A lot of times people ask me what I eat as a vegan. Everything doesn’t have to be an elaborate recipe. There are really simple things that you can make on a weeknight or if you just need a quick meal. One of my go-to quick dinners is vegan pizza.
It’s so simple and you can easily create your own favorite flavor combos. For this particular pizza, I picked up pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. You can make your own dough, but TJ’s pizza dough is good if you don’t have time to make it yourself. Someday I will share my mom’s pizza dough recipe with you. It’s easy to make, but it does need time for the dough to rise.
I stretch the dough out until it fits to the edges of my non-stick pizza pan. If any holes form as you stretch the dough, you can patch them up so the sauce and toppings don’t leak through. Once the dough is stretched out, add tomato sauce. Don’t use too much or it will make the dough soggy. I spoon the sauce on and spread it out until there is a thin layer over the dough. Then add your toppings and bake it for about 20-25 minutes at 400°. The pizza is done when the dough is golden brown and crispy.
For toppings, I used sauteed onions, garlic, and shallots, and vegan Italian sausage. I pan fried the sausage before putting in on the pizza so it would be crispier. TJ’s also has a vegan chorizo that I use on pizza sometimes…so tasty! You can use vegan cheese, like Daiya, if you want to, but I usually don’t. Experiment with your own favorite toppings. The combos are endless!