Simple Plant-Based Pizza 

 April 6, 2021

By  Nurse Kristin


Simple Plant-Based Pizza

Pizza night! We all love it and as soon as it's over, we look forward to the next one.
One of my biggest struggles with eating plant-based, has been to find a pizza that I actually like. Often times at a restaurant, the vegan cheese that's used isn't good, if offered at all.
Finding a pizza that I actually like has left me feeling disappointed one too many times.
So, I decided it was time to make my own. This recipe can easily be altered to include your favorite pizza topping. Have fun, play around with it, and make pizza night a happening thing at your house.
Course Main Course



  • 1/2 of one Trader Joe’s garlic-herb pizza crust  **see note below for alternative crust options**
  • 1/2 cup Bell pepper chopped
  • 1/3 cup Red onion chopped
  • 1 cup Button mushrooms chopped
  • 1/3 cup Pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup Pickled hot pepper (jalapeno or banana peppers) sliced
  • 1/3 cup Black Olives sliced


  • 1 15oz Can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt (to taste)


  • 1/4 cup Vegan Parmesan Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and position a rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Prepare sauce by adding tomato sauce to a mixing bowl and adding seasonings and salt to taste. Adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.
  • Roll out dough onto a floured surface and transfer to a parchment-lined round baking sheet. The pizza will go in the oven the parchment. The pizza and parchment will be directly to the oven rack, without a pan, to properly crisp the crust.
  • Top with desired amount of tomato sauce, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and the veggies.
  • Use the baking sheet to gently slide the pizza and parchment directly onto the oven rack. The parchment will help prevent it from falling through.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Enjoy!


You do not have to use a Trader Joe's crust for this recipe. If you live near a Whole Foods, Engine 2 makes a great pizza crust that is easy to use. There are many groceries stores that now have frozen cauliflower crust and there are a wide variety of recipes on the internet for other plant-based crust options. 
Keyword plant-based pizza, simple plant based pizza, simple vegan pizza, vegan pizza

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