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Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza

 

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Recipe

Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I saw this recipe on Melinda Strauss's blog, kitchen-tested.com and was inspired, but dissapointed with the amount of cheese in it. Great if all you care about is carbs, but it really just displaces carbs with fat. I was able to cut down the cheese more than half and it was still delicious. Even my husband who was a big nay sayer before I made it loved it.

Times

  • Ready Time : 0 min

Servings

2

Ingredients

  • ½ head cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion grated
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup marinara
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup broccoli florets

Directions

Grate the cauliflower with a box grater into a microwave save bowl.  It should make about 2 cups cauliflower crumbles.  Place in the micrwoave for 8 minutes it will dry it out, then let sit to cool a few minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Once the cauliflower has cooled mix in the egg, cheese, garlic, onion, and oregano.  Stir until well combined.  Spoon the crust onto the cookie sheet and pat it into a 9 to 12 inch round, thinner is better.   Spray the crust lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 15 minutes (or until golden). Remove the crust from the oven and turn the heat up to broil.

Spread the marinara sauce on top of the baked crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle with cheese and broccoli or any toppings you usually like.  Place back in the oven on broil for 3 to 4 minutes watching carefully to avoid burning.

Nutrients

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 265
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 380mg
  • Total Carbs: 9g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 19g

About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

 

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3 Responses to Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza

  1. avatar says: sbersson

    I love this idea! I will try and make it next week.

  2. Yum! I love pizza, and any way to make it healthier is amazing!

  3. I tried this with some different toppings and it was amazing. There is so much potential with a cauliflower crust.

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