The Best Vegetarian Pizzas: How to Make Them and Where to Buy Them
Calling all vegetarians! It’s time to step up your pizza game.
If you’re trying out a vegetarian diet, you may think that a lot of your favorite meals are now off limits as they contain meat. But there’s one tried-and-true meal that can be made in a variety of ways– many of these ways being vegetarian-friendly. It’s one of the simplest, tastiest, and most popular foods world-wide: pizza! Although many variations of pizzas contain meats such as sausage and pepperoni, it’s actually pretty common for pizzas to be vegetarian-friendly. Pizza can become a staple meal in your vegetarian diet, and can be made with wholesome, healthy ingredients that don’t include meat. Today, we’re breaking down how you can make your own vegetarian pizza, as well as where you can buy the best, pre-made vegetarian pizzas.
Are you a vegetarian pizza-lover? Well, you’ve come to the right place. At The Pizza Plant, we make plantbased pizzas that are better for both you and the environment, and are vegetarian and vegan friendly. Read on to learn how you can make the perfect vegetarian pizza for yourself, your friends, or family, and where you can find the best pre-made and delicious vegetarian pizzas. Don’t forget to shop online or head to your local grocery store to find The Pizza Plant– our plantbased pizzas make sticking to a vegetarian diet easy and enjoyable!
How Can I Make a Delicious, 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 take your vegetarian pizza to the next level? Whether you prefer a simple lineup of crust, sauce, and cheese, or you’re looking to make a unique pizza with multiple 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.
Let’s start 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?
Lots of places! 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.
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There’s Better Pizza
As mentioned earlier, we’ve grown up from the days of Pizza Hut-fueled sleepovers and cheap pizza-themed parties. Honestly, most adult stomachs have a hard time digesting all of that dairy and grease, anyway. But we can still enjoy pizza with as much delight as we did when we were nine. The Pizza Plant pizzas aren’t fancy (though by all means, feel free to gussy them up if you please). They’re downright comforting, warming, and filling—which is exactly what we want out of a pizza. When you keep a few in your freezer, you don’t even have to think about tipping the delivery guy. Take a moment of silence to mourn the shortcomings of Pizza Hut, then move on to the deliciously plant-based future.
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