Note: Process photos are included in the post above.
3 cups shredded raw cauliflower (use large holes on box grater)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 fresh Italian sausage links
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 medium eggs or one jumbo egg
1 teaspoon dry basil
1 teaspoon dry oregano
½ cup of your favorite pizza sauce, divided (here’s our easy no-cook recipe)
¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees F and have a 3” high round pan-insert ready.
Spray the pan with pan spray and add the raw shredded cauliflower.
Place the shredded cauliflower in the pan and with a fork, toss it a bit so it is not pressed into the bottom.
Air fry at that high temperature for five minutes, remove and toss then place back in for five more minutes. Repeat tossing and air frying five more minutes, total 15 minutes*.
Pour cooked cauliflower into a tea towel or cheese cloth and twist and squeeze to squeeze out as much water as possible. Really squeeze hard to get out every last drop.
Place in a medium bowl along with salt, pepper, Parmesan, ¼ cup of the mozzarella, eggs, basil and oregano and mix to combine.
*While cauliflower is cooking and drying out, add the olive oil and sausages into a small saute pan over medium heat and cook for 3-4 minutes on all four sides. Remove to a cutting board and once cool, slice into 7 slices each, total 14 pieces.
Take a one-inch high air fryer pan and spray bottom. Then take a parchment round and make a small slit in four corners and press into the pan then spray the top. The slits are so it will fold and fit into the pan.
Press half of the cauliflower mixture into the pan and place in preheated air fryer at 400 degrees F for five minutes.
Lift the pizza shell out by grabbing the parchment edges and then place a new parchment in with more pan spray and the remaining cauliflower mixture.
Place the second pizza shell in and air fry again for five minutes. Leave air fryer on 400 degrees F and leave this last pizza shell in the pan and parchment after cooking for the five minutes.
Divide the sauce, cheddar, mozzarella and sausage slices between the two pizza shells.
Place the one in the pan into the air fryer for 4-5 minutes. Remove once browned and melted and lift out pizza by the parchment and place the second pizza in for another 4-5 minutes.
Remove, slice and serve immediately.
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