Saturday, June 15, 2013

Vegan Deep Dish Pizza


After a day of shopping in the big city I was really hungry and was craving pizza. We found this dough last year at Trader Joes it's vegan it is chewy goodness and it freezes well so you can buy a couple and freeze one for later.
Now you can put any toppings you want on this these in my opinion make the the best pizza combo I use

1 Trader Joes pizza dough

1 tbsp canola oil

1/2 onion sliced

1/2 green pepper 

1-2 cups Daiya mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup pizza vegan sauce

And some vegan  parmesan

Pre heat oven to 450 and pull you dough out and let come to room temp. Heat the oil up and add the peppers and onion let them cook for a couple of min then add the sausage add cook for about 5 min then let rest. Now you don't have to pre-cook these ingredients  but I do cause I think it's better so there. 
Turn dough out on a floured counter and knead the dough out till it a little bit bigger the diameter of the pan the place into a well oiled pan now this is very important DO NOT FOR GET TO OIL THE PAN I have and let me tell you it was not fun. Press into shape and size then take a fork and poke holes through out the bottom ( keeps the crust from bubbling out of the bottom). Now in true Chicago Style you put the cheese on the bottom then peppers, onions and sausage and bake for 15 min
Then take it out and add the sauce and bake for 5-7 more min and pull it and sprinkle some vegan parmesan and  let it stand for 5 min. Forget the pizza cutter grab a knife slice this puppy up and tear it up enjoy.