Recipe | Thai Pizza with Broccoli, Mushrooms & Red Peppers

Vegetarian Thai Pizza

Vegetarian Thai Pizza
We have lots of favorite pizza restaurants–a favorite for New York style pizza, a favorite for Italian style pizza, and a favorite for cheap pizza. Glass Nickel is our favorite restaurant for pizza pizza–it’s just good, respectable, everyday pizza. And we always get the same thing when we go there: the Thai Pie.

The Thai Pie is a pizza topped with peanut sauce, cheese, broccoli, onions, red peppers, and chicken. Obviously the chicken is problematic, so we substitute mushrooms for the chicken pieces. Peanut sauce on pizza (especially pizza with cheese) should not work–it shouldn’t! But somehow it does. I’ve had Thai pizza elsewhere, but I swear, Glass Nickel’s is the best by far.

I don’t think my vegetarian Thai pizza quite measures up to Glass Nickel’s version, but it’s still quite tasty–I just can’t pin down the flavors of the peanut sauce they use. If you don’t want to make your own peanut sauce, the peanut sauce made by Native is pretty darn good (and it’s vegetarian–a lot of peanut sauces are not, so check the label!)


Thai Pizza with Broccoli, Mushrooms & Red Peppers

Thai Pizza with Broccoli, Mushrooms & Red Pepper

A vegetarian Thai pizza inspired by Glass Nickel’s Thai Pie.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6


  • cooking spray or oil mister
  • 3 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar (use less if your peanut butter is already sweetened!)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 prepared pizza crust (or make your own)
  • 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced into rings
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into small florets and steamed


  1. Preheat oven to temperature indicated on pizza crust package.
  2. Heat cooking spray or oil in small skillet over medium-high heat. Saute mushrooms until softened and browned, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk together peanut butter, vinegar, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Add additional water if needed, one tablespoon at a time, until sauce reaches a creamy consistency.
  4. Spread sauce onto pizza crust. Top with cheese, mushrooms, red pepper rings, and broccoli florets. Bake in oven according to crust instructions.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice

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this looks so good! California Pizza Kitchen used to have a Thai pizza but I haven't seen it in a year…must be discontinued!

Yum! I have a mild addiction to peanut sauce. I have never thought of having it on pizza though. You've opened up a whole new world for me. It sounds delicious!

is there anything better than a nice peanut sauce??? but on pizza!? be still my heart! i NEVER would have thunk it! (but i'm thinkin now and can't wait to try it!)

I was just deciding whether to order pizza from Glass Nickel or make my own when I decided I’ll try the Thai Pie… I just did a random search on Google and boy am I glad I came across this post. 🙂
Of all the pizzas I have ever eaten, Glass Nickel’s Thai Pie remains best for me
Thank you for your version of the recipe!! I’ll try this today and let you know how it turns out 🙂


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