Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

9 April 2023

Are you ready to indulge in a mouth-watering homemade vegetarian pizza? This versatile dish lets you get creative with your favorite vegetable toppings, from classic veggies to more imaginative options. Whether you're a vegetarian or just looking to add more plant-based meals into your diet, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients and let's get cooking!
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Preperation Time

1hr 45 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes


For the base:

1 1/2 cups warm water (105°F-115°F)

2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast

3 1/2 cups bread flour (can use all-purpose but bread flour will give you a crisper crust)

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar

For the topping:

Olive oil

Tomato puree


Parmesan cheese or shredded Feta cheese

Mushrooms - thinly sliced

Bell peppers - thinly sliced

Chopped fresh basil


Onions - thinly sliced

Rocket salad or leaves of your choice


1TO MAKE THE DOUGH:,Add the warm water with the yeast and allow to sit for five minutes

2Mix in the olive oil, flour, and sugar and mix it together with your hands. Place the dough on a floured worktop and knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic. If the dough seems a little wet, sprinkle more flour onto it

3Place the dough in a bowl that is lightly coated with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap or a tea towel. Allow the dough to sit in a warm area for 1 1/2 hours, until the dough has risen in size

4TO PREPARE THE PIZZA:,Preheat the oven to 180°C. Remove the dough from the bowl and divide the dough into two pieces. Place each piece in separate bowls, sprinkle with salt and leave for ten minutes

5While you wait prepare you pizza toppings

6Working one ball of dough at a time, take one ball of and flatten it with your hands on a slightly floured work surface. Starting at the centre and working outwards, use your fingertips to press the dough to 1/2-inch thick

7Turn and stretch the dough until it will not stretch further

8Let the dough relax for 5 minutes and then continue to stretch it until it reaches the desired diameter - 10 to 12 inches. Use your palm to flatten the edge of the dough where it is thicker

9Repeat with the second ball of dough

10Add your tomato puree and your vegetarian pizza toppings

11Place on an oven or pizza tray and put into the oven for 15 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the cheese is golden

12Place the salad leaves on top of the pizza and serve.

We've suggested some of our favourite vegetarian pizza toppings to try! But you could easily swap out with your own preferred toppings such as olives, spinach, artichokes, and broccoli.

You can also get creative with toppings like roasted aubergine, courgette, or sweetcorn. The possibilities are endless, so feel free to experiment and find your perfect combination!