Cauliflower Pizza Bites
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Serves: 24 bites
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces block mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 72 mini pepperoni pieces
  • Pizza or marinara sauce for dipping
  1. Chop the cauliflower into large florets.
  2. Place ⅓ of the florets into a food processor. Give it a few quick pulses and then process for about 10 seconds until the cauliflower resembles rice kernels. Pulse a few more times until the cauliflower begins to form a paste. Transfer the cauliflower to a large microwave safe bowl. Repeat this process 2 more times with the remaining florets.
  3. Microwave the cauliflower for 4 minutes until soft. Let the cauliflower cool for a few minutes. Place the bowl in the fridge or freezer to expedite. Then, drain the excess moisture from the cauliflower by placing it in a mound in the middle of a kitchen towel. Gather the towel into a ball and twist to wring out every last bit of moisture. When you think you can't wring out any more, keep wringing! Place the cauliflower back into the bowl and add the seasonings and eggs. Mix well with a large spoon.
  4. Spray a mini muffin tin liberally with cooking spray. Place about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into each well of the muffin tin. I used a mini ice cream scoop for this part. Chop 2 ounces of cheese into 24 mini chunks. Shred the remaining 2 ounces of cheese with a grater. Push 1 chunk of cheese into the middle of each cauliflower bite.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the edges begin to brown. Take out of the oven and top each bite with a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese and 3 mini pepperoni pieces. Place back in the oven for 3-4 minutes until the top layer of shredded cheese is melted. Use a butter knife to carefully loosen the bite from the sides of the pan and remove.
  6. Serve the bites with a small dish of marinara sauce on the side.
Nutrition information does not include marinara sauce
Serving size: 2 bites
Nutrition Information (per serving) from
Calories: 63 Fat: 3.6g Carb: 3.1g Fiber: 1g Protein: 5.1g Sugar 1.1g Sodium: 221mg
Recipe by Destination Delish at