This easy vegan pizza dough recipe is simple, requires no weird ingredients, and makes a DELICIOUS base for any pizza (doesn’t have to be a vegan one!)
One of the things my family missed a lot when we first went plant based was a good pizza. The doughy cheesy goodness was sorely missed, but we found some other alternatives.
Sadly, pre-made frozen vegan pizzas are EXPENSIVE, usually tiny, and they’re just … OK. They’re usually not amazing but they do in a pinch.
Once I got confident making vegan pizza at home, I realized I could save a whole lot of money, and make a REALLY good homemade pizza (without funky ingredients).
I hope that by sharing this recipe I can help you do the same in your home!
Easy vegan pizza dough
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
Combine flour and salt in a large bowl
Add warm water, yeast, and oil in a 2 cup measuring cup and stir. Let rest 5 minutes until foamy on top.
Add wet ingredients to flour mixture. Mix with hands until combined or with a hand mixer. Add flour 1 Tbs at a time if too sticky until easy to handle. Knead for 10 minutes (by hand or in mixer). Let rest at least 5 minutes.
Roll out dough into a circular shape onto your baking sheet or stone
Poke all over with a fork (so the crust doesn't get too puffy)
Spray lightly with oil, and then bake at 450 degrees for 5-7 minutes (with no toppings)
Take the pizza crust out and add your toppings of choice – then bake for 13-15 more minutes.
Then you’re going to want to top it with allll the goodness that comes with a non-vegan pizza.
Vegan pizza toppings
We personally love sautéing vegetables before we put them on top of our pizza. Some of our favorite toppings include:
- cooked kale/spinach
- roasted broccoli
Get creative with spices too! If your pizza is lacking that “wow” factor – add some fresh basil or oregano to really spice things up. Literally.
I made this stretchy vegan mozzarella – recipe from Nora Cooks – and it turned out so good!
Listen, some of those plant based cheeses actually taste good, but they’re filled with lots of unrecognizable ingredients (or they’re just super expensive). Knowing that I can make a good vegan mozzarella at home is really a game changer for us!
I hope that you love this vegan pizza dough – even if you’re not vegan! It’s simple, delicious, and can easily become a household staple.
Here’s how the finished pizza turned out -the sautéed veggies on top are divine!
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