Buffalo Chicken or Cauliflower Pizza, Flatbread or Rolls

Daily lunch special signageI am all about options because I like to work with what I have on hand, I need to offer plant based as an option, and mostly I really don’t like anything in my fridge to go to waste.  One of my family’s favorite meals are pizza rolls.  I love making these rolls after meals that typically have a lot of left overs.  The night before last, I had roasted a chicken on the grill and had some leftover.  I hadn’t tried my buffalo chicken roll since going vegan, but wanted to give it a try with cauliflower.  When roasted, cauliflower has a texture similar to chicken and it absorbs seasoning/sauce well.

Making your own pizza crust may seem like a lot of work, but it really isn’t.  I’ve use the following recipe for years, it’s out of the Good Housekeeping “All new cookbook”.

Quick Pizza Dough

2 cups all-purpose flour ( I use gluten free or whole grain)freshly prepared dough

1 package quick-rise yeast or if you buy in the jar, it’s about 1 tablespoon

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup warm water (roughly 120 degrees)

Combine dry ingredients, add water slowly, then turn onto clean surface and knead for about 5 minutes.  I like my crust very thin, for a pizza or roll. With a roll, the crust is folded over to cover the ingredients completely.  I have nights where there is simply no time (or energy) for homemade crust.  In this case, I have used Naan bread (although I just realized that the brand I buy is not vegan – check the label), tortillas, flatbread or any bread product you prefer.  If you are making the homemade crust, it will take slightly longer to bake once loaded, about 20 – 25 minutes depending how thick/amount of ingredients.

vegan buffalo cauliflower pizza or regular buffalo chicken pizzaBuffalo Pizza or Roll

2 cups cooked chicken – diced or pulled apart  OR 2 cups cauliflower (roast the cauliflower at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes with some of the wing sauce)

1/2 cup celery – diced

4 cups mozzarella or vegan cheese

1 cup buffalo wing sauce

Add ingredients to your choice of bread product, bake until desired crispy-ness and dinner is served.  I personally like the cauliflower version better than the chicken!


I served this with some vegan ranch dressing.  I used a ranch flavoring packet and added almond milk and a small dollop of vegan mayo – a nice option, but the packet has a lot of sodium…I plan to work on that from scratch in the future.



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