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Quinoa Pizza Cups

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These pizza cups are delicious and filling. A great appetizer for a party to keep your guests happy and full. Feel free to use a regular cupcake pan or a mini cupcake pan for bit size cups. Do not refrigerate before serving for a party, but great as leftovers for yourself.

Ingredients - makes 30 regular cups

- 6 cups cooked quinoa

- 3 cups shredded mozzarella

- 2 cups chopped pepperoni (I used spicy salami)

- 6 large eggs

- 1 large onion (chopped small)

- 6 teaspoons minced garlic

- 1 cup fresh chopped basil (2 tablespoons dried)

- 3 teaspoons paprika

- salt

- marinara sauce (for dipping)

- cupcake pan

Directions

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees

2. Mix together all ingredients except tomato sauce.

3. Grease cupcake pan. Fill each cup to top then press down to compact ingredients into cup.

4. Bake for 20 minutes. Repeat until all cups are cooked. Serve with heated tomato sauce.

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

IMG_0480I was so excited to use my new food processor (I’m a first timer) and I realized just how amazing the little machine is.

Ingredients

- 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower

- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

- 1 egg, beaten

- 1 tsp dried oregano

- 1/2 tsp crushed garlic

- 1/2 tsp garlic salt

- olive oil

- Toppings: pizza sauce, cheese, precooked vegetables, meats of your choice (I used green peppers, mushrooms, sliced olives, and pepperoni slices.)

- Condiments (optional): red pepper flakes, garlic powder, dried oregeno

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1. “Rice” the Cauliflower: Take 1 large head of cauliflower, remove stems and leaves, and chop the florets into chunks. Add to food processor and pulse until it looks like grain. Do not over-do pulse or you will puree it. Put the riced cauliflower into a bowl and microwave for 8 minutes (some microwaves are more powerful than others, so you may need to reduce this cooking time). ** You only need 1 cup of cauliflower for this recipe but the rest can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

Make the Pizza Crust:

2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

3. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Add oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, mix. Transfer to the cookie sheet, and using your hands, pat out into a 9″ round. Brush olive oil over top.

4. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

5. Remove from oven. To the crust, add sauce, toppings and cheese. Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted (approximately 3-4 minutes).