Cauliflower Veggie Pizza
Recipe courtesy of Allison for the Young Cooks Recipe Challenge. Photo by Chef Leslie Owens.
- 1 medium cauliflower (If using riced cauliflower, use 3 cups)
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 tbsp oatmeal
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder, divided
- 1/2 tsp onion powder, divided
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt to taste
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/4 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
- 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 medium tomato, sliced
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
- Gently scrub cauliflower with a clean vegetable brush under cold running water. Dry with a clean towel.
- Grate cauliflower with a box grater or food processor.
- In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the cauliflower for 10 to 12 minutes until tender and the excess moisture removed. Allow the cauliflower to come to room temperature.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of cauliflower along with egg, Parmesan cheese, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, oatmeal, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, black pepper, and salt. Mix to combine.
- Wash hands with soap and water after handling raw eggs.
- Line pizza pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
- On the parchment paper, spread the cauliflower dough to form the crust, about 9-inches round and about ¼-inch thick.
- Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- While the crust bakes, mix to combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, and parsley in a small bowl.
- Gently rub the mushrooms, spinach, bell pepper, and tomato under cold running water. Dry with a clean towel and slice.
- Top the pizza crust with tomato sauce mixture, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, spinach, bell pepper, and tomato slices.
- Bake in the oven an additional 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Allow the pizza to cool for 2 minutes and cut into 8 slices.