A sneaky way to get your kids to eat their veggies! Your guests will also appreciate this healthy, low carb option as well, especially after the holidays.
1 cup cauliflower
1/4 cup shredded hard cheese (Cheddar, Parmesan or similar)
Salt, pepper and seasonings of choice
Fresh basil for garnish
In a food processor, blitz cauliflower until it forms a course mixture.
Add 1/4 cup shredded cheese, egg and seasoning of choice. I've used a head of garlic and chopped basil in this recipe. Blitz again until all ingredients are mixed together well.
Spoonful approx 1 TBS of mixture in the bottom on a non stick bun/muffin pan. Pat down firmly ensuring the cauliflower mixture completely covers the bottom and is smooth along the sides. Should be about 1/2 cm thick.
Bake for about 1/2 hour at around 200F degrees until brown and firm. Careful not to burn, but make sure they are cooked long enough that they are sturdy and crispy.
Remove from oven and set aside until ready to assemble.
Place on a cookie sheet. Add a small dab of your favourite tomato or pizza sauce. I know, I know - it can be tempting to smother it on but too much sauce will cause your cheese and toppings to slide off. In this case, less is better. Add cheese (same principle - less is more!) and bake under a grill or hot oven until cheese is melted and heated through.
Garnish with chopped basil and a pinch of sea salt. Serve hot.
You can also try making these with alternative toppings:
BBQ sauce, mozzarella and fried onions
TEX MEX, spicy tomato sauce, jalapeno peppers, cheddar
BRIE, spicy chutney
GOATS cheese, lemon zest, roasted garlic