Mushroom & vegan pepperoni pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza?

Tonight I wanted to make a mushroom and pepperoni-type pizza. At first I was going to make seitan pepperoni, but then I came across a recipe for pepperoni topping made from TVP from Joni at JustTheFood.

I made half the recipe and tweaked the seasonings somewhat (using just 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, which was about right for our tastebuds; less cayenne and salt; and fennel instead of aniseed.)

Next time I will lightly saute the mixture before topping the pizza, because it was too moist for my thin-crust pizza and I really had to cook it well to firm the crust.

But the taste and texture were great! I am sold on TVP toppings for pizza. Next time I’m in the mood for a meaty-type pizza I am going to try making Italian-sausage flavoured TVP.

I used Cheezly super-melting cheese (which melts best when it’s put directly on top of the sauce, underneath the toppings), sauteed mushrooms and onions, and fresh grape tomatoes.

Scrummy!

2 Comments

  1. That looks delicious and thanks for the thumbs up with the TVP topping. I am most definitely gonna try that.

  2. Can’r believe I’ve only just found your blog! I love TVP and am very lazy, so as an alternative to seitan pepperoni, this sounds GREAT!

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