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Chicken Club Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Is this the healthiest pizza ever?

It's almost Memorial Day Weekend and the living is easy! Well, ALMOST. You may find it to be more difficult to eat healthy at all of the cookouts and outdoor parties that will be taking place this weekend. When most people think of a cookout, they have dreams of hot dogs, hamburgers, creamy potato salad, and chips — all foods that can wreak havoc on your waistline.

Get ready to adjust your Memorial Day Weekend shopping lists! This healthy and delicious summer recipe is brought to you by Medifast's new Simply Well™: An Everyday, Healthy Cookbook.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup shredded, low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano

For the toppings:

  • 2 Tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 Cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup regular cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 Cup chopped scallions
  • 6 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 Cup shredded, low-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 Ounces cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1 Cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup diced tomatoes

Directions

For the crust:

Preheat your oven to 425˚ F.

Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until they become very fine rice-like pieces.

Place cauliflower "rice" in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stopping midway to stir.

Once cooled, transfer the "rice" to a cheesecloth or clean, thin dishtowel, and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

In a large bowl, combine "rice," egg, mozzarella, and oregano, until thoroughly mixed. Press the mixture out into the shape of a pizza crust, about 1∕3-inch to ½-inch thick (make sure crust isn't too thin), onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until crust is firm, and light brown.

For the toppings:

Meanwhile, combine ranch dressing mix, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, and scallions. Cook turkey bacon according to package directions, and chop into small pieces.

Once crust is cooled, spread ranch mixture evenly onto crust. Top with half of the cheese, chicken, remaining cheese, and bacon. Cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Top with lettuce and tomatoes.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving452
Total Fat26g41%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated13g66%
Cholesterol168mg56%
Protein41g81%
Carbs14g5%
Vitamin A192µg21%
Vitamin B121µg16%
Vitamin B60.8mg38.3%
Vitamin C76mg100%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.1%
Vitamin E1mg5%
Vitamin K44µg55%
Calcium411mg41%
Fiber4g16%
Folate (food)117µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)117µg29%
Folic acid1µgN/A
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium62mg16%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)10mg50%
Phosphorus489mg70%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium843mg24%
Riboflavin (B2)0.5mg27.8%
Sodium766mg32%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg22.1%
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc3mg21%