Vegan pizza almost sounds like an oxymoron, but luckily there are some killer options now available. And, we've rounded up the best plant-based pizzas for your eating pleasure. There are so many great combinations to choose from, vegan pizza is sure to become your new dining staple. Enjoy this healthier take on a culinary classic, packed with plant power!

Crust Commentary

For ease on weeknights, we like to start with a pre-made crust. Trader Joe's has a great low carb and gluten free option with their Frozen Cauliflower Crust. Another good choice is Trader Joe's Fresh Sprouted Whole Grain Crust. Amazon has a "just add water" Vegan crust too.

What You'll Need

  • pizza stone or pan
  • pizza cutter
  • basting brush
  • measuring cups
  • medium skillet
  • Chef's knife
  • cutting board
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Vegan Caprese Pie


  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups vegan Mozzarella
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chiffonade


Step #1: Crispy Crust

Bake crust according to package directions. While cooking, thinly slice the tomatoes and mince the garlic. Then, remove crust from oven.

Step #2: Tremendous Toppings

Brush finished crust with olive oil. Sprinkle mozzarella-style cheese shreds over crust. Top with sliced tomatoes and minced garlic. Season liberally with salt and pepper.

Step #3: Bake Then Serve

Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes until cheese is melted. Carefully remove from oven, add the basil, drizzle with balsamic, and serve immediately.

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Butternut Squash + Almond-Based Ricotta Pizza


  • 1 small butternut squash
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • ½ red onion
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 1 ½ cups arugula, spinach, or mixed greens
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup almond-based ricotta


Step #1: Crispy Crust

Bake crust according to package instructions.

Step #2: Squash Success

While crust is cooking, cut cube the squash and remove seeds. Put on baking sheet, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

Step #3: Prep Ingredients

Brush finished crust with olive oil. While squash is in oven, thinly slice the red onion. Measure out your chosen greens, raisins, and cheese substitute.

Step #4: Tip Top Toppings

Brush crust with olive oil. Spread on the ricotta, then top with roasted squash, greens, raisins, and onion. Season with salt and pepper.

Step #5: Baking Beauty

Bake for 20 minutes, until toppings are softened and crust appears golden. Carefully remove from oven, drizzle with balsamic, and enjoy!

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Hummus + Veggie Pie


  • 1 cup plain or garlic hummus
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ cup artichoke hearts
  • 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil


Step #1: Crispy Crust

Bake crust according to package directions. Remove from oven.

Step #2: Veggie Prep

While the crust is cooking, thinly slice red onions, halve the cherry tomatoes, and rough chop the artichoke hearts. Set aside.

Step #3: Heavenly Hummus

Spread hummus onto finished crust, then top with vegetables. Add Italian seasoning and salt & pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.

Step #4: Final Touch

Carefully remove from oven, then drizzle with olive oil. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

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Vegan Nacho Pizza Pie


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno
  • vegan sour cream
  • 1/2 cup textured vegetable protein
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • salt and pepper


Step #1: Crispy Crust

Bake crust according to package directions. While cooking, julienne the bell pepper, slice jalapenos and onion, and rough chop cilantro. Set aside, and remove crust from oven.

Step #2: Taco "Meat"

Put the water and TVP in a bowl for about 5 minutes to let hydrate. Heat avocado oil over medium-high heat in skillet. Add onion, then saute for a couple minutes until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Mix in TVP, taco seasoning, pepper, and jalapenos and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. Set aside.

Step #3: Other Toppings

Smash avocado on crust and drizzle with lime juice and salt and pepper. Add nacho "meat" and seasoned veggies. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a dollop of vegan sour cream.

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Final Note

Remember, you can mix and match some vegan cheese options, or put together your own combination of stellar ingredients for your own vegan pizza. Our guide to vegan cheeses is a solid starting point. Have fun with it, be creative, and enjoy all the plant-based pizza goodness!

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