A pizza without toppings is like a cake without icing… It’s still pretty tasty, but is missing the thing that makes your taste buds go, “wow!”
At The Pizza Plant, we’re big believers in pizza toppings, especially when you’re making a vegetarian or vegan pizza. Delicious toppings are extra essential on these types of ‘zas to really give them the bold, savory flavor that everyone loves and craves! But, what types of toppings are best for a vegetarian pizza? How can you make a vegetarian pizza at home using these toppings? And, if cooking isn’t really your thing, where can you buy pre-made vegetarian pizzas that are loaded with tasty toppings? We’re here to answer all of these burning questions and more!
If you’re craving a perfectly topped vegetarian pizza now, head to your local grocery store or shop online for The Pizza Plant. Our pizzas are scratch-made, undeniably craveable, and not only vegetarian-friendly, but 100% vegan-friendly as well! No time to hesitate – The Pizza Plant is the way to go when it comes to healthy yet delectable plantbased pizzas.
How Can I Make a Pizza With Vegetarian Toppings At Home?
Okay – we’ll admit it. There’s more to a great vegetarian pizza than just the toppings. (But, we still will argue that toppings are the best part!) There are plenty of easy and fun ways that you can make a vegetarian pizza with amazing toppings in your own kitchen. The best part of making your pizza at home is that you can customize the toppings to best suit you and your family’s preferences. The easiest way to make a pizza vegetarian-friendly is to simply skip the meat toppings. Of course, however, there are other ways to take your vegetarian pizza to the next level. Time to break it down!
Starting off with the base… The vast majority of pizza doughs are vegetarian-friendly, as they don’t contain meat. You can purchase a pre-made dough or frozen pizza crust at most grocery stores, and these will usually contain a mixture of flour, yeast, water, salt and oil– all vegetarian ingredients. You can also make your own dough at home using these ingredients, or you can add a few more ingredients to make the dough unique and even tastier. If you’re looking for a dough that’s more out of the box, try out this Homemade Italian Herb Pizza Dough recipe, or this Garlic Pizza Crust recipe.
Drum roll please… It’s toppings time! For starters, there are tons of pre-made sauces that you can slather onto your pizza crust. For that classic pizza taste, go for a red marinara sauce, or to spice things up a bit, try a creamy white sauce or pesto. If you’re looking to make your own sauce or pesto, try this New York Style Pizza Sauce recipe, or this Fresh Basil Pesto recipe. If you eat dairy as a vegetarian, top your pizza with some fresh mozarella, ricotta, parmasean, or cheddar. But, if you’re looking to keep your pizza dairy-free, opt for a vegan version of cheese. You can find lots of dairy-free cheese alternative toppings at your local grocery store, and you can head to this list of the best vegan cheeses for pizza to find the one that suits your personal taste. Next, add on your favorite veggies, herbs, and seasoning toppings to your pizza to give it extra flavor, texture, and nutrients. Keep it traditional by adding things like onion, green pepper, tomato, and oregano, or step it up a notch by adding things like jalapenos, pinneaple, arugula, or plantbased meats.
Still craving that meat-topping taste? You’re not alone! A common misconception about vegetarians is that they simply don’t like the taste of meat, which is why they choose to forgo it all together. Although this is true for some, many people stick to a vegetarian diet for ethical or health reasons. If you’re a vegetarian, you may actually still prefer and crave the taste of meat, and therefore, opt for vegetarian alternatives to meat when choosing a protein source for a meal. There are many vegetarian and vegan versions of pepperoni and sausage on the market, and at The Pizza Plant, we top both of our signature plantbased pizzas with delicious vegan meats.
Need Some More Recs for Vegetarian Pizza Toppings?
If, like us, you eat pizza quite often, you may get tired of using the same-old pizza recipe. Head here for a fantastic list of some unique vegetarian pizza toppings worth trying out!
Where Can I Find The Best Pre-made Vegetarian Pizzas?
All over the place! You can almost certainly find a great vegetarian pizza at your local pizza joint. Just be sure to tell them that you’re vegetarian to ensure they don’t include any meat ingredients. You can also head to the frozen section in your local grocery store to find tons of vegetarian pizza selections. Any classic cheese pizzas or veggie pizzas should be vegetarian-friendly – just check the label to be sure.
If you’re looking for vegetarian-friendly pizzas that are healthier for you, contain tasty vegetarian meats, and are organic and scratch-made, check out The Pizza Plant. Our pizzas are 100% plantbased, better for both you and the planet, and mouth-wateringly good. Both our cheese and meat alternatives are dairy-free and vegan, meaning you won’t have to worry about cross-contamination when diving into your delicious pizza.
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