All The Ingredients You Need To Make The Best Vegetarian Pizza
Hey, vegetarians! Yes, you. If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for ways to turn traditionally non vegetarian friendly meals into ones that suit your dietary needs. If you’re even more like us, you love pizza! Pizza is arguably the most popular food worldwide for a reason. It’s versatile, can be found almost anywhere, and of course – is inarguably delicious. However, pizza often contains certain ingredients that aren’t suitable for vegetarians like sausage and pepperoni. Lucky for you, there are still tons of ways to make a pizza with fully vegetarian ingredients. Better yet, there are lots of places to buy pre-made, tasty, 100% vegetarian pizzas. So today, we’re going to let you in on the best vegetarian pizza ingredients to suit your personal taste, as well as where you can purchase fully pre-made vegetarian pizzas (spoiler alert: from The Pizza Plant!)
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 only contain vegetarian (and actually 100% vegan) ingredients. Read on to learn how you can make the perfect pizza for yourself, your friends, or family using only vegetarian ingredients, as well as where you can find the best pre-made and delicious vegetarian pizzas. Of course, don’t forget to shop online or head to your local grocery store to find The Pizza Plant.
What Ingredients Do I Need To Make a Vegetarian Pizza At Home?
Vegetarianism, by definition, simply means not consuming meat. Because of this, making a vegetarian pizza at home is much easier than you may think. In all honesty, in order for your homemade pizza to be vegetarian friendly, the only thing you need to do is avoid the meat toppings! Pizza doughs and non-meat pizza toppings are, for the most part, naturally vegetarian. So use some of our favorite recipes below or find your own – and you’ll have a fresh vegetarian pizza sitting in your kitchen in no time!
Let’s start with the base ingredients. The first step to any great home-made pizza is, of course, to find a great pizza dough. 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 personalized and even tastier. If you’re looking for a dough that contains a few unique ingredients, try out this Homemade Italian Herb Pizza Dough recipe, or this Garlic Pizza Crust recipe.
Now for the fun part – the toppings! There are tons of pre-made sauces out there 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 with some extra fun ingredients, 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 ingredients. If you’re a vegan eater, meaning you do not want to consume any animal-derived ingredients, you’ll want to keep your pizza dairy-free, by opting for a vegan version of cheese. You can find tons of dairy-free cheese alternatives at your local grocery store, but before you do, check out this list of the best vegan cheeses for pizza to find the one that suits your personal ingredient 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 ingredients like onion, green pepper, tomato, and oregano, or step it up a notch by adding ingredients like jalapenos, pineapple, artichokes, arugula, or vegan meats.
But, where’s the meaty taste? 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. You can try both of our plantbased meats on our signature pizzas – Salsiccia Italiano, which contains vegan sausage, and Everything But The Hog, which contains vegan pepperoni.
Where Can I Find The Best Pre-made Vegetarian Pizzas?
Great question – easy answer! All over the place. You can most definitely find a great vegetarian pizza at your local pizza joint, but 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 always check the label to be sure.
If you’re looking for vegetarian-friendly pizzas that are healthier for you, contain tasty vegetarian ingredients, 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. For a pizza topped with savory vegan pepperoni, go for our Everything But The Hog plantbased pizza. To try out our vegan sausage, dive into our Salsiccia Italiano plantbased pizza.
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