Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza


Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza
1 small head of cauliflower, cored and cut into florets
1 large egg, beaten
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup basil leaves (optional)

Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with
parchment paper.

Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it’s the
consistency of rice. Spread the riced cauliflower over the
parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until
it’s tender and starting to brown just a little around the edges,
about 15 minutes.

Transfer the cooked cauliflower to a large mixing bowl and add the
beaten egg, 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.
Stir together until the mixture is sticky and uniform throughout.

Line the same baking sheet with a new sheet of parchment paper and
coat with nonstick spray. Transfer the cauliflower mixture to the
baking sheet and use your hands to press it into an oval-shaped
crust that’s about 1/4-inch thick. Bake in the preheated oven
until it’s lightly browned all over and starting to turn dark
brown around the edges, about 10 minutes.

Spread the tomato sauce over the lightly browned crust, leaving
just a little room around the edges. Sprinkle the rest of the
mozzarella cheese on top, then garnish with the torn basil leaves,
if you’re using them. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese
is melted and starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes, then slice and serve!

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