Cauliflower Pizza Crust!


Warning- this literally took forever to make!! Next warning- It was sooooooooo worth it and delish!!

I know I am late to the cauliflower crust party but I had to jump on board. I have collected a million recipes and just went with the most simple one.

Ingredients for crust- 1 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and spices like oregano and a bit of sea salt. Also, toppings. I used mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow pepper, and mushrooms.
Ingredients for crust- 1 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and spices like oregano and a bit of sea salt. Also, toppings. I used mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow pepper, and mushrooms.
Clean and cut cauliflower into florets. Use a food processor or a blender and rice your cauliflower into little pieces. Do small batches. I had to do about 6. If you don't have a food processor or blender, start chopping with a knife? Good Luck!
Clean and cut cauliflower into florets. Use a food processor or a blender and rice your cauliflower into little pieces. Do small batches. I had to do about 6. If you don’t have a food processor or blender, start chopping with a knife? Good Luck!
Riced cauliflower! Now you are on your way. Boil about one inch of water.
Riced cauliflower! Now you are on your way. Boil about one inch of water.
Boiling water!
Boiling water!
Add rice in and cover. Let cook for four minutes.
Add rice in and cover. Let cook for four minutes.
Now comes the fun part (not really). We have to strain the cauliflower. I started with a simple mesh strainer and switched to paper towels to really press out the water. You have to get the cauliflower rice completely dry or you will have a crappy crust!
Now comes the fun part (not really). We have to strain the cauliflower. I started with a simple mesh strainer and switched to paper towels to really press out the water. You have to get the cauliflower rice completely dry or you will have a crappy crust!
Most people use a tea towel. I had no such thing. One whole roll of paper towels gone and finally the rice was dry!
Most people use a tea towel. I had no such thing. One whole roll of paper towels gone and finally the rice was dry!
Add one egg, cheese, and seasonings to bowl. A sprinkle of oregano, and a bit of sea salt.
Add one egg, cheese, and seasonings to bowl. A sprinkle of oregano, and a bit of sea salt.
Add rice in. Use your hands and mix all the ingredients.
Add rice in. Use your hands and mix all the ingredients.
Your oven should be on 400. Layer parchment paper on a baking sheet. Shape your dough into whatever shape you want.  We made a slightly higher crust for a more pizza effect.
Your oven should be on 400. Layer parchment paper on a baking sheet. Shape your dough into whatever shape you want. We made a slightly higher crust for a more pizza effect.
Bake in your 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Pull it out.
Bake in your 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Pull it out.
Pick your toppings! I loved this boarshead pepperoni, mushroom, and yellow pepper slice combo.
Pick your toppings! I loved this boarshead pepperoni, mushroom, and yellow pepper slice combo.
Put your sauce on. We kept ours super light to avoid carbs :)
Put your sauce on. We kept ours super light to avoid carbs ­čÖé
Top with your cheese and toppings. Put back into your 400 degree oven for 5 or so minutes or until pizza cheese is bubbling.
Top with your cheese and toppings. Put back into your 400 degree oven for 5 or so minutes or until pizza cheese is bubbling.
All done. I am so impressed with this crust.
All done. I am so impressed with this crust.
Pizza you can hold and everything!! MMM.
Pizza you can hold and everything!! MMM.

 

I give this pizza a 10/10. I will for sure be making this crust again. Being on low carb this crust is a miracle. It’s amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sausage and Peppers Pizza. (Healthy!)


28020_303256429775558_1540969230_n (1)These chicken sausage and pepper “pizzas” turned out delightful. I just had to share with you.

Here is what I used-

  • Medium sized mushrooms caps.┬á
  • Chicken sausage ( see below picture for more information).
  • Organic tomato basil sauce that I added the chopped mushroom stems, fresh basil, and fresh oregano to.
  • Part skim shredded mozzarella.
  • 1-2 tbsp of parmesan (optional).
  • Garlic powder
  • Mini sweet bell peppers

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Can we talk about this awesome new food find? This chicken sausage is amazing. Living in the islands our food choices are normally limited, so when I spotted this at Publix I picked it up right away. I also got a pack of apple sausage.

Nutritional Info for 1 link 50 calories- Fat 2.5- Carbs 1- Protein 6

  1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Carefully remove from stems from mushrooms caps.  Reserve the stems. Chop them finely.
  3. Heat up sauce. I used about 1/2 a cup per serving. I took the leftover mushroom stems and added those to the sauce on low heat. Add fresh herbs. I like greek oregano, and basil. It gives the sauce a bit of a kick.
  4. Once sauce is cooked through, add 1 tbsp or so to each mushroom cap.
  5. Top with 1 tbsp of part skim mozzarella or cheese of choice.
  6. Chop sausage links (it’s already cooked) and add to top of cheese.
  7. Add mini multi colored peppers to top of pizzas.
  8. I next added a bit of extra greek oregano, and garlic powder. I also sprinkled a bit of parmesan on top.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

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Nutritional counts would vary with how much sauce, cheese, sausage you use, but this is a relatively low calories pizza. I would say below 200 calories, around 7.5 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein. Add a side salad or something green and you have a really nice dinner.