My Mom and I have been meaning to test out a vegan "cheese" sauce. We even bought a case of the nutritional yeast and were ready to go. We just had to find the right one.
Enter a conversation with Mandy telling me about this recipe on our friends blog that had a vegan cheese sauce. I was super excited to check it out and give it a try. It did not disappoint! I hijacked her recipe and made a few of my adjustments below. Thank you Brooke!! What's awesome about it is it's endless possibilities!!
pizza dough recipe (below)tomato sauce
mozzarella "cheese" sauce (below)
toppings: chopped onions, diced cremini mushrooms, chopped baby spinach, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, etc.
Make pizza dough. While it is rising prepare the filling. For the filling saute the veggies for a couple minutes. Make sure they're still tender-crisp. You definitely don't want soggy veggies! After the dough has risen, roll it out onto an oiled jelly roll pan. Spread your sauce lengthwise on half of the dough, sprinkle with basil. Layer with veggies. Top with mozzarella "cheese" sauce. Flip over the empty half of the crust and press down around the edges to seal in filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Slice and serve!
Whole Wheat Breadstick Dough1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons shy agave nectar
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups whole wheat flour
Mix water, yeast and agave. Let sit for about 3-4 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups flour and salt to mixture. Mix until smooth and elastic. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups flour. Knead for 3-5 minutes. Place on lightly oiled jelly roll pan to rise for 10 minutes (can skip this step if in a hurry).
Mozzarella Cheese Sauce-Vegan
I cannot wait to use this for other things. Brooke says to make it smoky add 1/8 teaspoon of liquid hickory smoke. Yum!!1 cup water
2 small cloves of roasted garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons tahini (the larger amount makes it "cheesier")
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons rolled oats
1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick.
Belly Biters: TOTAL hit!! And better yet, it didn't have that I want to be like cheese, but I'm not, taste. Yum!