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paleo friendly cauliflower pizza
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5 from 2 votes

Fennel Paleo-Friendly Pizza

This braised fennel pizza with a cauliflower "crust" comes together quickly and is an easy, delicious way to get more veggies into your meal.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower pizza
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 295kcal
Cost: $8


  • 2 bulbs fennel
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz Fontina cheese, grated (or your favorite cheese)
  • 1 tsp herbs (such as basil, oregano, thyme etc)
  • salt & pepper


  • 1. Cut fennel into small slices.
    2. Melt butter in cast-iron skillet or pan.
    3. Saute fennel for about 5 mins while gently stirring.
    4. Put lid on skillet, lower heat and braise for about 30-45 mins, stirring occasionally, or until fennel is golden and tender. Set aside.
    5. Break cauliflower into smaller pieces or use riced cauliflower (you can rice in food processor or buy frozen).  Steam in steamer basket until tender.
    6. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
    7. Optional for a crisper crust: placed steamed cauliflower onto a tea towel or flour sack and wring out as much water as possible. 
    8. In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg, about 2 oz grated cheese, herbs, salt, and pepper and mix well. 
    9. Spread this mixture onto a baking tray or pizza stone and shape into a round.
    10. Bake in hot oven for about 15-20 mins or until edges start to brown.
    11. Remove from oven.
    12. Spread braised fennel on cauliflower crust and top with remaining grated cheese. 
    13. Bake in hot oven until cheese starts to brown.
    14. Enjoy!
    paleo friendly cauliflower pizza


Calories: 295kcal
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