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Roasted Cauliflower Pizza

Roasted Cauliflower Pizza with Kale, Ricotta, and Whole-Wheat Crust

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Mozzarella, provolone, and ricotta make this white pizza a triple-cheese masterpiece. The cheeses are folded into a thyme-scented cream sauce, along with kale for heartiness and a touch of green. It's spread over a nutty whole-wheat crust, then topped with rosemary-roasted garlic and mellow, sweet roasted garlic.


  • Vegetarian

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By Chef Liz

By Chef Liz

Nutritional info

  • Calories 880
  • Protein 28g
  • Total Carb 95g
  • Total Fat 43g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • whole-wheat pizza dough
    12 ounces
    whole-wheat pizza dough
  • curly kale
    4 ounces
    curly kale
  • cauliflower florets
    10 ounces
    cauliflower florets
  • yellow onion
    yellow onion
  • garlic
    4 cloves
  • crushed red pepper
    1/4 teaspoon
    crushed red pepper
  • heavy cream
    1 container
    heavy cream
  • ricotta cheese
    4 ounces
    ricotta cheese
  • shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese blend
    2 ounces
    shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese blend
  • flour
    2 tablespoons
  • parchment paper
    parchment paper
  • rosemary
    1/8 ounce
  • thyme
    1/8 ounce

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • aluminum foil
  • baking sheet
  • 10" medium high-sided pan

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    Preheat oven to 425ºF. Remove pizza dough from bag and let soften at room temperature. Rinse all produce. Roughly chop or tear kale into bite-size pieces, discarding stems. Strip rosemary leaves, discarding stems, then mince. Cut cauliflower into 1 inch–wide florets, if needed. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice. Thinly slice garlic, place on a small piece of foil, and drizzle over olive oil. Bring edges of foil together to form a pouch.

  2. Roast cauliflower and garlic

    Roast cauliflower and garlic

    Line a baking sheet with foil. Add cauliflower and toss with rosemary, up to half of crushed red pepper (skip or use less for milder heat), 2 teaspoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and black pepper as desired. Arrange in a single layer, spacing apart. Add garlic pouch to sheet and roast until cauliflower is golden and almost tender (it will finish cooking on the pizza as it bakes) and garlic is soft, 13-15 minutes.

  3. Make cheese sauce

    Make cheese sauce

    While cauliflower and garlic roast, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a medium high-sided pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add whole thyme sprigs and onion; sauté, stirring, until soft, 5-7 minutes. Add cream, increase heat to medium high, and simmer until slightly reduced, 1-2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat and remove and discard thyme sprigs. Stir in ricotta, mozzarella and provolone, kale, ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper.

  4. Roll out dough

    Roll out dough

    While onion cooks, sprinkle flour onto a clean, dry surface, coating a rolling pin or your hands with a thin layer. Roll or stretch dough into a rectangular shape, rotating frequently and working from center to edges, until ¼-inch thick. Once roasted, remove garlic pouch from sheet; carefully remove roasted garlic and roughly chop. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl for the next step. Discard foil, reserving sheet.

  5. Assemble and bake pizza

    Assemble and bake pizza

    Line baking sheet from cauliflower with parchment paper and rub with 1 teaspoon olive oil (careful, it might still be hot). Add pizza dough, gently stretching to reach edges of baking sheet, and rub all over with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Spread over cheese sauce, leaving a ½-inch border. Scatter over roasted cauliflower. Bake until crust is crisp and golden and cheese is bubbling, 15-17 minutes.

  6. Plate cauliflower pizza

    Plate cauliflower pizza

    Use the downtime while the pizza bakes to get ahead on dishes or relax with a glass of wine. Sprinkle roasted garlic over roasted cauliflower pizza. Cut into slices and dig in!

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