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Cauliflower Crust Pizza | Low Carb | Vegetarian

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The cauliflower Margherita pizza with some pasta and a salad in the background

I made this delicious Margherita cauliflower crust pizza because sometimes you don’t have the time to make a gluten free crust yourself. The taste is delicious and compliments the tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese. And you would never know you were getting a nice dose of veggies while eating this scrumptious low carb pizza.

Abondanza!

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NEW RAGÚ® Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce, Original Italian Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Cauliflower & Yellow Lentil Penne, Garden Lites Blueberry Oat Muffins, Garden Lites Veggie Cakes, and an 11 oz. bag of Red Diamond Medium Roast Classic Blend Coffee.

All the boxed ingredients for the cauliflower pizza

Now that summer has given way to fall, it’s busy season at the Benoit’s house! Don’t ask me what I’ve been doing, but I know I’ve been going a mile a minute, leaving a trail of dust (or crumbs) behind me. And I’m still not getting everything done! Christopher feels the same way.

During times like these, I’m not ashamed to take the occasional quick and easy way out of a meal-from-scratch by turning to high quality prepared foods, like the ones I got from Babbleboxx above.

The Main Event | Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Step one

Gather the ingredients – NEW RAGÚ Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce, cauliflower pizza crust and Cauliflower and Yellow Lentil Penne.

With only four ingredients, this vegetarian low carb cauliflower crust pizza is pretty simple to pull together quickly.

I start with the Cauliflower Crust Mix & Match Pizza Recipe, which itself is made of only four ingredients. (The whole crust contains only 180 calories and 6 grams of carbs.)

I must take a minute to rave about the RAGÚ Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce.  This new sauce is made with 100% olive oil and no added sugar.  In this cook’s opinion, RAGÚ did a great thing when it chose to leave out the sugar. That iconic Italian combination of olive oil, tomatoes, onions, garlic and spices tastes just like homemade gravy to me.

Neither of our (Italian) mothers used sugar in her gravy, so Christopher and I both find the flavor as delicious as it is authentic.  And you know I like my veggies chunky like my thighs. It’s the best pasta sauce I’ve found in a jar.

Pasta sauce, pasta and the crust; in one photo, then raw crust on a pan with basil, cheese and sauce in another and the crust cooked

Step two

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  And place the frozen cauliflower pizza crust on a metal mesh pan. (2)

Step three

Take the cooked cauliflower pizza crust out of the oven. (3)

Step four

Move the oven rack to right under the broiler and turn it on low.

Step five

Preheat the NEW RAGÚ Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce and spread it on the crust. (1-below)

Step six

Top with fresh basil leaves strategically placed. (2-below)

Top left - cooked crust with pasta sauce. Top right - basil laid on the sauce. Bottom left - cheese on the basil and bottom left the pizza cooked

Step seven

Place the mini rounds of mozzarella pearl cheese on the pizza. (3)

Step eight

Place the pizza under the broiler for 1 minute. (4)

Side o’ Pasta

To go with the pizza, I prepared the Cauliflower & Yellow Lentil Penne.  Because it contains only cauliflower and yellow lentil, this high protein pasta is grain/gluten free and low glycemic.

Christopher will eat pasta pretty much anytime, anywhere, so I often serve it on the side. For this meal, I simply dressed the penne in RAGÚ Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce and he was happy.

On-the-go Snack, Breakfast, or Dessert

I’ve written elsewhere on this blog that I’m a big fan of breakfast foods for dinner. I also happen to enjoy them at breakfast and lunch. Garden Lites Blueberry Oat Muffins are a perfect example of what I’m talking about. Heat them in your microwave for a deliciously sweet treat. Or throw them in your (your spouse’s or your child’s) lunch box for a healthy snack.

Their first ingredient is zucchini! Talk about guilt-free. I love eating hidden veggies and these veggie muffins make me feel good about a quick and easy breakfast.

They taste even better with Red Diamond Medium Roast Classic Blend’s perfect cup of coffee. I drink my coffee black with a little maple syrup and a teaspoon of coconut oil. (Thanks, Uncle Vic!) It’s flavorful, smooth and creamy even without the dairy.

Coffee and boxes of treats and a hand dropping coffee grounds in a pour over container

Visit Red Diamond’s website to learn more about this wonderful Arabica coffee from Central and South America. Red Diamond coffee beans are grown at only a high altitude, are hand picked, sun dried and roasted in small batches. The brand its known for high standards in coffee and tea production.

