Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! What are you up to this morning? I made a pizza with a cauliflower crust for a client and posted it on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. I received a lot of comments on how I perfected the cauliflower crust. Since it is National Pizza Month I figured, why not share it now? So, I am excited to share my recipe with you today! I have some crazy love for all things fall so I bring not only the grain-free crust, but also my favorite fall toppings!
The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
Now, I absolutely love anything with pesto in it, and I had a whole butternut squash on my counter dying to be used, so this pizza idea was too good to resist! For some folks, the crust is the best part so it took a lot of time and many kitchen mishaps perfecting this cauliflower pizza crust recipe. This pizza crust is also vegetarian and paleo-friendly.
You will have to keep an open mind because if you think this will taste just like real crust — it doesn’t. It is lighter and has a wonderful flavor. It is a bit fragile, but it won’t leave you feeling like you need to roll over and take a nap afterwards.
Because this crust is pre-baked, you will want to roast the butternut squash and prepare the veggies ahead of time. The pesto sauce is so yummy and it goes perfectly with the butternut squash. Enjoy!
I would also encourage you to be creative and try different seasonal toppings and sauces.
For this one I used pesto because it didn’t overpower the flavors of the butternut squash. Other toppings include: marinara sauce, olive oil and garlic, white sauce, roasted red pepper sauce, etc.
Any and all! For this recipe I sautéed butternut squash and caramelized onions (onions cooked in olive oil on low for 45 minutes). Others might include peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, etc.
I love topping my pizzas with greens right out of the oven and drizzling them with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Some great greens to try are micro greens, arugula, mixed greens, etc.
Quality meats, farm fresh egg, tempeh, beans, hemp seed, nutritional yeast (great sub for cheese), and cheeses.
Pineapples, apples, peaches, pears, sun dried tomatoes, and avocado.
Fresh or roasted garlic, red pepper flakes, green onion, fresh basil, etc.
How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Pizza crust for everyone with all the Flavors of Fall!
— Pantry Doctor (@PantryDoctor) October 11, 2015