What’s more iconic than Friday Night Pizza Night? Not a lot. Even before I started seriously limiting my grains, I fell in love with cauliflower pizza. When my gluten loving husband asked for it, I knew it was a winner. Ironically, I didn’t make it much, because it felt like such an ordeal. We lived in this adorable town house apartment with a tiny kitchen with very little countertop. I remember seeing white specks of cauliflower on both sides of my kitchen ( not really a big feat since it was like three feet apart) and it just made cauliflower pizza feel like a mess and a lot of work. I don’t like it when you have to use a lot of gadgets or a lot of bowls. So this ended up being more like a Saturday night meal.
Now, it’s an any night meal, but we save it for movie nights! I am constantly looking for ways to simplify cooking real food. If you cook whole foods, it just takes takes time. I try to find meals I can whip up quickly that will also be a hit with the whole family. Here’s your short cut: Pre-riced cauliflower! I buy mine at Target
My favorite cauliflower pizza is by Damn Delicious. Try this one. It’s amazing. I do have some important tweaks that I’ve figured out over the years. One, do not put your pizza sauce on the crust. Instead, I make the crust and then just top it with cheese and my toppings. We dip the pizza in the sauce. This keeps it from getting mushy and gives it the perfect pizza texture!
Also, pizza sauce really makes or breaks a simple pizza. Skip the sugar laden pizza sauce and make your own. It will take you less than five minutes. Promise. Get a big can of crushed tomatoes and dump them in a sauce pan. Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of garlic and grind fresh salt and pepper. Let it simmer while your pizzas bakes. It’s delicious!
**When baking your pizza, broil it for the last minute or two. That way you get the yummy restaurant style texture we all love!