South Central WI Archive
  • South Central Wisconsin
  • July 2015
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Cauliflower Crust: A healthier alternative to the traditional

Who doesn’t love pizza? Whether you try this recipe as a pizza crust, breadsticks or flat bread, I think you will find this cauliflower variation a hit even for those not on the health bandwagon.


2 cups cooked cauliflower (see notes below)

½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons dried oregano or 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano

2 pinches of sea salt

What to do:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spread olive oil, coconut oil or spray on cookie sheet.

Cauliflower prep: Wash and remove cauliflower stem. Chop into pieces that will fit into a food processor or high speed blender. Use the pulse setting to break apart cauliflower until it looks like rice. Pour cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. Drain the cauliflower either with a strainer or by squeezing with a towel.

While the cauliflower is cooking, combine other ingredients. Mix together with cauliflower. Spread on cookie sheet, about a ½ inch thick.

Set timer for 17 minutes.

Top your crust as you would your favorite pizza, flatbread or breadstick. Asparagus was in season when I first played around with this recipe. It paired well with mushrooms, spinach and parmesan cheese. Maybe try pesto, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella slices. I recommend keeping the toppings light as the crust is not as hearty as a traditional crust.

After toppings are on, bake for another 5 minutes. Pair with a side salad or cup of soup.

Please contact me if you need assistance making this recipe vegan.

Emily Niesen

Emily Niesen is a certified holistic health coach and owner of Nostalgic Nutrition & Well-Being. Emily’s inspiration comes from her upbringing and the old, simple way of life. Her passion is in coaching her clients to adopt happier and healthier lifestyles that are unique to them. She offers private and group Health Coaching sessions in unique settings to support her clients in areas such as weight management, food cravings, decoding nutrition labels, cooking, exercise routines, and other lifestyle skills. Want to get out of a rut? Email [email protected], mention this article for a free health history consultation and sign up for her free monthly newsletter. Read her monthly article and check out her website to find out more about her business

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