Foolproof Cauli-Pizza Pepperoni

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Foolproof Cauli-Pizza Pepperoni

1 hour
Calories 620kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 3 ounces pepperoni slices (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (cauli-, here is how to make cauli-rice, 240 g/ 8.5 oz)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C/ 400 °F.
  • Start by grating the cauliflower to make the cauli-rice by following this recipe.
  • Do not cook the cauli-rice.
  • Grate the mozzarella and parmesan and place in a bowl.
  • Keep some cheese aside for topping.
  • Heat a large pan greased with 1 tablespoon of ghee over a medium-high heat and add the cauli-rice.
  • Season with salt and lower the heat.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes while stirring.
  • Cook on low heat to remove as much moisture as you can without burning it.
  • Once cooked, remove from the heat.
  • Place the cooked cauli-rice into a bowl.
  • Add a cup of grated mozzarella and 3/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese.
  • Add the garlic powder, ...
  • ...
  • dried oregano and one egg white.
  • Mix until well combined using your hands.
  • Place the dough on a pizza tray (I used a 13-inch tray) lined with strong parchment paper and flatten to create the pizza crust using your hands.
  • The crust should be no more than 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick.
  • Brush with some ghee and leave the rest for the other side.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then, remove from the oven and put put another piece of parchment paper on top of the crust.
  • Flip on the other side so that the new parchment paper is on the bottom.
  • Peel the top parchment off - use a knife to loosen it if needed.
  • Cooking on both sides will help the crust get crispy.
  • Brush with the remaining ghee.
  • Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and spread the marinara sauce on top of the crust.
  • Add the remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese and top with slices of Pepperoni (I put 2 layers of Pepperoni, about 30 slices).
  • Place back in the oven and cook for another 5-10 minutes until crisped up.
  • When done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Enjoy hot or cold!

Nutrition

Calories: 620kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:39:48.

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