Cheesy cauliflower pizza with shaved asparagus

Based on 7 ratings

Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
35
min.
Preparation
40
min.
Baking
15
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
750 g cauliflower
6 stalks green asparagus
100 g Parmesan cheese
70 g shredded mozzarella cheese
50 g shredded Gouda cheese
100 g crème fraîche
1 clove garlic
cherry tomatoes
3 stalks parsley
eggs
½ tsp dried oregano
1 pinch ground nutmeg
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
salt
pepper
flaky sea salt (for garnish)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • pot
  • colander
  • baking sheet
  • grater
  • peeler
  • 2 bowls (large)
  • food processor
  • kitchen towel
  • oven
  • parchment paper

Nutrition per serving

Cal
687
Protein
48 g
Fat
44 g
Carb
30 g
  • Step 1/5

    Cut the cauliflower into florets. Add to a pot with boiling salted water and let simmer for approx. 5 min. or until fork tender. Let drain and return cauliflower to the stove over medium-low heat. Leave for approx. 5 min, stirring occasionally to let the steam out completely. Transfer to a baking sheet, spread out and leave to cool.
    • 750 g cauliflower
    • salt
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • pot
    • colander
    • baking sheet
    • grater
    • peeler

    Cut the cauliflower into florets. Add to a pot with boiling salted water and let simmer for approx. 5 min. or until fork tender. Let drain and return cauliflower to the stove over medium-low heat. Leave for approx. 5 min, stirring occasionally to let the steam out completely. Transfer to a baking sheet, spread out and leave to cool.

  • Step 2/5

    Coarsely grate the Parmesan, chop the garlic, and halve the cherry tomatoes. Finely chop the parsley. Cut off the woody ends of the green asparagus, then use a vegetable peeler to carefully shave long lengths of asparagus.
    • 100 g Parmesan cheese
    • 1 clove garlic
    • cherry tomatoes
    • 6 stalks green asparagus

    Coarsely grate the Parmesan, chop the garlic, and halve the cherry tomatoes. Finely chop the parsley. Cut off the woody ends of the green asparagus, then use a vegetable peeler to carefully shave long lengths of asparagus.

  • Step 3/5

    Mix the garlic, crème fraîche, one-third of the Parmesan, mozzarella, gouda, salt, and pepper in a bowl and set aside. Add cauliflower to a food processor and process until fine, but still with some texture. Now add cauliflower to a kitchen towel set over a bowl and tightly squeeze it out to release any extra liquid. Mix together in a bowl with two-thirds of the Parmesan, 2 eggs, oregano, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
    • 70 g shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 50 g shredded Gouda cheese
    • 100 g crème fraîche
    • eggs
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • salt
    • pepper
    • 2 bowls (large)
    • food processor
    • kitchen towel

    Mix the garlic, crème fraîche, one-third of the Parmesan, mozzarella, gouda, salt, and pepper in a bowl and set aside. Add cauliflower to a food processor and process until fine, but still with some texture. Now add cauliflower to a kitchen towel set over a bowl and tightly squeeze it out to release any extra liquid. Mix together in a bowl with two-thirds of the Parmesan, 2 eggs, oregano, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

  • Step 4/5

    Preheat the oven to 220°C/425F°. Spread the cauliflower mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down with your hands to create the pizza crust. Transfer to the oven and bake for approx. 20 – 25 min., or until golden brown. Remove and let cool for approx. 15 min.
    • oven
    • parchment paper

    Preheat the oven to 220°C/425F°. Spread the cauliflower mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down with your hands to create the pizza crust. Transfer to the oven and bake for approx. 20 – 25 min., or until golden brown. Remove and let cool for approx. 15 min.

  • Step 5/5

    Spread cheese sauce over the pizza base. Now arrange shaved asparagus on top, add halved cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Return to the oven and bake for approx. 15 min. more. Garnish with parsley and flaky sea salt before serving and enjoy!
    • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
    • flaky sea salt (for garnish)

    Spread cheese sauce over the pizza base. Now arrange shaved asparagus on top, add halved cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Return to the oven and bake for approx. 15 min. more. Garnish with parsley and flaky sea salt before serving and enjoy!