Rainbow Pizza

Want to make pizza night even more exciting? Try making a rainbow pizza with your kids! Not only is it a fun activity to do together, but it's also a great way to introduce them to new plant-based ingredients.
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Rainbow pizza with colorful veggies sliced on a cutting board.
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Who says pizza can’t be healthy? This rainbow pizza is loaded with colorful veggies that are not only tasty but also nutrient-filled. Kids will love the rainbow of colors on their plate, from the bright red tomatoes to the deep green broccoli.

With all the fun veggie toppings, this pizza is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. And since it’s vegan, it’s a great option for families with dietary restrictions. This pizza can be made with or without cheese! We suggest a vegan cheese alternative, which is a great option for plant-based families and those simply to reduce their dairy intake.

Plus, you won’t believe how easy and quick this rainbow pizza is to make! Healthy and yummy pizza in 30 minutes? Oh yes. You can use refrigerated pizza dough from any grocery store, a ready-to-bake pizza dough crust, or make your own pizza dough from scratch if you’re feeling more adventurous. Either way, with just a few ingredients and a little pizzaz, the smell of fresh baked pizza can be wafting through your home in no time.

So gather your ingredients (and any eager little helpers) and get ready to taste the rainbow!

Homemade rainbow pizza with red, orange, yellow, green, and purple veggies cut into slices.

Store Bought vs Homemade Pizza Dough

Store-Bought Pizza Dough

Store-bought dough is a convenient option that saves time while still giving your family the pizza-making experience of rolling and shaping your dough. You can also get creative and shape it into mini personal pizzas, heart shaped pizzas, pizza rolls, and beyond.

Ready-to-Bake Store-Bought Crust

Ready-to-bake crust is the most convenient option, saving time and effort for those new to making pizza. However, it may contain preservatives and additives and the texture and flavor may not be as good as homemade or store-bought dough.

Puff Pastry

You can even use puff pastry! You can get it at most grocery stores and puff pastry is usually vegan. It’s freezer-friendly and so convenient for making an array of different dishes—from quiches to calzones (or pizza roll-ups!) with your favorite filling. Having puff pastry in your freezer is a must!

Homemade Pizza Dough

Making homemade pizza dough allows you to customize the dough to your preferences, choose high-quality ingredients, and can be a fun activity. However, it can be time-consuming and requires planning ahead.

You can find countless vegan pizza dough recipes online depending on what style of dough you like the best. Most recipes will call for simple ingredients like:

  • 1 ½ cups of warm water
  • 2 tsp of dried yeast
  • 4 cups of plain flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • A little sugar to help activate the yeast

We also have a fantastic homemade pizza dough recipe in The Friendly Vegan Cookbook!

Rainbow Pizza Toppings

The combination of the different veggies in this rainbow pizza recipe brings an enticing mix of color and flavor. But it’s certainly not set in stone! You can choose any veggies you’d like and add any other toppings you love. Here is what we used.

Ingredients for vegan rainbow pizza with labels.

Red

Kick off your rainbow pizza with vibrant red toppings like cherry tomatoes or roasted red peppers. If you’re on a budget, cherry tomatoes are a great option—they’re often cheaper than larger tomatoes!

Orange

For a sunny pop of color, consider adding orange bell peppers, diced carrots, or slices of juicy orange heirloom tomatoes.

Yellow

Brighten up your rainbow pizza with slices of yellow bell peppers, corn kernels, or chunks of golden pineapple. For corn, you can use your choice of canned corn (drained), or frozen corn kernels. Both will cook up perfectly on this rainbow pizza!

Green

Load up on green toppings like spinach leaves, broccoli florets, green bell pepper, or sliced avocado. For the best result, chop the broccoli florets very small before sprinkling them on your pizza. If using avocado, add the slices to the pizza after it comes out of the oven.

Purple

Get creative with purple toppings such as black olives, purple cabbage, roasted eggplant or diced red onion.

Bowl of diced veggies to use on rainbow pizza.

