Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mini Pizzas on Zucchini Cauliflower Crust

I was going to make faux latkes, but they turned into mini pizzas instead.  My new favorite pizza crust recipe.  No cheese in the crust and zucchini is added!

1/2 cup shredded zucchini (1 green)
1 cup pureed cauliflower (2 green)
2 TB golden ground flax seed (1 healthy fat)
4 egg whites (about 1/4 leanest)
4 TB Rao's Homemade - Arrabbiata Fra Diavolo Sauce (or other low carb spaghetti sauce, this one has 4g carbs per 1/2 cup)  (2 condiments)
1/2 cup  of Jimmy Dean - Turkey Sausage Crumbles (1/3 lean)
2 oz moderate fat cheese (1/2 lean)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line cookie sheet with tin foil and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

Shred 1/2 cup of zucchini in food processor or using hand grater.  Puree 1 cup of cooked cauliflower.  For the cauliflower, I just use frozen cauliflower and cook in the microwave per the directions on the bag.  Mix zucchini, cauliflower, flax seed, and egg whites together in a bowl.

Divide into 4 crusts. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden, then flip each crust and bake for another 10-15 minutes.  Top each crust with 1 TB of sauce, 1/2 ounce of cheese and divide the sausage evenly among each crust.  Bake for another 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

This entire recipe, all 4 pizzas, count for:
3 green, 1 lean, 1 healthy fat, 2 condiments


Rosestara said...

looks good, how is the texture compared to the cauliflower crust?

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of not having to use all of my lean allowance with the crust and cheese on top, but this crust just didn't compare to the taste and texture of the cauliflower crust. Others might find it different, but not for me.