Veg Pizza Recipe From Scratch | BEST Homemade Vegetable Pizza

Veg Pizza Recipe with step by step photos. The all time favorite, super delicious and best veg pizza recipe from scratch.

This is a tried and tested veg pizza recipe and if everything is followed correctly, you will be able to make great pizza with a choice of your toppings for your family and friends. This homemade veg pizza beats all the pizzas I had in Indian pizza chains in various Indian cities.

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There was a time when I used to make pizzas at home with ready made pizza bread. But after making bread at home and finding out they are far far better than the outside ones, I make even the pizza base at home now.

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This recipe of homemade veg pizza is a pizza recipe made from scratch. Except for the cheese, no ready-made sauces or pizza bread bases are used. This is a basic veg pizza. I have used onion and capsicum as the only veggies. You can use your own assorted veggies for the pizza.

For the flavorings of the sauce i have used dried oregano and basil. However, you can use fresh oregano and basil too. I have made many pizza sauces right from my teen years. But this was the best sauce I have made. It has become a personal favorite.

The pizza bread is made from maida (all-purpose flour). Wheat flour can be used too. but wheat flour will make the pizza bread base a little dense. I have adapted the recipe from the cookbook “The Bread Bible: 300 Favorite Recipes” by Beth Hensperger.

How to make veggie pizza recipe

For ease of understanding, I have divided the post into 3 main parts:

  1. Making the pizza bread
  2. Making the pizza sauce
  3. Assembling pizza

Lets start with step 1 – making the pizza base

1: dissolve the sugar in warm water and add dry active yeast to it.

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2: stir the whole mixture and keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

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3: when the yeast is getting doubled up, take a cup of flour with salt in a bowl. Mix well. Add olive oil.

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4: after 10 to 15 minutes the yeast will bubble and you will see a good frothy layer on top.

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5: now add the frothy yeast mixture to the flour. With a whisk or wooden spoon stir the mixture.

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6: add another cup of flour and keep on stirring.

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7: the mixture will become sticky.

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8: add the last cup of flour and continue to stir.

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9: the dough will leave the sides of the bowl but still will be a bit sticky.

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10: it is time now to knead the dough with the hand. knead the dough to a smooth dough. Dust with flour to prevent sticking. The dough will be soft and elastic. Apply some olive oil to the dough all around.

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11: keep the dough in a deep large bowl and cover loosely with a kitchen napkin or towel for 1.5 to 2 hours.

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12: after 2 hours the dough has beautifully risen and doubled up to what you see below.

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13: I had planned to make the pizza the next day, so I wrapped the dough tightly in a cling film and kept in the fridge. If you plan to make the pizza right away then flatten the dough to a disk. Then start rolling the dough.

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14: the next morning I removed the pizza dough from the fridge and if you compare the two pics, the dough was getting leavened even in the fridge.

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15: I kept the cold pizza dough at room temperature for about 45 minutes before I started assembling and rolling pizza.

Making pizza sauce

1: chop the tomatoes directly or blanch them and then chop the tomatoes. I chose the second method of blanching, as then less cooking is involved when making the sauce. Instead of chopping you can also puree the tomatoes.

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2: in a pan heat olive oil and add chopped garlic to it. Fry the garlic for a minute.

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3: now add the chopped blanched tomatoes. Stir and let the tomatoes cook for 5 minutes more.

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4: when the tomatoes are getting simmered, slice the onion, capsicum and olives.

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5: instead of sauteing the veggies lightly I marinated them for 15 minutes with olive oil, basil and oregano.

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6: the tomatoes are softened now. Add the herbs, salt, crushed black pepper.

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7: mix well and cook for a few more minutes.

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8. The pizza sauce is ready.

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Making vegetable pizza 

1: preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Grease the baking pan with olive oil & then dust it with maize flour (cornmeal), semolina (rava or sooji) or flour.

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2: take a large ball from the dough. I made three medium-sized pizzas from this dough. You can use the whole dough to make an extra-large pizza or even make two large pizzas.

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3: flatten the dough into a disk. now on a floured surface with a rolling pin roll the dough ball into a large round or oval shape of about 1/4 inch thickness. Roll the dough from the center towards the outer edges. You may have to dust the surface with flour. the dough is extremely elastic. So be careful while rolling the dough.

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4: place the pizza base in the baking pan. Be careful as the dough has so much elasticity, it just stretches more when you place it. Do this work of placing very gently. brush the surface with olive oil.

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5: spread the tomato pizza sauce on the pizza.

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6: top up with the veggies and olives.

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7: top with some shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese.

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8: bake the veg pizza in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees C till the base becomes golden brown and the cheese on top melts and gets browned.

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9: The veg pizza is ready and out of the oven.

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10: Serve the veg pizza immediately with tomato sauce or tomato ketchup and the herbs.

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This is a tried and tested recipe and if everything is followed correctly, you will be able to make great & best veg pizza with a choice of your toppings for your family and friends.
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Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:2 hrs 40 mins
Course:main course
Servings (change the number to scale):3 medium sized pizzas or 2 large pizzas
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


for the bread base

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water or add as required
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • some olive oil for brushing
  • all purpose flour or cornmeal (makki ka atta) or semolina for sprinkling

for pizza sauce

  • 4 to 5 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine, optional
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil or 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • freshly crushed or ground black pepper, as required
  • salt as required

toppings for 2 medium sized veg pizza

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 capsicum (bell pepper), sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped or sliced, optional
  • 8 to 9 pitted green olives, sliced, optional
  • 8 to 9 pitted black olives, sliced, optional
  • grated mozarella cheese or pizza cheese, as required
  • fresh or dried herbs, as required


making pizza dough

  • Sprinkle sugar in warm water.
  • Add yeast. Stir and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 mins till it becomes frothy,
  • In a bowl add one cup flour, salt, olive oil and the frothy yeast mixture.
  • Stir. Add another cup of flour. stir again. The mixture become sticky.
  • Add the last cup of flour and continue to stir.
  • Knead the dough into a smooth, springy ball. apply some olive oil all over the dough.
  • Cover loosely and keep in a large bowl at room temperature for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • The dough will double up and nicely leaven.

making pizza sauce

  • Blanch the tomatoes and the chop them.
  • Heat oil. Fry the chopped garlic. add the tomatoes and wine. let them cook uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the herbs, salt and pepper. mix well. Cook further for 3 to 4 minutes.

assembling and making veg pizza

  • Flatten the dough to a disk. on a floured surface roll the dough.
  • Place the dough onto a greased and dusted pan.
  • Brush some olive oil on the pizza base. spread the tomato sauce on the pizza.
  • Top with the veggies. spread the grated cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees c till the base becomes golden brown and the cheese on top melts and gets browned.
  • Serve veggie pizza hot.


Tips for making veg pizza recipe

  1. The pizza dough can also be made in a food processor or electric mixer.
  2. If the dough becomes sticky add some flour and vice versa. If the dough is not soft and a bit dry, then add some warm water.
  3. I even made a thin crust pizza with this dough and it was excellent.
  4. You can saute the veggies lightly in olive oil if you want.
  5. The leftover pizza sauce can be refrigerated.
  6. Leftover pizza dough can be refrigerated or freezed. If freezed, it stays well for a month. 

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Best Veg Pizza Recipe From Scratch | Homemade Vegetable Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 802 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 1542mg67%
Potassium 884mg25%
Carbohydrates 118g39%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 3120IU62%
Vitamin C 82.6mg100%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 9.3mg52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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506 comments/reviews

  1. Very nice recipe5 stars

    • thank you

  2. Hi Dassana,
    I haven’t tried the recipe yet, so i won’t rate but im sure like all your others it’ll be great. i’m new to using microwave. What setting does a microwave need for pizza?

    • hi moonmoon, firstly thank you. you will have to use convection mode of the microwave oven. in convection mode, baking recipes can be easily made. convection mode is the same mode which a regular oven has except the fan. i hope your microwave oven has a convection mode. check the manuals if you have them or you can contact the company for more information. each oven is different, so it becomes difficult to tell the exact setting.

      • Thank you Dasanna!

  3. Super Pizza Recipe. I made the dough and the pizza sauce. Topped with capsicum, onion, sweet corn and olives. Everyone loved it. Thanks.5 stars

    • thanks a lot anjali for this lovely feedback. glad to know. welcome and happy cooking.

  4. Hi mam Tasty pizza I made following your recipe. Thanks.5 stars

    • welcome tina and glad to know.

  5. Which type of oven do you use for baking?

    • i am currently using bajaj OTG. but in this pizza recipe post, i have used ifb microwave convection oven.

      • Hi
        While using ifb u mentioned to keep the pizza in the lower rack, but that doesn’t have a lower or upper rack. Atleast mine doesn’t. What should I do to ensure crispy base?

        Thanks4 stars

        • i must have mentioned keeping on a lower rack for an OTG or electric oven in some other pizza post or comment. in this pizza recipe post, i have not mentioned. ifb won’t have racks as they are microwave convection ovens. to get a crispy base, use a metal pan. do not use a glass or ceramic plate or pan. keep the pan on the glass turntable of the oven and bake using only the convection mode of the oven at 200 degrees celsius. the metal pan will get hot and this will help in having a crisp base on the pizza. also roll to a thin crust or medium crust pizza, so by the time the base is done, the cheese also has melted or golden. do not make a thick base. hope this helps.

  6. So much testy ❤❤5 stars

  7. It was super5 stars

    • thanks parvathi for sharing the feedback and rating on pizza recipe.

  8. Hey Dassana

    Ur recipe was awsm thank u soooooooooooo much for sharing such amaaaaazing recipes also the picture idea was really helpfull5 stars

    • thanks saanika for sharing positive feedback and review on pizza recipe. glad to know that the pictures were helpful.

  9. If I use the readymade pizza base then also the temperature and time we use will be the same???.. and what is best for pizza microwave (I have grilling and combination options) or toaster oven??

    • with readymade pizza base, the time will change. temperature is same. just bake till the cheese melts or has become golden. use the grill option. do not use combination. i am not sure what is toaster oven.

  10. Hi dassana ,
    Ur recipes are just awesommmmm…i just have one query about this recipe that can i use regular tulsi for the tomato sauce as tulsi is the hindi of basil5 stars

    • thanks farheen. the regular tulsi is more strong and aromatic than italian basil. both are different. so i would not suggest to use regular tulsi. the sauce can become bitter.

  11. I followed all the steps nd recipe turnd as super duper hit… Only toppings were changed little.. Used mushrooms insteads olives.. But overall taste was owsome.. Thanks for sharing wonderfull recipe..5 stars

    • Welcome Neelam. Glad to know this.

  12. Hi Sir,
    I have a query, request you to play confirm about that.
    After proofing & rolling the pizza Doug, I just put that in pizza pan & let it proof for around 1 hour & then keep the pizza pan in freeze so now how much long time I can use it or it is usable.

    • after placing in pan, there is no need to proof the rolled pizza dough. if you proof, then the dough will rise more and leaven more. so it will be like a soft bread and won’t be crisp.

  13. Hey Dassana
    I have simple three words for u…
    ‘I Love u’
    U r not just sharing recipes. U r spreading love and happiness. The feeling of content of watching something we cooked being eaten with delight is more than divine.They say your food makes you what u are and i strongly believe it I have tried many of your recipes and surprizingly all of them turned out perfect.This pizza one was awssmm though i dint have all d ingredients bt even then it was yummy… specially ur pizza sauce. The way you explain your recepies is so lucid and clear.Keep up d gud work Dassana…n go on earning blessings….love love love

    • Thanks a lot Sapna for this awesome feedback filled with appreciation and love. Yes I do agree with you that food affects our mental and subtle bodies. One should be very careful about the food choices we make.

  14. Hi,
    Pls confirm some thing, After making pizza dough, I kept it in fridge & next day want to make so can I use it at same time or need to leave it for 45 minutes at room temp. (Dough ko freeze se nikal kar direct use kar sakta hu ya 45 minutes freeze se bahar room temp. Per rakhne jruri h).
    One more ques., Can I bake some pizza base in advance for next day. If it is then for how much day it can be use.

    • let the pizza dough come at room temp and then use it. so you can keep for 30 to 45 minutes.

      you can also bake the pizza base. pizza base stays good for weeks in the fridge and if freezed stays good for months.

  15. Hi,
    This is Sumit Goyal, i want to use this receipe on large scale so pls once confirm me how much 1 tablespoon, teaspoon & 1 cup contains the Gram’s or according to 1 kg maida (flour) the ratio should be of all indegrants.
    Also pls let me know if I am using instant yeast, is there need to take warm water, if it is what temp. Should be there.
    I also want to prebake all the pizza base so what steps should be there for prebaking the pizza base, how much the life will be of prebake pizza base.

    I would be very thankfull to you & need your support

    • sumit, 3 cups of maida weighs around 375 grams as 1 cup of maida is 125 grams. so increase the tablespoon, teaspoon measurements proportionately. you can take the proportionate measures in teaspoons and tablespoons and then measure the ingredients on a weighing scale. you will get an idea as to what is the weight of eg 10 teaspoons of salt. since both sugar and salt will have different gram measurements in teaspoons as their densities are different.

      for instant yeast you can add directly in flour and then knead. but at times i have seen the instant yeast granules do not dissolve. so i just mix them with some water and then add to the flour. for instant yeast no need to use warm water.

      for pre baking, roll the dough. cover and let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. then with a fork make marks on the pizza, so that it does not puff up while baking. keep in a preheated oven and bake till you see the top is done. you don’t need to make the base brown. it should just be baked like bread. pre baked pizza breads stay good for a few weeks in the fridge. you can also freeze them and stay good for a few months.

  16. Hi Amit,
    This is Sumit, i want to open Pizza shop so please let me know about some below points as –
    1: The receipe indegrants in gram so that by weighting, i could make the required dough.
    2: If possible please share the steps get changes for shop purpose.
    3: I also will use stone deck oven so should i need to preheat the oven.
    4: Customer can come any time so unable to keep out the dough for 45 minutes as room temperature.
    5: If any other particular point need to be noted or required please tell me.
    I would be very thankful to you for this if could make it which will support me to open my shop.

    Sumit Goyal 8130035396

    • sumit, your queries answered below:

      1. you can weigh in grams and make the pizza dough.
      2. the steps are same. just that depending on the temperature conditions in your city, it can take less or more time for the dough to rise. also commercially fresh yeast is used. fresh yeast can be easily freezed.
      3. yes even for a stone plate, oven needs to be preheated.
      4. once the dough has leavened and risen, then keep in the fridge.
      5. you can buy a few books on commercial pizza baking from
      6. you can also see some videos on youtube or on google on how pizza is made commercially. you will get some idea. also for kneading the dough you will need a commercial electric stand mixer, like kitchenaid etc. with hands it will be too much of work. kitchenaid in india does sell but their stand mixers are for home usage. you can try them or some other brand/company for a larger one. commercial baking equipments are easily available in india. with google you can find which company or store is selling these in your area.