Cauliflower Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ CHICKEN PIZZAI’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 hugeeeee 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.BBQ chicken pizza with cauliflower crustBBQ chicken pizza with cauliflower crust 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. #FOODIE. 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. IMG_4747IMG_4708 BBQ chicken pizza with cauliflower crustSince I wasn’t working out I wanted to make a healthier version.. you know, so I wouldn’t feel like a COMPLETE bum.. andddd then this lovely recipe was born..

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 it's all under 500 calories!? HOLLAAA. And this is a BIG OLE personal pan pizza. BBQ chicken pizza with cauliflower crusthealthy cauliflower crust barbecue pizza with mushrooms


INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE 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

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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!

xx, elizabeth   BBQ chicken pizza with cauliflower crust BBQ chicken pizza with cauliflower crusthealthy cauliflower pizza crust BBQ chicken pizza with cauliflower crust