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Courgette Pizza Base – gluten free and healthy.

We all love pizza, but there are healthy and covered in pepperoni, dripping in cheese, not so healthy pizza’s. As part of this month Recipe Redux challenge (Healthy Pizza) I decided to experiment using courgette in my pizza base. You may remember the cauliflower pizza base craze? Well here is another variation. Why courgette I hear you cry? I’m always on the lok out for new courgette recipes as we grow loads of them in the garden every summer. Plus this recipe just involved some grating and stirring, a simple, quick way to make a base.

 Here is the base before it was cooked for the first time:

Dietitian UK: Courgette Pizza base before cooking

And here is the final pizza which was wolfed down by my toddler (who has decided recently she doesn’t like courgettes very much but liked this!). It ends up being more like an omelette than a pizza base consistency but it works well as a lunch or I’d team it with potato wedges for a dinner.

Dietitian UK: Courgette Base Piizza

Courgette Pizza Base
Serves 4
How to use courgette for a simple pizza base.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
133 calories
7 g
68 g
8 g
9 g
5 g
218 g
156 g
5 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
218g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133
Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 5g
24%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 68mg
23%
Sodium 156mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
45%
Calcium
17%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 courgettes
  2. 80g cheddar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2 tbsp tomato puree
  5. 2 sliced tomatoes
  6. 4 sliced mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, line and grease a baking tray.
  2. Grate the courgettes into a bowl, then grate and add the cheese.
  3. Beat the egg into the mixture and use to bind it.
  4. Spread the mixture out onto the greaseproof paper on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Add toppings of your choice (you can see mine above) and cook for 20 minutes.
Notes
  1. Great as a lunch dish and a good way to get extra veggies into your meals.
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calories
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fat
8g
protein
9g
carbs
7g
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Cauliflower Pizza Base, Low carb and Gluten free.

Using cauliflower to make a pizza base? Yes it really does work and it’s delicious! No rising process either and as it is low in carbs you could add some homemade garlic bread on the side to make a really tasty treat 😉 

Top tips: make sure you leave the cauliflower to cool after the microwave part and give it a super good wring out, it will make a better base. The cheese is essential as it is pretty much the glue so you do need to use it but a half fat version would work too.

Dietitian UK: Making Cauliflower Pizza Base
Dietitian UK: Making Cauliflower Pizza Base
Dietitian UK: Cauliflower Pizza Dough
Dietitian UK: Cauliflower Pizza Dough
Cauliflower Pizza Base: low carb, gluten free.
Serves 4
How to use cauliflower to make a delicious, gluten free, low carb pizza base.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
95 calories
8 g
53 g
4 g
8 g
2 g
170 g
222 g
3 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
170g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95
Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 53mg
18%
Sodium 222mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
118%
Calcium
16%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium cauliflower
  2. 40g parmesan
  3. 40g mozzerella
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  6. Toppings of your choice - see my tips below
Instructions
  1. Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and chop the florets.
  2. Place the florest in a food processor and process to a powder (1-2 minutes).
  3. Microwave the cauliflower in a covered bowl with no added water for 4 minutes on high.
  4. Meanwhile preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 and find your pizza stone/large baking tray.
  5. Tip onto a clean tea towel and place over a colander to cool.
  6. Whilst the cauliflower cools prepare your toppings.
  7. Now wring the water and sheer life out of the cauliflower - I got 200mls out of mine. It's quite satisfying 😉
  8. Place into a bowl, add the cheese, egg and herbs. Mix well and it will come to form a dough.
  9. Tip on the baking tray and flatten into a pizza crust.
  10. Bake for 8-11 minutes, meanwhile get your pizza sauce ready.
  11. Top the pizza with sauce and yumminess then bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is all melty.
Sauce Ideas
  1. Make a pizza sauce by reducing chopped tomatoes with garlic, herbs and tomato puree
  2. Cheat and smear the base with pesto and tomatoe puree
Topping Ideas
  1. Mushrooms,
  2. Sweetcorn
  3. Peppers
  4. Olives
  5. Pineapple
  6. Jalapenos
  7. Ham/tuna/turkey/chicken
  8. Mozzerella
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calories
95
fat
4g
protein
8g
carbs
8g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Ths pizza was so yummy, which I’ll be honest, it surprised me, that myself and the toddler gobbled up half for dinner and had the other half the next day for lunch 😉 Sorry Mr Tew, none left for you!

Dietitian UK: Cauliflower Pizza with Toppings
Dietitian UK: Cauliflower Pizza with Toppings.