The ultimate guide to making your own vegan pizza

Author: Rachel Smith

Say no to takeaways and have a go at making your own vegan pizza with our pick of the best vegan pizza recipes.

Pizza is the star of the fast-food world, and it’s many people’s go-to meal when they fancy a little slice of happiness on a Friday night.

It’s also the one dish that many people think that those on a vegan diet miss out on due to its cheesy toppings. But as we all know, that couldn’t be further from the truth!

There are so many ways to get creative with vegan pizza recipes as you can customise every element from the cheese and toppings right down to the base.

You can opt for a more traditional dough to create your base or even try something new by adding in veggies and chia seeds to add flavour and texture.

Feast your eyes on these awesome vegan pizza recipes, from Margherita pizzas with melty vegan mozzarella to deep-dish Chicago-style pizza pies, and have yourself a deliciously dairy-free pizza party!

The best vegan pizza recipes

1. Pizza Margherita 

A delicious pizza Margherita, with homemade tomato sauce and homemade vegan mozzarella that is just as tasty as any non-vegan pizza you may have had. In fact, you can hardly even tell it’s vegan (whatever that means!).

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2. Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza 

This 10-ingredient pizza is perfect for a late-summer dinner. The butternut squash sauce adds a colourful, savoury-sweet base, while broccolini, chickpeas, and onion add texture, fibre, and protein. A healthy, plant-based meal the whole family will enjoy.

3. BBQ Hawaiian Pizza

There’s no debating with this vegan BBQ Hawaiian pizza as it proves once and for all that pineapple belongs on pizza! The tangy mix of sweet pineapple, savoury BBQ sauce and creamy cashew cheese makes this pizza a taste sensation.

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4. Falafel Pizza 

This vegan falafel pizza is made with spicy harissa-spiked tomato sauce, roasted onions and bell peppers, and creamy tahini sauce. Each slice is kind of like a little falafel sandwich, all bready with tahini sauce, veggies and falafel patties piled on top, but eating it with a fork, all sloppy pizza style, makes it super fun!

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5. Sweet Potato Pizza Crust 

Sweet potatoes were steamed, mashed, and mixed into the most delicious plant-based pizza crust imaginable for this delicious recipe! Simply top with homemade pizza sauce, vegan parmesan, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, and basil for a truly special meal!

6. BBQ Chickpea Pizza with Ranch Dressing 

Finally a vegan and gluten-free pizza that doesn’t taste like cardboard! This easy BBQ chickpea pizza is loaded with layers of flavour and topped with a simple vegan ranch dressing you’ll want to put on everything. Three cheers for pizza night!

7. Best Ever Vegan Pizza Recipe

More often than not, it’s hard to beat a classic pizza that gets all of its flavour from fresh, natural ingredients. This simple but perfect pizza features a  crispy base, rich tomato sauce & ‘cheesy Mozzarella’ that melts beautifully. Few of us will be lucky enough to have our own wood-fired pizza ovens at home but worry not because this vegan pizza recipe cooks just as well in a conventional oven.

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8.  Caramelised Mushroom Pizza

Just when you thought mushrooms couldn’t get more delicious, here they are caramelised and sitting atop a beautifully fluffy yet crispy pizza dough with a creamy white sauce. Add a little vegan mozzarella, sweet onion and fresh rosemary and soon you’ll be enjoying one of the tastiest pizzas of your life.

9. Thin Crust Spelt Pizza with Beet & Vegan Chèvre 

This tasty recipe swaps the french style pastry dough for a healthier whole-grain alternative but you still get the satisfaction of doughy pizzas with the perfect marriage between healthy and tasty!

10. Buffalo Chickpea Pizza with White Garlic Sauce and Celery Ranch Dressing 

This vegan buffalo chickpea pizza with white garlic sauce and celery ranch dressing packs a ton of flavour and takes minutes to put together, so you’ll be on your way to pizza-perfection in no time at all!

11. Pepperoni Pizza 

Pepperoni pizza seems to be consistently near the top of lists of people’s favourite comfort foods. And it’s understandable – take a crust, throw pepperoni and cheese on top, bake, done. So simple. However what can you do when you want it meatless and dairy-free? Having a good vegan cheese is one thing. The other is how to capture the pepperoni style? This recipe manages to do both of those perfectly…

12. Pesto Cashew Ricotta Pizza 

Fluffy whole wheat pizza dough, speckled with hemp and ground flax seeds makes up the base of this rustic earthy pizza. Topped with a rich, creamy, homemade lemon garlic cashew ricotta mingles with bold spicy green pesto sauce, humble sliced red tomato, some red pepper flakes, lemon slices, extra virgin olive oil and sliced shiitake mushrooms. This is one pizza-party you definitely don’t want to miss!

13. Pumpkin Pizza with Zucchini & Caramelised Onions 

This one is the ultimate fall pizza! A creamy pumpkin sauce makes the perfect base for this pizza, which is then topped with roasted zucchini, caramelized onions and sprinkled with fresh oregano. You won’t miss the cheese at all because it’s so creamy and delicious.

14. Breakfast Pizza 

Is it pizza for breakfast or breakfast-topped pizza for lunch? No matter what it is… it’s amazing! This one’s topped it with tofu scramble, mushrooms, veggie sausage, tomato sauce and vegan cheese shreds, so now you can enjoy your favourite meal at breakfast too!

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15. Spicy Chipotle Pizza 

A Mexican inspired veggie-packed vegan pizza with a homemade whole wheat crust and a spicy chipotle sauce, which proves that vegan pizzas are anything but boring!

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Written by

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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