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Published on October 1, 2015
Registered Dietitian_Nutritionist

Katrina Haghighi, Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist

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Here is an awesome low carbohydrate dish I got from BuzzFeed Food for cauliflower pizza! I like to add spinach and red peppers to top my version off. Cheese makes everything better, but watch out for those extra calories that it adds. Remember to always use measuring utensils when food prepping and serving to control the portion size and calorie content of your entrée. Buon Appetito!

Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
1 small head of cauliflower, cored and cut into florets
1 large egg, beaten
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup basil leaves (optional)

PREPARATION
Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it’s the consistency of rice. Spread the riced cauliflower over the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until it’s tender and starting to brown just a little around the edges, about 15 minutes.

Transfer the cooked cauliflower to a large mixing bowl and add the beaten egg, 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. Stir together until the mixture is sticky and uniform throughout.

Line the same baking sheet with a new sheet of parchment paper and coat with nonstick spray. Transfer the cauliflower mixture to the baking sheet and use your hands to press it into an oval-shaped crust that’s about 1/4-inch thick. Bake in the preheated oven until it’s lightly browned all over and starting to turn dark brown around the edges, about 10 minutes.

Spread the tomato sauce over the lightly browned crust, leaving just a little room around the edges. Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top, then garnish with the torn basil leaves, if you’re using them. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes, then slice and serve!
John Gara / BuzzFeed

 

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