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Back to the Food Basics
I’ve been stress eating and now (with 8 days until my next half marathon) is not the time to do that. With the help of the #Last90Days, I’ve used this week to commit to making better food choices which started out looking like Keto then went to no “added carbs” when I remembered how much fruit we had at the office and home. Five days in, and I’ve done pretty darn well with the exception of pumpkin spice in my Dunkin’ today but I confessed to my accountabilibuddy and now to you all so there’s that.
Because I don’t want to spoil my progress, I tried to make cauliflower crust pizza for my dinner tonight. Usually, on Keto, I’ll go for a “fathead pizza crust” but that uses almond flour and I frankly see that as added and unnecessary carbs right now. This was only my second time attempting this crust and I basically hadn’t since the first because I had PTSD from how awful it was that first time.
Spoiler time. Nothing has changed. I do not like my homemade cauliflower crust pizza. People, you can keep raving about how the steps below are perfect and how I just need patience but as a kid raised on pizza every Friday night, this healthy version doesn’t do me justice. It’s so simple I don’t know how I mess it up. Here’s how others suggest making cauliflower crust pizza:
How (Not) to Make Cauliflower Crust Pizza
- 12 oz bag of frozen riced cauliflower, cooked and drained
- 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 TBSP shredded parmesan cheese
- pizza toppings as desired
- Pre-heat the oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine the riced cauliflower, egg, and cheeses together in a bowl.
- Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray (I love the coconut oil spray in this pack!)
- Press the mixture onto the cookie sheet and form into a circle.
- Bake for 25 minutes until the edges are a crispy, golden brown.
- Top the pizza as desired.
- Bake an additional 10 minutes, optionally broil on low for the last 2 minutes for crispier toppings.
The pizza should come out looking like something on Pinterest. Mine doesn’t. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. It comes out like this:
I get all frustrated and still feel hungry after. Clearly I am doing something wrong.
How to Make Cauliflower Crust Pizza Casserole
Follow the instructions above but forget that you are making pizza. Get it out of your brain. Scoop the baked goodness into a bowl and enjoy your cauliflower crust pizza casserole. It’s better that way anyhow.
Maybe what I need to do is get into a partnership with a company that sells those pre-made cauliflower crusts? Is that the trick? I’m totally going to need to try before I buy or it’s back to fathead dough for me!