I am in my new house and although unpacking is slow going, I am excited about being there. Now I can get back into cooking in my own home, and I decided to go big this week.
I have been wanting to try a cauliflower pizza crust for awhile now, and I decided that this was going to be the week that I did it!
Additionally, we moved into a house that already had a garden at the side of the house. A garden with tomato plants, and so I decided with the plethora of cherry tomatoes we now have in our refrigerator that I would make my own tomato sauce.
You are free to do that as well, or you can buy the canned stuff if you prefer.
A struggle that I have in our home is that PH is lactose intolerant. I'm always trying to find cheese alternatives for him. I decided to pick up this brand of almond milk cheese. It is pretty tasty, but warning, you cannot shred it! It was way too soft and I had to just break it into globs to place on top of the pizza before putting it in the oven.
My pizza didn't end up taking up the entire pan. Now, I used regular pepperoni and I also added Jimmy Dean's Turkey Crumble to the sauce. If I had it to do over again I wouldn't have added as much turkey. The pizza ended up being way too salty because of it.
I would also suggest cooking the cauliflower crust by itself and then adding the toppings and cooking until the cheese melts. I felt like my crust was just a little too soft and I think cooking it on it's own first would help with that (plus, I probably needed to wring more water out of the cauliflower!) The taste of the crust was good though. Honestly, PH and I were distracted more by the over saltiness of the turkey, which I have left out of my recipe. I mean, this was more like a meat pizza you know? I didn't add any veggies, but you totally should, because that would just make it even healthier!
So, get to making your healthy pizza and let me know what you decide to top yours with!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!