Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

You all know how much I love pizza! Traditional pizza, cauliflower pizza, meatza pizza! I love them all, but now I have another favorite pizza crust to add to the collection! Spaghetti squash pizza crusts! I have no idea why I waited so long to make them! They are absolutely delicious! One bite of this crust and you will be hooked! It is low carb, gluten free and makes a healthier alternative crust.


My 2 year old loves to eat these spaghetti squash pizza crusts! It is a great way for me to sneak those veggies in! I like to make quite a few at a time and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months!


My favorite way to cook spaghetti squash is by roasting it. First I cut it in half lengthwise. Then scoop out the strands and seeds with a spoon. Spray lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Bake for 45 to 50 min at 375 degrees with the halves facing down. Let cool, and use a fork to scrape the flesh to form strands. You can also cook spaghetti squash in the microwave, slow cooker, or instant pot, but roasting is my favorite method.


The spaghetti squash strands are pretty sturdy and meld together to form a yummy crust. My biggest piece of advice is to squeeze out as much liquid as possible after cooking the spaghetti squash. Removing the liquid will result in a firmer crust. 

You can remove the liquid by placing the spaghetti squash strands in a strainer. Then place a bowl on top of the squash, pressing down to allow the liquid to drain. Fold the strands into the middle of the strainer, and repeat. Or you could use a clean dish cloth (not terry cloth) or cheesecloth and twist to remove liquid.


Add 1 cup of spaghetti squash to a small bowl with egg whites, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, oregano and garlic powder. Stir until combined.


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (not waxed paper) and lightly spray with cooking spray. Pour spaghetti squash mixture onto parchment paper and form a thin circle. I flatten and shape the circle with my hands. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!


Bake for 25 minutes. Carefully peel back the crust and flip to cook the other side for an additional 10 minutes. Then add your toppings!


For the chicken margherita pizza, I didn't add marinara sauce since I was using delicious tomato slices. I sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top of the crust.


Then added chicken, tomato slices, and fresh basil.


Baked it for 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese has melted. I sprinkled fresh ground black pepper to finish it off!


Amazing guilt-free pizza!


Check out that crust! They are also freezable! Place cooled crusts in a ziploc bag, remove air, and store in the freezer up to 2 months. Remove them from the freezer the night before and place in the fridge to defrost overnight. Put your favorite toppings on the pizza and bake!


Another pizza variation! Sweet Italian Sausage Pizza! Printable recipe below!


Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crusts

Ingredients:
1 cup spaghetti squash, cooked (2 Greens)
2 tbsp egg whites or egg beaters
1/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (1/4 Lean)
1 tbsp grated Kraft reduced fat parmesan cheese (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp Oregano (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp garlic powder (1/4 Condiment)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Combine spaghetti squash, egg whites, mozzarella cheese parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic powder in a small bowl.
Spread spaghetti squash mixture on parchment paper, forming a thin circle.
Bake for 25 minutes and carefully flip the crust. Continue baking an additional 10 more minutes.
Top crust with your favorite toppings and bake an additional 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Makes 1 Serving
Each serving provides
1/4 Lean, 2 Greens, and 2 Condiments



Chicken Margherita Pizza:

Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash crust (1/4 Lean, 2 Greens, 2 Condiments)
1.5 ounces grilled chicken (1/4 Lean)
1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (1/2 Lean)
1/2 cup or 90 grams tomato, sliced (1 Green)
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (1/2 Condiment)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Top spaghetti squash crust with cheese and chicken.
Top pizza with sliced tomatoes (no need to add tomato sauce).
Sprinkle fresh basil over pizza.
Bake for an additional 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Makes 1 Serving
Each serving provides
1 Lean, 3 Greens, and 2 1/2 Condiments



Sweet Italian Sausage Pizza:

Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash crust (1/4 Lean, 2 Greens, 2 Condiments)
*1/4 cup Rao's marinara sauce or any approved sauce (1 Green)
1.5 ounces Jennie-O Sweet Italian turkey sausage (1/4 Lean)
1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (1/2 Lean)
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (1/2 Condiment)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Top spaghetti squash with marinara sauce.
Add cheese and sausage.
Sprinkle fresh basil over pizza.
Bake for an additional 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese has melted

Makes 1 Serving
Each serving provides
1 Lean, 3 Greens, and 2 1/2 Condiments


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