Veg pizza recipe (Vegetarian pizza)

Veg pizza recipe – It is very detailed post with start to finish of making pizza from scratch. The sauce and pizza base are made at home very easily.

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Thin crust veg pizza

This veg pizza recipe works for both regular crust and thin crust pizza. In this post, I have made thin crust since he loves thin, crispy crust. I have made regular crust as well and it works fine as well. I will share the photo here soon. See below pic for regular crust pizza. So you can make either one as per your family preference. Details are included in the recipe below.

I have made this pizza so many times, as dear husband loves pizza. So this is full proof tried and tested pizza recipe. Please read the recipe carefully and follow the instructions, you will get best pizza ever.

After making this homemade vegetable pizza, I have never ordered pizza for delivery. Homemade one tastes much better since we are using fresh ingredients. You will taste everything fresh in homemade one compare to store bought (as they use frozen things).

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Regular crust veg pizza


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Making pizza dough:

1) Take all the dough ingredients (all purpose flour, rapid rise yeast, olive oil, salt and warm water) in food processor with dough attachment. NOTE – I have used rapid rise yeast, so added as such. If you are using active dry yeast then dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes, once it becomes frothy then knead the dough using that water.

2) Make smooth dough. This can be done by hand just like the paratha dough.
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3) Grease the large bowl with olive oil, place the dough into a bowl and apply some oil in the surface of the dough as well. Cover it with kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in warm place for about 2 hours.

4) Meanwhile prepare topping and make sauce. This is optional but I like to very lightly sauté vegetables in olive oil with some spices. Heat tiny amount of live oil in a skillet or pan, once hot add all the sliced veggies with dried herbs and chili flakes. Saute for few minutes and turn off the stove. Do not cook them completely or till mushy. Please keep them crunchy.
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Making pizza sauce:

1) To blanch the tomatoes, make ‘+’ cut at bottom of the tomato. Bring enough water to a boil, add tomatoes into and cook for 2-3 minutes, remove it into cold water, so it stops cooking process.

2) Drain the tomatoes well; you will notice that skin will start to come off.
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3) Peel the skin and mash it with hands or use food processor. Or you can puree it. I have kept it chunky because I like my pizza sauce chunky not smooth.

4) Heat the oil in pan on medium heat. Once hot add onions and cook till it becomes translucent.
Veg Pizza Recipe | How to make vegetable Pizza | Vegetarian Pizza

5) Then add chopped garlic.

6) Cook for 1-2 minutes.
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7) Add mashed or pureed tomatoes.

8) Add dried basil, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, chili flakes. Mix well. NOTE: You can use fresh herbs as well instead, if using fresh increase the quantity. Instead you can use dried mixed Italian herbs as well.
Veg Pizza Recipe | How to make vegetable Pizza | Vegetarian Pizza

9) Let it cook for 20-25 minutes. If there are big chunk of tomatoes them mash after it becomes soft.

10) After 25 minutes it will look like this (thick, not watery), turn off the stove.
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Assembling and baking veg  pizza recipe:

1) Now we have veg topping and pizza sauce is ready, let’s start making the pizza. Preheat the oven to 450-500 degree F for at least 15-20 minutes. Lightly sprinkle some semolina or cornmeal on the pizza pan and keep it aside.
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2) After 2 hours of rising, dough will look like this, it will double up in size.

3) Punch it down and divide it into three equal smooth balls.
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4) Take a dough ball onto floured surface.

5) Roll into 8-9 inch diameter circle for thin crust pizza or 6 inch diameter circle for regular crust pizza.
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6) Place the rolled dough onto prepared pan.

7) Spread pizza sauce.
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8) Top it with topping.

9) Sprinkle cheese on top.

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Thin crust pizza

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Regular crust pizza

10) Bake into preheated oven for 15-18 minutes.  NOTE- to make it crispy crust; bake first 10 minutes on middle rack and last 5-8 minutes at the bottom surface of the oven.

11) Remove it from the oven. Slice and serve.
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Bake for few minutes longer (about 20-22 minutes total) for regular crust. For regular crust you can follow this Whole wheat pizza baking methond and time. In that recipe, I baked the crust first then removed from the oven, spread sauce, topping and cheese. Again baked into the oven till cheese is melted. You can choose any method.

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Regular crust pizza

Serving suggestion: Enjoy this as a meal. Have fruit juice on side instead of fizzy drinks.

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Veg pizza recipe (Vegetarian pizza recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Yield 4 servings (Makes 3 pizza)
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For pizza dough:

  • 3 cups All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1 packet or 2 ¼ teaspoons Instant dry yeast or Active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 cup Water Lukewarm
  • Salt to taste

For pizza sauce:

  • 6-7 medium Tomato
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • ¼ cup Onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dried basil 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano (instead all three dry spices, you can use mix Italian herbs)
  • ½ teaspoon Red chilli flakes or to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Salt to taste

For toppings:

  • 1 small Onion sliced
  • ½ small Capsicum (Green bell pepper) sliced
  • ½ small Red pepper sliced
  • 2 Jalapenos sliced
  • Black Olives as required
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Making pizza dough:

  1. Take all the dough ingredients in food processor with dough attachment.
  2. NOTE - I have used rapid rise yeast, so added as such. If you are using active dry yeast then dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes, once it becomes frothy then knead the dough using that water.
  3. Make smooth dough. This can be done by hand just like the paratha dough.
  4. Grease the large bowl with olive oil, place the dough into a bowl and apply some oil in the surface of the dough as well. Cover it with kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in warm place for about 2 hours.

Prepping the topping:

  1. Heat tiny amount of live oil in a skillet or pan, once hot add all the sliced veggies with dried herbs and chili flakes.
  2. Saute for few minutes and turn off the stove.
  3. Do not cook them completely or till mushy. Please keep them crunchy.

Making pizza sauce:

  1. To blanch the tomatoes, make '+' cut at bottom of the tomato. Bring enough water to a boil, add tomatoes into and cook for 2-3 minutes, remove it into cold water, so it stops cooking process.
  2. Drain the tomatoes well; you will notice that skin will start to come off.
  3. Peel the skin and mash it with hands or use food processor. Or you can puree it. I have kept it chunky because I like my pizza sauce chunky not smooth.
  4. Heat the oil in pan on medium heat.
  5. Once hot add onions and cook till it becomes translucent.
  6. Then add chopped garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add mashed or pureed tomatoes.
  8. Add dried basil, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, chili flakes. Mix well.
  9. Let it cook for 20-25 minutes. If there are big chunk of tomatoes them mash after it becomes soft.
  10. After 25 minutes it will be thick not watery, that time turn off the stove.

Assembling and baking veg pizza:

  1. Now we have veg topping and pizza sauce is ready, let's start making the pizza. Preheat the oven to 450-500 degree F for at least 15-20 minutes. Lightly sprinkle some semolina or cornmeal on the pizza pan and keep it aside.
  2. After 2 hours of rising, dough will look like this, it will double up in size.
  3. Punch it down and divide it into three equal smooth balls.
  4. Take a dough ball onto floured surface.
  5. Roll into 8-9 inch diameter circle for thin crust pizza or 6 inch diameter circle for regular crust pizza.
  6. Place the rolled dough onto prepared pan.
  7. Spread pizza sauce.
  8. Top it with topping.
  9. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  10. Bake into preheated oven for 15-18 minutes. Bake for few minutes longer for regular crust. NOTE- to make it crispy crust; bake first 10 minutes on middle rack and last 5-8 minutes at the bottom surface of the oven.
  11. Remove it from the oven. Slice and serve.

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