10 Vegetarian Pizza Toppings Full Of Veggies

A list of vegetarian pizza toppings to celebrate Mediterranean vegetables, using for each pizza a typical regional cheese to enhances each produce and its flavor. #yougurardianchef #pizza #vegetarian
These vegetarian pizza toppings are the most carry through pizza you have ever had. All the veggies are fresh and in season, and each vegetable is attentively paired with the most suitable cheese and temper. The combination of flavors and textures is carefully chosen to make these veggie pizzas thus exceeding, no one will miss the kernel .
10 Vegetarian Pizza Toppings
Pizza originated in Italy as a celebration of vegetables and cheese. That is why Italians do n’t use besides much kernel on pizza .
Every italian pizza sport one or more seasonal worker vegetables, and never in excess to make surely flavors do n’t get lost and pizza do n’t get doughy.

Each vegetable is treated with esteem and wonder, its spirit is enhanced by the right combination of cheese and temper and merely when appropriate, some kernel is added as ham, sausage or other cured meat .
You will find these vegetarian pizza recipes everywhere in Italy from pizzeria restaurants to takeaway pizza alabama taglio or rosticceria .
This survival of vegetarian pizza are the arrant family dinners as they are healthy, lusciously filling but unaccented enough to ensure a passive bedtime with no bloated belly .
vegetables from the patch

Each vegetable combines with a cheese

I will start with some few examples, and will add more once the vegetables are in season or if I came across a cheese that is deserving melting on pizza .
These are classic italian combinations of cheeses with vegetables, they are used in pizza arsenic well as in pasta or risotto. They well combine with each other in terms of spirit and texture .
vegetarian pizza toppings ingredients

Red pizza vs white pizza

You will find 2 types of vegetable pizza :

  • Pizza rossa: red pizza with tomato sauce
  • Pizza bianca: white pizza without tomato sauce.

Some vegetables and cheeses are effective without tomato sauce as it tends to overpower some delicate flavors .
so here is the list of vegetarian pizza toppings :
pizza dough on a wooden board with a cloth

Best pizza dough for veggie toppings

The classic italian pizza boodle is the perfect free-base for a vegetarian pizza. It is thin, crunchy and its balmy delicate relish does n’t take over .
To make pizza I use the boodle from this article How to Make Pizza Dough without a Bread Machine. If you have a bread machine, it is even simpler. Pour the ingredients into the basket and the bread machine will do the remainder .
If you want to make a pizza like an italian, you should follow those steps :

  1. Make the pizza dough the day before
  2. Let it rest in the fridge overnight
  3. When you are ready to make the pizza, take it out of the fridge at least 1 hour before
  4. For each 1 lb – 500 g of pizza dough makes 3 balls, to have a nice thin crust.
  5. Cover with a wet towel and let it rest for 30 minutes
  6. Put the pizza stone into the oven and turn the oven on to reach 430 F – 220 C
  7. Once the oven and the pizza stone are hot, you can proceed.
  8. Every time you make a pizza the pizza stone should be very hot, therefore make sure all the ingredients for the toppings are ready.

If you have never made pizza before, read the article : italian Pizza Dough Recipe And How To Cook It for more information .

Pizza Margherita

This is THE italian pizza served in every restaurants and pizzerie :

  • Simple tomato sauce (no marinara sauce or Italian seasoning, that does not exist in Italy),
  • Mozzarella for pizza (the regular fresh mozzarella would be too watery, so if you use that you need to make sure the water is drained)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Oregano (not always)
  • Extra virgin olive oil added raw, at the end when the pizza is cooked

You can find the detail recipe in the article : italian Pizza Dough Recipe And How To Cook It

Pizza with Mushrooms and Basil

I make this pizza much as it is easy to make and the ingredients are easy to find. It is a regular pizza Margherita in which I add newly portobello mushrooms .

