Vegetarian Pizza Topping Ideas

We hate to break it to you, but it’s time to spice up your pizza game. We know, we know — you can’t go wrong with a simple cheese pizza. But there are tons of delicious toppings out there that will take your classic pizza to the next level, and we’re here to tell you about them! The best part is, all of the toppings listed in this article are fully vegetarian (and mostly vegan) friendly, because we’re big believers in the fact that pizza toppings don’t have to be animal-derived to be delicious. Keep on reading to discover some of our personal favorite vegetarian pizza toppings, as well as some delicious recipes to make your own vegetarian pizza at home!

Not quite in the mood to cook your own pizza from scratch? We get it! Like, really get it. Which is why we craft pre-made, plantbased pizzas that are ready to be popped into your oven and devoured. Our fully vegan pizzas begin with a delicious thin crust base, and then are covered in tasty toppings like Organic Marinara Sauce and Organic Mozzarella Style Cashew Nut Cheese, as well as vegan meat toppings of pepperoni and sausage. You can try out both of our signature pizzas today by heading to your local grocery store or shopping online on the GTFO It’s Vegan Marketplace. When it comes to vegetarian pizza toppings, The Pizza Plant has you covered!

Now, let’s talk pizza toppings! Read below for some ideas on how you can step up your vegetarian pizza game. 

Don’t forget about the classics.

No need to get too complicated with it! Some of the best vegetarian pizza toppings are the simple ones that we’re all familiar with. For example, if you consume dairy on your vegetarian diet, top your pizza with the classic cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta, or parmesan. Sauce things up with everyone’s favorite: marinara. Or, go for other classic sauces like pesto or alfredo. As for other vegetarian toppings, go for veggies like spinach, bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms. Top things off with the must-have spices, like sea salt and oregano. There’s nothing wrong with a classic vegetarian pizza. In fact, keeping it simple can mean keeping it delicious!

But, if you’re ready to take it to the next level…

Ok — we did say there was no need to get complicated with your vegetarian pizza toppings. But just because there isn’t a need to, doesn’t mean there isn’t a desire to! If you’re like us and want to get a little wild with your pizza toppings, there are quite a few ways to get creative with it. Here’s a list of some not-so-traditional vegetarian pizza toppings that you may want to try out. You never know — you may just find your new favorite topping in this list!

  1. Feta cheese

  2. Caramelized onions

  3. Vegetarian sausage or pepperoni

  4. Any and all vegetables

  5. Balsamic vinaigrette 

  6. Potato

  7. Falafel

  8. Apple

Not in the mood to get creative? Here are some full-on recipes.

If life’s just too busy to get super creative in the kitchen, you’re not alone! And, lucky for you, there are tons of amazing recipes online that do all of the creative thinking for you – especially when it comes to thinking up some amazing vegetarian pizza topping combinations. For a full list of some of our favorite out-of-the-box vegetarian pizza recipes, click here. This list contains tons of options for fully vegan pizzas, and if you want to make yours vegetarian, you can simply add real cheese. Here are a few of our favorites from the list:

  1. Cheezy Vegan Breakfast Pizza With Smokey Tempeh Bacon by From My Bowl

    Whoever said pizza was a lunch or dinner meal clearly never tried this recipe. This recipe uses tempeh to make vegan bacon, as well as nutritional yeast for that extra cheesy (but not cheesy at all!) flavor.

  1. Korean Barbecue Pizza With Tofu and Maitake

    And whoever said pizza was strictly an Italian meal, would also be wrong! This pizza is topped with tofu, barbecue sauce, and kimchi salad – which makes for a delicious, savory meal that’s bursting with Asian flavor!

  1. Beet Pizza With Beet Leaf Pesto by Veggie Desserts 

    Normally if our pizza crust turned out red, we’d be a tad bit concerned! But this recipe uses tasty, hearty, and healthy beets in both the crust and the pesto sauce – yum!

Where Can I Find The Best Pre-made Vegetarian Pizzas?

Almost everywhere! 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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