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There’s nothing like the smell of rustic homemade pizza baking in the oven wafting through the air. Start with a delicious gluten-free cornmeal crust and you almost cannot go wrong with pizza toppings! We’ve included a suggested tomato pizza sauce recipe developed by our Marketing Director, Cathleen Mandigo, that is savory, delicate and pairs perfectly with this veggie pizza topped with artichokes, mushrooms, baby kale, and Fresh VeganMozz.

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Cornmeal Crust Pizza
Votes: 4
Rating: 4.75
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
large pizzas
Ingredients
Cornmeal Crust
Pizza Sauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
large pizzas
Ingredients
Cornmeal Crust
Pizza Sauce
Votes: 4
Rating: 4.75
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Cornmeal Crust
  1. Place pizza stone or cast-iron skillet in the oven and preheat to 500°F.  Heat the pizza stone or skillet in the oven for at least 45 minutes.
  2. Combine the cornmeal, oat flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine well.
  3. Pour in the olive oil and water and mix well. Turn out onto a light floured board and knead for 1 to 2 minutes, until the dough is smooth and pliable.
 Divide the dough in two and roll it out on a lightly floured pizza peel into a 10 or 12-inch circle. If you can get it to just under 1/8 inch, it will get very crispy and light and will bubble in places.
Pizza Sauce
  1. In a 3 qt saucepan over medium heat, sauté onion in olive oil until translucent, add garlic and sauté briefly.
  2. Add tomato paste and sauté 2-3 minutes. Sautéing the tomato paste adds depth of flavor to the pizza sauce.  Add water (or wine & water), salt, pepper & oregano. Stir and simmer for 1 hour.
Build your own Pizza
  1. Place half portion of pizza sauce on each of the prepared pizza dough.
  2. Slice Miyoko’s Creamery Fresh VeganMozz or Smoked VeganMozz and lay out generously across the entire pizza. Add vegetables to your own taste. We like sliced tomatoes, baby kale, sliced cremini mushrooms, and quartered artichoke hearts.
  3. Bake 10 minutes at 500°F until dough is lightly browned on the bottom, cheese is bubbling & browned.
Recipe Notes

The Cornmeal Crust recipe appears in The Homemade Vegan Pantry by Miyoko Schinner (Ten Speed Press/Random House, 2015).

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Unless you were raised by macrobiotic hippies, you’ve had it. I’ve had it. And there’s no shame in saying it— we’ve all had macaroni and cheese
 out of the box. My kids would plead with me to buy it, and I was thrilled when the vegan stuff came on the market. Maybe you don’t crave it anymore, but it sure is convenient to have some on hand for the kids or the babysitter. But there’s no need to buy it, because you can make the instant cheese sauce mix yourself in just a few minutes!

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Well-Crafted Macaroni and Cheese Mix
Votes: 65
Rating: 3.77
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Course Main Dish
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
The Mix
The Cheese Sauce
Course Main Dish
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
The Mix
The Cheese Sauce
Votes: 65
Rating: 3.77
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
HOW TO MAKE THE MIX
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until a powder is formed. There should not be any discernible chunks or large granules of cashews, so this may take 3 to 4 minutes of processing. Store this in a jar or portion out into 1⁄3-cup increments and put in ziplock bags and store in the pantry for a month or two or in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
HOW TO USE THE MIX
  1. Cook 1 cup of dry macaroni according to package instructions and drain.
  2. Combine 1⁄3 cup mix with 1 cup water or unsweetened nondairy milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk well and bring to a boil. Simmer for 1 minute, then toss with hot cooked macaroni.
Recipe Notes

Makes 1 2/3 cups, or enough to coat the equivalent of 5 store-bought boxes of instant macaroni and cheese.  

These mixes are also a great answer for turning yesterday’s leftovers into a quick casserole. Just combine leftover pasta, potatoes, or grains, some veggies, and any other odd scraps you think might be a good fit and mix it in a casserole dish with some of the cheese mix and water. You can add additional spices and herbs if you wish. Then bake it all up into creamy goodness. You can also use the mix to make quick sauces for veggies or add it to soups for extra cheesy flavor and richness—it’s quite versatile.

Watch Miyoko make the recipe on Facebook Live:

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Cornmeal Crust Pizza

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