(recipe obtained from delish)
1 large head cauliflower
2 large eggs
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup shredded parmesan
3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp. garlic powder
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup marinara (we used pizza sauce)
1/4 cup mini pepperoni
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grate cauliflower on the small side of a box grater to form fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. Add eggs, 1/3 mozzarella, parmesan, 2 tablespoons basil, and garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. Form into small patties (they will be moist-to-wet) and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake until golden, 20 minutes. Top each cauliflower patty with a thin layer of marinara (or pizza sauce), remaining mozzarella, and mini pepperoni. Bake until cheese melts and pepperoni crisps, 5 to 7 minutes more. Garnish with remaining basil and serve.
Enjoy these delicious cauliflower pizza bites without the guilt! The biggest obstacle when it comes to watching our waistlines is to continue to eat the foods we love while cutting some of the calories. Who knew that a head of cauliflower sitting in the fridge would serve as the perfect crust for our mini pizza bites? With just a few ingredients and a cheese grater, we whipped up these nifty little snacks. Call them a healthy, low carb and lighter alternative to pizza bites. Using a low-fat cheese, turkey pepperoni or sausage, and veggies such as green or red peppers, top your own creation that is healthy and recreates your personal favorite pie! These yummy little bites are packed with flavor and can serve as the perfect party appetizer too!