Cauliflower Crust White Pizza

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What a wonderful time of year to remind myself that I’m the least thoughtful gift giver ever!!!!!!!

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I couldn’t choose a thoughtful gift to save my life.

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Take my parents, for instance. The people who gave me life. So far, my best ideas for both of them are socks.

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I’m just not the type of person who is out shopping, sees something that reminds me of someone I love and think, “Huh, what a great idea for that person I love a whole lot!” I am pretty much solely focused on myself at all times. Google is not giving me any help either. I type in “gifts for mom” & get 8,000 coffee mugs with “I love Mom!” on them. I want unique items that are just going to squeeze the emotions and tears right out of these people!

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Like when Garr opened the ugly Christmas sweater I got him the other day and it was two sizes too big even though I have access to a closet full of his things.



Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2


  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, + more for serving
  • 2 tsp. of italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp. of honey
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh basil, chopped + more for serving
  • 2 cups of fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut the top of the garlic head off
  • Place garlic head in a piece of foil + drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Fold foil + make a pouch, roast for 25 minutes
  • Turn up over to 425 degrees
  • Place chopped cauliflower pieces in a food processor, pulse until tiny, fluffy pieces
  • Transfer to a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap + microwave for 4 minutes
  • Once cool, add egg + parmesan cheese + 1 tbsp. of italian seasoning + crushed red pepper + S+P
  • Combine cauliflower dough + form into a pizza crust shape, arrange on a lined baking sheet
  • Bake 15-17 minutes or until crisp on the edges + center is set
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, add 6-7 garlic cloves + mash with a fork
  • Add ricotta + honey + basil + remaining italian seasoning + remaining olive oil + S+P
  • Spread ricotta mixture evenly over crust
  • Chop remaining garlic cloves + sprinkle of pizza
  • Top with mozzarella
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is golden brown
  • Serve hot topped with extra basil
  • Fold into a tiny square + place on tongue + ask sweetie if he likes sea food


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