Cauliflower Mini Pizzas

These “pizzas’ are made into easy single-serving portions and are so much healthier than the regular route!

Ingredients:image

Topping

  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I’ve used a blend of Pepper Jack and Cheddar when in a pinch)
  • ¼ cup pepperoni mini’s (I’ve also used prosciutto, turkey bacon, or venison sausage)
  • Alternate to marinara is olive oil, garlic, and/or pesto.

Cauliflower Crust 

  • 1 cauliflower chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • sea salt and freshly ground b black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  2. Add cauliflower to the bowl of food processor and pulse until finely ground, yielding about 2-3 cups.
  3. Transfer to microwave safe bowl. Cover loosely and place into microwave for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Let cool. (Another option is to bring to a boil in a pan and once softened, pulse to break into finer bits.)
  4. Using a clean cheese cloth or dish towel, drain cauliflower completely, removing as much water as possible. (Otherwise, your cooking time will be doubled, almost!)
  5. Transfer cauliflower to larger bowl and stir in egg, mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, spread cauliflower mix into a circle for each little pizza and place onto the prepared cookie sheet. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden. (Remember, this step may take longer depending on the amount of moisture left in the cauliflower.)
  7. Top each pizza round with marinara, mozzarella, and pepperoni minis (or topping of choice). Place into the oven and cook until the cheese has melted. (Anywhere from 4-12 minutes!)

Serve immediately. Sprinkle with red pepper or basil, if desired.

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