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Cauliflower Pizza

1h total
4 servings
Cauliflower Pizza weight loss recipe
Contents

    This Cauliflower Pizza offers a delicious, low-carb alternative to traditional pizza. It features a crust made from cauliflower, making it a perfect option for those following a gluten-free or low-carbohydrate diet, or anyone looking to add more veggies into their meals.

    Servings & Nutrition

    This recipe makes 1 medium-sized pizza, serving about 4 people. Nutrition information is calculated without additional toppings.

    Estimated nutritional breakdown:
    • Calories: 180
    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 60mg
    • Sodium: 500mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
    • Dietary Fiber: 4g
    • Sugars: 4g
    • Protein: 15g

    Ingredients

    • For the Crust:
    • 1 large head of cauliflower, diced (about 4 cups)
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • For the Toppings:
    • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (look for low-sugar options)
    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • Toppings of choice: sliced bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, cooked chicken, pepperoni, etc.
    • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

    Directions

    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • Chop the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice.
    • Steam the riced cauliflower for 4-5 minutes, then let it cool.
    • Once cooled, wrap the cauliflower in a clean towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
    • In a bowl, combine the drained cauliflower with beaten egg, mozzarella, oregano, garlic powder, and salt.
    • Press the mixture onto a lined baking sheet, forming a thin, round crust.
    • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and firm.
    • Remove the crust from the oven.
    • Spread pizza sauce over the crust, leaving a small border around the edges.
    • Add cheese and your choice of toppings.
    • Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    • Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

    Ready to get cooking?

    This Cauliflower Pizza offers a healthy and tasty alternative to traditional pizza, packed with the goodness of cauliflower and customisable with your favorite toppings. Enjoy guilt-free! 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I make the crust vegan?

    Yes, use a flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp water) instead of a regular egg.

    How can I ensure the crust doesn't fall apart?

    Make sure to squeeze as much moisture as possible from the cauliflower and press the crust firmly onto the baking sheet.

    Can I freeze the cauliflower crust?

    Yes, you can bake the crust, let it cool, and then freeze it. Add toppings and bake directly from frozen when ready to use.

    Is this pizza low-carb?

    Yes, the cauliflower crust is much lower in carbs compared to traditional wheat-based crusts.

    Can I add different spices to the crust?

    Absolutely! Feel free to add spices like Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, or rosemary for extra flavor.