Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites

OMG these really are that good!

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The only problem with them is that I don’t know how you can stop at one… or two… or three…

Okay, I confess, I’ve already eaten four… which means that they are no longer zero PointsPlus. But still delicious and definitely worthy!

I didn’t use the mini pepperonis, and since I only had a large mini-muffin pan (24 muffins), I used a whole cauliflower and doubled the recipe accordingly.

I’ll post it exactly the way I made it (yum!!), or you can go to Dashing Dish for Katie’s original version >>

Orna’s Notes

I love Trader Joe’s fresh Parmesan Cheese—not from a Green Can!

Trader Joe's Grated Parmesan

Click here for Orna’s Trader Joe’s Shopping List >>

Dashing Dish recommends using silicone liners or foil muffin liners with paper liners removed, but I didn’t have any and they turned out fine.

She uses egg whites but I added the yolk for a bit of extra flavor. I figured that one egg yolk for 17 muffins won’t kill me!

I froze the leftovers and they turned out great!

Try my Cauliflower Muffins with Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute >>

Cool Tools

Mini Offset Spatula

Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites
Yields 18
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
32 calories
2 g
13 g
1 g
3 g
1 g
45 g
161 g
1 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 32
Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg
Sodium 161mg
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 medium head of cauliflower
  2. 1 extra large egg plus one egg white
  3. 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  4. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  5. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  6. 1 teaspoon dried thyme (she uses dried basil, but I didn't have any. Delish with thyme too.)
  7. 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (she uses garlic powder, but I thought it needed a bit of salt, especially without the pepperoni)
  8. fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 24 cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Wash cauliflower and break into segments. Place in food processor, in two batches if necessary. Pulse until it reaches a rice-like texture.
  3. Place cauliflower in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes, stirring halfway. (Do NOT add water or cover.)
  4. Remove cauliflower from microwave and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine. Place back in microwave for 2 minutes. (I forgot this step and it was fine) Mix again.
  5. Scoop cauliflower mixture into the muffin cups (I use a medium cookie scoop), dividing evenly; I poured a little water into the empty muffin cups so the spray wouldn't burn. Press filling down so it's compact.
  6. Place muffin tin directly on oven shelf and bake for 20 - 30 minutes, or when top starts to become golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool completely before removing from pan, using a mini offset spatula or a knife.
  7. Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping. (I didn't even need the pizza sauce!)
Adapted from Dashing Dish
Adapted from Dashing Dish

Author: Orna

Orna Purkin is the creator of OrnaBakes—where healthy meets yummy. As a former Weight Watchers Leader and Ambassador, her passion is to inspire others with her healthy recipes, favorite food finds, and weight-loss tips — with the odd confession here and there!

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  1. This would make a great Passover Kugel!

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  2. If I want to use pepperoni, please tell me how much…do I have to cut them up?

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    • Hi Marilyn,

      Dashing Dish used 1/4 cup of turkey pepperoni for 1/2 head of cauliflower—and yes, I would recommend cutting them up. Click on the link above for her original recipe.

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  3. Just made this. Delicious!

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  4. Hi, I just discovered your site and it’s great! I have a question, and I think I’m just not finding it. Where can I did the WW Points Plus values and/or nutritional values on your recipes? Thanks!

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    • Hi Katie,
      I’m so glad you found my site! I am currently working on adding PointsPlus values to all the recipes and posts – stay tuned!

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  5. Delicious. Will be having this at Passover dinner.

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  6. If you don’t use a microwave, how would you recommend cooking the cauliflower? I’m thinking steaming it. What say ya’ll? And would 8 minutes be enough time or would you think it would need more?

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    • Yeah Ron, I think steaming is a good idea – let us know how they turn out.

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  7. These are so tasty and good and they are so healthy and around only 50 calories.

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  8. These are YUMMY! Just made them with ricotta cheese instead…YUM!

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