Cooking With The Beehive

Cooking with The Beehive: Good-for-you pizza? Look no further!

Let’s make a pizza pie! Photo by Rachael Fuller

Let’s make a pizza pie! Photo by Rachael Fuller

We’ve all been there as parents: how do we get our picky kids (or ourselves) to eat more veggies? Recently, I heard about using cauliflower in place of starchy vegetables and flour in certain recipes. As a mom always looking for a way to sneak in veggies and eat healthier, I thought I would try a pizza crust. I admit, I was a huge skeptic but this pizza crust was delicious and even received the stamp of approval from my three kids. Happy eating!

Time to eat! The cauliflower pizza crust is healthy and crisp. Photo by: Rachael Fuller

Time to eat! The cauliflower pizza crust is healthy and crisp. Photo by: Rachael Fuller

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cauliflower florets, riced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅓ cup soft goat cheese (chevre)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional ingredients- pesto, garlic, parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F.

Fill a pot with about an inch of water and bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cover; let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain into a fine-mesh strainer.

Once the rice is strained, transfer to a clean, thin dishtowel. Wrap up the steamed rice in the dishtowel, twist it, then squeeze the excess moisture out. The cauliflower should have a dry, crumbly feel.

In a bowl, mix your strained rice, beaten egg, goat cheese, and spices. The mixture will be different than other pizza doughs, but will bind together just fine.

Press the dough out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; if you don’t use the parchment, the dough will stick. Keep the dough about ⅓” thick, and the edges a little higher for a “crust” effect.

Bake for 35-40 minutes at 400F. The crust should be firm and golden brown when finished.

Now add your toppings: sauce, cheese, and any other toppings you like. Return the pizza to the 400F oven, and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Slice and serve immediately!

Recipe from Detoxinista.com

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