Cauli”flour” pizza

It’s always hard to come up with easy fun things for the kids to eat during Pesach that is homemade or at least semi homemade. There has been a lot of buzz lately about cauliflower pizza. The recipe has appeared on many blogs and internet articles and cooking magazines. My friend and blogger, Melinda Strauss, of kitchen-tested.com had a version on her website. We reworked her recipe together using bodek cauliflower. This eliminated the use of grating and then steaming fresh cauliflower, as the frozen cauliflower is already very soft to the point that it’s par-boiled. I made this for my husband who LOVES pizza and he was pleasantly surprised that it was so delicious. It’s not only perfect for Pesach but it’s great for all the people who can’t eat wheat during the year.

Cauli”flour” Pizza – Perfect for Pesach

1 – 28oz bag frozen checked cauliflower, partially defrosted
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, plus extra for topping
1 egg
Salt to taste
½ tsp Onion powder
½ tsp oregano
Marinara sauce
Assorted toppings

Grate the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles small crumbs.
Place the cauliflower crumbs in a clean dish towel. I split it in half and use each half in its own dish towel.

Tightly Wrap the cauliflower in a bundle and squeeze it dry. If it’s still cold from being frozen let it sit out for another 20 minutes and squeeze it again. Tey to make sure the cauliflower is very dry.
After the water has been squeezed out place it in a bowl and add the egg, cheese and spices. You can also choose to add in your own favorite spices. Mix it really well and will resemble“dough” like quality.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and form the dough into a pizza disk on the parchment paper and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. It will start to tinge brown.

Take the pizza out of the oven and put on sauce, (like love gefen classic marinara), more cheese, and your favorite toppings.
Turn the oven on to broil and place the pizza under the broiler for another few minutes till the cheese melts and the toppings look like they have softened.
Yields a 9 inch round pie

cauliflower pizza

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