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Vegan Pizza

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How to make the best and easiest homemade vegan pizza crust – with just FOUR ingredients!

The Best Vegan Pizza Recipe

The Best Vegan Pizzas

Think homemade pizza is hard to make?

What if I told you that you can prepare your own easy vegan pizza recipe at home with just a few minutes of work – no fancy equipment, and NO waiting hours for the yeast to rise…

The best part about this pizza is that you get to customize it however you want.

Below is my basic healthy pizza recipe, with 10 different flavor ideas, for endless pizza-making inspiration!

Also Try These Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Pineapple Pizza

Vegan Pizza Flavors

Hawaiian Pizza: Sliced pineapple, tomato sauce, vegan cheese, optional veg bacon bits

Mac And Cheese Pizza: Top with my Vegan Mac And Cheese sauce, optional roasted broccoli

Mushroom Pizza: Sliced button, shiitake, or portobello mushrooms, sprinkle of thyme or rosemary, vegan mozzarella

Caramelized Onion Pizza: Red or white vegan pizza sauce, caramelized onions, optional sliced figs, nutritional yeast or parmesan

Alfredo Pizza: Top pizza with the Ultimate Vegan Cheese Sauce

Fiesta Mexican Pizza: Vegan cheddar or queso, sautéed bell peppers and onion, tomato sauce

Avocado Pizza: Tomato sauce, sliced avocado, vegan mozzarella, chickpeas, optional kale or spinach

Barbecue Pizza: Grilled zucchini, sweet potato, or other veggies, barbecue sauce, vegan cheese

Vegan Dessert Pizza: Chocolate peanut butter or Healthy Nutella, banana or strawberry slices, optional mini chocolate chips

Vegan Pizza Restaurants And Brands
How To Make Vegan Pizza From Scratch

Vegan Cheese Options


Follow Your Heart

Field Roast


Parmela Nutcheese

Trader Joes


Whole Foods 365

So Delicious

For the pizza in the photos, I used the Melty Vegan Mozzarella recipe in my Hello Breakfast ebook.

Quick Easy Vegan Pizza Crust Recipe

Pizza Making Tips For Success:

  • You want the water warm but not boiling (which could kill the yeast). If you have a food thermometer, it should be about 110 F.
  • The 1 tsp sugar is a small amount, but do include it (use real sugar, not stevia or erythritol), because it feeds the yeast.
  • The crust will rise more if using white flour or bread flour as opposed to spelt or whole wheat, so roll it out extra thin for traditional crust, or leave thick for deep dish or Sicilian pizza (also known as “sfincione,” which is Italian for “thick sponge”).
  • You can also make the dough into rolls instead of a pizza crust. Preheat the oven to 400 F, and bake the rolls 10 minutes.

Leftover yeast? Make these Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Girls Eating Pizza (Vegan)

Plant based pizza has come a long way in the past decade.

In addition to homemade, there are so many vegan frozen pizza options now on the market, including brands such as Daiya, Amy’s Kitchen, Sweet Earth, and American Flatbread.

And more and more restaurants and chains—such as Mellow Mushroom, &pizza, zpizza, and Blaze Pizza— also offer vegan cheese for their in-house or delivery pies. (Note: Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Papa John’s don’t carry vegan cheese or meat yet, although they do have vegan options if you specify no cheese on your slice.)

Above – watch the video of how to make vegan pizza dough

The Super Easy 4 Ingredient Pizza Dough Recipe

*For keto or gluten free pizza, try this Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Vegan Pizza Recipe

The best easy homemade pizza recipe, with unlimited flavor options!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 1 pizza
5 from 30 votes


  • 1 packet active dry yeast (.25oz)
  • 1-2 tsp sugar or pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups white, whole wheat, spelt, or bread flour (300g) (I haven't tried it, but multiple readers have reported success with gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • optional 1 tbsp oil
  • toppings of choice – see above for 10 flavor ideas


  • Read the tips for success posted above before starting. Preheat oven to 450 F. Gently heat the water, using a microwave or stove, so it’s warm but not boiling – about 110 F if you have a thermometer. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the water, and let sit until bubbly (about 5 minutes). Stir in all remaining ingredients. Let sit 5 minutes, or you can cover and refrigerate overnight. Roll into a thin round crust, or make multiple crusts for mini pizzas. If dough is too sticky, add a little flour as needed. Add toppings. Bake on a greased or parchment-lined pan or a pizza stone for 20 minutes or until browned as desired.
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For the pizza in the photos, I used the Melty Vegan Mozzarella recipe in my Hello Breakfast ebook.