As you can see I do n’t add besides many mushrooms as they tend to release body of water when cook and I do n’t like a soggy pizza. I use regular mozzarella tall mallow as its angelic relish well combines with the crude mushrooms .
pizza with mushrooms topping

  1. Lay the pizza dough over the hot pizza stone
  2. Pour 2 tbsp of tomato sauce, add a pinch of salt, and spread the sauce over the dough with the back of the spoon
  3. Place uniformly over the dough the mozzarella cut in cubes
  4. Add 3 chopped basil leaves and 2 sliced fresh mushrooms
  5. Cook in the hot oven for 10 minutes
  6. Once ready, place it on a cutting board and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil before serving it

making pizza with mushrooms

Pizza alla Norma: fried eggplants and salted ricotta

If I go out for Pizza I constantly order Pizza alla Norma, fried or grilled eggplants with salt ricotta .
It is a typical combination used in Sicily around Catania, they add eggplants everywhere and everything becomes “ Norma ” : pasta, arancini, pizza .
pizza alla Norma with eggplants and smoked ricotta On the web log, I have the recipe for a regular Pasta alla Norma and Pasta with swordfish ragu and fry eggplants besides originally from Catania .
here I use electrocute eggplants, but if you want to keep it healthier you can use barbecued eggplants .
Salted ricotta is not the usual ricotta, the salt is used to preserve it for longer, therefore the ricotta salata is hard and can be grated .
If you can not find salt ricotta you can substitute with Pecorino or Parmesan .
Freid eggplants and salted ricotta

  1. Peel and cut the eggplants into slices
  2. Fry them in abundant hot olive oil
  3. Once they are ready place them over a paper to absorb as much oil as possible
  4. Season them with salt

  1. Lay the pizza dough over the hot pizza stone
  2. Pour 2 tbsp of tomato sauce, add a pinch of salt, and spread the sauce over the dough with the back of the spoon
  3. Place over the dough uniformly the mozzarella cut in cubes
  4. Add a few slices of fried eggplants
  5. Grate some salted ricotta (or parmesan) on top and some basil leaves
  6. Cook in the hot oven for 10 minutes
  7. Once ready, place it on a cutting board and serve

making pizza alla norma

Pizza with zucchini and smoked scamorza

This pizza is identical alike to the previous one, alternatively of eggplants we have fried or grilled zucchini .
To complement the season of the zucchini I added a fume scamorza .
pizza fried zucchini and smoked scamorza
I always recommend buying thin zucchini as the large ones have excessively many seeds. Although as you need to cut them lengthways, do n’t buy the Albenga trombetta zucchini or the very very little ones .
If you prefer a lighter version of this pizza you can merely grill the zucchini .
If you can not find fume scamorza, you can use another strong cheese, but look for a cheese made with spun-paste like the mozzarella. The process is called “ filatura ”
You can read more about the character of cheese in the article : Italian Pizza Dough Recipe And How To Cook It, section Using the properly ingredients

Making the pizza with fried zucchini

  1. Cut the zucchini in long slices, lengthwise
  2. Fry in abundant hot olive oil
  3. Once ready, lay them on a paper to absorb all the excess oil
  4. Season with salt
  5. Cut the smoked scamorza into slices

  1. Lay the pizza dough over the hot pizza stone
  2. Pour 2 tbsp spoons of tomato sauce, add a pinch of salt, and spread the sauce over the dough with the back of the spoon
  3. Place uniformly the slices of scamorza
  4. Lay the zucchini slices over the scamorza
  5. Add some basil leaves
  6. Cook in the hot oven for 10 minutes
  7. Once ready, place it on a cutting board and serve

making pizza with zucchini

White Pizza with Fresh Cherry Tomatoes and Buffalo Mozzarella or Burrata

This is besides a identical simple pizza with fresh tomatoes alternatively of tomatoes sauce .
pizza without tomatoes sauce are called White pizza in Italian Pizza Bianca and it is normally made with fresh vegetables whose smack can be overpowered by a tomato sauce .
pizza burrata and cherry tomatoes You can make this pizza with cherry tomatoes, but use adequate so that the pizza will be nicely damp.

