Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

DIRECTIONS

 

For the crusts

  • 1 medium-size cauliflower, grated
  • 100g/3.5 oz goat’s cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and black pepper

For the tomato sauce

  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced or a large handful of chives, chopped
  • 400g/15 oz can of chopped tomatoes
  • A handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • A pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • Salt and black pepper

INGREDIENTS

 

Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

To make the crust, add the cauliflower to a pot of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain, then wrap in a teatowel and squeeze out any excess water.

In a bowl, mix the grated cauliflower with the goat cheese and egg, and season.

Divide the cauliflower mix into four portions and, using your hands, shape the crusts on the sheet. They should be about 1-1½cm thick. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until firm and golden.

While the crusts are baking, heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and saute for a few minutes. Add the garlic and stir briefly, then add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

When the crusts are done, add a spoonful of tomato sauce to each and spread evenly. Add toppings as desired, plus grated cheese.  Bake the pizzas for about 10 minutes at 450F until the cheese is golden.

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