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.


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



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


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

  2. 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...

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

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

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

  6. very intresting twist and looks so delicious

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

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

  14. Yummy..This is delicious, looks wonderful! I love pizza. I and want to taste it.

  15. 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

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

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

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