Chipotle Mac and Cheese Pizza with Kamut Wheat Cashew Crust. vegan recipe

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You have to make this Pizza like right now..  I have made it 3 times already since I took the pictures. Its just ridiculously delicious!  Vegan Pizza Mofo Post 11.

The Chipotle 
Mac and cheese is already quite a regular fixture in this house and a hit with anyone who tried it. With more cauliflower than cashew, It is not a heavy cheesy sauce. What better than to make it into a Pizza. Easier to pick up and eat those slices I say.

Or hide some blanched veggies under the mac and cheese to get picky eaters to eat:) low fat and soy free. 



So this weekend was a very busy one. It was hubb's birthday on Sunday and I threw him a somewhat surprise party. Somewhat, because I had to get some furniture moved, and house stuff done before being able to host :) 

So after his surprise gift, I told him about the party. I had decided to order either Indian or some Pizzas and told him so. He looked at me for a few seconds, then said, you know babe, you make far better pizzas than what we have eaten out( how sweet is he:). We wont need more than 5-6 pizzas, so can you make those. 



I looked at him with an eye roll, like seriously.. you aren't bored with my pizzas yet.. Then we went about making some and I also made a Dark dark chocolate cake for him( recipe in November). 
I made just one crust dough. the Wheat semolina from the Jalapeno Popper post.
He chose a few Pizzas he wanted and rest I improvised with the ingredients on hand. 
So we had the Pineapple Roasted Hatch Chile and sun dried tomato similar to the Mango Hatch chile Pizza.
Jalapeno Popper Pizza with mushrooms, spinach and white sauce. 
2 large Chipotle Mac and cheese Pizzas with the elbow Macaroni pasta. 
And one dry Tempeh Tikka(Tempeh cooked with garam masala, salt, garlic powder and broth) on tomatoes, roasted garlic.
Now atleast there are 8 more people(non vegan) who can vouch for the deliciousness that is this Mac n cheese Pizza.



mmmmm



This is a soft creamy crust. With the kamut and cashew flour, it has a buttery creamy taste. 
The pasta I used for the pictures is glutenfree mini Quinoa shells. With the gf pasta, the Mac and cheese is glutenfree. You can put it on my soft Glutenfree crust from this post. Ski the breadcrumbs or use gf ones. Or use other crusts already posted.

Steps:


Prep the Mac and Cheese with pasta of choice and keep ready.




In a bowl, add warm water, sugar and yeast and mix well. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Add the flours, salt and oil and knead for 2 minutes into a well mixed dough.



Spray top with water, cover bowl with a towel and let sit for 1.5 -2 hours, or until doubled.



Oil hands, use 2 Tablespoons of bread and gather the dough.
Knead for 2 minutes and form a ball.
Roll the ball out into a crust using some flour on the surface.
Or as I do it. Sprinkle bread flour liberally on the working surface. 
Place the dough, sprinkle some flour on top. Keep patting the dough from the center outwards and rotating it slowly at the same time.



Place on parchment lined pizza stone or sheet.

Spray water on top of the dough and let sit for 10 minutes.
Spread the Mac and Cheese on the dough.



In another bowl, mix the bread crumbs, evoo, herbs, salt and sprinkle that liberally over the mac and cheese. 
Bake in preheated 410 degrees F for 13-14 minutes, 
Broil on Lo for half a minute, then remove from oven.
Cool for a minute, slice and serve.



Eat me!




Chipotle Mac and Cheese Pizza with Kamut Wheat Cashew Crust
Dairy, egg, corn, soy free

Ingredients:

Crust:
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon active yeast
2 teaspoons raw sugar

1/4 cup organic Kamut flour

1/4 cup bread flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup raw cashew flour
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
about 1/4 cup bread flour for dusting and kneading.

Toppings:

1 recipe Roasted tomato cauliflower Chipotle Mac and cheese recipe or any other of my mac & cheese
(I added 2 Tablespoons ground cashew more and used gf mini quinoa shells for the pictures)

1/4 cup bread crumbs

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
dried herbs of choice( I used parsley and chipotle pepper flakes)
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)

Method:


In a bowl, add warm water, sugar and yeast and mix well. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Add the flours, salt and oil and knead for 2 minutes into a well mixed dough.
Spray top with water, cover bowl with a towel and let sit for 1.5 -2 hours, or until doubled.
Oil hands, use 2 Tablespoons of bread and gather the dough.
Knead for 2 minutes and form a ball.
Roll the ball out into a crust using some flour on the surface.
Or as I do it. Sprinkle bread flour liberally on the working surface. 
Place the dough, sprinkle some flour on top. Keep patting the dough from the center outwards and rotating it slowly at the same time.
Place on parchment lined sheet.
Spray water on top of the dough and let sit for 10 minutes.
Spread the Mac and Cheese on the dough.
In another bowl, mix the bread crumbs, evoo, herbs, salt and sprinkle liberally on top.
Bake in preheated 410 degrees F for 13-14 minutes, 
Broil for half a minute and remove from oven.
Cool for a minute, slice and serve.



This Pizza is being shared at slightly indulgent tuesdays, hearth and soul blog hop, Ricki's wellness weekend




47 comments:

  1. I officially take my hat off to you! That's the best looking pizza I've seen in a while!

    Is there anything you could sub for kamut flour? The proverbial cupboard is bare over here!

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    1. you can use more wheat or bread flour. I picked up a bunch of flours and spices for the month so i could keep changing the crust.:) you can use any of the earlier less ingredient crusts too.

