Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

Sometimes in life all you need is a plate full of PIZZA, am I right?!? Traditionally a plate full of pizza is also a plate full of calories of carbs and fats and nothing good for your diet though!!! I finally have tried a few different recipes though and am happy to report that this cauliflower crust pizza still tastes delicious (as pizza should), you can still pick it up and shove it in your face like a traditional slice of pizza ;) but is a heck of a lot more healthy than regular pizza!


My recipe is for a single serving of pizza and is the perfect portion for a large and satisfying dinner but you can easily double it to make a larger pie to share with the family.

I went the traditional route for this pie and topped it with tomato sauce, mozzarella and turkey pepperoni but you could make tons of other flavor combos. I really like white pizza so think the next version I make I'll use some light Alfredo sauce and maybe top it with some veggies and chicken!
I have a full recipe listed below but here are a few steps of the process:

First and foremost you will need cauliflower rice! You can make your own by putting a head of cauliflower into a food processor but most grocery stores sell some kind of cauliflower rice pre-packaged or with the fresh cut veggies or even check the frozen veggie section.


Microwave the cauliflower for three minutes in a glass bowl to soften and then dump out onto a towel.


Carefully (the cauliflower will be hot!) use the towel to squeeze all of the extra water out of the cauliflower.  This step is VERY IMPORTANT: you want to get as much water out as possible so the crust will stick together!

After you've removed as much water as possible put the cauliflower rice back into the bowl and add cheese, egg, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and mix to combine. Spread the mixture onto greased parchment paper on a pizza pan


Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown


Add toppings and bake again bumping the temperature down to 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted


Violia! Your pizza is served :)  An entire pizza without all the guilt.

Nutritional Information

One personal pizza with my toppings came out to 580 calories, 36 grams carbs, 26 grams fat and 58 grams protein.





Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Use cauliflower rice to make a low carb crust option for your next pizza crazing! Adapted from The Lucky Penny
Ingredients
  •   For the Crust:
    •  1 Bag of Cauliflower Rice
    • 1 Egg
    • 1/8 Cup (15g) 2% Milk Mozzarella Cheese
    • 1/8 Cup (15g) Shredded Parmesan Cheese
    • 1 Tbs Italian Seasoning
    • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Toppings:
    • 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce
    • 60g Turkey Pepperoni (this is a large serving: not all pepperoni are pictured on the pie)
    • 1/2 Cup (56g) 2% Milk Mozzarella Cheese
Instructions
Pour cauliflower rice into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for three minutes Dump rice onto a clean towel and squeeze out all excess water from the rice Place cauliflower back into the bowl and mix with Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, egg, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Place parchment paper on a pizza tray and spray with cooking spray. Spread cauliflower mixture onto the paper and shape into a pizza crust Bake crust at 425 minutes for 12-15 minutes until golden brown Remove from oven, bring heat down to 350 degrees and add sauce, more mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni to the crust. Bake for 5-10 more minutes until cheese melts
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 serving


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