Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cheesy Italian Cauliflower Crust (Thin)

Before baking.
I liked this recipe a lot. It ended up being pretty easy, even the first time I made it (and quick). I used to to make garlic fingers. You can also use this recipe for pizzas, or even bread and breading. 

1/4 of a large head of cauliflower (1 1/2 cups grated) 
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 large egg
3-4 oz. of mozzarella cheese (I like marble too)
1/2 teaspoon Italian heb seasoning (dry)
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Prep Work
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
-Grate 1/4 large head of cauliflower (amount=1 1/2 cups)
-Line a pan with tin foil, spray with cooking spray 

-Microwave grated cauliflower until softened (6-8 minutes), stir occasionally. Cool for 2 minutes. 
-Combine the rest of the ingredients into the bowel with the cauliflower, sir well.
-Spread on lined pan. Press down and spread evenly to create a thin crust, you can prepare the crust as thin or thick as you like. My times are for a very thin crust.
-Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden. Flip and bake for 4-6 minutes. 

Nutritional Information (per serving, 4 servings per crust
Calories: 173
Total Fat: 12.7g
Carbs: 3.5g
Fiber: 1.3g
Sugars: 1.1g
Protein: 10.3g

(Suggestion below is not added in nutritional value.)
***for added flavour grate parmesan cheese over the crust when you flip it, this can be a great snack on its own