It’s no secret that both Mr E & I enjoy our carbs, from pasta and rice, roast and mash potatoes, through to crackers and homemade breads including, of course, the bread dough crust of our pizza. But a few weeks ago we had a moment of revelation, and we’ve not looked back since!
It was all down to a cauliflower crust pizza!
You see, I’d seen a recipe for cauliflower crust pizza in Sainsbury’s Fresh magazine, and being fully aware of the growing love throughout the foodie world for cauliflower rice I really fancied giving it a try, it looked so tasty.
Hubby, bless him, wasn’t too convinced, to be honest, but was happy enough for me to ‘play’ with the cauliflower rice and construct what appeared to be a pizza base with it, whilst probably thinking to himself that we can easily have some soup and bread if said ‘pizza’ was a disaster.
Very happily our first foray into the world of cauliflower rice and cauliflower crust pizzas was far from a disaster. In fact it totally rocked! Even Mr E was surprised by how much he enjoyed it. We’ve now tried them on 3 or 4 different occasions and thoroughly enjoyed them, though with one exception (but more about that shortly), and have included another cauliflower crust pizza in this week’s meal plan.
Using cauliflower to create a pizza base is super easy, especially if you have a food processor or high speed blender which will make light work of turning the cauliflower florets into ‘rice’. Of course, you could also buy ready prepared cauliflower rice from larger supermarkets, but in my opinion those bags are quite expensive.
As with all pizzas your choice of topping is driven by your own personal preference. The recipe I’m sharing today is topped with roasted butternut squash and goats’ cheese, though I also thoroughly enjoyed my individual roasted beetroot and goats’ cheese pizza whilst hubby enjoyed a classic Margarita, with a few sliced mushrooms thrown on for good measure.
So, what is the exception to this otherwise yummy keto pizza? Well, as much as you may be tempted to switch up this cauliflower crust pizza by using a romanesco, don’t! We, or rather I, initially thought it would be a great idea, alas not, unless you fancy the idea of a cabbage like aroma percolating from your pizza! If you stick to cauliflower I’m sure even the most ardent carb lover will thoroughly enjoy this low carb pizza alternative.
So, here’s how to make a cauliflower crust pizza with roasted butternut squash and goats’ cheese.
Recipe adapted from Sainsbury’s Fresh Magazine.
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