The crust is made with a secret ingredient that is very healthy and tasty.
Instead of using flour to make a pizza crust , this low carbohydrate ( or low calorie version) uses cauliflower. Yes, frozen or fresh!
Even if you are not a cauliflower lover, don't stop reading. It doesn't taste like cauliflower.You will love this crust and not even know the cauliflower is in there! It's a great way to sneak in extra vegetables for the family and a great way to reduce the amount of calories and carbohydrates in your meal. I adapted this recipe from a recipe I saw on a Jaime Carbarella's blog " Your Lighter Side"
Here is my version.
1 pkg. frozen cauliflower, steamed and drained
1/3 cup vegetable style egg beaters ( or 1 egg, beaten)
1 cup grated pizza cheese ( fat free or regular)
a few shakes of Trader Joe's 21 Salute Seasoning or
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 cup grated pizza cheese
sauteed mushrooms or other sauteed vegetables
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Drain water ( squeeze out) from steamed cauliflower.
Grate cauliflower in food processor ( like you would grated carrots for coleslaw)
Place in bowl and try to press out any liquid.
Mix egg beaters, grated cheese and seasoning with the grated cauliflower. Mix well
Spread batter in a oiled 8X8 metal baking pan
Bake for 15 minutes
Remove from oven.
Spread with marinara sauce, grated pizza cheese, and any sauteed vegetables of choice
Put back in oven at 500 degrees for 5 minutes until cheese melts.
Step By Step Pictures
|Grate Cauliflower in Food Processor|
|Mix with Egg Beaters, Grated Cheese, and Seasonings|
|Spread Mixture Into a Greased Metal Baking Pan|
|Remove From Pan Before Adding Toppings or Leave in Pan|
|Add Marinara Sauce and Grated Cheese ( and any sauteed vegetable toppings if desired) |
Return to oven on oven proof dish or pan at 500 degrees for another 5 minutes
Can You Believe It ! Enjoy