Pizza with Cauliflower, Red Pepper & Onion

Pizza with Cauliflower, Red Pepper and Onion
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  • 4Servings


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tsp EVOO
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend


Position a rack in the lower third of the oven, place an inverted baking sheet on top and preheat to 500 degrees . Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat 1 tsp. EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.

In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower with 2 tbsp. EVOO, the crushed pepper and cumin until coated.

Stretch the pizza dough to fit a second baking sheet lined with parchment. In a bowl, combine the garlic and remaining 2 tbsp EVOO. Brush the garlic oil onto the dough; layer with the cheese, onion mixture and cauliflower; season with salt.

Place the baking sheet on top of the one in the oven and bake, rotating halfway through, until the crust is golden, about 20 minutes.