Let me just get right to it. GO NOW! Get in your car and go grab at least 2. These gems are going to be another one of those things that Trader Joes can not keep in stock.
At first I was not intrigued and did not purchase the crust when I saw it a few weeks ago. I am so over soggy cauliflower items. I have not been able to find any crust like recipe I like better than these bread-sticks and I did not want to be disappointed. As most of you know I am a Trader Joe fan and am there a few times a week, yesterday I decided to just go for it. Like I said – “Get in your car now and go grab some”
Each box has six servings and each serving is 80 calories each ( naked crust ). The gluten-free crust is made of cauliflower, corn flour, water, cornstarch, potato starch, olive oil, and salt. I topped my crust with Trader Joes marinara sauce, organic mushroom, organic zucchini, shredded mozzarella cheese and diced onions. For seasoning I added a pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Keep in mind those calories creep up quick when you add lots of toppings.
The directions advise you to cook it at 450 degrees, I agree with this however I would cook it for 5-10 minutes naked first,(no toppings). For those of you that know cauliflower, it has a lot of water in it so cooking it till close to crispy helps make it less soggy. If you are expecting Pizza Hut crust do not even attempt this. This is a healthy alternative to pizza NOT your typical pizza. I have had some tell me they were disappointed with cauliflower crust things because it did not crunch up. I get that but I have now done it enough that I have some tricks and I do not try to duplicate actual pizza but yet make a new low carb yummy dish. Make sense?
The other trick to this pizza is use a pizza pan with wholes in it. This is a flimsy crust and can buckle easy ( even when it buckles it still taste yummy ) I picked mine up at Amazon
Do not go super heavy with the toppings, it can create a soggy crust. Mike LOVED it, I LOVED it. We had a lovely lunch, cauliflower corn crust pizza, organic peaches from our favorite CSA, and we watched a great documentary on PBS, The Buddha.
Wash, Rinse, Repeat another FAB day in paradise 🙂