Easy Vegan Pizzas

If you’re looking for a quick meal any day of the week, these easy vegan pizzas deliver! You can make two vegan pizzas with only 3 ingredients, plus whatever favorite toppings you desire. Take the hassle out of dinner and enjoy a plant-based pizza night!

A large vegan pizza sits on a wood countertop. A pizza cutter is sitting beside it.

Sometimes I like taking my time with dinner, including making homemade vegan pizza crust and vegan pepperoni. Other days I want to get dinner on the table and fast!

So many people complain that veganism is too expensive or too complicated, but this recipe for Two Easy Vegan Pizzas Under 15 Dollars puts both of these statements to rest. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and sooooo yummy! People. If I can be vegan in college with no money and no true kitchen of my own, A MONKEY CAN.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using store-bought pizza crusts keeps this recipe super easy and inexpensive
  • Adding your favorite toppings, like olives or mushrooms, personalizes this recipe just for you
  • Vegan mozzarella shreds makes the perfect dairy-free vegan pizzas!
Looking down on two pizza crusts with bowls of vegan mozzarella shreds, pizza sauce, an onion, fresh herbs, and cherry tomatoes.

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Vegan pizza crusts — See below for storebought vegan pizza crust options.
  • Pizza or marinara sauce — Read the label to make sure your pizza sauce or marinara sauce is dairy-free.
  • Vegan mozzarella shreds — I recommend Follow Your Heart Mozzarella shreds for pizza, but we have also used Daiya.
  • Toppings — You can make plain cheese pizzas or add any of your favorite toppings, such as veggie crumbles, basil, tomatoes, onion, spinach, or any vegetable.

How to Make Easy Vegan Pizza

  1. Take pizza crusts out of the packaging and place them on a pizza pan or baking sheet.
  2. Spread a layer (your preference of thickness) of pizza or marinara sauce over each crust.
    A wooden spoon is spreading pizza sauce over a crust. There is more sauce, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes in the background.
  3. Evenly add toppings of your choice over the sauce.

    A hand is placing chopped onion on a pizza crust topped with red sauce. There are basil leaves and cherry tomatoes in the background.
  4. Sprinkle vegan mozzarella cheese over the top.
    A hand is spreading mozzarella shreds over a pizza. There are basil leaves in the background.
  5. Bake both pizzas for 20 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted.
    Looking down on an unbaked pizza on a metal pizza pan.
  6. Take pizzas out of the oven, and let them cool.
    Looking down on a recently baked pizza on a pizza pan.
  7. Add basil leaves, slice, and serve while warm.

Storage Tips

Store leftover pizza slices in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. They can be frozen in appropriate freezer bags or containers for up to 2 months. I recommend toasting pizza slices in a toaster oven or the oven before serving them to revive the crispy crust.

Plant-based Pizza Toppings

There are a number of plant-based pizza toppings to consider for your pizzas. Here are some favorites:

  • Mushrooms
  • Sliced Cherry Tomatoes
    A hand holds a cherry tomato and is placing it on a pizza.
  • Fresh herbs, like oregano or basil
    A hand is placing fresh herbs on a pizza crust. There are more herbs in the background.
  • Vegan pepperoni
  • Vegan Breakfast Sausage (we crumble it into pieces before adding it to the pizza)
  • Chopped onions
  • Veggie Crumbles (Gardein and Beyond Beef are some favorites)
  • Olives

Store-bought Vegan Pizza Crusts

You can always make homemade vegan pizza dough, but when you’re in a hurry, it’s nice to have options. Here are some vegan pizza crusts that you can buy at the store. In fact, it’s nice to have these on-hand for impromptu pizza nights!

