Black Bean Crust Veggie Pizza (Vegan and Gluten Free!)Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Pizza is one of those foods that everyone seems to love. But traditional pizza isn’t always the healthiest option. This Black Bean Crust Veggie Pizza is a vegan pizza recipe that’s also a gluten free alternative you’ll love!
The black bean crust is packed with fiber and protein, while the toppings are full of healthy vegetables. Give this pizza a try for a delicious, nutritious meal!
How to Make Vegan Pizza
Are you looking for a tasty and healthy vegan pizza recipe? Look no further than this Black Bean Crust Veggie Pizza! black bean crust is perfect for a vegan and gluten free pizza, making it a great option for those with dietary restrictions. Give it a try next time you’re in the mood for something cheesy and comforting!
Making Black Bean Crust Veggie Pizza is a great way to enjoy a delicious and healthy pizza that is perfect for vegans and those with who are avoiding gluten. To make this tasty treat, you will need to start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Next, line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Next, combine flaxseeds and water in a bowl. After letting them sit for a few minutes to thicken, pour the mixture into a food processor with canned black beans, nutritional yeast and minced garlic (Make sure to drain and rinse your black beans first!). Blend these ingredients until they are smooth and well combined. This will be the base of your pizza crust.
Using the back of a spoon, a spatula or your hands, spread the black bean dough onto the parchment-lined baking pan and shape it into a thin crust pizza that is approximately 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick. Bake the crust for 20 minutes, flip it over, and continue baking it for another 20 minutes until it is crisp and golden brown.
While your black bean pizza crust is baking in the oven, you can toss some broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes and jalapenos in some olive oil. Then, pour the veggies out onto a separate baking sheet and pop them into your preheated oven alongside the black bean crust. Roast the veggies for 15 to 20 minutes until the broccoli is tender and roasted.
Once both your black bean pizza crust and vegetable toppings are ready, remove them from the oven. Now you can top your black bean pizza crust with all of those yummy roasted veggies along with some sliced sundried tomatoes and the vegan cheese of your choice.
Sprinkle on some Italian seasoning for extra flavor before baking your pizza for another 10 minutes until everything is melted together beautifully. When ready, slice up your delicious black bean veggie pizza into pieces and serve while it’s still warm! Yum!
This vegan pizza recipe makes six servings. Each serving contains 260 calories. On a Nutrisystem weight loss plan? Log your slice of pizza into your NuMi app journal as one SmartCarb and three Extras.
While there isn’t enough vegetables in this recipe to count towards your daily vegetable servings, you can always add more! Add a half-cup more of non-starchy vegetables to the recipe to also count each serving as half of a Vegetable serving on Nutrisystem.
There are many different toppings that you can put on this Black Bean Crust Veggie Pizza to make it extra delicious and nourishing. Some classic options include sautéed mushrooms, spinach, zucchini and bell peppers, while more adventurous eaters may also choose to add things like olives.
These ingredients are all packed with nutrients and vitamins, making them the perfect choice for anyone looking for a healthy and plant-based meal. Additionally, a black bean crust makes this dish vegan and gluten free, which allows for some flexibility in terms of ingredients.
Another key topping that we love to use is vegan cheese or cashew cream. Not only does this add a creamy and rich flavor to the pizza, but it’s also completely dairy free. Plus, you can easily find vegan cheeses at most grocery stores these days, so if you’re following a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, you can still enjoy this delicious veggie pizza topped just the way you like it!
Not a vegan or vegetarian? You can use regular mozzarella cheese instead of the dairy free option. Feel free to also add a PowerFuel like grilled chicken or shrimp!
Whether it’s drizzled with olive oil, smothered in tangy marinara pizza sauce or topped with spicy ingredients, this pizza is sure to satisfy. Overall, there are lots of different ways to customize your Black Bean Crust Veggie Pizza so that it has everything you’re looking for in a healthy and tasty meal. So why not give it a try yourself? Grab your favorite toppings and get ready to dig in to an amazing pizza!
Pro Tip: Check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide to find out how to count different toppings and get more pizza inspiration!
More Healthy Pizza Recipes
Enjoy pizza night the healthy way! Check out these healthier pizza and pizza-inspired recipes that fit into your Nutrisystem weight loss plan:
- Whole Wheat Pizza >
- 2-Step Watermelon Fruit Pizza >
- Air Fryer Mexican Pizza >
- Cheesy Pizza Waffles >
- Easy-as-Pie Portabella Pizzas >
- Easy Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels >
- Eggplant Margherita Pizza >
- Roasted Red Pepper Eggplant Pizza >
- Air Fryer Pizza Rolls >
Calories per Serving: 260
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 3 Extras
- 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 Tbsp. flaxseeds
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. olive oil.
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 jalapeno, sliced thin
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 cup vegan cheese
- 4 basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Combine flaxseeds and water in a bowl and let it sit for a few minutes.
- In a food processor, combine black beans, nutritional yeast, garlic and flaxseed mixture. Blend until smooth.
- Spread mixture onto parchment paper and shape into a pizza crust, about 1/4-1/3" thick.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then flip and bake for another 20 minutes. (Tip: Flip crust by using another sheet of parchment paper and baking pan.)
- Toss broccoli, cherry tomatoes and jalapenos in olive oil. Pour onto a separate baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the broccoli is roasted and tender.
- When crust and vegetables are finished, remove from oven. Top crust with vegetables, sundried tomatoes, vegan cheese and Italian seasoning. Bake for 10 minutes, until cheese has melted.
- Slice pizza and serve warm.