Almost Paleo Pizza (completely grain free)

When I saw this recipe cross over my computer, I started drooling at the thought of eating pizza again!  I couldn’t wait to give it a try.  I do wish I could say it is paleo. It is completely grain free but it does contain cheese.  For me, I try to avoid grain at all cost, but cheese is my go to treat from time to time.  My body doesn’t seem to be bothered by it so I allow myself this little pleasure.

I am going to mess with the recipe this weekend and see if I can come up with a substitution to reduce the amount of cheese.

THE IMPORTANT STUFF

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup cheese of choice (I prefer a salty cheese like a gouda)
  • 1 egg
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Pizza toppings of choice

 

THE HOW TO

  • Grate the cauliflower on a cheese grater until you have about 1.5 cups. You can use a food processor, just be careful not to make it mushy.
  • Place 1.5 cups of the grated cauliflower in the microwave for 8 minutes.
  • Pull out and allow the cauliflower to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, mix together cauliflower, egg, cheese and preferred pizza seasonings.
  • Place the entire mixture on top of a lightly oiled sheet tray or a pizza stone. (I prefer the stone which will make your pizza crispier.)
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes

 

  • Pull the crust out of the oven and turn the oven up to broil.
  • Top your pizza with pizza sauce and any toppings you prefer.
  • Place back in the oven and let broil until all the toppings are hot.

 

My personal favorite is mushrooms, roasted garlic, canadian bacon and pineapple. YUM!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to Almost Paleo Pizza (completely grain free)

  1. Meg H. February 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    This was so good!!! I love pizza, and I’ve played around with similar paleo recipes before but they usually involve eggplant. Eggplant always seems to come out mushy whether I grate it or use a food processor. I modified your recipe a bit by substituting some almond meal and flax seed meal instead of using an entire cup of cheese. It was a lot easier than other recipes I’ve tried and the crust came out crispier. I put some chicken and sundried tomato on top….delish! Thanks guys 🙂

    • AngelaVieux February 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

      Awesome! WOuld you share the amounts of the substitutions you made? I was wanting to try that the next time I make this. I agree that it is too much cheese. Glad you like it!

  2. Meg H. February 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    I think I just used 1/4C flax meal, 1/4C almond meal and 1/4C grated parmesan (yum!). I’m going to keep playing with it too, but it’s definitely a keeper.

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