  • Mamma Mary’s
  • Molinaro’s Thin Crust Pizza Kit (at Costco)
  • Simple Truth Organic Pizza Crusts
  • Banza Chickpea Crust
  • Market Pantry Original Crust (at Target)
  • Cali’flour Italian Plant-based Pizza Crust
  • Rustic Crust Italian 6-Grain Pizza Crust
  • Flatout Rustic White Artisan Pizza Crust
  • Simply Balanced Ultra Thin Pizza Crust (at Target)

Serving Suggestions

Serve your plant-based pizza with any of the following:

Two Easy Vegan Pizzas Under $15

If you’re wondering how we can say two easy vegan pizzas under 15 dollars, here’s a breakdown of our costs for the pizza pictured in this post:

  • A package of two Mamma Mary’s Pizza crusts:  $4.25
  • Marinara sauce:  $2.31
  • One package vegan mozzarella shreds: $4.99
  • Toppings (sliced onions, cherry tomatoes, and basil): ~$3.25

See? That’s two pizzas for right around $15. Of course, you can add more toppings like veggie crumbles or vegan pepperoni if you’d like.

More Pizzas

If you love these easy vegan pizzas, here are even more pizza recipes and topping ideas.

Two Easy Vegan Pizzas for Under $15

Easy Vegan Pizzas

Hungry? Make yourself two easy vegan pizzas for a cheap, easy and yummy way to satisfy your hankering for vegan pizza!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Adee

Ingredients

  • 2 dairy-free pizza crusts (see notes)
  • one jar pizza or marinara sauce
  • one package vegan mozzarella shreds
  • toppings of your choice veggie crumbles, basil, tomatoes, onion, spinach, or any vegetable!

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F/232°C degrees.
  • Take pizza crusts out of packaging and place on pizza pan or baking sheet.
  • Spread a layer (your preference of thickness) of pizza or marinara sauce over each crust.
  • Evenly add toppings of your choice over the sauce.
  • Sprinkle vegan mozzarella cheese over the top.
  • Bake both pizzas for 20 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the cheese has melted.
  • Take pizzas out of the oven, and let them cool slightly.
  • Add basil leaves, slice and serve while warm, but it’s pretty good right out the fridge the next day too.

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Notes

Storebought Vegan Pizza Crust Options:
  • Mamma Mary’s
  • Molinaro’s Thin Crust Pizza Kit (at Costco)
  • Simple Truth Organic Pizza Crusts
  • Banza Chickpea Crust
  • Market Pantry Original Crust (at Target)
  • Cali’flour Italian Plant-based Pizza Crust
  • Rustic Crust Italian 6-Grain Pizza Crust
  • Flatout Rustic White Artisan Pizza Crust
  • Simply Balanced Ultra Thin Pizza Crust (at Target)
Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Pizzas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 562mg23%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2015 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2020.

9 Responses to Easy Vegan Pizzas

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for Adeeallison Reply

    that looks great. My 18 yr old plant based baby girl is getting ready to start college this fall. She wishes someone would write a book/blog/how to guide on staying vegan while trying to eat college cafeteria food without packing on the freshman 15. Maybe you could blog about it with lots of pointers, ideas, 911 help..lol! She is afraid she will get bored and cave to SAD stuff on the cafeteria line.

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for AdeeAdee Dancy Reply

    What a great idea! I faced a lot of those challenges in my freshman year of college, and your idea for tips on avoiding the freshman 15 and all the bad food is something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit! I think that may be coming to the site soon:) Stay tuned!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for AdeeLaura @ Raise Your Garden

      Haha, freshman 15! I was the freshman 50! I did loose the weight eventually. Ha. I agree, these pizza’s aren’t just for vegans. Yummy for all. Yay.

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for AdeeLiz @ The Lemon Bowl Reply

    Oh I just love this!!! My kids would be all about this. I hope I luck out and one of them writes a blog post for me one day!!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for AdeeMegan {Country Cleaver} Reply

    I could definitely get behind these beautiful pizzas!!

  5. Aw I love this! I too make vegan pizzas in a similar manner. I like to pretend I’m still in college when I do it sometimes….although that was 2,3, oh wait 4 years ago… where does the time go. Anyways, this post rocks! I love the family collaboration! I might see if my mother wants to do something similar on my blog…it really is a great idea! The pizzas looks pretty amazing as well 😉

    • Avatar thumbnail image for AdeeMarly

      That would be so fun to see some collaboration with your mom. Why shouldn’t blogging be a family affair! 🙂

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for AdeeBelem Reply

    Good recipe, my family and I love pizza, I will prepare this recipe for you. Thanks for sharing. Greetings!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for AdeeMarly

      So glad you like this recipe, Belem!

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