Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Ingredients:

Crust
5 cups roughly chopped cauliflower (about 1 medium head)
1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt

Topping
1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Working in batches as needed, pulse cauliflower in a food processor until reduced to the consistency of coarse breadcrumbs.

Transfer cauliflower to a large microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes.

Uncover and stir. Re-cover and microwave for another 3 1/2 minutes, or until hot and soft.

Transfer cauliflower to a fine-mesh strainer, and thoroughly drain. Using a clean dish towel (or paper towels), press out as much moisture as possible. (There will be a lot of excess liquid.)

Return cauliflower to the bowl, and add remaining crust ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

To form the crusts, evenly divide cauliflower mixture into two circles on the parchment-lined baking sheet, each about 1/4-inch thick and 7 inches in diameter.

Bake until the tops have browned, about 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine crushed tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix well.

Spread seasoned tomatoes over each crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.

Bake until cheese has melted and crust is crispy, 5 – 7 minutes.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS
PointsPlus value 7
SmartPoints value 6

Serving Size: 1 pizza (1/2 of recipe)
Calories: 269
Fat: 11g
Sat Fat: 6.5g
Sodium: 826mg
Carbs: 21.5g
Fiber: 8g
Sugars: 9.5g
Protein: 24.5g