Dairy Free Veggie Pizza

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dairy free veggie pizzaPizza is one of America’s favorite foods.  When I stopped eating dairy, I was often asked if I missed pizza.  The answer was always no, because we never stopped eating it.  We still order pizza at restaurants, at our local grocery store and we love to make it at home.  At first we made it with lots of cheese substitute and then we realized it was better with just the veggies and sauce.  One of my favorite things about homemade pizza is, that once it is prepped and in the oven I have time to clean up the kitchen and get a few other things done.

pizza dough veggie pizza vegan plant basedIf you have little helping hands around, they love to stretch out the dough after it is proofed.  Sometimes my son will get his own piece o dough and make his own pizza.

What you Need for this Dairy Free Veggie Pizza:

Pizza Dough (White, Wheat, Whole Grain)

flour for dusting the surface

Tomato sauce (Pizza sauce, pasta sauce, or crushed tomatoes)

Vegetables for toppings I used:

caramelized onions

carmelized onions

roasted peppers

cherry tomatoes

roasted peppers cherry tomatoes

spinach

Other great toppings:

Olives

Artichoke hearts

garlic

broccoli

I added a little soy-based cheese this time.

What To Do:

Prepare the dough as directed on the package.  (We bought the pre-made dough from the grocery store.  Most pizza shops will also sell their dough and there are so many great pizza shells on the market now.)

homemade pizza dough in the oven

After we spread out the dough I put it in the oven to bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.  This helps crisp it up a bit before adding the toppings.

Remove the crust from the oven, top with sauce, veggies and cheese of your choice.  Place the pizza back in the oven and cook at 350 for about 10 minutes, just long enough to make sure all the ingredients are heated through.

Remove pizza from oven, slice and enjoy!

veggie pizza dairy free

This week we had ours with a side of broccoli.  A side salad would be great too.  I was expecting there to be leftovers for lunches but only 2 small pieces were not eaten.  It was really good!

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

 

 

 

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About the author: I am a plant-based mom, wife, educator and blogger.

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  • I am vegan, but am a big pizza lover! I started out with faux cheese, too – but now just make my pizza with olive oil, basil and red peppers (with a garlic tomato sauce).

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  • Thanks for sharing recipe. It would be a good meatless dinner entree.

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  • I haven’t tried organic soy-based cheese yet, but am looking forward to it as I cut meat and dairy from my diet for compassionate and environmental reasons.

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  • My kids love banana peppers & veggies on pizza, we all made one together last year and they made it a heart!
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  • This looks so good. I love homemade pizza. Cool how you made the dough into a triangle.

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  • Boy does that look good! I love onions and peppers on my pizza!!

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  • My family loves pizza. I will be trying this for them

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  • cant wait to try it

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  • cant wait to try it!

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  • I just had a veggie pizza for dinner last night, (store bought Freschetta). It was good, but this would be so amazing, I am going to have to try it with the carmelized onions, yummy!!!

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  • I love pizza and vegetables so I’m sure I would thoroughly enjoy this one.

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    • Thanks for stopping by!

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  • I like the idea of caramelizing the onions! I am vegan and love making pizza, too! Sometimes we use Daiya mozzarella non-dairy shreds and Yves meatless pepperoni if we are really missing “real” pizza. Thanks for sharing!

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    • My son loves that pepperoni!
      thanks for leaving a comment!

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  • This recipe is awesome. The Caramelized onions really add flavor. I recently ordered a cheese free pizza with tons of veggies for an office party.. I thought I would be taking half of it home. To my surprise, the omnivores were going in for seconds and it was gone! I used to be the biggest cheese and chicken eater and I really don’t miss it. The only time I do is when in a pub style place with bar food. Mootz sticks, hot wings, nachos etc. But I get over it fast and there is always some kind of alternative.

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    • I agree..often when people try “vegan” dishes, they are more than satisfied.

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  • Yes, when it’s done right, the cheese isn’t missed that much.

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  • I love all kinds of pizza and will make one like this sometime!

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  • I love veggies on my pizzas! I’m not much of a meat eater so I skip that.

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  • This has my stomach rumbling for pizza!!

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