Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Cauliflower Pizza Bites – an easy, low-carb and healthy appetizer idea for your next get together! Made with cauliflower, egg whites, mozzarella cheese, and a handful of ingredients – it is sure to please a crowd!

Cauliflower Pizza Bites
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to enjoying pizza bites, then look no further than these Cauliflower Pizza Bites! Super easy to make and absolutely delicious! These bite-sized little treats came to me one day after trying out several different renditions of cauliflower crust pizza. I thought, “Why roll is out? Why not roll them up??” So I did. Dip them into some of your favorite marinara or pizza sauce and YUM!

The Trick

There’s a trick to cooking with cauliflower. If you don’t remove as much moisture as you can, you will end up with mush. And no one likes a soggy pizza. You know – when you get one too many toppings and everything falls as soon as you pick it up? No thanks!

  • You need to finely ground up the cauliflower. This can be achieved by placing the cauliflower (cut into small florets) into a food processor and running it until it reaches a rice-like, mashed consistency.
  • The next step is super important: Scoop the cauliflower into the center of a cheesecloth. Roll it into a ball by pulling the sides of the cheesecloth up and twisting it shut.
  • Now squeeze any excess moisture out of the cauliflower.
  • Place the wrung out cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl.  Place it into the microwave for 2-3 minutes to warm. Stir to make sure its evenly warmed.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Allow it to cool to a safe temperature prior to scooping and rolling.

Cauliflower’s Versatily

It always amazes me how many things you can make out of cauliflower. Whether it’s making your own Cauliflower Rice – rather than store bought or for a healthier, low-carb alternative to regular rice.
How To Make and Freeze Cauliflower Rice - this is the perfect healthy, low-carb alternative to rice, quinoa, or pasta. Being that it contains only one ingredient, it is perfect for almost any meal plan and is also easier to make than you think! All you need is a knife with a cutting board and a food processor. #cauliflower #cauliflowerrice #howto #diy #doityourself #sidedish #healthy
Or if you are looking for a healthier alternative to your favorite sauce – Alfredo Sauce! This is one of my favorites as I am the biggest alfredo sauce lover imaginable. The best way to have it is with cheese-filled tortellini and grilled chicken. YUM!
But in order to keep whatever bikini body I have and not go up a size in my jeans, I try to make things as healthy as possible.
And let me tell you – I was ecstatic the way my most recent Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce turned out. I have been making it off and on for a few years, making little tweaks here and there. It has always been surprisingly delicious, but this last tweak – it was the cherry on top!
It is currently one of my top remade recipes on my blog – FOR A REASON!
Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce | www.withpeanutbutterontop.com
It is incredibly easy to make, low in calories, and a sauce you will make in bulk! You can use it as a dip with your favorite breadsticks or rolls.
OR you can make my Grilled Chicken Cauliflower Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles recipe! Same sauce but with grilled chicken breast, roasted red peppers, and zoodles! Using regular pasta is perfectly fine and even encouraged. 😉
Grilled Chicken Cauliflower Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles | https://withpeanutbutterontop.comGrilled Chicken Cauliflower Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

If you enjoy this Cauliflower Pizza Bites recipe, then you may enjoy these recipes!

  1. Loaded Skinny Taco Flatbread Pizza
  2. Mexican Pizza
  3. Cilantro Lime Black Bean and Corn Cauliflower Rice
  4. Creamy Garlic Parmesan and Roasted Red Pepper Chicken
  5. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls

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Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Cauliflower Pizza Bites

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If you're looking for a healthier alternative to enjoying pizza bites, then look no further than these Cauliflower Pizza Bites! Super easy to make and absolutely delicious! 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Samantha Buckner

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups grated cauliflower (approximately 1/2 large cauliflower head)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 large egg whites
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 6 basil leaves (chopped fine)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a baking rack on top. Spray the rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  • While the oven is preheating, start by prepping the cauliflower. Cut the head in half and then into small florets, removing stems and leaves.
  • Toss the small florets into a food processor and process until the cauliflower reaches a rice/mashed potato look. It should be processed fine. The finer it is - the better.
  • Scoop the cauliflower into a cheesecloth, twist up the ends to close, and squeeze as much of the natural water out that you can.
  • Place the processed cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once cooked, add the remaining ingredients and stir well to thoroughly combine.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop a heaping spoonful of the mixture out and roll into a ball. Make sure the mixture is cool enough to handle! Place each bite evenly apart on the prepared racks and bake for 20-23 minutes.
  • At 15 minutes, remove the sheet from the oven and rotate the bites. Place the sheet back into the oven and allow to bake for 8-10 more minutes.
  • Remove and serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as tomato sauce, marinara, or a cheese sauce!
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Pizza Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Potassium 196mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 23.7%
Calcium 16.4%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    OMG I can’t wait to try these! I’ll be sure to give you a shout out on IG when I do! 🙂

    I have a major pizza addiction, this is perfect

    Can’t wait to try these. It looks so good, thanks for your great recipes

    Thanks for the great recipes
    Can’t wait
    To try these. Yummy

    Elsa

    These delicious snacks have been out of the oven for 5 minutes and I’ve already eaten 5 pieces.
    They’re amazing and super nice for pregnancy cravings!
    Will try them again during the week!

    KAITLYN ISBELL

    Have you ever tried to freeze these for later?