Sunday, March 29, 2020

Broccoli Pizza Crust


I feel like I've been eating a lot of pizza lately (as I'm sure many of you can relate to). Today I decided to lighten things up a bit by using broccoli as the base. Sounds weird, but it's actually quite tasty and a fun way to get your kids (or husband) to eat their veggies. Feel free to top this however you like - pesto, sausage, roasted veggies, you name it! 




1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
2. Place broccoli florets in a food processor and process until the broccoli forms fine crumbs. Transfer broccoli crumbs to a large glass bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.



3. Allow the broccoli to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a clean kitchen towel. Ring as much moisture out of the broccoli as you can, then place the dried broccoli back into the glass bowl.


4. Add eggs, Parmesan, mozzarella, Italian seasoning and salt and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to the center of the prepared baking sheet and form into a circle. Bake for 15 minutes.




5. Once out of the oven, top the crust with sauce and cheese. Bake for 8 minutes longer.


6. Finish the pizza with fresh basil and crushed red pepper. Slice and serve.




Broccoli Pizza Crust
Serves 2-3

All you need:
1 (12 oz.) bag broccoli florets
2 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Pinch salt

Toppings -
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced)
Fresh basil leaves, sliced
Crushed red pepper flakes

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
2. Place broccoli florets in a food processor and process until the broccoli forms fine crumbs. Transfer broccoli crumbs to a large glass bowl and microwave for 2 minutes.
3. Allow the broccoli to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a clean kitchen towel. Ring as much moisture out of the broccoli as you can, then place the dried broccoli back into the glass bowl.
4. Add eggs, Parmesan, mozzarella, Italian seasoning and salt and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to the center of the prepared baking sheet and form into a circle. Bake for 15 minutes.
5. Once out of the oven, top the crust with sauce and cheese. Bake for 8 minutes longer.
6. Finish the pizza with fresh basil and crushed red pepper. Slice and serve.

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