thai veggie pizza slice

Thai Veggie Pizza – In the Oven or Grilled

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It’s pizza time! And this one is an all veggie. Even the most meat eating people will like this scrumptious Thai Veggie Pizza, and won’t miss the meat.

Pop it in the oven. Put it on the grill. Either way your mouth will water.

2 pieces of thai veggie pizza
Thai Veggies Pizza slices are sweet spicy tangy and delicious.

Thai Veggie Pizza Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this tasty pizza:

  • Pizza Dough or Pre-made Crust
  • Peanut Sauce (recipe below)
  • Veggies
  • Cheese
  • Peanuts
  • Sriracha (optional)

Pizza Dough (or Crust)

Crust is crucial. Soggy, limp crust is a bummer. Therefore, a pizza slice needs a sturdy base to handle all the delectable toppings.

There are several options for the pizza’s crust:

  • Make your own dough
  • Buy dough from your local pizza shop
  • Pre-made pizza crust
  • Whole wheat pita or flat bread
  • Almond Flour Tortillas (doubled up)
thai veggie pizza slice
Whether it’s pizza dough or pre-made crust this pizza is the bomb.

Making the Dough

Making pizza dough is easy, and only has 5 ingredients! It takes about 20 minutes. However, you need to let it rise, which can take an hour or so. Once the dough has risen, either make the pizza or stick it in the fridge until you’re ready.

Dough can stay covered in the fridge for a few days. Just make sure to let the dough get to room temperature before rolling out, or you will have a long work out!

The best pizza dough recipe I have found is Bobby Flay’s. To make is a bit healthier, swap out half the bread flour with whole wheat flour.

Do you have to use bread flour? No, all-purpose flour works fine. However, bread flour makes a crispy crust. All-purpose flour makes a chewier crust.

Bobby Flay’s recipe makes enough dough for 2 large pizzas. So, if you have a picky kid (or partner), make them a cheese pizza with the other half.

Proofing the Dough

To help with proofing (the rising of the dough), check your oven settings. Our old oven has a proofing button and works beautifully. If this feature isn’t an option, turn your oven to the lowest temperature (mine is 170). Let it heat up slightly, then turn it off.

When your dough is made, coat a glass bowl with a little olive oil. Next, place dough in bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and stick it in your slightly warm (turned off) oven for an hour or so. Once it’s doubled in size, it’s done proofing.

Par-Bake Dough

Par-baking (partially baking) the dough makes the crispiest crust. Here’s how:

  1. Preheat your oven or grill to 450-500 degrees
  2. If using an oven, put your pizza pan in while it preheats
  3. Roll out your dough on a floured surface
  4. Brush dough with Olive Oil & prick all over with fork
  5. Place dough directly on grill or on preheated pan
  6. Bake/Grill until it’s just starting to brown/char and remove from heat

At this point, it’s time for the fun part: assembling the Thai Veggie pizza.

Pre-Made Crust

Let’s face it, pre-made anything is the easiest. If there is no time to make dough, there are many options out there for pre-made pizza crusts, and flat breads. Put them in the oven or on the grill before assembling. This will allow the crust to crisp up a bit before layering on the toppings.

Even tortillas work for pizza crust. My gluten free friend will use 2 almond tortillas for her pizzas. Since tortillas are so thin, no need to par-bake.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love my Grilled Peach and Brie Pizza.


What makes this pizza so good? It’s sweet, spicy, tangy, and delicious. Hello, Peanut Sauce.

peanut sauce whisked up in a bowl
This peanut sauce is the bee’s knees.

Pretty much everything is better with peanut butter. But veggies??!? Yes, veggies too. Didn’t you grow up eating carrots or celery with peanut butter? But on a pizza??!? Trust me!

It’s easy to make this peanut sauce. Throw these ingredients in a bowl, whisk together, and try not to eat it all before putting on the pizza:

  • Peanut Butter (sub sunflower butter, if allergic)
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Lime Juice
  • Liquid Aminos (or Soy Sauce)
  • Honey
  • Sriracha or cayenne pepper

This Peanut Sauce makes a great veggie dip. You will crave it! It’s a slice of heaven. You can also find it in my Thai Chicken recipe.



Veggies, veggies, more veggies… and some cheese. Below are the veggies that work best with this Thai pizza (and health benefits via Choose your favorites:

  • Carrots: vitamins A, K1, B6, biotin, potassium
  • Broccoli: reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, promotes heart health, improves blood sugar control
  • Mushrooms: antioxidant, vitamins B & C, copper, potassium, fiber, amino acids, minerals
  • Jalapenos: vitamins C, B6, A, K, magnesium, folate
  • Red peppers: eye health, anemia prevention, antioxidants
  • Green beans: protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber
  • Cauliflower: contains almost every vitamin & mineral you need
  • Red onion: rich in plant compounds and antioxidants
  • Edamame: high in protein, vitamin K, folate

Cut the veggies in bite size pieces before putting on your pie. Grate the carrots. Broccoli slaw would work great too. Use shelled edamame.

