Herby Vegan Pizza Base Recipe

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vegan pizza base

Hey guys, as promised in my last post, today’s post is my vegan pizza base recipe. A ‘proper’ pizza. Not a healthier version with a vegetable in the base. This recipe is for a traditional bread base, it contains gluten, you know…a regular pizza.  

This one is a little weird for me. I used to make a recipe very similar to this all the time when I first started eating a vegan diet but I haven’t made pizza with a bread base for a really long time. It felt a bit strange stood over my scales looking at the ingredients. I almost forgot what I was supposed to do with them. 

In my opinion, all crusts that are not a herb crust need to disappear. So, in that sense, this recipe does have a lot of similarities to the last one. As I mentioned in Tuesday’s post, pizzas made the traditional way take forever. I used quick yeast in this recipe to make the whole process a little quicker. This dough only takes around an hour to rise too. I know that’s still a long time, but it’s a lot quicker than some other recipes.  

This recipe is vegan, dairy free, soy free and nut free. If you have any allergies, don’t forget to check your yeast. Some brands like to slip extra things in there. 

vegan pizza base

vegan pizza base
4.82 from 11 votes

Vegan Pizza Base

This recipe is vegan, dairy free, soy free and nut free.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 pizzas


  • 350 g plain white flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 7 g fast yeast usually the amount in a single serving sachet
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 210 ml warm water I mixed half boiling with half tap
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp each oregano and rosemary
  • A pinch of chilli flakes optional


  1. Preheat oven to 220°c

  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir lightly in the bowl to combine. Create a well in the centre of the dry mix then pour in the water and oil. Combine to make a dough then tip dough onto a floured surface.
  3. Knead the dough for 5-8 minutes until it feels elastic.
  4. Lightly oil the inside of a mixing bowl and add the kneaded dough. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to rise until it has at least doubled in size. Mine took around 50 minutes but it could take up to 90 minutes.
  5. Once dough has risen, remove it from the bowl and split into 3 equal portions. Punch out any air from the dough.
  6. Use your fingers to roll out the dough, it should be around ½ cm thick when it is done.
  7. Add toppings and place in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

vegan pizza base

Do you guys like the look of this? You may have noticed I topped this and Tuesday’s pizza tart with pesto. It’s one of my favourites! What are your favourite pizza toppings?  

Until next time,  


22 thoughts on “Herby Vegan Pizza Base Recipe

  1. Ooh, this looks like a really tasty pizza! It’s a great idea to swap the cheese for pesto, so much healthier! I’m reading your blog before dinner and now I’m absolutely starving and craving a pizza! Thanks for sharing the recipe Sophie <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  2. This looks so tasty! I was talking to some people earlier today at work about pizza, and now seeing these pictures of your pizza’s really make me want some, haha. It doesn’t look that difficult to make, and it’s quite quick so I’ll have to try this out at some point. I’m not someone that likes a lot of toppings so it’s great to be able to create it with whatever toppings I like!


  3. Oh yum.. I love your blog. I have just been told I have to have gluten free foods. So I am on the look out for new recipes. Any suggestions would be great if you know of any. xx mummythomas.blog

  4. This is how I make my pizza base as it is so much quicker and you can’t really taste much difference. My kids love to do their own toppings and by using a quick recipe for the dough they don’t get impatient with me haha! This pizza looks amazing! I’m going to try adding a little chilli flakes to mine next time, I bet it tastes incredible. xo

    Pinar | http://www.beautybakingbella.com

  5. This pizza looks so tasty! I haven’t actually made a homemade pizza in so long, I like that this recipe isn’t too complicated for me as I’m not the best cook in the world! Xx

  6. This looks delicious. I’m considering making this now because it’s making me hungry just looking at the photos. I’ve been trying a few more vegan and vegetarian foods recently and I’ve been wanting to find a recipe to help make a vegan pizza. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. This looks like a DREAM; I neeeed to attempt to make this. I missed your post on Tuesday, so I’m about to go find that & save it as I want to try the GF version!!

  8. Why do your recipes always look SO good?! Pizza is one of my favourite foods and this one looks great, I’ve never tried pesto but I really want to now and I’d love to see how it worked on a pizza!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

  9. i absolutely love how you’ve listened to your readers but still made it simple enough for everyone to follow. only an hour for the dough to rise isn’t bad at all! it’s nearly lunch time for me and now i’m craving pizza! great job sophie!

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