Thursday, December 29, 2011

Italian Sausage Pizza {Vegetarian}

Day 363.

I'm so completely in love with my new Italian Sausage Crumbles that I had to find a pizza to make with the crumbles right away. I found this simple, yummy-sounding Meatless Meatball Pizza in my Betty Crocker cookbook. The original uses chopped up veggie burgers, but I think my Italian sausage crumbles will be even yummier (not to mention that they use whole unprocessed food). I'm super excited about this pizza. And it'd be a really easy conversion to vegan; just swap in dairy-free Mozzarella.

Italian Sausage Pizza
Adapted from Meatless Meatball Pizza.
Ingredients for 4 servings 
*Note: use dairy-free Mozzarella shreds for a vegan version

Preheat oven to 425. Pre-bake crust without toppings on a large cookie sheet spread with cornmeal at 425 for 7-9 minutes. Leave oven on. Pull crust out and spread on sauce, top with Italian sausage crumbles, black olives and Mozzarella.

Bake at 425 for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

The Results
This pizza was incredible. The Bug and I were completely in love with it. Goose and the husband liked it, but not quite as much as Bug and I. But the great thing about pizza is you can do multiples and have varied toppings for everyone. Bug and I will definitely repeat these toppings for ourselves. Fantastic.

This post is shared with Simple Lives Thursday, Tip Day Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday, Things I Love Thursday, It's a Keeper, Full Plate Thursday, Tastetastic Thursday and Ultimate Recipe Swap.


  1. I'm so excited to have found your site. I'm in the beginning stages of exploring veganism and your site has some great ideas and inspiration! I'm loving your meat substitute recipe and even though it might not look appetizing, it sounds really yummy!

  2. Hi Kristi,
    Oh my gosh it is at 363, I can't wait to see the 365! The Pizza looks so good, wish it was here for my lunch. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen

  3. @Danielle Thanks so much. That "sausage" is super tasty. What sausage does look good, though, right? ;)

    @Miz Helen I did it! Thank you so much for your support. Here's recipe #365: Slow Cooker Applesauce {Vegan} which I'm loving because I've frozen it into 1/4 cup batches for future recipes!

    Happy 2012 to you, too, Miz Helen.