Chicago Style Vegan Pizza Recipe | Vegan

Written by Mind Yourself on December 18, 2011 in Nutrition | Recipes - No comments
Chicago Style Pizza Vegan has a wonderful vegan recipe for Chicago Style Vegan Pizza that we couldn’t pass up sharing for this Meatless Monday.

If you are not feeling adventurous this Meatless Monday, Chicago has several restaurants that offer vegan pizza. Checkout our vegan pizza guide by neighborhood to help you find a vegan pizza near you.


Medium size cake dish


2 packages of Trader Joe’s Pre-made pizza dough
3 tablespoons of Earth Balance Buttery Spread
1/4 cup of Olive or Vegetable Oil
Vegan Cheese (3 kinds recommended) – Teese from Chicago SoyDairy, Cheezly Mozzarella, Smoked Gouda Cheezly
Pizza sauce
1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce
Diced canned tomatoes
“Eat in the Raw” Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Italian Seasoning
Crushed red pepper
Salt & Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 500 degrees fahrenheit.

Grease pan with oil and carefully line it with the dough making it 1/4 inch thick and very evenly packed. Slice vegan cheese for a layer about 1/3 inch thick and place at the bottom of the dough. Add in enough pizza sauce to cover the bottom layer of cheese. Add the Sriracha. Thinly slice more cheese, about a 1/2 inch thick. Add in smoked gouda. Then cover with more pizza sauce. Strain well the diced canned tomatoes and add to the top layer. Sprinkle “Eat in the Raw” Vegan Parmesan Cheese, basil, italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.

Bake for 30 minutes, rotating the pan every 10 minutes to ensure the crust is evenly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving this Chicago style vegan pizza.

Notes from “Although I had a bag of Daiya ready to inclusion I halted adding it at the last minute, fearing that the texture wouldn’t be quite right… For fun, you can pack just about anything into the pizza. Stuffing ideas include fresh spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, crumbled Field Roast sausages, jalapenos, vegan pepperoni. Heck, you can even put in barbecue sauce an pineapples if you lean that way.”

Check out other vegan and vegetarian recipes on Mind Yourself Chicago

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