Thursday, April 3, 2014

Paleo Spaghetii Squash Loaded Pizza Crust (adapted from a recipe on

This was a huge hit at our house, and I will be making this often with so many different options
Prepare Spaghetti Squash
Pre-heat oven to 375
Slice in half, remove seeds, line a baking pan with parchment paper, lightly oil the parchment paper with olive oil or grape seed oil, bake for 40 minutes or when you can easily pierce through it with a fork
Allow to cool
Remove the strands into a large bowl
1 large egg
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or a few dashes red pepper flakes
1 tsp oregano
1 can Organic Pizza Sauce, (you will likely not use the whole thing, so you could heat the extra up and serve over the cooked pizza or save it for next time)
1 green bell pepper diced
1 thick slice of red onion diced
Pepperoni or Turkey pepperoni
Vegan Mozzarella Cheese (if you allow it, I only like Trader Joes or Daiya)
Pizza Seasoning (this really makes it great)
Pre-heat oven again to 375
Place the baking pan with a new sheet of parchment paper into the oven while the oven pre-heats
Mix the 4 ingredients into the spaghetti, mix well so the egg and seasoning are all well distributed
When the oven is pre-heated, remove from oven and pour onto parchment paper, spread out well, a spatula that is not slotted works well for pressing the mixture down flat, work the edges back in to try and get an oval or rectangle, spread thin like a thin crust pizza, but make sure you do not make holes.
Bake for 25 minutes
Remove from oven and layer the remaining ingredients ending with a few dashes of pizza seasoning
Bake about 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the pepperoni start to crisp, cheese is melted and the edges of the crust are starting to crisp.  Don't rush it but don't burn it either, the more solid the crust is, the more delicious it is
Options- spinach well drained, black olives, mushrooms, any other bell pepper, thinly sliced egg plant, fresh basil, finely chopped broccoli steamed, thinly sliced zucchini rounds, thinly sliced tomatoes, sausage, chopped chicken, fresh mozzarella (for a treat meal),  homemade bbq sauce (BBQ Chicken Pizza, grilled chicken, yellow or orange bell pepper, red onion and vegan cheddar cheese, skip the pizza seasoning and skip the cayenne if you already use cayenne in your bbq sauce)
Many of these vegetables are better if you slightly steam or sauté for a few minutes before using them since they will only be in the oven for 10 minutes
You will likely need to eat this with a fork, depending on the amount of toppings you use. 
My husband even likes this better than cauliflower pizza crust

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