How to Make Plant-Based Pizza

by Beth Perera

How to make a whole foods, plant-based pizza at home, better than any pizzeria can make for you and for less cost.


  • 1 Whole grain pizza crust
  • 8 Ounces organic (no salt added preferably) tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 portabella mushroom cap
  • ½ yellow or white onion
  • ⅓ red bell pepper
  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach
  • 1 ⅛ Tablespoons oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil (or several leaves fresh; diced)
  • 1 med. organic tomato; sliced
  • ¼ Cups nutritional yeast
  • optional: a few raw cashews
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Spread whole grain pizza crust evenly onto your baking stone. (Stoneware is ideal for baking... pizzas or anything else!). This is a 13" diameter stone (from The Pampered Chef).

    Step 2

    Pizza Sauce = 8 oz tom. sauce + 1-2 cloves pressed garlic + 1 TB each of basil & oregano. Combine and microwave, loosely covered, for 2 minutes. Stir sauce, then spread evenly over crust.

    Step 3

    Finely dice baby spinach and sprinkle evenly over sauce. (I use Pampered Chef's Manual Food Processor for dicing.)

    Step 4

    Add whatever fresh veggies and seasonings you prefer. These are my favorites.

    Step 5

    I dice the zuke, mushroom, and onion first; spread over spinach layer... then layer sliced tomato, then diced red pepper. The order doesn't matter, I just like how the pizza looks this way.

    Step 6

    Since cheese is a disaster (health wise & environmentally), use nutritional yeast instead. Optionally, grate a FEW raw cashews, too.

    Step 7

    Sprinkle nutritional yeast over top of your veggies, then grate raw cashews last. (I used FOUR cashews; a little goes a long way; these are high fat, so go easy.) Bake at 400 degrees for 18-22 min.

    Step 8


    Step 9

    Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping the crusts, if desired. Vary your veggies, or use basil pesto sauce (oil and dairy-free) for a whole different saucy flavor.

    Step 10

    Share with someone you love. Eat plant-based for great health, to end animal cruelty, and for the future of life on Earth. Thanks for viewing!