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Published on February 26, 2020

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  2. Joka says

    I ordered the cookbook today – mostly for thé mozzarella recipe, but it wasn’t included. How can I get it?
    Best regards and thanks for all the great recipes!

    • Jason Sanford says

      H! Sorry for the delay – the bonus pack usually sends out within 24 hours, so I will send it manually so you don’t have to wait. Let me know if you don’t see it!
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  3. Theron says

    When you first posted this recipe I bought the yeast in preparation for trying the pizza, but I never got around to making it. Now that I’m working from home, I decided to make this for lunch the other day. I just used warm-to-the-touch filtered tap water, spelt flour, and some left-over roasted tomatoes and sundry veggies already on hand. The result was amazingly quick, easy, and delicious. I often turn to this blog for ideas and inspiration. I thought it time to express my appreciation for all your hard work.

  4. Amber says

    I made this with cashew cheese sauce and skipped on the cheese. I would make it again, but next time I’ll turn down the heat a little and bake it halfway before putting on the sauce and toppings. It wound up very dry

  5. Sam says

    So excited to try this! But I don’t see the cheese recipe in the breakfast cookbook. Am I just overcooking it? Thanks!

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi, thank you so much for getting the book! The cheese recipe is in the bonus pack that sends out within 24 hours, but I will send yours now manually so you can have it right away. If you don’t see it within the next few minutes, definitely let us know!

    • Erin Anderson says

      I bought the book when it first came out but didn’t get the bonus recipes either. I’ve seen a couple recipes that were supposed to be included but weren’t, can I get the bonus too?

      • CCK Media Team says

        Absolutely no problem – please let me know if you don’t see it in your email within the next ten minutes 🙂

  6. LaNel says

    I wish this recipe was yeast-free. My husband and sons are allergic to yeast and I would love to be able to make them pizza.. hoping this was the one.

    If you know how I could make it yeast-free that would be amazing!

  7. Dana says

    I had purchased your E-book but I can’t seem to find the recipe for the melty mozzarella cheese. Where can I find it?

    Thank you!

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi! This was in the bonus pack that sends out automatically with the ebook. I am sending it again right away, in case yours somehow never sent out or ended up in spam. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you don’t see it within the next ten minutes!

  8. Kat says

    How wide does this crust go for one thin crust pizza?
    10inch circle? 12? 16? 8?
    Trying to get an idea of just how much dough it makes (before I use the last of my flour up on it!)

  9. Valerie Roth says

    Can you tell me how much this makes? I’d like to make enough for a group-AND for use in your Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe.

  10. Michelle says

    I love all Katie’s recipes and her cookbooks. I purchased the E-book Hello Breakfast cookbook, but didn’t see the recipe for the vegan melty mozzarella. Thanks for any help.


    Michelle 😊

  11. Phillip says

    Thank you for the recipe. I have a question about adding yeast. If the recipe is made the same day, it appears that there is no time allowed for the dough to rise. In that case, what is the point of adding yeast?

  12. carm says

    hello! i baught the E-book Hello Breakfast cookbook recently and i cant find the vegan melty mozzarella recipe at all. is there a specific page for it or is it in a different book?


    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi, the bonus pack usually sends out after a delay. I can email it to you right away, so let me know if you don’t see it within the half hour 🙂

  13. Jessica says

    5 stars
    Katie, you have a very special gift to create recipes! I have tried so many of your delicious recipes and not one time have I ever been let down! They are all THE BEST!!!! This included!

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