Veggie Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

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Veggie Pizza with Cauliflower Crust Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

For a flavorful veggie pizza, use homemade cauliflower crust and top with mushroom mixture, tomatoes, spinach, basil and mozzarella. 

Serves 2 (serving size: 1 pizza)


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1 cauliflower head, roughly chopped (about 3 pounds)
Cooking spray
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup presliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
2.5 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 2/3 cup), divided
2 large egg whites
0.5 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup thinly sliced seeded tomatoes
2/3 cup fresh baby spinach


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 1 Hours

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Place half of cauliflower in a food processor; pulse 10 to 15 times or until finely chopped (like rice). Transfer cauliflower to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat procedure with remaining cauliflower. Coat cauliflower with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes, stirring once. Cool.

3. Increase oven temp to 450°.

4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms and bell pepper; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

5. Place cauliflower in a clean kitchen towel. Squeeze until very dry. Combine cauliflower, remaining 1 teaspoon oil, 1/4 cup basil, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, salt, garlic, 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, egg whites, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Press cauliflower mixture into 2 (8-inch) circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Coat crusts with cooking spray.

6. Bake crusts at 450° for 22 minutes or until browned. Remove pan from oven; top crusts evenly with mushroom mixture, tomatoes, spinach, remaining 1/4 cup basil, remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake an additional 7 minutes or until cheese melts.

Created date

June 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 350
Fat 15.8 g
Satfat 6 g
Monofat 5.7 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 11 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 658 mg
Calcium 488 mg