Friday, January 31, 2014

Supreme Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

I've been wanting to try this recipe for so long and with the gluten-free craze in full swing, this is a great substitute to standard pizza crust. Yes, it doesn't taste exactly like normal crust, but it has a really good flavor and I didn't feel weighed down after eating it. I topped the pizza with turkey pepperoni (which has 60% less fat than regular pepperoni), baby bella mushrooms and green peppers.

I recommend drizzling each slice with a small amount of light blue cheese or ranch dressing or topping it with hot giardiniera (pickled vegetables) for an added boost of flavor. Pair with a leafy green salad and you've got a complete meal!



This recipe is ready in 30 minutes and cost me $9.75 (awesome, right?).

1. Preheat oven to 450.
2. Place cauliflower florets in a blender or food processor. Process until the cauliflower resembles "snow", about 15 seconds. Transfer to a bowl.


3. Microwave cauliflower for 4 minutes and allow to cool.

4. Beat egg in a small bowl. Add garlic, oregano, pepper and cheese.



5. Add egg mixture to the cauliflower and stir to combine.


6. Transfer "dough" to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and coated with cooking spray (or use a silpat if you have one). Use your hands to spread the dough into a 1/2-inch layer. Bake for 15 minutes.


7. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet and add mushrooms and green pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.


8. Top crust with pepperoni, sautéed mushroom and pepper and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 minutes longer.




9. Allow pizza to cool for 5 minutes before cutting.

Supreme Pizza with Cauliflower Crust 
Serves 4

All you need:
Crust 
1 small head cauliflower, florets only
2 eggs
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Toppings
8 oz. sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 green pepper, seeded and diced
20 turkey pepperonis
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 450.
2. Place cauliflower florets in a blender or food processor. Process until the cauliflower resembles "snow", about 15 seconds. Transfer to a bowl.
3. Microwave cauliflower for 4 minutes and allow to cool.
4. Beat egg in a small bowl. Add garlic, oregano and pepper and cheese.
5. Add egg mixture to the cauliflower and stir to combine.
6. Transfer "dough" to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and coated with cooking spray (or use a silpat if you have one). Use your hands to spread the dough into a 1/2-inch layer. Bake for 15 minutes.
7. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet and add mushrooms and green pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
8. Top crust with pepperoni, sauteed mushroom and pepper and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 minutes longer.
9. Allow pizza to cool for 5 minutes before cutting.


Nutrition facts provided by foodlabelpro.com

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