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Vegan Pizza Bowl – Vegan Richa

overhead shot of a vegan pizza bowl topped with cashew mozzarella cheese and basil

Vegan Pizza Bowl – Vegan Richa

Try this fun easy meal prep recipe for Vegan Pizza Bowl with Quinoa, protein-packed Vegan Lentil Sausage Meat, fresh basil, roasted veggies, pizza sauce , cashew mozzarella sauce and healthy leafy greens. Gluten-free & soy-free option.

overhead shot of a vegan pizza bowl topped with cashew mozzarella cheese and basil

These Pizza Bowls are the ideal meal prep lunch for pizza lovers. Savory lentil sausage mix, fluffy quinoa, pan-roasted bell peppers and mushrooms, greens, fresh basil , chopped fresh tomatoes,and big old dollops of pizza sauce and homemade cashew mozzarella sauce. This is the lunch bowl of my dreams and if you like all things tomato and cheese, you will be all over it.

You can make all the components ahead and refrigerate. Then put them together as you like!l.  Make bowls, wraps, make a proper pizza, or add to pasta. You can mix and match! Use just the lentil sausage mix with pizza sauce for the pasta topped with some shredded vegan parm. Make quesadillas with the mushroom, peppers and cashew mozzarella and wraps with quinoa,basil, lentil mixture, any any of the roasted veggies. Don’t forget to add some pizza sauce in the wrap! Or make a pizza using my vegan pizza dough.

vegan pizza bowls being assembled with quinoa, veggies and lentil meat

I am one of those people that loves pizza and could have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And while I often resort to kneading a quick batch of my vegan pizza dough, I also try to curb those cravings in different ways. Because it’s all about balance and variety, right? I try to keep my pizza creations fun and interesting with recipes like pizza snack bites, pizza waffles, even pizza oatmeal! btw make those pizza waffles!

Today I am adding some Vegan Pizza Bowls to my pizza lover collection and let me tell you, these are divine.

overhead shot of vegan quinoa pizza bowls with lentil sausage meat topped with vegan mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce

All my favorite pizza toppings ( I like bell peppers and mushrooms) along with my favorite greens served over quinoa and lentil sausage meat!

Why you’ll love this Vegan Pizza Bowl

  • Packed with protein – 16 gm per serving from various sources – quinoa, lentils, cashews, veggies. Sprinkle in some hemp seeds to boost that even more
  • who doesn’t love pizza!
  • Many flavors and texture: I love the different textures going on here. Crisp, chewy, creamy, juicy.
  • Can be made ahead: make some components ahead so you can put together a quick meal when needed
  • Suitable for most diets- the bowl is Glutenfree. See recipe notes for soyfree Nutfree options
  • Everyday ingredients
  • Versatile components: use the various components to Make bowls, wraps, quesadilla, make a pizza, pasta.

More vegan bowl recipes:

Loaded Pizza Bowl

Try this fun easy meal prep recipe for Vegan Pizza Bowl with Quinoa, protein-packed Vegan Lentil Sausage Meat, roasted veggies, pizza sauce, cashew mozzarella sauce and healthy leafy greens. Gluten-free & soy-free option, Nutfree option

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time40 mins

Total Time50 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American, Italian

Keyword: vegan bowl recipes

Servings: 4

Calories: 319kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

For the lentil sausage mixture:

  • 15 ounce can of lentils washed and drained or 1 1/2 cups of cooked lentils
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce , use tamari for Glutenfree, coconut aminos for soyfree
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the cashew mozzarella sauce:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mellow miso or 2 teaspoon nutritional yeast optional (Use chickpea miso or use nutritional yeast for Soyfree)

For the other ingredients in the pizza bowl:

  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced mushrooms
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • oil as needed for roasting the peppers and mushrooms
  • 2 cups or more of crisp greens or spinach
  • chopped tomato as needed
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa or 1 1/4 cup of cooked quinoa or other grains of choice
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce (see notes for diy pizza sauce)

Instructions

  • Make the lentil sausage mix: Add all of the ingredients to a skillet over medium heat and mix well. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if the mixture is too dry and could cook until the spices and sauce cover the lentils completely and the mixture thickens a little bit. Taste and adjust the flavor and set aside.

  • Make the cashew sauce: drain the cashews then add to the blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until the mixture is creamy and thick.

  • You might have to blend it 2-3 times. Blend it for about 30 seconds then let it sit so that the cashews can continue to soak 4-5 minutes then blend again. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  • Roast up the veggies: Add the peppers and onions to a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of oil, some salt and pepper, and cook until they are slightly golden on some edges. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  • Then add the mushrooms to the same skillet. Add a teaspoon of oil, salt, and pepper as needed and then cook until the mushrooms are golden and then set aside.

