My favorite task in the kitchen is finding healthy substitutes for some of my favorite foods. With pizza being at the top of my list, I worked on doing my research on how to "healthify" the recipe and make it a part of my healthy lifestyle. So without further ado, here is my new favorite cauliflower crust pizza recipe!
1 bag cauliflower crumbles (found in produce section)
1/4 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (I used asiago, same idea)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Pizza sauce (less than 5g sugar per serving)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and prepare your pizza baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and spraying with Pam (I didn't have any paper so I just used a lot of Pam.) Add cauliflower crumbs into a food processor or blender until you get a powdery "snow"-like consistency. Place cauliflower snow in a microwavable-safe bowl and microwave for about 4 minutes. (Disclaimer: It WILL get smelly throughout your entire house so give the family/roommates a fair warning). Next, you'll want to get as much of the water out of the cauliflower as possible. I do this by taking the smallest hole strainer I own and setting it on top of a bowl while pushing down on it with paper towels so the water is strained out the bottom. You may go through quite a bit of paper towels but you will want to ensure as much water is removed from the cauliflower to get a nice chewy pizza crust.
After the cauliflower is as dry as possible, dump it into a bowl and add the cheeses, egg, and spices and mix away.
Once mixed together, use your hands to form the dough into a crust shape on your oiled parchment paper. Try to not make the crust too thin or too thick. I like to make the sides a little thicker as a normal pizza crust would be.
Bake for 8-11 minutes until crust is golden brown.
Add the pizza sauce and any of your desired toppings- go crazy here! I did half just cheese and half Hawaiian (pineapple and ham) and it was deeelish. Set your oven to broil and stick the pizza back in there for about 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese starts bubbling.
I cut it into 8 pieces but let's be real- I ate half the pizza in 1 sitting (then the other half an hour later). Well there ya have it! I love this recipe because you can get as creative as you want and it definitely satisfies the pizza cravings.
Nutrition Facts (for 1/2 cheese pizza)- Cals: 220 Fat: 7 g Carbs: 21 g Protein: 23 g <-- !!!
I will be posting the Spaghetti Squash Fettuccine Alfredo recipe in a bit so keep an eye open for that! And I will be adding this recipe into the Recipes section of my blog. Have a fab, Fit Not Skinny week and as always message me if you have any questions in the Contact Me section!