Finally a loaded vegan pizza that is super flavorful and makes for a hearty meal!
For those of us who aren’t big fans of most vegan cheeses, this is the solution we’ve been waiting for! You won’t miss the cheese at all, although it can be added if preferred…
The Problem With Typical Pizza
When it comes to store-bought pizza, cheese is the most valuable player. That means pizza parlors and frozen pizza companies rely on cheese to complete the flavor note.
Not to mention that when you order a pizza without cheese, the toppings are scanty and the sauce isn’t meant to stand alone. Everything is slightly burned because it doesn’t have a protective layer of cheese. Ugh. These are the times I’d rather eat vegetarian than vegan…or have no pizza at all.
What Makes This Vegan Pizza SO Tasty
This pizza is yummy because every individual ingredient can stand alone. The pasta sauce is hearty and flavorful, and because the toppings are sauteed and seasoned, they could eat them as a side dish alone.
The Recipe & How-To
Below you’ll find the dough recipe, but follow our instructions here on how to make store-bought pasta sauce taste delicious.
The pizza is made in three parts: The dough is prepared first. While it is rising/baking, make the pasta sauce, and last saute the toppings. Finally assemble your pizza…no need to put it in the oven since all the parts have been cooked separately.
Pizza Dough Recipe
The perfect soft pizza crust for any vegan pizza!
- 7 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
- 2 tbs Brown sugar
- 4 1/2 tsp Dry yeast
- 2 tsp Salt
- 4 tbs Vegetable oil
- 3 cups Warm water
Combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a bowl with a hand mixer. After combining well, while the mixer is running add water and oil and mix until dough forms a ball.
Kneed into a firm ball and place into a clean, greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and leave it at room temperature for an hour to rise. Once risen, divide dough into 4 large balls and cover it with plastic wrap again. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Kneed dough and roll out into large circles, about the size you want your pizza. Place into oven for about 25-30 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let it cool.
Vegetable & “Meat” Topping
This is a great opportunity to let each individual pizza shine. Choose your favorite set of vegetables and meat analogs, and saute them on high heat in a pan with a little olive oil. You want to let the vegetables get a little sear to them, but don’t overcook.
Season to taste with salt, my favorite vegetable seasoning (or chicken style seasoning of choice), and optionally onion powder and nutritional yeast.
- Onion & Garlic
- Mushrooms (variety)
- Bell Pepper
- Hot Pepper
- Broccolli or Chinese Broccoli
- Black Olives
- Meat crumbles (vegan analog)
- Sausage patties (vegan analog)
- Vegetarian or vegan breakfast links
- Vegan steak