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Classic Vegan Pizza Recipe

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pizza 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: italian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Bake up a Vegan Pizza Recipe for your next pizza party or Friday night. Loaded with the best pizza toppings and tons of flavor, it’s sure to become a family favorite.


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Ingredients

  • 1 ball pizza dough (Trader Joe’s, homemade, or store-bought), at room temperature
  • Olive oil, for pan
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal, for pan
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into rings
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup black olives, sliced
  • 8 teaspoons Cheeze Sprinkle, optional (see recipe notes)
  • Fresh basil and oregano, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet, pizza pan, or 12-inch cast iron skillet and sprinkle with coarse cornmeal.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough into a large circle, oval, or rectangle. Transfer dough to the prepared pan and spread pizza sauce evenly over the dough.
  3. Arrange the toppings in an even layer over dough. Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until crust is golden around the edges and veggies look tender. 
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Cheeze Sprinkle, if desired. Garnish with fresh herbs, then cut into slices and serve immediately.
  5. Leftover pizza should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Notes

  • To make Cheeze Sprinkle: place 1/2 cup each: raw almonds and cashews, 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder into a blender or food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a jar with tight-fitting lid and store in a cool dry place or refrigerator until ready to use. Makes about 1 cup.
  • Substitute your favorite pizza crust for the premade dough. We recommend our quinoa pizza crust as a gluten-free option.

Keywords: vegetarian pizza