Veggie Pizza: 4 Ways to Prevent Soggy Pizza Crust
Veggie alternatives are growing in popularity, and rightfully so – they’re delicious. However healthy a veggie pizza can be, it is ruined if the crust is soggy. So, if you are having trouble fighting off a soggy crust veggie pizza, here are ways to prevent soggy pizza crust for the most delicious veggie pizza.
One of the best ways to make sure your veggie pizza doesn’t have a soggy bottom is to cook it at a higher temperature than you would normally cook a pizza – just make sure you are using a crust that can handle the heat. Baking a veggie pizza at a high temperature helps seal the crust so that moisture from all of the veggies doesn’t get absorbed.
Allow For Drying
Adding mozzarella to your veggie pizza not only adds to its flavor but makes it more appealing to the eye, as well. However, mozzarella is about 52 percent water content, so it is important that you allow the mozzarella some time to dry before you add it to the crust.
While you have a lot of crust options, par-baked is one of the best options for a veggie pizza. These pre-baked (not fully baked) crusts reduce the baking time, which means a lot of the watery veggies you pile on as toppings have far less time to soak into the crust. Grilling the veggies beforehand also helps reduce the amount of moisture released (it also adds to the flavor).
Consider Using Dough Balls
If par-baked crusts are not something you want to try, you can always look into getting dough balls with lower moisture levels. Instead of trying to stop the moisture from the veggies from soaking in, you counteract it by having less moisture in the dough itself.