Vegan Pizza Four Ways | Vegan Cheese, Sausage Pepper, Margarita, and Sweet Potato Pizzas
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This recipe is adapted from Bobby Flay's Food Network Pizza Dough recipe. The dough freezes very well, and can be thawed on the counter top or in the microwave. Of the toppings shared in this post, my favorites are the sweet potato (of course), and the Daiya cheese.
Serves: 8
Pizza Dough
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 1½ cups water, 110 degrees F
  • 3½ to 4 cups white whole wheat flour, bread flour, or all purpose flour + more for kneading
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
  • cornmeal, just a little for sprinkling on baking sheet
Sweet Potato & Greens Pizza
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced in disks (as thin as possible or use a mandolin)
  • 2 cups chopped greens, I used beet greens. My other favorites are arugula, kale, and brussels sprouts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
Vegan Cheese Pizza
Margarita Pizza
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 tbsp oregano
Sausage Pepper Pizza
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced (Seeds removed)
  • 2 vegan sausages, Field Roast is my favorite
Pizza Dough
  1. Combine the water, yeast, and sugar in a glass bowl, and stir well.
  2. Mix the flour and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in the yeast water.
  4. Stir well with a wooden spoon, and then knead the dough with your hands.
  5. Transfer the dough onto a floured workspace, and knead lightly to form the dough into a ball.
  6. Place the dough ball into another mixing bowl coated in a light layer of olive oil.
  7. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap, or an equivalent to seal, and set aside for one hour to let the dough rise.
  8. Meanwhile prep your topping ingredients.
  9. Once the dough has nearly tripled in size, remove it from the mixing bowl, and knead it into a ball again.
  10. Cut the ball in half or quarter, and form them into smaller balls.
  11. Place each ball onto a plate, and cover with a slightly damp and clean kitchen towel. Allow to set for 10 minutes.
  12. Preheat oven to 500°.
  13. Sprinkle some cornmeal onto a large baking sheet, press your pizza dough directly onto it (to prevent sticking), and flatten the dough into a thin pizza crust shape. The thinner the better.
  14. Top with your pizza topping: sauce, of course, always goes first.
  15. Bake for 10-15 minutes. The cheese and margarita need 10 minutes, and the sweet potato and pepper sausage can stay for 15 minutes.
  16. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at