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Vegetable Pizza on Cauliflower Crust

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Vegetable Pizza on Cauliflower Crust
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4
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Blogger Lauren Keating of Healthy-Delicious shares a new twist on pizza.

Ingredients

Cooking spray
4
cups fresh cauliflower florets
2
eggs, beaten
1
cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
2
tablespoons dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
cup Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce (from 25.5-oz jar)
1
small onion, thinly sliced
1
bell pepper, thinly sliced, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4
cup well-drained thawed frozen chopped spinach (from 9-oz box)
6
ripe olives, sliced

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400° F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, place steamer basket; add 1/2 inch water (water should not touch bottom of basket). Place cauliflower in basket; cover tightly and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; steam covered about 10 minutes or until soft.
  • 3 Place cauliflower in large bowl. Using potato masher, gently break cauliflower into rice-sized pieces. Wrap cauliflower in paper towel; squeeze to remove any excess water. Return cauliflower to bowl. Add eggs, cheese, oregano and garlic powder; mix to form soft dough.
  • 4 Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; place each on cookie sheet. Using hands, flatten each piece into round about 6 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick. Spray tops of rounds with cooking spray. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 5 Remove from oven. Turn crusts over; use paper towel to blot away any excess moisture. Spread each crust with pasta sauce. Top each with onion, bell pepper, spinach and olives.
  • 6 Return to oven; bake 5 minutes longer or until toppings are warm. Cut each pizza into 4 pieces; serve immediately.
Tips  

Since there’s cheese in the crust, you don’t need any more on top. However, if you desire, 1/4 cup cheese can be reserved and added with the toppings.

Too much moisture in your toppings can seep into the cauliflower and result in a soggy crust. Use only a light coating of sauce and make sure the spinach is as dry as you can get it.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
110mg
36%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
480mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
14g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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