Healthy Cauliflower Base Pizza

2014-04-27
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 45m

If you’re after a healthy pizza recipe that WON’T break the calorie balance and WILL nourish you from the inside out then you’ve found it!!

Please do NOT be put off by the main ingredient (cauliflower!) … I promise that you can’t even tell it’s there in the end!! It seriously tastes incredible!

Skinny pizza recipes aren’t new to my blog.. I’ve already posted my ‘healthy pizza recipe’ made from pitta bread, but this recipe takes the word ‘healthy’ TO ANOTHER LEVEL.. excuse the capital letters, you can tell I’m getting over excited now! This recipe is though packed with fibre (4g per pizza base), the vitamins C, K and B6 and the minerals folate and manganese (all thanks to the ‘magic’ cauliflower!), as well as calcium and protein (thanks to the cheese and eggs!).

Anyway, I’ll let [this video] do the talking and the pictures do the persuading.. do let me know if you make this recipe!!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower (approx. 380g)
  • 1/2 cup (75g) grated cheese*
  • 1 egg & 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic granules, basil & oregano
  • Pizza sauce/passata/tomato puree
  • Toppings of your choice!**

*I used reduced fat mature cheddar (pre-grated!)

**I used for Pizza 1: Roasted pepper, mushrooms, sliced light mozzarella & salad tomatoes.. and for Pizza 2: Sweet corn, red onion, sliced light mozzarella & rocket.

Nutritional stats provided are for one cauliflower pizza base, excluding toppings (this recipe makes two).

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Method

Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 220 degrees C & chop the cauliflower into florets.. add to your food processor* & blitz until it looks like rice/couscous.

Step 2

Add the cauliflower to a large bowl along with the eggs, grated cheese and herbs (plus black pepper if you desire!) and mix well.

Step 3

Shape the mixture into your pizza shapes (this recipe makes 2 pizzas) on a lightly greased baking tray lined with baking paper.. check out my video above to see how I created the perfect 'round pizza'! Spritz with spray oil (optional) & bake for 25 minutes until golden.

Step 4

Once baked, add a few spoons of your tomato sauce (leaving a 1 inch 'crust' near the edge) before adding your chosen vegetables & sliced mozzarella.

Step 5

Bake for 10 minutes & serve with salad!

*I have a Russell Hobbs Food Processor.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    190Kcal
  • Carbs

    6g
  • Protein

    23g
  • Fat

    8g

Recipe Comments

Comments (27)

  1. posted by Nichola on April 27, 2014

    Super easy to make…. Although I made my base too thick it was still lovely. Took about 10 mins prep then 40 minutes to cook. This is one of those recipes that I know I’ll go back to. I used light mini babybels on mine with peppers & red onion.

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  2. posted by Lilli on April 27, 2014

    Hey, I find this recipe interesting and would like to try it however I am lactose intolerant and need an alternative to the cheese, the greater cheddar in the base especially, what would you suggest?

    Regards

    Lilli x

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  3. posted by Lenore Meyers on April 30, 2014

    Would love to try this . Is there another name for rocket, and garlic granules. What called in us? Also never used baking paper u have to cut it in a circle right ? Do I go up the sides of pan with it? Thanks, can’t wait to try it.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on April 30, 2014

      Hey, rocket is a salad leaf, and garlic granules is just ground garlic 🙂 Cut the baking paper/parchment to whatever size you need!

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      • posted by Lenore Meyers on May 1, 2014

        Thanks can’t wait to try, I haven’t had pizza in so long because really trying to lose weight.

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        • posted by Matt on July 8, 2014

          Rocket = Arugula

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  4. posted by Mimi on May 3, 2014

    Hi Nic,
    I’m obsessed with your recipes (I have tried a few already) and really wanna give this pizza a go! Do you think using frozen cauliflower florets could work?
    Thanks!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 3, 2014

      Hey! If you defrost them first perhaps… just make sure they don’t look too soggy! xx

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      • posted by Ang on October 26, 2015

        Hey Mimi & Nic,
        Apologies for butting in, I just can’t help myself when I see ‘frozen’ cauliflower mentioned!! If you use frozen, it will turn out smushy, AND there will not be the lovely texture you get from fresh. Basically, I would advise swerving frozen veg completely, only peas and green beans taste as they should, just my nosey opinion though!! 😉

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  5. posted by Oliver on May 5, 2014

    Wow!!! Tasty 😉
    Thanks

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  6. posted by Madeline on July 14, 2014

    Just made this, it was so delicious! It kind of fell apart on me, so I couldn’t take it out of the pan but none the less it tasted good! 🙂 I also made your chickpea brownies this weekend and loved…thank you for all your recipes and videos.
    xx from Switzerland

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 14, 2014

      Aw thank you so much! Yes if you make the pizza on a flat baking tray it’s better.. then you can just slide it off 🙂 xx

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  7. posted by Janet on July 20, 2014

    Hi Nic, I made the pizza for lunch today. I thought it tasted wonderful as did my husband. We had it with a green salad and a couple of hours later we are still feeling very full. Having read the comment about someone having the pizza collapse, I decided to cut through the pizza and the baking paper it had been cooked with kitchen scissors. This made it easier to transfer it to the plate where I could then carefully lift the pizza off the plate.

    What are your thoughts on frylight? I note you have mentioned it in some of your blogs about using it and I did spray the edges of the tin with it. However being a beige colour it does not look very healthy and so I would appreciate your view.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 20, 2014

      Oh great tip thanks Janet! Yes I use spray oils – or you can buy spray dispensers which just mist your regular cooking oil all over the pan – genius! x

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  8. posted by Lou on July 30, 2014

    Made this for dinner this evening and it was delicious! Had red pepper, chilli, red onion, mozerella and griddled asparagus on mine and the boyfriend added chorizo and parma ham. We both enjoyed, but had to eat with a knife and fork which I was fine with but the boyfriend claimed that it can’t be called a pizza if you can’t pick it up (men!!) But he enjoyed it so we will definitely be making pizza/cauiliflan again 🙂

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 30, 2014

      Hehehe I loved your pics so much, thank you Lou!! And thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 xx

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  9. posted by Laura on August 3, 2014

    Omg this is so delicious… Can’t believe the ingredients does not taste like cauliflower at all. Made it in a flan tin but struggled to get it off the parchment paper, next time I am going to just grease the tin and go for it.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 4, 2014

      Yay so glad you liked it! Yes I think a flat greased pan would be best so you can just slide it off! Nic xx

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  10. posted by Saima Hussain on August 13, 2014

    I made this tonight, it was so easy to make and omg it tasted sooo good! My crust was a bit soft so maybe next time I’ll make a thinner base or bake it for longer. Or perhaps add some flax seeds to make it crusty.x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 13, 2014

      OOoh great idea with the flax! Yes I made two thin pizzas from this recipe 🙂 Good luck! xx

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  11. posted by B on September 24, 2014

    I made these last night, first attempt and what a great idea.
    Hubby even had seconds
    Flan dish works perfectly but probably wouldn’t use the grease proof paper and just grease the tin

    Great with goats chees.

    Looking forward to trying some more of your recipes, you’ve inspired me.

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