Vegan Pasta Pizza Bake Plant-Based Dinner Recipe
Vegan Pasta Pizza bake is cheesy, meaty, satisfying comfort food. It’s also easy to make and will keep your whole family full and happy! It’s vegan comfort food at its delicious best!
This tasty pasta pizza back comes together in just minutes using commonly available packaged foods and with some fresh vegetables thrown in as well.
Vegan Pasta Pizza Bake is Great for Family Dinners!
This is the perfect dish for family dinners. (Almost) everyone loves pasta. (Almost) everyone loves pizza. It’s hard to go wrong here! There are so many flavors, as many as you’d like to add.
I’ve made ours extra meaty with some Beyond Brats sliced on top as well as a blend of TVP and spices which is like a meaty crumble.
To make this, just mix a cup of dried TVP with some spices and boiling water and in just a few minutes you have a nice meaty mix to crumble over your pasta pizza.
I used 8 oz dry gluten-free pasta. Barilla brand elbows are what I used here. They’re available at my local grocery for a great price. Use what you like and what you have. Just spread out the cooked pasta in an 8″ x 8″ baking pan. For a thinner pasta pizza, use a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
Vegan Pasta Pizza Sauce!
Of course, a delicious pizza sauce is essential here! I used a 28 oz can of tomato sauce and added in some onion, garlic, basil, oregano, nutritional yeast, and, because I like my sauce a bit sweet, I also added a little bit of sugar. We had a French exchange student once who was absolutely horrified that I added sugar to spaghetti sauce so not everyone likes it. It’s fine to omit it if sugar isn’t your thing in sauces.
Once the pasta is spread out, just layer in the rest of the ingredients like a pizza. Spread the sauce on the top.
Sprinkle on your favorite vegan cheese shreds.
Add the prepared TVP and sliced Beyond Brats. Vegan lunch meats chopped up would be good on here, too.
And your choice of bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, olives, etc. I ended up making a couple of layers of toppings. I also added some capers because I love them!
Bake at 323 degrees F for about 20 minutes, until the meats start getting browned and the cheese is melted. Goes great with some garlic bread and a big, green salad!
Here’s the recipe below. It’s longer and looks way more complicated than it actually is! If you make it, I’d LOVE to see how it turned out! Post a pic on Instagram or Pinterest and tag Planted365!
Vegan Pasta Pizza Bake
Vegan Pasta Pizza bake is cheesy, meaty, satisfying comfort food. It's also easy to make and will keep your whole family full and happy! It's vegan comfort food at its delicious best!
In a medium bowl, mix the TVP, spices, and Better than Bouillon together and add the optional oil if desired. Pour the boiling water over the TVP and spices. Stir and set aside until needed later.
Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Set aside for later.
Pasta and Toppings
Cook pasta according to the package directions and then drain well.
Spread the cooked pasta in the bottom of an 8" x 8" baking dish. For a thinner pasta pizza, use a 9" x 13" baking dish.
Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the top of the pasta.
Slice the Beyond Brats about 1/8" thick.
Layer on the TVP crumbles, Beyond Brat slices, vegan cheese, and the rest of your chosen toppings.
Bake at 320 degrees F for about 20 minutes, or until the meats start turning brown and the cheese is melted.
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