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Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Super GOOD tasting!
 
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The flavor of this 'Pizza' is fresh and mild and has a cheesy goodness with none of the qualities for which people usually dislike about cauliflower. Calling it 'Pizza' sets unrealistic expectations. It will not fool anyone BUT it does taste great! (sort of like Zucchini Linguini or anything with Spaghetti Squash) I think you will love it if you have reasonable expectations.
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Ingredients
  • ½ a large head of cauliflower
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup romano or parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, brush with olive oil and preheat oven to 450 F. If you have a pizza stone, go ahead and use it but I have discovered that parchment creates a crisper crust. Parchment on pizza stone is ideal.
  2. Add the cauliflower, garlic, oregano, ½ teaspoon salt and a few generous grinds of black pepper to a food processor and pulse until finely ground to the size of uncooked rice. Add the egg and romano cheese and pulse until just blended and the mixture can be pinched and will hold together.
  3. Evenly spoon the cauliflower mixture into a 12 inch circle on the parchment paper and pack it down. (I cover it with another sheet of parchment or wax paper and use my rolling pin or a wine bottle) Bake until browned and very dark, even looking slightly crispy and burned at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Place another sheet of parchment on top of crust and another baking sheet and flip so the other side can crisp, bake another 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the crust from the oven, turn on broiler.
  5. Spread crust with the marinara, add the mushrooms and mozzarella. Sprinkle with a good pinch of crushed red pepper. Broil until bubbly with browned spots, about 4 minutes.
Notes
Cauliflower Pizza
4 servings
NOTE: a WLS portion is a ½ serving and contains half the per serving values listed

Nutritional facts per serving (daily value):
Calories 200.141kcal
Protein 13.34g (27%)
Total Fat 11.297g (17%)
Carb. 13.132g (4%)
Fiber 3.881g (16%)
Sugars 6.07g
 

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3 thoughts on “Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Super good!

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      I understand why you think you need them. I don’t calculate stats because there are too many variables and they don’t mean anything! We can’t all eat the same amount and not everyone will make this the same way so the numbers I calculate for my ‘pizza’ do not relate to yours. It’s better to do it on your own so you are relying on YOU as there are too many ‘experts’ out there with bogus stats on their food. – Susan

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      Audrey,
      Just for you bella…

      Cauliflower Pizza
      4 servings 
      NOTE: a WLS portion is a ½ serving and contains half the per serving values listed

      Nutritional facts per serving (daily value):
      Calories 200.141kcal
      Protein 13.34g (27%)
      Total Fat 11.297g (17%)
      Carb. 13.132g (4%)
      Fiber 3.881g (16%)
      Sugars 6.07g

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