Vegan White Pizza With Marinated Veggies

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!


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I have loved white pizza ever since I first discovered it while in college. Just the cheese and toppings baked into that beautiful chewy crust. It was EVERYTHING I loved about pizza. 

We’ve made other vegan pizzas at home (like our Vegan Baked Ziti pizza!), and I’ve really been wanting to make a vegan white pizza for quite a while. And now, I finally have and can share it with all of you!

It’s SO good. The marinated veggies that top it are just absolutely packed with tremendous flavor. I always loved white pizza with a ton of flavorful toppings sandwiched between two melty layers of white sauce. There’s nothing better! And this, my pizza pals, does not disappoint.

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Why We Love This Recipe:

  • The vegan white sauce is made with a silken tofu base and takes less than 10 minutes to throw together! It’s dairy-free without using vegan cheese, milk, or even cashews!
  • There’s oodles of flavor in Every. Single. Bite. 
  • It uses a bottled vinaigrette for a quick, time-saving marinade that makes our Mediterranean-inspired toppings SUPER flavorful!
Vegan white pizza ingredients: pizza dough, silken tofu, miso paste, fresh garlic, lemon juice, refined coconut oil, tapioca starch, vegan cheese seasoning, sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, mushrooms, olives, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and sliced garlic.

Vegan Pizza + White Sauce Ingredients

The great thing about this vegan pizza with white sauce recipe is that it is super customizable with what your tastes are, or even just what you have in your kitchen right now.

You’ll start with a 16-oz batch of vegan pizza dough. There are a ton of “accidentally” vegan store-bought options out there — especially store brands. (We like frozen pizza dough for the best quality.) Or you can make your own!

(Note: You’ll find the full written recipe with amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.)

White Sauce Ingredients:

For the toppings:

  • Sun-dried tomato vinaigrette (We used Organciville.)
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Black olives
  • Sun-dried tomatoes 
  • Fresh garlic
  • Crimini mushrooms (from a can)
This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!

Substitution Options

If you don’t have or have food intolerances to one of the ingredients from above, here are our best substitution tips!

Sauce Substitutions

For the tofu: We use silken tofu or soft tofu for this recipe because it has a nice smooth and creamy texture when blended. Firm or extra firm tofu won’t work here. For soy-free, you may want to try subbing either soaked cashews or sunflower seeds but will need to add the appropriate amount of water to get the blender going, so you’ll need to experiment with that.

For the refined coconut oil: This adds a necessary fat component to our vegan white sauce. We wouldn’t recommend cutting it completely. Olive oil, sunflower oil, or avocado oil are all okay substitutions but don’t act exactly the same. We haven’t tried it but you can also sub some soaked cashews or sunflower seeds for oil-free.

For the tapioca starch: I don’t recommend changing this ingredient because this particular starch is what adds that gooey stretchy texture to our vegan white sauce. Magic! Corn starch could work in a pinch, but the texture will be a bit different.

For the vegan cheese seasoning: We use our homemade vegan cheese seasoning for this recipe, but you can also use your favorite vegan parmesan (either shreds or sprinkly will work). Brands we like include Follow Your Heart and Go Veggie. If you don’t want to make a full batch of vegan cheese seasoning, we’ve included a quick hack in the notes section of the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

For the lemon juice / miso paste: These are both used to give our vegan cheese sauce a little zest and fermented flavor! If you’re out of one of these, feel free to replace it with the other. You can also use something like sauerkraut brine, vinegar (either rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar would work), or some yellow mustard.

Topping Substitutions

For the vinaigrette: We used Organicville’s Sundried Tomato + Garlic Vinaigrette for this recipe. It’s one of our favorites! You can use pretty much any Italian vinaigrette here or even a little oil, vinegar, and combination of herbs and spices. 

For the vegetables: Feel free to have some fun and experiment with whatever vegetables you love to use for your vegan pizza toppings! 

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!

How to Make Vegan White Pizza

While homemade vegan white pizza may seem daunting, it’s actually much easier than you might think! Plus, it can be a fun Friday night project to tackle with your partner or best friend and a glass of wine!

Step 1: Marinate the vegetables.

Vegan White Pizza Step 1: MARINATE THE VEGGIES: Chop all veggies and add them to a small bowl. Pour the marinade over them evenly and toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for 15-30 minutes or while you make the vegan white sauce.

First, you’ll chop all the veggies and add them to a small bowl. Pour that vinaigrette over them evenly and toss until everything is coated. You can set this in the fridge to marinate until you’re ready for it!

Step 2: Make the vegan white sauce.

Vegan White Pizza Step 2: MAKE THE VEGAN WHITE SAUCE: Add all the sauce ingredients to a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth and shiny (that’s key), stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

For the white sauce, all you have to do is add all the sauce ingredients to a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth and shiny. The shiny part is key because it means the oil has fully emulsified with the rest of the ingredients.

Step 3: Assemble and bake your vegan pizza!

Vegan white pizza step 3: ASSEMBLE THE PIZZA: Use your hands to flatten the pizza crust into a cast iron pan and brush the whole crust lightly with olive oil. Then, spread a layer of the vegan white sauce on the pizza crust, leaving some room for the crust around the edges.

