This pizza will make you forget all about cheese. Promise!


1 Hours     25 Minutes

  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour (can be substituted for all-purpose, though crust will be chewier)

  • 1 envelope dry active yeast

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 3 cloves of minced garlic

  • 1 1/2 cups hot water (110 degrees)

  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance Butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

  • Pizza sauce of choice (or make mine!)

  • 1 slice of Chao Original cheese, sliced into “shreds”

  • 1/2 small onion, halved and sliced

  • 1/2 cup chopped cauliflower

  • 5 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms

  • 1 large house tomato, sliced

  • Fresh baby spinach

  • Salt, black pepper and nutritional yeast


20 Minutes

  1. Mix flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add garlic, water and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Beat until he dough forms into a ball. If dough is sticky, add 1 tablespoon of extra flour at a time. If dough is too dry, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time.

  2. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead to perfection – a smooth, firm ball.
  3. Grease a large bowl with the 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Place dough inside and cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm area and allow the dough to double in size, about an hour.
  4. While the dough rises, sauté onion, cauliflower and mushrooms in a lightly greased pan until just tender, about five minutes (don’t forget to lightly season with salt, pepper and nutritional yeast). Set aside.
  5. Once dough has risen, place on a floured surface and divide in two. Place clean dish towel or plastic wrap over each and let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Roll dough thin on a lightly floured pizza stone (or roll and transfer to a floured pizza stone).
  7. Melt butter in a small dish. Mix garlic salt.
  8. Lightly brush the top of the dough with butter mixture.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes, until dough starts to bubble in the middle. Remove from oven, spread on pizza sauce and top with Chao shreds, sauted mushroom, onion and cauliflower, spinach and tomato slices.
  10. Repeat: melt butter in a small dish. Mix garlic salt.
  11. Brush crust with butter mixture again before baking. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

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