Veggie Supreme Cauliflower Pizza
Updated: Sep 11, 2019
I loooove me a good veggie pizza. The textures, the colors- MMMM! Usually ordering one out, or even getting one in the frozen section at the store can be spendy. Plus, I like my pizza LOADED UP, and getting my pizza from somewhere else means the pizza might not be as loaded as I prefer. So I decided to make my own.
I got a CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST from Trader Joe's, which was a brand new experience for me. I've been intrigued by cauliflower crusts for a while, and since this one was pre-made and frozen (read: easy) I thought it was the perfect time to give one a try.
I grabbed Trader Joe's (or Trader Giotto's as they like to say) PIZZA SAUCE, and some CRUMBLED GOAT CHEESE. Feel free to use whatever kind of cheese you like, but I am a sucker for all goat cheese products (which by the way, their cranberry goat cheese is life changing).
I wanted some more protein in this meal, so I decided to also get a package of GARLIC HERB CHICKEN SAUSAGE that I could easily cut up and put on top of the pizza. But if you'd rather have purely veggies on yours, go for it!
Now for the veggies (drool face emoji). This part is fun because you can add whatever veggies you love, and make it work. I wanted a variety of colors and textures so these are the ones I chose:
Broccolini (which reminded me of that seen on Inside Out when they move to San Francisco and get broccoli on pizza and they hated it. Remember that? Well, I love it so it's going on mine. Pro tip: broccolini lays flatter than regular broccoli, plus I think it's prettier).
Groceries in tow, I was stoked to get home and try out my cauliflower creation. Here's what I did:
1. I followed the directions on the CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST box which were to preheat my oven to 450.
2. While the oven was preheating I started washing and chopping up my veggies and slicing the sausage.
3. Once the oven was ready, I baked the crust for 10 minutes (per the box instructions).
4. When the 10 minutes was up, I flipped the crust over and baked that for another 10 minutes (again, per the box instructions)
5. Then I took the crust out, and spread the PIZZA SAUCE and GOAT CHEESE on top.
6. Then I arranged my veggies on it, and added the sausage slices last.
7. I was so excited about my creation, I didn't think to add any additional seasonings. Honestly, it was plenty flavorful without them, but adding oregano, red pepper flakes, or garlic powder, a drizzle of olive oil, or whatever else you like to season your pizza with would be lovely.
8. Once my toppings were in place, I stuck it all back in the oven to broil for about 5 minutes.
9. And voila! I let it cool for a few minutes, and dug in.
OH.MY.GOODNESS. It was honestly more delicious than I expected. If you're skeptical about trying cauliflower crust because you think it might be nasty - it's not. I promise it was good and the texture was great. PLUS I felt awesome knowing I was getting so many nutrients in once slice. Taste + Health = perfect combo.
Check out a recap of the recipe below and enjoy!
1 Frozen Cauliflower Pizza Crust
1 Jar Pizza Sauce (the amount you use is up to you!)
5 oz Crumbled Goat Cheese (use as much or as little as you like)
2 Garlic Herb Chicken Sausages - sliced
1/2 Whole Eggplant
1 Cup Spinach
2 Stalks Broccolini
1/2 Bell Pepper (whichever color is your fave)
1/2 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
1. Preheat oven to 450
2. Once heated, bake the crust on a baking sheet for 10 minutes.
3. Flip the crust over and bake the other side for 10 minutes.
4. Spread pizza sauce on top of the crust.
5. Sprinkle the goat cheese on top.
6. Arrange vegetables and sausage slices on top.
7. Broil for 5 minutes.
8. Cool for a few minutes and ENJOY!
Per Serving (recipe makes 6 servings):
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 4g (add a couple grams if you add olive oil)
Carbs: 20.5 g