Low Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Low Calorie 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.

  • 2 ServingsServings

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

Preparation

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.