Gluten Free Pizza With a Cauliflower Crust





Introduction: Gluten Free Pizza With a Cauliflower Crust

About: Hi! I'm a twenty-something journalism student from the Netherlands. This is how I roll. I love cooking, technology, beauty, fashion and I have a healthy obsession with shiny and cute things.

10-10-13: I would like to thank everyone who voted for my pizza in the Gluten-Free Contest. I received my prize today! This is my very first Instructable, so it was a really cool surprise. Thank you again!

I love pizza and I know quite a few people who love it as well! Too bad it's a little high in calories, but I have a recipe for you that makes pizza a lot healthier. My recipe is also perfect for people with a gluten allergy. Now everybody can enjoy the yummie goodness of this heavenly dish.
The most unhealthy part of a pizza is the crust. It's usually made from wheat flour, but I made an alternative crust that almost has the same texture as a normal pizza crust. The main ingrediënt is cauliflower. Sounds weird huh? It's not at all weird once you taste it. The ingredients are simple and you can find them anywhere. Just follow the recipe step by step for a perfect pizza!

Note: I know the crust contains oatmeal. Oatmeal is a naturally gluten free product. The normal supermarket brands are contaminated with gluten because the oats are processed in factories where wheats are processed as well. There is a variety of gluten free oatmeal on the market. I bought my oats at a health shop.

English is not my first language. I'm sorry if there are any mistakes. Feel free to correct me!

Step 1: Ingredients

100gr/3,5oz Frozen cauliflower
50gr/1,8oz Gluten free oatmeal
1 Egg
1 Ball of mozzarella
100gr/3,5oz Grated cheese
Italian herbs

1 Package strained tomatoes
1 Shallot
Italian herbs
Olive oil

You'll also need a foodprocessor or a blender. Oh, and an oven would be extremely convenient!

I'll leave the topping to you! I used Italian ham, rocket and sour cream.

Step 2: Let's Make Some Pizza!

Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C(400 degrees F). Put the oats in the blender or processor and grind them. Add the cauliflower together with the egg and grind that as well. Next you add the mozzarella and after grinding you add the grated cheese, herbs and salt. Make sure the texture looks and feels 'doughy'. Put some baking paper on a baking sheet and put the 'dough' in the middle. Spread it out in the shape of a pizza. It should be about 1 cm(0,4 inches) thick. Put it in the preheated oven and let it bake for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile you can make the sauce.

Cut te shallot in small pieces and heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Bake the shallot for a minute and add the strained tomatoes. Add some salt, pepper and herbs for flavour. Let it simmer until the crust is ready. It should be a nice golden brown colour. Take it out of the oven and spread a thin layer of sauce on the crust. Add some grated cheese while you're at it! You can also put toppings that are suitable for the oven on it. I used toppings that couldn't be baked. Put it back in the oven and it's done after 5 minutes. The crust should glide of the baking paper. All you have to do now is cut it and enjoy it! Completely gluten and guilt free!

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    10 Discussions

    First of all holy it looks so delicious! I've been looking for more gluten free recipes and wow this one leaves me breathless. Healthy and probably jaw dropping good can't get any better than that! I can't wait to try it.!menu/c1aeq


    4 years ago

    I'm confused about the amount t of cheese that goes in this. is it a ball of mozzarella plus the grated cheese? if so, how much is a ball of mozzarella?

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    One mozzarella ball is 125 grams. The grated cheese is plus and can just be regular cheese. I don't know where you are from, but I just used Dutch Gouda young cheese, which is our regular cheese. :)

    Awesome 'ible. I am not allergic to gluten, but I have friends that this is great. Also, your English is just fine; it's actually better than a majority of people that have English as their "first" language and post things on here. I should know, as I'm a teacher here in the U.S.

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    Oat flour is high fiber whole grain, so what might best approximate that would be brown rice or coconut. Nothing is a perfect substitute, unfortunately. My preferred flour blend (found on the King Arthur Flour site) is a 6:2:1 mix of brown rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca starch. If you have trouble making the crust hold, an extra egg white or two will really do wonders, as well.

    awesome, thank you for the suggestions. I have rice flours and tapioca flours in the cabinet already so we'll see what happens.

    it looks super yummy!

    I've shared this recipe with a friend... can't wait for her to make it so I can eat it! :-P~

    Sounds YUMMY! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for posting the recipe.