Best Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks with Cauliflower Crust!

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Hey guys!

Sorry for being MIA for so long on the blog. Traveling really messes my schedule up and it’s hard for me to sit down and type. It is something I am trying to overcome. I was talking about this issue with my friends last night, and I never want to sound like I am complaining, but I do want to honestly share my thoughts with you.

Before there were like a billion different types of social media, my blog was my #1 place to share my thoughts, feelings, and basically anything that was going on in my life. I remember the days when my blog was hosted on Tumblr and it got so popular that Tumblr would crash every time I posted something that drove a ton of traffic. So then, Blogilates moved to WordPress. I was still blogging about 7x a week – in fact, I would not let myself fall asleep until there was a blog post up!

Now I find myself blogging when I find time, and that really crushes my soul! But the thing is, now that there’s Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter etc…there are SO MANY CHOICES for thought sharing that sometimes I get overwhelmed and find myself not sharing at all. Do you know what I mean? Sigh.

I am going to try my best to blog more, like I used to. Because this blog is my open diary and it is very therapeutic to write to you. And it’s nice to write to people who will actually read – unlike on IG where people take a look at the pic, and make a comment asking where I got my dress when it says it in the caption – LOL.

ANYWAY!

That was a major tangent!

Are you ready to learn how to make the best Cauliflower pizza I have ever tasted IN MY LIFE!!!! The crust does not taste cardboardy or bland at all. In fact, the texture tastes and feels like real bread! I am really excited to share this gluten free, low carb, vegetarian pizza and breadsticks recipe with you!

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CAULIFLOWER MARGHERITA PIZZA

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 slice

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head cauliflower (about 425 grams, riced)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella/parmesan blend shredded cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced thinly (optional)
  • Basil leaves for garnish

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove stems from cauliflower and chop florets slightly. Place into a food processor and “rice” until it resembles short-grain rice.
  2. Lay cauliflower on a nonstick baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly and then place in a clean dish towel. Squeeze out all liquid (you’ll only be left with about 1 cup of packed cauliflower rice). Increase oven temperature to 425°F.
  3. Place back into the food processor with the cheese, egg, almond flour, garlic powder and salt and pulse until it resembles dough.
  4. Using your hands, flatten dough onto parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet coated with cooking spray into an 8-inch pizza crust. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Spread tomato sauce and lay down fresh mozzarella. Return to oven for 5-6 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with fresh basil, top with tomatoes, and serve.

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 89 | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Net Carbs: 2g | Fiber: 2g

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CAULI-BREADSTICKS

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 breadsticks

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Total Time: 45 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head cauliflower (425 grams riced)
  • 4 tablespoons liquid egg whites
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/2 cup mozzarella or vegan cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove long stems from cauliflower and chop any large florets. Place in a food processor and pulse to “rice” the cauliflower. You want pieces no larger than short-grain rice. Transfer to a nonstick baking sheet or parchment and roast for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 450°F.
  3. Place riced cauliflower into a clean dish towel and squeeze out all liquid (you might get as much as ½ cup!). Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Stir in the egg whites, quinoa, cheese, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Line parchment paper on a baking sheet, and form a rectangle about 8-by-3-inches, and pat down.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes, then top with remaining cheese and bake 5 more minutes.
  7. Cut into 8 sticks and serve with marinara sauce.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 111 | Protein: 11.5g | Fat: 4.7 | Net Carbs: 7.7 | Fiber: 4.2

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And if you’d like to watch the fun YouTube video I filmed for this recipe, here it is!

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this! Comment below and let me know what your favorite pizza toppings are! If you love this recipe, I have more amazing clean recipes and a meal plan at the28dayreset.com.

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  • Madison Riggs

    I can’t wait to try this! Quick question: would pre-made cauliflower rice from Trader Joe’s work just as well, or should I stick to blending up the cauliflower florets?

    PS – I love you, your blog and basically everything blogilates. I’ve been doing your workouts/reading your blog for about a month now and you’ve inspired me and made me more motivated than ever! Just wanted to say a quick thanks for being as awesome as you are. :)

  • Maria Garcia

    I tried this and my pizza wasn’t holding it together:( i tried to lift it but it was all soft like mashed potatoes, the only crispy part were the edges. We ended up just eating it from the pan haha I’ll definitely try again until it’s perfect!!!

  • Leonie

    Thank you sooooo much for this recipe! I was really sceptical at first but it turned out to be so delicious! The crust in the middle of the pizza was still a little soft, but as the crust at the edge was turning pretty dark I decided to take it out already. And oooh my goodness, it was sooo filling! Now I am laying on the couch and can’t move anymore :P. And just as a tip for the sauce: I did mine simply by blending a tomato with some pepper, oregano and basil. But as it turned out to be a little bit too liquid, I just added a tablespoon if chickpea flour, but I guess if One cuts away the watery middle part of the tomato before blending it will work fine without the chickpea flour :D.

    YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!

  • Angela

    I love what you write about just “not sharing.” That’s the story of my life. I often feel like social media is overwhelming, and is widely accepted as a replacement for real human interaction. I think we all struggle to manage our time and our priorities. It’s nice to hear that you still struggle with things, too. Thanks for sharing, Cassey!

