So there was a shout-out on my FB page about a serious need for gluten- and dairy-free pizza. Some might say that taking the gluten and dairy out of a pizza = not a pizza. I am not one of those people. Although, admittedly, I couldn’t quite leave the cheese off the top when I was done. But you can! You, who know the evils of dairy.
I’ve heard of making a pizza crust with cauliflower so much I’m pretty sure everyone is doing it. I decided to try The Lucky Penny’s version of a cauliflower crust because she says it’s the best. I’m not going to stand for just the second best. So that’s what I tried. Of course, her best, best version calls for dairy in the form of Parmesan and mozzarella in the crust. YUMMMMMM. But I know that’s not what you asked for people, so luckily she also has a version that is dairy-free where she subs nutritional yeast and allows the crust to cook longer. So I did that! Now, hold your nose and let’s get started. This is what you start with, and wow does it stink!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of cauliflower. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t smell a little, umm, funky. Especially when being ground into snow in the blender, then microwaved. P-U. How does something that smells so bad taste so good? I don’t know. Go ask the cheese. Here’s what the crust looks like right out of the oven. Mine is a little bit green as I went overboard on the basil. I love me some basil.
You guys, I was so, so tempted to throw in the Parmesan and mozzarella in the crust but I did not. When I got to the toppings, however, I’m weak. I had to put that cheese on top. Of course, you keep this dairy-free by not putting cheese on top. I would go for a pesto if I were you. Or really, any meat topping, maybe avocado, whatever floats your boat.
Bonus round: I wasn’t planning on fooling my kids with this pizza, but yet, I did. THEY ATE THE CAULIFLOWER PIZZA. I still haven’t told them, because I’m planning on whipping this recipe out again. I can’t believe I got to be a sneaky mom without even trying. That’s how you do it, ladies.
Do you guys have a favorite cauliflower pizza recipe? I think The Lucky Penny kinda’ nails it, but I’d love to hear how else you do it.