Cauliflower and pepperoni bite-sized pizzas

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Cauliflower and pepperoni pizza bites

These cauliflower and pepperoni bite-sized pizzas are not only mouthwatering, but they’re perfect if you are trying to avoid gluten. They’re also great to snack on and super-quick to make!

*Makes 15

You will need

For the pizza sauce

  • 1 cup All Gold Garlic and Herb Pasta Sauce
  • 1 tin All Gold Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp Holbrook’s Worcestershire Sauce
  • Fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper

For the pizza bites

  • 3 cups cauliflower, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • ½ cup pepperoni or salami, sliced

Method

  1. Put all the pizza sauce ingredients into a pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Allow to reduce until thick.
  3. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  4. Set aside until ready to add to the pizzas.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  6. Grease a baking tray.
  7. In a bowl, mix the cauliflower, basil, eggs, ¼ of the mozzarella cheese, the Parmesan cheese and garlic salt.
  8. Season with black pepper.
  9. Mix well and then form into small patties (they will be wet).
  10. Place on the baking tray and flatten slightly.
  11. Bake until golden (about 20 minutes).
  12. Top each patty with a thin layer of the tomato sauce.
  13. Divide the rest of the mozzarella and pepperoni between the pizza bites.
  14. Bake for another 5-7 minutes until the cheese melts.
  15. Garnish with extra basil or a squeeze of All Gold Sweet Chilli Sauce before serving.

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