  • Make the quinoa: If you haven’t made the quinoa yet, rinse the quinoa then add to a saucepan with 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the quinoa is fluffy, about 12-15 minutes.

  • Assemble the bowl: Add a good helping of the lentil sausage mix, the quinoa, the roasted veggies and mushrooms, greens, chopped tomatoes, then top it with dollops of pizza sauce and dollops of cashew mozzarella sauce.

  • Then sprinkle some chopped fresh basil and serve.Storage: Refrigerate components separately for upto 4 days.

Notes

To make your own pizza sauce, mix 1.5 tablespoon of tomato paste with 4 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, 1/4 teaspoon garlic, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and use.
Nut-free: Use my cheesy tofu sauce or cauliflower alfredo instead of cashew mozzarella cream
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Loaded Pizza Bowl

Amount Per Serving

Calories 319
Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Fat 10g15%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Sodium 698mg30%

Potassium 914mg26%

Carbohydrates 45g15%

Fiber 10g42%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 16g32%

Vitamin A 2917IU58%

Vitamin C 49mg59%

Calcium 76mg8%

Iron 6mg33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

vegan quinoa pizza bowls topped with vegan mozzarella cheese and marinara sauceIngredients:

  • lentils are the base of our vegan savory sausage meat. Soy sauce is added for saltiness and maple syrup for sweetness
  • no vegan sausage meat without this spice blend: crushed fennel seeds,  onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground sage,  dried thyme, black pepper, and cayenne! Perfection
  •  cooked quinoa or other grains of choice make these bowls filling and satisfying
  • The cashew mozzarella sauce is made from blended raw cashews, with some extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, salt and basil
  • miso or nutritional yeast lends the cashew mozzarella its cheesy flavor
  • I like to assemble the pizza bowl with sauteed sliced bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms
  • crisp greens or spinach are added to add some bulk to the bowls without packing on the starches.
  • fresh pizza toppings: chopped tomato and fresh basil, always!
  • pizza sauce –  use your favorite brand, or see notes to make your own

Tips:

  • To make your own pizza sauce, mix 1.5 tablespoon of tomato paste with 4 -5 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, 1/4 teaspoon garlic, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and use.
  • All of the components can be made in advance and stored in containers. Feel free to double the amount to have lunch for a couple of days.
  • Nut-free: Use my cheesy tofu sauce or cauliflower alfredo instead of cashew mozzarella cream

ingredients for making pizza bowls on a marble countertop

How to make Vegan Pizza Bowl:

If you haven’t made the quinoa yet, rinse the quinoa then add to a saucepan with 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the quinoa is fluffy, about 12-15 minutes.

vegan lentil meat being prepared in a skillet

Make the lentil sausage mix. Add all of the ingredients to a skillet over medium heat and mix well. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if the mixture is too dry and could cook until the spices and sauces cover the lentils completely and the mixture thickens a little bit. Taste and adjust the flavor and set aside.

vegan lentil meat in a frying pan

Make the cashew sauce: drain the cashews then add to the blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until the mixture is creamy and thick.

You might have to blend it 2-3 times. Blend it for about 30 seconds then let it sit so that the cashews can continue to soak 4-5 minutes then blend again. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

vegan cashew mozzarella sauce and pizza sauce in two bowls

Roast up the veggies: Add the peppers and onions to a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of oil, some salt and pepper, and cook until they are slightly golden on some edges. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

red bell peppers being sauteed in a frying pan

Then add the mushrooms to the same skillet. Add a teaspoon of oil, salt, and pepper as needed and then cook until the mushrooms are golden and then set aside.

mushrooms being sauteed in a frying pan

Assemble the bowl: Add a good helping of the lentil sausage mix, the quinoa, the roasted veggies and mushrooms, greens, chopped tomatoes, then top it with dollops of pizza sauce and dollops of the cashew mozzarella sauce.

