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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 70.5
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6 mg
  • Sodium: 140.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Introduction

This low-carb crust is great on its own or topped as you would pizza. This low-carb crust is great on its own or topped as you would pizza.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    12 ounces cauliflower florets, fresh or frozen
    1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Italian blend cheese
    2 teaspoons Italian herb blend
    pinch cayenne pepper
    1 egg white, beaten



Tips

You'll use the bottom of two sheet pans for this recipe. Though it sounds weird, this makes it easier to remove the crusts from the pan.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Flip over two baking sheets so the bottom faces up. Coat with cooking spray. (You can also use two pizza stones.)

Cook the cauliflower with 1/2 cup water until tender, either on the stovetop in a covered saucepan or in the microwave.

Drain any excess water and allow the cauliflower to cool slightly.

Finely chop the cauliflower (or use a box grater or ricer).

In a medium bowl, combine the chopped or grated cauliflower with the cheese, herbs and cayenne pepper. Stir in the egg white.

Divide the "dough" in half and place each portion on a prepared baking sheet.

Use a large spoon to flatten the "dough" into an 8-inch circle.

Bake on the top oven racks for 15-17 minutes.

Top as desired (calories not included) and bake until toppings have cooked through.


Serving Size: Makes 2 eight-inch pizza crusts, 4 wedges per pizza, 2 wedges per serving






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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Tip w/ the chopping: Food processor. Then just add the cheese and stuff and give it a couple spins with the blade, and add the egg white in a couple sections, and give it a couple more spins. The finer the chop, the better it seems to hold together.

    Also, don't ignore the "split in half" thing. - 10/4/13

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've made this many times using the recipe at Your Lighter Side ( http://yourlighterside.com/2012/11/caulifl
    ower-pizza-crust-with-gourmet-vegetari
    an-toppings/ for some great topping ideas) and love it! - 8/10/13

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night - it was fantastic! I didn't feel weighed down either. - 7/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    genius way to save the calories or go gluten free! - 7/13/13

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    To try making the crust more firm, wrap the cauliflower in a towel after cooking and squeeze out the excess water. - 1/24/14

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tip: after draining the water, put in a dishtowel and squeeze out the remaining water (about 1 cup of water will be squeezed out).

    It will make it crispier (like a cracker). We enjoy eating this without the toppings. Its is like a cracker and goes really well with wine! - 6/9/14

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This turned out very well! I would bake it a tad longer for most crispness, but it was awesome anyway!! Will make again! - 1/8/14

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely wonderful. Thanks for the creative genius that comes up this. The cayenne is a great touch. I used fat free cheddar and a little parmesan. A little soft in the middle but still got that fulfilled pizza feeling. Yum. - 9/4/13

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  • O.K.
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    made this recipe tonight . I followed the directions but my pizza fell apart isn't the crust suppose to be firm - 8/9/13

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved the idea, but this just fell apart for me.. didn't really work for some reason. - 8/16/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Make sure the bottom crust is completely cooked before you top it, We will be making this again. Easy & tasty. - 4/29/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was worried it would be too thick, as some posters had commented. I ended up going WAY too thin, & having to scrape what was salvageable off the pan and eating that. The flavor was good, but I messed it up, so I'll be making it again, and hopefully giving it 5 stars! (And avoiding user error) - 4/15/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 10/28/13

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can you use other veggies for this crust? like cabbage??? I don't know if it would taste good, but as an idea. - 9/1/13

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  • Ummmm....it as interesting. Not sure I will make it again. - 6/29/14

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  • Has anyone froze the crust after the first baking? I was curious to see if it would still turn out enjoyable after freezing and then reheating. - 6/4/14

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  • We loved this I never thought it would be so good. - 2/19/14

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  • Very good, I added Italian sausage and Tastefully Simple Bacon Bacon soaked in a little water for 5 min before adding to the cauliflower then topped it with home made tomato sauce and cheese. I would make it again for sure! Loved it. - 2/17/14

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  • Have made this several times, love it. - 1/23/14

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  • I am not sure if I didn't do something right, or if it was missing something, but it didn't crisp up at all. It had a good taste though, even my daughter who doesn't like many vegetables liked it. - 1/22/14

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  • It did fall apart--maybe cause I didn't make the crust thin enough. But--could eat LOTS for few calories! GREAT! - 11/18/13

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  • Tastes great but I still can not get it to hold together it stays soft. - 11/1/13

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  • WOW. I am stoked to try this recipe! I make vegan pizza for my dairy-allergic daughter all the time and just love the idea of making it even healthier! Thanks! - 10/28/13

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  • I was so skeptical about using cauliflower as a pizza crust! I made these crusts a couple of days ago and put my pizzas together tonight - I was amazed! I didn't miss all that bread because I felt like I was getting it in the cauliflower. Great recipe!! - 10/2/13

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  • A person can enjoy more than 2 pieces of this stuff, really!! - 9/8/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been looking for something like this. I used to belong to a group and each time we met there were always some people who would or could not eat due to the type of foods the wouldn't eat. I stopped going due to soooooo many picky eaters. to me a meal comes from the heart. - 8/17/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is there a way to make this without the egg? - 7/22/13

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