Deep Dish Vegan Pizza

This pizza is a popular request amongst my best friends every girls night! The cheesy basil sauce is so creamy, cheese-like and delicious! This is seriously so easy to make and very versatile.

Vegan Deep Dish Pizza

Prep Time: 15  |  Total Time: 20  |  Serves: 6 (Makes 2 pizzas)  |  Recipe Type: Dinner

INGREDIENTS


Pizza Crust (Or pre-made pizza dough, Trader Joes is a great option)

3 3⁄4 cup organic unbleached All-purpose 1 3⁄4 cup lukewarm water
1⁄2 tablespoon dry active yeast
1⁄2 tablespoon salt

Toppings (Any veggies your heart desires)

1/2 cup of organic corn

1⁄2 cup zucchini, sliced

1⁄2 cup button mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 bell pepper, sliced

1 beet, thinly sliced

1⁄4 cup marinara sauce

1⁄4 cup or hand full fresh basil or cilantro (after pizza is baked)

 Cheese sauce 

*Makes extra, but trust me, you will want extra*

1 1⁄2 cup raw cashews (soaked for 30-50 minutes)

1⁄4 cup nutritional yeast 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1⁄2 cup almond milk or more until reached creamy consistency

1 garlic clove

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions


1. Mix the yeast and water and let sit for about five minutes. Then add flour and salt. Mix until dough comes together with hands or use a mixer. If its too sticky, add more flour. When it comes together set it in a bowl cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rise for one hour so it can rise and double in volume.

2. While your dough is rising, combine soaked raw cashews, nutritional yeast, almond milk, salt, garlic and basil in a food processor or blender. Blend until a creamy and set aside.

3.Once your dough has sat for an hour create a clean surface area, dust flour on your working area and begin to flatten out your dough or you can roll it out with a pizza roller. Add as much of extra flour to your dough as you need as it can be sticky. carefully cary the pizza over to your dish and pinch the outside to create a crust. Spread your sauce on your pizza and top with vegetables.

4.Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until crust is slightly golden at 400 degrees. Once pizza is done baking drizzle your basil cheese sauce over your pizza, top with fresh basil or cilantro.

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