Vegetarian Pizza Recipes you need to try
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Vegetarian Pizza Recipes you need to try

Published: 22nd December 2020

In Conscious Eating, the writer Gabriel Cousins shares that vegetarianism is the ultimate key health. If you are vegetarian you already know that meat and fish are out the picture. The list of foods some vegetarians avoid can sometimes extend to junk food and unnatural foods, which have found their way into today’s pizza, unfortunately.

If you’re a vegetarian, you could be cautious about eating pizza. The reason being, you’re practising a holistic lifestyle by eating a wholesome, meatless diet.

But as a vegetarian, you still can enjoy pizza as there is an infinite number of ways to create a pizza that’s vegetarian friendly.

The choices for vegetarian pizzas contain so many fresh, raw vegetable toppings, cheesy sauces, meatless spreads, and flavoured pestos.

You could also experiment with different varieties of home-made vegan meats – like vegan sausages, burger crumbles and pepperoni crumbles.

Here are the top 10 vegetarian pizzas that I really think you should try.

1. Tomato Basil pizza

Representing the holy trinity of Italian pizza, Tomato-Basil pizza is simple yet classic. It combines flavours like creamy cheese, ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. Also, it can have sliced garlic for garnishing.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough.
  • Shredded vegan mozzarella cheese.
  • ½ cup tomato-garlic sauce.
  • Fresh whole basil leaves.

The tomato-garlic pizza sauce is made from diced plum or San Marzano tomatoes, cloves garlic, dried oregano, and salt.

Before you bake the pizza dough, spread the sauce on it, and then sprinkle cheese on the pie. Once it’s baked, sprinkle with sliced basil strips or chopped garlic.

2. Asparagus Tomato, and pesto pizza

This vegetarian pizza uses Asparagus, tomatoes, and zesty pesto sauce for the toppings. It combines fresh asparagus with pesto to bring out an exquisite taste.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough.
  • ½-2/3 Zesty pesto sauce.
  • Shredded Mozzarella-style cheese.
  • 2 medium-sized Zucchini.
  • 2 thinly slice large tomatoes.
  • Sweet corn kernels.
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

3. Mushroom, broccoli, and sun-dried tomato pizza

Enjoy this pizza all year round thanks to easily available ingredients. Mushroom, broccoli, and sun-dried tomato are the main toppings in this pizza. So yummy, you’ll want to make pizza night a thing.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough.
  • Broccoli florets thinly sliced.
  • Cremini mushroom, thinly sliced.
  • Sun-dried tomato strips.
  • Toasted pine nuts.

4. Pineapples and Jalapeno pizza

Forget what you’ve heard about adding pineapples to pizza, if you want a well-flavoured pizza, try a combination of fresh pineapple, cilantro and Jalapeno. You could also add sweet and smoky soy curls.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough.
  • Tomato-garlic pizza.
  • Shredded vegan mozzarella cheese.
  • Diced fresh pineapple.
  • Sliced jalapenos.
  • Sweet and smoky soy curls.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

5. Smoky wild mushroom and potato pizza

There are many ways to make your pizza rich-flavoured the vegan style. Some enthusiasts use smoky cheese sauce blended with shiitake mushrooms and truffle oil.

The smoky cheese sauce adds a light smoky, savoury to your pizza. It uses sweet potatoes, raw unsalted cashews, plain unsweetened soy milk, tofu yeast flakes, tahini, granulated cloves, garlic, paprika, dry mustard, liquid smoke, and sea salt.

You only need to blend the ingredients and then simmer the sauce at medium to medium-high heat levels.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough.
  • Smoky white cheese sauce.
  • Mozzarella cheese.
  • Thinly sliced red potatoes.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.

6. Corn, pesto, zucchini, and tomato pizza

This vegetarian pizza has corn, zesty pesto, zucchini, and tomatoes.

Zesty pesto has low oil content and cheese. It uses fresh basil leaves, raw walnuts, raw pecans or roasted skinned hazelnuts. Also, cloves garlic, yeast flakes, fine sea salt, and olive oil go into the sauce. The pesto is prepared beforehand and refrigerated.

