Which side of the great pineapple pizza debate do you fall on? Some people love this fruit on pizza. I’m ashamed to say that spouse is one of those weirdos. I’m certainly on the anti-pineapple side. Pineapple is perfect exactly how it is. You take away it’s deliciousness when you warm it up on pizza. However there is another fruit that is the perfect addition to pizza. One bite of this beauty and we will all agree (imagine such a world). That magical fruit is…the grape! How can you make an easy vegetarian grape pizza your whole family will love?
I first tried grape on pizza at a Kansas City local pizza shop called Nickys. My husband had to twist my arm to try it for the first time, but I immediately became obsessed with their Grapes of Wrath pizza. Their version of this pizza includes meat, but they were happy to remove that. We quickly realized we were eating out a bit too often, and I was determined to learn to make a homemade grape pizza.
To make a delicious vegetarian grape pizza, partner your grapes with mushrooms and blue cheese. Skip the tomato based pizza sauce, but use a light olive oil – garlic blend. To make grape pizza at home, top your store bought or homemade crust with olive oil, garlic, mozzarella, grapes, blue cheese, and mushrooms. Bake according to your crust’s directions.
Quick and Easy Homemade Vegetarian Pizza Recipe
Do you ever get in a pizza funk? It’s so easy to stick with the same toppings with little variety. Sure, your pizza staple always tastes good, but sometimes you need to mix things up! This unique vegetarian grape pizza recipe is a new spin on your favorite food. It expands the usual pizza topping options and welcomes a new fruit option for pizza. This new pizza flavor will leave your guests impressed and asking for another slice.
This fun pizza recipe is easy and quick to make. You don’t have to worry about spending your whole evening in the kitchen trying to make a homemade meal. This recipe only requires 5 minutes of prep and ~18 minutes of cooking. Then you will be eating a delicious, unique pizza your whole family will love.
You will love the variety of flavors of this pizza. The blue cheese and grapes offer a yin and yang pairing. The blue cheese has a sharp, salty flavor. The grapes have a subtle sweetness. Paired together on this delicious, unique vegetarian pizza, they keep your taste buds dancing.
Shout Out to Nicky’s – Kansas City Pizza Pub
Our delicious vegetarian grape pizza was inspired by one of our favorite pizza pubs – Nickys! If you happen to live in the Kanas City area or are planning a visit to Kansas City (go Chiefs!), add Nicky’s to your itinerary. Nickys is local restaurant on the Missouri side of Kansas City. It is located on the north side, near the Liberty suburb. Their version of grape pizza is call Grapes of Wrath and it is delicious. Please note that their version includes sausage. So if you are working to remove meat from your diet, please ask them to remove or substitute the sausage. If you are working to avoid meat, check out our How to Become a Vegetarian page for more recommendations how to remove meat from your diet.
How to Make this Unique and Delicious Pizza
First, you need to decide if you want to use a homemade pizza crust or a store bought crust. I’m usually short on time and resort to store bought crust. But my hat goes off to all of you who go the extra mile in making homemade crust. Check out this recipe by No Sweat Vegan – “The Best Vegan Pizza Dough (Homemade & Oil-Free).” Spoiler alert – she recommends starting your crust the night before so it has time to rise.
My store bought crust instructs me to preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and bake the crust for ~8 minutes. Use this window to rinse and diced your grapes, mushrooms, and garlic. Slice your grapes in half. If you slice them into small bites, then can get lost in your pizza. Dice mushrooms into bite size pieces. Mince your garlic.
Once your pizza has completed the initial “pre-bake” period, it is time to add the toppings. Stir your minced garlic into the olive oil then spread this evenly over your crust. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese throughout. Next, add your sliced grapes and mushrooms. Then add blue creese crumbles evenly throughout the pizza. Finally, shake basil and oregano to taste. You can certainly skip this final step.
A New Notes about this Easy Grape Pizza
- You can use homemade or store bought crust.
- If you use store bought crust, please follow their directions about preparing the crust, preheating the oven, and when to add the ingredients.
- The store-bought crust I used recommended to pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F, pre-bake the crust for 8 minutes, add toppings, and then bake for 6-10 minutes.
- We recommend using seedless purple grapes on this vegetarian pizza recipe. They offer a bit more sweetness than green grapes. That sweetness is a delicious counterbalance from the blue cheese.
- Rinse your grapes and slice them in half. You could slice them into small bits, but I recommend larger pieces. This way your grapes don’t get lost between the other ingredients.
- Rinse your mushrooms and dice into bite-sized pieces. I like to cut them like “mushroom bites” so they become a constant throughout the pizza.
- Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days (who can ignore pizza in their fridge for 4 days!?)
- Looking for more quick and easy pizza recipes? Check out our Vegetarian Pesto Pizza – Easy and Garden Fresh.
- Do you want to add a side to go with your pizza? You cannot go wrong with fries! Check out Lu’s Easy, Delicious Baked Tumeric & Garlic Sweet Potato Fries.
- Ready for dessert? Check out our Easy to Make Dessert – Greek Yogurt Frozen Banana Bites or our Refreshing and Creamy Homemade Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles (Great for Kids).
Happy, healthy eating – Elle