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Basil, Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizza with a Cauliflower-Mozzarella Crust [Gluten-Free]

A delicious gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust topped with Tomato, Basil and Creamy Goat cheese!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings (1 9 -11 inch pizza)
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Judy Purcell

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 2 cups cauliflower -- grated
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 whole eggs -- lightly beaten
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese -- grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (about 1 large clove) -- minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • olive oil

For the toppings:

  • pizza sauce -- any favorite
  • mozzarella cheese (about half a cup)
  • sautéed mushrooms with sliced garlic cloves
  • goat cheese -- crumbled or in small dollops
  • grape tomatoes -- sliced
  • basil -- whole fresh leaves
  • Pecorino Romano -- shredded (for the finishing touch)
  • olive oil -- drizzled on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450° and position rack in the lower third of the oven.
  • Using a box grater, shred fresh cauliflower until you have 2 cups. Spread cauliflower in the bottom of a dry cast iron skillet and cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes, stirring frequently, as cauliflower moisture evaporates. Cauliflower will lightly roast, but that is okay.
  • Pour cauliflower out of skillet onto paper towels and let cool. Once cooled, squeeze any additional moisture out of the cauliflower within the paper towels.
  • Mix cooled cauliflower, coconut flour, cheese, oregano, garlic, and salt until blended. Stir in eggs until all ingredients are combined.
  • Lightly brush olive oil on a non-stick pizza pan or line other types of pizza pans with parchment paper. Press crust mix out on pan to form a 9"-11" crust. Size can vary.
  • Place crust in the oven and bake 12-15 minutes in the lower part of the oven (this will help the crust brown on the bottom), until the crust is light golden brown.
  • Remove crust from oven, position rack in the middle, and turn oven on broil.
  • Arrange sauce on crust and spread almost to the edge. Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella (about a quarter cup), add sautéed mushrooms and garlic, grape tomatoes, goat cheese, and basil, as desired.
  • Sprinkle additional mozzarella on top. Finish with Romano cheese and drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  • Return pizza to the oven and broil until toppings are hot and cheese is melted.

Notes

If desired, the dry cauliflower can be placed in the microwave for 7-8 minutes instead of using a skillet.
Nutritional Value is for Crust only.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 52.1mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 2mg