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Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza

When it comes to meatless Monday meals, I sometimes struggle with finding recipes that are filling enough to be called a dinner, but are also exciting. The inspiration for this recipe came from a Tasty video I watched about 5 different ways to make meatless tacos. One of the taco ideas was a buffalo cauliflower taco.

I am not a huge fan of cauliflower so I was skeptical at first, but I love anything buffalo, so I figured “cauliflower can’t be that bad when drenched in buffalo sauce…right?” Watching the video I thought to myself, I can easily make this buffalo cauliflower, but I wanted to do something different than tacos. Then it hit me. PIZZA.

The cauliflower part of the recipe was inspired by Tasty, and the taco version can be found here: Meatless Tacos 5 Ways

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup milk of choice
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 4 stalks celery
  • ¼ cup Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, add flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and milk, and stir to combine.
  3. Add cauliflower florets into the bowl with the flour and milk mixture. Stir to coat the cauliflower.
  4. Transfer cauliflower to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  5. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and brush it with buffalo sauce and place back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  6. While the cauliflower bakes, roll out pizza dough to desired shape and size and place on a baking sheet drizzled with olive oil (or a pizza stone if you have one).
  7. When the cauliflower is done baking, bake the crust at 475 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until firm and starting to brown on the edges.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven and top with mozzarella cheese and cauliflower. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  9. While the pizza finishes baking, run a vegetable peeler down the celery stalks to create ribbons.
  10. When the pizza is finished baking drizzle it with the rest of the buffalo sauce and top with celery ribbons. Finish the pizza with a drizzle of Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing and serve.

 

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