My mom made us some pizza dough to take home a few weeks ago. Since I had today off from work we decided to defrost it and make an insane vegan pizza, and I wanted to document the process.
Every Saturday while I was growing up my mom would make a homemade pizza, and when I would come home for a few days at a time from college we almost always had pizza. It was a tradition in our household, but one I gave up for a few months once I moved out and went vegan. Luckily there was an easy way to veganize her dough recipe, which brings us to today. This is how we made a vegan stuffed-crust pizza.
We bought a jar of sauce at our local Kroger and spiced it up with diced tomatoes, a few cloves of garlic, and nutritional yeast. While that was simmering we sautéed a mix of peppers and onions.
After we rolled out the pizza dough we folded some of Field Roast’s chao cheese slices into the crust. We haven’t had a stuffed crust pizza in a long time so we decided to change that.
After we added a tablespoon of olive oil to the base of the pizza and spread it out we added the sauce and all of the veggies. We added spinach under the peppers and nutritional yeast and garlic powder on the crust.
We left it in the oven at 375° for 20 minutes and prepared some of our other movie night snacks while we waited.
When we went to the grocery store for the ingredients we also picked up some popcorn to snack on while we watched a movie. We added a few dark chocolate chips to the popcorn too.
Here’s the finished product. We topped it with avocado slices instead of cheese since there was already a lot of cheese in the crust. We ate this and the popcorn while we watched 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (the one from 1954).
You don’t really have to give up any family traditions or any food you once loved once you go vegan. There is almost always a solution to veganize it. There are so many products and sources online that can lead you to amazing recipes and trying new ways to cook old favorites.