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Triple Vision: Pizza Crust Edition

Don’t have the perfect pizza crust recipe yet? Try spaghetti, quinoa, or cauliflower.

For some of us, the perfect pizza crust is a life-long pursuit. We may not have a clue today about what makes the perfect crispiness, fluffiness, or flavor in our crust, but we’ll sure know it when it hits us somewhere down the road. At Stockbox, we’ve tried enough variations on our own recipes that one thing is certain: you won’t know what tastes good until you try it! Perhaps one of these recipes holds the missing ingredient….

Pizza Crust, Three Ways

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CAULIFLOWER

If your mission is to eat more vegetables, this is one of the stealthiest ways! The subtle savory flavor of cauliflower bound with cheese and egg is easy to pair with your favorite toppings.

1 whole cauliflower head, grated in food processor

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon parsley, minced

a pinch of cayenne pepper

1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan

3/4 cup grated mozzarella

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once you’ve grated the cauliflower, melt the butter in a large frying pan on medium low heat, and add the cauliflower. Stir in the salt, garlic, parsley and cayenne. Saute, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is soft and translucent.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and let cool slightly before stirring in the Parmesan and mozzarella. Whisk in the egg and combine evenly.

Use the olive oil to evenly coat a 16-inch pizza pan. Gather the cauliflower mixture into a ball and place it in the middle of the pan. Pat out the mixture and flatten it gently, spreading to the edges of the pan until the crust is about 1/4-inch thick.

Place the crust in the oven and bake 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and add your favorite toppings. Return it to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for another 15 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes before slicing the pizza. Enjoy!

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QUINOA

This recipe may require soaking the quinoa overnight, but the extra work will pay off with a smooth, flexible crust that’s moist and packed with nutty flavor. Plus, quinoa is full of essential nutrients, which makes this the healthiest crust we know. http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2015/03/11/how-to-make-quinoa-pizza-crust/

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SPAGHETTI

Had enough decision-making for the day? Who says you have to choose between one meal or the other? Nobody says, when you have this recipe under your belt. The taste is just like what you’d expect from two classic favorites. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/23181/spaghetti-pizza-i/

You’ll find the ingredients and the written instructions for these recipes in our store- ask a team member for details!

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