Vegan pizza, made with creative toppings and dairy-free cheese, is the ultimate comfort food. You'll find something for everyone in this list of vegan pizza recipes.
I've had people tell me that they could never go vegan because they couldn't live without pizza. And when I tell them that vegan pizza exists, they say, "yea, but it's not the same." Of course it's not the same. In fact, it's much, much better.
I eat pizza once every week or two, and I rarely make the same recipe twice! With vegan cheeses like Miyokos, Violife, Daiya, and Follow Your Heart, it's easy to recreate the omnivore pies I used to enjoy, but I like to get creative and experiment with different types of pizzas.
Even though I do have a pizza dough recipe in my cookbook Eating Vegan, I tend to buy pre-made multigrain dough at either Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. If you follow a gluten-free diet, Trader Joe's has a really good frozen cauliflower crust, and Bob's Red Mill makes a gluten-free crust mix.
National Pizza Day
Did you know that February 9th is National Pizza Day? Yep, it's a thing! It's not too surprising that pizza gets it's own day, since Americans do love it so much. Gennaro Lombardi in New York City was the first pizzeria in the United States, opening its doors in 1895. It's still open, and I had a chance to eat there years ago, before I went vegan. Many, many more pizzerias have opened since then. In fact, about 17% of the restaurants in the U.S. are pizzerias and they make over 3 billion pizzas each year.
Vegan Pizza Recipes
You really haven't lived until you've had potatoes on pizza. The combination of pesto, potatoes, olives, and arugula is one of my favorites.
This pizza was inspired by one of my favorite salads, and it's proof positive that everything tastes better on a crust.
I really love pesto on pizza, and something magical happens when you pair it with cashew ricotta.
This pizza will make a sprout lover out of just about anyone!
The Vegan Metro Pizza
This recipe was inspired by a pizza I used to order at a local restaurant called Cafe Metro.
Think pizza toppings are limited to mushrooms and peppers? Think again!
This recipe came about because I was looking for ways to use up have a box of filo dough.
If you've never made pizza on the grill, you need to change that! Start with this recipe from VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer.
Yes, you can have pizza for breakfast!
For more pizza recipes, take a look at Vegan Pizza by Julie Hasson.
What's your favorite type of vegan pizza?