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Hot pockets were one of those foods my parents would never buy, which made me want them even more. When I got older, I had a calzone, which I thought was a huge hot pocket, but turned out to be filled with ricotta instead of mozzarella…gross! I somehow managed to make this mostly out of ingredients I bought from Costco (except for the yeast, which I always have at home because it stays good in the fridge for like ever and takes up a teeny tiny amount of room). You can also make lots of these and freeze them for future lunches.
Vegan Pizza Dough Ingredients
- 5 cups white flour (costco has organic unbleached)
- 2 cups warm water (around 110 degrees)
- 2 teaspoon sugar (costco has organic)
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt (costco has pink sea salt)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
- 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (optional, but costco has organic)
Vegan Pizza Dough Directions
I use my kitchenaid stand mixer to do all of these steps.
Mix the yeast, water, and sugar in large bowl. Add 3 cups of the flour. Mix well to blend.
Add the oil, salt, garlic, nutritional yeast, and remaining flour and stir well.
Place the dough on a flour covered board. Dust your hands with flour.
Knead for 5 minutes, adding flour if it gets too sticky. Roll dough into a ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover bowl with towel and set in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour.
Vegan Pizza Sauce Ingredients
- 1 can tomato sauce (costco has organic)
- 1 can tomato paste (costco has organic)
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
Vegan Pizza Sauce Directions
Mix everything together in a bowl.
Vegan Pizza Toppings
- sliced mushrooms (I like the baby portabellas from costco to get my vitamin D)
- kale (costco has the huge bag of organic baby kale)
- spinach (costco has organic)
- vegan mozzarella cheese (costco has daiya now)
- kalmata olives (I know traditionally people use black olives on pizza, but they’re made with lye. Ew. Costco has organic kalmata olives)
Vegan Pizza Topping Directions
Knead dough again. Divide in half and roll half into a thin crust. I use this rolling mat, and it has made my pizza life and cleanup SO MUCH easier! Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or knife.
Top with sauce and toppings. I have this handy pocket pie maker that I got during valentine’s day a few years ago, but you can just as easily use a fork to press the edges closed.
Place identical shape on top and press edges with a fork or your fingers.
Place as many as you can fit on a baking stone and bake for 12-13 minutes at 450º. Remove from oven and let cool.
If you are a pizza fan, you might also like my pizza pinwheels.