So now all you need to make your pizza complete is:

  • Pizza dough.
  • Shredded vegan mozzarella-style cheese.
  • Thinly sliced tomatoes.
  • Fresh sweet corn kernels.
  • 2 thinly sliced large tomatoes.
  • Freshly grounded black pepper.
  • ½-2/3 cup of Zesto pesto.
  • Zucchini (small to medium-size).

7. Sweet potato and kale pizza

Sweet potato and pizza can make an appetizing pizza.  Even better, the flavour is full-blown when used with whole wheat or spelt dough, instead of ordinary dough.

You need:

  • Pizza dough.
  • Sweet potatoes; peeled and thinly sliced.
  • Extra virgin oil.
  • Kale leaves. Baby leaves or large kale leaves will do.
  • Sea salt.
  • Fresh ground black pepper.
  • ½ cup smoky white cheese sauce.

8. Tomato, cucumber, and Caper pizza

The fully-loaded toppings used on this pizza’s crust makes it sensational. The main addition is the dill schmear. This sauce is made from these ingredients:

  • Non-soy sour milk like tofutti.
  • Dried parsley flakes.
  • Granulated garlic and onions,
  • Fine sea salt
  • Dried dill weed.

Once the pizza crust is ready, spread the dill schmear on top. Next, top it with thinly sliced capers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. Fresh dill, sea salt, and freshly chopped black pepper can be used for garnishing.

9. Eggplant Parmesan Pizza

Eggplant parmesan pizza is yet another vegan-style pizza with an irresistible taste. This pizza uses eggplant, grated parmesan, panko breadcrumbs, and pizza sauce

Ingredients:

  • Eggplant.
  • Non-dairy milk.
  • Corn-starch.
  • Panko breadcrumbs.
  • Yeast flakes.
  • Olive oil.
  • Tomato-garlic pizza sauce.
  • Shredded style Mozzarella cheese.
  • Fresh basil for garnishing.

Steps:

1.   First, you whisk the cornstarch and milk in one bowl, and then you separately blend the panko crumbs, nutritional yeast, and black pepper.

2.   Next, coat the sliced eggplants with the milk mixture, and then spread the panko crumbs on top. And then on a skillet brushed with olive oil, sauté the eggplant slices until they turn brownish.

3.   Sprinkle sauce over the unbaked dough, leaving small spaces at the edges.

4.   Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce.

5.   Now dress your pie with the browned eggplant slices.

The dough is now ready for baking. Some people garnish with silvered basil.

10. Mediterranean pesto pizza

This pizza is baked with Zesty pesto, mozzarella cheese, flavoured with a variety of spices. It combines artichoke hearts, olives, peppers, and pesto for a toothsome taste.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough.
  • Zesty pesto.
  • Shredded style Mozzarella cheese.
  • Thinly sliced bell pepper.
  • Thinly sliced yellow onion.
  • Kalamata olives.
  • Artichoke hearts.

Steps:

With this pizza, you first dress it with zesty pesto and then you sprinkle cheese on top.

Next, dress the unbaked pie with the greens available –red and green peppers, artichoke hearts, olives, and onions. The pizza is now ready for baking.


With vegetarian pizza, you can start to enjoy pizza the Naples way. You could plan for pizza nights and pizza parties, and get together friends and loved ones. Rekindle making pizza a family tradition by following simple vegetarian recipes.

While not everyone is a fan of pizza, a vegetarian pizza could get them to change their mind. And the fun part is, there are myriads of fun ways to make a vegetarian pizza. This article hints at only a few of them.

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I'm a huge fan of Pizza; I had my first pizza as a child in the late 80s when Pizza Hut came into the town where I grew up, and the rest was history. Does pineapple belong on pizza? Well, I for one think so. My favourite pizza is Ham, Pineapple, Chicken and Jalapenos on a thin crust base.

Over the last few years, I've been getting more and more involved with baking, and this has led me into the world of homemade pizza, my somewhat slight addiction for pizza has led me to create this site, Make Some Pizza.

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