This easy Vegan Pizza is made with gluten-free pizza dough, classic tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella and plenty of fresh veggies! It’s a healthy and delicious 15-minute dinner idea. Use our homemade gluten-free pizza crust recipe or your favorite store-bought.
Easiest Ever Vegan Pizza
Looking for the perfect vegan option for pizza night? This quick-fix recipe makes two individual-serving pizzas that are sure to hit the spot every time. You can use any one of our homemade pizza dough recipes below to keep it grain-free, low carb, keto or paleo – or feel free to use your favorite pizza crust recipe or store-bought. In terms of toppings, we like using onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach, but you can add or omit things as desired.
Garnished with fresh basil, this pizza looks almost as good as it tastes. You can use your go-to tomato sauce and favorite brand of vegan cheese. It’s so easy to customize this recipe and create your ultimate pizza!
What You’ll Need
Below are the ingredients we swear by in our vegan pizzas. Bon appetite!
- Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts: You’ll need 2. You can use our homemade Vegan Pizza Crust, Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Broccoli Pizza or Zucchini Pizza Crust recipe or use your favorite pizza crust recipe or store-bought pizza crust.
- Pizza Sauce: You can use your favorite homemade pizza sauce or store-bought. We like Rao’s.
- Vegan Mozzarella: Grated. We like Violife.
- Red Onion: You’ll need half of one onion.
- Mushrooms: About 6.
- Cherry Tomatoes: Or sundried tomatoes.
- Spinach: Every pizza needs a leafy green!
- Fresh Basil: For garnish.
How to Make Vegan Pizza
These vegan pizzas are a great last-minute dinner option especially if you’re using pre-made pizza cdrusts. Simply add the sauce, the cheese and the toppings, then bake!
- Prep Oven: Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Add Sauce, Mozzarella & Onions: Spread the pizza sauce over the bases and top them with vegan mozzarella and thinly sliced onions.
- Add Mushrooms & Tomatoes: Thinly slice the mushrooms and cut the tomatoes in half. Place on the pizzas.
- Add Spinach: Place the spinach in boiled water to wilt it, then squeeze out the excess water. Roughly chop it and add it to the pizzas.
- Cook: Drizzle on olive oil, salt and pepper, if desired. Place the pizzas in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until crispy and baked.
- Enjoy! Top with fresh basil and serve.
Tips for Success
Not used to making homemade pizza? These extra tips will ensure your success!
- Cook Pizzas On Parchment Paper: If you’re worried about cheese dripping or toppings falling through the oven rack, simply cook your pizzas over sheets of parchment paper.
- Use the Middle Rack: The center oven rack is definitely the sweet spot for these pizzas. The dough gets nice and crispy while the veggies get some roasting action.
- Watch the Cook Time: These pizzas cook up quite fast, so be sure to keep a close eye on the oven from the 9-minute mark on.
Vegan Pizza Variation Ideas
There are so many simple ways to put a spin on this classic recipe. Here are some delicious ideas!
- Sub Nut Butter: Try spreading cashew butter or Spicy Peanut Sauce over your crust instead of tomato sauce. Yum!
- Pesto Pizza: Instead of garnishing your pizzas with fresh basil, you can add dollops of your favorite pesto sauce for added flavor!
- Use Different Vegetables: Feel free to sub or add veggies like olives, artichoke, peppers and pickled jalapeños to your pizzas.
- Parmesan Pizza: The vegan mozzarella can be substituted for vegan parm, if preferred. You could also use both!
Wondering what side dishes pair well with veggie pizza? The following are all amazing options.
- Serve with Caesar Salad: Fresh, creamy and flavorful, this Vegan Caesar Salad is the ultimate accompaniment to vegan pizza.
- Pair with Fries: French fries could never disappoint, especially when it comes to a crispy batch of Zucchini or Sweet Potato Fries!
- Serve with Tofu Fries or Garlic Bread: Serve up a classic Italian dinner by pairing your pizzas with garlic bread or tofu fries for extra protein.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Leftover pizza can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. It should be wrapped well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. To reheat your pizza, heat it in a 400°F oven until warm and sizzling.
Can I Freeze Extras?
Want to make one pizza for now and one for later? You can keep these in the freezer for extended storage, if desired. I recommend wrapping the pizza in two layers of plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat, or heat from frozen, within 3 months.
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This easy Vegan Pizza is made with gluten-free pizza dough, classic tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella and plenty of fresh veggies! It's a healthy and delicious 15-minute dinner idea. Use our homemade gluten-free pizza crust recipe or your favorite store-bought.
- 2 gluten-free pizza crusts You can use our homemade Vegan Pizza Crust, Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Broccoli Pizza or Zucchini Pizza Crust recipe or use your favorite pizza crust recipe or store-bought pizza crust.
- 1 cup pizza sauce , we like Rao's
- 2 cups vegan mozzarella grated - we like Violife.
- 1/2 red onion , sliced
- 6 mushrooms , sliced
- 8 cherry tomatoes , cut into halves
- 4 cups spinach
- 4 fresh basil leaves , for topping
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Spread pizza sauce over bases and top with vegan mozzarella and thinly sliced onions.
Add the mushrooms, red onion and tomatoes to the pizzas.
Place spinach in boiled water to wilt, then squeeze out excess water. Roughly chop and add to pizzas.
Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for 10-12 minutes, until crispy and baked.
Top with fresh basil and serve!