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Cheeseless thin crust pizza with caramelized fennel, arugula and balsamic glaze.

Cheeseless Pizza With Caramelized Fennel

5 from 2 votes
Delicious and flavorful cheeseless pizza with caramelized fennel and onions (no vegan cheese required). It is the perfect vegan spring recipe.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 pizza
Author: Eloïse Jennes


For the pizza

  • 1 gluten-free pizza crust
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ fennel or red pepper
  • Tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Italian dried herbs (e.g., basil, oregano, thyme, majoram, sage)

Toppings (optional)

  • 1 handful arugula (or fresh basil)
  • Balsamic glaze


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) or as indicated on the package directions if using a store-bought pizza crust.
  • Peel the onion, cut it in half and then in slices. Wash the fennel (or red pepper) and cut it into very thin strips.
  • Roll out the pizza dough onto a baking sheet and prick the bottom with a fork. Place it on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes (or as indicated on the package).
  • Heat a large pan or skillet with olive oil. When hot, add the onion and fennel and caramelize over medium-high heat. Stir regularly to prevent them from burning. It should take about 10 minutes until they are cooked and golden brown.
  • Take the pizza crust out of the oven. Top it with tomato sauce and dried herbs. Add the caramelized vegetables and bake for 5-8 more minutes.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven, top with some fresh arugula and drizzle with balsamic glaze.



  1. More vegan pizza topping ideas: canned artichokes, Mediterranean vegetables preserved in oil, pitted black olives, minces garlic (preserved in oil).
  2. For a homemade pizza crust, I recommend this gluten-free pizza dough recipe.
  3. You may also like this vegan white sauce pizza with spinach.


Calories: 1036kcal | Carbohydrates: 204g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 32g
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