Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Review

Hey lovelies! Yes, two posts in one day since I was so behind this week.  Tonight for dinner we all had pizza. Yep, even me the no grains, rice, pasta, potatoes and sugar lady. I made myself my own pizza with a cauliflower crust. I have to say I was both skeptical and hopeful. I really love pizza. I mean when I was pregnant with little man, my youngest told me that she thought I was going to have a baby Ninja Turtle, because I ate so much pizza.  So here's the Link to the pizza crust recipe I tried. Debbie made a beautiful pizza. Mine wasn't so pretty, but it sure tastes good!  I think I left my crust a bit thicker than I should have but, that's an easy fix. I didn't have parchment paper, so I just oiled up the pan with olive oil spray, and baked according to her directions. It got beautifully golden brown.
This is my pizza.
This is the recipe.

  • 1 small head or 2/3 large head of cauliflower
  • ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ cups Monterey Jack Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoons Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Basil
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Egg
These are the instructions given on the blog.
  1. Cut off the florets.  You don’t need the stem.
  2. Pulse in the food processor until you get cauliflower “snow”.  You should end up with 2 to 3 cups.
  3. Cover the cauliflower and microwave for about 4 or 5 minutes.
  4. Dump the cauliflower out onto a paper towel and clean tea towel and let it cool off.
  5. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.  Place your cookie sheet in the oven to heat it up.
  6. Wrap up the cauliflower in the dish cloth and paper towel and wring out as much excess water as you can.
  7. Combine the Parmesan cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, sea salt, dried basil, dried oregano,  garlic powder, and cauliflower in a medium bowl.
  8. Mix it together with a spoon to combine the ingredients. Then add the egg and use your hands to form it into a dough ball.
  9. Pat it down gently onto a piece of parchment paper with oil spread (or sprayed) onto it.
  10. Use your hands to form it into a pizza crust, about 1/4″ thick.
  11. Optional: Slide the parchment paper onto the heated up cookie sheet and bake the crust without any toppings for about 8 to 11 minutes until it is golden brown.
  12. Remove from the oven and add your toppings.  (I highly recommend spreading on a bit of olive oil and topping it with feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, kalamata olives, red onion, cherry tomatoes and parsley.)
  13. Bake it for another 5 to 7 minutes with your toppings on it.
  14. Note: If you are only going to bake it once, leave it in for about 15 to 17 minutes.
According to my calculations according to my cheese packages and egg carton, and the internet's help for the medium head of cauliflower I used, one entire crust has:
394 Calories
17.58g of Fat
33g of Carbs
14g of Fiber
and 32g of Protein.
You can adjust your personal Macros by adding your toppings and then dividing by the number of slices you cut.

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