Roasted Cauliflower Pizza with Truffle Oil

By • October 3, 2010 • 9 Comments



Author Notes: I found a super simple and delish pizza dough recipe online, and have been making several pizzas a week since (uh oh!). The first one I made was with roasted cauliflower, thinly sliced patty pan squash, truffle oil, and a little bit of parmesan and mozzarella. So far, it was one of the best combos I've made. (The dough recipe is "quick and easy pizza crust" on All Recipes.com) Loves Food Loves to Eat

Makes 2 thin-crusted 12 inch pizzas (approximately)

  • your favorite pizza crust (enough for 2 thin crust pizzas)
  • 1 head cauliflower- cut into florets
  • olive oil
  • truffle salt (or course sea salt)
  • truffle oil
  • 1 garlic clove- cut in half, skin still on
  • 2 small patty pan squash- thinly sliced in discs
  • fresh thyme
  • 1 cup grated cheese (an Italian blend like parm and mozzarella is good)
  1. Preaheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss cauliflower with enough olive oil to coat, and sprinkle with truffle salt. Put in a single layer in a baking dish, and baked for about 20-25 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Bump oven temp up to 450. Roll out pizza dough to form a thin crust, brush with truffle oil.
  3. Layer on cauliflower, thin slices of squash, and a thin layer of cheese. Sprinkle lightly with thyme.
  4. Bake until crust is light brown and cheese is bubbly (about 15 minutes, but varies based on your dough recipe). Right when you remove from oven, brush edges of crust with cut garlic.
  5. Enjoy (several times a week)!

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almost 4 years ago lapadia

Cool idea, I think our minds are on the same "PacNW wave" this week, I was thinking about pizza with cauliflower and here is your wonderful recipe!

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almost 4 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

...great minds think alike! =) I'm sure there are lots of tasty ways that pizza and cauliflower can unite, I'd love to see what you come up with!

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almost 4 years ago healthierkitchen

this sounds great! My daughter and I are just starting out with pizza making and this is right up our alley. Curious, though, and I remember seeing this on foodpickle and can't remember the answer - does this cauliflower remain this green after cooking? So pretty.

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almost 4 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Yeah, I'm pretty sure this one did stay green after cooking... I actually used this cauliflower in a different recipe, and use a regular ol' white one for the pizza. Pizza making is SO FUN! I'm seriously making pizza on a weekly basis....

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

YUM, this sounds delicious! I got a Romanesco in my CSA box earlier this year and sadly, not since - I was in awe of it when I opened my box.

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almost 4 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Thank you! I seriously sat there and looked at that Romanesco forever... it's so cool! Thanks for that, nature!

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Love your pic! Did you use white truffle oil?

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almost 4 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Thanks! Yeah, I used white truffle oil (so good!).

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almost 4 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

I actually used a regular head of cauliflower for this, not the one in the pic... but I just got that crazy one in my CSA, so figured this was the perfect opportunity to post a picture of it!