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cleochatra 02-24-2008 03:58 PM

You won't believe it's cauliflower pizza crust!
 
A few friends have been challenging me to come up with a solid, delicious pizza crust recipe that isn't too high in fat, doesn't cause cravings, and has a pretty darned good consistency.

I was hoping on the oopsie rolls as a 'batter/crust' of sorts, but saw that the results were extremely mixed.

Then it hit me... cauliflower. Yes. Cauliflower! I made this this afternoon... it is amazing!

Don't knock it until you try this! My husband is eating it faster than I can make it!

Recipe can be doubled.


You Won't Believe it's Cauliflower Pizza Crust


1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower**
1 egg
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2tsp fennel
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley

pizza or alfredo sauce
toppings
mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 450 degrees farenheit.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Press evenly on the pan. Sprinkle evenly with fennel, oregano and parsley.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes (15-20 minutes if you double the recipe).

Remove the pan from the oven. To the crust, add sauce, then toppings and cheese.

Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897374

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897413

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897439

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897463


**I use frozen cauliflower prepared according to package directions. After cooked and slightly cooled, I shred cauliflower with a cheese grater, and then measure for the recipe. (Don't pack down the cup with cauliflower. Just fill it with a spoon or the cup itself.)

NutinHonie 02-24-2008 04:07 PM

Now I've heard everything!

Does it get stiff enough where you could eat it with your hands, or does it require a fork?

Need2LoseNow 02-24-2008 04:07 PM

whoa! that looks super yummy!! and cauliflower? intriguing!

cleochatra 02-24-2008 04:12 PM

I ate it....


with mah hands!!!!! It's a stiffer crust to be sure. I'll take a picture... BRB


Want to hear something else? The entire crust is only:

calories: 434
fat: 25 g
carbs: 8 (net), 13 if counting all
fiber: 5 g
protein: 41 g

Per serving, that's only 109 calories and 2 net carbs!

marmi2 02-24-2008 04:14 PM

Hi Cleo, just made your revol rolls, had no c. of tartar, so used a pinch of baking soda, i haven't tried them yet, they're in fridge for lunch tomorrow. Just took a gander of your cauliflower pie, and i'm pretty excited about trying.

marmi2

BarbDe 02-24-2008 04:17 PM

OK. Seriously I am:rofl:
That looks so freaking GOOD. And I am starving.

cleochatra 02-24-2008 04:18 PM

Cool! You don't need the cream of tartar if you whip those whites up extra stiff. I hope you like the oopsies! I want to hear what you think.

I LOVE this cauliflower pizza crust! My hubby keeps eating it!

cleochatra 02-24-2008 04:18 PM

BarbDe-- it seriously ROCKS...

And look...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203898601

You can hold it in your hands to feast!


Guys, I have to be able to hold my food. I have to touch it.

Now I can.

BarbDe 02-24-2008 04:20 PM

OK, how are you cooking the riced cauliflower??
I can't believe this. I am going to have to try this tomorrow.

coffeeplease 02-24-2008 04:25 PM

That looks soooooooo good :)

cleochatra 02-24-2008 04:25 PM

I didn't believe it either, but I got this bug up my butt and gave it a shot.

I mean, the worst-case scenario was baked cauliflower eggs and cheese. LOL!!!

I am THAT desperate for a low-carb pizza crust.



I took frozen cauliflower and microwaved it as per package directions. Then I let cool slightly, shredded with a cheese grater and measured out the cup.

cleochatra 02-24-2008 04:28 PM

Pam-- thank you! I wish you guys could come and try this. It is SO good!


By the way, you guys will think I'm a gomer for not using more awesome-looking ingredients, but until you try something and know it works, you don't want to go spending your fresh spinach and pine nuts on them! Pepperoni and cheese was an easy choice for a first-time attempt.

babydollsea 02-24-2008 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cleochatra (Post 9983419)
A few friends have been challenging me to come up with a solid, delicious pizza crust recipe that isn't too high in fat, doesn't cause cravings, and has a pretty darned good consistency.

I was hoping on the oopsie rolls as a 'batter/crust' of sorts, but saw that the results were extremely mixed.

Then it hit me... cauliflower. Yes. Cauliflower! I made this this afternoon... it is amazing!

Don't knock it until you try this! My husband is eating it faster than I can make it!

Recipe can be doubled.


You Won't Believe it's Cauliflower Pizza Crust


1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower**
1 egg
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2tsp fennel
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley

pizza or alfredo sauce
toppings
mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 450 degrees farenheit.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Press evenly on the pan. Sprinkle evenly with fennel, oregano and parsley.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes (15-20 minutes if you double the recipe).

Remove the pan from the oven. To the crust, add sauce, then toppings and cheese.

Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897374

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897413

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897439

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897463


**I use frozen cauliflower prepared according to package directions. After cooked and slightly cooled, I shred cauliflower with a cheese grater, and then measure for the recipe. (Don't pack down the cup with cauliflower. Just fill it with a spoon or the cup itself.)


OH MY GOSH!! You never cease to amaze me! Now I have a new project :notwrthy:

cleochatra 02-24-2008 04:44 PM

babydollsea-- I was seriously jonesing for something that I could pick up with my hands and eat, but that didn't cause me cravings, or that I'd overeat. (But, really, at 8 net carbs for the whole crust recipe, you could almost not feel badly about it, even if you ate more! )

I also wanted to do something that wasn't connected to cream cheese (I need it for my oopsies) or parmesan (causes me cravings).

