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Cauliflower Crust Vegetarian Pizza

Healthy Vegetarian Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Ingredients: 1/4 Zucchini, 1/4 Red Bell Pepper, 1/4 Yellow Bell Pepper, 1 Table Spoon Olive Oil, 1/4 cup Pizza Sauce (your choice of brand), 1/4-1/3 cup of Mozzarella Cheese,  a dash of Garlic Salt and  1 Trader Joes Caulifower Pizza Crust.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cooking the Pizza Crust: Preheat oven to 450.  Remove all packaging from the pizza crust and place on a cooking sheet.  Cook each side for 10-12 minutes. Remove crust and add the pre-prepared toppings.

Prepping the Vegetable Toppings:  Thinly slice zucchini, red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper while pizza crust is cooking.

Preparing the Cheese: Only use freshly grated cheese. Please do not use pregrated cheese. Why doesn’t pregrated cheese get moldy?

Add Sauce and Toppings to Pizza Crust: Pour or spoon approx 1/4 cup of pizza sauce on to center of crust.  With a wooden spoon spread sauce, circularly and evenly towards the edgers.  Leave approx 1/2 inch (20mm) of exposed crust around perimeter.

Cheesing the Pizza:  Spread the freshly grated cheese evenly over the sauced part of the pizza.  You should be able to see a little color of the sauce through the cheese.

Adding Vegetable Toppings to the Pizza: Spread the zucchini in an evenly spaced pattern over the cheesed part of the pizza.  Add a three or four rings of each of the red and yellow bell peppers over the zucchini slices.

Final Touches: Do a quick, very light sprinkle of garlic salt over the cheesed part of the pizza.  Finally, lightly drizzle olive oil around perimeter of exposed crust and a couple drops on each of the zucchini slices.

Final stage of cooking: Turn the oven on low broil and cook the thinly sliced vegetables until they reach the desired tenderness without over cooking the exposed outer edge of crust approx 2-7 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on a cutting board and divide into six even slices. Dig in and enjoy!

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