Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
6 servings (serving size: 1 pizza)

With its firm texture, smoked tofu shreds easily and replaces some of the cheese that traditionally tops pizza.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare dough, dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1 teaspoon salt; stir well to form a stiff dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of the remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (the dough will feel tacky.) Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85º), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until dough is doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.)

Step 2

To prepare sauce, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes or until sauce is thick. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

Step 3

Punch the dough down. Cover and let rest 5 minutes. Divide dough into 6 equal portions; working with 1 portion at a time; shape each into a ball (cover remaining dough to prevent drying.) Roll each ball into a 6-inch circle. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat dough with cooking spray; cover with plastic wrap. Let rest 15 minutes.

Step 4

Prepare Grill.

Step 5

Cut bell peppers in half lentghwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 15 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and cut into strips.

Step 6

Place dough rounds on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn dough over. Spread 1/3 cup tomato sauce over each dough round, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle 1/3 cup tofu and 1/4 cup cheese evenly over each pizza. Divide pepper strips evenly among pizzas. Close grill lid; grill 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

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