Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
- 2 tablespoons almond meal, plus more if needed
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- large pinch chili powder
Topping Suggestions: fresh spinach, sliced grape tomatoes, diced red onions
Traditional pizza crust isn’t healthy and as a go-to meal for many families, it’s contributing to our expanding waistlines! Why not try using something else for the crust – like cauliflower and almond meal! This good-for-you pizza crust from myfitnesspal.com make the perfect base for healthy toppings like fresh tomato, fresh spinach, and onions. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Try it and let us know what favorite toppings you added!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place cauliflower in a food processor; pulse until finely ground and resembles rice. Transfer to a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover then reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes.
Drain cauliflower and place cooked cauliflower in the center of a large piece of cheesecloth or cotton cloth. Twist to seal the cheesecloth or cloth and wring the liquid out of the cauliflower.
Transfer the drained cauliflower to a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix by hand with a large spoon to combine. If needed, add more almond flour to keep the dough together.
Note: Add toppings and/or tomato sauce after removing crust from the oven. (If you’re adding cheese or veggies, you can serve the veggies on top of the crust raw or cooked. To heat the toppings, place the pizza back in the oven with the toppings for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted).
Crust Nutrition* (per serving): Calories: 220; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 761mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 16g
*Note: The nutritional information does not include any pizza toppings.