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Buffalo cauliflower just got an upgrade! And ended up on top of a pizza with the best & easiets kind of crust - puff pastry. Baked crispy with cheese, and drizzled with a good amount of blue cheese sauce this is one tasty vegetarian dinner, snack or appetizer - either way, you won't be able to help yourself.
So by now it should come as now surprise that I love my buffalo-anything. And while Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are seriously yummy, as are Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, and the 15-minute Buffalo Chicken Pasta is hard to beat, I do think this is my #1.
Why? Well, it's one of those dishes that feels 100% like a treat. Like something you really, truly, earned.
Let me set the stage for you.
Imagine it's Saturday afternoon. You worked a long hard week, you did so much good work. Almost didn't check Instagram at all at work. Maybe you even worked out a few times. Yesterday was Friday and so you had a few beers - not too many though, you were really good yesterday too. And now it's Saturday afternoon, you're lazy and lying on the couch and wondering what to make for lunch. You feel like you earned a treat. And so you make this.
That's the kind of dish this is. The treat yourself, enjoy it, savor it kind. Equally delicious the moment you make it & when you heat it up for lunch (or breakfast..... yep that was me) the day after. Just leave the blue cheese sauce off the pieces you're saving for now (or don't, that's OK too).
Using puff pastry for pizza
OK let's talk a bit about using puff pastry instead of pizza dough. I just love it. It's so easy, you know? You can keep it in the freezer forever, it thaws quickly, and it comes out so much more light & delicate than pizza dough.
To be honest, puff pastry pizza to me feels more like a fancy appetizer at some fancy party than a pizza. Lighter, fancier & not as filling - so I can actually eat that whole pizza before I'm full...
Wanna try another version of puff pastry pizza? Check out this Blue Cheese, Apple & Kale version.
How to make Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza with Puff Pastry
While this pizza takes about an hour from start to finish, most of that is idle time - so you'll have plenty of time to binge watch Billions while it's cooking. (Binge watching = another great way to treat yourself.)
Start by bringing out your puff pastry sheets if they're frozen and leaving them out to thaw.
Then start making your Oven-baked Buffalo Cauliflower or Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, and while they're baking make your Blue Cheese Sauce. For detailed instructions (and video!) for how to make them, click the links above. Save about 2 tablespoon of the buffalo sauce for the pizzas.
Then when your Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and Blue Cheese Sauce are finished, raise the oven temperature to 225 C/440 F and roll out your puff pastry. You can do as in the above pictures and roll it out on a separate surface before transferring to an oven tray lined with parchment paper, but it's often easier to just roll them out directly on top of the parchment paper.
Then brush your saved Buffalo sauce on top of the pizzas, and top with about half of the cheese (or a little more).
After the cheese, add the buffalo cauliflower, and top with the rest of the cheese. Then place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes - until the puff pastry is puffy and the cheese is melted and a bit browned.
When the pizzas are done in the oven, bring them out and top with the blue cheese sauce. Then cut, and serve immediately - on its own, or with one or two healthy sides for pizza.
What about that? Are these Buffalo Cauliflower Pizzas something you can see yourself chowing down on on a Saturday afternoon, when you like really deserve it? Let me know in the comments below! And while you're there - why not leave a rating and let me know how I'm doing??
Until next time, enjoy fall & all things Buffalo!
Vegetarian Buffalo Cauliflower Puff Pastry Pizza Bites with Blue Cheese SaucePrint Pin Rate
- 2 puff pastry sheets 1 sheet = 100 g/3.5 oz
- 1 batch Buffalo Cauliflower Bites set aside 2 tablespoon of Buffalo sauce while making
- 1 batch 5-minute Blue Cheese Sauce
- 150 g shredded cheese, divided one that melts well, for example pizza cheese
- parsley chopped (optional)
- Take out your puff pastry sheets if they are frozen and leave out to thaw.2 puff pastry sheets
- Then start by making the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. Save 2 tablespoon of the buffalo sauce for your pizza but otherwise follow the recipe. While they are baking you can make the Blue Cheese Sauce.1 batch Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- Set your oven for 225 C/440 F and place a piece of parchment paper on top of an oven tray. Place your puff pastry sheets on top and roll out as thinly as possible.2 puff pastry sheets
- Bring out the Buffalo Sauce you saved when making the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. Brush the sauce on top of the puff pastry.1 batch Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- Add about half of the shredded cheese on top of the buffalo sauce. Then follow with all of the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and the rest of the shredded cheese. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the dough is puffy and the cheese is melted and slightly browned.150 g shredded cheese, divided
- Bring out your pizzas from the oven and drizzle your blue cheese sauce on top. Slice and serve immediately with fresh parsley sprinkled on top!1 batch 5-minute Blue Cheese Sauce, parsley
Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.
I enjoying reading this post, and I see myself making this on Saturday (tomorrow). Also, I like the idea of using a puff pastry as pizza dough! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your comment and rating, Kechi! Let me know how it turns out, hope you love it as much as I do.
Those buffalo cauliflower bites looks amazing. Thanks for sharing a lovely vegetarian pizza. Puff pastry happens to be my best friend in the kitchen and I love using them to make several different appetizers and pastries. They are so versatile and works so well. I will be making this very soon.
Thank you Sandhya! Puff pastry has become somewhat of an obsession of mine lately 😉 Really hope you try it and let me know how it turns out!
Byron E Thomas
Wow! I was drooling the whole time the video was playing. This is certainly the kind of pizza I'd make for my family rather than take out. It looks delicious!
Thank you Byron! Such a great response! Better than takeout pizza any day 😉
This is such a delicious twist on Cauliflower pizza and I love it! I love the puff pastry but a scrumptious dish...this sounds so good and I know my daughter will absolutely love making this too!
Thank you Catherine! Hope yor daughter has fun making it!
WOW!! This is such an innovative recipe - first of all puff pastry as pizza base is a genius idea and topping it off with buffalo cauliflower takes it over the top. Pinned to try out very soon.
Thank you Pavani! Hope you try it soon!
sheenam @ thetwincookingproject
i love puff pastry recipes!! This looks amazing.
Same here! Thank you!
These were a huge hit with my blue cheese loving husband! I'll be making it again for sure.
So happy to hear that! Thank you Krissy!
This sounds amazing! It'd be a perfect snack for the Superbowl!
For sure! Thank you Amy!
Now, that's my pizza heaven! Love the puff pastry shortcut and buffalo cauliflower is amazing. Entire family loved it!
So happy to hear that - thank you Jo!
I can't believe I never thought to use puff pastry for a pizza crust! What a great idea! I do always have it in the freezer!
It's such a great shortcut! Thank you for commenting, Pam!
Love the flavors in the recipe here. I will try this for Diwali party we are hosting.
That sounds perfect! Thank you for commenting!