National Cheese Pizza Day

Happy National Cheese Pizza Day! To celebrate without the extra calories, use this recipe from Vitamix to make a healthy cauliflower pizza crust. This recipe is vegetarian, low sodium, gluten-free and has no added sugar. Here’s the best part: 1 slice of cauliflower pizza has only 60 calories!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Yields (2) 12” Crusts
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Ingredients
1 medium head cauliflower, 2 pounds
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons Italian spice
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chia seed
4 large eggs
Nonstick cooking spray, as needed

 

Directions

  1. Place cauliflower florets into the Vitamix container and fill with water until the florets float above the blades. Secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 7.
  3. Turn machine on and off to Pulse 8 to 10 times, until cauliflower has the texture of sand.
  4. Drain cauliflower and wring out extra moisture with a towel, as much as humanly possible.
  5. Place in a bowl and add the red pepper flakes, Italian spice, cheese, chia seed, and eggs. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Spray perforated pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread cauliflower mixture out the pan. Place in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Add desired toppings to pizza crust and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until desired doneness.

 

This recipe is written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

 

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