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Plant-Based Pizza: Pita Pizza, Classic Pizza, and Calzones (Vegan and Oil-Free)

We really enjoy making pizza at home and we’ve been meaning to write a pizza post for a while now! We make pita pizzas for a quick and easy meal. My husband, Chris, likes to make pizza dough and make yummy pizzas and calzones. So, whether you want to have a quick dinner and make pita pizzas or spend some more time in the kitchen and make a full on pizza or calzones, we’ll share the recipes we use and how we put it all together!

Pita Pizzas

We like to keep it super simple and quick with our pita pizzas. We whip up our pizza sauce, chop up some veggies, and we’re good to go! Sometimes we will also use our Easy Cheese dolloped on top too! We have also used our pizza hummus or even leftover marinara sauce in place of our pizza sauce.

Vegan Pizza

This time around, we decided to split the dough into 3. We made 2 pizzas and 1 calzone.

We use the Basic Vegan Pizza Dough recipe from Vegan Richa. We use the oil free instructions and make a few other modifications to suit our preferences.

Modifications to recipe
-whole wheat flour
-use 1 tsp maple syrup for sweetener
-use no oil instructions
-make 2-3 pizzas (or calzones)

Once we prepare the dough, we roll the edges slightly to make a more circular pizza crust. Then we add our Easy Pizza Sauce, and chopped veggies. We often make pizza without cheese, but we also like to use our Easy Cheese recipe. We also tried Brittany Jaroudi’s Poutine Cheese when we had some leftover from earlier in the week, and it worked out well too!

We put my fully loaded veggie pizza and Ryerden’s calzone on the bottom rack so they would crisp up a bit more, and we put Chris’s pizza on the top rack for a slightly softer crust.

Calzones

Directions:

  • Spread the dough thinly into an oval/rectangular shape.
  • Add sauce and toppings to one half of the dough.
  • Add cheese of your choice to the other half of the dough if you’re using cheese sauce.
  • Gently fold in half.
  • Roll the edges up and fold over slightly to hold the calzone together.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

We hope you enjoyed our Pizza post! Let us know if you try any of the recipes we mentioned. What is your favourite vegan pizza?

2 thoughts on “Plant-Based Pizza: Pita Pizza, Classic Pizza, and Calzones (Vegan and Oil-Free)”

  1. Since I stopped eating gluten, pizza is part of my past. What was shown looks so yummy that I may have to find a good GF dough recipe so I can try these.

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    1. I haven’t experimented with gluten free dough. I do use oats and oat flour quite a bit when I’m baking though. Let me know if you find a tried and true GF dough recipe!

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