Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

22 Oct

This has become a favorite in my house with The Hubs, Tink and myself.  This is super easy to make, and it will surprise the most skeptical person with how little it tastes like cauliflower!

There are several recipes out there for cauliflower crust.  I modified mine a bit to include less cheese and therefor less calories and fat.

Ingredients

Cauliflower
Egg
Mozzarella Cheese
Marinara Sauce
Favorite Pizza Toppings

Take cauliflower and pulse until the consistency of small grain rice or finer.  Put in microwave safe bowl and season with Italian seasonings.  Cover (do not add water) and microwave for 7 minutes on full power.  When cauliflower is done, mix 1 cup of cooked cauliflower with 1 beaten egg and 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.  Mix until very well blended.  Spread mixture onto a greased baking pan.  (I use no cal non-stick spray)  Shape the mixture into the shape you want.  Bake for 15 minutes on 400 degrees.

Crust after baking.

When crust has cooked for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and spread 1/4 to 1/2 cup of marinara sauce onto crust.  Then add pizza toppings and desired amount of mozzarella on top.  Bake again for about 5 minutes.  Feel free to broil a minute or two to brown the cheese if desired.

Momma, Daddy and Baby Pizzas!

*Tips:

  • Since the pizza cooks for such a short period of time with the toppings, I start to cook them in a skillet while the crust is cooking.  I put green bell peppers, onions and banana peppers on our pizzas, and I just cook these on low.  I don’t get them super tender, just enough to be slightly cooked before going onto the pizza.
  • Most recipes calls for a whole cup of mozzarella in the crust.  I cut that amount in half and my husband said he did not notice a difference.
  • 1 half head of cauliflower will make two pizzas.  I usually skim a little off of both mine and hubs uncooked crust and fashion Tink her own little pizza.
  • Tink loves this!  Eats it like it is going out of style.  I think most kids will like it.
  • Cook pizza crusts separately (or at least on one pan togethter).  I have cooked all 3 at the same time after having cooked them one at a time and the crusts were not as firm as it was when I cooked them seperately.  I have also read that doubling the recipe to make a bigger pizza will make the crust too soft.

Tink Approved!

The whole pizza prepared as I have listed with my toppings is 227.25 calories and 11g of fat.  I usually only eat half of the pizza and save the other half for lunch the next day.

7 Responses to “Pizza with Cauliflower Crust”

  1. Laura @ Chaotic Domestic October 22, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    That looks yummy! I’m not a big fan of cauliflower but since you say it doesn’t really taste like it, I’ll have to give it a shot!

    • fatchicktofitchick October 22, 2012 at 11:52 am #

      I really don’t think it does at all. My husband is not big cauliflower fan, and he gets all giddy when I tell him that we are having cauliflower pizza for dinner! He loves it!

  2. kepotts October 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Thanks for this recipe, I’ve been looking for a good cauliflower crust recipe! If Tink loves it, it must be delish!

    • fatchicktofitchick October 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

      My thoughts exactly! I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how it turns out.

  3. sjvella October 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    will definitely try it out someday when I am not working hehe

  4. peonut October 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Wow, you had me at “Cauliflower Crust”. My mouth is watering like crazy and I think I’ve found what were having for dinner.

    • fatchicktofitchick October 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

      I do not think this will disappoint. It is a major treat day when I make this in my house! Let me know how it turns out!

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