Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

So I was craving pizza something fierce, but my pre-life change pizza recipe contained 3 1/2 cups of white flour...that's 1400 calories for the crust ALONE! NO TOPPINGS!!! CRAZY!!!!! Anyways, this recipe uses a cup of cauliflower, 30 calories, a cup of mozzarella, 240 calories; and 1 egg, 70 calories....
340 calories for the ENTIRE crust! 
1/4 the calories of my original recipe!
Now that's more like it :-)

- 1 c. cooked, riced cauliflower (see instructions below)
- 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- Olive oil or Pam
***Some people have said that you can cut the cheese in half and it still tastes good

Pizza #1
- Pizza Sauce
- Provolone Slices (4 rounds) (I chose to use Provolone vs Mozzarella since the crust contained so much)
- Cold Cut Salami (4 rounds)
- Roasted red pepper strips
- Artichoke Hearts packed in oil
- Parmesan
- Optional: Pepperoncini and Black Olives

Pizza #2
- Precooked Shrimp (tails removed)
- Corn (canned or frozen)
- 3 scallions, chopped
- Pesto
- Fat Free Feta

To rice your cauliflower:
Take head of cauliflower and remove stems and leaves
Coarsely chop and throw into you food processor
Pulse until cauliflower resemble coarse grain (do not over-pulse as this will create a puree)
Place in a microwave safe container and microwave on high for 8 min.

Preheat oven(s) to 450
Mix crust ingredients
Generously spray baking sheets with Pam (mine stuck and I ended up having to pry them off)
Now spread your crust mixture over the baking sheet in whatever shape you please
Brush with olive oil or spray with Pam to aid in browning
Bake for 15 minutes
Remove from oven and top with toppings and cheese (I like to put most of my toppings under the cheese so the cheese melts down and attaches all the toppings like a delicious glue)
***Note your pizza will not be in the oven for long so heat up any cold toppings on the stove or microwave before throwing them on***
Stick your pies back in the oven and cook 5-10 min longer until cheese becomes bubbly and delicious

Slice and Enjoy :-)

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