These are the veggies we used for our pizza:

veggies, peanut sauce, peanuts
For this Thai pizza, these are the veggies we used: carrots, broccoli, red bell pepper, cilantro, and green onions.


My favorite category…cheese. Anything goes here. These are excellent choices for this pizza:

  • Mozzarella
  • Gouda
  • Smoked Gouda
  • Pepper Jack


There is protein in the sauce, broccoli, edamame (if using), and the cheese. However, if you would like to add more, go for it! Rotisserie chicken is easy and goes great on this Thai pizza. Shrimp would be tasty too.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love my Mediterranean Artichoke Chicken.

Finishing Touch

Once the Thai Veggie Pizza is right off the grill or outta the oven, top with these:

  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Green Onions
  • Sriracha (optional)

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Cooking the Thai Veggie Pizza

In the Oven

Preheat your oven to 450F (convection, if you have that option). Since you par-baked your dough or are using a pre-made crust, slide the assembled pizza directly on the rack in the oven. No need for a pan anymore. This will make for an excellently crispy crust.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and veggies begins to brown.

On the Grill

Preheat grill to 500F. One thing to watch with making pizza on the grill is not to char the bottom. To help prevent this, once the dough is par-grilled, flip it, and assemble the pizza on the side that was directly on the grill grates.

Once your pizza is assembled, bring it back to the grill. Grill for 8-10 minutes, checking to make sure it’s not charring. Once the cheese is melted it’s pizza party time!

For more pizza grilling tips, like how to get the dough to the grill without it ripping read my Grilled Peach and Brie Pizza post.

thin crispy crust
Roll out your dough thin, so it’s nice and crispy.

Equipment to Make Pizza Life Easier

Pizza Spatula

To get the pizza on and off the grill (or oven), a pizza spatula is incredibly handy. This is a large spatula with a long handle. You can find these at a hardware store or kitchen gadget store for less than $30.

If you don’t have a pizza spatula, a baking sheet without a lip would work too. Or a baking sheet flipped over. Just don’t singe your fingertips or knuckles.

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

If you are up for making your own dough, a kitchen aid stand mixer is a great tool to have. It comes standard with a dough hook. This means no kneading! Hooray!

Rolling Pin

A rolling pin is a must if making your own dough. If you can throw it up in the air like a Pizzaiolo…kudos to you. I need a rolling pin; any kind will do.


If there are any leftover, they are delicious cold! Who doesn’t like cold pizza? Or if you prefer your pizza leftovers warmed, throw them in your air fryer to crisp the crust back up. Microwaves are for pizza-leftover amateurs.

May your crust be crisp, your peanut sauce tangy, and belly be happy.

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thai veggie pizza slice

Thai Veggie Pizza

This pizza will leave you craving more! It’s tangy, sweet, spicy and absolutely mouth watering!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Thai-American
Servings 4 people
Calories 360 kcal


  • Pizza Dough (room temp) or pre-made crust, or flat bread
  • Peanut Sauce recipe below
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Bell Peppers (red, yellow, or orange) chopped
  • 1 cup Mozzarella or Gouda shredded
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp Green Onions chopped

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced about 2 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • Sriracha to taste or cayenne pepper


  • Place pizza pan in oven and preheat to 450F, or preheat grill to 500F (no pan needed). Make the Peanut Sauce by whisking all ingredients in a small bowl until they are incorporated. Set aside.
  • (If using a pre-made crust or flat bread, skip to step 3.) Roll out dough on floured surface. Roll it thin. The thinner it is, the crispier it will be. Brush with olive oil, and prick all over with a fork.
  • For Oven: place rolled out dough on preheated pan (pre-made crust can go directly on oven rack). Bake for 4-8 minutes, or until lightly brown and sturdy.
    For Grill: carefully place the dough (or pre-made crust) directly on grates of grill. Grill for 2-5 minutes, remove from heat, and flip crust over to assemble pizza.
  • Spread the peanut sauce on the pizza crust. Save any left over sauce for a veggie dip. Sprinkle on the carrots, broccoli, and peppers. Top with cheese. Bake/Grill for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from heat. Let cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle with peanuts, cilantro, and green onions. Squirt on some sriracha, if desired. Cut into slices and enjoy!


If making pizza dough, but not using it right away, wrap in plastic and stick it in the fridge. Let it come to room temperature before rolling it out.
If your grill is raging hot, your pizza will burn on the bottom before it’s done on top. If this is your situation, finish the pizza off under the broiler in your oven to get the top melty and browned.


Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 16gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 834mgPotassium: 401mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 2994IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 1mg
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