Delicious, easy appetizer and/or dinner option

Garden Lites Veggie Cakes are even more versatile than the muffins, probably because they’re savory. They’re also my favorite of the two. Christopher and I enjoyed them as an appetizer before the margherita pizza dinner. But I could easily eat them for breakfast with eggs and toast. You could also serve them as an alternative to your veggie dinner side dish. See? Versatile!

AND, these little veggie cakes are packed with nutrient-rich veggies like kale and cauliflower, they’re gluten free and they’re less than 100 calories.

Blueberry muffin and veggie cakes with a cup of coffee and the boxes in the background

I really like the simplicity of the Original Italian Cauliflower Pizza Crust. Vegetable-based and containing only four ingredients (fresh cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, eggs, and seasoning), it lends itself to interesting and tasty flavor combinations. I’m looking forward to experimenting with it.

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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Pizza on a metal pan with some pasta in a white bowl behind it - square

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This Margherita pizza is perfect when are short on time!  The cauliflower crust is pre-made and so delicious!
5 from 18 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cauliflower crust pizza, gluten free, Margherita pizza, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 125kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen cauliflower crust (Cali’flour foods brand)
  • 2 tablespoons pasta sauce (2 – 3 tablespoons)
  • 15 leaves basil (fresh)
  • 30 mini mozzarella pearls

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Place frozen cauliflower crust on pizza pan and bake for 10 minutes
  • Place oven rack under broiler and preheat broiler on low
  • Preheat your pasta sauce before putting it on the pizza
  • Spread pasta sauce on crust.  Add basil and mozzarella and place under broiler for 1 minute
  • Let pizza set for 5 minutes before eating
  • Eat
  • Enjoy
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Notes

TIPS:
  • All ovens vary so make sure you don’t cook your cauliflower pizza crust more than 10 minutes.  Check it at 8 to see that it’s done
  • Heated up the pasta sauce prior to putting it on the pizza
  • When you broil the pizza to melt the cheese, stand by the oven so you can pull it out as soon as the cheese starts melting
  • Christopher likes to fold his pizza and this crust worked perfectly.  He said, “Mmm, this is like a pizza sandwich”

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 49mg | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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40 Comments

  1. You know I have never made nor tried the cauliflower pizza dough but now I am inspired. Looks so good I need to look for it at my local store. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. It’s always somewhat scary to think of making this for my family- I always wonder if it tastes a lot like cauliflower, but this looks delicious! I will have to give it a try! What a tasty looking dish!

  3. We just learned how to make our own, but man on the nights we don’t want to fuss, this will be perfect. The kids can enjoy it after school.

  4. What a fun group of items that you received! I would love to have this cauliflower crust pizza! Looks so great and my son wouldn’t even know that it’s full of veggies!

  5. I have cooked cauliflower MANY ways, but have never used it as a pizza crust. Sounds like a fun experiment for the weekend. It will be interesting to see if the grandkids will eat this? Maybe I can convince them that cauliflower is delicious with this recipe.

  6. You know I’ve never tried cauliflower crust before even though I LOVE cauliflower! Love that I can have my pizza and still have it on the healthier side. Maybe because of the low carb healthier crust, I could have extra cheese ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. i haven’t heard about Garden lite nor its product before. I will keep an eye on it in the store. Haven’t tried cauliflower crust before, so I can make this soon,

  8. I LOVE Margherita pizza but I’ve never made it at home! I keep meaning to try the cauliflower crust but haven’t done so yet.

  9. I love all the items you got in the box!! I’m all about cooking homemade but let’s be honest…some nights I need a little help!! And this sounds like the perfect help I need every once in awhile! I’m definately going to look into this! Your pizza looks amazing!!

  10. I’ve tried zucchini crust and cauliflower crust pizza at home some time back and I got to say it the best kinda of pizza, and so much better than the flour crust pizza. LOVE LOVE LOVE this pizza

  11. This crust surprised me. Really good flavor and texture. And the RAGรšยฎ gravy is delicious. Pizza success.

  12. I haven’t had too much luck with store-bought cauliflower crusts in the past, but it looks like this one has held up great! I’m always a fan of fresh basil and mozzarella on my pizza – this looks delicious!

  13. I’ve never had cauliflower crust, but I should try it. Cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies! Thanks for the recipe.

  14. yet to try cauliflower crust pizza, these look so delicious and inviting. I need to find out if I can get cauliflower base here.

  15. I just love a cauliflower crust! But I always make from scratch. I didn’t know that you could buy them frozen. That’s awesome!

  16. This looks like an ordinary pizza, but much healthier! This is a great idea for pizza night! This needs to happen soon!

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