Monday, December 16, 2013

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza , Yup you heard it right ...I had book marked this recipe from Paula Deen's website very long time back. I was not pretty sure how it would taste , so never bothered to try it . If you are looking how to eat healthy food by reducing the starch in your daily meals this is one healthy way to start . Believe me you will not miss the flour base in this pizza. It tasted  really good. When i showed interest to do a guest-post for  +Razina Javed's Blog RaaaZzzfood , i wanted to do some unique baked dish as she asked for a baked treat. Sending this Recipe to RaaaZzzfood


I didnt exactly follow the recipe .I tweaked the recipe here and there. The topping for the Pizza was Chicken 65, Sliced Hungarian hot Chile Peppers and Grated Mozzarella . Crust is super thin but when you take a bite ,the flavors will just burst in your mouth.

Ingredients:

For the Pizza Base:

Grated Cauliflower - 21/2 Cup
Egg - 1
Grated Mozzarella - 1/2 Cup
Grated Cheddar - 1/2 Cup
Crushed Black pepper - 1/2 Tsp
Crushed Red chili - 1/2 Tsp
Dried Parsley - 1/2 Tsp
Salt - Per Taste

For the Base :

Tomato Sauce ( Recipe here) - you can use store bought too.
Chicken 65 -( Recipe yet to publish) - Or your favorite Topping.
Sliced Hungarian hot chili peppers - 1/2 Cup ( can you bell peppers)
Grated Mozzarella

                                                       

                                             
     Instructions:

For the Pizza Base:

  • In a microwave safe bowl , add the grated cauliflower and microwave it for exactly 8 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool . Then using a muslin cloth , squeeze it and drain the excess water from the cauliflower .
  • Now mix all the ingredients in a bowl and form the base.
  • The pizza base will not be doughy or elastic . It will break when holding . Do not worry about it. Once it is baked it will be fine.
  • Preheat the oven at 350F. Spray non-stick spray on the tray you bake.

  • Pat and spread the combined base to the thickness you want.
  • Bake it for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Once it is baked , Spread the tomato sauce , top it with some chicken , peppers and cheese.
  • Bake the pizza for another 10 minutes till the cheese is melted.
  • Serve it warm



Notes :

  • I had added two variety of cheese for the base . That is 1/2 cup of Mozzarella and 1/2 cup of Cheddar . You could use 1 cup of mozzarella if you don't want to use cheddar.
  • Do definitely use the non-stick spray as cheese sticks to the baking tray / pizza pan.
  • You can use any topping you prefer .


Linking it to these Parties:

Mix it up MondayThe ScoopMade with love Monday, Marvelous Mondays @ This Gal Cooks , Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe BoxShow Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home ,   Tasty Tuesday @ Anyonita NibblesTuesday's Table @ Love in the KitchenBuns in the oven , Lady behind the curtain , Wined down wednesday,  Wonderful  food wednesday ,Show and share wednesday The wednesday roundup , Weekend Retreat , Fantastic Thursday , Thriving on thursday , Full plate thursday , Freedom Friday , foodie friday , pin junki , foodtastic friday , weekend wonders , friday food frenzy , weekend potluck


20 comments:

  1. this is awesome , looks wonderful !

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  2. Wow, healthy crust and the pizza looks simply too good..

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  3. I've seen so many delicious versions of this cauliflower crust, I really do need to try it eventually! This looks just perfect - a wonderful twist on a classic pizza...

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  4. Wonderful!!! Never thought of using cauliflower for pizza crust... Thanks a ton for bringing this to my event :)

    Visit me @ http://facebook.com/cookingwithsj :)

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  5. This is new to me and looks delicious :) bookmarking

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  6. healthy twist to the normal pizza base. seems interesting....

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  7. very intresting twist and looks so delicious

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  8. I have been hearing about this crust for so long, can't wait to try it out these holidays, especially with the chicken 65, oh yum.

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  9. I've tried pizza crust with zucchini, eggnog, butternut squash, sweet potato, buttermilk, spinach, and even beets--but never with cauliflower. Yours looks yummy!
    I'm glad to follow you on Tasty Tuesdays!

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  10. This looks so yum!
    Now following you on GFC and G+
    Keren
    From my blog: Fabulous-farmliving

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  11. Your crust is amazing. I would have never guessed it was cauliflower. Your photos are fabulous and mouthwatering.
    Sam

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  12. Hi Sharanya thank you so much for encouraging me with ur comments all the time sorry I am late to come here.
    Loved the pizza on Razina's blog esp the crust you have done it so well.
    Glad to join ur blog.

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  13. Hi Shey,
    What a beautiful pizza, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  14. What a great idea for the crust… so healthy. Thanks so much for bringing this to foodie friday.

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  15. Yummy..This is delicious, looks wonderful! I love pizza. I and want to taste it. www.valentinospizzaandsportsbar.com

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  16. Hi Shey! This looks absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursday. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party.

    Anne xx

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  17. what healthy version...amazing..Thanks for linking at my event:)

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  18. Looks delicious! I've always wanted to try this place !!! Pizza looks awesome...Visit More Pizza

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  19. Pizza looks very Delicious . Every body loves Pizza. Thanks for sharing.

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