Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions > Recipe Forum Sticky Threads
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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.










**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.)
__________________
Jamie

I've lost 131 pounds

My rinky dink blog for thinky thoughts and things of absolutely no consequence.

Last edited by cleochatra; 02-24-2008 at 04:32 PM..
cleochatra is offline  

Sponsored Links
Old 02-24-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
Big Yapper!!!!
 
NutinHonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 7,807
Gallery: NutinHonie
Stats: 209/173/145
Start Date: 10/1/08
Now I've heard everything!

Does it get stiff enough where you could eat it with your hands, or does it require a fork?
NutinHonie is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
Senior LCF Member
 
Need2LoseNow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 601
Gallery: Need2LoseNow
Stats: 439/434/199
WOE: low carb
Start Date: today
whoa! that looks super yummy!! and cauliflower? intriguing!
Need2LoseNow is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:12 PM   #4
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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!
cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:14 PM   #5
Junior LCF Member
 
marmi2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: michigan
Posts: 2
Gallery: marmi2
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
marmi2 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:17 PM   #6
Blabbermouth!!!
 
BarbDe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 6,834
Gallery: BarbDe
Stats: Quit smoking 11/4/07; 16/10/10 on 11/30/12
WOE: Low carb/Paleo/& Crossfit!
Start Date: August 2004
OK. Seriously I am
That looks so freaking GOOD. And I am starving.
BarbDe is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:18 PM   #7
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:18 PM   #8
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
BarbDe-- it seriously ROCKS...

And look...



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.
cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:20 PM   #9
Blabbermouth!!!
 
BarbDe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 6,834
Gallery: BarbDe
Stats: Quit smoking 11/4/07; 16/10/10 on 11/30/12
WOE: Low carb/Paleo/& Crossfit!
Start Date: August 2004
OK, how are you cooking the riced cauliflower??
I can't believe this. I am going to have to try this tomorrow.
BarbDe is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:25 PM   #10
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,032
Gallery: coffeeplease
WOE: Low carb
Start Date: 02/2003
That looks soooooooo good
coffeeplease is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:25 PM   #11
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:28 PM   #12
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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.
cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:39 PM   #13
Senior LCF Member
 
babydollsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 411
Gallery: babydollsea
WOE: Moderate carbs
Quote:
Originally Posted by cleochatra View Post
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.










**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
babydollsea is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:44 PM   #14
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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.
cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:51 PM   #15
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
mac24312's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Far SW Virginia
Posts: 3,563
Gallery: mac24312
Stats: 250/130/140
WOE: Stella Style/My OWN LC WOL ;]/Maintenance
Start Date: October 07 2006 Over 6 years on Atkins ;]
WOW..Cleo!! You never cease to amaze us!! 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
Christina
mac24312 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 04:56 PM   #16
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac24312 View Post
WOW..Cleo!! You never cease to amaze us!! 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
Christina
Oh, girl, it will HOLD those toppings. I'm making another one, and am going to load that babay DOWN.


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!

Last edited by cleochatra; 02-24-2008 at 04:57 PM..
cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #17
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
mac24312's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Far SW Virginia
Posts: 3,563
Gallery: mac24312
Stats: 250/130/140
WOE: Stella Style/My OWN LC WOL ;]/Maintenance
Start Date: October 07 2006 Over 6 years on Atkins ;]
LOL GREAT Let us feast on LC Pizza and Mozzarella Sticks!! LOL

HUGS
Christina
mac24312 is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 05:15 PM   #18
Senior LCF Member
 
AnitaLCing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Texas
Posts: 357
Gallery: AnitaLCing
Stats: 191/181/151
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restarted again May 3, 2013
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!!
AnitaLCing is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 05:18 PM   #19
Senior LCF Member
 
Need2LoseNow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 601
Gallery: Need2LoseNow
Stats: 439/434/199
WOE: low carb
Start Date: today
my oven doesnt really broil
Need2LoseNow is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 05:37 PM   #20
I'm his Princess
 
Dedicated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 17,055
Gallery: Dedicated
Stats: Goal is a Healthy Weight!
WOE: Clean Eating!
Start Date: Everyday!
Quote:
Originally Posted by cleochatra View Post
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.










**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!!! yay!
Dedicated is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 05:40 PM   #21
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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."

Last edited by cleochatra; 02-24-2008 at 05:46 PM..
cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 05:43 PM   #22
Blabbermouth!!!
 
luckiangel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NM
Posts: 5,678
Gallery: luckiangel
Stats: 316/293/150
WOE: Atkins/Lower Carb
Start Date: 2003-ongoing
Cleo, is your hubby sleepin' outside tonight?????
luckiangel is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 05:45 PM   #23
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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.
cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 05:54 PM   #24
Big Yapper!!!!
 
12yrslater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,875
Gallery: 12yrslater
Stats: UGH
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: Induction: 10/20/08
Cleo you definitely deserve your own LOWCARB TV SHOW!!!! OMG, I am soooo trying this on pizza Wednesday THANK YA BABE
12yrslater is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 06:56 PM   #25
Big Yapper!!!!
 
lil miss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8,939
Gallery: lil miss
WOE: LCMW
Start Date: 1/1/13
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!
lil miss is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 07:00 PM   #26
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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.



cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 07:00 PM   #27
Way too much time on my hands!
 
Rory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 17,563
Gallery: Rory
Stats: 20W/14M/8
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.....
Rory is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 07:01 PM   #28
something there
 
cleochatra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 14,735
Gallery: cleochatra
Stats: 364/233/125 5'5" [44]
WOE: Atkins '72
Start Date: August 31, 2012
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.
cleochatra is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 07:01 PM   #29
Senior LCF Member
 
Lickrish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 583
Gallery: Lickrish
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: May 12th 07
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.

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
Lickrish is offline  
Old 02-24-2008, 07:06 PM   #30
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,417
Gallery: Maggy
Stats: 158/123/125 height 5'5
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 3/05
All I can say is 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!!

Last edited by Maggy; 02-24-2008 at 07:09 PM..
Maggy is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:45 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.