I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating pizza almost every Saturday night—ranging from cheese or pepperoni as a kid to more refined toppings like arugula and prosciutto when I got older. To this day, I still find having a pizza night out or at home to be relaxing (after all, it is one of the top comfort foods), but it can become unhealthy when you do it regularly, which is where vegetarian pizza recipes come in. Although we aim to eat as many servings of veggies as possible, that often falls to the wayside when we opt for pizza. But what if we said you could eat the Italian dish more often and it could be healthy(ish)?
Thankfully, a new crop of recipes are so tasty, you won’t ever miss the meat lovers’ special. Plus, they’re loaded with toppings so you won’t need that many slices to fill yourself up (think: spinach, artichoke, and pine nuts; or broccolini, chickpeas, and butternut squash.)
Keep scrolling for 19 of our favorite veggie pizza recipes that you’ll want to make on repeat.
Balsamic Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza
Although it’s not in the recipe title, we’re loving that this white pizza from Half Baked Harvest has ultra-thin slices of delicata squash as a base. And on top? Balsamic-glazed mushrooms, tangy goat cheese, and just a drizzle of truffle oil to finish.
Mini Eggplant Pizza
A Couple Cooks shares the perfect healthy appetizer for your dinner party–pizza with a roasted eggplant crust! Simply top it with whatever cheese and fresh veggies you like. A few suggestions are pesto and fresh tomato or avocados, peppers, and goat cheese.
Kale and Whipped Ricotta Pizza
Marinated kale and a whipped ricotta spread are a match made in heaven when baked into this tasty pizza from How Sweet Eats. A dash of honey adds sweetness, while two types of cheese give it a gooey consistency (how divine!).
This classic is a no-brainer, but not all Margherita pizzas are created equal. Born out of years of research and numerous trips to Italy, A Couple Cooks have come up with the perfect recipe to get that stretchy mozzarella cheese, tangy tomatoes, and peppery basil on a chewy crust just right every time.
Healthy Veggie-Loaded Pizza
Radicchio Pizza With Egg
If you want to get protein on pizza the meat-free way, Sugar Salted says why not add a runny egg on top at the last minute? No dry crust here (phew).
Everything Basil Pizza
This Everything Basil Pizza from A Couple Cooks combines two of my favorite ingredients–basil and pesto. Loaded with cheese and garlic, plus savory rich pesto and fresh, herbaceous basil, you can't go wrong with this pie.
Fennel and Black Olive Ciabatta Pizza
Pressed for time? In this delicious recipe from Pickled Plum, toasted ciabatta bread doubles as a pizza crust when you throw on fennel, cherry tomatoes, and black olives. Incorporate some fresh parmesan shavings, and bake until the edges are brown.
Best Ever Taco Pizza
A tasty taco doesn't always have to have meat. This version of a taco pizza by A Couple Cooks proves it. The blend of refried beans, cheddar cheese, romaine, tortilla chips, and ranch will having you coming back for seconds and thirds.
Egg Pizza with Scallions
Eggs are still not as common of an ingredient on pizzas as they should be, considering how delicious it is. A Couple Cooks is trying to change that by introducing this delectable white egg pizza with scallions and pecorino cheese. We're certain you'll devour this.
Arugula, Peach, and Ricotta Pizza
As you know, vegetarian doesn’t have to mean just veggies. In this case, it’s all about ripe peaches and arugula on a super-thin crust. (The Half Baked Harvest recipe suggests adding bacon, but you can omit it.)
Vegetable Sheet Pizza
Sugar Salted shares that this sheet pan pizza was inspired by a Gilmore Girls episode, which makes us love it even more (if possible). An array of interesting toppings like green capsicum, zucchini, and sweet corn blend together effortlessly. Plus, you can cut as big of a square slice as you’d like, so don't hold back.
We believe breakfast is too delicious to be relegated to just mornings. Introducing the breakfast pizza from A Couple Cooks. As you probably guessed, the star ingredient is scrambled eggs, but also includes tasty peppers, onions, olive oil, and melted mozzarella.
Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza
Spicy Pizza Diavola
Spice things up with this spicy pizza diavola recipe from A Couple Cooks. "Diavola" translates to "deviled", which in this case means spicy. Simply use a margherita base and layer with spicy chili peppers and black olives. The original recipe includes spicy sausage, but you won't even miss it in this flavorful veggie version.