Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The crisper drawer in the refrigerator in our new apartment is lower than the crisper drawer in our old apartment. The old crisper drawer was nearly at eye level, while our new drawer is waaaay down at the bottom of the fridge.

I’m sad to say that the “out of sight, out of mind,” mentality has caused me to overlook some of the veggies I purchased at the grocery store last week. When I opened the crisper drawer and spotted cauliflower on the verge of death this evening, I knew it was time to use it or lose it.

Though I knew I needed to use the cauliflower, I wanted comfort food for dinner…. Something hot, satisfying and delicious.

Enter, cauliflower pizza crust. 🙂

Pre-Cooked Crust

Ryan and I both love this recipe. The first time we made it we didn’t have much faith, but it turned out oh-so-cheesy and oh-so-tasty.

The two main ingredients in the crust are cauliflower and cheese. The cauliflower really takes on the cheese flavor, so you end up with quite the cheesetastic crust.

Cauliflower Crust

Ready for Toppings

Ryan and I topped our respective halves with lots of veggies and goat cheese. Ryan also added MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles to his half.

Pizza, Pizza

I think I overdid it on the amount of cauliflower I used in the recipe this time (I didn’t measure it exactly), so my pizza slices didn’t hold up like they previously have.

Luckily it still tasted great!

My Plate

Cheese + Cauliflower = Good Crust

Taxes

I still have to do my taxes. 😦 Boo.

Luckily, my financial savvy fiance has agreed to help me and I’m off to start filin’.

Are your taxes done?

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

A pizza crust made with cauliflower? This can’t taste good… but it DOES!

Magic, I’m tellin’ ya.

Ryan and I tried this recipe several months ago and were amazed at how fantastic the crust turned out.

We decided to spend our Friday night in, eatin’ pizza, staying warm and messing with Sadie. 😉 (Maybe those lingering Christmas decorations will come down tonight…)

Ryan and Lil' Miss Sadie

To make the cauliflower pizza crust, we first riced cooked cauliflower in the food processor that I got for Christmas (thanks Mama!) until we had one cup of the prepped veggie.

Cauliflower

We then added an egg and a cup of light mozzarella cheese to the cauliflower and mixed it until the ingredients formed a “dough.”

Pizza "Dough"

After pressing it onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkling the dough with spices, we baked it at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Pre-Cooked Crust

Ready for Toppings

We then took the crust out and topped it with the pizza toppings of our choice (lots o’ veggies puh-lease!). We stuck the crust back into the oven, placing it under the broiler until the cheese melted.

Topping His Half of the Pie

Pizza, Pizza

It smelled fantastic.

We split the pizza in half and dug in. Bon appetit!

Cuttin' the Pizza

My Plate

Dessert

For dessert we split two little bowls of banana soft serve (just frozen bananas blended for a while in the food processor)… one plain banana and one chocolate banana. Can you guess which one I enjoyed more?

Answer: Chocolate. Always chocolate.

Soft Serve Banana

Chocolate Banana Soft Serve

This evening has been quite delicious!

Hope you’re all enjoying your Friday night. Happy weekend! 😀