Spicy Pizza Made With A Cauliflower Crust

It's hard not to love pizza. The gooey cheese, the soft, fluffy crust, the endless toppings. However, one slice of regular pizza has more than 15 grams of fat and 500 calories! Skip the guilt and still enjoy a slice of this healthier Buffalo chicken pizza with a cauliflower crust!

Buffalo chicken cauliflower pizza

By using cauliflower in place of flour, you not only save more than 30 grams of carbohydrates per slice, you also save more than 10 grams of fat. The crispy cauliflower crust makes the perfect complement to the spicy Buffalo shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese in this recipe!

Buffalo chicken cauliflower pizza recipe

Crust recipe adapted from Spark People

Buffalo chicken cauliflower pizza

Serves about 6

Ingredients: 

For the crust: 

  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • Salt and pepper

For the topping:

  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked & shredded
  • 1/3 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 large orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • Ground pepper

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. To make the crust, place the cauliflower florets into a food processor or blender. Pulse on low until the mixture resembles rice.
  2. Place cauliflower rice into a skillet and cook for about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a mixing bowl. Add egg, cheese, oregano, basil and salt and pepper. Mix until fully combined.
  3. Cover a pizza pan with parchment paper and smooth crust over the parchment paper to about a 1/4 inch thickness.
  4. Bake crust for about 15-20 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown. Remove from heat.
  5. Mix chicken and pepper with the Buffalo sauce. Mix well. Place chicken and pepper on the crust. Add small pieces of mozzarella around the pizza and sprinkle with pepper.
  6. Bake for about 5-6 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let cool slightly and then cut to serve.

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Comments on "Buffalo chicken cauliflower pizza"

claire February 25, 2013 | 7:10 AM

The chicken is cooked Kathy!

Kathy C. February 05, 2013 | 11:30 AM

Hi, The chicken is uncooked isn't it? I think that it might be difficult to shred raw chicken. Please advise

Jessica February 01, 2013 | 3:15 PM

It's a great idea to make pizza crust out of cauliflower. Honestly, with all the toppings and what not you can't really taste the crust, so it may as well be healthier.

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