Paleo Cauliflower Pizza is a really healthy and tasty recipe to make if you’re craving some traditionally non-Paleo foods like pizza. Cauliflower is a great alternative to your typical “carb” because it’s glycemically low yet has that “filling” quality of your typical starch such as bread and rice. This particular recipe calls for just goat cheese and tomato sauce but you can spice it up with your favorite Paleo approved toppings to give it that personal touch.
Paleo Cauliflower Pizza
Total Time to Make: 60 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
- 8 cups Cauliflower Rice
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup goat cheese
- Sea salt to taste
- 2 cups Paleo Tomato Sauce
- Preset your oven to 200 degrees F.
- Shred the cauliflower to make cauliflower rice.
- Take your cauliflower into a kitchen towel or cheese clothe and squeeze the moisture out of the cauliflower. Do this 3 to 4 times to get the cauliflower really dry. Or spread the cauliflower “rice” onto a baking sheet and put it in the oven at 200 degrees F for 30 minutes. It’ll draw out a lot of the moister.
- In a large bowl, mix the cauliflower, eggs, coconut flour, goat cheese, oregano, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
- Press the “dough” from step 4 onto a baking pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
- After 35 minutes, take our your pizza from the oven and pour the Paleo tomato sauce on top of your cauliflower pizza dough.
- Get creative! I added some prosciutto but you can add more goat cheese, or fresh basil, fresh tomatoes, and other meats as toppings.
- Put the pizza with your new toppings back into the oven and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes at 200 degrees or until cooked to your liking.
The “crust” is the cauliflower mixed with the coconut flour and the eggs acts as a binder. If I’m baking with a grounded or grated flour like almond flour, coconut flour, or flaxseed flour then I usually use xantham gum as my binder, it works great and acts just like gluten. If you’re wondering if xantham gum is Paleo approved then the answer depends on who you ask. I think it’s perfectly ok to use xantham gum since it is a natural product (it’s the by product of an animal, just like blue cheeese and honey); but then again so is alcohol!
What Makes Paleo Cauliflower Pizza “Paleo?”
- The starch is cauliflower and the coconut, which are both have a low GI.
- If you made your tomato sauce, then its Paleo. Most home made tomato sauce is Paleo by default.
- The goat cheese is dairy, but if you’re not lactose intolerant then eat it. Personally I am but goat cheese has less lactose and casein than normal bovine dairy so I’m not sick after eating it.
- I used prosciutto this time but use any Paleo approved topping like beef, pork, bell peppers, onions.