Easy Vegan Pizza

A basic vegan pizza recipe with homemade pizza dough, flavorful pizza sauce, and your favorite melty vegan cheese.

Vegan pizza with melty cheese and fresh basil.

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Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to order a good vegan cheese pizza from our local Blaze or MOD Pizza. The drawback is that neither place offers my favorite cheese, so I often make homemade pizza to satisfy my craving.

It’s also just fun to make pizza at home – it’s a great activity to do with your kids or for a date night in. Just last week, my husband and I made a homemade pizza after my son went to bed.

Vegan pizza dough ball next to a rolling pin.

While I like to make my own pizza dough, many fresh store-bought pizza doughs are also vegan. Pick up one of those to make life easier. They’re usually located in the produce or deli areas in grocery stores.

For the sauce, I love making pizza sauce from scratch! Pizza sauce can add contribute a lot of flavor with the right seasoning.

Melty Vegan Cheese

The KEY to a good cheese pizza is…the cheese. Obviously. But that can prove to be a little tricky when you want to make a vegan pizza. Some vegan cheese is just meh and doesn’t really melt. After a LOT of trial and error, I’ve discovered the best kinds of vegan cheese for pizza:

Which is my personal all-time favorite? Miyoko’s! It gets super melty and has such a delicious flavor without that awkward texture you will find in other dairy-free cheese. This is the cheese I used for the photos in this blog post.

To get a photogenic appearance, I took chunks off the cheese wheel, rolled them in my palms, and flattened into round discs – like you’d slice off of a classic mozzarella ball. Totally NOT necessary, but pretty! You can see in the video below that simply slicing the cheese also makes for a lovely pizza.

A piece of vegan pizza being held up above the whole pie.

Topping Ideas

A cheese pizza is classic, but it’s fun to get creative with other toppings!

If you are looking for a super quick pizza you can make in minutes, try pizza in a mug!

A piece of vegan pizza being held up above the whole pie.

Vegan Pizza

Karissa Besaw
Classic vegan cheese pizza with a flavorful homemade sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Dough rising time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes



  • Make the pizza dough and sauce according to the individual recipe instructions, linked to in the ingredient list. The pizza dough will make one thick crust pizza or two thin crust pizzas.
  • After pre-baking the dough, spread on the sauce and add on your cheese. You can also add your other favorite pizza toppings – some of mine are Field Roast Italian Sausage, soy chorizo, broccoli, and roasted garlic.
  • Bake according to the dough instructions, or until the cheese is melty. Some vegan cheese does not get super melty, so it may take some trial and error. I have listed my favorite brands in the post above.
  • Remove from the oven and top with fresh herbs and/or parmesan if you'd like.



This recipe makes 1 thick crust pizza or 2 thin crust pizzas.
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