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  2. I am awed and totally impressed by your creations Richa.. now, this is what's called creativity !!

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  3. Oh my gosh, what a fantastic and delicious idea, Richa!! I'm going to try your mac n cheese recipe :D

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    1. I am sure you will like it. adjust the spice level to taste:) I eat spicy:)

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  4. mac n cheese pizza?! i've been wanting to try your cauliflower mac n cheese for a while but forgot about it! now i have to do this..i wonder if dayv will like this. i will see ;)

    and you are such an amazing wife for making all of those pizzas and birthday cake for vivek's surprise birthday! i'm sure everyone was completely blown away!!

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    1. if he doesnt, then you can eat the whole mac n cheese by yourself ;)
      hubbs helped a lot with getting all the veggies and toppings ready so i dint have a meltdown:) i think he wanted peeps to appreciate the deliciousness of home made vegan food:)

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  5. Wow, I'm not usually a fan of thick crusts, but this pizza has me dreaming of dinner and it's only 8am!

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    1. a thick soft crust goes well with the mac and cheese for sure!:))

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  6. My guy and I have been making a lot of pizza lately - cannot wait to try some of your recipes, Richa! So impressed with your Vegan MoFo pizza theme :)

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    1. Thanks Ashlae. half a month more to go!

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  7. Mac and cheese pizza!? I love it! Definitely going to have to try this one! Awesome idea.

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    1. Thanks Melissa! you have to try it!

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  8. Wow, Richa!! That looks amazing! How much would I love to come to a pizza party at your house? Those were some lucky guests! I can't for the life of me imagine making 5-6 homemade pizzas. That would be a ton of stress for me. Color me impressed!

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    1. Thanks Cadry! I baked a few and kept ready and made a big bowl of dough and the topping prechopped/cooked. worked out fine with my limited energy:)

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  9. This one is definitely having a show down with your Tomato Mozzarella and garlic one for me! Still love this story about your hubs. What a sweetheart!

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    1. Everyone is picking a favorite. hubbs keeps changing his every 2 days. the weekend was all about mac n cheese and the jalapeno popper. lets see what he asks for again this week:)

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  10. Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby! I'm sure your guests enjoyed what you had prepared for them. I'm excited to hear about your dark chocolate cake recipe, I loove dark chocolate!

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    1. Thanks RG. I have to make the cake again and post it. we ate it all:)

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  11. chipotle. pizza. mac & cheese. I am in love.

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  12. I seriously can't get over all of your gorgeous & insanely creative pizzas! The best part? I just bought pizza ingredients from Trader Joe's, which means I don't have to drool over your site all day without any payoff. (Not that my pizza will be this amazing, but at least it's something!)

    Love this.

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  13. PS Happy b-day to your obviously very well-fed & lucky husband :)

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  14. I love mac & cheese on a pizza. I rarely have it because it's a little bit carby, but oh is it good! This is amazing, Richa!

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  15. This. Is. Amazing. I need a boyfriend to make this for, darnit!

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  16. super looking Pizza.. So tempted (Eventhough I am not a big fan of Pizza)
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  17. brilliant idea, Richa! I could eat that entire pizza right now, no problem -- even though its only 6 am right now ...

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    1. it is delicious indeed. even though it is a lighter sauce, you still cant finish the whole thing at 6 am ;)

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  18. You are such an awesome wife- Vivek is such a lucky guy! Surprise party, homemade pizzas, dark chocolate cake... uh, will you marry me? ;-)

    Mac and cheese pizza? Did you talk to 9 year old Kristy and ask her what her dream pizza would be? This pizza is like a dream come true!

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    1. i know right.. so fun to get kids to eat food. hide some veggies under the mac and cheese ;)
      i think vivek might have a problem sharing his wife;) We both are lucky really, he has been such an amazing support though thick and thin. he deserves all this and much more:)

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  19. I may have scoffed at the idea of bright orange, cheesy pasta on top of pizza before, but this is one of the few things that might get me to change my tune. Suddenly, it makes so much more sense!

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    1. haha now that you mention it.. it is kind of orangey ;) but hey once you take a bite, the color goes out the window:)

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  20. Oh jeez my waistband expanded just looking at this fantastic creation. My guy would love this and Happy B-day to your hubs.

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    1. Thanks Gigi. its just a tiny expansion with all the good stuff in this. make some!

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  21. This would be the ultimate pizza for carb lover like me :) Yes, I love carb!

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  22. I had my first mac and cheese pizza this summer and I was surprised at how much I liked it. But yours looks 10 times better and healthier. You need to put out a mofo pizza e-book. I'm serious!

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  23. Mac and cheese + pizza, could there be any combination more perfect?? Especially with the addition of chipotle!

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  24. I have never had a mac cheese pizza...see what I have been missing out! Looks beyond delish!

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  25. this looks amazing! i can't wait to make it for my husband, it combines two of his favourites mac and cheese and pizza. so excited to try this tonight

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  26. a yummy and delicious looking pizza. thanks for the comment reply on fats in cashews. i did not know about this one.

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  27. Just when I thought your MoFo month couldn't be any more amazing you come up with this - I mean come on Richa its not fair that you live so far away from me, I really need Richa Pizza Delivery in NH!

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  28. Woweee you're so amazing Richa! This pizza looks fabulous - never heard of such a creation. I would love just the mac n cheese alone!

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  29. YOU ARE AMAZING! I feel the need to thank you for so many delicious gluten free and vegan options. Bookmarked x10000

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  30. So incredibly gorgeous! Your pizza is a work of art!

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