We all see the short videos put out by Delish on facebook, well this one caught my eye and looked so good I had to give it a try myself and see if it tasted as good as the video portrayed. Plus still following the Keto lifestyle so anything that tastes or can give the texture of bread I am all over it. Luckily I had all the ingredients so got right on it. Plus my family was cooking pizza for dinner and since I cannot partake in the entire pizza thing figure this would be a great alternative.
I used my food processor for the zucchini instead of a grater, as I am all about ease and quickly thru all the ingredients together. I will stress definitely use the cheese cloth or kitchen towel and squeeze squeeze all the moisture out of the zucchini. The dryer the better for the end results. Once in the oven, I thought crap this was so easy I have some cauliflower in the frig I wonder if I swapped out the zucchini how that would be? Within 10 minutes I had that mixture in the oven as well.
Not wanting to do the exact same ingredients, but sticking to the basic recipe I changed it up a bit. I thru a small head of cauliflower in the food processor with about 1/4 cup red onion, emptied onto a dish towel and squeezed squeezed all the juice out. I had used all the parmesan I had in the zucchini batch so substituted the 1/2 cup for more mozzarella cheese, thru in a little bit of chili pepper for kick and topped it off with bacon bits. I did not want both to taste exactly the same and have to say the end results on both were amazing.
Setting out both batches on not letting my family know what it was they dug in. I don’t even think they realized that it was not bread until I told them what is was made with. Personally I enjoyed the zucchini recipe more. Probably because I used cauliflower for so many other things, like grilled cheese sandwiches, but my family all chose the cauliflower version.
The only other thing I did differently was to use Italian seasoning in both as I did not have just parsley. So to me it tasted a lot like pizza and I even had a couple pieces the next morning with pepperoni on top for breakfast. Sorry family but next time it is pizza night I will roll this out thinner and use either one for the crust and I bet you will never know. Talk about a great way to get more veggies into your diet.
So hats off once again to you Delish. I look forward to trying out more recipes in the future. This one gets an A++
For Delish full recipe you can find it here, just click. Please also try both as they are so easy to do and let us know which is your favorite and if you changed up the recipe to make it even better.
Here is the recipe I used for the cauliflower version.
1 small head of cauliflower
1/4 red onion
2 medium eggs
3 cups mozzarella
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 Tbls bacon bits
salt and pepper
crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place cauliflower and red onion in food processor or grate finely. Place into cheese cloth or kitchen towel and squeeze out moisture. In a medium sized bowl add the 2 eggs and whisk, add 1.5 cups grated mozzarella, the garlic, oregano, cornstarch, chili powder and salt and pepper, mix well.
Turn out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pat down. Sprinkle bacon bits on top and pat them down into mixture. Place in oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown and dry. Remove and cover with remaining 1.5 cup shredded mozzarella, sprinkle with Italian seasoning and however much red pepper flakes you desire, replace in oven for another 8-10 minutes. Remove, let cool slightly and cut into long slices. Serve with warm marinara sauce or ranch dressing.