The Perfect Veggie Pizza: A Delightful Recipe for Everyone

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As someone who has been a vegetarian for over a decade, I have tasted my fair share of veggie pizzas. However, truly fantastic ones are hard to come by. That’s why I decided to combine all the elements I’ve enjoyed over the years to create the ultimate veggie pizza recipe. Trust me when I say this is the best homemade veggie pizza I’ve ever had, and I hope you’ll feel the same!

This vegetarian pizza recipe is not only a delight for vegetarians but also for carnivores. It’s fresh, bursting with flavor, and loaded with a variety of toppings. From cherry tomatoes and artichokes to bell peppers, olives, and red onions, this pizza has it all. And for an added twist, I like to sneak in some baby spinach (optional, of course). All of this goodness is layered on top of a rich tomato sauce and golden, bubbling mozzarella.

veggie pizza ingredients

The key to making a truly delicious loaded veggie pizza is giving it a few extra minutes in the oven to develop its full flavor and structure. Don’t be tempted to take it out early. Let the cheese turn deeply golden in spots for a pizza that reaches its true potential.

And the best part? This recipe is ready in just about 45 minutes from start to finish. So, it’s not only quicker than waiting for a delivery but also healthier. Say goodbye to greasy takeaway pizzas and hello to a fresh, flavorful homemade masterpiece!

Watch How to Make Veggie Pizza

Veggie Pizza Toppings

To start, you’ll need my easy whole wheat pizza dough. But don’t worry, if you prefer, you can use store-bought pizza dough instead. Just divide it in half to follow my recipe precisely or use the whole thing for a larger pizza.

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Now, let’s talk about the toppings. This recipe is incredibly flexible, so feel free to customize it to your taste. Here are the essentials:

Pizza Sauce

You have a few options here. You can use my go-to pizza sauce recipe, which is super easy to make. Alternatively, use your favorite marinara sauce, whether it’s homemade or store-bought.

Baby Spinach

Why not sneak in some fresh spinach between the pizza sauce and mozzarella? It’s a great way to incorporate greens into your meal without sacrificing flavor.

Part-Skim Mozzarella

I recommend using part-skim mozzarella because it turns beautifully golden and bubbly during baking.


Canned or jarred marinated artichokes are a convenient and delicious addition to this pizza. I like to slice my jarred quartered artichokes in half to create bite-sized wedges.

Bell Pepper

Fresh bell peppers become tender and flavorful in the high-heat oven.

Red Onion

If you enjoy the mellow flavor of red onions, add some thinly sliced ones to your pizza. They will become even more delicious as they cook.

Cherry Tomatoes

Halved cherry tomatoes provide a burst of sweet and juicy tomato flavor.


I particularly love Kalamata olives on my pizza. They become slightly shriveled and condensed, intensifying their flavor.

Sliced Almonds

This might be an unexpected addition, but trust me, sliced almonds on pizza can be a game-changer. They add a toasty flavor and a satisfying crunch.

Optional Garnishes

Once your pizza is hot out of the oven, feel free to sprinkle it with red pepper flakes, fresh basil leaves, and finely grated Parmesan for an extra kick of flavor.

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veggie pizza before and after baking

More Vegetarian Pizzas to Enjoy

If you loved this recipe, you’re in luck because Cookie and Kate has more creative vegetarian pizzas to explore. Here are some delicious options:

  • Arugula-Almond Pesto Pizza
  • Barbecue Pineapple, Jalapeño, and Feta Pizza
  • Broccolini Almond Pizza
  • Brussels Sprouts Pizza with Balsamic Red Onions
  • Greek Pizza
  • Kale Pesto Pizza
  • Strawberry, Basil, and Balsamic Pizza

Please share your thoughts and experience with this pizza recipe in the comments below. Your feedback means the world to me.

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