Mini Cauliflower Pizzas


These pizzas are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier with a crisp cauliflower crust! 98.5 calories.

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas - These pizzas are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier with a crisp cauliflower crust! 98.5 calories.

Cauliflower pizza crusts. Yay or nay?

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas - These pizzas are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier with a crisp cauliflower crust! 98.5 calories.

I was always on the nay side of this. I mean a pizza crust made out of a veggie? Where’s that crusty, airy, crisp carb goodness? But as they always say, never judge a book by its cover because this cauliflower crust must be tried.

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas - These pizzas are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier with a crisp cauliflower crust! 98.5 calories.

Now it’s fairly easy to get this all going, especially with the help of a food processor. The trick is to really soak out all the liquid from the cauliflower as much as possible, or else your crust will not hold up.

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas - These pizzas are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier with a crisp cauliflower crust! 98.5 calories.

From there, you can make these into mini pizzas or one large pizza, or even tiny little breadsticks – it’s up to you. And you can throw on your desired toppings, to taste. That’s the beauty of home cooking, right?

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas - These pizzas are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier with a crisp cauliflower crust! 98.5 calories.

For these, I figured mini pepperonis were best in the spirit of miniature sized foods. Best of all there’s only 98.5 calories per pizza! Now that is a guilt-free pizza I can enjoy any day of the week.

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas - These pizzas are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier with a crisp cauliflower crust! 98.5 calories.

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

These pizzas are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier with a crisp cauliflower crust! 98.5 calories.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni minis
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

For the cauliflower crust

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. To make the cauliflower crust, add cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground, yielding about 2-3 cups.*
  3. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover loosely and place into microwave for 4-5 minutes, or until softened; let cool.
  4. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain cauliflower completely, removing as much water as possible.
  5. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Stir in egg, mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, spread cauliflower mixture into a circle for each pizza and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Top each cauliflower round with marinara, mozzarella and pepperoni minis. Place into oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately, sprinkled with basil, if desired.

*A box grater can also be used.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 98.5 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.0g 9%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 38.4mg 13%
Sodium 202.6mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 5.8g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 6.3g 13%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.