Everyone loves pizza. In fact, we love pizza so much that each year, Americans eat an average of 46 slices of pizza per person. Approximately, 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year and an additional one billion frozen pizzas. When you make your own pizza, however, you get to make all the choices about what goes into it and on top of it. Check out 10 Tips and Tricks for Rockin’ Vegan Pizza and The Ultimate Guide to Making Vegan Pizza the Healthy Way.
There is probably no other food that can be personalized as well as pizza. The crust can be thick or thin, raw or cooked, whole wheat, spelt or gluten-free. The crust can even be yeast-free or made out of vegetables. Learn How to Make a Yeast-Free Pizza Crust including a crust made out of cauliflower.
Sauces and toppings are limited only by one’s imagination. There’s no need to settle for a cheese-free pizza from the store when you can make your own and load on all the toppings you want including vegan cheese. See How to Make Thick Vegan Pizza Sauce and How to Make Fresh Vegan Moxarella Cheese for your own version of the classic pizza. Or step outside the pizza box and be creative with different sauces and toppings like these 27 Vegan Pizzas That Will Blow Your Mind. So put down the phone and put away that take-out menu. Here are 15 incredible veggie pizzas to make this summer.
1. Bangin’ Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza
Everything you love about Buffalo cauliflower and pizza come together in this Bangin’ Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza. With a tender spelt crust and homemade vegan blue cheese dressing, you will never order store-bought pizza again!
2. Mushroom and Leek Flatbread Pizza
You don’t have to wait hours for dough to rise with this Mushroom and Leek Flatbread Pizza because the crust is yeast-free. Topped with a cashew-based sauce and savory mushrooms and leeks, this delicious pizza will leave you happy and satisfied in less than half an hour.
3. Polenta Pizza Crust
Try something totally new like this Polenta Pizza Crust. Made with polenta, brown rice and chickpea flour, this is a gluten-free option that’s also quick and easy to make. Load it up with your favorite toppings.
4. Mexican Style Pizza
Combine your love of pizza and of Mexican flavors into the perfect Mexican Style Pizza. Spicy shitake mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, black beans and vegan mozzarella make this an easy but special pizza that puts a tasty spin on the same old slice.
5. Pizza Night, Raw Food Style!
Yes, you can have pizza without turning on the oven. This gourmet take on pizza has a chewy crust made from sweet potato and chia seeds. Topped with a chunky marinara sauce, spinach and marinated mushrooms and onions, this is a delicious way to have Pizza Night, Raw Food Style.
6. Tempeh Burger Pizza
If you can’t decide whether you want a burger or pizza, that’s ok, you don’t have to. This Tempeh Burger Pizza puts two of your favorites together in one incredible dish that everyone will love. Serve with ketchup, really!
7. Socca Pizza
Being gluten-free doesn’t mean being pizza-free. This Socca Pizza is a flatbread pizza made with chickpea flour. It’s the perfect base for a light summer meal especially when topped with seasonal vegetables or sauces.
8. Mini Vegan Party Pizzas
Whether you’re having a big party or it’s just pizza night for one, these Mini Vegan Party Pizzas are the perfect treat. The no-rise dough is topped with tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, marinara sauce and a bubbly vegan cheese sauce for yummy pizza that’s ready to eat in no time.
9. One Bowl Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Flax Meal Pizza Crust
If you have leftover pulp from making juice, turn it into a pizza crust. This Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Flax Meal Pizza Crust is made with carrot pulp and flax seed. It’s topped with a homemade spicy tomato sauce for a pizza that’s all taste and none of the things you don’t want.
10. Spelt Pizza With Roasted Veggies
This Spelt Pizza is easier on your digestion while the roasted veggies make life better for your taste buds. It’s topped with a homemade vegan cheese made with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for a delicious and satisfying pizza.
11. Sweet Potato, Sesame and Chickpea Pizza
This Sweet Potato, Sesame Seed and Chickpea Pizza crust is wheat-free, gluten-free, yeast-free and grain-free. Made from veggies, legumes and seeds, this nutritious pizza crust is just waiting for you to add your favorite toppings.
12. Socca Pizza
This is no heavy, gluten-free pizza base. This Socca Pizza is an absolute cinch to make and melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Add your favorite toppings and change the way you think about gluten-free pizza forever!
13. Polenta Pizza
This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a crispier, less doughy pizza base, or if you simply want to try something different. This yeast-free Polenta Pizza is especially good combined with some roasted vegetables as the toppings.
14. Vegan and Gluten-Free Tomato and Garlic Foccacia
Making foccacia is similar to making pizza but without the rolling and flipping. This Tomato and Garlic Foccacia is just as delicious as pizza but much easier to make. The hardest part of making it is learning to spell foccacia!
15. Breakfast Tortilla Pesto Pizza
Have pizza for breakfast and we don’t mean leftover pizza. This Breakfast Tortilla Pesto Pizza requires no making of crusts and is only baked briefly in oven or toaster oven. If you roll it up to take it on the go, you will have yourself a breakfast pizza-burrito.
All of these homemade pizzas look so much better than anything you can get from take-out or delivery. Getting to decide what goes in and on your pizza is priceless.
Lead Image Photo: Socca Pizza