When a craving for pizza hits, nothing but pizza will satisfy. When a craving for barbecue pizza hits, I will all but refuse to eat anything else until barbecue pizza has been acquired.
This recipe combines one of my favorite cooking techniques — roasting garlic– with one of the easiest dishes to make — pizza!
- 1 head of garlic
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 1 roll premade pizza crust (I use Pilsbury. Pick your favorite)
- 1/2-3/4c BBQ sauce, depending on how saucy you like your pizza
- 1/2 package seitan
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 package vegan cheezy shreds
- salt & pepper
You’ll start by preheating your oven to 400* and putting a rack in the middle of the oven. Take your head of garlic and pull off some of the paper. There should be enough to keep the head intact without your garlic cloves flopping everywhere. Slice off the top of the head to reveal the cloves. Drizzle with the olive oil.
Wrap your garlic in foil and put it in the oven for 40 minutes. Kick back with some coffee, maybe prep the pizza, whatever you want. Prepare for your home to start smelling like garlicky heaven. After the 40 minutes are up and your mouth is watering, begin checking your garlic. It’s done when the centermost clove is easily poked with a paring knife.
Let that cool for a bit while we move on to the pizza itself.
You’re going to prebake that crust for 7 minutes once your oven is at the proper temp. This is going to insure some nice crisp in your crust.
While your crust is prebaking, take your garlic cloves and put them all into a bowl.
Add some salt, pepper, and oregano, take a fork, and mash it into a delicious paste.
Now that your crust is prebaked and your garlic is mashed, let’s get to assembling that pizza, shall we?
Take that garlic and spread it around on the pre-baked pizza crust.
Smear on your barbecue sauce.
Add the onion and crumbled seitan.
Finally top with cheese, oregano, and a sprinkle of sale and pepper. Pop the pizza into the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melty.
Slice it up and serve hot with your favorite beer. Enjoy!