Use your hands to evenly flatten the pizza dough into a cast iron pan. We LOVE using a cast iron pan for pizza because it’s an easy way to shape your pie and gets the crust perfectly golden! You can also use a pizza stone or baking sheet if you don’t have a cast iron pan, but this may adjust the cooking time slightly.

Next, you’ll brush the whole top lightly with olive oil. Then, spread a layer of the vegan white sauce on the pizza dough, leaving some room  for the crust to form around the edges! 

Vegan white pizza step 4: Top this layer of sauce with the marinated veggies. Finally, drizzle a thin layer of white sauce on top of veggies and finish with an extra sprinkle of vegan cheese seasoning.

Finally, you’ll top the layer of white sauce with your marinated veggies, spread evenly. Then, drizzle a thin layer of white sauce on top of veggies and finish with an extra sprinkle of vegan cheese seasoning. Don’t forget to season your crust of course! 🙂

And now you bake the pizza until the crust is lightly browned and the sauce is thick and gooey. Because it can burn quickly, make sure you check it after 10 minutes and every couple minutes after that!

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!

How to Serve Dairy-Free White Pizza

Serve this dairy-free white pizza hot. It would be the perfect recipe to make for everything from family pizza night to an outdoor patio lunch with friends!

Finishing touches: Serve this vegan pizza with a sprinkle of fresh minced oregano or basil. We also like to add some freshly ground black pepper because why not?!

Sides: This vegan white pizza is pretty substantial in and of itself, so I would stick with a lighter vegetable side here. Maybe even a salad that utilizes more of that sun-dried tomato vinaigrette!

Wine Pairing

We enjoy this vegan white pizza with rose! Each sip offers a light and refreshing zip between bites. Also, rose doesn’t overpower the vegan white sauce but will vibe really well with the veggies and acidity in the vinaigrette. 

Affordable Vegan Rosé Wines We Love:

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!

How to Store Leftovers

Pizza leftovers aren’t really a thing in our house (lol!), but if they are in your home, here’s how you can store it:

IN THE FRIDGE: Leftover pizza can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 5 days. Leftover sauce can be stored in the fridge for 5-7 days.

IN THE FREEZER: We do not recommend freezing this pizza because silken tofu does not do very well when frozen. It loses its creamy texture and becomes more like cottage cheese – not so good.

HOW TO REHEAT: Reheat leftover pizza in the oven at 350-375F (175-190C) for about 5-7 minutes until warmed through. I’m not a fan of using the microwave to reheat pizza unless you like REALLY chewy crust.

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!

When you make this vegan white pizza recipe, be sure to tell us ALL about it!! Did you switch up the toppings at all or make it as-is? Who did you share it with? Did they love it? We would love to hear everything!

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We can’t wait to hear what kind of fun times you’re going to cook up with this pizza. Cheers to that!

Yield: 8 slices of pizza

Serving Size: 2 slices of pizza

Vegan White Pizza With Marinated Veggies

This easy vegan white pizza recipe is impossible to resist! Marinated vegetables like sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms are nestled between two layers of thick and creamy dairy-free white sauce. This vegan pizza recipe uses a vegan white sauce that’s made without any vegan cheese, milk, or cashews! It’s a fun and easy option for plant-based pizza night that will seriously impress!

30 minPrep Time:

20 minCook Time:

50 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. PREP: Preheat your oven to 450F and get out a large cast iron pan .
  2. MARINATE THE VEGGIES: Chop all veggies and add them to a small bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over them evenly and toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for 15-30 minutes or while you make the vegan white sauce.
  3. MAKE THE VEGAN WHITE SAUCE: Add all the sauce ingredients to a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth and shiny (that’s key), stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  4. ASSEMBLE THE PIZZA: Use your hands to flatten the pizza crust into a cast iron pan and brush the whole crust lightly with olive oil. Then, spread a layer of the vegan white sauce on the pizza crust, leaving some room for the crust around the edges. Top this layer of sauce with the marinated veggies. Finally, drizzle a thin layer of white sauce on top of veggies and finish with an extra sprinkle of vegan cheese seasoning.
  5. BAKE THE PIZZA: Bake your pizza at 450F for 15-18 minutes until the crust is lightly browned and the sauce is thick and gooey. Check the pizza after 10 minutes and every 2 minutes after that, as it can burn quickly.
  6. TO SERVE/STORE: Let the vegan white pizza cool for about 10 minutes before slicing. Serve this pizza served with a sprinkle of minced oregano and a glass of rose! Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Leftover sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days but should not be frozen.

Notes

If you don’t want to make a full batch of our vegan cheese seasoning for this recipe, add the following to your blender with the rest of the white sauce ingredients: 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp lemon pepper seasoning

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One thought on “Vegan White Pizza With Marinated Veggies

  1. Will be making this soon i need to find sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts in Singapore as i dont have them here in Singapore can i skip olives as not a big fan of it i love pizza and mushrooms sooooooooo much perfect for my after office meals Thanks Ramya

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