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Homemade Veggie Pizza Recipe

Making Pizza Is Easy, Fun, CHEAP + It Tastes Incredible!

Homemade Veggie Pizza

How To Make Pizza: Our homemade veggie pizza recipe is so easy, fun and cheap, we don't know why people buy pizza. Especially dairy-free people.

Last I heard, giant pizza chains don't offer vegan pizza. And frozen vegan pizza is an expensive pale imitation of REAL pizza.

Don't be fooled into thinking that pizza is complicated. Making pizza is just a simple step by step process. When you've done it once you'll be able to make pizza in your sleep. And it's ideal for cooking with a crowd, at a party or family gathering.

Time for dough to rise: 60 min

Total Prep & Cook Time: 40 min

12 Servings: Makes two 10 x 12 rectangles or two 14 inch round thin crust pizzas

Nutrition Data, 111g Serving: 343 cal, 95 cal from fat, 54g carb, 10g fat, 541mg sodium, 4g fiber, 8g protein, 4g Sugars, low Cholesterol, good source Iron. Estimated glycemic load 34

You'll need two round pizza pans or two cookie sheets, a large mixing bowl, and a rolling pin.

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 5 cups unbleached white flour
  • OR 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour
  • OR gluten free bread flour mix
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 envelopes quick activated dry yeast OR 1 Tbsp bulk yeast
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Pizza Dough Directions:

  1. Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm water, set aside until it foams
  2. Measure the flour and add salt
  3. Add the yeast and water, mix together
  4. Add another 1 - 2 Tbsp water if needed to make a flexible dough
  5. Knead for about 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface, until smooth and elastic
  6. Oil the dough lightly, and put in an oiled bowl to rise
  7. Cover with a damp cloth and rise until doubled in size (approx 1 hour), in a warm spot, like the top of the fridge
  8. Punch down and knead dough briefly
  9. Using a rolling pin, divide dough and roll on a floured surface into two 14 inch rounds or 10 x 12 inch rectangles or 3 - 4 smaller pizzas
  10. Place on pizza pans

Pizza Sauce Ingredients:

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Use this inexpensive but super tasty homemade sauce - or buy some - your choice.

  • 1 - 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp mediterranean herb mix
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder OR 1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder or 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh gr black pepper
  • pinch cayenne

Pizza Sauce Directions:

  1. Fry onion & garlic in olive oil on med/low until golden
  2. Add herbs, tomato paste & water
  3. Stir until well mixed
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Possible Pizza Toppings:

  • Tomato sauce, pesto, or bechamel sauce (for a white pizza)
  • Shredded dairy or non-dairy cheese
  • Pineapple tidbits
  • Thinly sliced Roma tomatoes, green or red peppers, onion, or chilis
  • Quartered artichoke hearts
  • Minced fresh garlic
  • Sliced green or black olives
  • Chopped baby spinach
  • Shredded carrot
  • Mushrooms, broccoli, kale, zucchini
  • Veggie sausage, seitan, or marinated & crumbled tempeh or tofu
  • Whatever your heart desires on your pizza

Assembling the Pizzas:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Split the dough in half or thirds or fourths, and roll out a thin round or rectangle
  3. Lay the dough on a pizza pan
  4. Spread pizza sauce thinly on the dough, leaving 1/2 inch bare on all sides
  5. Sprinkle half the shredded cheese in a thin layer on top of the sauce
  6. Arrange your chosen toppings decoratively on top of the cheese
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese
  8. Bake for 10 - 20 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is golden
  9. If you don't have room in your oven to put the pizzas side by side, put one on the rack below, and switch them half way through baking
  10. When the pizza is done, cool 5 minutes before cutting
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Recipe Tips:

By the way, you can freeze your homemade pizza (or just the dough) for future pizza attacks, or when ordering a pizza is the only thing you have the energy to do. Easier, cheaper and healthier to pull a pizza out of the freezer and bake it!

Feel free to substitute whole grain flours for half the white flour, use gf flour mix, or buy a jar of spaghetti or pizza sauce if you don't feel like making your own. If tomato's not your thing, try basil pesto or parsley walnut pesto or bechamel sauce as a pizza sauce

If you plan on making pizza regularly (as in once a month or more), a pizza stone and pizza peel are great investments. Sprinkle the pizza peel with corn meal, lay on the rolled or tossed dough, add your toppings, then slide the assembled pizza into the oven, onto the pre-heated pizza stone. When it's done, slice the pizza peel under it and remove to a board for slicing.

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