A few weeks ago, Stephanie, Cassi, and I were sitting around a table at Imagine stuffing our faces with food while talking about food, which is basically all we ever talk about. Does anything else really even matter?
Anyway, somehow we got on the topic of macaroni & cheese pizza. We'd all seen the pics on blogs of the carb-on-carb pie, but none of us had actually tried it. I admitted that my crazy food guilt issues just wouldn't allow me to make a whole mac & cheese pizza all for myself. So Stephanie said, "Then let's have a party and make one!"We pulled out our phones and picked a date on the calendar. It was a plan!
Fast forward to last night, the night of the fateful mac & cheese pizza party. Stephanie arrived at my house with three dough balls that she'd made earlier in the day. Cassi, who opted to take on dessert pizza, showed up with a jar of Biscoff cookie butter, fresh strawberries, and coconut. And Pam (that's her in this pic) came armed with wine.
And here's Cassi and Stephanie.
Stephanie immediately got to work on the mac, using a recipe from Joanna Vaught's Yellow Rose Recipes. It had Daiya cheddar, nooch, Earth Balance, and some other stuff in it, and it was a very tasty vegan mac. She spread a little mac on the first crust and stuck it in the oven.
Ta-da! It was so good that I just wanted to stick my face in it. Carby, cheesy, crusty goodness.
But we didn't stop there! Oh no! We made another pie, but this time, we drizzled it with the homemade vegan ranch and buffalo sauce that I whipped up while Steph worked on the other stuff.
We thought the first pizza was good, but this was, like, 10 times better. And I'm pretty sure I can never eat mac & cheese pizza again without ranch and buffalo sauce.
We ate salad, also with ranch, for good measure. But I forgot to photograph our salad bowls. Once we'd ingested enough veggies to make up for the carbfest, it was time for dessert!
Cassi dreamed up this dessert pizza with a cookie butter base, strawberries and puree, and coconut. We added the vegan white chocolate chips at the end because, why not? The combination was JUST PERFECT!
Seriously, I need to eat this dessert again very soon. I've not been able to stop thinking about it all day.
The creamy cookie butter was the perfect match for the juicy berries, fatty coconut, and white chocolate. Cassi said she's going to add this to the menu of her soon-to-open vegan restaurant, The Pink Noodle (you can learn more about that effort here).
Now we can all check mac & cheese pizza off our bucket lists. And we're gonna need to do this again one day!