Then sprinkle some chopped fresh basil and serve.

vegan pizza bowl being assembled

How to store

Refrigerate components separately in closed containers. Quinoa, roasted mushrooms and veggies, and lentil mixture will last upto 4 days. The sauces and chopped fresh veggies will last upto 3 days

vegan quinoa bowls with pizza toppings like marinara, tomatoes and vegan cashew sauce

 

 

 

Vegan Pizza Bowl

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Home Simple Vegan Plant-Based Recipes Vegan Pizza Bowl – Vegan Richa

Vegan Pizza Bowl – Vegan Richa

overhead shot of a vegan pizza bowl topped with cashew mozzarella cheese and basil

Vegan Pizza Bowl – Vegan Richa

Try this fun easy meal prep recipe for Vegan Pizza Bowl with Quinoa, protein-packed Vegan Lentil Sausage Meat, fresh basil, roasted veggies, pizza sauce , cashew mozzarella sauce and healthy leafy greens. Gluten-free & soy-free option.

overhead shot of a vegan pizza bowl topped with cashew mozzarella cheese and basil

These Pizza Bowls are the ideal meal prep lunch for pizza lovers. Savory lentil sausage mix, fluffy quinoa, pan-roasted bell peppers and mushrooms, greens, fresh basil , chopped fresh tomatoes,and big old dollops of pizza sauce and homemade cashew mozzarella sauce. This is the lunch bowl of my dreams and if you like all things tomato and cheese, you will be all over it.

You can make all the components ahead and refrigerate. Then put them together as you like!l.  Make bowls, wraps, make a proper pizza, or add to pasta. You can mix and match! Use just the lentil sausage mix with pizza sauce for the pasta topped with some shredded vegan parm. Make quesadillas with the mushroom, peppers and cashew mozzarella and wraps with quinoa,basil, lentil mixture, any any of the roasted veggies. Don’t forget to add some pizza sauce in the wrap! Or make a pizza using my vegan pizza dough.

vegan pizza bowls being assembled with quinoa, veggies and lentil meat

I am one of those people that loves pizza and could have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And while I often resort to kneading a quick batch of my vegan pizza dough, I also try to curb those cravings in different ways. Because it’s all about balance and variety, right? I try to keep my pizza creations fun and interesting with recipes like pizza snack bites, pizza waffles, even pizza oatmeal! btw make those pizza waffles!

Today I am adding some Vegan Pizza Bowls to my pizza lover collection and let me tell you, these are divine.

overhead shot of vegan quinoa pizza bowls with lentil sausage meat topped with vegan mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce

All my favorite pizza toppings ( I like bell peppers and mushrooms) along with my favorite greens served over quinoa and lentil sausage meat!

Why you’ll love this Vegan Pizza Bowl

  • Packed with protein – 16 gm per serving from various sources – quinoa, lentils, cashews, veggies. Sprinkle in some hemp seeds to boost that even more
  • who doesn’t love pizza!
  • Many flavors and texture: I love the different textures going on here. Crisp, chewy, creamy, juicy.
  • Can be made ahead: make some components ahead so you can put together a quick meal when needed
  • Suitable for most diets- the bowl is Glutenfree. See recipe notes for soyfree Nutfree options
  • Everyday ingredients
  • Versatile components: use the various components to Make bowls, wraps, quesadilla, make a pizza, pasta.

More vegan bowl recipes:

Loaded Pizza Bowl

Try this fun easy meal prep recipe for Vegan Pizza Bowl with Quinoa, protein-packed Vegan Lentil Sausage Meat, roasted veggies, pizza sauce, cashew mozzarella sauce and healthy leafy greens. Gluten-free & soy-free option, Nutfree option

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time40 mins

Total Time50 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American, Italian

Keyword: vegan bowl recipes

Servings: 4

Calories: 319kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

For the lentil sausage mixture:

  • 15 ounce can of lentils washed and drained or 1 1/2 cups of cooked lentils
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce , use tamari for Glutenfree, coconut aminos for soyfree
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the cashew mozzarella sauce:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mellow miso or 2 teaspoon nutritional yeast optional (Use chickpea miso or use nutritional yeast for Soyfree)

For the other ingredients in the pizza bowl:

  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced mushrooms
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • oil as needed for roasting the peppers and mushrooms
  • 2 cups or more of crisp greens or spinach
  • chopped tomato as needed
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked quinoa or 1 1/4 cup of cooked quinoa or other grains of choice
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce (see notes for diy pizza sauce)

Instructions

  • Make the lentil sausage mix: Add all of the ingredients to a skillet over medium heat and mix well. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if the mixture is too dry and could cook until the spices and sauce cover the lentils completely and the mixture thickens a little bit. Taste and adjust the flavor and set aside.

  • Make the cashew sauce: drain the cashews then add to the blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until the mixture is creamy and thick.

