Fun and Healthy Spin on Pizza!

Here’s a confession: I am hooked on pizza. Who can resist that ooey-gooey cheese, crunchy crust and flavorful toppings?!

So, what can you do to make pizza delicious AND guilt free? Make a crust out of veggies!

There have been many wacky pizza crust ideas like cauliflower pizza crust, zucchini pizza crust and even eggplant pizza crust.

Here’s one more: spaghetti squash pizza crust!!!

Why choose spaghetti squash?

  • It’s easy!

Out of all the vegetable pizza crusts out there, this has to be one of the most simple and straight forward to make.

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees!

Step 1: Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the innards (seeds and icky middle part)

Step 2: Cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave for about 10 minutes for each half until it is tender and easily pulls apart with a fork

Step 3: Fork out all of the squash strands and place them in a paper towel to squeeze out as much of the excess liquid as you can

Step 4:  Measure out 3 1/2 cups of squash strands and mix together with 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/4 of mozzarella cheese

Step 5: Spread the squash mixture onto a baking sheet covered in tinfoil. Try and make a nicely pressed, even and thin layer out of the squash.

Step 6: Bake your crust in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Take it out, flip it over and bake it for another 25-30 minutes.

Step 7: Once the crust is baked through and nice and crispy, cover with your favorite toppings! Bake in the oven for another 4-6 minutes until the cheese is melted goodness.

  • It’s Healthy!

By switching from regular crust to spaghetti squash crust you are adding fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, Magnesium and Potassium to your diet!!

Eating half of the pizza will also boost your vegetable intake by a serving!

Doesn’t it look delicious!? 

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