Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Spinach & Sausage

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If you don’t crave pizza every now and then you’re lying…Unless you don’t live in America because there is just something about it that we all crave. Pizza as we all know isn’t the healthiest so I made this into a low-carb meal by making a cauliflower crust instead of a pizza dough. It’s almost too good to be healthy to be honest..and you can customize your own pizza to your own likings! Also, did I mention this is probably easier to make than a regular pizza?

Ingredients:
1 head of a small to medium cauliflower
1 egg
1/4 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup mozarella cheese (or cheddar)
1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp oregano (pinch with your fingers)
2 Tbsp tomato sauce
Mozzarela Cheese (I used a little less than 1/2 cup, but use as much as you desire)
Use your favorite toppings! I used a roasted garlic artichoke chicken sausage I got at Trader Joe’s.

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Cut off the florets and stem of cauliflower. Place in food processor until it looks almost powdery. Place cauliflower in a microwavable save bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. Let cool for another 2 minutes and add egg, breadbrumbs, cheeses, garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined and it has formed an almost dough consistency.

2. TIME TO BAKE! Line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or use parchment paper. Form cauliflower crust in a large round circle by pressing with your hands. If your hands are super sticky add more breadcrumbs to the dough. Bake for 15 minutes until crust is golden brown.
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3. Now for the finale! When crust is fully cooked, add your tomato sauce, cheese, and your toppings. Bake for another 5 mintues until cheese is melted and there you go! You can definitely feel good about eating this and you get an even bigger benefit by getting all the nutritous vitamins from cauliflower! It’s a win-win meal đŸ™‚
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Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots

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This is definitely one of my new favorite side dishes! These delicious little bits of what you would think is a tater tot but its really cauliflower will blow your mind completely. These are really easy to make even on a weeknight when you are rushed for time.I had extra tomato sauce from the weekend so I dipped my tots in it and it went perfectly. They are also perfectly delicious by themselves as well. Really though–you won’t believe how good these are until you try them!

Yield: About 2 dozen (24)

Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower
2 cloves garlic
1/4 yellow onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1 cup marinara sauce for dipping (optional)

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash one head of cauliflower and chop until it crumbles. Place in microwavable safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, until soft.

2. In a large food processor, blend together, cauliflower, garlic, onions, salt, garlic powder, and pepper until its is well combined together. Add cauliflower mixture to a large bowl and mix in cheeses, egg, flour, and breadcrumbs until combined.

3. Spread cupcake tins with cooking spray and spoon in cauliflower mixture evenly (about 1/2 inch thick) sprinkle with more parmesan and bake for 15-20 minutes until crispy looking. Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!

*If you want to make smaller tots, use mini cupcake tins.

Cauliflower Garlic “Mashed Potatoes”

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Just to make it clear, there are NO potatoes in this healthy dish…and I promise you will not be able to tell the difference..it’s that good!

Yield: 6

Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower; cut into chunks
1/4 cup yellow onion; chopped
4 cloves of garlic; chopped
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp chives; chopped
Parmesan cheese (optional; highly recommended)

Steps:
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add chunks of cauliflower. Boil until cauliflower is semi-soft..about 6 minutes. After drain and add 1 Tbsp of olive oil, onions, and garlic to a medium sized frying pan. Add in cauliflower pieces and season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes to set in flavor of garlic and onions.

2. Add everything from pan into a medium-large bowl. Add in olive oil and chicken broth and with a potato masher, food processor, or an immersion blender (what I used and is super easy!), blend until everything is combined. Sprinkle with chives and parmesan cheese. So delicious and good for you!