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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

Veggie Pizza Recipe (Easy Appetizer or Entree!)

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This veggie pizza recipe is both enticing and healthy! Made with melted gooey cheese and tender fresh vegetables such as red onion and green bell pepper, this savory and yummy pizza is perfect when you’re looking for something tasty, satisfying, and ready in 30 minutes! A great appetizer for a crowd or an easy main meal!

veggie pizza recipe topped with fresh veggies cheese and sauce served on a white plate

This flavorful pizza is way better than any store-bought frozen pizza or takeout. Accented with juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh red onion slices, and crispy bell peppers, this vegetarian recipe is the perfect combination of yummy and healthy.

A dish that can easily be turned gluten-free or vegan, this veggie pizza recipe is perfect for when you’re wanting to keep things stress-free, minimal, and relaxing. This homemade recipe for vegetable pizza is robust, perfect for busy weeknights, and will please even the pickiest eaters!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe…

  • Super Simple: This easy veggie pizza is so simple to prepare! Made in about 30 minutes, this pizza with green peppers and onions is perfect for when you may be short on time or you just want to keep things simple.
  • Healthy: Topped with fresh veggies, this healthy pizza is loaded with nutrients that are great for the body. Looking for a vegan or gluten-free option? Keep reading!
  • So Satisfying, Perfect for Everyone: Pizza pleases everyone, right? Who doesn’t like pizza? Those of all ages will enjoy this savory and cheesy pizza– it’s so good.
  • Easy to Customize! What are your favorite toppings to add to your pizza? Green pepper and onion pizza is a classic combination, but you can mix things up with any toppings from my healthy pizza toppings list!

How To Make The Best Veggie Pizza Recipe

With just a handful of steps, you will have a mouthwatering homemade pizza ready in no time. Relish in the fact that this recipe requires only a few steps and simple ingredients easily found at your local grocery store!

Ingredients List and Notes

recipe ingredients

Bell Pepper: We used a green bell pepper for this recipe, but feel free to use any color! You could even use a variety of colors (red peppers, yellow and orange) to make this pizza super colorful and more gourmet. Any and all crunchy vegetables give this vegetarian pizza recipe great texture and flavor. Use your favorite vegetables to customize this pizza to your personal preference!

Onion: We used fresh red onion slices for this classic veggie pizza recipe. The perfect companion for green pepper! You can also use green onions if you like!

Tomatoes: Fresh Roma tomatoes were used for this pizza, but you can use any type of fresh tomato. Diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes would be great here.

Cheese: Freshly grated Parmesan cheese is preferred for its robust and yummy flavors. But you can use any cheese you like! Mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, or an Italian cheese blend would all work well.

Pizza Sauce: Make sure there is no sugar added in the pizza sauce. You can also easily make your own sauce.

Pizza Dough: We used whole-wheat pizza dough, but honestly, any store-bought pizza dough will work. You can make your own pizza dough, too.

Seasoning: A variety of dried oregano, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper flakes or black pepper is needed for this pizza recipe. The best flavors!

Step by Step Instructions

Prepare Vegetables and Dough: First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, prepare the vegetables and spread the pizza dough out on a flat surface. For a more caramelized pizza crust, brush the dough with olive oil.

dough on a baking sheet

Assemble Pizza: Then, layer the top of the dough with sauce and seasoning.

sauce added to dough

Continue Assembling! Top your pizza with fresh veggies, then cheese.

cheese added to pizza

Bake: After that, place the pizza on a pizza stone or baking sheet, then transfer to the preheated oven. You can also assemble the pizza on a pizza pan to save time, and place that directly in the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

veggie pizza recipe topped with fresh veggies cheese and sauce served on a white plate

Serve: Finally, remove the pizza from the oven. Let the pizza cool for five to ten minutes, then slice, and serve. Enjoy!

veggie pizza recipe topped with fresh veggies cheese and sauce served on a white plate

Recipe FAQs

Will kids enjoy this colorful veggie pizza?

Absolutely! In fact, this is a great way to get picky eaters to eat their veggies!! If you have super picky eaters, you can blend the veggies into the pizza sauce and use that to top your pizza – they will have no idea they’re actually eating veggies! Or for younger kids, you can dice up the veggies really small before topping your pizza, and even cut the pizza into finger food cubes so it’s easy for little ones to pick up and eat. You can even divide up the dough into smaller portions so that each kid can make their own veggie pizza and pick out their own toppings – that’s always a hit with kids!

What vegetables go well on a pizza?

All types of vegetables are good for pizza. You can stick to this green pepper and onion pizza with tomatoes, or you could even add summer vegetables like zucchini, squash, fresh herbs, etc. The options are limitless!

How do you make veggie pizza not soggy?

Be careful not to use too much pizza sauce! Other tips: Make sure the pizza dough is stretched thinly enough to avoid moisture getting trapped inside the dough, and make sure the oven is fully preheated prior to baking.

Do you cook veggies before putting on a pizza?

You do not have to cook the vegetables before putting on a pizza. Once you place the pizza in the oven to cook, the veggies will naturally roast in the oven. If you cook them beforehand, the vegetables may get a little overcooked.

How do I store the leftovers?

Simply transfer the leftover pizza to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to four days. You can also freeze the pizza. To freeze: slice your pizza then wrap each slice in foil and place in a freezer safe airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, place the pizza in the oven at 350 degrees until warmed through.

Variations and Substitutions

Make This Pizza Gluten-Free: To make this pizza gluten-free, simply use a gluten-free pizza dough!

Vegan Option: Make sure to use a dairy-free cheese if you are vegan. There are several options available in the grocery store or even online!

Mix It Up: Want to mix the vegetables up? Go for it and use your favorite fresh veggies! Spinach, kale, carrots, fresh broccoli, corn, or even other types of tomatoes will work well in this easy veggie pizza recipe.

Expert Tips for This Veggie Pizza Recipe

  • Cook your pizza on a preheated surface such as a pizza stone, baking sheet, etc.
  • Add minced fresh garlic for an enhanced flavor.
  • Don’t put too many toppings on the pizza otherwise it will get soggy and will fall apart!
veggie pizza recipe topped with fresh veggies cheese and sauce served on a white plate

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Veggie Pizza Recipe

This veggie pizza recipe is both enticing and healthy! Made with melted gooey cheese and tender fresh vegetables such as red onion and green bell pepper, this savory and yummy pizza is perfect for the summer or any other time of the year when you're looking for something quick, easy, and ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 roma tomato thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 package Fresh whole wheat pizza dough (I get the one from Trader Joe’s, but any grocery store or pizza shop should sell this)
  • Dried oregano to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Crushed red pepper to taste

Instructions

  • First, cut your veggies, and spread out the pizza dough using your hands (much faster & easier than using a rolling pin)
  • Top the dough with sauce, sprinkle dried oregano and garlic powder on top of the sauce, and then top with veggies & cheese.
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the crust has lightly browned.
  • Let stand for about 5-10 minutes, slice and enjoy!

Video

https://youtu.be/eNbGB4_gIJs

Notes

Expert Tips for This Veggie Pizza Recipe
  • Cook your pizza on a preheated surface such as a pizza stone, baking sheet, etc.
  • Add minced fresh garlic for an enhanced flavor.
  • Don’t put too many toppings on the pizza otherwise it will get soggy and will fall apart!

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 10.5g | Fat: 5.7g | Sodium: 606mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 3.9g

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