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Gluten Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

>> Sunday, July 19, 2015






While pizza is a favorite food around the world, it unfortunately usually comes with a mega dose of calories.  A thick crust, piled high with fatty meats and oozing with cheese all contribute to the final count.   In addition to choosing healthier meats (eg chicken breast) and enjoying a thinner layer of cheese, have you ever considered switching up the crust altogether?  Here's a great recipe for a gluten free pizza crust that is not made with flour, but with cauli'flour' instead!

There are lots of cauliflower crust recipes online - this one is derived from allrecipes.com, but I switched up the cheeses and upped the spice content for better flavor.  One slice of this pizza crust has only 67 calories - compare this to a standard pizza crust slice which comes in around 180 calories!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (from a block of parmesan), shredded
  • 1/4 cup part skim mozza cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste


DIRECTIONS

1.  Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until all cauliflower is shredded.

2.  Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer.  Bring water to a boil.  Add cauli, cover, and steam until tender (around 15 mins).  Put cauliflower into a bowl and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until cooled (about 15 mins).

3.  Preheat oven to 450F (230C), and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

4. Add remaining ingredients to the cauliflower and stir until blended.  Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and form into shape of a pizza crust.

5.  Bake until lightly browned (about 15 mins).

Makes 6 servings.


NUTRITION PER SERVING:

  • calories: 67
  • fat: 3.6g
  • carb: 3g
  • protein: 5.8g

Thanks to Leah for the recipe idea!


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