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Low Carb Pizza

Sara's 15 point low carb pizza


For this Smart Point recipe, I've found inspiration from my members, yesterday one of them posted her dinner in my group and it got some attention. After all who doesn't like pizza!

Here's her post & recipe (thank you Sara)

Well here it is! My 15 point low carb pizza! No bread, cauliflower base! Absolutely delicious! 12 inch diameter so totally filling too! I've loaded it with onions and mushroom and a bit of chicken too

Preheat oven to 180/160 fan or gas mark equivalent

Ingredients:

For the base:
1 head of cauliflower medium sized (don't get a huge one!)
1 egg (medium)
30g grated mozzarella
20g grated cheddar
Oregano (dried)
Salt/pepper pinch of each

For the filling:

Passata
Oregano (dried)
Cheese (I put 20g of each mozzarella and cheddar for the toppings but you could do less, this is what I did and it all works out to the 15 points.)
Half chicken breast (I put a few spices on mine for taste, just grill this so it's cooked before it goes on the pizza)
Ham, normal standard slice of ham cut into squares
Peppers/red onion/mushrooms

Method

Cut your cauliflower florets off your cauliflower stem, and chop them in a blender so it resembles breadcrumbs. If you don't have a blender you can just as easily grate it on a normal cheese grater.

Pop it in a microwaveable dish and put it in the microwave for five mins. Then you'll need a thin tea towel to ring out all the water that's left in the cauliflower.

Once it's as dry as you can get it transfer it to a bowl, had the lightly beaten egg, cheese, salt, pepper and a teaspoon of dried oregano, mix until it's just combined

Pop it on a tray that is lined with grease proof paper (or a silicone mat if you have one) and shape it into a pizza base (you can go square or round, just make sure you round it well on the edges so it doesn't burn on the ends before the middle is cooked and also it should be quite thin based, or it will be undercooked) place it in a pre heated oven of 180/160 fan or the equivalent Gas mark for 30 minutes

After 30 mins turn it over and give it another 10 mins.
Once those ten mins are up load with all your favourite toppings and the rest of the cheese, and pop it in the oven for a final 10 minutes.

Voila! All done and you can officially say you've had a pizza!

It may seem like it takes time, but to be honest now I've done it once I would probably buy a huge cauliflower, do right up to putting it on the grease proof paper and then freeze it so you have a readymade base for whenever you fancy it!