Whole Wheat BBQ Cauliflower Pizza

BBQ sauce-soaked crunchy florets of cauliflower, sweet caramelised onions and fresh mozzarella scattered on top of a 100% whole wheat homemade base. Oh yes, this is my kind of pizza.

Whole Wheat BBQ Cauliflower Pizza | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

This pizza is a regular at the Pink Recipe Box household, which is saying something seeing that I live with a man who insists on every meal containing at least one kind of meat, otherwise it’s a snack, not a meal, apparently. Who knew? But this? Even he devours this with gusto – providing I serve it alongside a generous portion of wedges or fries. Me? I prefer to enjoy it alongside a fresh and crispy salad, especially during the warm summer months.

Whole Wheat BBQ Cauliflower Pizza | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

This pizza base recipe is one of my ultimate favourites and never fails me. It’s made entirely of whole wheat flour, is easy to make and results in a thin and crispy base which perfect for smothering in BBQ sauce, roasted cauliflower, sweet onions and plenty of ooey-gooey cheese. Next time you’re wondering which pizza to have, ditch the take-out menu and get busy making this Whole Wheat BBQ Cauliflower Pizza!

Whole Wheat BBQ Cauliflower Pizza | www.happyhealthymotivated.com

Whole Wheat BBQ Cauliflower Pizza

Servings 1 pizza, 2 servings



  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 1 cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • mozzarella - as much or as little as you want


for the base

  • Combine all the ingredients for the base into a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  • Knead with your hands for around 1-2 minutes until the dough holds together in a ball.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and grease the bowl. Put the dough back into the bowl and cover with a cloth. Leave to rise for 3 hours - yes, 3 hours!
  • When risen, punch down and cover. Leave to rise for another 30 minutes - yes, even more rising time!
  • Punch down once again and roll out as thin as you can into a rectangle or circle - whatever shape you prefer your pizza. Place on a baking tray.

for the toppings

  • Smother the pizza base in 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce.
  • Prepare the cauliflower by removing all the florets and chopping them into bite-sized pieces. Rinse and place them in a baking tray.
  • Toss the cauliflower in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast at 400F/200C for around 40 minutes, or until soft throughout and crispy on the edges.
  • Whilst the cauliflower is roasting, slice the onion and throw it in a saucepan with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Cook over a low heat, stirring regularly, for around 30 minutes, or until soft and caramelised. Scatter on top of the pizza base.
  • Toss the cooked cauliflower in the remaining 1/4 cup BBQ sauce and scatter on the pizza base.
  • Slice or grate the mozzarella - as much or as little as you want - and evenly throw it over the top of the pizza.
  • Bake at 400F/200C for around 20 minutes, or until the top is golden and the base is crunchy.


Pizza base recipe adapted from How Sweet it is

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  1. 2Momma2 says

    Yum! Pinning! I love WW recipes and this sounds Delilah. Thanks for sharing!


    And my weight loss journal

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