Rainbow Veggie Pizza

Rainbow Veggie Pizzas are an easy and fun twist on pizza night! Perfect for celebrating Pride, kids’ parties, or simply adding a burst of color to your dinner table, rainbow pizza is a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables and eat the rainbow.

So read on for all the tips and tricks for creating your own stunning rainbow pizza. Or just grab my favorite pizza dough recipe, hit that Jump to Recipe button, and let’s make a rainbow vegetable pizza!

rainbow vegetable pizza on pizza pan with sun-dried tomatoes, bell peppers, poblano pepper, and purple potato slices in rainbow order.

Rainbow Pizza Toppings

four small glass bowls of chopped roasted red, orange, yellow, and green peppers.

Now I’m not one to say what you can or cannot put on pizza. But I’m generally a fan of traditional pizza recipes unless I’m creating a themed pizza like California Pizza Kitchen.

 

I don’t understand the online rainbow pizza recipes with corn and broccoli when you get those same colors from traditional toppings. Personally, I love a pizza with roasted peppers, but feel free to use any of the following rainbow vegetable options:

Red: Red bell pepper or mild red chili peppers, sun-dried tomatoes or other tomatoes

Orange: Orange bell peppers
Non-traditional: carrots, sweet potatoes

Yellow: Yellow bell peppers, pineapple, artichoke hearts (greenish)
Non-traditional: corn, summer squash

Green: Poblano or other green pepper, greens (add after cooking), zucchini
Non-traditional: broccoli

Blue/Purple: purple potatoes
Non-traditional: red onion, purple sweet potato, cabbage

Note that purple potatoes aren’t traditional, but potatoes can be. I’ve made truffle and potato pizza and this baked potato pizza. Slice the potatoes as thinly as possible using a mandoline or sharp knife – this is especially important if you are baking in an outdoor oven like an Ooni pizza oven.

I typically use a low-moisture block mozzarella for pizza because it helps prevent a soggy crust. Save your fresh mozzarella for margherita or a summer Caprese salad like my peach Caprese or orzo pesto salad!

Please see the recipe card below for complete information on ingredients and quantities.

Recipe tips and tricks

Pizza crust

Choose your favorite pizza crust—whether it’s store-bought, homemade, thin, or thick. This overnight pizza dough is my favorite because it’s easy to shape.

Pizza sauce

A classic pizza sauce works well with a rainbow veggie pizza. For a twist, you can use homemade pesto or a white sauce. Spread a thin, even layer to avoid making your pizza soggy.

Roasting peppers

Roasting rainbow peppers is easy. Simply slice the peppers in half, remove the seeds and ribs, and place them skin side up on a baking sheet lined with foil.

red, orange, and yellow pepper and poblano pepper halved and placed cut side down on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Broil a few inches below the broiler until the skin is starting to blacken and blister.

red, orange, and yellow bell pepper and poblano pepper with blackened skin on foil-lined sheet.

Immediately move them to a plastic bag or other air-tight container. Cool to room temperature, then peel and chop.

Cooking pizza in a home oven

I get the best pizza in my home oven by baking it at the maximum temperature (over 500 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal). I put my pizza stone in the oven while it’s heating and assemble my rainbow pizza on a pizza pan lightly coated with olive oil.

I go back and forth whether to put cheese on top of pizza toppings or the reverse. For a rainbow pizza, you want to see the rainbow veggies, so top with sauce, cheese, and then rainbow vegetables.

You can arrange your rainbow of vegetables in concentric circles if you want a bite of everything on each slice. I prefer arranging lines of rainbow veggies because that way there’s about the same amount of each vegetable in your rainbow.

pizza on pizza pan topped with sun-dried tomatoes, chopped red, orange, and yellow peppers, poblano pepper, and thin sliced purple potatoes.

Once your pizza is assembled with rainbow veggie toppings, bake it for 10 to 15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Carefully slide the pizza off the pan and onto the hot stone to crisp up the crust for a minute or two. Serve immediately.

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Recipe

Rainbow Veggie Pizza

5 from 1 vote
Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Unspecified
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 691kcal
Rainbow Veggie Pizzas are an easy and fun twist on pizza night! Perfect for celebrating Pride, kids' parties, or simply adding a burst of color your dinner table, rainbow pizza is a great way to eat the rainbow with a bright rainbow of vegetables.
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Equipment

  • pizza pan if using a home oven
  • Pizza stone optional

Ingredients

Rainbow Veggies

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 poblano pepper or green bell pepper
  • 10 to 15 sun-dried tomatoes or fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 purple potatoes as thinly sliced as possible

Rainbow Pizza Assembly

  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 pizza dough balls about 300 grams each for 12 to 14 inch pizzas
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups (227 grams) shredded, low-moisture mozzarella

Instructions

Rainbow Veggies

  • At least one hour prior to making the pizza, prepare the roasted peppers. Wash and halve the peppers, remove the seeds and ribs, and put them cut side down on a foil-lined baking sheet.
    1 red bell pepper, 1 orange bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 poblano pepper
  • Broil the peppers a few inches from the broiler, keeping a close eye on them, until the skin blackens and starts to blister. Remove them from the oven, put them into a food-safe plastic bag or other air-tight container, and let them cool.
  • When ready to prep the rainbow pizza, turn your home oven on to max temperature (500℉ or over is ideal) with a pizza stone on a middle rack. Use your fingers to peel off the pepper skins and roughly chop the peppers.
  • Slice your fresh tomatoes if you are using them, and use a mandoline or very sharp knife to very thinly slice the potatoes.
    10 to 15 sun-dried tomatoes, 3 purple potatoes

Rainbow pizza assembly

  • Lightly oil a pizza pan with olive oil, then stretch your dough ball into a circle at least twelve inches in diameter.
    ½ teaspoon olive oil, 2 pizza dough balls
  • Top each pizza with one half cup of pizza sauce and then sprinkle on one cup of shredded mozzarella. Top with your rainbow vegetables in stripes of rainbow color.
    1 cup pizza sauce, 2 cups (227 grams) shredded, low-moisture mozzarella
  • Bake your rainbow veggie pizza on the pizza pan for about 10 to 15 minutes until the crust has browned and the cheese is bubbling. For a crisper crust, slide the pizza carefully off the pan directly onto the pizza stone for a minute or two.

Notes

This rainbow veggie pizza recipe will make two 12 to 14 inch rainbow pizzas. Nutritional information is only an estimate and will vary depending on your ingredients.
Click the links for my recipes for homemade pizza dough and homemade pizza sauce. Instructions and timing for this recipe may vary depending on which recipes you use.
Using low-moisture mozzarella instead of fresh helps prevent a soggy pizza crust.
If using an Ooni or other very hot outdoor pizza oven, it’s even more important to slice the potatoes very thinly so they cook through.

Nutrition

Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 2.061mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2.611IU | Vitamin C: 164mg | Calcium: 464mg | Iron: 7mg
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