Cauliflower Crust Pizza yummmm

This may not sound great but trust me it is very tasty and easy enough to prepare, however there are a few steps but no less than if you created real pizza dough at home.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Recipe makes one about 1 12-inch pizza

Nonstick spray
2 1/2 cups or one medium head of cauliflower
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (Save 1 cup for topping)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (save half for topping)
salt and pepper
Parchment paper
Pizza sauce
Garlic and onion powder
Favorite veggies thinly sliced
Optional meat

Place parchment paper on cookie sheet and spray it with nonstick cooking oil. Some recipes have used a pizza stone but I have not used one yet. So I stuck with a metal cookie sheet.

Chopped and rinsed

Chopped and rinsed

Wash a small head of cauliflower; cut off the florets, don’t use the stems they are a little bitter. Pulse in your food processor for about 30 seconds, until you get powdery snow like cauliflower.

See above photo. You should end up with 2 to 3 cups cauliflower “snow”. Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Microwave for 4 minutes. IMG_0787

Once cauliflower is cool enough to handle, put into a clean dish towel, this is a major point I tried to squeeze the cloth with the very hot cauliflower…wait a few minutes for the mixture to cool off, then wring the water out then wring it out some more.. You want to squeeze out as much water as possible. You want the cauliflower to be more on the dry side it will make the crust crisper.

Put cauliflower into a bowl, add 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, pinch of salt, your favorite spices such as garlic or onion powder, then add your beaten egg and mix well.

Baked crust

Baked crust

Once mixed together, use your hands to form the dough into a crust on your oiled parchment paper. Try to make it even all over so it will cook evenly. Cook in 350 degree over for 8-10 minutes until it gets crispy and brown around the edges. Cool the cooked “dough” then add pizza sauce, veggies, meat and the saved cheese. Place into a 350-degree oven until topping is golden brown and crispy. Let cool cut and serve.

This satisfied my craving for pizza with a very small amount of calories and carbs. Estimated for the  entire recipe not per slice!

Calories: 250 

Trans fat: 0

Carbohydrates: 24 (net 10)

Sugar: 3

Fiber: 14

Protein: 20

Average fast food pizza 380 Calories for 1/9 of the 12 inch pizza which is a very small piece.

Finished

Finished

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