact layer of approximately ¼ of an inch thick. The result must be around the base just as large as the pan.
8
Now cover with aluminum foil and bake the pizza base for 40 minutes at 400 °F/204 °C. Note: always keep an eye towards the end of the cooking time making sure that the result will be a nice golden color. You can cook more or less time if needed. Also, ideally, if you have a pan of the exact same size, you can stack it on top of the one with the pizza base so that it presses onto it while cooking and will make a more stable and compact result. Just put another piece of parchment paper on top of the pizza base before stacking the second pan onto it. After cooking let rest until room temperature is reached. 15 minutes at least. Raise the temperature of the oven to its maximum (usually 500 °F/260 °C).
9
1st PIZZA: Now remove whichever cover you have used, along with the parchment paper under and over the pizza base. Note: You will notice the base may stick to the parchment paper, but do not fear it because that is normal. You just need to peel the paper off carefully.
10
Mix together the tomato sauce, salt, and baking soda and add to the upper side of the cauliflower pizza base. Now have fun adding the mozzarella (add the basil after cooking as garnish).
11
Bake until the cheese has melted to your liking, and garnish with the basil. Optional: add grated parmesan cheese. Rest the pizza a couple of minutes before cutting it.
12
2nd PIZZA: Now remove whichever cover you have used, along with the parchment paper under and over the pizza base. Note: You will notice the base may stick to the parchment paper, but do not fear it because that is normal. You just need to peel the paper off carefully.
13
Mix the cream cheese at room temperature with the milk and whisk well until combined.
14
Add the cream cheese mix and the peppers and onion and parmesan cheese to the base, and bake until the onions and peppers start to have golden-colored edges.
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