Delicious Vegetarian Pizza Recipe – Easy to Make at Home

What’s up foodies, it’s your boy Gary Vaynerchuk and today I am excited to bring you a recipe that is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy!

Are you tired of the same old boring pizza recipes? Want to try a new and exciting vegetarian pizza recipe that will rock your world? Look no further because I have got you covered!

Today we are going to cook up a delicious gourmet cruiser’s vegetarian pizza recipe. This pizza is loaded with healthy and flavorful ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, onions, bell peppers, broccoli florets, and mushrooms. But don’t let the vegetarian label fool you – this pizza is packed with so much flavor that even the most devout carnivores won’t be able to resist it.

This recipe has been perfected by the gourmet cruisers who have spent years cruising around the world in search of the perfect pizza recipe. And now, thanks to them, we can all enjoy a little piece of cruise ship heaven from the comfort of our own homes.

So grab your apron and let’s get started on this mouthwatering vegetarian pizza recipe that is sure to impress your taste buds and your dinner guests.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gourmet Cruisers' Vegetarian Pizza
Gourmet Cruisers’ Vegetarian Pizza

This vegetarian pizza recipe is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill pie. It’s the culinary creation of the gourmet cruisers who have traveled far and wide in search of the best recipes. Trust me when I say that this pizza is a real winner!

First off, this pizza is loaded with flavor. The combination of sun-dried tomato, black olives, onion, bell pepper, broccoli floret, and tomatoes makes for a mouthwatering taste sensation that you won’t soon forget. And let’s not forget about the mushrooms – they add a rich and earthy flavor that pairs perfectly with the other veggies.

But what really takes this pizza to the next level is the delicious mozzarella cheese that’s melted on top. It adds a creamy and indulgent texture that will leave you wanting more. And with garlic cloves and tomato paste mixed in, every bite packs a punch of savory goodness.

But here’s what really sets this vegetarian pizza apart from other pizza recipes – it’s customizable to your liking! You can easily substitute or add any toppings that you prefer. Want to add some protein? Go ahead and toss on some BBQ chicken or even some vegan sausage crumbles. Or keep it veggie-oriented by adding some cherry tomatoes or balsamic glaze.

In conclusion, whether you’re a longtime vegetarian or just looking to mix up your usual dinner routine, this gourmet cruisers’ vegetarian pizza recipe won’t disappoint. Its flavor-packed ingredients and ability to customize make it a versatile and crowd-pleasing option for any occasion. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start cooking!

Ingredient List

“A slice of heaven on a plate”

Let’s dive into the mouth-watering ingredient list for Gourmet Cruisers’ Vegetarian Pizza Recipe. Get ready to add some flavorful ingredients to your grocery list.

  • 1 pizza dough (Boboli, Pillsbury, etc.)
  • 1 6-ounce can of tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup of black olives, sliced
  • ⅓ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • Cherry tomatoes (optional)

Feel free to adjust the amounts or swap some ingredients with your favorites!

The Recipe How-To

“Say cheese… vegan cheese, that is”

Now that we have gone through the ingredient list, let’s get started with making this delicious vegetarian pizza! You can use any type of pizza dough you prefer, whether it’s a classic recipe or a pre-made option like Boboli or Pillsbury.

Step 1: Prep the Sauce and Toppings

First, preheat your oven to 425°F. In a small bowl, mix together 2 cups of tomato paste and 2 minced garlic cloves to make the sauce. Set it aside.

Next, gather all of your toppings and chop them up into bite-sized pieces. You’ll need about ½ cup of each topping: sun-dried tomatoes, sliced black olives, diced onions, sliced bell peppers, broccoli florets, and sliced mushrooms.

Step 2: Assemble the Pizza

Roll out the pizza dough and place it on a greased pizza pan or pizza stone. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving about ½ inch around the edge.

Sprinkle 1½ cups of shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Then, evenly distribute your toppings over the cheese.

Step 3: Bake and Enjoy

Bake your pizza in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and crispy.

Once it’s done baking, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing it into wedges. Serve hot and enjoy!

That’s it! This vegetarian pizza recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a quick and easy meal.

Substitutions and Variations

“Pizza, a universal love language”

Are you looking to spice up your Gourmet Cruisers’ Vegetarian Pizza Recipe? Lucky for you, there are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations that will suit your taste buds!

