The Best Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

The best homemade vegetarian pizza with mushrooms, peppers, olives and of course, cheese. Loads of cheese. That’s the secret to a happy life!

Overhead shot of homemade vegetarian pizza

Pizza! You hear this one word, and suddenly your day is nice and bright. I mean, who doesn’t like pizza? Judging by all the pizza restaurants around the world; lots of people.

And rightly so, it’s hot, it’s cheesy, it’s loaded with whatever takes your fancy, it’s just perfect. I do like a good pizza, but that’s the problem, although you can find pizza anywhere, not all have that wow factor. You need to find THE ONE.

My partner and l used to order some from the same place all the time, but now we both agree it’s just not as nice anymore. So, rather than spending at least £40 on take away, why not make it myself?

If you fear that your crust won’t be as nice as the restaurant ones, l can assure you it’s even better. I can’t believe how little effort goes into making it. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe, it’s super simple and you get a perfect crust all the time.  Just top it with your favourite veggies or meat, oven on, and that’s it. Blessed be the soul of whoever invented the pizza!

Overhead shot of 2 slices of homemade vegetarian pizza cut from a whole pizza on a pizza tray

It’s not not much of a hard work making the dough yourself, you just need a bit of advance planning when you make it, so you can count in the time needed to let the dough prove.

It won’t be in under 1-2 hours, so better make it mid morning let say, and then you can have pizza for lunch, or mid afternoon, if you’d rather have it for a lazy dinner.

You can completely choose what topping goes on it, any veggies, or any kind, with any sauce. But if you want to stick to the traditional one, the veggies I chose go very well.

This homemade vegetarian pizza recipe is great with any memeber of the family, fussy kids included. I can’t possibly see anyone refuse it, what do you think?

Ovehead shot of homemade vegetarian pizza recipe

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Ovehead shot of homemade vegetarian pizza recipe
The Best Homemade Vegetarian Pizza Recipe
Prep Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins
The best homemade vegetarian pizza with mushrooms, peppers, olives and of course, cheese. Loads of cheese. That's the secret to a happy life!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 pizzas
Calories: 1400 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
For the pizza dough:
  • 3 cups strong white bread flour
  • 2 tsp fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup of lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
For the topping:
  • 1 cup of tomato passata with onion and garlic
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sliced black olives
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 cup of sliced closed cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup mini mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  1. To make the dough, add the water in a jug, mix in the yeast, olive oil and sugar and a teaspoon of flour and set aside for 10 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt, then, pour in the yeast mixture.
  3. Knead into a dough for 5 minutes until it's elastic and no longer sticks to your hand.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball.
  5. Slightly oil the bowl and the dough, cover with clingfilm and a clean tea towel, then leave to prove for 1-2 hours until it doubles its size.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 Fahreneheit).

  7. Transfer the dough to a lightly-floured work surface, knead it around for a bit to push the air out, then divide it into two equal balls and roll one ball to the size of your pizza pan.
  8. You can either make the second pizza at the same time, or wrap it in clingfilm and refrigerate the second dough ball to use it later on.
  9. Sprinkle some salt over the mushrooms and put them on the grill for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Cut the peppers into strips.
  11. Spread the tomato passata over, sprinkle some dried Italian herbs, grated Cheddar cheese, mushrooms, peppers, olives and mini Mozzarella balls
  12. Sprinkle some oregano on top, then one pizza is ready to go in the oven.
  13. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust is nice and golden.
  14. Serve hot!
Nutrition Facts
The Best Homemade Vegetarian Pizza Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1400 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 89%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 2129mg 89%
Potassium 1247mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 173g 58%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 16g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 66.4%
Vitamin C 241.7%
Calcium 66.1%
Iron 68.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Reply
    Rita Lee
    August 23, 2016 at 12:42 pm

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    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      August 23, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, l’m glad you like my recipes.

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