It’s now a new year and many are making their resolutions to go on a diet and give up all the fun tasting foods to help them lose weight. But who says you have to give up things like pizza? Here’s a recipe that may not taste exactly like Pizza Hut pizza, but for having a crust made out of cauliflower instead of white flour, and with tons less calories, I think it’s pretty darn good. Now keep an open mind, and don’t knock it until you try it. My kids love it, and I hope you do too! Here’s the recipe:
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
1-2 bags of cauliflower
1 omega-3 egg
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp oregano
Any other spices to taste (garlic, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, pepper, crushed chili pepper, etc.)
Low-sugar pizza sauce
1 lb of lean meat such as ground beef or turkey, or chicken breast, cooked
Sliced veggies, such as peppers, mushrooms, and fresh spinach, etc.
Preheat the over to 450.
Steam a bag or two of cauliflower (can cook in the microwave). When the cauliflower is soft and squishy, squeeze out as much water as possible by taking a paper towel and pressing out the water. Mash up the cauliflower with a potato masher or fork, or use a food processor or blender to mash.
Once mashed, add the egg, parmesean cheese, and mozzerella cheese and mash and mix again. Add in one tbsp of oregano and mash once more. Press out as much water as you can again.
Form the mix into a “dough” ball, and place on a baking sheet or perforated pizza pan with parchment paper (if you don’t have parchment paper, spray pan with Pam olive oil).
Form into a thin pizza crust, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Once baked take low sugar pizza sauce and any lean protein and veggie toppings that you would like and place that on top. Sprinkle a little more cheese and bake until toppings are heated and cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes.
The crust is very soft so you may want to eat it with a fork. I hope you enjoy this guilt free, high fiber, lower calorie version of one of our favorite foods.
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