Sunday, March 25, 2012

99% Veggie Pizza

Pin It Friday I got to have another fun baking night with my roommate Catherine.  What was on our menu for the night? Pizza.  99% Veggie Pizza.  We decided to attempt a cauliflower crust pizza.  Cauliflower crust???  Yep!  No flour needed.  Before you turn your nose up at the thought you have to try this recipe.  Cauliflower doesn't have a very strong taste to begin with, so when mixed with pizza seasonings and topped with your favorite pizza toppings and sauce it's delicious.  I used several other cauliflower pizza recipes for inspiration, but as usually my recipe turned out pretty different.  There was only one thing I screwed up on while making the crust...I forgot to add the egg to hold it together.  The crust still turned out good; it was just a little crumbly.  So if you decided to make this recipe, I would highly recommend not forgetting the egg. :P
The reason that I am calling my new recipe 99% Veggie Pizza is because the only thing in the entire pizza that is not a vegetable is the cheese (and egg), which can be optional if you want.  You could even add some protein to your toppings making  it a little less than 99% veggie, but still 100% delicious and nutritious. 
Adapted from Dashing Dish
2 cups Cauliflower, chopped (1/2 a head)
1/3 cup Lowfat cottage cheese
1 tsp Pizza seasoning
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1 large Egg white
1 cup Green/red peppers, chopped
1/2 cup Onions, chopped
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Pizza Sauce
1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
2. Spray a 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray. 
3. Rinse and chop up cauliflower and place in a food processor.  Pulse until rice like (not pureed).  If you don't have a food processor just keep chopping with your knife.
4. Microwave cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl for 8 minuted stirring halfway through.
5. Stir in the cottage cheese, pizza seasoning, and garlic powder and microwave another 2 minutes.
6. Stir in the egg white and press the cauliflower mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.
7. Top with desired pizza toppings.  Catherine and I used onions and peppers. We also kept the sauce off until after it was baked and then we put it on top, but it is up to you if you want to add it here I am sure that would work too.
8. Bake for 20 minutes.
9.  Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake another 10 minutes until golden around the edges.
10.  Serve with pizza sauce and enjoy!
Makes 2-4 servings depending on how hungry you are. :P
Nutrition Facts:
*Based on 4 servings.
**Nutrition facts do not include pizza sauce of additional toppings.  Add an additional 30 calories for 1/4 cup pizza sauce.
Calories: 88
Total Fat: 2.8g
     Sat. Fat: 1.7g
Cholesterol: 9.2mg
Sodium: 189.7mg
Potassium: 358.9mg
Total Carbs: 8g
     Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
     Sugars: 4g
Protein: 8.8g
Vitamin A: 5.8%
Vitamin C: 92%
Calcium: 13.1%
Iron: 2.6%


  1. can you just be my personal chef? :) I swear I'd eat it all!

    -Ashley E

  2. But that's why I share my YOU can make them :)


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