Mamma Mia Pizzeria with Buffalo Cauliflower
Pizza, pizza, pizza...something truly special. We all need a pizza night occasionally. :)
I have to be honest one of the hardest things I struggled with when I gave up dairy was staying away from my favorite veggie pie. But settling with the guilt wasn't worth it afterwards so I looked up and attempted different pizza recipes. Making different dough, combining different flavors and came up with a recipe that worked perfect for me!
I honestly have pizza at least every other week when I don't feel like throwing a whole meal together. What perfected my recipe I would have to say is the SAUTEED VEGGIES. OMG. SOO GOOD! I tried it with raw veggies but it didn't always cook well enough for me. So I decided to saute them to give it an extra kick and I would have to say, that was the best decision I made. It gives the pizza a whole new level of flavor!
I looked in my fridge to see what else I could throw on top and saw some leftover buffalo cauliflower. Since I love spicy food you know I had to throw some of that on top.
Pizza dough made from scratch is the way to go. HOMEMADE is the BEST way hands down.
- 1/2 cups pf flour
- 1 Tsp sugar
- 1 packet of active dry yeast
- 1 tsp Himalayan salt
- 2 tbs oil (Extra 2 tsp for greasing the bowl)
- 1 1/2-2 cups of warm water (110 degrees)
- 1 32 oz jar of tomato sauce
- vegan cheese (almond cheese)
- bells peppers (red, green, yellow & orange)
- Half an onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- Buffalo Cauliflower (Optional)
1. Mix together flour, salt, packet of yeast and sugar. Add the warm water and 2 tbs of oil and mix until well combined. If it's too sticky add a little flour. If it's too dry add a little water.
2. On a floured surface, scrape the dough out of the bowl and lightly knead for about . Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 tsp of oil, place the dough inside and cover with cling wrap or whatever you have to cover the bowl and let it sit in a warm spot for about an hour.
3. Peheat the oven to 400 degrees. While the dough is setting, cut up the peppers, onion and garlic. Heat up a little oil in a pan and saute the veggies. I love my food very well seasoned so at this point I added some extra spices. Sprinkle on some oregano, rosemary, basil, cumin, and some salt and pepper. Continue to cook until they get a little soft and the onion is translucent. Set aside. Heat up your tomato sauce and set aside.
4. Once the dough is ready, Take it out of the bowl and separate it into two pieces. I've also made them into mini pizzas. MMMMM..SOOO DELICIOUS! Place on a floured surface and press out the dough with your hands or use a rolling pin and roll out the dough into the size you want.
5. TIME TO ASSEMBLE! Spread the tomato sauce all over the pizza leaving about an inch of crust on the edges. Add your sauteed veggies on top. Sprinkle on your vegan cheese (I used almond cheese) and top with the cauliflower.
6. Bake for about 25 mins depending on your oven. When the edges are golden brown and the cheese is all melted that should be perfect. Halfway through I added some spinach on top.