Veggie Cheese Pizza

We are big fans of boosting simple dishes with veggies. Only this time it was a cheese pizza with a veggie crust. The best thing about this recipe is you get the flavor of a cheese pizza with the added nutrition of cauliflower! Not to mention way less calories. You will want to double this recipe because this pizza was gone way faster than expected. It is SO good. My kids devoured it. And you know how picky my son is, right?


  • 1 head of a cauliflower or 1 bag of frozen cauliflower
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided in half
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt (or half garlic powder & half salt)

  1. Wash and clean the cauliflower and cut it into chunks. Make sure to remove the core. Skip this if you are using frozen florets.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat one inch of water until it boils. Add in the cauliflower, cover and allow to cook. Steam for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Once cauliflower is cooked, place florets in the food processor. and pulse it until it's a rice consistency.
  5. Use a fine mesh strainer to drain the cauliflower in a clean dish towel and squeeze as hard as you can to remove any excess water.
  6. Once the cauliflower 'rice' is drained well, place it into a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 egg slightly beaten, and spices. Stir the mixture well.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon the cauliflower mixture onto the pan and use your hands to form it into a 8 1/2 x 11 inch rectangle.
  8. Place in the oven for 30 minutes, or even longer until the crust is golden brown and firm.
  9. Remove the crust from the oven and top the crust with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  10. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 7-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. 
  11. Cut some slices and serve them by itself or with warm marinara sauce for dipping. 
Bam! A cheese ''pizza'' for your kids and you don't have to feel guilty about eating it with them. Simple pleasures.


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