Finding good gluten-free vegan pizza recipes is hard enough. Finding oil-free recipes is another challenge all together.
Even if you’re not interested in eating strictly gluten-free, trying out other oil-free vegan pizzas can still be worth it.
We already know whole wheat can create a nice pizza crust, but who knew potato, sweet potato, and cauliflower can also make flavourful pizzas.
To ease your search for gluten-free and oil-free vegan recipes, here 7 are pizza crust and sauce recipes to try.
Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Vegan Pizza Crust Recipes
1) Polenta Pizza
To start off is a cornmeal crust gluten-free vegan pizza from Straight Up Food. It should be noted that the rosemary in the crust adds a little something extra to this dish, and fresh is best! This recipe also comes with an oil-free vegan pizza sauce recipe and suggested vegetable toppings.
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2) Sweet Potato Lentil Flour Pizza Crust
Using lentils in a unique way for a sweet potato lentil flour pizza, Vie De La Vegan creates quite the crust! With only 3 ingredients it doesn’t take much to put this oil-free vegan pizza recipe together. If you don’t have lentil flour, you can make your own with a high powered blender.
3) Simple Oil-Free Polenta Pizza
This gluten-free vegan pizza from Beans, Rice and Everything Nice is another cornmeal crust. The ingredients are simple enough, just cornmeal and water, but the result is flavourful and filling. A cornmeal crust pizza isn’t as “crusty” as other pizzas, but if it’s cooked long enough it holds together quite nicely.
4) Vegan Cauliflower Pizza
Cauliflower is a more versatile vegetable than it is often given credit for. With a satisfying texture and herb infused crust, this cauliflower pizza from Detoxinista works perfectly. The cauliflower, flax seed, and almond flour combination in the crust make for a great gluten-free and oil-free vegan pizza. Load it up with your favourite toppings and it’ll be quite the veggie pizza!
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5) Gluten-Free Potato Pizza Crust
An oil-free vegan pizza crust made with potato sure does sound perfect. Potatoes make up the majority of this pizza, and they really hold the crust together well. When combined with oat flour, potato starch, and almond butter, the result is a sturdy gluten-free crust with a great texture. For a nut-free version you can substitute in tahini to replace the almond butter.
6) Quinoa-Lentil Crust
Combining quinoa and lentils creates a protein-packed gluten-free, oil-free vegan pizza crust! Blended together, the quinoa and red lentils provide a flavour-filled whole food, thin crust pizza. Soaking the quinoa and lentils before hand allows them to be more easily blended by a food processor or high powered blender.
7) Quinoa Potato Crust Pizza
Who would have thought quinoa and potato could make such a great combo? The instructions for this oil-free vegan pizza recipe come in video format from Cooking With Plants, so you can follow along through the cooking process. Made using non-stick baking paper keeps the pizza crust oil-free, and cooking the crust on both sides helps “crisp” it up. Finish it off with a sauce and your favourite toppings and dig in!
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Oil-Free Vegan Pizza Sauce Recipes
1) Ultimate Fat Free Pizza Sauce
Loaded with herbs, this fat free pizza sauce from Brand New Vegan is a garlicky, oil-free vegan pizza sauce that has all the essentials. A touch of sugar adds a hint of sweetness that completes the sauce.
2) Top Notch Oil-Free Pizza Sauce
Katie from Plantz St. uses sun-dried tomatoes for an oil-free pizza sauce that’s full of flavour and easy to prepare. Use fresh or dried herbs and make a large batch so you can have plenty of sauce on hand throughout the week.
3) Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce
Top your gluten-free vegan pizza off with an easy homemade pizza sauce recipe courtesy of The Vegan 8. This recipe uses tomato puree rather than paste along with a touch of maple syrup for a bit of sweetness. Spread it on a pizza crust or drizzle it over avocado, pizza-style toast as suggested, either way it’ll taste great!
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4) Vegan Marinara Sauce
This vegan marinara sauce from Potato Strong can be poured over pasta or used as a pizza sauce. With crushed tomatoes, bell peppers, and spinach, this oil-free vegan pizza sauce is chunkier and rich in vegetables. Add in tomato paste for an ever thicker sauce.
Oil-Free, Tomato-Free Vegan Pizza Sauce Recipes
If you follow a nightshade-free diet or are looking for a healthier white sauce recipe, these tomato-free, oil-free vegan pizza sauce recipes are for you.
5) Oil-Free Basil Pesto
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need oil to make a good basil pesto sauce. This oil-free vegan pesto by Plant Based Recipe has loads of flavour and a nice, thick consistency. No dairy or oil required. And pizza sauce is just one of the many ways to enjoy pesto!
6) High Protein & Oil-Free Basil Pesto
White beans are used to make this Oh She Glows high protein, oil-free basil pesto recipe. Leave out the oil and you’ll have a low fat pesto sauce that will go well with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, spinach, or any other topping you like. Be sure not to skimp on the fresh basil!
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7) Garlic Alfredo Pizza
This garlic Alfredo is an oil-free vegan pizza sauce from The Vegan 8 that is made using cashews. They create a thick, creamy texture that allows the vegan Alfredo sauce to stand on it’s own. It works well as a single topping if you would prefer a simple pizza, or you can add on a bunch of veggies!
Feel free to mix and match the oil-free vegan pizza crust and sauce recipes to make different combinations for even more variety!
A number of the recipes for pizza crusts also come with sauce recipes, so don’t hesitate to try those as well.
Find more healthy vegan pizza ideas in the Heart Healthy Pizza cookbook.