Saturday, March 10, 2012

How to make a pizza crust without flour....


   A good friend of mine sent me a  recipe for a "Cauliflower Crust Pizza". Here is the link.
 http://www.eat-drink-smile.com/2011/04/cauliflower-crust-pizza.html
It uses cauliflower as the base for the crust instead of flour. You cauliflower in the crust is unrecognizable.  The calories and fat grams were too much for me in the original recipe.The crust alone 589 calories and 40.5 grams of fat. So as I always do I reduced it down to a more manageable amount.  I made two versions. One with 2% Mozzarella  cheese, that I ate. My wife's was made with powdered Parmesan. Your toppings can be any you like. Here is my version.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Remix
                                                                        Cal                  Fat
1 c cauliflower, cooked and riced                        58                   0
1/4 cup Egg Beaters                                           30                   0
2 T Prego Light Basil and Tomato
Spaghetti Sauce (75 cal/1/2 cup)                         19                   0.4
1/2 cup Fresh Spinach (sautéed in N/S Spray       20                   0
1 Roma Tomato                                                 5                    0
8 slices turkey pepperoni                                    35                   2
1/4 cup 2% shredded Mozzarella (crust)              80                   6
1/4 cup 2% shredded Mozzarella (top)                80                   6
2 T diced fresh mushrooms                                 0                   0
Italian seasoning and garlic powder                       0                   0

Total for entire 9" inch pizza (approximately)      327                14.4

                                           Riced cauliflower





One medium head of cauliflower broken down and chopped place in a in a food processor. Don't try the whole head at once do in segments. Process until you get a rice consistency. In a microwave safe  dish with a lid add 2 1/2 cups if the riced cauliflower. DO NOT add water. Cook on high for 8 minutes. Stir after 4 minutes through the cooking time. Let cool for a few minutes. This is enough for 2 -9" pizza's.
Place 1 cup of cooked riced cauliflower in a mixing bowl with 1/4 cup of egg beater. 1/4 cup of   2% mozzarella Cheese or the other version I made use 4 teaspoons of powder Parmesan cheese. I also added Italian seasoning and  garlic powder. Gradually stir all ingredients and form into a ball. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and turn mixture out onto the paper. From the center of the ball begin pressing down with a spoon and form into a round disk about 1/4 thick and 9" round. Bake at 400 degrees for  about 15 minutes or until the crust becomes firm and slightly browned. Take out of oven and add whatever toppings you like. Place under broiler with door slightly ajar and let broil until cheese is melted.
                 
 Cauliflower crust before baking. Parmesan at top. Mozzarella cheese bottom.


                                Closeup of mozzarella crust after baking.


 Parmesan Cheese Cauliflower Crust Pizza
                                                                          Cal                 Fat
1 c cauliflower, cooked and riced.                         58.                    0
1/4 cup Egg Beaters.                                            30.                    0
2 T Prego Light Basil and Tomato
Spaghetti Sauce.                                                  19.                  0.4
4 t Parmesan cheese (powder in can) - crust.         40.                    3
1/2 cup sautéed fresh spinach in N/S spray.           20.                    0
1 Roma tomato.                                                   5.                    0
2T diced fresh mushrooms.                                   0.                    0
Oregano, garlic powder, black pepper.                    0.                    0

Total for entire 9" inch pizza (approximately).       172.                4.3

We will defiantly make these again. Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. This looks totally awesome! Can't wait to try it out!

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  2. What a cool idea! It makes so much sense. I pinned it and tweeted it.

    http://pinterest.com/sweetozarksgirl/
    https://twitter.com/SweetOzarksGirl

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