This post was originally supposed to be vegan pizza 3 WAYS, but dinner plans got changed and I needed to scale back on the amount of pizza that I was going to make (and eat) in one night. Odds are you have everything you need to make these delicious pizzas in your refrigerator or pantry. I decided to whip up these pizzas after cleaning out my freezer and finding a few doughs.
Pizza in our family is a TRADITION. Almost every Sunday my parents would go to the Italian market and get high quality ingredients to make world class pizzas on Sunday nights. Pizza parties at our house on Sunday nights were THE place to be. I think I speak for everyone in the fact that we would eat pizza… not so mindfully until we had to roll ourselves to bed. My mom would even make Gigi her own gluten free pizza to the point where she asked to not have any pizza made for her because she would eat so much...like the rest of us. lol
At one point I wanted to write a pizza recipe book and then it turned into a VEGAN pizza recipe book... maybe it's still to come. In the meantime here are some easy, delicious recipes to hold you over.
PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA
You will need 2 Pizza Doughs. My favorite to make homemade is this one-(I would put honey instead of brown sugar which is not vegan) , but you can substitute maple syrup or coconut palm nectar/sugar for the brown sugar or honey. Also note that recipe is for 1 dough so you will definitely want to at least double it.
Roll dough out thinly on a floured surface and place on oiled sheet pan or parchment lined sheet pan. Give a drizzle of oil and sprinkle of salt (if desired) and poke the dough all over with a fork to avoid it bubbling up during baking. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes check on it and flip halfway thru.
BBQ Jackfruit Pizza
- 1 can organic jackfruit (or store bought BBQ jackfruit)
- 1 Bottle of your Favorite, BBQ sauce (you likely won't use the whole bottle)
- Vegan cheese-optional-I like Miyokos brand
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 ripe avocado
Crank the oven up to 425. If starting with canned jackfruit, drain from the can and rinse then mix with your favorite BBQ sauce to coat. Spread BBQ sauce base on cooked pizza dough and sprinkle with garlic. Add vegan cheese and top with BBQ jackfruit and red onion. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes or until vegan cheese has melted. Allow to cool for a few minutes and top with avocado slices and serve. See video at the end of the post.
Garlic Lover's Pizza
- Jar of Tomato Paste (200g) .7 oz jar
- Garlic 4-6 cloves, minced
- Himalayan Salt
- EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
- Garlic Basil Dip-if you can find it
- 1-2 Large onions, caramelized
- Fresh Basil
Slice and cook sweet onions with oil until caramelized. Mix tomato paste with 4 minced garlic cloves, 1-2 Tablespoons EVOO and salt to taste. (If you have basil garlic dip you can mix the tomato paste with 1-2 Tablespoons of that and season with a touch of salt.) Spread the tomato paste base mixture on your cooked pizza. Add more garlic!! Drizzle with caramelized onions and dollops of garlic basil dip. Cook for 10 minutes at 425. Let cool and then garnish with fresh basil.
What are your favorite Vegan Pizza toppings? I am all about those veggies!