After a long day, the last thing anyone wants to do is grocery shop, cook dinner and clean up. Luckily, frozen pizza has always been there for us when we need a quick and easy meal that will satisfy the hungriest of kids and spouses.
Whether your family is vegan or just one person is lactose intolerant, these dairy-free pizzas will be a crowd favorite. Still, some of these are so high in calories, salt, and sat-fat that they can hardly be considered a healthy option. That’s why here at The Beet, we decided to rate vegan pizzas for both taste and health, and let you know which ones are not only good but good for you. Keep in mind that some of the serving sizes are small, and eating a whole pie could set you back nearly half the calories of the entire day.
Why You Should Stop Eating Cheese
Cheese is among the hardest foods to give up when going plant-based. But now, you do not need to stop eating pizza to give up cheese. Eating dairy presents serious health risks that even make your day-to-day life more difficult. Dairy is highly inflammatory, causing unnecessary joint and muscle pains.
Dairy consumption increases the risk of several cancers even when consumed in moderation. One study found that one serving a day was associated with a 30 percent elevated risk of developing breast cancer. Loma Linda researchers found that drinking milk increases the risk of prostate cancer by 60 percent.
Is Pizza Vegan?
Americans eat 3 billion pizzas every year, according to the National Association of Pizza Operators. While the vast majority of those consumers are eating dairy cheese, new brands have developed plant-based cheeses that both vegans and non-vegans will love. But how? Vegan cheeses are made from a variety of ingredients including plant-based milk from cashews or other nuts or proprietary protein blends.
Check out our comprehensive list to see what vegan frozen pizza sounds best for your tastes!
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Alpha Foods Plant-Based Mozzarella Pizza
Anyone looking for an easy, cheap, and delicious plant-based pizza should shop for Alpha Foods. The cheese itself ranks better than most others we tasted. Overall, this pizza is a winner because it has 9 grams of protein while not being too high in calories. Keep these stocked in your freezer.
Total Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 10g
Alpha Foods Plant-Based Buffalo Chicken Pizza
This buffalo-sauce pizza has a tangy flavor that you’ll love if chick’n wings are your jam. Topped with vegan chicken, the pizza offers 15 grams of protein per serving. We love the fact that the dairy-free mozzarella isn’t too heavy or overwhelming. The thin-crust pie provides one of the most delicious plant-based pizzas on the market.
Total Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 8g
American Flatbread Vegan Harvest
Vegan flatbreads can be hard to come by but luckily, American Flatbread has us covered. The Vegan Harvest flatbread tastes fresh and is restaurant-quality pizza. The cheese alternative was perfectly melty and creamy. We especially loved the garlic and fresh herbs that were all over the flatbread.
Total Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 8g
Amy’s Gluten-Free Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Amy’s has never failed to make a delicious and filling pizza, especially for the gluten-free crowd. The crust has the most similar texture to actual pizza. We love this one the most, for the taste and the fact that it has an artisanal look to it as if you might have actually made it yourself. After eating the whole thing, you feel like you got your veggie intake for the day.
Total Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 2.5g
Amy’s Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Wait we said we’d stop recommending Amy’s but we wanted to make sure you knew that the veggie one has a regular crust option — so if you have no problem with gluten and you want the closest thing to a thin-crust California-style pizza, dig in, my friends. We plan to keep this on permanent order from our favorite Insta-Cart source.
Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1.5g
Amy’s Vegan Margherita Pizza
Okay, we promise we’ll stop after this one, but if you love a plain cheesy pizza without a lot of whistles and bells, this one hits the spot and you could fool the most discerning cheese lover by not even telling them it’s made of non-dairy cheese. Keep it on hand for any future snack or meal that requires no more prep than removing the plastic wrapper and popping it into the microwave. If Daiya is your favorite dairy-free cheese, this Amy’s pizza will bring a smile to your face. The basil sprinkled on top adds a fresh component to the dish.
Total Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 4.5g
Amy’s Vegan Supreme Pizza
Another winner from our favorite. If you were the type of person who loved meat on your pizza, this is a must-grab at the grocery store. The plant-based sausage and veggies on top of this pie are the perfect duo.
Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 3.5g
Banza Plant-Based Cheese Pizza
Banza’s Plant-Based Pizza is made with chickpea-based crust and Follow Your Heart cheese that melts like the real thing. Banza pizza contains 10 grams of protein and 56 grams of carbs. Banza’s plant-based pizza makes a great meal that exceeds expectations.
Total Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 9g
Daiya Cheeze Lover’s Pizza
Daiya’s crust is the crunchiest crust of them all. If you like your pizza well-done, grab this from the frozen aisle section. The cheese didn’t melt the way that we wanted but we loved all the combos of mozzarella and cheddar. If you have any sort of allergy, this choice of pizza is a great brand since it is free of dairy, soy, gluten, fish, eggs, and nuts.
Total Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 6g
Sweet Earth’s Veggie Lover’s Frozen Pizza
If you like to load the veggies on your pizza, this one is for you. This pizza has the cleanest ingredients and has broccoli, corn, brussels sprouts, and mushrooms on top. The cheese doesn’t melt well but the veggie overload makes up for it. Keep this pizza in the oven a few minutes longer to make the crust crispier.
Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 2.5g
Tattooed Chef Cauliflower White Pizza
The Tattooed Chef Cauliflower Crusted White Pizza boats an excess of plant-based cheese that takes away from any goodness the cauliflower crust may deliver. The crust itself is very delicious and cooks to crispy perfection. The biggest benefit of this plant-based pizza is the protein content, 16g of protein. It is low in carbs and makes a good snack but you may want to scrape off some of the gooey cheese.
Total Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 9g
Trader Joe’s Meatless Meat Lovers Pizza
With a nice, thick sourdough crust, the vegan cheese didn’t melt well but was still creamy to taste. The sausage crumbles were very realistic and gave a nice kick of heat, but the pepperoni slices were too greasy and plastic-like. The pie had very light tomato sauce but was well-seasoned. For just $5.99, it’s worth it to pick up this pie during your weekly Trader Joe’s shop.
Total Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 3g
Wholly Veggie! Vegan Margherita Pizza
This is a cool company out of Toronto that was founded by two friends in 2017, David and John, who wanted to create a sustainable food company. We love the fact that this pizza uses cauliflower crust, so if you’re gluten intolerant or just avoiding carbs, this is the choice for you. It’s also delicious, and we only microwaved it. Use the real oven for the best results, and bake it instead.
Total Fat 30g, Saturated Fat 9g
Wicked Kitchen The Wicked Meaty Pizza
When Wicked Kitchen sets out to make a spicy plant-based pizza using their grandmother’s secret tomato sauce, they deliver. The spicy peppers certainly have a kick what truly delights the tastebuds is the combination of crispy thin crust and somewhat gooey toppings that make this pizza one of a kind. They top it with vegan ground sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, and jalapeño on a wood-fired sourdough crust with Nana’s classic red sauce and their own Wicked vegan Motz!Meat one. At just 300 calories and 2 grams of sat fat per serving this is about as clean as a pizza gets! But truth: 1 quarter of this pie is not a serving, half is. So double the Nutritionals for a fair shake.
Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g