Created in Canada, this Toronto Style pizza is a yummy vegetarian pizza you can make at home.
Created well, this pizza gives a delicious taste paired with a abundant scent to enjoy.
Always make time to choose the best toppings and add them to the perfect crust for you to enjoy a delicious meal together.
If you enjoy a tasty Vegetarian pizzas with a Tomato pizza sauce then you are in luck with this one.
Pizza is a universally loved food, and there are many reasons why it’s so popular. For starters, it’s versatile and can be customized to suit any taste. Whether you like your pizza loaded with toppings or prefer a simple Margherita, there’s a pizza for everyone.
Additionally, pizza is a great option for any occasion, whether it’s a casual dinner with friends, a family night in, or even a special occasion. It’s also a great option for a quick and easy meal, as it can be delivered right to your door or picked up at a local pizzeria.
Plus, who doesn’t love the combination of a warm, crispy crust with melted cheese and delicious toppings? All these reasons make pizza a popular food choice.
Pizza in Canada
Pizza is big in Canada. In a recent study, 45% of Canadians indicated that they want more authentic pizzas. However, they also want to try new things; 22% stated that they’re more interested in trying pizza with unique toppings or ingredients.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Canada here.
Toronto Style Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Toronto Style Pizza using a backyard pizza oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Toronto Style Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Toronto Style Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Basil Oil
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Toronto Style Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or buy a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
For a new twist on flavor, try using a pesto sauce or adding a little pesto to your sauce.
Preparing Toronto Style Pizza
Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.
Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Basil Oil
I find this pizza very nice by itself, yet why not with another pizza variety?
Put the Toronto Style pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
Globally, more than 10 million tons of garlic are produced every year. Many ancient civilisations, such as the Egyptians and Romans, embraced Garlic for its medicinal properties.
So many cuisines across the globe use Garlic. So many different dishes use garlic, it is probably easier to list the dishes that Garlic doesn’t go in. Garlic is a fantastic topping on pizza.
When making Toronto Style Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
Having a nice oil jug to pour olive oil gives you a decadent edge. They don’t cost that much either!
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
The one pizza tool everyone should own. There are a few varieities to choose from, see how to cut pizza for more.
Fresh Mozzarella is typically white, however when seasoned it can change to light yellow, depending on the animal’s diet. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day after it is made, however it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella was first cited in an Italian cookbook in 1570. Nowadays, Mozzarella can be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia. You can also buy it as a smoked cheese, called Affumicata.
What to do with leftovers?
Leftovers after the meal? Here are some tips.
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
Can you freeze pizza?
You can freeze pizza for up to three months, however I’d suggest consuming it within the first few weeks, ideally.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Keen on seeing more than Toronto Style pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make great pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
What is clean cut pizza?
A clean cut pizza is when they use clean cutting instruments to cut the pizza. See our article on clean cut pizza for more information.
How long after gallbladder surgery can I eat pizza?
Doctors will normally suggest that you wait at least 4-6 weeks after gallbladder sujrgery before eating pizza. Even then, they will suggest you only eat small amounts of pizza, and roughly once per month.
How can I keep bread from becoming soggy when making pizza bread?
If you find that the dough you are producing for pizza bread is too soggy, try reducing the liquid ingredients, or add slightly more flour. You can always save most dough by rolling them out on a well floured bench, and kneading them with new flour being slowly added.
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