Sep 162012
 

One of the good uses of cauliflower is to make pizza crust out of it. This recipe isn’t time-consuming and doesn’t require any yeast and definitely does not require you to wait for the dough to ferment as in the regular pizza crust. A big selling point for me was the calorie in each slice of this pizza(about 150 calories per slice) which is a fraction of a regular crust pizza.

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Now comes the warning, if you are a total pizza lover, the crust is not going to taste the same as a regular pizza but a little different with an adapted taste. To my great surprise, my husband and kids loved it and I was really glad that I tried it. Thanks to Recipegirl for this wonderful recipe and I can see myself substituting this crust for regular pizza crust with unlimited options for the topping.

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I topped with marinara sauce, bell pepper, olives, pineapple and fresh mozzarella cheese. The options for toppings is unlimited and so is the choice of cheese. Use your imagination and try it once before you decide to pass. This is my recipe for this week’s blogging marathon under “Recipes with spread”.

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

    For the CRUST
  • Cauliflower -- 1/2 head of large cauliflower or 2+ cups shredded cauliflower
  • Flax seed meal -- 1 Tbsp mixed in 3 Tbsp water (or use 1 large egg)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese --- 1 cup
  • Dried Oregano -- 1 tsp
  • Minced garlic -- 1/2 tsp
  • Flavored Salt (Onion or garlic) -- 1/2 tsp
  • For TOPPINGS
  • Marinara Sauce -- 1/4 cup (or pizza sauce)
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese or shredded --- 1/2 cup
  • Pineapple Chunks -- 1/2 cup
  • Green Bell Pepper -- 1 (Cut in to strips)
  • Olives (sliced) -- 1/2 cup

Instructions

  1. Using a fine grater, shred the cauliflower in to crumbles (if you are planning to use food processor for grating, then make sure they are crumbles and not a fine paste.
  2. Microwave the grated cauliflower crumbles for 8 minutes. Let it cool. If you do not have microwave, then you can steam cauliflower just until cooked and then grate them.
  3. In a bowl, mix cooked crumbles, flax seed meal mixture, shredded cheese, oregano, garlic, and salt.
  4. Pat the crust mixture on a pizza pan or cookie sheet to about 9 inch to 12 inch diameter round.
  5. Spray the crust with non-stick cooking spray and bake the crust in 450F preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the crust is golden and crispy.
  6. Remove the crust and turn the oven to broil.
  7. Spread marinara sauce on the baked crust, add toppings of your choice, and sprinkle cheese.
  8. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes until the cheese melts. Cut in to slices and serve immediately.

Notes

Make sure the sauce is thick before adding to the crust. If the sauce is watery then it makes the crust soggy. Also drain the toppings of any extra water before adding them to the crust for a crispy pizza.

http://sizzlingveggies.com/healthy-recipes/cauliflower-crust-pizza/

 

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  17 Responses to “Cauliflower Crust Pizza”

  1. WOW! That’s really innovative and sooo healthy.. bookmarking this one

  2. wow, tats totally new to me. sure i’ll try 🙂

  3. SIMPLY AWESOME… SUPERB..

    Purposefuly using caps to stress on the point.

  4. Omg, thats truly very unique, never seen cauliflower crust pizza anywhere, thanks for sharing this wonderful crust.

  5. where ..which corner of the world did u get such an idea Jayanthi?..my my this looks absolutely gorgeous!!..loved it….and tot ally innovative:)

  6. Healthy and delicious pizza.. Looks very colorful and inviting.

  7. Wow that’s really so innovative right!..I like those pineapple on top..

  8. Cauliflower in pizza crust…this is so innovative and kudos to you for trying it out too. The pizza looks very delicious too

  9. I too had bookmarked this cauliflower crust pizza long back, they come out really good n looks really tempting…loved the addition pineapple chunks to the pizza- like the Papa Johns’ Veggie Pizza 🙂 am so tempted n craving for some now 🙂

  10. I too had bookmarked this cauliflower crust pizza long back, they come out really good n looks really tempting…loved the addition pineapple chunks to the pizza- like the Papa Johns’ Veggie Pizza 🙂 am so tempted n craving for some now 🙂

  11. Book marking this page now..Looks very nice n tempting .Thanks for the recipe

  12. Wow!! What a set of ingredients for the crust! Really innovative…

  13. what a unique idea and so healthy!!!

  14. Pizza looks yummy

  15. My my! What an innovative idea Jayanthi! LOVE it!

  16. Wow Jayanthi this is a fab idea!!! I love the crust and the … I love it. Must try it out soon. Thanks for linking it to the event.

  17. Awesome recipe…. Pictures are just Amazing .. just like pizza in front of me… but i cant eat… not fair…

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