Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

Pizza. There’s just no getting rid of that darn pizza monkey on my back. Although we would certainly love to eat pizza every other night, it’s just not realistic.

We try to keep our real pizza consumption to the bare minimum. Thus, we’re left to get creative about how to eat those yummy pizza flavors without actually eating pizza.

So, without further ado – Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza.

Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

Even though this whole concept of cauliflower pizza is all over the internet at the moment, I  was first introduced to it by my sister. She read about it in Professor Tim Noakes’ cookbook called Real Meal Revolution.

When she first read about it, we were so excited to try it, that we jumped in the car, drove to the mall and bought a food processor. Boy, was that a great decision.

The first time we made it though, we didn’t exactly jump for joy. We tweaked the recipe a little, remade it and then we liked it. I did some more tweaking, remade it and then loved it.

Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower is without a doubt my current favorite vegetable. The possibilities are just endless – like making mash “potatoes” that tastes like the real deal (Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Mash) or a bechamel sauce (Very Veggie Lasagne with Cauliflower Bechamel). Now, a pizza!

If you live under a rock and somehow haven’t heard of this amazing discovery yet, let me explain. You are able to take a head of cauliflower, chop it up, mix some stuff with it, bake it and voilá – a pizza base. How amazing is that?!

Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

Add some pizza sauce, Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and a sprinkle of oregano and you have successfully disguised vegetables into a pretty darn convincing pizza. #Respect

Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

If you’re craving more comfort food done in a healthier way, check out these:

  1. Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice with Homemade White Sauce
  2. Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Breakfast
  3. Low-Carb Eggs Benedict
  4. Heathy Spaghetti-O’s
  5. Low Carb Mushroom Burger

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Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Pin

Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza

Ingredients

  1. 1 • cauliflower head
  2. 1 • egg
  3. 1 tsp • salt
  4. 1 tsp • oregano
  5. 1/2 cup • shredded parmesan cheese
  6. 1/2 cup • marinara sauce [we use Mezzetta]
  7. 1 cup • mozzarella cheese
  8. 12 • pepperoni slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F
  2. Cut the cauliflower head into smaller pieces. Blend the pieces into a fine "snow". It should make about 3.5 to 4 cups of snow.
  3. Put the cauliflower snow into a microwave safe bowl and cover. Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes. Let it cool down.
  4. Dump the cooked cauliflower onto a clean tea-towel or cheese cloth and squeeze all the liquid out. This is a very important step. You need to squeeze out as much liquid as you can.
  5. Put the cauliflower back into a bowl. Add the egg, parmesan, salt, oregano and mix until it becomes a little ball of "dough".
  6. Press the "dough" out into a thin circle on a prepared baking sheet (on top of wax paper).
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  8. Remove, add toppings and slide under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, until everything is melted and bubbly.
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