When I tell you that this sauce makes me forget I ever liked cheese, will you believe me? When I tell you that this sauce makes absolutely anything taste better, will you think I’m exaggerating? When I tell you that this sauce is creamy, rich, hearty, AND easy, will you think I’ve gone off the deep end? It’s all that, and more. If you have ever had pizza with barbecue sauce and smoked gouda, this is served right next door. This is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, too.
I am grateful to Vegan Coach for giving me the general idea for this sauce. I took her list of ingredients, played with it, measured, played some more, and now have the definitive vegan cheese pizza sauce.
For the pizza pictured above, I used Udi’s frozen gluten-free pizza crust, which would be vegan except for the egg whites. In the past I have used Bob’s Red Mill pizza crust mix, which can be easily made vegan by using flax meal instead of eggs. With a frozen crust, just let it thaw while you make the sauce and saute any veggies you want on top. For a gluten-free crust mix, follow package directions. I usually pre-bake those about 10 minutes on parchment on a baking sheet, then top the pizza and transfer it to my hot pizza stone while still on the parchment. It bakes at least 10 minutes with the toppings on it, usually more like 15 or 20.
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Make sure you buy nutritional yeast that is gluten-free; I love the nutritional yeast from Bob’s Red Mill.