Thursday, August 1, 2013

Delicious Cauliflower Pizza

As a person who can't eat gluten I often find myself longing for a delicious pizza. That tasty cheesey goodness and toppings piled high...ah...those were the days!!!! It would also be genius if there was a pizza that wasn't ten million calories per slice!!! I mean...who wants to eat a measly little tiny skinny slice of pizza...we all want to take a big juicy bite of a nicely appointed slice of pizza! Today I tried out a recipe that I found on Pinterest and was pretty darn satisfied! I changed the recipe a little...because that's how I roll...but here it is...the recipe for my delightful lunch!

Cauliflower Pizza
Makes 4 personal size pizzas, 5PPV per pizza

2 eggs
2 cups fat free shredded mozzarella
2 cups raw shredded cauliflower (use a ricer, cheese grater or food processor for this)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil, julienned

Toppings: (feel free to add whatever you want at this point!)
1 cup marinara sauce
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 yellow squash, thinly sliced
1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
Sliced deli ham (or whatever meat you want...or none if you don't want any!)
Basil Ricotta

Basil Ricotta:
1 cup low fat ricotta cheese
1 tbsp fresh, chopped basil
pinch salt
fresh ground pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F. Line two cookies sheets with either silpat mats or greased parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded cauliflower, eggs, mozzarella, basil and garlic. Mix it all up with your hands! Divide it into 4 equal parts and press it out onto the lined cookies sheets so that each one is nice and even. Mine were about an 8" circle. 
  3. Bake the crusts for 12-15 minutes.
  4. While the crusts are baking, mix the ricotta, basil, and s&p together in a small bowl. Set aside. 
  5. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Top with marinara sauce. Add sliced zucchini, squash, onion & ham. Drop dollops of the basil ricotta on top of the vegetables. Press the dollops so that they are a little bit flat. 
  6. Put the topped pizzas back in the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  7. EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Laura said...


kenders said...

I made cauliflower pizza once so far this Summer and it was awesome! I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks!