Vegetarian Sausage Substitute Pizza

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  • 31 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 16 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Vegetarian "sausage" tops off this meaty Mediterranean-inspired vegan pizza recipe with pesto, vegan mozzarella cheese and artichokes. Sure, you could make just a plain vegan pizza, but this pesto and sausage pizza recipe is a gourmet masterpiece!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Lightlife Foods.

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What You'll Need

  • 12 oz vegetarian sausages (Try Italian-style Smart Sausages)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 11-inch pizza crust (thin, pre-baked)
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts (drained and chopped)
  • 1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese substitute (grated)
  • 1/4 cup vegan pesto  (prepared )

How to Make It

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add vegetarian sausages; cook 6-8 minutes or until browned. Cut into 1/2-inch rounds.
  3. Place pizza crust on baking sheet and spread with tomato sauce, leaving a 1-inch border. Scatter sausage and artichokes on top, then sprinkle with non-dairy cheese.
  4. Bake pizza for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
  5. Remove from oven, dot with pesto; bake 2 minutes more.

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