Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This hearty vegetarian pizza will go on repeat for a weeknight meal.

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 25min

Bake Time: 35min

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sliced pitted black olives
  • 1 cup (250 mL) baby arugula
Cauliflower Crust:
  • 1 large head fresh cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each dried basil and oregano leaves

Instructions

Step One

Preheat oven to 450° F (225° C). Line baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper.

Step Two - Cauliflower Crust:

Cut leaves and stem off of cauliflower. Cut into smaller pieces. Place in food processor in batches and pulse into small rice-like pieces. Place in a large microwaveable bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes; let cool and pat dry with paper towels. Add parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, eggs, basil and, oregano. Press and shape cauliflower mixture onto prepared pan to create an 11 inch (28 cm) round pizza crust about a 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick.

Step Three - Cauliflower Crust:

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and set. Let cool slightly.

Step Four - Pizza Topping:

Spread pizza sauce over top of crust; sprinkle with half of the mozzarella. Scatter pepper, mushrooms (if using), and olives all over. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.

Step Five - Pizza Topping:

Bake for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Sprinkle with arugula.


Nutritional info per serving (1/8th recipe):
180 calories, 13 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 11 g fat, 3 g fibre, 360 mg sodium, 295 mg calcium.

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