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Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Pizza

There’s a pizza place in my area that my family and I LOVE to eat at. It’s one of those pizza places that has a coal fired oven where the pizzas come out nice and crisp, well done and in our opinion, just perfect. They have the best toppings (Italian finger peppers anyone?? HOT HOT HOT!), garlic rosemary chicken wings cooked in the same oven smothered in grilled onions and served with perfect foccaccia triangles, huge salads and great beer and wine. The atmosphere is easy, fun, and family friendly – a good place to be. Just the thought of a visit to Anthony’s makes my mouth water…no lie.

The only problem? It’s a small hike from our house. About a 35-40 minute hike out of our small, quiet piece of suburbia to be exact, and really that’s just a bit too far to drive for Friday night pizza as far as I’m concerned. Sigh. It is what it is…and what it’s become for us is a treat that we try to enjoy every few months (birthday dinners!) or if we happen to be driving through the area like we found ourselves just a couple of weekends ago on our way back from Sanibel.

For the longest time, I just ate what the rest of the family ordered (1/2 cheese, 1/2 pepperoni – no offense, but bo-ring). I ventured out a couple of times and tried the hot finger peppers that were oh my goodness so deliciously full of crazy heat but just a bit too much when there’s no one else to share with. One night I got a little adventurous and ordered one of their specialty pizzas off the menu that I had heard was pretty awesome…their roasted cauliflower pizza (<—- the real deal). People, this has become one of my most favorite foods on the planet. I’m obsessed. You have no idea how happy I am that no one else in my family will go near this pizza, because I get to take home all the leftovers from my small pie and eat it for days…all. by. my. self. Besides the fact that their signature “almost-burnt” crust is amazing all on its own, the glorious topping of roasted cauliflower, garlic and cheeses and golden breadcrumbs really tastes like none other.

This humble little flatbread pizza I am presenting to you today gives their pizza absolutely no justice. It’s really kind of an embarrassing lazy home version of theirs, but does the job of holding me over till next time, which is all that matters.

Print Recipe

Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 6-7 cloves garlic, smashed with a knife and peeled (the amount of garlic is really up to you! the more the better for me)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • good pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper
  • flatbreads or pita breads
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • red pepper flakes, for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower florets with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place into large baking dish.
  3. Bake your cauliflower and garlic in the oven for 25 minutes, gently tossing halfway in between. Cauliflower is ready when golden brown and very fragrant.
  4. To make flatbreads, take your pita (or flatbread) and top with cauliflower and garlic topping. Top with shredded mozzarella and Parmesan or Romano cheese and bake in oven for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubble.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan and red pepper flakes and serve with a salad for a light meal.

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(Disclosure…this pizza place has no idea who I am, however I have tweeted my love for them several times. This pizza was made on my own immediately after running out of my most recent leftovers.)

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33 comments on “Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Pizza”

  1. This looks seriously heavenly…roasted cauliflower is only one of my favorite things ever!

  2. Oh my gosh this is fabulous. I love roasted veggies. And even better on pizza.

  3. I’m a big fan of veggies on my pizza, usually opting for spinach, at a minimum. But, I’ve never tried cauliflower. I might just have to do that.

    You drive through Sanibel? From the sound of it, you might be pretty close to me. I’d love to get together for lunch?

  4. We drive over to Sanibel a few times a year…love it there! Have you ever been to the shell museum? Since roasted cauliflower is one of our faves this pizza is on my list for the week-end!

  5. WOW, I didn’t realize you were talking about Anthony’s! We have on right down the road…I’ll be calling today to see if they have this one!! Thanks 🙂

  6. Cauliflowers are my fav and this being roasted, can’t wait to try it. Sounds so tasty.

  7. I love the thought of putting cauliflower on flatbread and pizza. This is so smart!
    Miss you and love these pictures!

  8. Aggie, I’m NUTS over roasted cauliflower so this would be right up my alley!

  9. I can’t wait to try this pizza. Sounds so good!

  10. Oh Aggie we love cauliflower (or white trees as my kids call it LOL) I’ll have to give this a go next pizza night! xoxo

    • my kids love roasted cauliflower for some weird reason, lol…but not sure if they would eat it on pizza. Let me know if you try it!!

  11. Aggie, I love this. I must try this…and soon!

  12. I’ve yet to eat at Anthony’s–now you make me want to be adventurous and try them! Especially since I love cauliflower!

  13. I am totally taking your word for this and making it for sure! The pizza I have been making a lot lately is sauted spinach & mushrooms, red onions, garlic, plus goat cheese and mozzarella. Mmm… Can’t wait to try your creation!

  14. You do not have to try too hard to talk me into any kind of pizza. I love this Aggie, I have a deep weakness for roasted garlic!

  15. You cannot beat a GOOD pizza place! This one sounds particularly awesome. LOVING the cauli on top of this flat bread! I’m a thin crust girl all the way

  16. I have never tried cauliflower as a pizza-ish topping before…and that clearly needs to change!! Beautiful!

  17. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing! I have to try this, and soon!

  18. That pizza place sounds amazing, as does this cauliflower flatbread!

  19. LOVE how you stepped out of the box 😀 MmmMmm

  20. That pizza sounds so delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe out. It looks like a nice substitute for the real deal. In your honest opinion, how does it stack up to their version? I bet your version is pretty yummy!

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  22. I was craving the cauliflower pizza Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza this weekend and came across this on Pinterest! Works out perfectly! 🙂 You can’t split this pizza with other combos at the restaurant and no over ever wants to order this one with me. Perfect to serve this for one!

    • I’m almost happy that no one ever wants to share it with me, lol. I order a small and eat it for days!! But this little pita version works too 🙂

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