The munchkin and I sat down last night to look at Christmas craft ideas. She likes to make ornaments for Christmas presents for family every year, so we went through and found a couple she liked and thought she could do. Today was shopping day. The closest city, and I use that term loosely, near us with a Walmart and Michael’s is 45 minutes away, so we made a day of it and had lunch while we were out. There’s this great little place that has fresh pie made in house daily, and seasoned curly fries. Chocolate cream pie and curly fries?! Sounds like a good day to me, and I figure all the walking around the stores justifies the extra calories. 🙂
Saturday night is pizza night around here, and oddly enough, pizza is actually one of our lower calorie meals, which works well after the lunch we had today. I love the cauliflower pizza crust, but don’t always want to do that much work to make dinner. Especially after a long day of shopping with a ten year old who really doesn’t like shopping. This pizza crust is a much quicker, but still healthy alternative. The yogurt gives it a nice protein boost, which also makes it more filling. And I love adding herbs to the crust to give it more flavor. 🙂
This recipe has a few steps, but it’s really easy once you get the hang of it. You’ll mix everything except the yogurt in a mixing bowl, then add the yogurt and stir until almost all the flour is incorporated.
At this point, you’ll need to get your hands in there to finish getting all the flour into the dough. Knead it a few times in the bowl. If it feels really sticky, add a little more flour.
I lay out plastic wrap on my island and sprinkle flour on that to minimize mess. Then roll it out to about 1/4″ thick. You may need to sprinkle a little more flour on it as you’re rolling if it starts to stick to the rolling pin.
Your rolling skills may be better than mine. I never get anything remotely resembling an even circle. 🙂
I slid a piece of cardboard underneath the plastic wrap, placed my pizza pan on top, and flipped the whole thing. I used my fingers to try and even out the edges a bit. I think the jaggedness gives it a little character though. 🙂
Then it’s just top it with your choice of toppings and pop it in the oven. If you place it in the lower part of your oven, it’ll crisp up the bottom a little better, but regardless, it eats like a regular pizza.
- 1 1/2 cups flour, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together all dry ingredients.
- Add yogurt, and stir until most of the flour is incorporated. Using your hands, push dough into remaining flour until all of it is incorporated. Knead a few times in the bowl. If it is really sticky, add a little more flour.
- Turn out onto a floured surface, and sprinkle the top with a little more flour. Using a rolling pin, roll out to about a 1/4" thick. Should be roughly resembling a circle. If dough starts to stick to rolling pin, sprinkle with more flour.
- Spray a pizza pan with nonstick spray. Place dough onto pan.*
- If desired, use fingers to even out edges.
- Top with favorite pizza toppings.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Slice and serve. 🙂
- *See pictures for how I did this.