We all get cravings. Sometimes, it is for sweets and desserts. Other times, it is for salty, greasy, fat-loaded foods. I had the sodium cravings last weekend. I wanted pizza. Instead of going out and spending extra money I don’t have in my budget, I made one. The crust was made from cauliflower and then I loaded on veggies, chicken and turkey bacon!
Cauliflower is a great option for someone looking to cut out carbs and fats found in premade bread crusts. Below is my recreation from a Sam’s Club magazine article. I also included macronutrients of my pizza in case you’d like to make it the same. To fit my daily intake, I ate two pizzas– you could easily eat just one… or the whole thing if you choose! 😀
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
- 2 cups raw, processed cauliflower (about half of one large head)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. garlic powder OR 1 tsp. chopped garlic
- 2 tsp. pizza seasoning
- 1 cup shredded cheese OR 2 mozzarella string cheese sticks
My Pizza Toppings Included
- 3.3 ounces pre-cooked chicken breast
- 2 strips turkey bacon
- 1 Roma tomato
- 1 cup raw spinach
- 0.5 cup raw broccoli
- Preheat oven and baking sheet to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare sheet of parchment paper that will be placed on top of baking sheet warming in the oven.
- Rinse cauliflower and cook until tender. Since I don’t have a stovetop steamer, I placed in the microwave on high for 6 minutes.
- Use a food grater, processor, or finely chop to near rice-like consistency.
- Place cauliflower mixture on dry dish cloth and wring out as much excess water as possible.
- Put processed cauliflower in bowl.
- If using string cheese, pull apart and chop up into smaller pieces.
- Mix cheese, egg and seasonings with cauliflower. Can use hands for more even distribution.
- Form ‘dough’ into ball and set on to parchment paper.
- Pat dough into a round shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
- Pick up parchment sheet with crust and place onto hot baking sheet.
- Cook crust for 10 minutes or until slightly brown.
- Remove from the oven, assemble preferred pizza toppings and bake for additional 5-8 minutes. I did not add sauce or extra cheese — up to your preference.
Add some delicious Walden Farms ranch, barbecue sauce or both to fit your cravings 🙂