7 Best Vegetarian Pizza Recipes and Toppings

Pizza is a favorite for everyone around the world of all ages, vegetarian, vegan or not! Pizza makes a great meal for new vegetarians since it's already a familiar food, and, the variations on vegetarian pizza are endless. Here's a few unique vegetarian and vegan pizza recipes to try, and, just in case you need it, here's my personal favorite easy homemade pizza dough recipe. Enjoy!

  • 01 of 07
    Vegetarian pesto pizza with feta cheese
    Vegetarian pesto pizza with feta cheese photo by Javier Vasquez / Getty Images

    This is one of my most popular vegetarian pizza recipes. It's a Greek-inspired pizza, with pesto instead of tomato sauce, chopped artichoke hearts and Greek olives as a topping. Even though it's a gourmet pizza, it's just as simple to prepare as a regular vegetarian pizza - only the toppings and ingredients are gourmet - not the amount of work involved!

  • 02 of 07

    Lightly browned vegan sausages are placed on a pizza with plenty of vegan cheese, tomato sauce, and artichoke hearts, baked then lightly dotted with vegan pesto. Sure, you could make just a plain vegan pizza, but this pesto and sausage pizza recipe is a gourmet masterpiece!

  • 03 of 07

    I'll admit that this isn't my favorite vegetarian pizza recipe, but it is a favorite amongst several of my non-vegetarian friends, so I think it merits inclusion. There's just something about the simple taste combination of grilled eggplant and fresh basil that is both unique and unexpectedly delicious. With only five ingredients, this vegetarian pizza with eggplant, cheese, and basil is very simple and very Zen.

  • 04 of 07

    Use store-bought vegetarian barbecue "chicken wings" to make this hearty pizza, topped with mozzarella cheese, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Meat-lovers will be absolutely grateful to have discovered this "meaty" vegetarian pizza.

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  • 05 of 07

    Vegetarian "Pepperoni" Pizza

    Use a store-bought vegetarian pepperoni substitute to make this simple, classic pepperoni pizza - only it's completely vegetarian! Those little pepperoni slices sure do look authentic, don't they? If you like a  simple vegetarian pizza or miss meat, this is an easy recipe to try. Just dough, cheese, and vegetarian pepperoni as a topping. That's it!

  • 06 of 07

    French Bread Pizza

    Use French bread to make quick and easy individual vegetarian pizzas or pizzas for kids. French loaves are sliced in half, smothered in pizza sauce, and then filled up with a variety of vegetarian pizza toppings, including mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and olives and, of course, plenty of mozzarella cheese. The kids will love these mostly healthy vegetarian pizzas on French bread.

  • 07 of 07

    This fruit pizza recipe is made with a sugar cookie crust and topped with cream cheese and fresh fruit. Fruit pizza is a snack or dessert pizza for the kids. Need a vegan version or got kids with dairy or egg allergies? Try this vegan fruit pizza recipe.