Eggplant Pizza with Caramelized Onion

This hearty and delicious Eggplant Pizza with caramelized onions is a meal that vegans and meat-eaters alike will enjoy.

Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
43 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Vegan, Pizza
Keyword: Eggplant Pizza
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 382 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  • tsp fast acting yeast
  • cup warm water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced ¼" thick
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup vegan mozzarella cheese, I used Diaya
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • salt
  1. To make the crust
  2. Combine yeast and warm water and set aside. Mix together flours and salt in a large bowl. Add olive oil and mix. While mixing, slowly add water/yeast mixture.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Place in a large oiled bowl, cover with a damp towel, and place in a warm area for 1 - 1½ hours, until doubled in size.
  4. Once dough is ready you can begin preparing everything else.
  5. To make the toppings
  6. Turn the oven to broil and move an oven rack to the top shelf. Slice the eggplant ¼ inch thick and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Lightly brush each side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Broil for 4-6 minutes on each side, until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a small skillet and sauté onions until caramelized - about 10 minutes. They will be dark in color (not burnt) and fragrant. Add garlic and sauté for another minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. To assemble the pizza
  9. Turn down oven to 450F.
  10. Shape the dough to fit on a pizza stone or baking dish. Lightly brush on the remaining olive oil and top with the vegan cheese. Place broiled eggplant over the cheese, covering the entire surface. Top with caramelized onions and fresh rosemary. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the crust is lightly browned.
  11. Allow the pizza to cool 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Eggplant Pizza with Caramelized Onion
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 409mg12%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.