Oh yum! This pizza was delicious and hit the spot. The only problem? Not enough non-stick spray. I was all out, so I used butter instead and had a hell of a time scraping the crust off of the tinfoil. Tinfoil might also have been the culprit. My suggestion? MORE SPRAY.
Moving on, I found this recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust from StickaFork.net and pretty much followed the instructions exactly. We shared this little pizza and added a salad, but it could easily be eaten by one person.
- 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese*
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- Olive oil (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2. You start by using a cheese crater to “rice” the cauliflower and get a cup of the stuff.
3. Add 1/4 water to it in a bowl and microwave for 6-8 minutes, mixing halfway through.
4. Add the cheese and egg and mix it all together. Some of the cheese will melt and some of it won’t.
5. Finally, add in the oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt.
6. Pour it onto your baking sheet and try to form a 9″ circle. Try to make it as flat as possible because if you don’t it may not cook all the way through.
7. Now stick it in the oven for about 15 minutes. When the top starts to brown it’s just about done.
8. Take it out of the oven, let it sit for a minute.
9. Add your low-carb sauce of choice and your preferred serving of mozzarella cheese. You might even throw some carb-free pepperonis on top! I used Classico Italian Sausage sauce, which had 10 carbs and is a bit much for a low-carb recipe I realize.
10. Throw it back in the oven on broil for about 3 minutes, until it looks done.
Voila! Tasty pizza. My version came to 21 carbs as a whole pizza, but was split in half to make 10.5 carbs per half.
This could have been dramatically reduced by using a sauce with lower carbs (or 1/4 cup instead of 1/2) and a lot less cheese (the mozzarella I had had 1g of carbs per 1/4 cup and there are 6 of those servings in/on this pizza.)
Next time by following those modifications, this pizza could easily be 14.6 carbs, and served in half, 7.3 which is what I’ll try next time.