The Talk Food Fest: Evette Rios Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas Recipe


The Talk Food Festival: Evette Rios

Evette Rios, the host of CBS’s Saturday morning cooking series Recipe Rehab, was a part of The Talk Food Festival with some delicious ways to make some favorite meals more healthy. Try her Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas or a Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownie.

In Recipe Rehab, families compete head-to-head with lighter versions of family classics. Evette Rios said she loves working with the chefs and families to reinvent some great tastes. You can watch the show Saturday mornings; check your local listings.


The Talk: Evette Rios Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas Recipe Ingredients

Guest co-host Sean Hayes brought the jokes while making the cauliflower crust for these pizzas. This Cauliflower will give you 70% of your needed daily Vitamin C. Swapping fresh tomato instead of sauce will cut down on sodium and preservatives.

Rios said she prefers not to wash mushrooms. Instead, she rubs them with a wet towel to get off any dirty on the outside. Washing them can make them rubbery, which nobody wants.


Crust Ingredients

The Talk Food Fest: Evette Rios Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas Recipe

Recipe Rehab’s Evette Rios shared her healthy idea for Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas on The Talk, while explaining how to make toppings more healthy too. (RoJo Images /

  • 1/2 head Cauliflower, in bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat Mozzarella
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 beaten Egg
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Cooked Topping Ingredients

  • 3 lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausages (or use veggie sausage)
  • 3 sliced Cremini Mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded Kale
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Fresh Topping Ingredients

  • 5 halved Grape Tomatoes (or use Cherry Tomatoes)
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat Mozzarella
  • 1 sliced Heirloom Tomato
  • 4 leaves Basil

Evette Rios: The Talk Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 400 F for your crust and spray a baking sheet. Line with parchment and spray again.
  2. Cut cauliflower into florets. Pulse in a food processor with garlic cloves to the size of rice, generating about two cups.
  3. Spread cauliflower and garlic on a baking sheet, cooking about 15 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Combine cooked cauliflower with cheese, egg, and oregano; mix this into a dough.
  5. Divide mixture into four equally sized pizza crusts, about 5” each.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes; then let cool about 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare your cooked toppings.
  8. Cook sausage in olive oil and crumble using a wooden spoon. Continue to cook until done, five to six minutes.
  9. Add mushrooms, kale, salt and pepper to the turkey. Cook two or three minutes, until kale wilts.
  10. Remove stems from basil leaves.
  11. Layer all toppings on top of cooled pizza crusts.
  12. Return pizzas to the oven for about seven minutes at 400 F, until bubbly.
  13. Slice and serve while hot!


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