How to Make the Best Homemade Vegetarian Pizza
Who here loves pizza? We sure do!
Pizza is arguably the most popular food worldwide for a reason – it’s easy to make or find at restaurants, it’s versatile and can be made with tons of different flavor profiles, and above all, it’s delicious! If you’re a vegetarian, meaning you do not eat meat, you may be wondering if it’s possible to still enjoy pizza minus popular meat toppings like pepperoni or sausage. The answer? It’s totally possible. Vegetarian pizza is just as delicious as traditional pizza! Today, we’re breaking down how you can whip up the best homemade, fully vegetarian pizza within your own kitchen. Making a vegetarian pizza at home is easier than ever and a great alternative to buying takeout pizza, especially because you can customize your pizza to contain all of your personal favorite toppings.
Cooking not your thing? No worries! There are also tons of tasty, pre-made, vegetarian pizzas on the market. If you’re loving the idea of a pre-made pizza that simply needs to be popped into the oven, and not loving the idea of it containing animal-derived ingredients, try out The Pizza Plant. Our pizzas are oh-so-tasty, scratch made, Organic, and 100% plantbased – meaning they contain no animal-derived ingredients whatsoever. The best part? Our plantbased pizzas contain fully vegan meat alternatives, so that you can still get that delicious, savory meat taste without actually having to eat meat. For a pizza topped with plantbased pepperoni, go for our Everything But The Hog plantbased pizza. If you love sausage on your ‘za, go for our Salsiccia Italiano plantbased pizza. Our pizzas have vegans and meat eaters alike coming back for seconds!
You can find The Pizza Plant at your local grocery store or, to have your pizzas delivered straight to your door, order them online. You heard that right – no leaving the house or complicated cooking required!
Now, let’s dive into how you can cook a fully vegetarian pizza at home.
How Can I Make The Best Vegetarian Pizza at Home?
There are plenty of easy and fun ways that you can make a tasty, vegetarian pizza in your own kitchen. The best part of making your pizza at home is that you can customize the ingredients and 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. But, what if you want to kick your vegetarian pizza up a notch? Whether you prefer a simple lineup of crust, sauce, and cheese, or you’re looking to make a unique pizza with various different flavors and toppings, we’re here to break down how you can cook a personalized vegetarian pizza in the comfort of your own home.
Starting 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.
Now for the toppings! 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 mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, 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 alternatives 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 your favorite veggies, herbs, and seasonings 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, pineapple, arugula, or plantbased meats.
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.
Where Can I Find The Best Pre-made Vegetarian Pizzas?
All over! 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 even order vegetarian pizzas at fast-food chains like Pizza Hut (check out this article to learn how to eat vegetarian at Pizza Hut.) 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– of course, 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.