cauliflower pizza :: low carb and delicious

Cauliflower Pizza

I was very skeptical about making this pizza out of cauliflower and can’t believe how delicious it turned out.  I wish I would  have known about this sooner.  I’ve adapted this recipe from Dr. Oz and think the way detailed below helps the dough out more like pizza.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups cooked, riced cauliflower
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 cup mozzarella Go Veggie! (or shredded mozzarella cheese)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 1 onion
  • choice of toppings (I used tomato sauce from whole foods, Go Veggie!  and ground turkey)

Directions:

First you need to rice the cauliflower.  This tends to be the hardest and most time-consuming part.  First take off the stems/leaves and cut into florets. Next steam the cauliflower for about 10 minutes and then let cool.  Put in food processor and rice (don’t process completely).  The key to making a pizza that is not soggy is determined by how much moisture is in the cauliflower.  Try and get as much out as possible even if you need to blot with a towel.

(You can rice in microwave for 8-10 minutes if you are in a rush, but I prefer to not use a microwave when cooking.  If you do this method you would want to rice fresh cauliflower first then cook in the microwave for 8 minutes…do not add water.)

Next, combine the grated cauliflower, mozzarella, egg and egg white in a bowl.

Spread dough out on a sheet and sprinkle on oregano, basil, parsley and garlic.

Cauliflower Pizza Dough

Place on lightly sprayed cookie sheet and cook at 450 for 15 minutes. (Sometimes I broil it for a few minutes at the end to get the pizza crust crispy.)

Once the dough has been cooked through you can add the sauce and toppings of choice and put back in the broiler until melted(3-4 minutes)…or just start enjoying cheesy garlic sticks!

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Another Cauliflower  Pizza (Added Shredded Chicken)

Another Cauliflower Pizza (Added Shredded Chicken)

 

Nutrition Facts: Based on before toppings are added by my calculations from SparkPeople Recipe Calculator.

Cauliflower Pizza Nutritional Info

Not to mention the additional health benefits

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