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Cauliflower Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

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Cauliflower pizza crust is a dream come true. Turn your favorite food into a healthy dish by using this recipe and adding your favorite toppings! I chose barbecue chicken pizza for this recipe.

I’m not sure if it’s the way I was made or if living in the south has done this to me, but either way I am a BBQ sauce JUNKIE. I put it on pretty much anything and everything. Potatoes, sandwiches, salads, etc. It adds so much wonderful flavor to whatever it touches! I’m not a hugee pizza gal, but when I do crave pizza, 99% of the time I’m reaching for a BBQ chicken pizza.

THAT is my pizza weakness.

Throw a little pineapple on it and I’m in heaven. Like I mentioned in my { last post } I got a ninja for my birthday and I’ve been playing with it at every opportunity. Yes — it’s seen as a toy for me and not an appliance.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

 

Cauliflower Pizza Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

Last week it was extremely rainy and cold. I was sitting in my office and knew there was no way my butt was getting to the gym. Instead, I was daydreaming about pizza. Quite the opposite of working out but hey whatever.

Since I wasn’t working out I wanted to make a healthier version.. you know, so I wouldn’t feel like a complete bum.

and then this cauliflower pizza crust recipe was born!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

Cauliflower crust BBQ Chicken Pizza { with Mushrooms } UMMMM Yes please! It was so insanely good and I have been waiting to share it with y’all!

Oh and did I mention the whole pizza is under 500 calories!? HOLLAAA. And this is a BIG OLE personal pan pizza.

INGREDIENTS:

For the cauliflower pizza crust:

  • 1 Medium Head of Cauliflower
  • 2 Egg whites
  • Italian Seasonings
  • Garlic Salt
  • ¼ Cup Mozzarella Cheese – 2% Milk

TOPPINGS:

  • ¼ Cup BBQ Sauce (mine was vinegar based)
  • ¼ Cup Pasta Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Mozzarella Cheese – 2% Milk
  • ½ Can Mushrooms
  • 3oz Baked Chicken Breast

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets in your food processor – not the stems – and blend it up until it’s a snow-like consistency/size. (I used the grating blade on my ninja)
  3. Put the blended cauliflower into a bowl and microwave for 4 minutes.
  4. Once its cool enough to handle, put the cauliflower into a towel and wring out all the excess water that’s stored up. The more you get out the better! You don’t want a flimsy pizza crust. Gross.
  5. In a bowl combine the cauliflower with all the other ingredients (cheese, seasonings and eggs) and mash it together until it forms a dough ball. I put my ingredients back in the blender to do this. (without a blade if you’re using a ninja)
  6. Lay out the dough on PARCHMENT paper and place on a cookie sheet. The dough should be about 1/3 inch thick.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on the dough and touch the center to make sure it’s done.
  8. Take the pizza out and top with mixed BBQ Sauce + Marina Sauce.
  9. Place mushrooms first, then cheese, then chicken. (Personal preference)
  10. Put the oven on broil and broil the pizza for about 10 more minutes or until cheese is bubbly and brown.

What’s your favorite kind of pizza!? I’d love to use this crust and make some more!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

xx, elizabeth

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82 Comments

  1. The crust sounds so good. I am going to try this the next time I make a pizza at home.

  2. Guess what? I just checked our fridge and there is cauliflower I never got to use in my stew. And since we have some pizza dough too it makes more sense for me to follow your recipe! Thanks for the wonderful idea! My lunch is going to be yummy! 🙂

    1. Do you recommend Quorn chicken? I always see it and am tempted to buy it but I never get myself to follow through! Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. I was sold when I read pizza, but healthy certainly makes it even better! I keep hearing about cauliflower crust but I worry so much about the effort it will take. You make it sounds totally doable. I clearly need to suck it up and just give it a try. Gosh, this looks amazing!

    1. Haha it’s not difficult at all! And it’s fun because it’s literally hands on. Be warned: your house WILL smell like cauliflower! Thank you 🙂

  4. I really want to try this. My daughter and I love having pizza every Friday for movie night. Sometimes I have to skip it though! Lol. This is making my mouth water.

    1. Thats so sweet! I love mother-daughter traditions like that. My mom and I would watch full house together and knit growing up haha. No need to skip now 🙂

    1. I honestly thought it was going to be WAY more difficult! You should try it out 🙂 You can just make cheesy bread with it or something simple at first!

  5. I have made cauliflower crust pizza before and I agree, it’s amazing! I need to do it again and try this BBQ chicken pizza. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. I have heard so many rumors about how amazing this stuff is. I have always wanted to try the Cauliflower crust but have never gotten around to doing it. After reading this post I just may have to give it a try this weekend. It looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love this. I’ve tried it before and it’s fabulous. Mine didn’t look quite as nice as yours though.

  8. I’ve heard so many raves about cauliflower crust…you are inspiring me to try it! And bbq chicken…it’s my hubby’s favorite!

  9. Daydreaming about pizza is pretty much always preferable to going to the gym 😉 This looks delicious!

  10. That looks superb! We’ve tried a cauliflower crust before…but it turned out mushy. I think your recipe will be better!

    1. Haha life is about balance 🙂 Some days you make it to the gym, other days you watch an entire season on netflix in one sitting — no shame!

  11. I’ve seen so many excellent recipes using cauliflower recently and this one certainly looks delicious!

  12. Oh wow! This looks fab! I’ve yet to try a cauliflower pizza crust but it looks wonderful.

  13. Cauliflower crust pizza just sounds so delicious! Plus BBQ chicken. Can’t go wrong with this one. Can’t wait to try!

  14. Tested this out tonight with some leftover grilled chicken. Turned out pretty well! The getting-the-water-out-of-the-cauliflower is a must. I think my dough was a tad wet, but it still cooked up OK. I only broiled for a couple minutes, then resumed at 450 for a bit. I would agree with using shredded mozzarella, I bought a fresh ball and chopped it up and the end result was slightly more clumpy. Still, I’d make this again! Thanks! Can I send you pics?

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