17 Best Vegan Pizza Recipes [Topping Ideas & Dairy-Free Cheese]

Just about everyone loves pizza. It’s a simple yet versatile meal. The core elements are always the same, but different toppings can satisfy cravings for both zesty flavors and variety. These best vegan pizza recipes have something for everyone. Including toppings like artichokes, nachos, spicy cauliflower, and more!

best vegan pizza recipe topping ideas

Longtime vegans know skipping the cheese, tweaking the crust’s ingredients, and loading pizza with veggies allows them to eat their favorite food without compromising their diet. Or, if you can’t bring yourself to let the cheese go, there are tons of vegan cheeses available these days. You can even make your own!

If any of this resonates with you, then you’ll love our roundup of the best vegan pizza recipes we could find online!

Artichoke, Mushrooms & Zucchini

Vegan Pizza

Knead the dough with love and allow it to rise for this vegan veggie supreme pizza. It’s a perfect option for anyone wanting to avoid cheese altogether.

Peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, artichokes, olives, and almonds are recommended as toppings. However, as with any pizza, feel free to mix things up!

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Cauliflower Crust

vegan cauliflower pizza

Cauliflower is a trendy ingredient for replacing classic high-carb foods. The versatility of this little vegetable is astounding, ranging from rice to oatmeal to soup thickeners. However, forming the base for your favorite pizza toppings is where it really comes into its own.

This vegan cauliflower pizza crust is an easy low-carb pizza alternative that retains the golden, crispy, and light texture that all pizza should have. While steering clear of gluten and dairy, it does not skimp on flavor.

Dairy-Free Mozzarella & Basil

Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe

With a delicious crust that’s equal parts crispy and fluffy, this recipe will be a hit with everyone who wants vegan restaurant-style pizza without leaving the comfort of their pajamas and slippers.

Can’t live without the cheese? No problem! Top it off with some vegan mozzarella and fresh basil.

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Red Onion, Kalamata Olives & Bell Peppers

Easy Veggie Vegan Pizza With 20 Minute Crust

The use of active yeast in this recipe means you’ll have a vegan pizza fit for royalty in no time flat! The crust takes twenty minutes, and there’s only a twenty-minute bake time. Top it with whatever you might be craving.

Dinner in less than an hour? Yes, please!

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Spinach, Artichokes & Cashews

Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Do you love the creamy flavor of spinach and artichoke dip?

Do you hate the fact that it tends to be unhealthy, fattening, and definitely NOT vegan?

Give this pizza a shot! All the dairy ingredients are replaced with white beans, cashews, and nutritional yeast that packs a “cheesy” punch.

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Dairy-Free Caprese

Vegan Caprese Pizza

This vegan twist on the Italian classic offers a quick meal with only a few simple ingredients – tomato, basil, garlic, balsamic reduction, and vegan mozzarella.

Plus, try your hand at vegan mozzarella made with cashews! This cheese substitute is not only delicious, but you can make it in 10 minutes!

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BBQ Crispy Cauliflower

BBQ Pizza with Crispy Cauliflower

If you drool imagining the barbecue chicken pizza you ate before you became a vegan, this recipe is for you!

This healthy alternative has a smoky, savory flavor sure to satisfy. Top with cauliflower and slather in your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce, or get creative and make your very own.

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Socca Chickpea Dough & Cashew Cheese Sauce

Socca Gluten-Free Pizza

This delicious socca pizza is not only vegan, but the chickpea flour the recipe requires makes it grain-free, too!

With this healthy, protein-packed meal option, people with dietary restrictions need never miss pizza night again. Use store-bought or homemade vegan cheese and top with all of your favorite chopped veggies.

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Dairy-Free Cheese, Caramelized Onions & Fresh Basil

Easy Vegan Homemade Pizza
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This recipe makes perfect use of vegan cheese (it’s better than you might think), basil, and caramelized onions, for a perfect slice of veggie-based fun.

Butternut Squash, Chickpeas & Maple Syrup

Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza

This hearty fall-inspired pizza is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. The recipe replaces red tomato sauce traditionally found on pizza with an orange, creamy butternut squash sauce.

It’s healthy, it’s colorful, and it only has five ingredients. Plus, it’s nutritious AND vegan! What could be better than that?

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Roasted Cauliflower & Sriracha

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Bbq Pizza

This vegan version of BBQ chicken pizza calls for a bit of Sriracha to kick things up a notch! The red wine vinegar rounds out the flavors of this delicious recipe.

Can’t take the heat? Top the pizza with a bit of cool vegan ranch dressing if it’s too spicy!

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Guacamole, Jalapeños & Vegetable Protein

Vegan Nacho Pizza

Is it Taco Tuesday, but you’re craving pizza? Head south of the border and have both!

This vegan variant of Mexican pizza uses seasoned textured vegetable protein in place of traditional beef taco meat.

Add tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, avocado, cilantro, a bit of lime juice, and vegan sour cream for the toppings.

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Meat-Free Pepperoni

meat-free pepperoni pizza

It seems like an oxymoron to enjoy vegan pepperoni. However, going vegan doesn’t mean giving up the savory richness of your favorite pizza topping. Pizza crust is naturally vegan, so you just have to vegan-ize the toppings by using vegan pepperoni, vegan crumbles for an extra “meaty” flavor, and vegan cheese.

You can even make your own vegan pepperoni by combining nutritional yeast and vital wheat gluten to make seitan and adding plenty of spices, tomato, and beets for the color.


beetroot hummus vegan pizza

One of the hardest things to replicate when making vegan pizza is the creaminess of melted cheese. Skip the cheese altogether by using hummus instead of regular tomato sauce and cheese as the base for a delicious Mediterranean fusion recipe!

For this recipe, all you need is pizza crust and hummus, but you can top the pizza with your favorite Mediterranean vegetables such as olives and bell peppers.


deep dish vegan pizza

Many people think that vegan-izing cheesy, saucy deep-dish pizza is even harder than making regular pizza vegan—but most people are wrong. Using vegan cheese and packing the sauce with plenty of savory flavors thanks to vegetables yields a pizza that would make Chicago proud.

Use store-bought pizza dough or make your own with flour, yeast, water, and sugar. Line a tall cake pan with the dough, then fill with vegan mozzarella, pizza sauce, and garlic sautéed greens before baking.

Dairy-Free Caprese

vegan caprese pizza

Vegan Caprese pizza channels the freshest, best flavors of Naples, the home of pizza, without using animal products. Instead of the mozzarella, use store-bought vegan mozzarella or make your own by blending nutritional yeast, cashews, water, salt, arrowroot starch, and apple cider vinegar.

The other ingredients for Caprese pizza, tomatoes and basil, are already naturally vegan.

Spinach Artichoke

vegan spinach artichoke pizza

Spinach artichoke pizza is a great comfort classic because it combines two favorites: spinach artichoke dip and pizza. While creamy spinach artichoke dip is not very vegan-friendly, thanks to its dependence on cream cheese, you can make it dairy-free by substituting vegan cream cheese.

To make this pizza, roll out the pizza crust. Make the dip by combining vegan cream cheese, vegan mayo, garlic, sautéed spinach, artichoke hearts, and plenty of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Top the crust with the dip and bake. 

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