  • You might have to blend it 2-3 times. Blend it for about 30 seconds then let it sit so that the cashews can continue to soak 4-5 minutes then blend again. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  • Roast up the veggies: Add the peppers and onions to a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of oil, some salt and pepper, and cook until they are slightly golden on some edges. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  • Then add the mushrooms to the same skillet. Add a teaspoon of oil, salt, and pepper as needed and then cook until the mushrooms are golden and then set aside.

  • Make the quinoa: If you haven’t made the quinoa yet, rinse the quinoa then add to a saucepan with 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the quinoa is fluffy, about 12-15 minutes.

  • Assemble the bowl: Add a good helping of the lentil sausage mix, the quinoa, the roasted veggies and mushrooms, greens, chopped tomatoes, then top it with dollops of pizza sauce and dollops of cashew mozzarella sauce.

  • Then sprinkle some chopped fresh basil and serve.Storage: Refrigerate components separately for upto 4 days.

Notes

To make your own pizza sauce, mix 1.5 tablespoon of tomato paste with 4 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, 1/4 teaspoon garlic, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and use.
Nut-free: Use my cheesy tofu sauce or cauliflower alfredo instead of cashew mozzarella cream
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Loaded Pizza Bowl

Amount Per Serving

Calories 319
Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Fat 10g15%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Sodium 698mg30%

Potassium 914mg26%

Carbohydrates 45g15%

Fiber 10g42%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 16g32%

Vitamin A 2917IU58%

Vitamin C 49mg59%

Calcium 76mg8%

Iron 6mg33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

vegan quinoa pizza bowls topped with vegan mozzarella cheese and marinara sauceIngredients:

  • lentils are the base of our vegan savory sausage meat. Soy sauce is added for saltiness and maple syrup for sweetness
  • no vegan sausage meat without this spice blend: crushed fennel seeds,  onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground sage,  dried thyme, black pepper, and cayenne! Perfection
  •  cooked quinoa or other grains of choice make these bowls filling and satisfying
  • The cashew mozzarella sauce is made from blended raw cashews, with some extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, salt and basil
  • miso or nutritional yeast lends the cashew mozzarella its cheesy flavor
  • I like to assemble the pizza bowl with sauteed sliced bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms
  • crisp greens or spinach are added to add some bulk to the bowls without packing on the starches.
  • fresh pizza toppings: chopped tomato and fresh basil, always!
  • pizza sauce –  use your favorite brand, or see notes to make your own

Tips:

  • To make your own pizza sauce, mix 1.5 tablespoon of tomato paste with 4 -5 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, 1/4 teaspoon garlic, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and use.
  • All of the components can be made in advance and stored in containers. Feel free to double the amount to have lunch for a couple of days.
  • Nut-free: Use my cheesy tofu sauce or cauliflower alfredo instead of cashew mozzarella cream

ingredients for making pizza bowls on a marble countertop

How to make Vegan Pizza Bowl:

If you haven’t made the quinoa yet, rinse the quinoa then add to a saucepan with 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the quinoa is fluffy, about 12-15 minutes.

vegan lentil meat being prepared in a skillet

Make the lentil sausage mix. Add all of the ingredients to a skillet over medium heat and mix well. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if the mixture is too dry and could cook until the spices and sauces cover the lentils completely and the mixture thickens a little bit. Taste and adjust the flavor and set aside.

vegan lentil meat in a frying pan

Make the cashew sauce: drain the cashews then add to the blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until the mixture is creamy and thick.

You might have to blend it 2-3 times. Blend it for about 30 seconds then let it sit so that the cashews can continue to soak 4-5 minutes then blend again. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

vegan cashew mozzarella sauce and pizza sauce in two bowls

Roast up the veggies: Add the peppers and onions to a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of oil, some salt and pepper, and cook until they are slightly golden on some edges. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

red bell peppers being sauteed in a frying pan

Then add the mushrooms to the same skillet. Add a teaspoon of oil, salt, and pepper as needed and then cook until the mushrooms are golden and then set aside.

mushrooms being sauteed in a frying pan

Assemble the bowl: Add a good helping of the lentil sausage mix, the quinoa, the roasted veggies and mushrooms, greens, chopped tomatoes, then top it with dollops of pizza sauce and dollops of the cashew mozzarella sauce.

Then sprinkle some chopped fresh basil and serve.

vegan pizza bowl being assembled

How to store

Refrigerate components separately in closed containers. Quinoa, roasted mushrooms and veggies, and lentil mixture will last upto 4 days. The sauces and chopped fresh veggies will last upto 3 days

vegan quinoa bowls with pizza toppings like marinara, tomatoes and vegan cashew sauce

 

 

 

Vegan Pizza Bowl