As cheese you can use either buffalo mozzarella, unconstipated clean mozzarella or burrata .
Add some fresh extra viring olive oil at the end and it becomes a melted Caprese .
Do not even think of adding Balsamic Vinegar, I am not certain who had the idea of adding Balsamic over the Caprese .
Definitely no one in Capri!
fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil

  1. Lay the pizza dough over the hot pizza stone
  2. Place uniformly a few slices of mozzarella or burrata
  3. Spread the cherry tomatoes cut in half around the mozzarella slices
  4. Add 3 chopped basil leaves
  5. Cook in the hot oven for 10 minutes
  6. Once ready, place it on a cutting board and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil before serving it

making pizza with cherry tomatoes and burrata

White Pizza with roasted peppers and parmesan flakes

My uncle Mario always said : “ God made ridicule peppers and parmesan to be together ” and I never dear to challenge that .
It is the best combination always !
pizza with roasted pepper and parmesan flakes
The peppers are roasted in the hot oven to remove the skin. I normally do 5 at once then I season them with supernumerary virgin olive oil and garlic and keep them in the electric refrigerator to serve as a side or plainly with tall mallow .
The parmesan is added after in this pizza but if you prefer you can add it before .

  1. Place the peppers in a very hot oven or under the grill
  2. Once the skin on the top of the peppers is burned, turn them around and put them back in the oven
  3. Do that until all sides of the peppers are burned
  4. Place the hot peppers in a paper bag and keep them closed until they cool down. Their steam will help to separate the skin from the flesh
  5. Once cold you can easily remove the skin from the peppers

  1. Remove the seeds and place the slices of the peppers in a bowl
  2. Season with salt, extra virgin olive oil, and basil

  1. Lay the pizza dough over the hot pizza stone
  2. Place uniformly the mozzarella cut in cubes
  3. Lay the roasted pepper stripes across the pizza
  4. Cook in the hot oven for 10 minutes
  5. Once ready, place it on a cutting board and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil
  6. Top with parmesan flakes, few basil leaves, and serve it

Making pizza with peppers

White pizza with red chicory radicchio and gorgonzola cheese

The combination of crimson chicory and gorgonzola is often used in Italy, not only they make pizza but besides risotto, gnocchi or even served raw as antipasto .
You decidedly do not want tomato sauce in this pizza as the relish or the two ingredients combined is merely arrant as it is .

Choose some humble and tender crimson chicory or cut the chicory in thin slices so it can be easy to bite if you are eating the pizza by hands .
As it takes longer for the chicory to cook, it is best to roast it in the oven for few minutes before putting it on the pizza. normally 15 to 20 minutes should be enough .
Like for the peppers, you can make a larger sum and keep the lie in the electric refrigerator and serve it as a english dish for some early meals .
red chicory and gorgonzola

  1. Cut the red chicory in slices, place it on a baking tin over parchment paper
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt
  3. Bake in a hot oven 350 F – 180 C for 15 to 20 minutes

cooking red chicory

  1. Lay the pizza dough over the hot pizza stone
  2. Place uniformly the mozzarella cut in cubes
  3. Lay the roasted red chicory slices across the pizza
  4. Spread some gorgonzola over the chicory
  5. Cook in the hot oven for 10 minutes
  6. Once ready, place it on a cutting board and serve it

making pizza with radicchio and gorgonzola

White pizza with zucchini flowers and ricotta cheese

Zucchini flowers and ricotta cheese are equitable the perfect combination of easy sweetness flavours .
A delicate pizza to enjoy during the summer when the zucchini flowers are blossoming .
pizza zucchini flowers and ricotta
The zucchini flowers cook very promptly so you do n’t need to precook them. You can add them raw over the pizza before you put the pizza in the oven .
however, the ricotta is not a fat cheese, I therefore recommend to drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the pizza so the flowers do n’t burn in the hot oven, but gently fry .
You do n’t need a bunch of flowers per pizza then if you have any leftover you can either make zucchini flowers frittes or use them with the ricotta as a pasta sauce .

