White Pizza with Cauliflower & Kale
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 6 cloves garlic, very finely minced
  • 3 cups raw kale
  • flour and cornmeal to prep the pizza dough
  • 1 recipe pizza dough (enough for 2 pizzas)
  • 8 ounces part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 -4 ounces shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375. (If you are using a pizza stone to cook your pizza, place it in the cool oven before pre-heating because you'll be cooking the pizza directly after roasting the cauliflower).
  2. Toss the cauliflower with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Lay it out in a single layer on a baking sheet and the roast the cauliflower for about 10 minutes, turning the pieces over with a spatula halfway through. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set it aside.
  3. While the cauliflower is roasting, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute, letting it turn a toasty brown but careful not to burn it. Turn the heat on the burner allll the way down and just let the oil soak up some of the garlic flavor for another minute. Scrape the garlic and oil into a small saucer or ramekin and set aside.
  4. Add the kale to the oily skillet (if there's not enough room cook it down a cup at a time) and cook over medium high heat until it's wilted.
  5. Bring the oven temperature up to 450.
  6. Toss flour across a clean work surface (such as a cutting board or a pizza peel). Toss a bit of cornmeal onto the flour.
  7. Stretch the pizza dough into your desired shape. Make sure not to press it down into the flour/cornmeal so that your pizza slides easily into the oven. I learned this the hard way. More than once.
  8. Spoon or brush half of the garlic & oil over the crust, all the way to the edges. Spread half of the cooked kale over that. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese over the garlic & kale. Lay half of the cauliflower over the cheese, sprinkle with half of the shaved Parmesan, and then sprinkle with half of the crushed red pepper.
  9. Bake for about 8 minutes, or to desired doneness. I like my crust to be chewy and crispy.
  10. Repeat the assembly/baking procedure for the second crust.
  11. EAT.
If you don't have a pizza stone you can use the backside of a baking sheet (preferably one without sides). Place it on the bottom shelf of your oven prior to pre-heating.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/white-pizza-with-cauliflower-kale/