Cheeseless Pizza


Cheeseless Pizza

Learn how to make pizza without cheese with this yummy vegan recipe! Plus, scroll down to find more cheese-free Italian recipes.

Cheeseless Pizza
Cheeseless Pizza

While pizza purists might be aghast at the idea of a pizza without cheese, you'll be pleasantly surprised by this tasty vegan pizza recipe. Skipping the traditional cheese layer allows the veggies and other flavors to stand out. Made with peppers, olives, and sweet onions, this vegan dinner idea is impressive. It's even tasty enough for non-vegans to enjoy. Try sprinkling fresh herbs once you pull your pizza out of the oven for an extra splash of flavor.

Makes4 to 6 servings

Cooking Time45 min

Cooking MethodBaking


Total Timeunder 1 hour

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe CourseMain Course

Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Lactose-free, Low Cholesterol, Low Saturated Fat, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

MealDinner, Lunch

Taste and TextureCrunchy, Herby

Type of DishPizza


  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough
  • 3 cups pizza sauce
  • 3 roasted red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • Optional: marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium sweet onion, such as Vidalia
  • 1 medium red onion
  • Kosher salt

Cheeseless Pizza Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (or recommended temperature for your pizza crust recipe).

  2. Make the caramelized onions. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and caramelized. This should take about 25 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare a baking sheet or pizza pan with a light coating of cooking spray or olive oil. Press the prepared pizza dough onto the baking sheet until it fills the entire sheet. Bake crust in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the dough firms up and starts to puff slightly.

  4. Spread the pizza sauce over the pre-baked crust. Scatter caramelized onions, black olives, red peppers, sliced garlic, and artichoke hearts if using. Return pizza to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until crust is browned at the edges.

  5. Serve with a sprinkling of fresh herbs and your favorite pizza condiments. Our editor loves a few dashes of hot sauce!

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