Gluten-Free Cauliflower Crust Pesto Pizza Recipe

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Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza RecipeJust because you're gluten-free that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a delicious homemade pizza. This recipe makes a great dinner or snack for the kids. Finally! A guilt-free, crispy, Cauliflower Crust Pizza that you and your family will love.

servings: 3 – 6
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of crushed black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of your favourite pesto (This Swiss Chard Pesto recipe works well here)
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves (for garnish)

Preparation:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2: Cut cauliflower into florets, remove stems and leaves.
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 2

Step 3: Using a food processor, or box grater, grate cauliflower until it resembles rice (make sure not to over process). You should have about 2½ cups of shredded cauliflower. Grate your garlic into the cauliflower "rice."
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 3

Step 4: In a medium, non-stick skillet heat cauliflower and garlic for about 5-8 minutes. (This step can also be done in the microwave).
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 4

Step 5: Allow cauliflower to cool slightly. Transfer cauliflower "rice" to the center of a clean dish towel. And squeeze out all of the liquid. (This step is essential for making an extra crispy crust!)
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 5

Step 6: Transfer dry cauliflower "rice" to a medium-sized bowl. Add the egg, grated mozzarella, grated parmesan, oregano, and salt & pepper.
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 6 Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 6B

Step 7: Spread cauliflower mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press down to form an 8 inch wide crust.
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 7

Step 8: Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 8

Step 9: Using a rubber spatula, evenly spread pesto on cooked crust.
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 9

Step 10: Add grated mozzarella cheese, and grape tomatoes to the pizza. Bake for an additional 5-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 10 Cauliflower Crust Gluten-Free Pizza - Step 10B

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