Two Easy Vegan Pizzas Under 15 Dollars

Hey everyone! Today I’ve got something special for you. This is a post by my daughter, Adee. She’s home for the summer and working with me on the blog. She’s also been spending a lot of time in the kitchen over the last year, and we thought it would be nice for her to share one of her favorite go-to college life vegan recipes — Two Easy Vegan Pizzas Under 15 Dollars. Take it away, Adee!

As a kid in college, the money is always low and the hunger is always high. The cafeteria is rarely open when I have my true hankerings, and I guarantee that vegan pizza wouldn’t be on the menu anyways.

So, what can a girl do with $20 to her name, a hunger so strong it could lift a truck, and no vegan pizza in sight? Option number one: do the smart thing and wait until breakfast. But where’s the fun in that? What college kid is thinking about the smart thing to do, ever? It’s not like I go there to get smart or anything…

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

Option number two: make Two Easy Vegan Pizzas for under $15 and still have $5 leftover for dessert!

In all seriousness, this is a great recipe for any person, not just vegans.

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.

Looking down on two pizza crusts with bowls of vegan mozzarella shreds, pizza sauce, an onion, fresh herbs, and cherry tomatoes.
A wooden spoon is smearing pizza sauce across one of the pizza crusts.

My mom, (AKA the amazing NamelyMarly) sent me with one of these “pizza kits” when I went off to dorm life, for when I was missing home or just plain hungry.

I loved this recipe so much that I ended up making it more times than I’d like to admit, adding variations here and there to change it up. A couple of times, my friends and I would gather in the dorm’s community kitchen and make this recipe to share.

It made for fun times and great leftovers!

A hand places chopped onion on the sauce coated pizza crust.
A hand drops chopped fresh cherry tomatoes on the sauce coated pizza crust.
A hand drops fresh herbs on the sauce coated pizza crust.
A hand is dropping vegan mozzarella shreds across the top of the pizza.

So the next time you have a hankering for some easy vegan pizza, definitely try this recipe. Maybe if you’re not too hungry, you could even share!

Looking down on a cheese topped pizza in a pizza pan and ready to go into the oven.

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. These are all some of our favorites.

If you prefer to make your own, here’s my favorite recipe for vegan pizza dough. It’s so easy!

Looking down on a freshly baked vegan pizza still on the pizza pan.

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you decide to give it a try, take a photo and send your picture on Instagram using #namelymarly to @namelymarly  or to me at @celladele – we love seeing your photos!

Two Easy Vegan Pizzas for Under $15

Two Easy Vegan Pizzas for Under $15

Hungry? Make yourself Two Easy Vegan Pizzas Under 15 Dollars recipe for a cheap, easy and yummy way to get in your hankering for vegan pizza!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 Slices
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Adee


  • Mamma Mary’s pizza crusts package of two
  • one jar pizza or marinara sauce
  • one package vegan mozzarella shreds
  • toppings of your choice veggie crumbles, basil, tomatoes, onion, spinach, or any vegetable!


  • Preheat your oven to 450 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.
  • Take pizzas out of oven, let cool.
  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Two Easy Vegan Pizzas for Under $15
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.

If you’d like to check out some other vegan pizza recipes, look at these:

Whatever pizza your diggin’ on, enjoy!

7 Responses to Two Easy Vegan Pizzas Under 15 Dollars

  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! 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! 🙂

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