This recipe, Cauliflower Crust Sausage Pizza Bites is sponsored by Johnsonville. All opinions are my own.
Make a healthier version of pizza with a crispy cauliflower crust topped with delicious Johnsonville Andouille Chicken Sausage. Your party guests will love it.
Pizza, pizza, pizza. Oh yeah! When it comes to pizza, mine has got to have sausage on it. There is no doubt about it; sausage is my number one, number two and number three choice for a pizza topping. Now that chicken sausage comes in so many different, delicious flavors, I can enjoy it more often. When Johnsonville asked me to make a recipe using their sausage for “Sausage Bowl”, I was thrilled. They have quite a few flavors of chicken sausage. The only issue was to decide which one to use. I settled on Andouille Chicken Sausage. Oh yes, I love the cajun flavors in this sausage. Plus it is pre-cooked which makes it quick and easy. I sure need that when I am throwing a party. Bring on the “Sausage Bowl”. Isn’t that a cute name?
I decided to pair this scrumptious Johnsonville Andouille Chicken Sausage with a cauliflower pizza crust. I’ve seen this low carb cauliflower crust all over the place and wondered if it really worked. All the reviews I saw seemed to have one issue, soggy crust! The other major complaint was how hard it was to squeeze out the water from the cauliflower. Light bulb moment – the key to the crust is to get the moisture out, and the easiest way to do that is to let the oven do all the work. By popping the grated cauliflower into a hot oven, the oven would dry it out. Plus there is a bonus, flavor. Slightly roasting the cauliflower gives a slightly roasted flavor to the crust. You know the flavor that pizza gets when cooked in a pizza oven. Yup, that is it. Yum!
These perfect little pizza bites have a crispy crust, ooey, gooey cheese, a dollop of delicious pizza sauce and are crowned with the perfect piece of sausage, Johnsonville Andouille Chicken Sausage. I love getting a taste of sausage in every single bite of the pizza. It is all about the sausage after all. Sorry cauliflower! It is all about the sausage here. Try these scrumptious little bites at your next party. They are going to be a healthy hit.
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Cauliflower Crust Sausage Pizza Bites
- 1 large head cauliflower roughly chopped
- 2 egg whites
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 11 tbsp shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 1 slices link Johnsonville Andouille chicken sausage cut into 22
Preheat to 475•.
Place cauliflower into a food processor, and pulse until the cauliflower is the size of panko breadcrumbs.
Pour onto a baking sheet and spread out with a spatula.
Bake for 3 minutes. Stir and bake for another 3 minutes, or until cauliflower is mostly dry and slightly toasty.
Place in a large bowl and mix in remaining crust ingredients.
Wipe off the baking sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Using two tablespoons of cauliflower mixture, make about 22 pizza rounds. Be sure to compact the cauliflower.
Return to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until crust is just golden brown.
Top each pizza with 1/2 tbsp. cheese, 1 tsp. marinara sauce and one slice of sausage.
Return to the oven and bake for another 4 to 5 minutes.
I calculated 2 Weight Watchers Smart points per pizza
Happy Healthy Eating,
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.