This easy vegan pizza dough recipe is delicious, and super easy to put together. It doesn’t take much time at all! This is the perfect pizza dough recipe for beginners or people that want to make and eat pizza in the same day!

Pizza is something that I honestly cannot live without. When I switched to a plant-based diet, I thought that pizza was going to be a remnant of the past. As my time being a vegan unfolded, I realized that I didn’t have to go without my love for pizza. This was one of the first recipe I tried that really made me feel worthy of sharing! I hope you guys enjoy!

Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Ingredients

Ingredients to get started for this easy vegan pizza dough recipe

Flour

Using AP Flour is fine for this recipe, but I like to use the 00 Pizza flour. This type of flour is designed to make a nice a flavorful thin crust pizza.  This flour has been milled into an extremely fine powder over a long period of time. This process makes the flour super absorbent.

Instant Yeast

This helps the dough get a healthy rise. This ingredient also helps with flavor, big time. This is also one of the quicker routes which is ideal for this easy vegan pizza dough recipe.

Salt

This ingredient is used for flavor, purely.

Sugar

Sugar aids in the fermentation of the dough. The yeast produces a type of organism that feeds on the sugar and produces carbon dioxide. This process causes a better proof and leaven .

Warm Water

Warm water helps create the ideal environment for yeast to rise or multiply. We will go into detail in a minute.

Olive Oil

Olive oil provides much needed tenderness in your pizza dough. This helps a lot especially when you are cooking with high temperatures.

How to Make This Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe

For this recipe, you can make by hand or you can use a stand mixer. I personally like to use a mixer but, depending on the size of the batch, I make by hand as well. Which ever mixing method you decide to use, you first need to gather your ingredients.

Once your ingredients are gathered and measured out, you are ready to begin this easy vegan pizza dough. In a mixing bowl or mixer combine your yeast, warm water, olive oil and sugar. Mix this gently until just combined. You’re going to want to let this rest for 5 minutes or so until the mixture becomes bubbly.

While that mixture is doing its thing, get your dry mix together. You simply combine the flour and salt in a separate mixing bowl and mix well using a whisk. If you want to flavor your crust, this would be a good time to throw spices in your dry mix!

Once the yeast mixture is bubbly, its time to move forward. While the mixer is running, add in your flour mixture. If your easy vegan pizza dough is a bit sticky, you may need to add a bit of flour to get the right texture. This happens from time to time.

removing a cover from the easy vegan pizza dough recipe.

Once the dough has come together, you can remove from the bowl, onto a lightly floured work surface. From here you just want to knead the dough for 5 to 6 minutes, ending up in a sphere-like shape with the creased end touching the table.

This next step is optional, but I recommend doing it. Transfer your dough ball into a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap for up to an hour, or until it has doubled in size. Make sure you place the bowl in a warm place for best results.

Once the dough has proofed, you are ready! Simply remove the dough from the bowl and shape it one last time before making the pizza you’ve been craving!

easy vegan pizza dough recipe that is  proofed and ready to be punched!

Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe FAQs

Is this pizza dough vegan?

Yes, this pizza dough is vegan! There are no animal products in this dough at all!

What is the best flour for making pizza dough?

Personally, I like using the 00-pizza flour. To be completely honest, you don’t need a special kind of flour to make a great dough. Its all about the feel and method.

How do you cook this vegan pizza dough recipe?

This is what I love about this recipe! You can bake, fry, or grill this recipe. It is super versatile.

Do I need a pizza stone?

No, you do not! You can use a cast iron skillet, or you can use a baking tray! I like to turn the pan upside down and use the outside of the tray. This way I don’t get caught up on the edges.

How long does it last in the fridge?

Store this easy vegan pizza dough recipe in the fridge for up to 3 days. I like to portion the dough into pint containers if I’m making a bunch!

Is this a thin crust pizza dough?

This dough can be a thinner crust if you like. I like to keep this dough at an average thickness. If you are looking for a thinner crust pizza dough, check out my Neapolitan pizza dough recipes!

is pizza dough vegan? well this recipe is!

Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipes Tricks and Tips

Proofing the Yeast

Proofing the yeast in this recipe can result in a lighter and ultimately more flavorful crust. Simply letting your dough rest for an hour, in a warm area, will develop flavor and create more rise during the baking process.

To get an effective proof in your dough, you simply need to make sure your water is the right temperature. Using a thermometer, make sure your warm water is between 110F to 115F. This will ensure your yeast is in the perfect environment for proofing!

Working Your Dough

Be sure not to over knead your dough. This will result in a tough glutenous crust. Pay attention to your dough while you’re working with it. Once you get a good snap back, your good!

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Rolling Pin

If you can’t stretch the pizza dough like a pro with your hands, no problem! Use a rolling pin! This way you make sure you get a nice and even crust. Focus on where it counts and that’s the cooking process!

Room Temperature

Room temperature dough is way easier to work with! This is a good reason to let your dough proof for an hour or so, that way it is already at room temperature when your ready to get your hands dirty!

Shape

Your pizza doesn’t have to be perfectly round. As a matter of fact, the only pizzas that are perfect are pizzas made by machines! Don’t stress out about the perfect shape, the real focus should be on the same thickness throughout!

Stretching and shaping the dough! when is pizza dough vegan? when your on freshvegplate.com!

Patience

I know the pizza craving is real! With that being said, try not to rush your dough. Patience is the key to a delicious and perfect end result!

Equipment Needed

1 Mixer with dough hook

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

2 Mixing bowls

Plastic wrap

1 whisk

Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Proof Time: 1 hour (optional)

easy vegan pizza dough recipe

Ingredients

¼            oz           Active Dry Yeast (1 Package)

1             Cup        Warm Water

1             Tbsp       Sugar

1             tsp          Salt

2             Cups      00 Pizza Flour (All-Purpose Flour works too)

2             Tbsp       Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment or in a large mixing bowl combine yeast, warm water, olive oil and sugar and mix well. Let this mixture sit for 5-10 minutes or until it gets foamy on top.
  2. While the yeast mixture is sitting, combine flour and salt in a separate mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly.
  3. Once the yeast mixture has foamed up, turn the mixer back on low speed. Add the flour mixture into the yeast mixture. Mix this until combined. If the dough appears to sticky, add a bit more flour. If the dough mixture appears a little dry, add a touch of olive oil. The dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  4. Turn off the mixer and transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Begin to knead the dough in a circular fashion. Work the dough for 5 to 6 minutes folding the dough over itself then giving it a quarter turn. Flip the dough crease side on the table and cup the sides a couple more times to form an attractive dough ball.
  5. Transfer the dough ball to a grease mixing bowl and cover with plastic. Place in a warm area for up to 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. After the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for another couple minutes, and your dough is now ready to use! Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days!

If you like this Easy Vegan Pizza Dough Recipe, then try out some of my other baking recipes!

Neapolitan Pizza Dough

Vegan Naan Bread

Sourdough Bread Starter

Homemade Sourdough Bread

Big shout out to some vegan bloggers out there with some more killer vegan pizza dough recipes!

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Author

My name is Mason Bostwick. I am the owner and creator of freshvegplate.com. I have been a chef all my life, it is the only profession I have ever had. Cooking means more to me than it should, but for my constant obsession of food I have seen much success in my career.

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