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Easy Pizzas

Favorite Basic Pizza Dough

Whole wheat pizza dough recipe

I admit that I’m usually too lazy to make crust from scratch, especially now that there are several really good, natural brands on the market. But it’s really not that difficult, and fun to do once in a while. Here’s my Favorite Basic Pizza Dough recipe, which harks back to my very first book, Vegetariana. Continue Reading…

Vegan Eggplant Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Olives

Eggplant, fresh tomato, and olive pizza

Make a simple vegan eggplant pizza recipe special by adding fresh tomatoes and olives to the top. It’s a perfect pizza to make on cool summer evenings, though you can enjoy it year round as long as you can find decent tomatoes. Use tomatoes that are ripe yet firm, and dense and fleshy rather than seedy. Roma (plum) tomatoes are ideal for this.

Make It a Meal

This pizza goes down easy, so double the recipe to serve a hungry crowd; this recipe makes 6 slices, serving 2 to 3. Serve with a big colorful salad containing chickpeas for a simple and tasty meal.  Continue Reading…

Vegan Pizzadillas (Pizza + Quesadilla)

Vegan pizzadillas

This recipe for Vegan Pizzadillas, a fast and fun dinner idea, is a mash-up of pizza and quesadillas. Basically, you’re filling soft taco-size tortillas with the kinds of ingredients you’d use for making pizza—marinara sauce, vegan cheese, and lots of veggies. And you can just wing it as far as measurements, too.

About the Recipe

For a one-person meal, cut the recipe in half. All you need to complete this meal is a substantial salad with some cooked quinoa, beans or chickpeas, and/or sunflower seeds for a protein boost. This serves 2 hungry people or 4 moderately (1 or 2 pizzadillas per serving). Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

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Vegan Mixed Olives and Spinach Pizza

Spinach or arugula and olive pizza

Olives add great flavor to this vegan spinach pizza. This recipe features a generous helping of baby spinach, or you can use baby arugula instead. Do try this with pepper jack or other spicy vegan cheese, which gives it a bit of a kick. Serve with a colorful salad—add some beans or chickpeas for more protein.

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Broccoli, Mushroom, and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza

Vegan Broccoli, mushroom, and dried tomato pizza

Using plenty of veggies makes this easy vegan broccoli pizza, embellished with mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes, a nourishing meal. Serve a big salad with mixed greens and plenty of raw veggies, embellished with olives and chickpeas. Use as many of the shortcuts as you’d like, making this a super-quick preparation; I’ve provided from-scratch options for sauce and crust (even a gluten-free option!) for when you have more time. Continue Reading…

7 Nearly Recipe-Free Flavor-Packed Veggie Pizza Ideas

Eggplant, fresh tomato, and olive pizza

When you start with a good-quality whole-grain prepared pizza crust and an all-natural sauce, honestly, you don’t need to follow an exact recipe to make creative, delicious veggie pizzas. Vegan mozzarella-style cheese is optional in any of these variations. 

If you make too much of a topping, no worries, you can use it as a side dish, stir it into a grain, or make into a wrap with fresh greens the next day. As with most pizza recipes, preheat the oven to 425º F for standard pizza crust, or 400º F. for flatbreads or Italian bread. Read on and enjoy your veggie pizza improvisations!
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White Pizza with Sweet Potato, Onions, and Olives

White vegan pizza with sweet potato, onions, and olives

Here’s a delectably different kind of pizza—a vegan white pizza brimming with well-cooked onions, roasted sweet potato, and briny olives. Combine this pizza with most any kind of salad, and you have a delicious cool-weather dinner. This recipe makes 6 to 8 slices; double it if you’re feeding more than 3 hungry people! Photos by Evan Atlas.  Continue Reading…

Garlicky Fresh Tomato and Basil Pizza

garlicky vegan margherita pizza recipe

Here’s a fresh take on the classic fresh tomato-basil pizza known as Margherita. This vegan variation is packed with extra flavor from garlic and black olives. To heighten the garlic flavor and aroma further, you can sauté the garlic in infused oil as suggested in the recipe. This is a perfect pizza for late summer when tomatoes are at their peak of flavor. Continue Reading…

Arugula Salad Pizza

Arugula Salad Pizza

Here’s how you rethink your plate: a fresh green salad and whole grain pizza all in one meal that you can whip up in 45 minutes. Arugula salad pizza is a quick and delicious vegan treat for even the busiest night of your week! It’s great served with a simple soup. Recipe from Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps and 125 Delicious Recipes, © 2014 Sharon Palmer. Reprinted with permission from The Experiment. Continue Reading…

Shepherd’s Pie Pizza

Shepherd's pie pizza

Some people are born to rock ’n’ roll. Others are born to ride. I was born to put mashed potatoes on pizza. I’ve done it so many ways I can’t even remember them all, but this was my favorite. Mashed potatoes, carrots, peas, and plenty of savory herbs make an unusually hearty cross between shepherd’s pie and pizza. Recipe contributed by Natalie Slater, from Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans; photo by Celine Steen. Reprinted by permission of Page Street Publishing © 2013.

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Vegan Artichoke Pizza with Onions and Peppers

Onion and Artichoke Pizza recipe

The added toppings on this vegan artichoke pizza —caramelized onions, red bell peppers, and basil — make it extra tasty. Serve with a big salad (add chickpeas or other beans for extra protein). Though it’s filling, this pizza goes down easy, so double the recipe if you’re feeding a hungry group. Though completely optional, tucking thin slices of fresh tomato between the pizza sauce and the cheese gives it a delicious summery flavor. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…

Vegan White Pizza with Asparagus and Spinach

Vegan white pizza with asparagus and spinach

Here’s a light, lively vegan white pizza recipe that’s perfect for a springtime meal. It features favorite spring veggies — asparagus and spinach on a creamy backdrop. Serve with a big green salad; toss in some chickpeas, whose flavor is highly compatible with the pizza. This pizza goes down easy, so double the recipe if you’re serving a hungry group. Recipe adapted from Vegan Express. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…

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