Fresh cauliflower, ground flax, sautéed onions and a savory array of spices come together to create a delicious and unique lo-carb, high fiber pizza crust.
This was actually my first experience using cauliflower to make pizza crust so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I often use cauliflower in soups and salads (see Cauliflower Garden Sweet Pea Soup , Creamy Parmesan Cauliflower Rice Soup , and Roasted Vegetable Quinoa, just to name a few) with great success so I thought it was definitely worth a try. Being a huge fan of pizza, I loved the idea of making a healthified version with all the flavor and only a fraction of the calories and fat. I have to say, I am so pleased with how it turned out.
Now, is this a complete replacement for your favorite deep dish, extra cheese, supreme pizza? I’m gonna say no BUT it is an awesome substitute if you’re looking for a healthier option. For only 210 calories and 9 grams of fiber, you can have your own 6 inch cheese pizza. I added turkey pepperoni and black olives for only a few extra calories and it was oh-so-YUM!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
- 1 medium-large head cauliflower
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1/4 cup golden milled flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground garlic salt
- 3 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2/3 cup favorite pizza sauce
- 1 cup finely shredded Italian cheese
Preheat oven 400F
Coarsely chop the cauliflower into large chunks and rinse well.
Place in food processor and blend/ purée until smooth. This may need to be done in 2-3 batches.
Place puréed cauliflower in a thin dish towel and squeeze all excess moisture out until a solid ball is formed. Set aside.
Dice onion and place in a small pan along with minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, and 1 teaspoon of oil.
Sauté on a low/medium low heat, covered, until onions have softened and are beginning to caramelize. Set aside.
Place cauliflower ball in a medium bowl and add eggs, flaxseed, garlic salt, parsley, oregano, and sautéed onions and mix well.
Line two baking sheets with foil and grease well.
Divide cauliflower dough into fourths and press into small circles about 6 inches in diameter.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and add 2 1/2 tablespoons pizza sauce to each pizza.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on each pizza along with any additional toppings.
Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts Servings 4 Amount Per Serving 1 pizza Calories 206 Total Fat 9g Saturated Fat 3g Monounsaturated Fat 3g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 61mg Sodium 643mg Potassium 721mg Total Carbohydrate 21g Dietary Fiber 9g Sugars 9g Protein 14g