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vegetarian pizza from a cauliflower

Recipe Corner: Cauliflower Pizza Bites

This clever twist on pizza is a great way to get that extra serving of veggies while still keeping things flavorful.

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Prep Time: 15 m | Total Time: 45 m
Cauliflower Pizza Bites
INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. marinara
  • 1/4 c. mini pepperoni

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Grate cauliflower on the small side of a box grater to form fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, 1/3 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, 2 tablespoons basil, and garlic powder to bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Form into small patties (they will be wet) and place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake until golden, 20 minutes.
  6. Top each cauli patty with a thin layer of marinara, a sprinkle of the remaining mozz, and mini pepperoni and bake until cheese melts and pepperoni crisps, 5 to 7 minutes more.
  7. Garnish with remaining basil and serve.

[via Lindsay Funston, Delish]

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