Recipes ofKurt Dixon

Registered dietitian

Body Refined, a Health & Wellness practice

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Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Total time
45 minutes
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Preparation time
10 minutes
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Portions
16

Happy Sunday peeps! This is an awesome, healthy finger food for game day!

Ingredients
or1 cauliflower head, medium sized
or1 egg
or1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
or1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (or mozzarella)
or1 cup pizza sauce
or1/4 cup mini pepperoni
or1/2 tbs Italian seasoning (optional)
Preparation
1.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until the florets have broken down into crumbs, resembling a rice like consistency. Transfer cauliflower rice to a microwavable bowl and loosely cover with a paper towel. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
2.
Once the cauliflower rice has cooled, transfer to a dish cloth (you may want to do this in two batches) and squeeze out as much of the juice as possible. Transfer the dried cauliflower to another dry dish cloth and squeeze again to ensure you have gotten as much of the juice out as possible. Transfer the dried cauliflower to a bowl and mix in the egg, Parmesan cheese and seasoning.
3.
Spray a mini cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray and pour add a tablespoon of the mixture to each cavity. Use your thumb to press down into the middle to create a dip in each cauliflower base. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pan from the oven and add some pizza sauce to each cauliflower base along with a little cheese and some mini pepperonis. Return to oven to bake for 10 minutes or until cheese has fully melted.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer cup (65 g)% DRI
Energy74 kcal48 kcal2 %
Fat3 g2 g3 %
Fatty acids, total saturated2 g1 g5 %
Cholesterol30 mg20 mg7 %
Sodium294 mg191 mg8 %
Carbohydrate6 g4 g1 %
Sugars2 g1 gremove
Fiber2 g1 g4 %
Protein6 g4 gremove