  1. Cut the flower sepals (the small green mini leaves that covers the base of the petals)
  2. Open the flower to make sure there are no insects inside
  3. Wash the flowers with running water
  4. Place them upside down in a colander to drain out any water from inside the flower

How to clean the zucchini flowers

  1. Lay the pizza dough over the hot pizza stone
  2. Place uniformly the mozzarella cut in cubes
  3. Lay the zucchini flowers cut in half
  4. Add the ricotta cheese and drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil
  5. Cook in the hot oven for 10 minutes
  6. Once ready, place it on a cutting board and serve

making pizza with zucchini flowers

White Pizza with Pesto and Stracchino

This Pizza is another front-runner. every fourth dimension I go to Italy I breed up on Stracchino and fresh basil to make the pesto .
You can read more about it in the article : traditional italian White Pizza With Pesto
Traditional Italian White Pizza With Stracchino and Pesto

Fresh Artichoke Pizza with sundried tomatoes and Scamorza

I do n’t use displace artichokes, pizza is much better made with fresh vegetables .
Canned artichokes tends to have an acidic sample as they are preserved in vinegar to prevent botulism .
Frozen artichokes release excessively much urine .
You can find all the instructions on how to clean and cook a fresh artichoke in the mail : fresh Artichoke Pizza with sun-dried tomatoes and Scamorza
White Vegetable Pizza Toppings with Artichokes

More veggie pizza toppings

These recipes are barely few ideas, but there are many more combinations that would work well .

  • Once the pizza is cooked, add some fresh rocket and cherry tomatoes, they work well with many pizzas, often sprinkled with some Grana cheese flakes.
  • Broccoli rabe and sausage is a classic pizza in Naples: salsiccie e friarielli. For a vegetarian version you can replace the sausage with a strong cheese like provolone
  • Pissaladiere: a pizza typical from Nice in the South of France made mainly with onion, no cheese.
  • Pizza with potatoes: is a classic in Rome. The potatoes are cut very thin to make sure they cook thoroughly.
  • Baby chard: never in excess as they tend to release a lot of water when cooking
  • Asparagus: they are perfect with Parmesan cheese

Vegetables I would never put on pizza are : kale, corn, pilfer, carrots, parsnip, Brussels sprout, fennel, green beans, cauliflower .

FAQ

Should veggies be cooked before putting on pizza? If you want to put raw vegetables on your pizza and cook them together you need to watch out for the follow problems. First, some vegetables like mushrooms and zucchini release water when cook, then if you put them raw on your pizza they will make your pizza inert. You can add them raw but do not add besides many. second, Pizza is cooked at high temperature for only 10 minutes. That is not enough prison term for some vegetables to cook by rights, like broccoli, squash or potatoes. If you want to add them raw, cut them very finely. How do you keep veggie pizza from getting soggy? To prevent your pizza from getting boggy from the vegetables you can do the follow : 1. Do not put besides many veggies. 2. Put the veggies over the cheese. 3. Precook the veggies before you place them on top of the pizza. 4. Cook the pizza in a very hot oven on a hot pizza stone What is the most common vegetable on pizza? Besides tomato sauce, the most common vegetables to put on pizza are : fresh tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, zucchini flowers, eggplants, mushrooms, artichokes, onion, broccoli rabe, potatoes and radicchio. Rocket salad is much total sensitive at the end. Why no pineapple on pizza? Pizza is a playfulness dish to write about, originated from Naples, it has traveled the universe with the italian emigrants.
Each nation has created its own translation and chefs around the world have experimented new toppings using local season and preferences. There are so many pizza ‘s versions around the world, some completely different from the one originated in Naples.
Of course, I will constantly defend the master italian pizza and if any of you eat pizza with pineapple please let me know … … ..
… ..and I will pray for your soul ! What meats do Italians put on pizza? Pizza originated in Italy as a celebration of vegetables and cheese. That is why Italians do n’t use much kernel on pizza. If we do lend kernel, it is normally ham, prosciutto or sausage. You would rarely find gripe and absolutely NEVER CHICKEN. No, italian do n’t put the chicken on pizza nor in pasta sauce, it is one of our unexpressed rules !
Pizza has now become a source of lively discussions on social media : what should and should n’t be a pizza top. But while identical few people take the argument seriously, most of the clock time those discussions are exchanges of some funny jokes and images.

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More types of pizza we eat in Italy

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