Once again, I got too excited about mixing everything together and completely forgot the step where you cook the cauliflower and then squeeze out all the liquid. I skip ahead to the part where you add the egg, cheese, and seasonings, and then I try to microwave it a tiny bit (but don't cook the egg!). These still turned out pretty good even with that error.
If you want to make this vegetarian, definitely use vegetarian-friendly toppings.
|I jumped the gun, that's not cooked cauliflower!|
|A big bowl of cauliflower mixture.|
|shaping out rounds|
|After some initial cooking, add sauce.|
|cute mini pizzas waiting to go back in the oven.|
|Browned and waiting to go in my belly!|
Sonny D barely touched his, he might have had a single bite, but I don't think it was because he was suspicious about what it was made of, but rather because he's a toddler and sometimes they just don't eat much. Husband Jeff and I ate them and enjoyed them, but I'm sure they would have been better if I had done the first steps properly so they would brown up more and be a bit more solid. I can't believe I did it wrong twice (for the breadsticks and for these mini pizzas)!
There is barely a touch of cauliflower-ness to them. I like cauliflower and so it wasn't an issue, but if you served this to a cauliflower-hater, they might not like them much. But really, it's a vehicle for the toppings. I would definitely stick with stronger-flavored toppings, like sausage, pepperoni, etc. If you went with something bland, the cauliflower flavor might come through even more.
I have to recommend NOT chopping up an entire head of cauliflower, because it ends up being way more than you think it will be. I ended up freezing the remainder of the chopped up cauliflower mixture and putting it into other things.