Healthy Pizza made easy….
Why make a pizza without the dough? Well, many reasons, I’ll just give you the 2 reasons that inspired me to try cauliflower pizza.
1. Each of these pizzas are about 300 calories. Serve it with a side salad and you have an entire plate full of food and not a lot of calories. A REAL piece of pizza alone is over 300 calories. And who eats just one piece? Exactly!
2. For diet/allergy reasons, not everyone can have the dough, or really the flour. So an alternative pizza can please those with gluten intolerance.
Try this, but don’t expect a REAL pizza, expect a healthy version of it. I was VERY pleased with these and plan on making them every time I find cauliflower on sale. Obviously use any toppings you want, the more veggies, the healthier it is :)
Makes 4 individual pizzas
2 cups mozzarella cheese
2 cups riced cauliflower (grate the cauliflower on a cheese grater)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup fresh julienned basil
1 cup marinara sauce (1/4 cup per pizza)
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 yellow zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
Basil Ricotta (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spray with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl, combine riced cauliflower, basil, eggs and mozzarella. Divide into 4 amounts and press evenly on the parchment paper.
*you can omit the basil or sub it for others herbs of your choice.
Bake the crusts at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
*I went for about 13 minutes and wish I had gone to 15 minutes. But that’s just a taste preference.
Remove the cookie sheet from the oven.
Add Tomato puree as a sauce to each pizza.
Then add toppings: sliced courgettes and sliced onions.
Drop the basil ricotta cheese on the vegetables by spoonfuls (I used a small cookie scoop). I pressed down slightly on the ricotta so it would be a little flatter.
Place back in the oven until cheese is melted, about 5 – 10 minutes.
1 cup ricotta (I used low fat)
1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
pinch salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and set aside until ready to use.
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