First, let’s switch up the vegetables. Instead of sun-dried tomatoes and black olives, try adding sliced zucchini and roasted eggplant. Bell peppers and broccoli florets can be replaced with sautéed spinach or kale, creating a delicious burst of greens in every bite. Feeling adventurous? Add sliced brussels sprouts or shredded carrots for a unique twist on classic pizza toppings.

Now, let’s talk about cheese. If you want to lower the calorie count, try using goat cheese instead of mozzarella. For a vegan option, use Daiya cheese or nutritional yeast as a substitute for cheese altogether. Craving a creamier texture? Mix Ricotta cheese with herbs and spices, spread it on your pizza dough before adding your toppings, and voilà – a cheesy masterpiece!

When it comes to sauce, tomato paste can easily be switched out for pizza sauce or even BBQ sauce! For an extra punch of flavor, try creamy garlic sauce as the base on top of which you can add any combination of veggies.

If you’re feeling like experimenting with different crusts aside from the classic pizza dough Boboli or Pillsbury dough etc., try a Crescent roll crust or bread machine bread (think Papa Murphy’s Pizza). You could even go fancy with Welsh Rarebit!

To kick it up a notch even more, have fun combining different toppings altogether! Try out some gourmet veggie pizzas using cherry tomatoes and green onions, or BBQ chicken gourmet pizza. Don’t forget the essential Pizza Pesto to add aromatics.

Get creative with your pizza recipe by trying out different substitutions and variations to satisfy any palate.

Serving and Pairing

“When life gives you veggies, make pizza”

Now that your gourmet cruisers vegetarian pizza is hot out of the oven, it’s time to think about serving and pairing. One of the great things about this dish is that it goes well with a variety of different sides and drinks.

First off, let’s talk about some classic pairings for this pizza. Since it’s loaded up with delicious veggies like sun-dried tomato, black olives, onion, bell pepper, broccoli floret, and mushrooms, you’ll want to consider serving a crisp green salad on the side. A Caesar salad or simple mixed greens tossed in olive oil and vinegar dressings will perfectly balance out the flavors of the pizza.

If you’re looking for something with more substance, try pairing your pizza with a creamy garlic sauce or ranch dressing dip. The sauce adds an extra layer of flavor to the dish and makes eating this gourmet cruisers vegetarian pizza more enjoyable than ever.

For drinks, there are plenty of options to choose from. A light-bodied red wine like pinot noir would complement your meal nicely as would a cold beer. For non-alcoholic choices, freshly squeezed juice or an icy-cold lemonade will provide a refreshing balance to your mouth-watering gourmet cruisers vegetarian pizza.

Another great thing about this recipe is that it serves well in many settings. It’s perfect for game night at home or as a shareable appetizer at larger gatherings such as tailgate parties or even weddings! You’ll notice that everyone will appreciate and enjoy the flavor combinations and if you want to switch things up while still keeping it casual, try these other pizza toppings: goat cheese or ricotta cheese for that creamy taste; crescent rolls or papa murphy’s pizza also make for great bases especially when you can’t get your hands on boboli pizzas. While at it why not include round table pizza toppings such as cream cheese?

Remember though, Rule number one for serving any pizza is to serve it hot straight from the oven or reheated until back to crispy perfection!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A little slice of vegetarian paradise”

Now, let’s talk about the make-ahead, storing, and reheating instructions for this Vegetarian Pizza Recipe. This is a great recipe to prepare in advance for busy nights or to have leftovers for lunch the next day.

If you want to make ahead the pizza dough, you can do that up to 24 hours before baking it. Once you have made the dough, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. Remember to take the dough out of the fridge at least one hour before you start rolling it out.

If you decide to make ahead the entire pizza, follow these instructions. After baking the pizza, let it cool completely at room temperature. Once it has cooled down, wrap it in foil or place it in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When ready to reheat, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and place the pizza on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices in the microwave for 30 seconds on high power.

You can also freeze this Vegetarian Pizza Recipe if you want to store it for longer. Before freezing the pizza, make sure it has cooled down completely after baking. Wrap the entire pizza or just individual slices tightly in plastic wrap and then place them in a ziplock bag. The pizza will keep well frozen for up to two months.

