Ditch the pepperoni and try something different on your pizza tonight. Cauliflower, leeks, and mushrooms are a surprisingly fantastic combination!
Course: Main Course
pizza dough for a 12-inch round
3cupssmall cauliflower florets
2whole small leeks, green ends removed, sliced, washed thoroughly, drained
1/4teaspooncracked red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
1 1/2teaspoonsextra virgin olive oil
1tablespoonfinely grated Parmesan
4ouncessliced crimini mushrooms
1cupSargento sharp cheddar, fine cut, divided
chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add bacon and cauliflower; sauté until bacon is crispy and cauliflower is slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Add the leeks and butter and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with the cracked red pepper flakes and some salt and pepper.
Roll out your dough to a 12-inch round. Transfer to a heated pizza stone. Brush the crust with the olive oil, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Top with the mushrooms, followed by the cauliflower mixture, and 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese.
Bake for 13 minutes until crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Sprinkle on the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and cook for 2 more minutes.
Remove from oven and top with chopped parsley, if desired. Slice and serve!