5 Inexpensive Vegetarian Meals that Meat-eaters Will Love

Veggie Pizza

Who doesn't love a cheesy pizza loaded with toppings? And who doesn't love the cost savings? Homemade pizza, especially vegetarian, can cost half of what it costs to have your pie delivered. One of the great things about homemade pizza is you can make it as simple or complex as you wish. For example, you can purchase a frozen crust, one from the grocer's bakery or make your own. The same is true of the sauce; buy a jar sauce or whip one up yourself.

Here's how to prepare your homemade pizza: Slather the crust with sauce, and then sprinkle on a generous amount of grated mozzarella cheese. Top with your favorite vegetables -- popular choices include bell and red peppers, mushrooms, onions, black olives and spinach. Spoon small amounts of olive oil in a sweeping motion over the top of the pizza (cover the top with oil, but don't drench it!). Then, dust the pizza with your choice of seasonings, like salt, pepper, basil and Italian seasoning. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 12 to 18 minutes or until the cheese and crust start to crisp. (Also, check out our grilled vegetarian pizza recipe.)