You could also make mini pizzas from them if you make small rounds on the pan and have some for other servings later, or make the crusts up, store them, and add toppings later.

mac24312 02-24-2008 04:51 PM

WOW..Cleo!! :notwrthy: You never cease to amaze us!! :hugs:This looks even better than the Oopsie crust..I am very afraid to try a pizza crust with the Oopsies because of the same reasons you are! I am going to try this next week instead...wonder if will hold up well with hamburger, mushrooms and pepperoni on it also? I am going to try this in my professional non-stick pizza pan..doubling the crust..just for the fun of it..will let you know how it turns out next week!

HUGS and TY:shake:
Christina

cleochatra 02-24-2008 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mac24312 (Post 9983615)
WOW..Cleo!! :notwrthy: You never cease to amaze us!! :hugs:This looks even better than the Oopsie crust..I am very afraid to try a pizza crust with the Oopsies because of the same reasons you are! I am going to try this next week instead...wonder if will hold up well with hamburger, mushrooms and pepperoni on it also? I am going to try this in my professional non-stick pizza pan..doubling the crust..just for the fun of it..will let you know how it turns out next week!

HUGS and TY:shake:
Christina

Oh, girl, it will HOLD those toppings. I'm making another one, and am going to load that babay DOWN. :hyst:


Make sure the toppings you add are pre-cooked. The pizza goes back in under the broiler, and not the oven.

The only reason I skimped on toppings this time around was in case it wasn't as delicious a solution to a crust as I'd imagined. I really winged it!

mac24312 02-24-2008 05:14 PM

LOL :rofl:GREAT Let us feast on LC Pizza and Mozzarella Sticks!! :kicking:LOL

HUGS
Christina

AnitaLCing 02-24-2008 05:15 PM

Pure genius!! I love your experiments!!

Thanks Cleo!!!

I love telling the people at work all of the the things that make this WOE wonderful!! They just look at me like I am from the plante Xenon or something. Like the time I told them about the black bean brownies...LOL!!

Need2LoseNow 02-24-2008 05:18 PM

my oven doesnt really broil :(

Dedicated 02-24-2008 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cleochatra (Post 9983419)
A few friends have been challenging me to come up with a solid, delicious pizza crust recipe that isn't too high in fat, doesn't cause cravings, and has a pretty darned good consistency.

I was hoping on the oopsie rolls as a 'batter/crust' of sorts, but saw that the results were extremely mixed.

Then it hit me... cauliflower. Yes. Cauliflower! I made this this afternoon... it is amazing!

Don't knock it until you try this! My husband is eating it faster than I can make it!

Recipe can be doubled.


You Won't Believe it's Cauliflower Pizza Crust


1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower**
1 egg
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2tsp fennel
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley

pizza or alfredo sauce
toppings
mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 450 degrees farenheit.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Press evenly on the pan. Sprinkle evenly with fennel, oregano and parsley.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes (15-20 minutes if you double the recipe).

Remove the pan from the oven. To the crust, add sauce, then toppings and cheese.

Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897374

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897413

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897439

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203897463


**I use frozen cauliflower prepared according to package directions. After cooked and slightly cooled, I shred cauliflower with a cheese grater, and then measure for the recipe. (Don't pack down the cup with cauliflower. Just fill it with a spoon or the cup itself.)

I'mmm sooooo making this on THURSDAY!!! :high5: yay!

cleochatra 02-24-2008 05:40 PM

Needn-- I'm trying something else with the crust, too. You might not need a broiler.

Thanks for the kudos. You have to try it before you give real cred. I know y'all are sitting there going, "Girl done lost her ball in the tall weeds on this one."

luckiangel 02-24-2008 05:43 PM

Cleo, is your hubby sleepin' outside tonight?????:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

cleochatra 02-24-2008 05:45 PM

Almost-- I heard him chewing something and almost smacked his hand and told him to put the food down until I was done photographing. Sheesh! The riced cauliflower was in limited supply, and I was planning a second pizza anyway. Dude couldn't stop with the touching.

He loves me and understands my neuroses. For this I am thankful.

12yrslater 02-24-2008 05:54 PM

Cleo you definitely deserve your own LOWCARB TV SHOW!!!! OMG, I am soooo trying this on pizza Wednesday :D THANK YA BABE ;)

lil miss 02-24-2008 06:56 PM

O...M...G...

Thanks Cleo! I am so glad you sent a link on the ML, otherwise I mihgt not have seen this and I am so psyched!

cleochatra 02-24-2008 07:00 PM

I know a lot of folks don't visit the cooking boards. Maybe we can get folks to check this place out more often.

I am so glad you think this could be a winner! It really is to die for!

More pictures... This is the second pizza-- and it's LOADED! Still, hand-holdey.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203907507

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79...g?t=1203908392

Rory 02-24-2008 07:00 PM

Did you shred it cause you didn't have a ricer or because the ricer didn't work?

sitting here thinking the ricer would be easier on my uncoordinated knuckles.....

cleochatra 02-24-2008 07:01 PM

I shred because I think a ricer would moosh it up. I want it grated. I'm pretty clutzy, but I shred it after it's set for a few minutes; it's slightly more solid that way and still goes through very nicely.

Lickrish 02-24-2008 07:01 PM

I'm trying this as soon as I can get all the ingredients. Man I wish I had them all I think I'd make it NOW. :up:

When I do the rice cauliflower I use my mini food processor and it makes it just like rice so I hope that will work for this because I've tried the whole cheese grater thing and it's tedious!

Thanks Cleo! I've never had luck with the oopsie rolls but this I think I can handle. lol

Maggy 02-24-2008 07:06 PM

All I can say is :cool: I can't wait to try this as I have BAGS of frozen cauli in the freezer and have been looking at recipes all day!!
Thank you!! :kicking:


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