There’s no such thing as a pizza without cheese, right? Wrong.
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one of the best foods on the planet. Vegan pizza can be as filling and delicious as regular pizza. You just might need some recipe inspiration to get you started.
Keep reading for four of the best vegan pizza recipes that will make your mouth water.
The Best Vegan Pizza Recipes
A good crust is a must. All of the best vegan pizza recipes start with amazing pizza dough. Once you have your dough prepped and ready to go, you can start creating your toppings.
Feel free to borrow inspiration from your favorite vegan to go restaurant, or start with these yummy recipes:
1. Onion Sriracha Pizza
No dairy means you need some other way to create that delicious umami flavor on your pizza. Chop and slowly caramelize a large yellow onion over the stove. When it’s done, let it cool.
Blitz those onions in a blender and you have a savory, spreadable pizza sauce. Add lines of Sriracha on top for a little spice.
This base goes well with vegan sausage. Click here for some delicious meat alternatives.
2. Pesto Pizza
Pesto isn’t just for pasta. It can also be a delicious base for your vegan pizza.
Most jarred pestos will have cheese in them. But if you make your own, you can just omit it.
- Two cups basil
- 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine the above ingredients in a food processor or blender and you are ready to build this plant-based pizza. Top this one with oven-roasted butternut squash and garlic cloves. Garnish with some chopped basil leaves.
3. Pepperoni Pizza
Sometimes you just want a good old-fashioned pepperoni pizza. You can still do it, thanks to delicious vegan substitutes.
Consider Lightlife Pepperoni, chosen off of the list of meat substitutes above. Here’s a list of great vegan cheeses. Some of these mozzarellas will knock your socks off.
But the key to a good vegan pepperoni pizza is to make sure your tomato sauce stands out. Buy a high-quality option or make your own.
4. Cashew Cream Pizza
Cashew cream is a vegan’s best friend. It’s a creamy, nutty sauce that is a great vegan substitute for cheese on pizzas or in pasta dishes.
Soak two cups of cashews overnight. Then strain them and blend with:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
Spread this sauce on your vegan pizza for an Alfredo-like taste. Top this pie with sauteed mushrooms and onions. You can even sprinkle red pepper flakes on top if you like spice.
The Perfect Vegan Pizza
The best vegan pizza recipes will leave you wanting more. And the best part is, you can get creative when making your pie. Once you’re familiar with the best substitutes and vegan sauces, you can come up with your own awesome pizza recipes.
If you’re looking for more delicious cooking tips, check out our Health section for more ideas.