What do we want? Pizza! When do we want it? Now! This vegan cheese pizza recipe smashes pizza cravings like no other- it is SO cheesy, SO crispy, and SO scrumptious! We hope you love this homemade vegan cheese pizza as much as we do (a lot)!
Prep Time:45 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 15 minutes
Yield:2- 12" vegan cheese pizzas 1x
For the Thin Crust Pizza Dough: yield (2- 12″ thin crust pizzas!)
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon honey or sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh herbs (omit if you don’t have any)
3/4 cup warm water
2 cup all purpose flour
For the Chipotle Tomato Sauce:
2 cans diced tomatoes, fire roasted is preferred
2 teaspoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons ginger powder (omit if you don’t have it)
salt & pepper, to taste
For the Melty Pizza Cheese:
1 cup plain vegan yogurt, Forager brand cashewgurt is my favorite
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1.5 teaspoon salt
1–2 tablespoon nutritional yeast (want more cheesy flavor, add more nooch!)
1 tablespoon miso
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1 cup fresh chopped basil
1–2 cups fresh tomatoes (sliced or diced- your preference)
Start your dough:
Mix the warm water, the yeast, and the honey/sugar together in a bowl, let it sit for 5 minutes for the yeast to bloom.
Mix in the salt, fresh chopped herbs, and flour. Stir together until a rough dough forms.
Flour a cutting board and knead the dough for 3-5 minutes. Then place in a large bowl and cover with a towel to rise for 1-2 hours.