Margherita Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

by Amanda Natividad, NatureBox Editor

Looking for a gluten-free, easy-on-your-tummy pizza recipe? This Margherita Pizza uses a pizza dough or crust made with cauliflower. Plus, it only takes a couple of minutes to make! 

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Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz cauliflower (or 1 head)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced and quartered
  • 1/4 cup chiffonaded basil

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Make cauliflower crust: Chop cauliflower florets into chunks. Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles a fine grain, like couscous, about 2 minutes. Add cauliflower to a large mixing bowl. Stir in oregano, salt, mozzarella cheese and egg. The mixture will be soft and moist, and easy to shape.

3. Place the cauliflower crust on a silicon-lined baking sheet. Using your hands, press it into a circle about 1/4-inch thick. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Change oven temperature to 425 degrees F and bake 10 minutes longer. The crust will be golden brown.

4. Add toppings: Remove crust from oven. Change oven temperature to Add the marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Add a layer of tomatoes and top with basil. Bake again at 425 degrees F just until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

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