Best Vegan Pizza

Even meat eaters will love this vegan pizza recipe! With creamy cashew sauce, summer veggies & sun-dried tomatoes, it's flavorful and fun to eat.

Vegan Pizza

Meet the best vegan pizza recipe! Loaded with broccoli, tomatoes, jalapeño, and creamy cashew sauce, this pizza is flavorful, satisfying, and fun to eat. You’re not even going to miss the cheese! Each veggie adds an interesting flavor and texture, and together, they make a pizza that tastes amazing. The broccoli gets all roast-y toasty, the corn pops with sweetness, the sun-dried tomatoes bring that tangy umami flavor, and the jalapeño brings some spice to this pizza party. The whole thing gets doused in a creamy/savory layer of cashew cream in lieu of any cheese or dairy. It’s a pizza recipe you can feel good about! 🙂

While the ingredients in this vegan pizza recipe look like a lot, it actually all comes together pretty quickly.

Vegan pizza recipe ingredients

How to Make This Vegan Pizza Recipe!

Once you chop the veggies (even the stems of the broccoli!), toss them together in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper until everything is well-seasoned and well-coated. While you do this, your partner could be stretching the pizza dough.

To make things easy, I like to use Whole Foods’ Multigrain fresh pizza dough – it can be found in the refrigerated area near the pizza section of the store. If you don’t see it, ask the people at the pizza counter. I’ve also heard that Trader Joe’s fresh dough is delicious. Or, if I’m lucky, I’ll have a batch of homemade dough on hand in the freezer.

And just a side note: I’ve been really enjoying this hole-ey pizza pan lately – it gets the bottom edges of the crust nice and crisp.

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Look at how many vegetables are on this broccoli pizza! I love it 🙂

To assemble your vegetarian pizza, spread just a thin layer of cashew cream onto the stretched dough. You want just enough so that the vegetables have something to stick to, but you don’t want the middle to become too gooey.

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The oozy cashew cream drizzle goes on at the very end. You don’t want to bake this cashew cream in the oven – it loses a lot of its creaminess if you do.

So once the pizza comes out of the oven, drizzle the cashew cream very generously over the top. Finish with fresh basil and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, if you like. Voila! Vegan pizza!

Slice and devour!

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Vegan Pizza Variations

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Vegan Pizza Serving Suggestions

Serve this pizza with a great salad like this kale salad or Caesar salad with roasted chickpeas (use extra cashew cream in place of the Caesar dressing to make it vegan).

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Check out this post with 85 Best Vegan Recipes and this one with 30 Vegan Desserts!

Vegan Pizza

Best Vegan Pizza

rate this recipe:
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves 3 to 4
We love all the flavors atop this vegan pizza - sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeño, basil, corn, and cashew cream make it a delicious, multi-colored meal!


  • 1 small head broccoli, florets chopped into small pieces, top of stalk diced (½ cup)
  • cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • kernels from 1 ear fresh corn
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped red onion
  • ½ jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 4 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling and brushing
  • 1 (16-ounce) ball of pizza dough
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • pinches of red pepper flakes
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cashew Cream


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli, tomatoes, corn, onion, jalapeño, and sun-dried tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper. Toss to coat and taste. The vegetables should be well-seasoned and well-coated with the olive oil so that the vegetables are flavorful throughout the pizza.
  • Stretch the pizza dough onto a 14-inch pizza pan. Brush the outer edges of the dough lightly with olive oil and spoon a few scoops of cashew cream onto the center of the dough, just enough to spread it into a thin layer. Distribute the vegetables onto the dough.
  • Bake 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden, cooked through, and the broccoli is tender and roasted. Remove from the oven and drizzle generously with the cashew cream (if your cashew cream is too thick to drizzle, stir in a little water). Top with the fresh basil, fresh thyme, and pinches of red pepper flakes.



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  1. Definitely a receipe I am going to try ASAP, as my husbond craves pizza, but is diabetic so this one must be the right choice for him:-)

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Tina, I hope you both love it!

  2. Sabrina from

    great way to eat my vegetables! thank you for another creative and inspiring recipe!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      of course!

  3. Megan

    Normally when I see cashew cream it calls for the cashews to be soaked. Do you find that is not necessary here? That would be great, so I wouldn’t have to remember to do that earlier in the day!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Megan, it might depend on your blender, but I never soak mine. I use a Vitamix and they blend smoothly without soaking. If your blender doesn’t get them creamy enough, you could soak them for a few hours or overnight. Hope that helps!

  4. Gaby Dalkin

    This might be the prettiest pizza ever!

  5. laura

    I was a little nervous to try this because yummy pizza without cheese? Seemed too good to be true. But let me tell you… BEST. PIZZA. EVER. Thank you so much for this recipe!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Ha ha, I’m so glad you loved it so much!!

  6. Pineapple girl

    5 stars
    This pizza turned out soooo yum! I’ve never had corn or broccoli on pizza, it was so good that my mum and I went back to the store to get more ingredients so I’m currently making more now. My boyfriend loves it also, and my little brother who’s picky on veggies usually, he loved it. I made it the same minus the jalapeño and red onion

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad it was such a hit with everyone!

  7. Lauren Beach

    5 stars
    This is the 3rd time I am making this recipe in 2 weeks. My husband and I are obsessed. Refreshing and the perfect summer pizza!!! THANK YOU!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Ha, I love hearing that! I’m so glad you both loved the pizza so much 🙂

  8. Beth K

    Seriously the best pizza ever! You won’t miss the cheese at all. This was delicious for dinner last night and for lunch today. Thank you for the fabulous recipe! No more cardboard frozen pizza for us!

  9. Tengo

    Fantastic recipe, loved it very much, the cashew sauce makes all the difference. This is my favorite pizza ever! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Cona mils

    5 stars
    It’s hard for me to cook dinner for me and my family I have been vegan all my life my husband is vegan because of me he loves meat and dairy products my kids hate everything I make big this pizza was soooo hood everyone loved it it’s delicious my husband dose not miss the cheese lol

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Ha, yay! I’m so glad it was a hit with the family.

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.