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Friday, March 20, 2015

Cauliflower and Ricotta Pizza

Today is March's CIC - Crazy Ingredient Challenge! Each month our group decide on two ingredients and we each set about creating a new never before posted recipe to share on the 20th of the month.

This month was cauliflower and cheese.  I was all set to do a soup.  A beer cheese soup with roasted cauliflower maybe.

But on the day I was going to make the soup, we got a pizza oven and I just knew I had to make pizza!

I wanted  a pizza that reminded me of the crispy, delicious pizzas we had in Rome.  I used my favorite pizza dough recipe and topped it with some flavorful pizza sauce.  Then I added pesto, which would work really well with the cauliflower.  A half cup each of ricotta cheese and cauliflower pieces on top came next and then some mozzarella.

This cooks in just 3 or 4 minutes in our pizza oven, but can be cooked in a hot oven for about 12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese bubbly.

This was a fantastic way to use caulifower!  The caulifower roasted beautifully and I loved the mix of tomato sauce and pesto.  And truly, pizza is not pizza without creamy ricotta cheese and thin cripsy crust!

So glad we had this ingredient combo this month.  I can't wait to see what we have next month!

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This recipe is part of the March 2015 CIC group link up. If you're a blogger and interested in joining us, contact Dawn from Spatulas On Parade and she can send you the FB group link. The more the merrier.  Email Dawn for more info.

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  1. Your pizza looks amazing. I love the tomato/pesto combo too. Great challenge this month!

  2. I bet the cauliflower still had a nice crunch to it after only a few minutes in the pizza oven. What a great simple way to use the ingredients.

  3. This looks so rustic and delicious- I wish this was my lunch!

  4. I like the crispy little pizza! Roasted veggies on anything work for me.

  5. Great pizza! Also, jealous of your pizza oven.

  6. This looks so incredible! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

  7. I have been looking for a cauliflower pizza recipe. We are gluten free and don't like the pre-made versions from the store. Pinning! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. I can't wait to see what you link up next. :)