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Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites

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OMG these really are that good!

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The only problem with them is that I don’t know how you can stop at one… or two… or three…

Okay, I confess, I’ve already eaten four… which means that they are no longer zero PointsPlus. But still delicious and definitely worthy!

I didn’t use the mini pepperonis, and since I only had a large mini-muffin pan (24 muffins), I used a whole cauliflower and doubled the recipe accordingly.

I’ll post it exactly the way I made it (yum!!), or you can go to Dashing Dish for Katie’s original version >>

Orna’s Notes

I love Trader Joe’s fresh Parmesan Cheese—not from a Green Can!

Trader Joe's Grated Parmesan

Click here for Orna’s Trader Joe’s Shopping List >>

Dashing Dish recommends using silicone liners or foil muffin liners with paper liners removed, but I didn’t have any and they turned out fine.

She uses egg whites but I added the yolk for a bit of extra flavor. I figured that one egg yolk for 17 muffins won’t kill me!

I froze the leftovers and they turned out great!

Try my Cauliflower Muffins with Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute >>

Cool Tools

Mini Offset Spatula

Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Orna
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1 extra large egg plus one egg white
  • ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme she uses dried basil, but I didn't have any. Delish with thyme too.
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt she uses garlic powder, but I thought it needed a bit of salt, especially without the pepperoni
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 24 cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Wash cauliflower and break into segments. Place in food processor, in two batches if necessary. Pulse until it reaches a rice-like texture.
  • Place cauliflower in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes, stirring halfway. (Do NOT add water or cover.)
  • Remove cauliflower from microwave and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine. Place back in microwave for 2 minutes. (I forgot this step and it was fine) Mix again.
  • Scoop cauliflower mixture into the muffin cups (I use a medium cookie scoop), dividing evenly; I poured a little water into the empty muffin cups so the spray wouldn't burn. Press filling down so it's compact.
  • Place muffin tin directly on oven shelf and bake for 20 - 30 minutes, or when top starts to become golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool completely before removing from pan, using a mini offset spatula or a knife.
  • Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping. (I didn't even need the pizza sauce!)

Notes

Adapted from Dashing Dish

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14 Responses

    1. Hi Marilyn,

      Dashing Dish used 1/4 cup of turkey pepperoni for 1/2 head of cauliflower—and yes, I would recommend cutting them up. Click on the link above for her original recipe.

  1. Hi, I just discovered your site and it’s great! I have a question, and I think I’m just not finding it. Where can I did the WW Points Plus values and/or nutritional values on your recipes? Thanks!

    1. Hi Katie,
      I’m so glad you found my site! I am currently working on adding PointsPlus values to all the recipes and posts – stay tuned!
      Best,
      Orna

  2. If you don’t use a microwave, how would you recommend cooking the cauliflower? I’m thinking steaming it. What say ya’ll? And would 8 minutes be enough time or would you think it would need more?

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