Vegan Deep Dish Pizza Recipe
Vegan Deep Dish Pizza Recipe. Easy Deep Dish Pizza with from scratch Crust, red pepper, spinach, vegan mozzarella and basil. Vegan Pizza Recipe with Almost No Knead 20 minute Crust.. Makes 1 tall 8 ot 9 inch tall cake pan, preferably Springform pan.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Red bell pepper garlic Spinach filling:
- 1/2 a medium onion finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced or use roasted bell pepper
- 4 to 5 oz Spinach baby spinach or chopped
- a handful of chopped basil
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp salt
- red pepper flakes to taste
Deep Dish Crust:
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1.5 tsp active yeast
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1.5 to 2 cups flour I use unbleached white
- 1/4 cup semolina flour or use fine cornmeal
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
Make the red bell pepper spinach mixture:
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent. Add red bell pepper and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add in spinach, basil, thyme, salt, red pepper flakes and salt and mix in. Cook until spinach is wilted
Make the Pizza Dough:
Mix warm water, yeast and sugar and let sit for a few minutes. Add 1.5 cups flour, salt, semolina flour and oil and mix well with a spoon. You can also add some garlic powder or dried herbs at this point. Add a tbsp or so more flour if needed and mix in. Gather the dough and knead for a few seconds to make a soft dough. Let the dough sit in a warm place for 15 minutes. See <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZl0SESiIIk" target="_blank">this video</a> for mixing and shaping the dough.
Preheat the oven to 435 degrees F(225 deg C).
Spray oil on he dough, then take it out and make a somewhat smooth ball. Using some flour spread the dough on 8 or 9 inch pan with tall sides making sure to spread some of the dough above the edge. Keep the bottom thick enough else it might not support the heavy toppings. *
Layer with vegan mozzarella, pizza sauce, red bell pepper and spinach mixture, other veggies if using. olives, pizza sauce, vegan mozzarella, some fresh basil and red pepper flakes.
Bake at 435 degrees F / 225ºc for 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle some more fresh basil on the pizza. Let the pizza rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
* At Step 3 of making the crust, you can bake the pizza crust for 5 minutes before layering the filling. This will help strengthen the bottom if using heavy filling or moisture leaking veggies/filling. .
Quick Pizza Sauce: Mix tomato puree, salt, pepper, olive oil, oregano, basil, garlic powder and onion powder. Thin with water if needed, mix and use.
Nutritional values based on one serving.
Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 718mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4685IU | Vitamin C: 56.6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 5.6mg