Recipes and Cooking Cauliflower-Crusted Pizza Be the first to rate & review! Cut calories and carbs by replacing traditional pizza crust with a blend of cauliflower and cheese. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on October 29, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 30 mins Microwave Time: 3 mins Bake Time: 17 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 8 slices Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower (1 1/2 to 2 pounds), cored and cut into florets (4 cups) 1 egg, lightly beaten ¼ cup shredded Italian cheese blend (1 ounce) ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup panko bread crumbs ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 cup yellow or green sweet pepper strips 1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges 1 teaspoon olive oil ¾ cup Fast Pizza Sauce or canned pizza sauce 1 cup shedded Italian cheese blend (4 ounces) Snipped fresh basil, oregano, and/or parsley Fast Pizza Sauce ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed ½ teaspoon dried basil, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper Directions Place the cauliflower in a food processor. Cover and pulse four to six times or until crumbly and mixture resembles the texture of couscous. Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place cauliflower in a microwave-safe casserole with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, covered, on 100% power (high) for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, stirring once or twice. Cool. Transfer cauliflower to a 100% cotton flour-sack towel. Wrap towel around cauliflower and squeeze until there is no more liquid (this step is critical). In a medium bowl stir together cooked and drained cauliflower, egg, the 1/4 cup Italian cheese blend, the Parmesan cheese, panko, Italian seasoning, and salt. On a piece of parchment paper pat cauliflower mixture into a 12-inch circle. Transfer crust on paper to the preheated pizza stone. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp and starting to brown. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook and stir mushrooms, sweet pepper, and onion in hot oil for 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Spoon pizza sauce over baked crust, spreading evenly. Top with cooked vegetables. Sprinkle evenly with the 1 cup Italian cheese blend. Bake about 5 minutes more or until heated and cheese melts. If desired, sprinkle with snipped fresh herb. Cut into slices to serve. Fast Pizza Sauce In a small saucepan, cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato sauce, oregano, basil, salt, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency. Makes 1 cup. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 264 Calories 14g Fat 18g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 264 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 76mg 25% Sodium 893mg 39% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 7g Protein 17g Vitamin C 85mg 425% Calcium 360mg 28% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 735mg 16% Folate, total 86.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.