Ok so apparently cauliflower is all the rage and I'm late to the party. I found all kinds of recipes using cauliflower for a substitute for everything from rice to pizza crust. It is super hard to stick to my diet right now. I mean super super hard. I love to eat. I love Christmas food. Did I mention that I love to eat?
So instead of making a pizza crust and then topping it with cheese I decided to try making something else. I found a couple of recipes and used different ideas from both to come up with these delicious little gems.
During dinner we kept making the Little Guy eat his soup in order to have "bread". He was totally convinced!
Cauliflower Pizza Bites
2 T olive oil
1/2 head of large cauliflower
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
You'll need a grater or a food processor to get the cauliflower to the right consistency. I cut mine into smaller pieces and then processed it in a few batches until I had about 2 to 3 cups of cauliflower. At this point it almost resembles rice or couscous.
Saute the grated cauliflower in the olive oil until translucent. Meanwhile process the additional ingredients in the food processor.
Mix the cheese mixture with the cauliflower. I would suggest tasting your cheese mixture before adding the egg. If you like the amount of spices you can then add the egg. If it is not spice enough or you think it needs more flavor at that point you could add additional oregano, parsley, garlic salt, red pepper and or cheese.
Grease a mini muffin tin. I use an sprayable olive oil. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin and press it down. This ensure that the bites will stick together.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees and serve with marinara dipping sauce. We use Hunt's No Sugar Added Tomato Sauce. Yum!!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! The Little Guy seriously couldn't get enough of them!!