Vegan Roasted Cauliflower BBQ Pizza
One of the best pizza combos is vegan-ized with this Vegan Roasted Cauliflower BBQ Pizza – perfect Friday night eat!
BBQ pizza is one of the best combos of all time – in my opinion.
I remember seeing a special on Food Network a million years ago where they talked to the creator of the BBQ Pizza. He created it for the pizza chain – California Pizza Kitchen. Can you imagine inventing such a pizza staple??? Crazy.
While the original calls for chicken, we’re keeping it healthy and vegan (obviously) by adding marinated cauliflower to this bad boy.
Cauliflower adds a “meaty” texture as well as an awesome flavor that makes this pizza filling, healthy and totally tasty.
*Note: you can get my favorite vegan ranch at Target or online, here.
Is your pizza craving still itching? Check out the Roasted Cauliflower Buffalo Pizza or Pesto Pizza with Balsamic Glaze.
Vegan Roasted Cauliflower BBQ Pizza
- 16 oz pre-made pizza dough
- 1/2 head cauliflower cut in bite sized pieces
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp sriracha
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 white onion sliced
- Optional Toppings vegan ranch, cilantro, red pepper flakes
- One hour before you want to cook the pizza, place the dough on a flour-dusted countertop.
- While dough is coming to room temperature, preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
- In a large bowl combine cauliflower, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, sriracha, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Spread evenly on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. Remove from oven and increase oven heat to 475 degrees. Place cauliflower back in the bowl. Add BBQ sauce and stir to combine.
- While cauliflower is cooking, place a large pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Add onion to the pan. Once the onion starts to brown, add 1 tbsp. of water at a time* and stir frequently. Once onion is caramelized and soft remove from heat and set aside.
- Spray a 16″ round baking sheet (or baking sheet of choice) with non-stick spray. Place dough on the sheet and stretch to desired shape. Top dough with BBQ/cauliflower mixture and spread evenly. Top with caramelized onions and place in the oven for 12-17 minutes, or until crust is brown and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and top with ranch, cilantro and red pepper flakes. Slice, serve and enjoy!
All I can say is that you definitely won’t regret making this – the BBQ cauliflower is perfect!!
Thanks so much Tara!
I used a whole small head of cauliflower and doubled the sauce amount. So delicious!
You don’t have any instructions in the recipe on how to finish the cauliflower… between step 3 and 4. How did so many people comment on making it but no comments on the missing instructions
There aren’t any missing instructions. It lists to place the cauliflower back in the bowl with the BBQ sauce 👍
thanks for sharing this it’s really helpful for me.
Not to say this pizza was greasy or like your classic pizza, but it was better!!
This is literally the BEST pizza my husband and I have ever had! We were amazed and wished we had more! We added some dairy free mozzarella, fake meat sausage, and a homemade vegan ranch on top and it was to die for!! We had both been craving and missing real, sloppy, greasy pizza for a long time and this exceeded our fantasies!
Haha – so glad you both liked it! And all of your additions sound super tasty. There is nothing wrong with a little comfort food – especially right now 🙂
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Thanks so much for this recipe. This was absolutely delectable! I added a little avocado on top to add a cool side. Can’t recommend this pizza enough
Yum – avocado on anything is amazing! 🙂
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Made this with Trader Joe’s Sriracha BBQ sauce (with the sriracha on the cauliflower too – love spice!) and it was AMAZING! Thanks for the great recipe, definitely going in the “make again ALL THE TIME” category!
Woop Woop! So glad you liked it – and I love that Trader Joe’s BBQ sauce!
I made this. It was good the next time i make it i will take out the sriacha. Dont get me wrong i love sriacha but i dont think the sriacha and the bbq made a good combination.
I just made this tonight and it was delicious! I skipped the sriracha as my bbq sauce was spicy, and topped with some cilantro leaves instead of the ranch along with some vegan parm. Delicious; thank you!
Yum – that all sounds amazing. So glad you liked it!
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Yum! I am newly vegan and was craving bbq chicken pizza and this did not disappoint, the roasted cauliflower does add a little texture comparable to chicken. I did buy a premade crust to cut down on prep. While it is not a tough one, the only downsides for me to this recipe is that it takes a while since you have to roast the cauliflower.
So glad you liked this! And yes, cauliflower does take a bit of time to cook through, but it is so worth it! 🙂
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Where are you getting your pre-made vegan Pizza dough?
Trader Joe’s mostly. But my regular grocery store also sells pre-made dough with no dairy.
You can buy it at Whole Foods it is vegan there. Most pizza dough is.
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