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There really are no limits to the types of vegetarian pizza you can make.  This recipe just happens to be one of two home made pizzas I made a couple of weeks ago – the other was Hawaiian Pizza.

Serve you pizza with Pear and Parmesan Salad – delicious!

To prepare a pizza in ten minutes you’ll need a ready-to-use base.  Fresh and frozen varieties are readily available these days – some better than others.

I suggest you check the ingredients before you buy.  The  four basic ingredients are flour, yeast, oil and water.  If the ingredient list is as long as your arm, maybe keep looking.  The one I buy has a thin layer of tomato paste and herbs already applied – but I add a little extra.

A whole pizza can serve one or more people – you decide 🙂

Uncooked Vegetarian Pizza


Cooked Vegetarian Pizza

Here goes:

Vegetarian Pizza – Ingredients

  • Pizza Base
  • Tomato Paste
  • Fresh or Dried Oregano (or other herb of your choice)
  • Fresh asparagus
  • Capsicum (any colour – I used red and yellow)
  • Feta Cheese (or goats cheese)
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese (or other grated cheese)
  • Pizza tray or Pizza stone to cook

Vegetarian Pizza – Method

  1. If you are using a pizza stone, pre-heat it
  2. Gently cook the asparagus in a little boiling water – don’t over-cook or it will go soggy – drain well
  3. Spread a thin layer of tomato paste on pizza base
  4. Sprinkle with oregano, or other chosen herb
  5. Place the previously cooked and drained asparagus on the pizza
  6. Add all other ingredients
  7. Cook in pre-heated hot oven for 10-15 minutes

Serving Suggestions

  • Pizza can be eaten just on it’s own; enjoyed at the dining table; in front of the TV; or any other relaxing place
  • Cutlery – optional
  • I like to serve with jacket potatoes and sometimes a green salad as well

Handy Hints

  • Don’t forget to pre-heat the pizza stone – the base will take too long to cook if you don’t, by which time the topping will be burnt
  • Suggest you don’t pile on the ingredients too much – less is more
  • Mozzarella cheese is traditionally used, but I find it a bit tasteless
  • You can also buy ready grated pizza cheese at the supermarkets – but I still prefer tasty cheddar
  • If you don’t have a pizza tray or stone, just use a large baking tray

Like I mentioned earlier, the sky’s the limit when it comes to vegetarian pizza so feel free to experiment.  I don’t think I make the same pizza twice!

If you think others might enjoy this recipe, please share it on social media. I also enjoy reading your comments.  What’s your favourite vegetarian pizza?

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Jan Littlehales

You might also enjoy:

Hawaiian Pizza

Pear and Parmesan Salad

Vegetable Lasagna








13 Responses to “Vegetarian Pizza – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Jenny Locke says:

    Sounds fantastic. We buypizza bases from a local Italian restaurant. They have a big woodfired pizza oven and don’t mind selling the bases. We buy them in lots of 10 and put them in the freezer.

  2. Eileen says:

    Hi Jan,

    Love the pictures and being vegetarian…this recipe appeals. When using cheese we use a cheese that is made with vegetable rennet. This is much healthier. Check the ingredients. If it says enzyme or animal rennet then best avoid it. 🙂

    Regards, Eileen.

  3. Hi Jenny and Eileen,
    How great Jenny to get pizza bases from your local Italian – doubt you’d get better ones from the shops.
    I’ll look out for enzyme and animal rennet in the cheeses I buy – definitely like to avoid the nasty ingredients if I can. The vegetable rennet cheese sounds interesting. Thanks Eileen.

  4. Kerry Lea says:

    Hi Jan
    I love asparagus and never thought of putting it on a pizza. Like your idea that less is more, we totally overdo it with the cheese. I did have a stone plate the first time I put it in the oven it cracked in half.

  5. Hilary says:

    My children love making their own pizzas, and the great thing is that you know what’s going onto it. Being vegetarian myself, a vegetarian pizza sounds like a great idea :).

  6. David wood says:

    We love Vegetarian Pizza! Our favorite is Spinach and Feta Pizza or home made pizza where we cut up heaps of veggies and pile it on top of the pizza 🙂

    Now I am hugry!

    Great recipe for vegetarian pizza – especially love it how its a 10 minute recipe!


  7. Cade says:

    Hi Janet,
    Thanks for the Vegetarian Pizza recipe. I love firing up the pizza oven and having a pizza cook off, and your right less is more…except on a meat lovers 🙂


  8. I love the look of that vegetarian pizza and being an asparagus grower, I must say, it really sets the pizza off. I have started making my own pizza dough from a scone type mixture and they turn out great.

  9. Thanks for comments Kerry, Hilary, David, Cade and Jackie,
    Kerry – asparagus is great on pizza (and it looks so pretty 🙂 ) – shame about your pizza stone. So far so good with mine.
    Absolutely Hilary – that’s the great thing about home cooking – you control the ingredients
    Spinach and feta pizza sounds wonderful David – I’ll have to give that a try – yum
    Cade – lucky you having a pizza oven – they are becoming quite popular. Meat lovers eh!! Boys and their meat!
    Growing your own asparagus – I’m impressed Jackie. I’ve also used a scone type recipe for the base and it was good – quick to make as well.
    Thanks for dropping by guys 🙂

  10. Nerisa says:

    Thanks Jan, sure saves time and tasty too.

  11. Hi Nerisa,
    Good to hear you liked the recipe – thanks for commenting 🙂

  12. Hi Jan, great idea with the vegetarian pizza’s. My son loves pizza so I’ll see what he thinks of them.

  13. Hi Tania,
    I’ve yet to meet a child that doesn’t like pizza – lol 🙂
    Thanks for commenting

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