Homemade Healthy Vegan Pizza

Making pizza is easier than you think!

We love pizzas and find that it’s also a favourite with the kids. 

So why not stuff your pizza with goodness and make it as nutritional as possible?

Here’s my secret recipe!

wholegrain pizza dough (makes 1 large pizza): 

–        2 cups of stone-ground wholemeal flour (spelt or wheat)

–        2 sachets of instant dried yeast (equivalent to 14g)

–        1 cup of very warm water

–        2 tablespoons of olive oil

–        Sea salt to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and yeast. Make a well in the centre and add the olive oil and the water. Mix well until a dough forms.
  2. Knead for 5 minutes on a floured surface
  3. Put the dough in an oiled, covered mixing bowl and let rest at room temperature for 1-1.5 hours or until the dough has doubled in size
  4. Knead the dough once more on a floured surface for another 5 minutes and then roll out to shape your pizza tray.
  5. Top the dough with tomato sauce of choice and bake in a very hot oven (240c) for 10 minutes before adding the toppings
  6. Add toppings of choice and bake for another 10 minutes

Topping Ideas: 


  1. Sauté onion in a little olive oil.
  2. Add 2 cans of drained brown lentils, 1 can of kidney beans, 1 diced capsicum, 1 cup of frozen corn, 4 chopped veggie sausages and 1 can of tomatoes plus a little cumin, oregano and paprika.
  3. Cook until the veggies and sausage are cooked through.
  4. Place on top of prepared pizza base and cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
Roast pumpkin vegan pizza

Roast pumpkin:

  1. Dice up ¼ of a pumpkin and slice 2 onions.
  2. Put in a baking dish and top with a generous amount of olive oil, some sea salt and any herbs of choice.
  3. Roast in a hot oven until the pumpkin is nice and soft.
  4. Place on top of prepared pizza base and cook in the oven for 10 minutes.

Potato, rosemary and olive:

  1. Thinly slice 1 onion and sauté in olive oil until soft and brown.
  2. Thinly slice 2 or 3 potatoes and steam until soft.
  3. Mix the onion and potato together with a handful of sliced pitted green olives.
  4. Put on top of the pizza and season with sea salt and rosemary and then cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
Cajun black bean and sweet potato vegan pizza

Cajun black bean and sweet potato:

  1. Sauté 1 sliced onion and 2 crushed garlic cloves in olive oil until soft and fragrant.
  2. Add 1 small diced sweet potato, 1 drained can of black beans and 1 can of tomatoes and a teaspoon of Cajun seasoning.
  3. Simmer gently until the sweet potato is soft.
  4. Place on top of prepared pizza base and cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Add diced avocado before serving.

In my experience, vegan cheese has never been necessary as a topping but if it makes the pizza more appealing, then feel free to add.


Sivan Pardo Renwick

Founder, Director and Chief Editor of The Vegan Woman

Sivan is the founder, director, and chief editor of The Vegan Woman. As a vegan lifestyle expert and public speaker, Sivan leads interactive workshops and online communities that help men and women make the transition into veganism and plant-based diets an enjoyable and uplifting journey.

Sivan is also a writer and contributor on various vegan-living topics, and has been featured on CNN’s Eatocracy, Vegan Weddings HQ, Vegan Views, Vegan Lifestyle magazine, and other national and international platforms.

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