  • Alysa

    I tried this pizza with my “sister” (best friend & workout buddy) today! The taste was absolutely UNREAL and it’s so filling and fresh! I completely forgot I was eating cauliflower (in fact I completely forgot it was extremely healthy)!! I must suggest a few things before anyone tries this: DO NOT use a pizza pan with holes in it!!!! The dough (when flattening it into the crust) will go right through the holes and when you go to clean the pan it will stick in them! We learned the hard way, lol! Also be sure you use non-stick cooking spray and keep an eye on the crust when baking because thin areas are easy to burn. Other than that, it was a fun day of sweating, bonding, and baking. I would totally make the pizza again, but with the lessons learned along the way! :)

    • swissgirl23

      thanks for the advice, I am sure to make this one day!

  • Michaela

    so excited you’ll be blogging more :D Other than your videos, we don’t get to see much of the real Cassey. your blog lets us get to know you and hopefully we help when you’re down about something. It’s much more personal than a pic on instagram or a short little tweet. LOVE the blog!!!

  • Jadene

    Hi Cassey!! Tried the recipe it tasted so delicious ,my teacher looked at it and said it looks so tasty ,so I gave her the recipe and she came the next day to show me that she made it:)?

  • vickyoracle

    Hey Cassey! Will you be touching down to singapore tmrw? We wanna welcome you at the airport ❤ ☺

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  • Brianna

    Can we use the same recipe for the pizza crust for the bread sticks?

  • Elizabeth

    I just made the pizza with purple cauliflower and low fat mozz. It was sooo amazing!! Thanks for these great recipes. I always look forward to your posts! You are the best, Cassey! xox

  • Sharon

    Yay, cauliflower! We make vegan tacos with cauliflower (Jason Wrobel’s recipe) and are amazed at the versatility of this vegetable! Thank you so much for posting this!!

  • Kateřina K

    I am in love with this pizza! Sooo delicious, pretty easy and very creative. Love it!

  • Nicole Fancher

    Making this tonight!!!!

  • Cyprix

    Love it ! Please share more recipes, could you make some new muffins?they’re so useful for a breakfast to go.

  • Bianca

    I made the pizza today! It looks great and tastes great! OMG YUM <3 Got full after 3 slices.

  • Jozelle

    Made this tonight! It was super good! I added a bit different spice to the crust, and used low-fat mozzerella (so I could use more cheese!!) haha but I LOVED it!

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  • Lauren Decker

    Delicious! Thank you for the great recipes!

  • Hey Cassey! Are you adding in dairy back into your diet? :)

  • Uma Mani-Babu

    I love reading you’re blog because you are so passionate and inspiring! I keep refreshing the page to check I haven’t missed any updates. Thank you for making working out so much fun!! I agree with writing – it’s such a soul happy experience! I can’t wait to see what workouts are in store for the summer.

  • Rose

    Just made this and though it tasted nothing like regular dough it still tastes good! :)

  • Sara

    89 calories per slice? per 100 gr ? the whole pizza? what does it refer to ?
    It looks delicious :D

    • blogilates

      per slice

  • claudia wright

    Oh my god this looks insane! I knew cauliflower pizza crusts existed- but those breadsticks?!?!?! Game changer!

    Claudia xx
    http://www.claudiawright.com

    • blogilates

      YES!!! They are legit!

  • I love these are low carb :)

  • Allison Potocnik

    this looks great!! Also, I love reading your blog, it always makes me happy(:

    • blogilates

      Yay I love hearing that!! I will write more.

    • Yes, I always come here to check for some more posts. :)

  • Symone McReynolds

    This looks delicious!! I’m definitely going to make this eventually. I like pepperoni, peppers, basically everything but spicy or onions on my pizza.

  • katniss

    thank you cassey, can’t wait to try the recipes xx

  • Michelle

    Wow, thank you for these recipes Cassey!! They will help me in my fitness journey :) and I appreciate your blogging

  • Shilps

    This looks delicious! Although I have to say in terms of nutrition is it really that much healthier than using whole wheat dough? This meal has tons of fatty cheese in the crust, toppings, and breadsticks. Don’t fear the carb, just enjoy responsibly.

    • Jillian

      Totally agree! Carb up! Don’t fear eating a wheat/oat/quinoa pizza crust as long as you cut out that fatty cheese

  • DianeDella

    Can’t wait to try this recipe and a huge thank you to you Casey. I am day 8 of you beginner calendar and for the first time in my life enjoying exercise thanks to you. Your positive attitude and light help me see it through. I am on a mission to shed some weight I put on when I had to have my thyroid removed in January. I can do this! Thank you!

    • blogilates

      You’ve got it girl!

  • Suzanne Johannes

    What a throwback! I made this back in 2013 when it was posted the first time. Can’t wait to make it again! Three years has been a lot of changes for me and for everything on Blogilates as well. Cassey, you are doing so great and I am so proud of you. Thank you for everything you do! ps made my mom do stronger 1.0 tonight…momilates might need to start with the beginner calendar!

    • blogilates

      Aww! Tell Momilates I say hi!

  • Chantel

    Wow that looks great.

    • blogilates

      It really is so good!

  • Tomii

    Hi Cassey. I enjoy reading your blog actually, make me feel you are actually a human! Like me. I don’t know I can connect with you more.
    This looks great! I have been craving pizza for a while now. First thing to do after my exam. Wish me luck!
    Love you xxxxx.

    • blogilates

      Good luck!!