Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vegetarian Pizza Burgers Recipe

Day 82.

Our family loves pizza. But you can't have it every day, right? Well, you could, but I'm sure the nutrition police would come get us. So, pizza burgers are a great way to get our pizza fix without the pizza. You can do these with pre-packaged "burger" patties or make your own. Quorn sent me a sample of their new Cheeseburgers, so I'm using those for half of mine. (I was not compensated for this post, nor asked to write one in exchange for the sample). You can also use any "beef" substitute to make a patty, like the lentil/rice "ground beef" and mix in some diced vegan pepperoni and pizza sauce into the burger patty. Yum. If you need binder, throw in an egg and some oats or bread crumbs.

Pizza Burgers
4 "Burger" patties
1-2 C shredded mozzarella
1 package vegan pepperoni
1 C pizza or pasta sauce

Preheat oven to 400. Place burgers on oiled cookie sheet (oiling burgers as well if using pre-made patties). Top the patties with layers of "pepperoni," sauce and mozzarella. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and delicious. Serve on buns or in pita pockets.

The Results
Mmm...delicious! I love pizza burgers and pizza dogs. The Quorn patties are nicely smoky and taste very similar to soyburgers. If you like soyburgers, but can't eat soy, these will be a great alternative. The "beef" substitute version with the ingredients mixed in comes together well and tastes super pizza-y. Delicious.

What's your favorite non-pizza, pizza recipe?

This post is shared with Real Food Wednesday, Recipes I Can't Wait to Try, What's Cooking Wednesday, What's on Your Plate?, What's on the Menu Wednesday, Let's Do Brunch, Works for me Wednesday, Gold Star Wednesday and No Whine Wednesday.


  1. I made a pizza recently with sweet onions, gorgonzola and almonds.
    I just bought some beef substitute (very first time). I am a little nervous to serve it to my family. They are so picky. Is it really good?

  2. Oooh. That's a tough one. It kinda depends on which kind you got! I won't name names of ones I'm not fond of, but a few of my favorites are Quorn and Yves. They primarily take on the flavor of whatever sauce you put it in. Start easy with maybe a spaghetti sauce or chili with a strong flavor. Also, an easy at-home version is: Lentil/Brown Rice "Ground Beef".

  3. These sound great! Quorn make some lovely products and they are great to cook with. I also like the sound of the vegan pepperoni. I don't think I had a non pizza pizza recipe before - but I've got one now thanks to you! Thank you for sharing this with Let's Do Brunch. Hope you will come along and link up again tomorrow.