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This Easy Vegetarian Pizza is an easy weeknight meal or simple lunch option. Ready in just 15 minutes and completely customizable, this easy pizza recipe will be a family favorite meal.
Easy Vegetarian Pizza + Suggested Wine Pairings
Pizza is global comfort food! It is synonymous with parties, fun times, and even fancy gourmet dining. No wonder there are tons of standalone pizza restaurants to cater to billions of pizza lovers all over the world.
With several toppings to choose from, pizza certainly is a unique dish that is common to many yet customizable to meet individual taste buds. Pizza parties are a great way to catch up with the people you enjoy and serving a good glass of wine will give everyone the perfect pairing.
We are serving up an easy vegetarian pizza today, but here are a few wine pairing suggestions to go with a variety of pizzas. For a complete guide on pairing wine with pizza, head here.
You may pair the classic Margherita pizza with a Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre blend or a dry rose. Both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay work nicely with a mushroom, chicken, and white sauce-based pizza topping. Sauvignon Blanc is a good bet with a salad topping based or any meaty pizza as it lends a refreshing tart acidity in each sip. Zinfandel is a versatile wine that goes fine with all kinds of pizza. The classic pairing of Chianti with any vegetarian pizza is also a divine combination. Beaujolais cru can be paired with any vegetable, potato, or mushroom pizza. Riesling can be served with pineapple or slightly sweet pizza.
But, the absolute best pizza and wine pairing is the one that you are serving right now 😉 And enjoy!
Cheese is definitely one of the most important toppings to any pizza, and which cheese you select may also impact your wine selection. Freshly grated cheese is definitely the best option, but if you want to save time, store-bought shredded cheese will work fine as well. If you are in need of a new cheese grater for making your favorite pizzas, here is a great read on the latest and most effective cheese graters available on the market from The Daring Kitchen blog.
The Daring Kitchen created this delicious and quick vegetarian pizza for us with a store-bought pre-made pizza crust, but feel free to make your own pizza dough, buy pizza dough at the market, or try my 2-ingredient WW pizza dough.
Now, here is that easy vegetarian pizza recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
Easy Vegetarian Pizza
- 1 store bought pizza base or make your own
- 3 tablespoons pizza sauce
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese grated
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons chopped bell peppers
- 2 tablespoons sliced jalapeno
- 2 tablespoons chopped pineapple
- 2 tablespoons sliced mushrooms
- Additional toppings of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 450°. Or according to pizza base package instructions.
- Spread pizza sauce equally on pizza base.
- Place toppings on pizza crust and then generously put cheese on top.
- Bake pizza for about 10 minutes or until the cheese melts, slice, and enjoy!
Do you like making pizza at home? What are some of your favorite pizza toppings?
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