Simple Ingredient Swaps

Want to make it a bit fancier? Why not add some dollops of pesto on each slice or just spread it as the base instead of tomato sauce? Or try hummus as the base instead! So many variations of one simple recipe!

Photo of World of Vegan's rainbow pizza on a baking sheet before baking it in the oven.

Storing Leftovers

I’m sure you are aware that sometimes we just can’t finish all the pizza we made for dinner. Do you know the saying “your eyes eat bigger than your stomach?” Well, it happens to all of us. We prepare or serve much more food than we can actually eat.

No biggy, save it for later!

Leftover next day pizza can sometimes taste even better than the fresh pie. What is it about cold pizza that makes it so special? Maybe it’s the sweetness of the tomato sauce that gets even sweeter and the saltiness of the vegan cheese (or olives) that gets saltier. It’s a matter of taste I guess. How about you? Do you prefer a hot fresh steaming pizza or cold next day one?

Baked rainbow pizza loaded with veggies.

More Vegan Italian Recipes

If you’re keen on making more Italian inspired recipes, check these out!

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Rainbow Pizza

Author: Michelle Cehn | World of Vegan
5 from 8 votes
Pizza can be so much more than cheese and pepperoni. This rainbow pizza is loaded with beautiful and flavorful veggies like red tomatoes, orange bell peppers, yellow corn, green pepper, broccoli, and purple onion. And of course, a nice tomato base. Delicious!
Rainbow pizza cut into slices.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 sprinkle flour, for dusting
  • 1 package pizza dough, (or ready-to-bake pizza crust)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • ¾ cup dairy-free cheese
  • cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ orange bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup corn, (canned or frozen)
  • ½ green bell pepper or jalapeno, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out your pizza dough according to package instructions. Shape as a long rectangle (so you'll be able to cut the finished pizza so piece includes all the veggies). Note: The width of your rectangle will be the length of each pizza slice.
  • In a small ramekin, mix together minced garlic and olive oil. Using a basting brush, brush over pizza dough, focusing especially on the outer crust.
  • Spread the pizza sauce over on your pizza dough. Then evenly sprinkle your cheese over the sauce.
  • Top with topping ingredients in rainbow order: red tomatoes, orange bell pepper, yellow corn, green bell pepper or jalapeno, green broccoli, and purple onion. Line each up lengthwise. If you'd like the most impactful rainbow effect, carefully flip the onion pieces so they lie colored side up.
  • Cook in a preheated oven, set to 450° F for about 15 minutes, or until the bottom is sufficiently browned (follow your specific pizza dough instructions). Sprinkle with red pepper flakes (if desired) and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1432mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1218IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 5mg
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword vegan pizza, vegan pizza recipe, vegetable pizza
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11 comments
  1. I love rainbow EVERYTHING when it comes to food! The more colors, the better. Not only does that mean more nutrients are represented in the dish, but it’s also a delight to the eyes and a fun way to celebrate PRIDE!

  2. Love this food, your interesting side .and your food is so beautiful , this side is very good ,thankes.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m officially challenging myself to make all my pizzas rainbow pizzas! A great way to add in more diverse veggies

  4. Janaye Stanley says:

    Omg these look amazing

  5. 5 stars
    Loved it! It was delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    This is such a beautiful pie!!! Can’t wait to make this for my fam 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    What a fun and delicious new twist on pizza! I love the idea of using so many colorful ingredients to make this pizza pop.

  8. 5 stars
    A super scrumptious, color packed pizza! I’ve never used puff pastry for a pizza before, but now it’s my favorite! So crisp, light, and easy to use. All of the veggies on this pizza are my favorites, so I might not even share. lol! It’s amazing that you can make a pizza that tastes like heaven and still be healthy. It’s a win win!

  9. Beatriz Buono-Core says:

    5 stars
    The simplest vegan pizza you’ll ever make! I love how vibrant the colors are and how healthy it feels after eating it while still being crazy delicious!

  10. 5 stars
    I love rainbow EVERYTHING when it comes to food! The more colors, the better. Not only does that mean more nutrients are represented in the dish, but it’s also a delight to the eyes and a fun way to celebrate PRIDE!

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