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Pizza with Plant-Based Walnut Crumble

Try walnuts as an alternative to meat in recipes like Pizza with Plant-Based Walnut Crumble.
Total Time 38 mins
Servings 4


Walnut Sausage Crumble

  • 1 cup California Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tb coconut aminos
  • 1 tb olive oil
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt

Walnut Sausage Pizza

  • 1 lb Pizza dough
  • 6 tb pizza sauce
  • 2/3 cup mozarella cheese divided
  • 2/3 cup walnut sausage crumble divided
  • 6 tb pesto
  • 1/4 cup small tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup parmesean cheese shaved


  • To make Walnut Sausage Crumble: In food processor, pulse walnuts, cannellini beans, coconut aminos, olive oil, fennel seeds, seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and salt to sausage like consistency.
  • To make Walnut Sausage Pizza: Preheat oven to 500 F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough into four pieces and roll out into thin ovals; place on baking sheets.
  • Spread two dough pieces with equal amounts pizza sauce, 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese and half of Walnut Sausage Crumble.
  • Spread remaining dough pieces with pesto, remaining cheese, remaining Walnut Sausage Crumble and tomatoes.
  • Bake 8 minutes, or until pizza edges are golden brown. Garnish with basil leaves and shaved Parmesan.


(Source: Family Features)