Vegan Cheese Pizza Recipe – Elephantastic Vegan

Do you want a cheesy pizza but you’re not a fan of store-bought vegan cheese? Simple solution: make your own vegan cheese! It’s really easy! Add your favorite toppings to this vegan cheese pizza!

Vegan Cheese Pizza

Store-bought vegan cheese is often hit or miss. Over the years, there have been a lot of new vegan cheese products, and while some of them are pretty good, I’ve also come across weird things like plastic-flavored cheeses.

I still love making my own vegan cheese though! It’s simple. It’s fast. You can adjust the flavor and texture to your own liking. And for this recipe, you don’t need to soak almonds and you don’t need a blender. The cheesy flavor comes from nutritional yeast.

I made a simple vegan cheesy pizza with homemade crust, tomato sauce, vegan cheese sauce and topped with fresh basil after baking. Of course, you can add your favorite toppings!

Vegan Cheese Pizza

Versatile Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan cheese in a bowl

I love this vegan cheese sauce recipe, so much! I do it all the time.

My favorite uses besides pizza are:

I’ve been making this cheese sauce (with some modifications) since I went vegan in 2012. There were no vegan cheese products in the store, so making my own cheese was the only option. Now there are many options, but I still regularly make this vegetarian cheese sauce. I have so much love for this one.

How to Make Vegan Cheese Pizza

As always, you’ll find the full recipe with measurements in the recipe box below, but I’d like to give you an overview of the main ingredients and basic steps first.

Components and possible replacements

You will need:

  • pizza dough
    • All-purpose flour
    • instant shout
    • salt
    • the water
    • the oil
  • Tomato sauce
    • Pure tomato
    • salt
    • Dried oregano
    • garlic powder
  • Vegetarian cheese
    • Vegan butter or coconut oil
    • All-purpose flour – makes the cheese stretchy
    • Spices – I used salt, paprika powder, curry powder, pepper and garlic powder (but feel free to experiment with different spices!).
    • Nutritional yeast flakes – adds cheesy flavor!
    • the water
  • fresh mint

basic steps

Preparing the pizza dough

Flour, yeast and salt in bowl
Step 1: Combine flour, instant yeast and salt in a mixing bowl.
Kitchen Aid Vegetarian Pizza Dough
Step 2: Add olive oil and water. Knead it in a food processor with a dough hook (or use a spoon to stir and then your hands to knead the dough) until it’s a smooth dough.

Vegan cheese sauce

Tip: If you don’t use the sauce immediately, it will thicken quite a bit. Add a little more water and stir again. Then as good as new!

making pizza

Pizza base and tomato sauce
Step 2: Spread the pizza base by mixing the tomato sauce salt, garlic powder and dried oregano.
Vegan pizza in the oven
Step 4: Spray pizza with oil and bake at 480°F/250°C for 5-10 minutes (until golden and crispy).
Vegan Cheese Pizza
Of course, you can add all kinds of toppings, but I kept it simple and added fresh basil after baking.

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Vegan Cheese Pizza

Vegan Cheese Pizza

Bianca Hawn | Elephantastic Vegan

Do you want to have a cheesy pizza but not all store bought vegan cheeses are good? Simple solution: make your own vegan cheese! It’s really easy! Add your favorite toppings to this vegan cheese pizza!

Q. Time 25 minutes

cooking time 25 minutes

rest time 2 hours

total time 50 minutes

course Main proceedings

cuisine Italian, Vegan

serving 2 the pizza

calories 888 kcal

pizza dough

  • Combine flour, instant yeast and salt in a mixing bowl. Add olive oil and water. Mix and knead by hand until it is a soft, sticky dough or put all the ingredients in a kitchen machine and let the machine knead the dough for you. Knead the dough: If it is too sticky, add more flour. If it is too crumbly, add more water.

  • Coat the dough balls in a drizzle of olive oil. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise until it doubles in size (2-3 hours depending on room temperature).

Vegan Cheese Sauce

  • Heat vegan butter or coconut oil in a small pot over low heat.

  • Add salt, paprika powder, garlic powder and curry powder.

  • Add flour and whisk.

  • Add nutritional yeast, beat again until sticky.

  • Add water and stir on low heat for a few minutes. If it gets too thick, you can add a little more water and whisk again.

Combine all together

  • Preheat oven to 480°F/250°C.

  • For the tomato sauce, mix the tomato passata with salt, garlic powder and dried oregano.

  • Divide the dough into two equal parts. Carefully roll two pizza crusts onto a lightly floured parchment paper (don’t use too much pressure). You can stretch it a bit with your hands until it is the right size.

  • Transfer the parchment paper crust to a baking tray. Top pizza dough with tomato sauce. Add dollops of vegan cheese sauce and spread in circles. At this point, you can also add additional toppings (like olives, artichokes, mushrooms, whatever you want on your pizza!).
  • Spray the pizza with oil and bake for 5-10 minutes (until golden and crispy). Top with fresh basil after baking and enjoy!

Calories: 888kcalSugars: 153gProtein: 27gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 1627mgPotassium: 1060mgFiber: 11gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1345IUVitamin C: 16.9mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 11.7mg

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