Pizza night is a regular occurrence in this household. We love our pizza. All variations. Especially this roasted cauliflower chicken pizza. If you’re a roasted cauliflower fan like me, you’ll love this pizza, which is loaded with cauliflower and lots of other really good stuff, like roasted chicken, a tangy tomato sauce, cilantro and red onions.
Pizza wasn’t always a regular go-to-meal, for a few reasons. I never used to make the crust and sauce from scratch, so unless I had planned ahead of time to pick up prepared pizza crusts from the grocery store, it wasn’t an easy-don’t-want-to-leave-the-house-kind-of-meal. This all changed, when it finally dawned on me to just make my own crust. Third-world revelations, folks. I think I resisted for so long, because I had some notion that making pizza crust was this long arduous process. Surprise, it’s not. Joke’s on me. And homemade sauce, well, it’s just as simple. My pantry was already stocked with everything I needed.
While you might not need to run out to pick up pizza crusts (hooray!), you do need to factor in a little time to let the dough rise. But the major pro here is you can stay in pjamas (if that’s the kind of day you’re having). My go-to pizza crust recipe is from Ricardo, and it all comes together very quickly. Ricardo recommends using a food processor, but I find it just as easy to use a mixing bowl, wooden spoon, and my hands. See the picture above on the far left to see how it looks after rising for 30 minutes.
Since we eat a lot of pizza, I’m always thinking about how to change it up from our regular margherita or pepperoni pizza, which the kids love, and how to get in more veggies. And since the whole family loves roasted cauliflower, this pairing, with chicken and tangy tomato sauce, was a hit. SO. DARN. GOOD. Worth the rising and the roasting.
Look at all those glorious little morsels of roasted, cheesy goodness.
What’s your favourite pizza recipe? Let me know in the comments below!