Make-Your-Own Cheese Pizza

Make-Your-Own Cheese Pizza Recipe

By Veegs

🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 25 minutes


Pizza Sauce

One 15-ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce

One 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 pinches of garlic powder

½ cup water

Salt and black pepper to taste


1 or more individual store-bought pizza crusts (or you can use your favorite pizza dough recipe—most are vegan; use gluten-free if necessary)

Basic Cashew Cheese Sauce

Assorted pizza toppings, such as sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, red onion, artichoke hearts, chopped fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, olives, pineapple, chopped fresh basil

Sliced vegan sausage, chopped chickenless strips, or beefless crumbles, optional


1Combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, olive oil, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and water in a medium pot and bring to a boil.

2Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, until thickened.

3While the sauce is simmering, follow the instructions for your pizza crust(s) or pizza dough recipe for preheating the oven and preparation.

4Prepare your toppings and place them on a tray or set them out on the counter, getting them ready for the teens to invade.

5Once the oven is hot, spread sauce on top of the crust(s), leaving 1 inch around the perimeter. Drizzle or spoon the cheese sauce over the top, using as much or as little as you like.

6If the crusts are small enough, everyone can add make their own individual pizza. If the crusts are large, you can let each person add toppings of their choice to half of a pizza.

7Bake the pizza(s) according to the recipe instructions. Once done, remove the pizza(s) from the oven, slice, and serve.

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