Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Vegan Mac & Cheese Pizza!

I have been seeing a few Mac & Cheese Pizza's online from popular recipe and foodie sites but they weren't vegan so last night I decided to try and veganize a Mac & Cheese Pizza and it turned out really well especially for my very first attempt.

I used a pizza dough that happened to be vegan and plopped the Vegan Mac & Cheese on top.  Here are some photos of this attempt.  I will say that I am NOT a pro when it comes to dough...far from it actually...so if there is anything that could be improved with this recipe and/or process it would be the dough.  But all and all this was quite the vegan comfort food!



It all started with this...

The most creamy vegan Mac & Cheese I have made to date.  It's loosely based on one of Dreena Burtons recipes.  It's NOT made with 'fake cheese' - the base is cashews.  I had a small bowl of the mac & cheese that would quite fit on the actual pizza.  It was wonderful!

I might have to also try and make a Vegan Mac & Cheese Stromboli at some point, too!

I mean LOOK at this...I usually only post 1 photo of my recipes.  I've seen other food blogs that post multiple shots of the same dish.  For this I will make an exception I suppose.

As you can see I also topped it with vegan bread crumbs and tomatoes.  There was a little bit of the vegan cheese base I had left prior to adding a bit of Avocado Oil and a little more nutritional yeast so I ended up drizzling it over top and baked it for about 5 more minutes.

I can see myself making all sorts of variations of this.  This is completely filling.  You could easily just eat one or two small pieces and be full!  It's VERY dense.

And the crust turned out just the way I like it...a bit crispy...but not overly so.

The tomatoes were amazing!  One of my advertisers gave it to me on a recent visit.  It's the same place I got some of the greens we are growing on our rooftop garden but more on that in a future post.

What do you think!?  Have you ever had Mac & Cheese Pizza before?  Vegan or otherwise?
What do you think of blog posts that show more than 1 photo of the same dish?  Do you like it or does it annoy you?  Also...be sure to scroll down!  I have two posts today!

10 comments:

  1. Oh... I love the addition of cashews! Yumalicious, they make a very creamy sauce. I usually soak mine overnight grind and add to a dish.

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    1. I'm totally LOVING Cashew's as a base for vegan cheeses. I also love the cashew cream which I still have to make for my father...so much good food so little time!

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  2. I've never had mac and cheese pizza, but I want some now! I don't mind more than one picture. I like to look at great vegan food!!

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    1. It was a first for me, too! Fun, tho!

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  3. This looks crazy good, wow! Very creative and fun!

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to make AND eat!!! Def a treat, tho, not something to eat on a regular basis! LOL

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  4. Hi Jennifer, I just found your recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop! This recipe looks great! I make a version of mac & cheese with cashews too. I like it better than the Daiya cheese based versions like you, though I do use the "fake" versions sometimes in my recipes when I want to throw something together quickly. I'll have to try a mac & cheese pizza soon. :)

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Be sure to check out today's giveaway/contest!!! I totally agree with you on the making your own vegan cheeses I like to also do that because it's generally cheaper and doesn't use oil or uses less oils. Not that I'm against (certain) oils but there is a LOT of oil in store bought vegan cheeses

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  5. Hi Jennifer,
    This recipe is so amazing. I can't wait to make your yummy Vegan Mac & Cheese Pizza and enjoying it friends and family this summer. Thanks for sharing it with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much! I was pretty pleased with my first attempt :) Can't wait to try it again!

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