Beet & Cauliflower Pizza Crust

We love cauliflower in my house. We love pizza in my house. But we don’t all love beets in my house…. That’s about to change!
About year ago we were having make your own pizza night at my house. The kids mixed and rolled their own dough, topping it with shredded cheese and sliced pepperonis. I wanted something a little less-carby so I decided to try the Grainless Cauliflower Pizza Crust I had seen floating around Pinterest. I was really very pleased with the results and felt like I was getting an extra dose of veggies- score!
Fast Forward to the night of the Prevention Magazine’s R3 Summit Preview dinner where I am sitting with some lovely ladies and we’re talking all things food. We start talking about cauliflower, and beets, and other winter seasonal veggies and it hits me. I’ve seen Beet Pasta recipes, so why not add beets into the Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe!?
Y’all, if you don’t like beets this is the recipe for you! You don’t taste them in the crust, but you get a wonderful pink/red color and all the good-for-you stuff they have to offer! I had this crust with canned beets that I drained. You can make them with fresh steamed beets if you so choose, but I find that gets messy and somewhat time consuming. We’re a busy family, I gotta keep it quick!
I hope you’ll try this recipe for your next pizza night. If you do, let me know how it went! Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, or visit my blog theFoodette. Enjoy!

Beet & Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Yield 1 10” pizza crust
1 cup grated cauliflower (about ½ a head)
½ can unsalted beets- liquid drained
1 egg
½ cup grated cheese of your choice- pizza cheese is great
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Pre-heat oven to 425*.
In a microwave safe dish, steam the grated cauliflower for two minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a blender or food processor puree the beets. When cauliflower is cool, place in a thin kitchen towel or cheesecloth and squeeze all the liquid out. Combine the pureed beets, cauliflower, shredded and grated cheese, and egg in a bowl and mix together.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or grease well. Dump the mixture in the center of the baking pan and spread out into a pizza crust shape using a spatula.
Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Remove from the oven, allow to cool for 2 minutes before topping.
Turn the oven up to 450* and bake the pizza with topping for 5-7 minutes.