To reheat frozen pizza, take the slices out of the freezer and let them come up to room temperature for about 20 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.

In summary, this Vegetarian Pizza Recipe is meal prep-friendly with flexible make-ahead options that can fit into any lifestyle! You can enjoy this delicious gourmet cruisers vegetarian pizza recipe as leftovers or heat and eat every single day without getting bored!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Pizza making is an art form”

Alright, pizza lovers let’s talk cooking tips. Here’s the inside scoop to make the best Vegetarian Pizza Recipe from Gourmet Cruisers. Trust me, these tips will help you achieve a perfectly crispy crust, oozing cheese and all of those delicious toppings melded together in every bite.

First up, when it comes to baking pizza in your oven, we recommend preheating your oven to 450°F for about 30 minutes before cooking your pizza. This will get your oven nice and hot and ensure a crispy crust every time.

Next, I highly recommend putting parchment paper on top of your pizza pan or baking tray before putting the pizza dough on it. The parchment paper not only prevents sticking but also helps the heat distribute evenly, resulting in a crispy crust that won’t stick to your pan.

When it comes to toppings such as vegetables, make sure you sauté them first to guarantee the veggies are fully cooked and keep their integrity while on top of the pizza. This will also prevent any juices from making the crust soggy.

Another key element is making sure there isn’t too much liquid on the pizza. After evenly spreading the tomato sauce across the dough, cook it for one minute in the oven before adding toppings like sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and broccoli florets to allow excess moisture to be evaporated away.

Finally, after removing your beautiful piping hot pizza from the oven let it rest for at least five minutes before slicing into it. Allowing your masterpiece to cool down slightly will increase its stability and hold its shape better for cutting into perfect beautiful slices.

So follow these helpful tips and you’ll absolutely nail this Gourmet Cruisers Vegetarian Pizza Recipe. Sit back, take a bite of that delicious crunchy crust loaded with mouth-watering vegetables all pulled together with melted cheese and tomato sauce – let’s call it heaven in every bite!

Bottom Line

Now that you’ve got all the details, it’s time to put your skills to the test in your kitchen. Try out this Gourmet Cruisers’ Vegetarian Pizza Recipe mentioned above, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Imagine biting into a delicious pizza loaded with sun-dried tomato, black olives, onions, bell peppers, broccoli florets and mushrooms, garnished with cherry tomatoes, and flavored with pesto. All topped off with a generous serving of mozzarella cheese and garlic cloves minced to perfection. Sounds delicious? That’s because it is!

Whether you’re throwing a party, preparing a meal for your family or simply satisfying your craving for something delicious and comforting, this healthy vegetarian pizza will surely hit the spot. You’ll love the flavorful combination of ingredients and how easily this dish comes together.

Now that you know all the tips and tricks for mastering this recipe to perfection, it’s time to get started. Trust me when I say that the end result will be worth all the effort.

So put on your apron, preheat your oven and get ready to create something spectacular – this pizza recipe from Gourmet Cruisers!

Gourmet Cruisers' Vegetarian Pizza

Gourmet Cruisers’ Vegetarian Pizza Recipe

Submitted for Zaar World Tour 2006, a real veggie delight:D Very tomato-ey and colorful. If you prefer to make your own dough, we suggest Steve's recipe no. 8497 or littleturtle's recipe no. 112643:D
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 pie
Calories 134.2 kcal


  • 1 pizza dough (Boboli or Pillsbury, etc.)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups spinach leaves (fresh, or 1 cup defrosted frozen)
  • 1/2 cup mushroom
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup broccoli floret (small)
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped (preferably yellow or orange)
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato, slivered
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare pizza dough according to directions (if using a recipe) and cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees (if desired, and omit this step entirely if using pre-cooked dough).
  • Mix tomato paste with 1/4 cup water and add a bit more, a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Add garlic and mix well.
  • Spread tomato sauce evenly over dough, leaving a half inch or so for crust.
  • Sprinkle toppings over pizza, more or less in order given. (If you prefer to end with the cheese, that's okay too.).
  • Sprinkle with seasonings.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  • Slice and eat.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 121gCalories: 134.2kcalCarbohydrates: 10.6gProtein: 8.8gFat: 7.2gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 22.1mgSodium: 500.9mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 5.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, European, Oven, Vegetable
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