Pizza With Vegan White Sauce
This creamy vegan pizza is easy! It's finished in under 30 minutes and is a real comfort for those of you that miss creamy, white pizzas. Use gluten-free pizza crust for a gluten-free, dairy-free treat.
- 1 cup milk of choice If using dairy free, use an unsweetened milk
- 2 tbsp. all purpose flour or cornstarch whisked into milk when cold
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder onion powder, smoked paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper season salt
- 1 prepared pizza dough spread onto greased baking sheet, or baking sheet topped with cornmeal. (You can also use pizza stone)
- 1 cooked potato sliced into rounds
- 1/4 thinly sliced onion optional
- 4 olives thinly sliced
- 4 pepperoncinis thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp balsamic reduction
- 2 tbsp vegan butter
- 1 tbsp Italian herbs
White Sauce: In saucepan, cook milk and flour on medium heat, stirring constantly. When thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, add all spices. (Season to taste)
Coat pizza edges in melted butter and herbs. Bake as pizza dough recipe directs. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, remove dough from oven and top with white sauce and toppings. When fully cooked, drizzle with balsamic glaze.
I need cream sauce. I need it to live.
I had to get creative with no dairy. No butter. No cheese. No milk. Even as a kid I’ve loved my cream sauces and preferred unconvential pizzas to their tomato sauce covered brethren. To be honest regular tomato-sauced pizza always overpromised and underdelivered on flavor for me. I could never taste enough cheesy, creaminess. Now that I’m dairy free, it was essential I perfect a go-to cream sauce. Fortunately thanks to some heavy spicing I have a spicy, well seasoned, white sauce. This is definitely going on pasta in the future!
This pizza is inspired by Flammkuchen- a specialty pizza that’s popular in Southern Germany/Northern France. Earlier in history, the border of Germany was further North. The region we lived in used to be French and the influence in food is still very heavily felt.
Flammkuchen is a thin crusted pizza, topped with a sour cream/cream cheese style cheese topped with Lardon and onion. It’s cooked in a brick oven so the crust gets those beautiful crusty raised bubbles. Oh how I missed it! All I need now is to find Lardon and I’ll be in heaven.
Since we’re making a pizza with no cheese at all, or dairy, we need the crust to be perfect. Enter a good pizza stone. A pizza stone will bring the crispy, crusty, beautiful golden crust to your pie. Even the middle is nice and toasty.
This post was originally published some time ago, back when I was a wee hobbyist blogger. Embarassingly, my picture was really lacking. I’ve been inspired by a fellow bloger, PaleoScaleo. She redoes her old posts with updated pictures and even leaves her old picture there for posterity! I’ll admit I’m a little embarassed to show my old photo. I thought this would also be a great time to introduce some of my new guests to older recipes they might like to have!
What’s your favorite International food?