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!

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Vegan Pizza

Best Vegan Pizza

rate this recipe:
5 from 27 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
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 pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling and brushing
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound pizza dough, store-bought or homemade
  • Cashew Cream
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • Red pepper flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli, cherry tomatoes, corn, onion, jalapeño, and sun-dried tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Taste. The vegetables should be well-seasoned and well-coated with the olive oil to create a flavorful topping for 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. Sprinkle the vegetables evenly over the cashew cream.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and 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. Laurel

    5 stars
    This pizza was so good! I used frozen broccoli since it’s not in season along with canned corn. Added roasted garlic, some bell pepper, and some beyond crumble and used a sourdough crust 😋. Also added some olives on top after cooking. Made this twice in the past week and definitely going to be a regular in the rotation.

  2. Grace

    5 stars
    My meat-eating family loved this recipe so much they asked that it be placed into regular meal rotation! I’d say that’s a win!

  3. Zee

    5 stars
    This was amazing!!!!!

  4. Daphine Kaniaru

    Made it today! Was so good! Tasted and smelled like real pizza or I even better! Thank you! The kids who always pick out veges loved it. Added Olives after and was even better.

  5. Kendra

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight and WOW was it good!! I almost wimped out and put red sauce on it but so glad I made it just like the recipe calls for, it’s some of the best pizza I’ve ever had. Will be putting this in our rotation for sure! My husband loved it too!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  6. Haydon

    Great recipe! My boyfriend was a little skeptical on this, but him and I both loved it. The vegetables and herbs all worked well together. The cheese was a little sweet but was balanced out by the other ingredients. Excited to try more recipes from this site!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you both loved it!

  7. Mariam

    5 stars
    Highly recommend!!!! My partner and I have been making homemade pizzas every Friday night for months now! We have discovered a lot of delicious vegan pizza recipes but this one knocked them all out of the park! We made it on a crust made from Sourdough starter, and I don’t think I’ll ever go more than two weeks without putting this pizza into the rotation!

  8. Brenda Murphy

    5 stars
    Wow, wow, wow! This looked so pretty that I had to try it but I have to admit I was afraid it might be bland. I was so wrong. This is one of those miraculous recipes that yields a great result that far exceeds the sum of the ingredients.

  9. Sarah

    5 stars
    I made this with a homemade crust. I also improvised on the veg based on what I had on hand, It was really good. Always a little leery of a pizza with no cheese but this was a winner! The cashew sauce is everything.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Sarah, I’m so glad you loved it!

  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.

  11. Tengo

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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 🙂

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!

  16. Gaby Dalkin

    This might be the prettiest pizza ever!

  17. 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!

  18. Sabrina from

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

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      of course!

  19. 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!

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