Homemade Veggie Pizza

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This Easy Veggie Pizza recipe is a delicious way to incorporate bright, fresh veggies into a dinner kids love! The homemade pizza crust is everything and comes together quickly, too.

You can have fun with this easy veggie pizza and use whatever veggies you have on hand to make a healthy and produce-packed pie! This would pair great with these Easy Breadsticks, and with an Arugula Salad !

whole homemade veggie pizza with olives red onion mushrooms on parchment
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Pizza night doesn’t mean you can’t include veggies! But you don’t have to worry about moderation with this veggie-packed pizza. It’s cheesy, bright, full of fresh vegetables, and made with a simple homemade crust that you’ll be shocked by how easy it is to make. It’s our go-to when we want a simple dinner that still has good nutrients but tastes super fun and indulgent.

You can totally make this pizza your own, too. I love using a wide mix of colorful vegetables, but it’s flexible as can be. Don’t have all the veggies suggested below? Use what you have or love on pizza! Want to add some meat to give a little protein kick? Go for it! Pepperoni or sausage would be divine on this. Have fun and make it your own. Pizza shouldn’t be serious anyway!

Table of Contents:

plate of olives tomato red onion bell pepper and mushrooms with pizza sauce and dough rising

What are the Best Vegetables to Use with Veggie Pizza?

The best veggies to use on pizza are ones that are quick cooking since the pizza doesn’t bake in the oven for all that long! For that reason, root vegetables like carrots or potatoes aren’t the best options to use, unless you pre-cook them or cut them really small. My favorite veggies to use on pizza are mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, black olives, tomatoes, and fresh herbs!


overhead shot of pizza dough with pizza sauce and bowl of pizza toppings

For the Toppings:

  • Warm water– The warm water activates the yeast, which makes the dough rise. Careful it’s not too hot, or else it’ll kill the yeast
  • Instant yeast– Yeast is what makes the dough rise. I prefer instant yeast for this recipe because it’s fast
  • Granulated sugar– A little sugar in the dough balances the hearty, savory flavors of the pizza. It won’t make it taste sweet, but acts more as a balancer
  • Salt– Salt helps activate all the other flavors
  • Olive Oil– Olive oil makes the dough more elastic and richly flavored
  • Flour– Flour is what brings the dough together. I like to use either all-purpose or bread flour.

For the Crust:

  • Pizza Sauce-Use your favorite canned marinara or pizza sauce here
  • Mozzarella Cheese– Cheese is a must on pizza, and mozzarella is mild and melts beautifully
  • Veggies– I love using mushrooms, sweet bell peppers, red onion, black olives, and roma tomato. Top with fresh herbs after baking, like basil or parsley.

See recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities

Topping Variations:

  • Broccoli florets
  • Chopped kale
  • Jalapeno
  • Zucchini
  • Baby broccoli
  • Green olives
  • Spinach
  • Peas
  • Chopped asparagus
  • Meat, including: pepperoni, shredded chicken, cooked and crumbled Italian sausage, cooked ground beef, or prosciutto
closeup of homemade veggie pizza on parchment

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I store veggie pizza?

Sometimes I think leftover pizza is even better than the fresh kind! To store pizza, let it cool completely before placing in an airtight bag or container. You don’t want to stack slices right on top of another, but if you have to, place parchment paper in between the slices. Can be stored in the fridge for 5 days, or in the freezer for 4 months.

How do I reheat my pizza?

To reheat, place pizza on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes. For frozen pizza, do the same but cook a bit longer, between 15 to 20 minutes.

slice of veggie pizza pulled away from the pie closeup on parchment paper

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closeup of homemade veggie pizza on parchment
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Homemade Veggie Pizza

This easy homemade veggie pizza is a delicious way to incorporate bright, fresh veggies into a meal that tastes decadent! The homemade pizza crust is everything and comes together quickly, too.
Prep: 45 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 large pizza


For the Pizza Dough:

  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose or bread flour

For the Pizza:

  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped black olives
  • 1/3 cup chopped roma tomato
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or parsley, optional
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To make the dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the water, yeast, sugar, salt, and olive oil. Allow mixture to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add one cup of flour, and mix to combine. Mix by hand for 1 or 2 minutes. The dough should be the consistency of cake batter.
  • Add another cup of flour, and mix until well combined. Add flour in small increments until you can’t mix it by hand very well.
  • Sprinkle some flour on your table, and turn the dough onto the table. Knead the dough by hand until it is smooth and elastic, adding flour as needed. This should take 6 to 10 minutes of kneading. You can also do this part in a stand mixer if you have one.
  • Place the dough back in the bowl, cover it with a towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

To make the pizza:

  • While the dough is rising, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • When the oven is hot, turn your dough out onto a parchment paper-lined or baking mat-lined large baking sheet. Use your fingers or a small rolling pin to shape the pizza into a round or square pizza, about 12 inches across. The dough should be about a 1/2-inch thick.
  • Top with pizza sauce and then the shredded mozzarella. Add the mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, olives, and tomatoes.
  • When the pizza is assembled, place the pizza in the oven until the cheese is bubbly and the bottom of the crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the pizza with chopped basil and/or parsley if using.
  • Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving hot.


Serving: 1 of 10 slices, Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 512mg, Potassium: 224mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 586IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 131mg, Iron: 3mg
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  1. Martha says:

    5 stars
    WoW!!! how do you make the pepporoni?