Cauliflower Pizzaiola

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 29th of May 2023 

I was surprised at how quick and easy this dinner was to make.   Pizzaiola or Carne Pizzaiola was originally an Italian meat dish.  However, the meat has been replaced with cauliflower and the cheese swapped for vegan alternatives to make it vegan. This is a wonderful dish that is high in vitamin C.



Serves 2

Time – 50 mins



  • Cauliflower, cut into large pieces x 450 g
  • Olive oil x 2 tsp
  • Tomatoes halved x 300 g (Small, cherry, mixed colours)
  • Onion x 1/2 a medium sized (diced)
  • Garlic cloves, crushed x 2
  • Fresh Basil x 30 g
  • Fresh Oregano x 20 g
  • Cider vinegar x 2 tbsp
  • Vegan hard cheese x 15 g (grated)
  • Vegan mozzarella x 40 g (3 slices)
  • Paprika x 1 tsp 
  • Black pepper x 1 tbsp
  • Salt x 1/4 tsp
  • Pinch of chilli flakes


  1. Cut the cauliflower into large pieces and place in a casserole dish.
  2. Drizzle with the olive oil, coat with pepper and paprika then roast in a preheated oven at 200 C with the lid on for 15 minutes on the low middle shelf.
  3. Chop the basil and oregano then add with the tomatoes to the cauliflower.  Splash the cider vinegar over the top and season with salt. 
  4. Add the onion, chilli flakes and crushed garlic.
  5. Put back in the oven for another 25 minutes on the low middle shelf with the lid on.
  6. Take out of the oven and carefully squash the tomatoes with a folk.  Add the vegan hard cheese and the vegan mozzarella.  Put back in the oven with the lid on for another 10 minutes to melt the vegan cheese.
  7. Serve with salad and potatoes or pasta. 

Coat with oil black pepper and paprika.

Add the herbs, tomatoes, and garlic.

Add some onion.


A fantastic treat that is low in calories as long as you don't over do it on the cheese.  The vegan cheese melted perfectly and tasted great.

I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.


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