Nothing’s as good as homemade. And that’s never been more true than with pizza. Sure, you have many quick, easy and inexpensive options, but the taste of a homemade pizza pie is incomparable with anything that comes delivery or found in the freezer section of the grocery store. This pizza, perfect for vegans avoiding the frozen or takeout varieties, uses dough made from scratch and a butternut squash-based “cheese” for a pie that will have you staying in on pizza night.
Homemade Vegan Pizza with Spinach and Onions
2-½ cups organic unbleached flour
1-½ tsp. organic sugar
1 envelope active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. dried basil, optional
1 Tbsp. garlic powder, optional
½ Tbsp. dried oregano, optional
1 tsp. pink salt
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1-½ cups Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce
2 yellow onions, thinly sliced, caramelized
1 bag organic spinach, lightly sautéed with garlic
Pink salt, to taste
- In a small bowl, proof yeast by combining it with water and sugar and letting it dissolve. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes so bubbles and foam form.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Add in oil and yeast mixture. Stir together until fully combined.
- On a floured surface, knead dough for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a greased bowl. Set aside for 30 minutes for dough to rise.
- While waiting for the dough to rise, you can caramelize onions and sauté spinach.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread dough out to a ¼ – ½-inch thickness. Cover evenly with cheese sauce, leaving about an inch along the sides as a crust. You can also add onions and spinach at this step, or they can be added after baking.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and top with onions and spinach, if you haven’t already.