Pesto Chicken Pizza

This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite new vegan cookbooks, Vegan Junk Food. Buy this book! It’s got so much good stuff in it.
 
We’ve been making pizzas at home for years. Well, Keith has. My old medical school roommate, Bimal, used to call Keith “the pizza master”. Keith’s embraced his wife’s Italian culture and now tosses dough like a true Neopolitan.
 
I adapted the recipe from this cookbook to use Keith’s dough recipe and my own pesto recipe. I found the proportions of the sauce were way off so with a little experimenting, I found the right mix.
 
Often we make vegan pizzas here with Daiya and some vegan pepperoni, but this sauce is so creamy and delicious, you don’t even miss the cheese in the slightest. It’s a real crowd pleaser!
 
This takes a few hours of prep, but once you’ve made the pizza dough and the pesto, repeating the recipe later in the week is a breeze now that you have the ingredients made.
 
Pesto Chicken Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce
 


 
 

 
Here is the dough with the sauce.
 
Pesto Chicken Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce
Ready to go into the oven!
 
Pesto Chicken Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce
The finished product!
 
Pesto Chicken Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce