BBQ Tofu Deep-Dish Pizza

One of the few things I miss about being vegetarian is BBQ chicken pizza. So I had to improvise to satisfy this craving. Hence, BBQ Tofu Deep-Dish Pizza was born.

For this BBQ Tofu Deep-Dish Pizza I use a combination of mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan cheeses to complement the BBQ sauce along with some pineapple for a sweet and tangy bite.

Of course, if you prefer, you can use grilled chicken instead, or leave the protein off all-together.

For a nice whole wheat pizza dough, please view my Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe.

BBQ Tofu Deep-Dish Pizza

BBQ Tofu Deep-Dish Pizza

VirtualRDN
This BBQ Tofu Deep-Dish Pizza combines some of my favorite cheeses with a tangy BBQ sauce and lots of fresh veggie and crispy tofu chunks.
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Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
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Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 head cauliflower , cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 brick firm tofu , well drained (see Instructions below)
  • 1/2 onion , chopped in wedges
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce , separated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 recipe for whole wheat pizza dough (see Instructions below)
  • 1/3 red bell pepper , sliced
  • 1/4 cup pineapple tidbits , drained
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
  • Dried oregano
  • Handful of fresh parsley , chopped
  • Grated parmesan cheese , optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare pizza dough by viewing my Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe.
  • Separate dough in half and save other half for later. It freezes well for up to 3 months.
  • Meanwhile, if using tofu, drain well. Watch my video How to Drain Tofu in 3 Easy Steps – it's the key to having perfectly textured tofu every time.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Toss tofu , onion, and cauliflower in 2 teaspoons oil. Roast in oven for ~25 minutes, flipping once mid-way, or until golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove from oven and toss in 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce.
  • Heat oven to 500F.
  • Add oil to cast iron pan. If you don't have a deep dish pan, use a baking sheet or pizza pan and depending on thickness you roll dough out to, cut down cook time as needed.
  • Press dough into bottom of pan.
  • Spread with remaining BBQ sauce.
  • Sprinkle with tofu mixture, peppers, pineapple, minced garlic, and cheeses.
  • Bake at 500°F for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and crispy.
  • Sprinkle with oregano, parsley and parmesan before serving.
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